Jersey Izakaya

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For a political fundraiser in New Jersey in 2009, I created an Izakaya-inspired menu of dishes that looked like traditional American bar food but had a Japanese flavor twist to them: think BLT steamed buns, chicken wings with soy and chilies, and wagyu sliders with curry ketchup.

Steamed Rice Buns with Pork Belly, Kewpie Dijon and Jersey Beefsteak Tomatoes
Oysters in Sparkling Sake and Yuzu Melon Gelee
Fluke Ceviche with Purple Peppers in Wonton Cups
Jersey Heirloom Tomato Salad with Seasoned Tofu and Sherry Vinaigrette
Griggstown Chicken Wings with Soy, Chilies and Sesame Seeds
American Wagyu Sliders with Curry Ketchup

Here’s a photo from the kitchen:

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