So Decadent!!!


So Flavorful


So Invigorating!


So Comforting!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Nabe Dinner

Yummy! I made a simple Chicken Nabe with Chicken, Chinese Okra, Green Gourd, Mushrooms, Onion, Carrots, Spinach, Konnyaku and Tofu Puffs. I ate it with a side order of rice and KimChee.
The Chinese Okra is actually a young Luffa (Yes, the kind you wash with!) It was good!
I made a Kabocha "cake" but it isnt done yet...

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Im Crazy!

I made another Hawaiian dish for dinner. LOCO MOCO. Its Hawaiian fast food.
Rice, a fried hamburger patty, gravy and a fried egg... YOU dress it up with ketchup, soy sauce or hot sauce. I used ketchup and soy and some pickled ginger juice (cause it needed an Asian touch) It was good, nice simple comfort food.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Strawberry Mochi Cake

I havent had anything inventive for dinner recently so I made a Strawberry Mochi Cake today in my silicone pan. Its Hawaiian. Its totally different then the Japanese Mochi candy as its lighter, but still somewhat dense and chewy.
Im making something with Flounder Tonight.
Eating a Japanese-Korean Fusion the past few days Ive shot down in weight (YAY) so I figured it was cause I only ate a TRUE serving of protein at mealtimes. Tonight Ill eat ONE fillet of flounder NOT the entire block, so Ill have leftovers for tomorrows breakfast or lunch.
Yesterday I ate an entire Rice Donut with redbean paste inside, YUM!
And Im still skinny so Ill have a nice slice of Mochi Cake tonight!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Hawaiian Night!

I dont have alot of time tonight as its Baseball Season, so I made "Chirashisubi"
A combo Chirashizushi bowl with Hawaiian Spam Musubi ingredients...

Recently, I purchased several cookbooks from Amazon:

"The Food and Cooking of Mexico, South America and the Caribbean : Explore the vibrant and exotic ingredients, techniques and culinary traditions, with ... recipes and over 1000 colour photographs"
Jane Milton; Hardcover

"Bento Boxes: Japanese Meals on the Go"
Naomi Kijima; Paperback

"The Kimchee Cookbook: Fiery Flavors and Cultural History of Korea's National Dish"
Kim Man-Jo; Hardcover

"Sushi American Style"
Tracy Griffith; Hardcover

"Classic Asian Cakes and Desserts (Learn to Cook)"
Periplus; Spiral-bound

"Easy Japanese Pickling in Five Minutes to One Day: 101 Full-Color Recipes for Authentic Tsukemono"
Seiko Ogawa; Paperback

"Japanese Home Cooking (Essential Asian Kitchen)"
Shunsuke Fukushima; Hardcover

"Favorite Brand Name Mexican Fiesta!"

"The Twinkies Cookbook: An Inventive and Unexpected Recipe Collection from Hostess"
Leo Gong; Hardcover

I purchased them all Cheap and USED... I still have a few more I want:
Top Secret Restaurant Recipes: Creating Kitchen Clones from America's Favorite Restaurant Chains by Todd Wilbur
Eating Korean : From Barbecue to Kimchi, Recipes from My Home
by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

As they come in Ill tell you what I think...

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I made Garlic Squid Rings with Hijiki Salad and Rice and Radish Kimchi.
All delicious!

Mochi! MMMMM!

This is all the Mochi I bought yesterday... From left to right...Korean Kinako, Korean Mungbean and Black Sesame Coated, regular Japanese Red Bean Stuffed and my FAVE Melon White An Stuffed!

Japanese Babyfood

I just thought you'd like to see these two pages of Japanese Babyfoods!
Interesting Flavors

Yesterdays Dinner

I bought pike mackeral at the Asian mart today, Im broiling it in Soy and Mirin and Japanese pepper. Took me 30 minutes to fillet and debone!
Me and my son bought Korean pastries at the Asian Mart bakery, I got a Rice ball donut stuffed with red bean paste, and he had mexican churros.
I LOVE that Rice donut! Chewy!

Heres the finished Bowl. Mackeral, Japanese rice w/ chopped scallion and soy sauce and a side of Takuan (Japanese daikon radish pickles)
IT WAS soooo GOOD!
All in all it only cost about $2.00 to make


My son had a tray of Kimbab, Korean Sushi w/Takuan and sesame oil seasoned spinach, egg and crab stick for lunch so he wanted American for dinner. This is Taro and Corn and Cheese Ice Cream, The Taro is wonderful but the other is weird. I didnt eat Ice Cream for dessert, I had yogurt and mochi instead...