Monday, November 10
So I started this blog in 2009 when I moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Woo, it has been 8 years!?
I think it's time to shift to a different form.
I created Instagram account, please follow and enjoy my food pics!
My intagram, JapaneseinPGH!
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Sunday, November 5
It was a cloudy, miserable day, but I think I had a good day. I went to North Park for a walk before raining, took a yoga lesson in the afternoon. We watched a movie at night and went to bed before 10 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
I had a party to go at 9 p.m. Yes, 9 p.m. It is too late for me to go out. So I planned to go out for dinner and see a movie before the party. It turned to a great night with my friends!
Dinner at Everyday Noodles
Five Spiced Egg-Plant
Shrimp, Pork and Vegetable Shao Mai
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Wednesday, November 2
I got a wisdom tooth out yesterday before going to work! Yes, BEFORE going to work. Fortunately, it was not bad. I took a pain killer and worked til 9 pm. I just avoided to eat food. All I had yesterday was just apple sauce. I am feeling like I lost 10 pounds. Anyway I went out for happy hour with my friends this evening. I had beer and soup just in case. But wings my friend ordered looked too good to say no. So tasty! I wanna come back soon just for wings.
Dinner at Domenico's
My beer and Three Cheese Onion Soup
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30
I was going to go to yoga in the evening, but I was too tire... or too lazy.
Chikuzen-ni, Egg, Flounder, Celery, Rice
Grilled Chicken, Steamed Cabbage and Carrots with Balsamic Dressing, Pasta - I love dark meat. I like fried chicken and wings. But if I can get good chicken, I think I like the grilled chicken the best!
Monday, October 30, 2017
Saturday, October 28
I have 3 days off since yesterday. I stayed at my parents' yesterday and relaxed. I came back home this morning and did some house hold. Mainly I just read books and relaxed. I love staycation.
Avocado and Shrimp
Chikuzen-ni (Carrot, Burdock, Konnyaku, Green Peas, Chicken)
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25
I fell asleep on the couch last night. I was very tired this morning. I almost went out for lunch but I made lunch today. Arrggg, it's still only Wednesday.
Brown Rice, Chcken Breast, Broccoli, Grapes - I guess I need more vegetables.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24
I had a dentist appointment in the city this morning. I still had a few hours before going to work, I took a walk on a trail by river. It was a bit chilly but I liked it!
Lunch at Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe
Lunch Express(Corned Beef Sandwich & Onion Soup) and French Fries
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sunday, October 22
I woke up early and it didn't seem like J would get up soon. So I made breakfast for myself. Well, nothing fancy but I enjoyed a quiet morning.
Nasu Tsukemono (Pickled Eggplant), Miso Soup, Rice - It could be perfect if we had an egg.
Kushi Katsu (Breaded Deep Fried Meals): Onion, Shrimp, Cod, Renkon(Lotus Root) - When all food was ready to be deep-fried, I realized that I didn't have enough oil. So I just sprinkle some oil on food and put them in oven. It worked! Note for myself: 375F for 30 minutes.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Saturday, October 23
J doesn't need dinner tonight, which means ... party time! Japanese Izakaya style, ready go!
Natto: J HATE it. Of course, I love it.
Ohitashi: Boiled Spinach with Dashi-Shoyu
Tori Bainiku-Ae: Boiled Chicken Breast with Pickled Plum
Hirame no Zuke: Marinated Flounder Sashimi
Nasu Asazuke: Pickled Eggplant
Tororo Soba: Cold Soba Noodle with Chinese Yam - My favorite!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20
It was such a productive day. I took for a walk with my dogs, quick bike ride in the morning and met my friend for lunch. It was gorgeous out. We enjoyed walking around in Lawrenceville.
Lunch at Bahn Mi & Ti
Bahn Mi "Xa Xiu": Pork Belly Sandwich - This is my first Bahn Mi. Now I am a big fan of Bahn Mi. Can't wait to go back!
Steamed Veggies: Carrot, Broccoli, Daikon Radish, Renkon (Lotus Root), Chinese Yum
Sashimi: Salmon and Flounder
Thursday, October 19
I am off tomorrow, so this is my Friday! I have to go back to work on Saturday though. Anyway, the unusual schedule will be over soon.
Chicken, Green Pepper, Mushroom, Cabbage with Egg, Rice: Leftovers from J's Bento.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wednesday, October 18
I am so losing to track days. Fist of all, I went out on Monday which I normally don't do. And I worked evening which I normally don't. I have another evening shift tomorrow and off on Friday. Anyway it's nice to be able to sleep in 3 days straight.
Leftovers from last night (Takikomi Gohan, Cabbage Salad, Burdock and Carrot), Egg
Apple Pie with Pawpaw Ice Cream
Okonomiyaki: I am from Kansai area in Japan. Of couse, I eat Okonomiyaki with Rice.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 17
My stomach had been screaming for tacos since last night. I had free lunch at work, but I decided to sneak out to have tacos. So good! No tacos no life! Ha!
Lunch at Mendoza Express
Saba Miso-ni, Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Pilaf), Burdock and Carrot, Cabbage Salad
Monday, October 16
After happy hour with my friends, I went to Franklin Inn for Taco Special Monday. But! they have changed the special menu! Now the taco special is on Tuesday. They still have wings special, so I ordered half dozen of wings for $5 and margarita.
Dinner at Franklin Inn
Monday, October 16, 2017
Sunday, October 15
As I finished most of households yesterday, I had free time in the afternoon. I went to Kaelin Farm Market to pick up a pumpkin. Soergel Orchard is a big one in Wexford. In fact, they are good but it is very busy on weekend right now. I just needed one pumpkin, so Kaelin Farm Market is good enough and also they have fresh groceries and yummy sandwiches. Anyway I made Jack-O'-Lantern before the Steelers game starts. We won, so it was a good Sunday!
Okonomiyaki (Cabbage Pancake)
Spring Roll, Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken), Cabbage Salad
Saturday, October 14
I worked all day today; cleaning house, kitchen and bathrooms, doing dishes and laundry. I was going to cook but it was too beautiful inside. So I asked J to grill hamburger. I wonder how many evening we can eat outside rest of this year. Yeah, we should enjoy outside dining whenever weather permits!
Shrimp Cocktail, Olive, Dried Fig, Cheese, Cracker
Hamburger, Baked Potato, Salad
Friday, October 14
I went to Loose Moose for fundraiser for South Hills Pet Rescue and Resort. Donate $10 and get drink special $2 you-call its all night. Also it has $4 for any kinds of sandwiches. Even it includes $10 donations, it was pretty good price. But I don't think I am going back. The whole pub smelt like cigarette. I guess it is smoker friendly. It's a great place for smokers but not for me.
Dinner at Loose Moose
Chicken Parmesan: This is only $4. Cheaper than fast food places!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12
As I had an errand to do in East Liberty, I decided to try a restaurant, Spork. Is it new? Since I moved to North Hills, I don't go to new places anymore. I enjoyed eating out and also there was a nice surprise. My old co-worker was working at the restaurant! It was so nice seeing him. Hopefully I'll see him again soon.
Dinner at Spork
Crostini: I liked it. I would like to try it at home. Goat Cheese, prosciutto, grilled peach on bread.
Straw & Hay: It tasted good but a bit too oily for me.
Choucroute: This is J's plate. At least, he enjoyed it.