Tag Archives: chicken

Japanese + Korean + Cupcakes

28 Feb

I ate really well yesterday. Good thing I stopped counting calories because I probably ate enough for a couple of days.

Breakfast: bowl of whole grain cheerios with 2% milk.

Lunch: Udon with homemade dashi stock (bonito flakes, dried fish, dashi granules, soy sauce, mirin, sugar), char siu (roast pork), poached egg, cabbage, naruto, nori, scallions, and ichimi togarashi (pepper flakes).
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Close up of raw egg goodness and cute naruto swirls:
udon bowl
During a 5 hour karaoke marathon at Duet 48: a large Calpico soju (yum!), a big bite of everything in the box of Buttercup Bake Shop goodies Wendy brought, a cookie (the momofuku ones I made). Click on photo to see what each cupcake is.
buttercup cupcakes
Dinner: Pocha 32 in Korea town: along with pictures below, jap chae, seafood pajun (that they hid tons of jalapenos in.. not good, way too spicy), and a sweet/savory rice cake stir fry.

Whole squid stuffed with spicy pork:
pork stuffed squid
The stew we always get with ramen, rice cakes, spam, sausage, tofu, veggies, cheese..
korean stew pocha
Garlic breaded chicken:
garlic breaded chicken

My poor, happy belly. =D

Edit: Totally forgot about the watermelon soju!
watermelon soju

New year = more bento? I hope..

19 Jan

Making and bringing bento boxes for me is my way of saving money, portioning my meals and getting to cook in my otherwise hectic life. My days usually either consists of working late hours or evening classes which mean I would either have to bring food, buy food (expensive near NYU and mostly unhealthy near work), or go hungry (not an option since I start feeling nauseated when I skip meals). Soooo, I hope to get back to bento-ing. If I remember to post them here, they’ll probably be just pictures and a description of what’s in the box.

Since it’s 2010, let’s keep count of each bento so I can be motivated to keep the number growing.

BENTO #1

bento #1
Bottom tier: mini egg tart, baked mochiko chicken (recipe by hapa bento), tonkatsu sauce in kitty.
Top tier: rice cooked with wasabi furikake, kimchi, chinese greens, enoki mushrooms.
Not shown: travel mug of chestnut green tea (lupicia), 6 white chocolate melts, 2 sweeties (clementines).

bento #1 top

Creamy Pesto Chicken Fettuccine

5 Mar

This was so yum. I made everything except the noodles from scratch because I was craving basil. Summer come already so I can grow my basil plants again!!

pesto pasta

Recipe:

1 lb fettuccine, cooked per package directions
1 lb chicken thighs or breasts, sliced to bite sized pieces
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 cloves garlic, minced
~1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
2 tsp AP flour (optional with cream)
1/2 tsp garlic sirracha sauce (optional, can sub. with red pepper flakes)
1 medium onion, sliced
~ 10 button mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste

1. With blender, blend basil, cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil to make pesto sauce.
2. With large pan, heat up ~ 1 tsp of olive oil or butter. Add chicken and brown. When chicken is ~80% cooked, add onions and mushrooms. Cook until onions turn translucent.
3. Mix cream with flour. Add pesto sauce, cream with flour and sirracha sauce to the chicken mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until sauce thickens.
4. Serve over hot fettuccine noodles.

pesto pasta macro

Apple Popovers and Chicken and Dumplings!

23 Oct

Yum Yum Yum. Both these dishes were quite yummy.

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I found another recipe I wanted to try using the ramekins. The recipe can be found here and was called Apple Souffle but these are not souffles, the texture is more like popovers. I was dubious if the recipe would actually work because there was no rising agent except for eggs but as they were cooking they popped up like popovers and then I realized what they really were! The only change I made was to add ~2 tsp granulated sugar to the batter to ensure it came out sweet. I made one of these without cinnamon because my dad dislikes cinnamon. And we didn’t eat them with extra sugar or maple syrup because I forgot about that step. They were good anyway.

The one in the back actually tipped over because it had the least batter. Apple popover-4878

The recipe is very easy. I highly recommend it but cook it right before you want to eat it because they deflated A LOT. These pretty popped up pictures are all right out of the oven.

Close up of the cinnamon-less one.
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The chicken and dumplings were made based on this recipe from allrecipes.com. I used about a pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Instead of cream of chicken, I used cream of mushroom. And I used 1 can of milk and half a can of chicken stock just because I didn’t have enough stock (I used the can as a measure). In addition to the onion and celery, I added some frozen mixed veggies (carrot, peas, and corn) and left out the celery seed because I don’t own any.

Very filling! Makes five very big bowls.
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Boring Bentos

29 Jul

More bentos made for today from leftovers. Pics are kinda sucky because it was dark already. =/

Rice with oven fried chicken drumstick (recipe will be posted later). Yogurt with craisins and banana slices. This was for my brother. Today’s his birthday! Will post the awesome cake later. You MUST see that post.
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Sister’s lunch of spaghetti and meatballs.
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Sister’s snack box of same yogurt and some sliced grapes.
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My simple box of spaghetti, a chocolate covered bananas and ovaltine doggy cookies (see recipe below).
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