Friday, November 10, 2017

Move to Instagram

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

Grilled Salmon and Japanese Side Menu

Monday, November 6
It's kind a very nice meal for Monday. I was just hungry. :)


Sunomono (Cucumber and Wakame Seaweed Salad)

Japanese Potato Salad

Red and Yellow Peppers

Dashimaki (Japanese Omelette)

Grilled Salmon

Monday, November 6, 2017

Potato Salad

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.

Peppers Salad

Potato Salad

Girls Night Out at Everyday Noodles

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


Friday, November 3
It was a long week. I guess the Tuesday event (pulling my wisdom tooth out) makes me that way. I just wanted to relax. We opened white wine for appetizer and enjoyed the homemade tomato sauce pasta.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day after a Wisdom Tooth Pulled Out

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

Simple Grilled Chicken

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

Japanese Dinner

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

Cabbage Salad

Chikuzen-ni (Carrot, Burdock, Konnyaku, Green Peas, Chicken)

Grilled Mackerel

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Healthy Bento

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

Lunch at Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe

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 Express(Corned Beef Sandwich & Onion Soup) and French Fries

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bibimbap Bento

Monday, October 23
Monday again. At least, I made good lunch. It's gonna be a crazy week.

Bibimbap: Namul of Cabbage, Carrot, Daikon Radish and Bean Sprout on Rice with Chicken

Monday, October 23, 2017

Kushi Katsu Sunday

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 Night Japanese Fever!

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

Bahn Mi!

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!

Ohitashi (Spinach)

Steamed Veggies: Carrot, Broccoli, Daikon Radish, Renkon (Lotus Root), Chinese Yum

Sashimi: Salmon and Flounder

This is My Friday!

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

What day it is?

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

Yay Tacos!

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

Chicken Tacos

Saba Miso-ni, Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Pilaf), Burdock and Carrot, Cabbage Salad

Monday Special at Franklin Inn

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
Hot Wings!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Favorite Meals All Day!

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 for Households

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

South Hills Pet Rescue and Resort at Loose Moose

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 Night Date

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.