Monday, November 30, 2015


Dinner on November 29.

J ordered stone bowls for bibimbap. It was delivered when we just came back from the holiday getaway. We didn't have much stuff for bibimbap. So I used whatever I had in the fridge. On the side, we had seaweeds salad and shrimp. It looks pretty good, doesn't it?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Day After Thanksgiving

Dinner on November 27.

Appetizer - Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese and Cracker, Olives and Pickles, Pate

Prim Rib!

Mine is medium rare.

Thanksgiving in Ohiopyle!

Thanksgiving Meal on November 26.

When we decided to stay Thanksgiving weekend in that weekend, I thought we're going to skip turkey. However as J's friend joined us, we could have the Thanksgiving meal together. Thanks, Matt.




Brussels Sprout

Turkey White Meat

Turkey, Dark Meat

You Pick 2 at Panera

Lunch at Panera on November 25.

You Pick 2 ... Baked Potato Soup and Salad.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cod with Shredded Daikon Radish

Breakfast on November 23.

I had time this morning to make breakfast. Most of them are leftovers from last weekend though. Anyway it was good breakfast.

Saturday Night Alone

Dinner on November 21.

It sounds sad? No! I love it. TV is all mine! I can eat whatever I want.
Here's my dinner;

Kinpira Gobou (Burdock Root), Cauliflower with Tuna Salad, Spinach, Umeboshi (Pickled Plum) 

First Nabe This Season

Dinner on November 20.

It has been warm these days but finally it turned to cold morning today. Nabe season has come! Today's Nabe (Japanese hot pot meal) has Nappa Cabbage, Spinach, Mushrooms, Tofu, Shrimp and Codd

Served with Ponzu Sauce.

Dandan Noodle

Lunch on November 20.

I still had Chili from last weekend. I added the chili on Spicy Noodle.

First Oysters This Season!

Dinner at NOLA on the Square on November 19.

French Onion Soup - It was too salty for me.

Oysters - It was a bit early? But I am happy that oysters season has come.

Hear-Grilled Chicken and Dumpling - I usually don't eat chicken at restaurant. Because most of the time, they are chicken breast. But it was perfectly cooked at NOLA. It's juicy and not dry at all. Dumpling? It was bad. I had one bite and done.

Bourbon Street Short Ribs - The meat was very tender. The gravy tasted a bit light for me.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Dinner on November 18.

Steak, Rice and Broccoli

Broccoli Lasagna

Dinner on November 17.

Chef J made homemade pasta!

Birthday Party!

Dinner on November 14.

Happy Birthday, J! I didn't have enough time and energy to make a plan for a big party. So this is just casual. Without Sam's Club, I couldn't have the party... I made only chili.

Olives and Pickles

Cheese with Grapes



Shrimp Cocktail

Spinach Dip and Hummus

Chili and Corn Bread

Cake #1 from La Gourmandine

Cake #2 from La Gourmandine

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oven Baked Salmon Potato Gratin

Dinner on November 10.

Avocado, Broccoli and Shrimp Salad

Oven Baked Salmon Potatoes Gratin 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rice with Clam Juice

Dinner on November 9.

To cook rice, I used the clam juice. It was not as good as I expected. I also had steak with wasabi and soy sauce. The dinner was good.

Rice with Clam, Beef, Cauliflower, Miso Soup, Egg with Veggies

Spaghetti with Clam

Lunch on November 8.

This spaghetti with clam is the best in past 10 years. Chef J did a great job! I saved the juice/soup we got when we cooked the clam. I am looking forward to using for different meals.

NY Strip Steak

Dinner on November 8.


NY Strip Steak, Mash potatoes, Cauliflower, Carrot, Broccoli 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Industry Public House

Dinner at Industry Public House on November 7.

To be honest, Industry is not my favorite at all. But I had no energy to clean my place to invite my friends and it was too late to make a reservation a good restaurant. Actually, the sandwich I had was good.

Lucy Furnace - Portabella, Zucchini, Watercress, Chard, Onion

Japanese Breakfast

Breakfast on November 7.

Typical Japanese Breakfast; Rice, Miso Soup, Dashimaki (Japanese omelette), Ume (Pickled Sour Plum), Nori (Seaweed Sheet). 

Saba Teishoku

Dinner on November 6.

After the fancy steak dinner, I needed something simple. So I made Japanese. "Teishoku" means a meal set, a main dish comes with rice, miso soup and some other side dish.

T-Born Steak

Dinner on November 5.

Steak is weekend meal for me. But J was ready for grilling when I got home. So I had fancy dinner on Thursday. Thank you, Chef J.

Red Curry at Angkor

Lunch at Angkor on November 4.

I usually have green curry, but I tried red curry today. It says red curry is spicier than green one, but it was ok. I could handle it.

Lemon Grass Soup

Red Curry

Friday, November 6, 2015

Taco at Tako!

Dinner at Tako on November 3.

BYOG - Build Your Own Guacamole!

Beet Tostada

Al Pastor

Monday, November 2, 2015