I’m not dead :P

August 10, 2010

Just a short hiatus until I have some more time.. which is next week. Later.

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Tonight’s dinner #99 30-07-10

August 1, 2010

We went to some strange place that I never really noticed, even though I come by the street next to it at least once a  week.
It’s called 山形屋台村 <Yamagata yatai village>
It seemed quite busy and the only place that could have our numbers was some place that had gyouza, yakiniku, kushiyaki.. well.. normal stuff.
This 花餃子 <hanagyouza> seemed pretty interesting though. It was good, much better than my instant gyouzas.

Tonight’s dinner #98 29-07-10 & 31-07-10

July 30, 2010

肉じゃが <Nikujaga>
Made this with dashi again… so much better. I’ll never make this with plain water again. This time with Japanese beef which in overal is just as fat but it’s more spread out over the meat instead of strip of fat at the outer parts. Twice as expensive though…

Tonight’s dinner #97 28-07-10

July 30, 2010

Dinner at Coco’s, not to be confused with Coco ichibanya. It’s some kind of family restaurant. I had a small pizza and some snack mix consisting of karaage, sausage and fried potatoes. Was ok.

Tonight’s dinner #96 27-07-10

July 30, 2010

鶏の照り焼き Chicken Teriyaki
At first I wanted to use this chicken in yakisoba, but then I felt like eating it like this.
Used honey instead of sugar this time. It was really good…

Tonight’s dinner #95 26-07-10

July 28, 2010

焼きそば <yakisoba>
I actually accidently already finished eating this before I could make a picture… there is a first for everything I guess -_-;;
Nothing special about this one, pork, bean sprouts and cabbage. I forgot to turn on the rice cooker and ended up getting this at the supermarket. I think I like this with pork the best, though I can’t say I’ve experimented much. Maybe chicken next.
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=yakisoba&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1173&bih=803

Tonight’s dinner #94 25-07-10

July 26, 2010

餃子 <gyouza>
I found another brand of instant gyouza, “Top Valu” which is kind of the store brand of the chain of bigger supermarkets owned by Aeon. I like it! It’s half way between the generic super cheap and the more expensive ones that I don’t so much. And I also found the Aji no Moto one which I’ll be trying next week. Or maybe even this week.

Tonight’s dinner #93 23-07-10

July 26, 2010

焼肉 <yakiniku> at a local 牛角 <gyuukaku>, a yakiniku restaurant chain.
I still don’t know what piece of meat was what kind of body part but it’s all good.. I just couldn’t figure out how to barbecue cabbage though, it seems it’s either raw or black…
I didn’t like how the heat of the grill is kind of preset, and the only thing adjustable was the fan inside. It will make your meat done fast but it also means you need to pay more attention and turn fast…

Tonight’s dinner #92 22-07-10 24-07-10

July 25, 2010

肉じゃが <nikujaga>
Just normal nikujaga.. or so it seems. But this time it seems a lot more moistury, mushy. I’m not sure if it’s because I used dashi, but OMG what a difference it makes. It truly brings out the flavor of the other ingredients and makes everything so much tastier… How could I have not done before? It hardly takes any extra time or effort too… I wanna eat it again…

Tonight’s dinner #91 21-07-10

July 24, 2010

Pancakes with minced meat and onions.
Buckwheat porridge.
That doesn’t sound very Japanese.
It’s more east European actually…
Variety is good. I can’t say that I’ve really been varying the past few weeks…
It’s about time I tried making something new.