Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Saba no Miso-ni

Dinner on April 29.
I got hungry for Japanese food. So I made Saba no Miso-ni (Mackerel with Miso-sauce).


Dinner on April 28.
I was going to eat out, but I decided to eat at home. Because I wanted to watch the Pens game.

Ossobuco - I usually use red wine, but I ran out cheap one. So I used beer and it worked.

Chicken salad and Peanuts sauce (leftover from Take-out Thai food on Friday)

Tomato and Cabbage Salad

Grilled Chicken

Dinner on April 27.
It's another beautiful Sunday. I got tomatoes from farmer's market ... it was not as good as I expected. But I enjoyed Sunday dinner under the sunshine.

Slow cooker Chicken Wing

Dinner on April 23.
I made chicken wings because it's Play Off! I used slow cooker and it made chicken too tender. It tasted good though.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Teriyaki Sword Fish

Dinner at home (lol) on April 22.
I made Teriyaki Sword Fish for someone stayed at home.


Dinner at Hofbrauhaus on April 22.
I had been hungry for sausages since I watched Food Paradise. I think it was almost one months ago. Anyway finally I made my stomach happy.
I had wheat beer, Hefe Weizen. I knew it but I prefer regular beer. So I had Premium Lager later. :)

Sauerkraut Balls - it was good for beer, but $8.99.... Isn't it overcharged? It is just cabbage and ham.

Hofbrauhaus Wurstlplatte - Yay. From left to right, grilled frankfurter, bratwurst, bierwurst. I liked bierwurst the best.

Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

Monday, April 21, 2014

Seafood BBQ

Dinner on April 20.
I had dinner with in-laws. It's not because of Easter. I don't have the holiday. I just had 3 days off and I thought it would nice to have family dinner on Sunday. So I got some seafood and grilled them. I didn't take a picture of the table (because I was busy to eat) but I also cooked corns and zucchini. I had a great time under the beautiful sunshine.

Romaine Lettuce Salad


Steak lunch.

Lunch on April 20.
I was going to Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage pancake) but I had a hungry guy who couldn't wait. So I made something easy. All I did was making steak and cut veggie. Easy and Tasty.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Salmon head

Dinner on April 18.
Japanese meal night. Grilled Salmon head, Turnip, Edamame and Rice

Mendoza Express

Lunch at Mendoza on April 17.
My favorite local Mexican restaurant. I like vegetarian menu usually, but I ordered the lunch set today.


Thursday Lunch Special - One Chicken Fajita, One small Burrito and choice of rice or beans

Mendoza Express

Friday, April 18, 2014

Play Off 2014!

Dinner on April 16.
Ready for the game. Hot dog and tater tots!


Dinner at Emporio on April 14.
I went to Emporio with my vegetarian friend. I eat meat. I mean I LOVE meat, but I stayed vegetarian style today. I had vegetarian ball with mushroom sauce and vegetable quinoa. I liked them. I would like to try different sauce next time.

Vegetarian - mushroom, white bean and cauliflower


Emporio - a meatball joint

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Moet Chandon in the beautiful evening.

Dinner on April 13.
The first summer day in Pittsbugh (Did we have spring??). To celebrate this beautiful weather, I had dinner outside. Moet Chandon is a bit too nice to open on the normal day, but it's not regualy Sunday. Cheers for sunshine. I was very happy and made big appetizer which goes good with Sparkling wine.  :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pork and Veggie Stir-Fry

Lunch on April 13.
Nothing special. Typical Sunday lunch.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Dinner on April 11.
Kilkenny, one of my favorite beer. I didn't think I could have this beer here in Pittsburgh. So when I saw the beer server at Harp and Fiddle, I was so excited. Food was ok. I ordered Shepards Pie and it was salty. But I will come back soon (maybe next week?) just for Kilkenny!
My dream beer server!

Look! Creamy foam!

Fish and Chips - It was huge.

Shepards Pie

Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Ilish Pub

Beautiful day at Jerome Bettis

Lunch at Jerome Bettis on April 10.
It was such a beautiful day and I definitely want have lunch outside. So I picked Jerome Bettis. It was around noon when I got there but nobody was outside. I took a table and ordered food. I thought more people might come out but I was the only one sat outside eventually. I felt bad for my server and left good tip for him.

Jerome's Hamburger - hmmmmmm. I won't order it again.

Jerome Bettis Grille 36

Friday, April 11, 2014


Dinner at Dish on April 9.
Pasta at dish is awesome ....the appetizers are mediocre. I had known it. I just wanted give another chance, I ordered soup. Ok, I was right. If I am hungry for appetizers, just order a plate of pasta, and have pasta for main dish too. What I wanna say is Pasta tastes good.

olive oil tastes really good!

Soup - Leek and Potato soup. Very mild and nice.

Pappardelle ai Funghi - Mushroom Pasta. The pasta has so flavorful. Three kinds of mushroom make good juice!

Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare - Seafood Pasta. I always like this pasta. I had red wine. I should have white wine. maybe next time!

Dish Osteria and Bar
(Reservations highly recommended!)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tori Syoga-Yaki - Gignger Chicken

Dinner on April 8.
Usually, we use thin sliced pork for this recipe but of course I have no ideas where I can get. So I cut chicken as thin as I could. For side, cooked nappa cabbage & mushreoom, onion & seaweed miso-soup and rice.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Red wine beef stew

Dinner on April 7.
One of easy and tasty recipes. Throw beef, onion or celery, CHEAP red wine and beef bouillon in Pressure pot. Cook 15 mins under pressure. Done.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grit and Grace

Dinner on April 6.
I went to Grit and Grace which is a sister restaurant of Spoon and BRGR. They have some $5 dimsum menu. I like the idea. The server walked around and we can grab some from the tray. They usually have 5 kinds and the dimsum menu is changed occasionally. After some dimsum plates, we had salad, grilled chicken and ramen. I liked the atomosphere. Def, Ill be back.
Dimdum : Salmon Tartar

Dimdum : Pork Belly

Dimsum : Cheese rissot ball
Roasted carrots, Edamame, Romain Salad

Chicken Thigh and Fried rice - The chicken is very crispy!

Duck Ramen - Don't expect original ramen. The broth tasted like Japanese soba noodle one. It was ok.

Grit & Grace

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Home made Pizza!

Dinner on April 5.
Pizza party at in-laws. I made Kale Salad. I brought some ingredients but I totally forgot about dried fig. I found rasins in the cabinet and it worked on the salad. And the main dish, Home made pizza! It was awesome. The dough is perfect salted and crispy. It's always nice to have family dinner.
Kale Salad

Mushroom Pizza

Dessert - Isn't it pretty?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pig's trotters

Dinner on April 4.
My collagen menu #3, Pig's trotters! It's cooked with soy sauce, vinegar, ginger and suger in the pressure pot. I have garlic chive fried rice and mushroom soup for side.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Gyoza Hamburger

Dinner on April 3.
Gyoza Hamburger! It has ground pork meat, cabbage, garlic chive and ginger. For side, rice and broccoli with oyster sauce. : )

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chicken with Onion Sauce

Dinner on April 2.
Chice with Onion sauce, Garlic Chive Miso-soup, Rice