Every texture and morsel was...sublime. The goma tofu block (upper right corner) is actually made of sesame and arrowroot. I had my first taste of real wasabi, good stuff. Even the beans were sweet, creamy, just precious. The aesthetics alone were just breathtaking.
Before meal soup, simmering root vegetables and other beautiful things.
"In the Zen monastery, however, this fundamental activity of eating is considered necessary for the proper functioning of the mind and body, but never something to live for." Zen Cuisine pamphlet
Um..I live for this food! I was practically high from it.