Knowing that we would be well in the midst of cold weather in Michigan, we planned a long weekend in Disney to cure the winter blues and visit family who winter in Florida.
We took the opportunity to visit an Iron Chef Restaurant, Morimoto Asia. My husband and I remember watching the original Iron Chef from Japan dubbed over in English, Chef Morimoto was always awesome to watch there and on Iron Chef America.
The restaurant offers a variety of dishes that represent several Asian countries, on our last visit we had Peking Duck, which is delicious, and reminded me of when I enjoyed it in Beijing.
This time we started with a Spicy Salmon Roll and Toro (tuna) Tartare and our youngest had the Chicken Wings. (Note: he said the wings were really good, but that the sauce that was described as spicy in the menu was very mild.) I also tried the Morimotini with sake and vodka, it was a very nice cocktail.
For dinner, my husband selected the Ebi Chili, a stir fried jumbo shrimp with a chili sauce (wonderful heat, actually spicy for those of you who avoid it) and fried rice with a slow cooked egg that’s added at the table.
My son selected the duck ramen, the flavor was rich and delicious.
I selected a Korean dish, one that Chef Morimoto originally served to win an Iron Chef battle: Morimoto Buri-Bop. It is a rice dish served in a clay pot heated to 400F. When they bring the dish out the fish and egg yolk are raw.
They move the fish to the side of the bowl to give a light sear meanwhile they break the egg yolk over the hot hot rice.
Finally they toss the ingredients together.
It was amazing.
For dessert my husband and I split a 12- year Yamazaki; my son elected the Chocolate Cream and Crunch to be able to enjoy a tempura Oreo.
If you get the chance, enjoy!