Nobu drew from elements of a traditional Japanese breakfast for this donburi (rice bowl). Partially cooked salmon (Nobu is known for the technique) is flaked and seasoned with soy sauce, and eggs are scrambled soft with minced white onion, tomato juice, and sake. To serve, line the bowl with rice; then layer with the salmon, toasted nori, eggs, and then a garnish of toasted sesame seeds. (Nobu suggests a dollop of caviar or salmon roe.)
This dashi recipe is used to make Natto Soba and Grilled Salmon and Chilled Somen with Yuzu Sauce (pictured), courtesy of chef Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi's Noodles).
Reprinted with permission from Takashi's Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi with Harris Salat, copyright 2009. Published by Ten Speed Press.
Photo credit: Tyllie Barbosa 2009
This vegetarian take on sushi is bursting with shiitakes and soba noodles. Shredded cabbage brings cancer-fighting beta-carotene on board, while the nori -- sheets of dried seaweed -- supplies calcium, magnesium, and iron.