Soft garlicky Chinese Savory Pancakes with Chinese chives, carrots, and shrimps for an afternoon snack or as a tasty side dish.
Delicious cooked dried ramen in a dashi and soy sauce broth topped with minced pork flavored with miso and pan fried gyoza.
Szechuan peppercorns are the outer pods of small, reddish brown aromatic prickly ash berries. It has a lemony scent and gives a slightly numb sensation in the mouth when too much is added to the food. It is one of the ingredients used in the Chinese five-spice powder and a great seasoning for pork, chicken,…
It was a fun weekend for the Ro-Ri family. That one extra day made a lot of difference. Three day weekends are really great! . I found some MSG-free gyoza at the Asian market and they are yummy! Home cooked dishes include brown sauce pork chops (recipe to follow) and some vegetable stir-fry. Ro-Taro and…
Super quick Plum Sauce Salmon with minimum prep work. Only 5 ingredients and less than 15 minutes to prepare. Delicious with a bowl of steamed rice.
This Kimchi Fried Rice is a delicious way to use up over-ripe kimchi and day old rice. Top with a fried egg for a tasty and satisfying meal.
Quick and easy Edamame Chicken Stir Fry in under 30 minutes. Perfect for weeknights and delicious served with steamed rice.
Yam/Taro Rice is a savory one-pot meal made with long grain rice, fluffy taro (a.k.a. yam), chicken, and Chinese sausage. It is deliciously satisfying.
Oden is the quintessential Japanese one pot simmered dish consisting of daikon radish, konnyaku, and fish cakes stewed in a light soy flavored dashi broth.
There is a little more variety in today’s bento box. As a treat for Ro-Taro and Ro-Jiro who love crunchy fried stuff, I bought a pack of fried chicken from the grocery store. Both were very appreciative of it. Not always healthy, but certainly very tasty! Ro-Ri’s kitchen is not big into deep fried goodies….
This Minced Pork and Dried Scallop Porridge is deliciously warm, tasty, and satisfying especially on a cold or rainy day. Very easy to prepare.
Steamed Tofu with Garlic Soy Dressing – a healthy and delicious side dish to go with rice. Only 12 minutes to prepare using the microwave.
We woke up to a temperature of -10F this morning. For such cold mornings, the family prefers something warm and soupy for breakfast. Not a typical US breakfast but a familiar and popular one where I grew up. I made the chicken broth last night but boiled the noodles in the morning.
This is my first bento of 2010 as it is time for kids and hubby to head back to school and work. What I call “regular” bentos are normally packed into glass containers in the evening and stored in the fridge. Fruit cups are prepared in the morning and everything is then put into insulated…
The weekends are sometimes more busy than the workweek. It’s normally a later start to the day followed by a leisurely breakfast. Then there will be the planned activities and all too soon, it’s time to prepare dinner. I normally try to make it very simple, unless I am really inspired. This was what I…