[cooking] Ginger fried rice that warms you up in the winter

Ginger is one of the best natural remedy to help warming your cold body in the winter, you can either take a ginger foot bath or drink ginger tea, or enjoy a ginger fried rice.   To a lot of people, even some Asians, ginger has an overwhelming strong taste that you just can’t swallow…

[making] Fried Rice 101

A lot of people would wonder what’s the best rice to make fried rice?   Rule of thumb is, you need “dehydrated rice” or “harden rice” to make a good plate of fried rice.  Keep in mind for any fried rice that’s too moist, mushy or sticks together, should not consider to be good fried…

Slow cook Unagi pork slice (鰻魚醬燒肉) 

Unagi sauce is one of the most popular and kept-at-home Japanese seasoning, let’s see what we can make with this other than grilling the eel. The unagi sauce is thick and sweet, I’m a fan of these thick soy sauce because I think they go very well with pork and chicken using Asian ways to…

Try the limited Bento from anywhere in Japan at JR Tokyo Station

I have been to Tokyo for almost ten times but I never actually have been to the JR Tokyo station. It happens we were transiting to another line to visit Tokyo Disneyland this time and passed by the Ekiben-ya Matsuri by luck.  This ekiben (lunch boxes for the stations) shop operates as early as 5am…

[cooking] Rainbow warm salad with ramen egg

It’s always been difficult to make a delicious and healthy brunch/lunch vegetarian dish, especially when you try to follow the traditional Chinese healthy winter diet – to avoid cold chilly food. So here I took very basic frequently chosen Asian ingredients to make an easy healthy warm salad, including steamed Kabocha squash(this is definitely my…

Tsukiji tamagoyaki ‘brick’ egg sandwich (Daan G)

|Tsukiji tamagoyaki ‘brick’ egg sandwich (Daan G)| ‘Daan G’ or egg sandwich in Cantonese is an iconic Hong Kong style Chachanteng food apart from Hong Kong style milktea that you must try when you visit the city.  To judge a good piece of ‘Daan G’ base on the thickness of the scrambled egg as well…

Enoki mushroom beef roll in sweet soy sauce 

| Enoki mushroom beef roll in sweet soy sauce | This is one of the easiest, best looking presentation Japanese inspired dish that you can serve when you have companies over or, simply make a neat bento! The tricky part is you will need to use the Asian thinly sliced beef for hotpot to wrap…

Japanese style rolled omelet (dashimaki tamago)

| Japanese style rolled omelet (dashimaki tamago) | This kind of Japanese omelet can be served hot or cold, it’s also one of the very popular items for the Japanese lunchbox (bento) and for the egg sushi. The most challenging part is to roll the omelet in many thin layers while cooking and keeping in…