Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Bottleshop

Wednesday, March 30
I am so happy that today is over. I had to speak in front of people at work. I love my job but sometimes I have to do something I am not good at. I know it's good to challenge but it stresses me out. Anyway, now it's time for beer! 

Chimay BBQ Cheddar Burger with Fries: $6.99 for happy hour. Burger was a bit burned though. But it's good location for my friends and me after work.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Salad for Lunch

Tuesday, March 29
My back hurts. Maybe I didn't go to Yoga at all last week. I am planning to go this evening after dinner. Hopefully it will help to make me feel better.

Salad: Mixed Green, Broccoli, Red Onion, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Ham

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Sauce

Monday, March 27
Monday again. As I decided last week, I made nice dinner for starting a new week. I had a good evening. I sat outside and had some appetizer with a glass of wine. 

Cheese, Olives, Dried Fig, Fried Mango

Asparagus with Bacon


Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Sauce

Monday, March 27, 2017

Family Sunday

Sunday, March 26
We had dad staying over last night. J made us breakfast and we went to North Park together. We had a great family time weekend.

Toasts, Baked Beans, Fried Egg, Bacon

Roast Beef Sub, Salad

Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Olives, Crackers

Stewed Pork Loin with Black Beans

Oyako Donburi

Friday, March 24
Yay, it's Friday. I had no plans this morning, but I got an invitation from my friend to hang out at her place. She has a nice patio. It's gonna be a great weekend starting!

Oyako Donburi: Oyako means parents and children. Oya = Chicken and Ko = Egg. I know it's kinda big meal for beakfast, but I am alway hungry! ha.

Chicken, Carrot, Hakusai Cabbage, Onion and Rice

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chicken Meatball Soup

Wednesday, March 22
I was going to Yoga after dinner, but it was nice out. So we made fire and had hot dogs!

Chicken, Daikon Radish, Carrot, Hakusai Cabbage on Rice

Chicken Meatball Soup: This meatball has ginger, tofu, green onion and chicken in fish broth. Japanese comfort food.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Buta Kimchi!

Tuesday, March 21
Spring is here! I put the car window down when I was on the way home. It's too nice to go to Yoga, so I took my dog for a walk to North Park. It was such a good evening.

Chicken, Broccoli, Leftovers, Black Rice Pilaf: Pilaf is from a box. It was expired, but I used anyway.

Buta Kimchi (pork and kimchi), Gyoza, Hakusai Cabbage: Yes, I have rice. I am still on a diet ... maybe. Ok, forget it. Spring is here. So I will be more active and it will help to be in a good shape, I hope.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pork Chop on Monday

Monday, March 20
arrggg, Monday again. I don't go to Yoga on Monday. So I decided to have good dinner on Monday. Then maybe it make me look forward to Monday a bit?

Chicken, Broccoli and leftovers

Crab Soup: Dad made it! I gave him a container of roasted pepper and tomato soup. He added crab meat in it. It tasted like crab bisque!

Pork Chop with Sauteed Mushroom and Onion, Carrot, Broccoli and Asparagus on the side: Of course, we opened a bottle of red wine. It's because it's Monday night! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Japanese Meal on Sunday

Sunday, March 19
J stayed in Seven Spring with his friends this weekend. He came back Sunday morning and he asked me to make something healthy for dinner. So I picked Japanese. I am not sure if they are very healthy, but at least we had veggies and less oil.

Teriyaki Fish, Japanese Omelette, Bokchoy, Nappa Cabbage with Tuna, Konnyaku & Daikon Radish, Potato & Celery & Carrot

Saturday Lunch

Saturday, March 18

Fried Rice: Fried rice or Yakisoba were my childhood's usual lunch on Saturday or Sunday. It's because it's easy to make and also my dad liked them. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Curry Teriyaki Chicken

Wednesday, March 15
I really wanted to go to Yoga after dinner, but I missed it. I will try to get up early on Saturday and take the 7:30 am class.

Curry Teriyaki Chicken, Miso Soup, Rice: It is new recipe for chicken. The sauce has curry powder, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and cooking sake. Yum.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Italian Night Club

Tuesday, March 14

Jimmy John's Italian Night Club: I just love this sub. It smells so good. I know I should not eat a whole hoagie but I can't help. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017


Sunday, March 12

Bacon, Beans, Eggs and Bread

Roast Beef Sandwich

Grilled Salmon, Veggies, Mac and Cheese

Dinner by Chef J

Saturday, March 11

Beef, Bokchoy, Rice

Dinner by Chef J
Crock Pot Beef Roast, Veggies, Mashed Potato: I can't appreciate enough that J cooks for us. They are very tasty. And imagine that dinner is ready when you get home after work. That's dream life! ... until you find 2 stalks of celery, 2 bags of carrot, 2 containers of mushrooms in the fridge. J, please check what we have in the fridge before going to a grocery store.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday Off

Friday, March 10
I was off today. It was such a productive day (just about food). See what I had.

Dashimaki (Japanese Egg Omelette), Bokchoy, Miso Soup, Rice: Actually, I did some prep last night for J's bento. But he didn't need it eventually. I had some extra good breakfast.

Lunch at K Asian Bistro
Lunch Bento Box $10: Its' really good deal. The meal was ok. I am not sure if I pick here to eat sushi, but I'd be happy to come back for lunch special.
Miso Soup and Salad: Salad is ok. Miso soup was not good at all.

Sashimi (Tuna, Salmon, Red Snapper), California Roll, Fried Chicken and Rice

Striped Bass, Surf Clam, Octopus: This is not a part of Lunch Bento. They were all right.

Glass Noodle Salad

Flounder with Bokchoy and Enoki Mushrooms


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sliders at OTB

Wednesday, March 8
I went to bike ride for International Women's day after work. It was a bit chilly and as I had 5 layers (lol), I could enjoy biking. It's been a while to be back on the bike. It reminded me how much I love to bike. Hopefully I can bike more often this year and I'd like to join pedal Pittsburgh.

Dinner at OTB
Slider Night Special!: There were 3 kinds, Wheelmill, Dirt Rug and Thick. I always order Thick but it's literally thick. So the slider was perfect size for me. I chose 2 Thicks and 1 Dirt Rug. I was not sure about peanuts butter on the burger but it was surprisingly good! The pickles worked really good too. I wanna come back for sliders night again. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oven Baked Omelette

Tuesday, March 8

Oven Baked Omelette: I usually use mozzarella cheese for the omelette, but I tried cheddar cheese this time. I bought a big bag of cheddar cheese at Costco on the other day for making broccoli cheddar soup and there's still tons of it I should use. Anyway it tasted good.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Taco Monday ... failed

Monday, March 6
Franklin Inn has Taco Monday. So I got home and had beer, then left for Franklin Inn just after 6pm. The bar was busy as usual. We just missed Happy Hour (4pm-6pm), but it's not big deal. Because we were there for $1 Tacos and Wings (I forgot the price). We ordered 3 Tacos and were just about asking about wings, then the bartender kindly asked me if we would like to wait til 7pm. Taco Monday Special starts at 7pm! We were too hungry, so we just order regular plate. Damn,

Dinner at Franklin Inn
Tacos (Hard): 3 ground beef tacos, pinto beans and black bean & corn salad on the side.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sunday Funday

Sunday, March 5
It was chilly in the morning but beautiful. So I took my dogs to North Park for a walk. I had to work yesterday, but it's the best way to start Sunday.

Shoyu Ramen: Perfect meal after walking in the cold day.

Cheese and Dry Fruits

Shrimp Cocktail, Olives, Homemade Pickles

Chicken Salad


Macaroni Salad

Steamed Clams

Birthday Party at Bistro Penn

Saturday, March 4
I went to Sharp Edge for my friend's birthday party. I had one of my favorite beer, Southern Tier 2X, but it was not a full pint! So disappointing. I know it has more alcohol than miller lite or whatever, but it cost kinda full pint price. So I had Stella Cidre after. 

Dinner at Sharp Edge
Create Your Own Combo: Roast Beef and Brie, Sweet Potato Fries - This combo is perfect. I mean a whole sandwich is usually too big. Well, still I can finish but you know I shouldn't. So I didn't need to feel guilty to finish the plate this time.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hinamatsuri 2017

Friday, March 3
It's Hinamatsuri, girls festival in Japan. As I had the day off, I cooked for this special occasion. I want to buy some decoration for Hinamatsuri when I visit Japan next time.

Egg Drop Udon: I was going to have a slice of pizza at costco, but it was too cold and I made udon noodle soup when I get back home. It was a great choice.

Hinamatsuri Dinner
Avocado and Shrimp


Steamed Clams

Sushi Cake: We eat Chirashi-zushi for Hinamatsuri and it seems like sushi cake is getting popular in Japan. As a first time, I think I did a good job.