Posted November 18th, 2008 in Food | 4 Comments »
Last weekend I gathered up my friends to my house for lunch. It’s just because I wanted to cook what I wanted to eat :p
People in this house (my partner’s family) does NOT eat any veges, they don’t even eat chopped spring onions in a soup noodle. (not good for their health!) On the other hand, I LOVE veges and I prefer it to meat. Well, I eat meat and seafood and everything but I can’t eat just meat, have to be with some veges: otherwise I don’t feel good:p
I made 2 kinds of salad, one is Asian Salad and another is Cajun Chicken Citrus Salad. I mixed grilled beef in the Asian Salad for my friend’s husband. (Guys always love meat)
Also some canapes and meatballs.
Asian Salad with Grilled Beef
Beef Balls with Tomato Dip
I realized that I didn’t take any photos of Chicken Salad!! (>0<) I thought I did… It was really nice one☆
<Meat Balls with Tomato Dip>
Saute chopped onion, garlic and carrots on a low heat. Add tined chopped tomato and simmer until it becomes dip-like consistency. Season. Mix through chopped herbs.
<Cajun Chicken Citrus Salad>
Mix green leaves with sliced red onion, cucumber etc… Add orange segments and sliced avocado. Grill chicken breast with cajun spice, and mix through to the salad. Season with orange juice, olive oil and salt & pepper.
Posted November 13th, 2008 in Food | 2 Comments »
The other day I went to my friend’s house after work. She had a yoga DVD which was sent by her dad from Japan, so we did bit of yoga (my first time!). It was pretty hard! I was sweating and it was really a good exercise!:)
Then I started to cook steak for us. When I told her “I’m cooking steak with ponz sauce” she dug her rice cooker out from the kitchen cabinet. Yes, we sometimes eat steak with rice in Japan!
We thought “umm we should make miso soup too”. So here is our dinner:)
Diced steak teishoku We diced the meat so that we can eat with chopsticks. The meat was nicely cooked to “medium” and the ponz sauce was delish. We grated daikon radish and place on top of the steak, then pour the ponz sauce over. Goes very well with rice, really.
Oh, by the way the rice was very very delicious!(>v<) Thanks to her (my friend) I enjoyed juicy, sweet Japanese rice. I can’t believe this cooker was just 990 yen. It’s on my shopping list now:)
Posted November 11th, 2008 in Eat out in Perth | 11 Comments »
In Perth Dim Sam (Yam Cha) is quite cheap if you compared with Japan. You can get full with just $10.00 ~ $15.00 (when you share with friends)! And the varieties are great. (maybe not so much if you compare with Hong Kong or China, of course):p
This Fried Squid is the item I ALWAYS eat at Dim Sam. I think this is everybody’s favorite:)
From top right to clockwise: Steamed Prawn Dumpling, Fried Squid, Ginger tripes (I love them too!), Steamed Sweet Corn and Prawn Dumpling.
I love steamed prawn dumplings:) So juicy … ☆☆☆
Ginger Tripes. As I wrote on my earlier post I love weird parts of meat and this is my favorite Dim Sum food along with Spear Ribs and Chcken Feet.
Finish the meal with Sesame Ball:)
Hey there is Japanese word “おいしい” (=delicious) on the plate
Posted November 9th, 2008 in Japan | 7 Comments »
My friend sent me a photo of very cute Bento box:) These characters are from Japanese cartoon called An-Pan-Man, and it’s very famous in Japan. The An-Pan-Man is not known here in Perth and Indonesia, I wonder why… I like the cartoon and the characters are very cute! I used to watch the cartoon on tv when I was little:)
This bento box was made by my friend. So cute (>v<)///
Just wanted to show the picture to you…