Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Breaded deep-fry

Dinner on December 29.
After huge meals from Christmas week, I wanted have something simple like soup or salad. Look what I made! What was I thinking?? Breaded deep-fried shrimp, turkey (of course, leftover), red pepper and renkon (lotus root). I already know what my new year resolution is... Go on a DIET!

Korean oxtail soup

Lunch on December 29.
I got oxtail from mother-in-law. I made oxtail soup! It was the first time but I think I did a great job. Good broth and lots of collagen. I was happy until I found out that mother-in-law bought the oxtail for my dog... He is sweet. He must be happy to share his oxtail with me (I hope).
Anyway I liked the oxtail soup. I will make this soup often!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dinner with friends

Dinner on 27th.
I think I have been eating like a pig all week. It's a still holiday. Yes, let's eat and get drunk. (My body is so heavy)

Turkey pot pie

Crab cake


Tada--, these are what we drank.

Merry Christmas

Christmas meal on 26th.
We had Christmas meal on 26th because of our work schedule. It is blessed that we get together with family. Hope everyone had a great holiday.

Shrimp cocktail


Carrot ring

Mashed Potatoes



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chrismas Eve Dinner at Tamari

Dinner at Tamari on December 24.
From my experience, I know that I shouldn't eat out on Christmas Eve. Everywhere is busy. In fact, some of places were closed and I was too late to make a reservation. But I could squeezed in at Tamari because it was a bit early.
It's been a while since last time I went there. I am not a big fan of their fish but I like Robata food. I wanna come back someday soon for robata and beer.
Robata Sampler

Kale & Brussels

Mushroom Saute
Tamari Fried Rice

Asian Seabass


Sunday, December 22, 2013

What I ate this week.

I haven't updated my blog for a while, and I don't remember anymore when and what I ate. So just post pictures... You know, before Christmas. Everyone is busy, right? This is my excuse...
Curry soup with Samosa.

Beef Shank

Grilled Salmon, Mashrooms and Scramble Tofu

Tofu & Veggies Burger
Chicken with Veggies

Now I remember. Oven Baked Omlette on December 20.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Noodle Head

Lunch at Noodle Head on December 10.
I went to Noodle Head for lunch. Is it Thai food? It's different but I liked it. Pig wings! yummy! If I didn't need to go back to work, I must have had beer for sure. Oh, but Noodle Head doesn't have alcohol license. So make sure to bring your own booze!
Pig Wings 

Chang Mai Curry

Love Boat

Noodle Head

Friday, December 13, 2013

Saba Shioyaki

Dinner on December 11.
Saba Shioyaki (Spanish Mackerel), Cauliflower, Pumpkin with green beans, Spinach Miso-soup

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cooked Ocean Perch

Dinner on December 9.
Cooked Ocean Perch, Bok Choy & Mushroom stir-fry, Cauliflower, Pumpkin Miso-soup

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Lunch at Burgatory on December 9.
Yay, I finished Christmas shopping. I was going to have lunch at home, but I decided to treat myself. I read some good reviews about Burgatory, like best burger in town. It was good. I liked the chips. I don't think I come down Waterworks just for Burgatory, but I will be back when I come to shop around here.
Standard Delux 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Something good with good wine

Dinner on December 8.
I wanted to open a good wine. I was going to cook beef shank but I didn't have cheap wine for cooking. I had no idea what I would like to cook, but eventually I decided to cook pork loin. hmmmm, it's ok. Now I am hungry for beef shank.

Portobello mushrorm steak :)

Pork tomato sauce

Today's red wine

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Asian Day

Lunch and Dinner on December 7.
Pork and Veggies Stir-fry with almond for lunch

Tofu and Gyoza Jjigae for Dinner.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nine on Nine

Dinner at Nine on Nine on December 6.
It had been more than a year since dining here and I missed the risotto. So I  decided to go back prior to a Friday show. I made a reservation and the staff asked me if I would go to a show after that. It was nice for them. When I got there, it looked not busy in spite of Friday evening. I guessed it's because of crappy weather. It was lucky for me because I didn't have plenty of time till the show.
However the service was slow. I had to ask my bill when my entree was served. I know it's not nice but I didn't want to late.
Ok, about meal. Long story, short, I won't come back. So disappointing. The rissoto was good, but it came without the shaved truffles that I had asked for. They were brought out in a ramekin after I had eating 1/3 of the dish. My entree, snapper, was mediocre or less. The cod plate my husband ordered was under cook. People working there seemed nice and friendly, but I couldn't enjoy the meal at all.I still like the risotto but I don't think I will be back.

Risotto (see? where is my black truffles?)

Red Snapper

Nine on Nine

Friday, December 6, 2013

Baked Mac'n Cheese

Dinner on December 5.
Baked Mac'n Cheese. I think I made mac'n cheese last week. I bought a gallon of milk. I am sure I will make it again in a week. Anyway this week mac'n cheese has salmon, spinach and broccoli. Yum.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stir-fry with Rice

Dinner on December 3.
Did I have hamburger yesterday? I did defrost ground beef. Also I had bean sprouts and garlic chives in the fridge.... Ok, stir-fry. Easy and I can put whatever I want:)

Monday, December 2, 2013


Dinner at Tessaro's on November 30.
Last time I wen to Tessaro's, I didn't enjoy the hamburger much. Of course, it was good but it's not special. Today I enjoyed the hamburger a lot. Maybe I added BBQ sauce on my hamburger and I guess I like the simple one better. I was so happy that they had cauliflower to pick for my sides.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving meal on November 26.
Look my talented sister-in-law did on thanksgiving day. It's impressive. I'm glad that she picked quills instead of turkey. I know turkey is traditional but I'm not a big fan of it. Anyway I enjoyed the meal a lot! Thanks, sis.
Appetizer : Oyster, Canape, Cheese with dried tomato on spoon, crackers with caramerized onion and dip, scorns


Soup - I should have wipe the mess. lol.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi - It was rich. I think this is the best gnocchi ever!

Pear sorbet as a cleanser

Quill and veggies