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    Japanese appetizer and US dessert

    I'm planning a new year dinner for a few friends, and I'm thinking of thematically going east to west (just like the new year itself). Would love some hints and tips for stuff I can make - and stuff that can be prepared so that only a fraction of the work needs to happen just before serving is of course easier to plan.

    For the starter I was thinking japanese (or possibly korean). Right now I'm thinking sushi or sashimi, but there must be other stuff too?

    For the dessert, I'm leaning towards some classic US dessert, but again - there must be more than apple pie. Please help me sort through all the stuff I find when gooling - what would you do?


    (in between, there will be a couple of other courses too, but there I know a bit more what I want).

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    in between, there will be a couple of other courses too, but there I know a bit more what I want).
    Knowing what you intend to cook in the middle would deffo help others help you?

    How many people are you cooking for?

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    Using italian lingo, the primo is yet undecided but probably middle eastern or mediterranean, and the secondo will most probably be an oven roasted roast beef.

    6-8 people.

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    As a non-US citizen: If you say US dessert, I think apple pie ... and cobblers, crumbles, crisps ... maybe because that stuff is just great?

    Korean... never discount serving some Japchae too... And since that means soaking some shiitake, you more or less automatically have a shiitake dashi laid out for you, which is easily turned into all kinds of soup (Miso soup? Jjigae?)

    Oh ok, misread your intention, forgot what i wrote here

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    All tips and recepie links are appreciated.

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    other US desserts: cheesecake (with cream cheese vs ricotta), chess pie, Mississippi mud pie, pecan pie...



    ...and the ever popular Betty Crocker boxed cake mix with canned frosting
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    New York cheese cake. Japanese pickles or korean kimshi

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    Go binge watch all the Good Eats episodes that are about dessert

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    Chawanmushi

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    serious: gomaae. could all be done ahead of time. form the wilted (and cooled) spinach with a ring mould, some dressing on top. simple. chawanmushi could be made in advance or even a la minute and is also quite simple.

    not serious: baked alaska for dessert LOL
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