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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).
udon bowl top
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

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Cupcakes!

10 Aug

cupcakes yingying

Yesterday was my good friend’s birthday so we celebrated by getting dimsum in Chinatown. I made her some cupcakes along with her gift because her invitations had cupcakes on them. Since she likes banana flavoring I made banana cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World but I used what ingredients I had on hand so they’re not vegan. I also bought new piping tips to make buttercream roses but it didn’t work. =( My buttercream was way too soft and it basically melted. So I kinda piped on some flat flowers instead. They’re not that pretty but hey I tried.

cupcakes yingying top

Someone also bought some vegan cupcakes for her (ironic because the birthday girl is not vegan or vegetarian). The cupcakes were from a bakery called Babycakes and they looked super cute. I loved the box. I wasn’t impressed with their cupcakes or frosting flavors or textures. It was so crumbly and more like a corn muffin! At least mine were light and fluffy and has real bananas.

Babycake cupcakes.
babycakes

Isn’t it so pretty though?
babycake

We ate at Golden Bridge Restaurant on Bowery St. The food was not impressive at all but the service was good.