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Hisato Nakahigashi

Hisato Nakahigashi, Miyamasou

Kyoto, Japan

“Cooking is our life, but it doesn’t have to be the life of every one of our customers. Our goal is not just to feed them well, but to enrich their lives with the feeling that the chef is thinking of them and what they want.”

A fourth-generation owner of Miyamasou, Hisato Nakahigashi runs the small ryokan, or inn, that serves travelers on their journey to the Daihizan Bujoji temple. Diners from around the world now make a different type of pilgrimage to taste the restaurant’s tsumikusa (freshly picked) cuisine. With modern methods learned from his time abroad, he cooks with extensive knowledge of the surrounding mountain woods.

Umami Soup, Miso-marinated Wagyu, Asparagus, Inaniwa Udon  (2015)

“In recent years, the Japanese concept of umami has spread and been widely appreciated all over the world. I have created this dish to share with you a variety of umami flavors that Japan has to offer.

“The soup, or dashi, is made of kelp, or konbu, and dried skipjack tuna, or katsuobushi. Combining the glutamic acid of the konbu and the inosinic acid of the katsuobushi, which are both umami substances, dashi is not simply 1+1=2, but each umami creates a synergetic effect, causing 1+1=∞. Dashi is also healthy, as it contains almost no calories.

“Accompanying the dashi is Inaniwa udon, a special type of Japanese udon noodle that adds a unique, smooth texture. The asparagus, which contains a large amount of umami called aspartic acid, has been julienned. It is topped with Wagyu beef marinated in miso-yuan. When beef is marinated in miso, its protein dissolves quickly, increasing the amount of amino acids of the beef and thus its umami. Miso also makes the flavorful beef more tender. We have completed the dish with yuzu, or Japanese citrus fruit, which gives the soup a refreshing flavor. In the winter, the dish can be served hot, and in the summer, it can be served cold.”

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