Monday, March 30, 2015

Stuffed Cabbage

Dinner on March 27.

I had been hungry for Stuffed Cabbages for a while and I made them at last. Hmmm, it was not as good as I expected. It needed more seasonings. I am still hungry for Stuffed Cabbages! I will try them again soon.

Spaghetti Napolitan

Lunch on March 27.

I had green peppers and bacon to use ... I was only one who needed lunch here. So Japanese Italian again! Ketchup Pasta! Whatever you say, I like it!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Oh Toro! lol - Fatty Tuna

Dinner on March 25.

I ordered Sushi Lover for 2 to go at Kiku. I usually order some pieces of Sashimi and Sushi, but I was so luck to order this meal. Look at the fatty tuna! Chu-Toro  & Oh-Tofo. It's such a good deal!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Niku Maki and Sunagimo! - Chicken Gizzard

Dinner on March 24.

I cooked Chicken Gizzard for me. I know it sounds gross. But it is pretty popular in Japan. Of course, J resisted to even just try. So I made Niku Maki (Veggies in rolled thin sliced beef) for him.

Niku Maki, Mushroom and Salad

Ta-da, Stir-fry Chicken Gizzard and Cucumber with Sesame Oil.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chirashi Zushi

Dinner on March 24.

Healthy? I am not sure but it's almost non oil meal. Chirasu Zushi (Vinegar flavored rice with vegetables), Asparagus(I used a bit mayo! oops), Cauliflower, Dashi Maki(Japanese Style Egg omelet), Miso Soup

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lamb curry

Lunch on March 22.

I had a big piece of leftover lamb neck meat. It was not that bad when I ate at the restaurant, but it smelled stronger next day. So I had it turn to curry. I added onion and cauliflower. It was good enough for lunch.

Root 174

Dinner at Root 174 on March 21.

I heard good about Root 174 and I could try it at last. I had a few appetizers to share and lamb for entree. It was good. But it's not special. I felt like it is one of good restaurants in Pittsburgh. I am not sure if I will come back. Don't get me wrong. If I live in Regent square, I would be back.

Black Caviar Caeser - The boiled egg was perfect cooked, medium rare.

Braised Octopus - If you like octopus, do NOT order this. It tasted good, but octopus was awful. I understand that it's difficult to get fresh octopus in Pittsburgh but If I were a chef, I wouldn't serve this quality of octopus to customers.

Braised Lamb Neck -  This meal is huge. Lamb is so rich. I couldn't finish at all. So I got a box to go ... you will see what it'll be turned out at home.

Root 174

Thick burger at OTB in South Side.

Lunch at OTB on March 20.

OTB season has come! They open a whole year, but I usually go there by bike. I missed Thick burger a lot! There are many good burgers in Pittsburgh, but My favorite is Thick burger here. I pressed the burger down before taking the picture but yes, it is thick. The menu describes it, Glazed in BBQ sauce and topped with melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and then stacked THICK with our black and tan battered onion rings. That's just like a heaven. The sides fries are also tasty. They have good beer selections too. Get hungry and thirsty!

Over the Bar Bicycle Cafe

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy Hour at Willow

Happy Hour at Willow on March 20.

I went to Willow for Happy Hour, 2 dollars Yuengling and Miller Lite, 2 dollars off for wine and cocktails. I got there at 5:30pm but the bar section was almost packed. I had Yuengling and flatbread. The dough was homemade and it was good.

Spicy Tuna Flatbread


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Aradaki (Simmered Fish Bone)

Dinner on March 16.

Fish is expensive in Pittsburgh. But Wholey sells fish bones. It's really cheap. I cooked the fish bone in the pot this time. Sometimes, I grill them. It's easy and simple ... if you like fish. Check it out the fish section when you go to Wholey next time.

Simmered Fish Bones, Rice with Ume (Pickled Sour Plum), Cauliflower, Miso Soup

Monday, March 16, 2015

Red Wine and Appetizer Night

Dinner on March 15.

I was going to have breaded deep fried pork for dinner, but as I got good cheese at Pittsburgh Public Market, I decided to have appetizer plates dinner. Also I got chicken liver at Wholey, I tried to make Chicken Liver Pate at first time. hmmm, it was ok. I used Maker's to make it, but I would like to try with white wine next time.

Pittsburgh Public Market in Strip

My Favorite Chicken Wings

Dinner at Inn on March 14.

I love wings. I can say that wings are my most favorite American food. I live in Pittsburgh and there are many good restaurants, but my favorite wings place is in Kittanning. Dry rub jumbo wings. Crunchy and juicy. 

2240 Freeport Road
Kittanning, PA 16201

Hamburger and Rice on the Side.

Dinner on March 13.

I like regular hamburger with buns, but I also like to eat the patty without buns. Of course, I need rice on the side.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Teriyaki Saba

Dinner on March 10.

Very Japanese!  Saba (Mackerel), Carrots with Black Sesame, Red Onion Salad, Miso Soup and Rice.

Pork and Veggeis with Oyster Sauce

Dinner on March 9.

Oyster Sauce Stir-fry with Rice.

Pittsburgh Salad

Dinner on March 8.

Grilled Chicken Pittsburgh Salad!

Chicken Wings at Buffalo Blues

Dinner at Buffalo Blues on March 7.

I heard Buffalo Blues was known as good wings, so I was so excited to try them. It was good but not special... Did I pick wrong flavor? It was Buffalo Blues which is sweet & mild BBQ flavor. I will try different flavor next time.

Wingman ($8) - 5 wings and fries!

Buffalo Blues

Monday, March 9, 2015

Neapolitan Spaghetti

Lunch on March 7.

I think Neapolitan Spaghetti was created in Japan. It's stir-fried spaghetti, vegetables and bacon or ham with Ketchup. It sounds like junk food, but I sometime get very hungry for this dish. I enjoyed my lunch a lot.

Sushi and Sashimi

Dinner on March 6.

I placed a take-out order at Kiku. It was good but Sushi and Sashimi is too expensive. I really wanna visit Japan just for food.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Steak and Mc & Blue Cheese

Dinner on March 5.

Salmon was supposed to be my dinner, but my starving-24/7 dog found it on the island and ate it all. So I had steak (yay). The mac & cheese is homemade fancy one. It has blue cheese. I enjoyed them with red wine.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SMOKE barbeque taqueria

Lunch at SMOKE barbeque taqueria in Lawrenceville on March 1.

I had heard about SMOKE barbeque taqueria in Homestead and wanted to go for a long time. Now the second place was opened in Lawrenceville. It is BYOB but there is Atlas Bottle Works next door. You can enjoy delicious tacos and good beer. I enjoyed everything I had. It's like fancy tacos. It's different from Medoza, but I like both.

Pork Taco

Pork and Beans Enchiladas

Mac and Cheese - This is something you should order for side. It looks small, but it's nice portion to share.

SMOKE barbeque taqueria
4115 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Monday, March 2, 2015

Everyday Noodles

Lunch at Everyday Noodles on February 28.

When I go to authentic Chinese restaurants, I would like to have some people with me. Because the servings are usually too big for myself or to share with two. Everyday Noodles is a good place to go by myself or with someone. And Everyday noodles has delicious pork soup dumplings. You have to be careful not to burn your tongue when you eat them. I go to Every Noodles for the dumplings. I always order them and try something new. I enjoyed the meal today and I can't wait to come back and eat more!

Pork Soup Dumplings

Shrimp, Pork and Vegetable Shao Mai

Dan Dan Noodles Szechuan Style

Taiwanese Style Pork Belly Slider

Everyday Noodles