Sep 30, 2012


In the bento: steamed rice, sauteed green bean, pan-fried salmon, sauteed okra, sauted cabbage, sauted red pepper.

Sep 26, 2012


In the bento: steamed brown rice, pork belly with rice powder, steamed taro, sauteed cabbage, carrots sauteed with bacon.

Sep 25, 2012

Pork Belly Steamed with Rice Powder

It's a very traditional dish which uses the most humble ingredient but produces the most delicious flavor. And it is also one of the family staple dish always reminds me of home. Nowadays, I don't have to make the rice powder, or more correctly, the crushed rice. In most of the Asian grocery store, the pre-made powder is easy to get. All I did is to marinate the pork overnight with soy sauce, cooking wine and some spice, and steamed the meat the next day.


In the bento: rice powder steamed pork belly, sauteed cabbage, sauteed onion with egg, sauteed red pepper, steamed brown rice.

Sep 24, 2012


In the bento: sauteed bitte melon, sauteed red pepper, dumpling with shrimp and pork.

Sep 23, 2012


In the bento: sauteed shrimp, onion stir fried with egg, sauteed okra, braised pig feet, shiitake mushroom, sauteed green pepper, steamed brown rice.

Sep 20, 2012


In the bento: steamed brown rice, tamagoyaki, sauteed okra, lamb steak, sauteed cabbage with shiitake mushroom.


In the bento: steamed brown rice, sauteed pepper, sauteed cabbage with shiitake mushroom, pan-fried lamb steak, eggplant.

Sep 16, 2012


In the bento: leftover pasta from restaurant, sauteed cabbage, bitter melon, okra, potato with seaweed, braised shiitake mushroom, pan-fried miso salmon.

Sep 13, 2012


In the bento: orecchiette with carrot and fungus, sauteed potato with seaweed, pan-fried miso salmon, caramel onion with mushroom.

Sep 12, 2012


In the bento: stir-fried rice noodle, panfried salmon, sauteed cabbage, mushroom sauteed with shiitake mushroom, carrot sauteed with pepper, potato sauteed with seaweed.

Sep 10, 2012


In the bento: leftover carrot and shiitake mushroom rice, basil sauteed with eggplant, sauteed cabbage, steamed fish, braised pork belly, tempeh sauteed with bitter melon.

Sep 9, 2012

Braised Pork Belly

A staple dish from Shanghai, my sweetest memory of home. I have been craving this dish since I came to the States years ago. But I never manged to cook once like what sits in the memory. However, I was inspired by the blog "Anthropologist in the Kitchen" which has a video showing how to make another staple dish called sweet and sour rib. The principle is the same. So I tried again during the weekend of this mighty meat dish...And I nailed it. It was exactly what I have been craving for. I was so excited and bought more pork belly hope to make more.


In the bento: steamed rice with carrot and shiitake mushroom, sauteed bitter melon, steamed white fish, braised pork belly, sauteed cabbage.