Tomoko from Okawari at Prinzessinnengärten

The Prinzessinnengärten exist since the summer 2009, a project initiated by the Nomadisch Grün. This empty space in the middle of an urban area, Moritz Platz in Kreuzberg, has been transformed into an organic community, an urban garden where education and food meet.

After working in Tokyo, Tomoko Yamane moved to Berlin in 2009. She created Okawari, a catering service where her creativity is applied at its best: the Japanese finesse takes its form in the taste as well as in the beautiful presentation of the plates.
I have been one of the lucky ones to savour her delicious Bento boxes, which she delivers herself once a week.
Her cooking can be enjoyed at vernissages and events in Berlin. For more infos look at her website or register on her Facebook page.

Tomoko is part of the Prinzessinnengärten initiative. She cultivates Japanese vegetables and uses them in her recipes.
That night (still in summer!) she prepared a wonderful dinner: Vegetable chips (sweet potatoe, purple potatoe and beetroot); dress carrot, mizuna with creamy tofu and edame; garden vegetables, seaweed, sesame miso soup; garden salad with a ginger-honey dressing;  Japanese herbs onigiri (ball sushi) with grilled bio salmon in a yuzu-kosyo marinade . See for yourself…

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Tomoko from Okawari at Prinzessinnengärten