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Fusion Pasta: Fusion pasta combines culinary techniques and ingredients

from two or more countries to create a unique and interesting dish.
Problem There is a new restaurant due to open in Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The restaurant is owned by an Italian couple that have a passion for food across the world and have decided to combine their passions to create a new Fusion pasta menu for their opening in February 2011. They require 8 new dishes. Brief We propose to plan and create a fusion pasta dish that is a fusion of the flavors of Thai and Japanese food. The pasta dish will be aimed at foreigners that are working in Bangkok.

Interview: Where were you born? Paris, France Where have you lived? Beijing, China/ Tokyo, Japan/ Bangkok, Thailand Where do your parents come from? Japan Extended family comes from? Japan Favorite Food Sushi Stereotypical dish Sushi Flavors Sweet, Sour Carbohydrate Source Rice, Noodles Source in MLA format: Katsuno, Mari. Personal interview. 12 Dec. 2011. 3

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Different Japanese and Thai flavors Different Japanese and Thai ingredients Which ingredients can go together well with each other and pasta What type of pasta and sauce matches the ingredients Which ingredients are healthy What are the different types of pasta How to make pasta

Japanese Cuisine
Tonkatsu (Breaded Pork Cutlets)
Tonkatsu is a meal made of breaded, fried pork cutlets, shredded cabbage and Tonkatsu sauce. It is usually eaten with rice and miso soup. Main Ingredients Tonkatsu Sauce (Photo from the book A Cooks Journey to Japan, Bibliography listed in the bottom) Cabbage Pork Flour Eggs Sauce Ketchup Mustard

Salmon Teriyaki
Teriyaki sauce is used with a number of different fish and meats in Japan. To make salmon teriyaki you will have to marinate the salmon with the teriyaki sauce

Main Ingredients: Salmon

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Oil Salmon fillets Teriyaki Sauce Soy sauce Sugar Rice wine

Sushi is made from cooked vinegar rice called Shari combined with other ingredients. Other ingredients usually include seafood, seaweed, and vegetables. However, sushi may also include other ingredients such as eggs. It is then eaten with shoyu or soy sauce and wasabi, a paste made from the grated root of the Wasabia japonica plant. Main ingredients: Rice Vinegar Seafood (such as fishes, squids and shrimps) Vegetables (such as cucumber and avocado) Seaweed

Condiments: Shoyu sauce Wasabi

Tempura is a dish of seafood or vegetables that have been battered and deep fried. It is eaten with a dipping sauce made from mirin (rice wine) and soy sauce and then mixed with radish.

Main Ingredients mages/recipes/nb/2008/0 Seafood 8/20299.jpg Vegetables

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Vegetable Oil Egg Flour

Sauce Soy sauce Rice wine Radish

Takoyaki means fried or grilled octopus. It is a ball-shaped dumpling filled with diced octopus and other ingredients such as tempura scraps, ginger and green onion. It is then brushed with Takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise. Then topped with green laver and dried bonito. Main Ingredients Octopus Flour Eggs Onions Tempura scraps Ginger Dried bonito Green laver

Sauce Takoyaki sauce Mayonnaise

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Miso Soup
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup made from a stock called Dashi that is mixed into a miso paste. Other ingredients are added depending on regional recipes or personal preference. Other ingredients include vegetables, seaweed and tofu. Main Ingredients Miso Vegetables Tofu

Feldner, Sarah Marx. A Cook's Journey to Japan: Fish Tales and Rice Paddies : 100 Homestyle Recipes from Japanese Kitchens. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Pub., 2010. Print. Kosaki, Takayuki, Walter Wagner, and Wendy Hutton. The Food of Japan: Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Rising Sun. Boston, MA: Periplus Editions, 1998. Print. "Sushi Recipe -" Recipes, Recipes and Recipes - Taste. Web. 10 Jan. 2012. <>. " Recipes - Takoyaki (octopus Balls)." Welcome to Web. 10 Jan. 2012. <>. "Tempura Recipe -" Recipes, Recipes and Recipes - Taste. Web. 10 Jan. 2012. <>. Yanagita, Haruko. "Miso Soup." Look at Japan. 7 Dec. 2011. Web. 10 Jan. 2012. <>.

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Main ingredients Rice

There are a lot of mountains so that there is a lot of water in the land. This makes the place suitable for growing rice. Japan is also near China. Rice originally came from China and Japan is near China. Most places in Asia are also suitable for growing rice because of the climate.

Japan surrounded by the Ocean so there are a lot of places to get seafood. The main type of seafood that Japanese people eat is fish but they also eat octopus, crabs, shrimps and seaweed.

Soybean is an important ingredient in Japanese cuisine because it is used in many dishes. It is used in soy sauce, tofu, soy milk, and miso. Soybeans are healthy and good for your body. It contains a lot of proteins and not a lot of fat.

It can also be grown in the Japanese climate and geographical location. It can also be used as a substitute for meat and other proteins source. Soybeans also contain nutrients like fibers, carbohydrates, calcium and vitamins.

MLA Bibliography:
"Japanese Food." Japanese Food. Web. 15 Jan. 2012. <>.

Y8 Fusion Pasta Investigation "Back to Japanese Basics: The Essential Staples of a Japanese Pantry | Just Hungry." Just Hungry | Japanese Food! Authentic, Mostly Healthy Japanese Recipes for Everyone. 9 Aug. 2006. Web. 15 Jan. 2012. <>. "Japanese Dishes." - Japan Travel and Living Guide. 30 May 2008. Web. 15 Jan. 2012. <>. "Soy Beans." The World's Healthiest Foods. Web. 20 Jan. 2012. <>.

Different Types of Pastas Spaghetti

Originally spaghetti came from southern Italy during the 12th century. It then spread to the whole of Italy and became a common Italian dish. Spaghetti is a long, thin and cylindrical pasta. It is traditionally about 50cm long but now the sizes are about 25cm so that it is easy to prepare and store.

Spaghetti is usually served with tomato sauce and may contain herbs such as oregano and basil, olive oil, meat or vegetables. Other spaghetti preparations may include Bolognese sauce, Alfredo and carbonara. Grated cheese is often added and it is also sometimes served with chili.

Penne is a type of pasta with cylinder-shaped pieces. It originates from Italy, with the word penne being a plural form of the Italian word penna, deriving from the Latin penna meaning feather or quill. Penne is made hollow so that the inside part can be used to hold sauce. It is usually eaten in a salad or a pasta sauce.

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Farfalle is Italian pasta commonly known as bow-tie pasta. The name is from the Italian word farfalle meaning butterfly. The letter e at the end of the word is an Italian plural ending making the meaning of farfalle butterflies. Farfalle originates from the Lombardi and Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy during the 16th century.

Farfalle is best suited with cream and tomato dish.

Linguine is a form of Italian pasta that is flat like fettuccine and trenette and is wider than spaghetti. It is seasoned and eaten with similar sauces as spaghetti. Linguine is often served with either seafood or pesto sauce.

Ravioli is a type of Italian pasta. It is a squareshape with the inside bit filled with an ingredient. The inside is usually filled with meats such as beef and vegetables such as tomato or spinach. It is then eaten with a sauce such as cream sauce or tomato sauce.

How to Prepare: For all pasta (except ravioli):


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First we mix eggs with the pasta dough. We then form the dough together into a ball. If the pasta is to dry add water, if it is too wet add more flour. Then we knead the dough into a ball. Cover the balls and leave them for about 15-20 minutes. You then flatten the pasta to make it thinner. Using a pasta machine or a rolling pin we make then dough very thin and long. After you get the desired thickness you cut into the strips of pasta. (If you want to make farfalle you have to fold them into bow shapes). Then you boil the pasta for 5-10 minutes. After that you can add sauce and eat it. The whole procedure will take about 1 hour. Ravioli To make ravioli we make pasta dough similar to other Italian pastas. The difference is that we cut circular holes in the dough to put in our filling. Then we put another layer on top and cover the filling up. We cut the dough into square shapes. We then boil it for about 5-10 minutes. After that we eat it with a sauce such as tomato or cream sauce. Similarities Most pasta types are made from similar recipes. The only difference is that at the end before we boil the dough, we cut and make different shapes. Also pasta is usually made so that it is easy to eat. Pieces like penne, macaroni, farfalle and ravioli are bite-size pieces. Also types like spaghetti and linguine are in long strips because when the dough is made we can use all of the dough if we make it in strips.

Bibliography in MLA format:

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Fusion Salad Reflection

Today in Food Technology my partner Mari and I made a fusion salad. Our task is to make a salad that combines the ingredients and cooking techniques of both Japanese and Thai cuisine. For the salad vegetable we decided to use normal vegetables such as lettuce because it works well with both cuisines. To make it Thai we decided to add tomato, cucumber and chilli. To make it Japanese we decided to add Japanese salad dressing, raw tuna, raw salmon and tofu. The dish came out very successful and very tasty. We all brought our ingredients and we made the dish in time. My classmates also liked the taste of the salad. One thing that we couldve done differently is to add fewer ingredients. We added to much vegetables and fish. It made the dish look overloaded and too messy. But however, overall the salad was a very good success and came out very good.

Most be a fusion pasta Japanese and Thai flavours and ingredients The flavours of the dishes should be balanced Most use ingredients available in Bangkok Most use Italian pasta - spaghetti Must take less than 60 minutes to make Must be possible to make Must use more than one ingredient from each country Must be enjoyed by the target audience The portion must be for the target audience Must be attractive

1 2 3 4 5 Questions Do the flavours fuse together well? Does the dish look attractive? Does any flavour over power other flavours? Is the portion size appropriate? Any improvements? Scale 1-10 Comment


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