Saturday, 28 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Today, I boiled 4 of huge bunches of spinach.
It looked huge when I bought them but after boiling them, it became really tiny.
This is one quater of the huge bunches of spinach. ↓
Can you believe it??
Boiled spinach with sesame sauce
Recipe for 4
*spinach 4 bunches
*Japanese noodle soup sauce (mentsuyu)2-3 table spoons
*grinded sesame 1 small package
~if you do not have mentsuyu, you can substitute it with soya sauce and mirin (Japanese sweet sake, 2 table spoons each)~
1. wash the spinach carefully, wash off sand
2. cut them into eatable pieces and boil them till they become soft
3. Once become soft, take them out and pour cold water on them.
4. squeeze out water out of the spinach (make sure you take little bit of spinach and squeeze them tightly so that there is almost any water left inside of the spinach)
5. marinate the spinach with 2-3 table spoons of men tsuyu and grinded sesame
It is hard to eat a lot of veggies when it is raw (ex. salad) but it becomes so much easier once we boil them.
Kent pumpkin is really sweet. so usually you don't need to put suger at all.
*a quater of kent pumplin
*2 table spoons of soya sauce
*1/2 package of bonito soup stock
*2 cups of water
1. cut the pumpkin into eatable sizes and wash them.
2. put all the ingredients in the pot and boil them with mid-low fire till pumplin absorbs all the sauce.
Chinese cabbage and pork in bonito soup recipe
*minced pork (100g)
*small chinese cabbage (half)
*bonito soup stock (1/2 package)
*men tsuyu (2 table spoons)
*soya sauce (1 table spoon)
After washing and cutting the chinese cabbage into eatable sizes, put all the ingredients into a pot and cook the with low fire.
Sunday, 22 August 2010
*Miso mayo eggplant
*radish & pork soup
*peanuts sauce chicken
*tofu and cabbaage in soup
I thought there were some carrots left in the fridge!
But... what I thought carrots were actually oranges....
Miso mayo eggplant Recipe
*eggplants - half (if you are using the huge one which we often see in Australia) or 2 (if you are using small ones which we always use in Asia)
*garlic (2 pieces)
*miso (2 table spoons)
*mayonaise (2 table spoons)
*sesame oil (1 table spoon)
1. cut the eggplants into thin and small pieces, leave them in a bowl of water for a while.
2. cut the garlic into tiny pieces.
3. heat up a pan with some sesame oil, fry the garlic. Take the eggplants out of the water and fry them together with the garlic.
4. put the mayonaise and miso in the pan. cook them till the eggplants become soft. Blend the sauce with the eggplants well.
It was a steam day. There are many cute steam traisn on the street.
Tug-of-war with the steam train ↓
the steam train
There was a tiny steam train like this as well!
Monday, 9 August 2010
She (Oiran) is like... Geisha but the most intellegent one. The best at dancing and singing.