Oct 7, 2013


In the bento: rice with carrot, sauteed broccoli, ginger pork rib, miso egg, garlicky mashed potato.

Oct 4, 2013


In the bento: rice with black sticky rice, sauteed green pepper and cauliflower, ginger pork rib.


In the bento: rice with carrot, sauteed broccoli and cauliflower, pan-seared pork rib.

Sep 24, 2013

Sep 17, 2013


In the bento: millet cooked with rice, sauteed snow pea with cabbage, braised drumstick.


In the bento: black sticky rice, sauteed snow pea, bacon sauteed with cabbage, sichuan pepper braised drumstick.


In the bento: turmeric rice, braised drumstick, broccoli, sauteed eggplant.

Sep 9, 2013


In the bento: rice+black sticky rice, pan-sealed rib, cabbage sauteed with bacon, stir fried snow pea, sauteed eggplant.


In the bento: rice with carrot and mushroom, sauteed green pepper with sliced potato, sauteed eggplant, broccoli.


In the bento: rice, sauteed eggplant, broccoli, bacon with caramelized onion.

Aug 23, 2013


In the bento: carrot rice with bacon, sauteed green pepper and potato, miso marinated egg, Sichuan pepper drumstick.

Aug 19, 2013


In the bento: rice with millet, roasted drumstick with sichuan pepper, sauteed cabbage, roasted potato.


In the bento: rice with carrot and shiitake mushroom, sauteed cabbage, sauteed banana pepper, herbed swai fillet.

Jun 17, 2013


In the bento: rice with salmon bits, sauteed bitter melon, red pepper, sauteed Italian eggplant with cauliflower and oyster mushroom.


In the bento: rice with black sticky rice, sauteed red pepper, king oyster mushroom, zucchini, salmon bits.

Jun 13, 2013


In the bento: salmon bit with rice, sauteed red pepper, green bean, zucchini, braised pig feet, shiitake mushroom.

May 19, 2013


In the bento: rice with carrot and cilantro, cabbage sauteed with bacon, braised pig feet, sauteed summer squash with mushroom, sauteed red pepper.

May 15, 2013


In the bento: black sticky rice with regular rice, sauteed gobo with carrots, chicken thigh, sauteed cabbage with black fungus, sauteed red pepper.

May 14, 2013


In the bento: turmeric rice cooked in coconut milk, sauteed red pepper with mushroom,  sauteed carrot with cabbage, braised pig feet.


In the bento: turmeric rice with coconut milk, braised pig feet, shiitake mushroom, chicken thigh, broccoli, sauteed gobo with carrot.

May 8, 2013


In the bento: rice with millet, sauteed yellow pepper, broccoli, steamed pompano, braised chicken and shiitake mushroom.

May 7, 2013


In the bento: black sticky rice+ rice, sauteed gobo, broccoli, shiitake mushroom with yellow pepper, braised beef shank.

May 6, 2013


In the bento: rice, sauteed burdock root (gobo), sauteed bitter melon with bacon, steamed pompano, broccoli.


In the bento: rice, sauteed burdock root (gobo) with carrot, braised chicken and shiitake mushroom, steamed pompano, sauteed bitter melon with bacon.


In the bento: rice with carrot and cilantro, sauteed cabbage, asparagus, pan-fried zucchini, miso egg.


In the bento: rice, sauteed asparagus, pan-fried swai fillet, broccoli, miso egg.


In the bento: rice with carrot and cilantro, sauteed okra, broccoli, cabbage, salmon bits.

Apr 23, 2013


In the bento: rice with cilantro and salmon bits, sauteed broccoli, asparagus, cabbage, shrimps.


In the bento: rice with salmon bits, sauteed broccoli and zucchini, shrimps, miso marinated egg.

Apr 4, 2013


In the bento: rice, sauteed asparagus with red pepper and bacon, pan-fried swai.

Apr 3, 2013


In the bento: rice with black sticky rice, sauteed cabbage, pan-fried salmon, sauteed asparagus with red pepper.


In the bento: rice with salmon bits, carrot sauteed with cabbage, pan-fried swai, sauteed asparagus.

Apr 1, 2013


In the bento: rice cooked with king oyster mushroom, sauteed carrot, red pepper, pan fried swai fillet, cabbage sauteed with king oyster mushroom.


In the bento: rice with salmon bits, sauteed asparagus, red pepper, shrimps, miso egg.

Mar 25, 2013


In the bento: rice with carrot, sauteed daikon, okra, shrimp  lettuce stem, braised pig tongue.

Mar 24, 2013

Homemade Dulce-de-Leche

I have been long wanting to make dulce-de-leche, but either didn't have enough milk, or didn't have time to do it. When I finally got to make this, the product came out wrong because I changed the recipe myself. I was wondering a bit baking soda will do the work since the original recipe calls for 1/8 tsp of it. I didn't realize I was wrong until the milk was thickened to the end but the color of it was still pale white.  It didn't affect the taste, however, for a perfect dulce-de-leche (the picture underneath), I will make it again.


In the bento: carrot with rice, sauteed asparagus with king oyster mushroom, braised pig tongue, sauteed cabbage, okra, chicken

Mar 19, 2013


 In the bento: sauteed cabbage with mushroom, braised pig tongue, rice with carrot and mushroom.


In the bento: sticky rice+rice, sauteed okra, cilantro with daikon, braised pig tongue, sauteed shrimp, pan fried king oyster mushroom, sauteed asparagus-lettuce

Mar 17, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seeds Madeliene

I have been into Madeleine since I got the new shell pan. I guess who won't. After the chocolate and lime flavor, I made a batch with lemon and poppy seeds. The crispy outside is which really hooked me on to these cute cookies. I couldn't be happier for an afternoon tea with some fresh baked madeleines.

Mar 14, 2013

Lime Madelienes

This is supposed to be lime poppy seeds madeleine but until I bite to it, that I realized that poppy seeds were forgotten to be added. But the taste was still good, crunchy outside and soft and moist inside, with a decent hint of lime from the zest. I used a method from Pierre Herme which is to mixed the butter in with their solid form in stead of melting them. Magically, it works. Now it is the standard way I make madeleine every time.


In the bento: chicken, broccoli, rice with carrots and shiitake mushroom.

Mar 6, 2013


In the bento: boeuf bourguignon, cabbage, broccoli, shrimp, rice with black sticky rice.

Mar 2, 2013

Tempeh Braised Pork Belly

Tempeh is a very versatile but much neglected ingredient  in cooking. It has a salty but sweet after taste, with a subtle and aromatic fermented flavor. I brown the meat in a clay pot and added the cooking wine to deglaze. The tempeh and a bit sugar was added to slow cook the meat. After another, the house was filled with the aroma and  the meat was melting in the mouth.

Feb 25, 2013

Chicken Salad

As a dark meat eater, chicken breast is the least flavor and most boring meat to eat. I don't like waste food but have to be smart to use the meat in some delicious way. A fridge scavenge hunt found me some cherry tomato and other vegetable, which is perfect for a quick chicken salad. I cut everything into small cube, toasted some bread I made last night, seasoned with some salt and drizzled with some Japanese mayo. The color of the salad looked beautiful and the boring meat had a new life.

Feb 20, 2013

Citrus Salad

This is a quick salad for winter time, when orange and grape fruit are at their peak season. I used one orange and one grapefruit, peel the skin and slice them across the slice. A simple dressing made with vinegar, mustard, and olive oil was drizzled on the top. When serve, sprinkle with sliced almond and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.


In the bento: rice+black sticky rice, sauteed cabbage, snow pea, sweet and sour pork belly, steamed pampano, cherry tomato.