Been eating a lot out lately, so I decided that it’s time for something healthy – so oats, banana and raisin it is for this morning breakfast. What about you all out there – what do you have for breakfast? do you feel like – terrible when you eat out so much or eat too much junk and you just feel you have to put something healthy into your body? I do !!!!! I feel so terrible when I eat out so much – and I try to eat 1 healthy meal a day. What about you all out there?
My sister from another mother makes the best Korean home cooked food – Jap Chae ! it’s a sweet potato noodles with veggies, mushrooms, beef and all sorts of good stuff. She makes them so well, so whenever there is a special occasion, I get to eat this yummy Jap Chae. If you want to have the recipe to make it, check below. The cooking recipe is adapted from a recipe I collected online. Try it and let me know what you think. I’m so hungry now, I think I’m gonna make some tonite.
- Sweet Potato noodles
- 150 grams of beef
- 1 bunch of spinach
- 1 medium size carrot
- 1 medium size onion
- mushrooms (5 dried shitake mushroomsand 1 package of white mushrooms)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 7-8 green onions
- sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and some sesame seed.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepare ingredients :
- Soak 5 dried shitake mushrooms in warm water for a few hours until they become soft. Squeeze the water out of them and slice thinly.
- Slice a package of white mushrooms (2 cups’ worth).
- Cut a carrot into thin matchstick-shaped pieces 5 cm long.
- Cut 7 -8 green onions into 7 cm long pieces.
- Slice one onion thinly.
- Slice 150 grams of beef into thin strips.
- Boil 2 bunches of noodles in boiling water in a big pot for about 3 minutes. When the noodles are soft, drain them and put in a large bowl.
- Cut the noodles several times by using scissors and add 1 tbs of soy sauce and 1 tbs of sesame oil. Mix it up and set aside.
*tip: Take one sample and taste it to see whether or not it’s cooked properly. If it feels soft, it’s finished.
- In the boiling water, add a bunch of spinach and stir it gently for 1 minute. Then take it out and rinse it in cold water 3 times. Remove any grit or dead leaves thoroughly while rinsing. Squeeze it gently to get the water out, then cut it into 5 cm pieces.
- Add ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sesame oil and mix it and place it onto the large bowl.
*tip: When you drain the hot water from the pot, don’t discard the hot water. Put it back into the pot so you can cook your spinach quickly.
- On a heated pan, put a few drops of olive oil and your carrot strips and stir it with a spatula for 30 seconds. Put it into the large bowl (don’t burn it!).
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your sliced onion. Stir it until the onion looks translucent. Put it into the large bowl with your carrots.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add the sliced white mushrooms. Stir it for a bit and then put it in the large bowl.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your green onions. Stir for 1 minute and put it into the large bowl.
- Place a few drops of olive oil on the pan and add your beef strips and your sliced shitake mushrooms. Stir it until it’s cooked well, then add 3 cloves of minced garlic, ½ tbs soy sauce and ½ tbs sugar. Stir for another 30 seconds and then put it into the large bowl.
- Add 2 tbs of soy sauce, 3 tbs of sugar, 2 tbs of sesame oil, and 1 ts of ground pepper to the large bowl. Mix all ingredients, then sprinkle 1 tbs of toasted sesame seeds on the top.
- Serve with rice and Kimchi, or as a side dish.
I’m kinder eggs hunting for my g/f from Malaysia, she is looking for the Spiderman Surprise Eggs Marvel Kinder Bugs Bunny, Angry Birds, Marvel, The Avengers & Captain America. So we’ve been looking everywhere for them in hope that we will find them before easter and mail it to her.
As you can see the Easter egg kinders are in full force right now, I bought a few for Chloe already and she was tickled pink.
This is the egg hunt kit – wonder what is the difference.
And more eggs for easter hunt, this time with some new toys. So wish me luck while I go hunting for her – and even to Halifax if I have to.
Take out lunch need not be expensive especially if you know the owners of the restaurant. Lotus soup was free and yummy – boiled with beef.
And half an order of Singapore noodles because I didn’t really know what I wanted to eat. So the soup and the noodles just hit the spot and i wasn’t even hungry till late in the evening today.
Hunting season is not here yet but I do miss the deer meat, lucky for me, we have some frozen ones from the father-in-law who does hunt once a year. But with a Scouting Camera I think he has more fun just camping out and doing the man thing than shooting those deers for their meat. Hunting is such a big part of Canada and you see people taking time off from work just to go hunting.
How does the deer meat taste? pretty good actually and if you know how to prepare it, it is really very delicious. I used to have deer meat stir fried but now that I’m in Canada, the father in law loves making them like steak. I remember him trying to trick me into eating it but little did he know that I’ve always eaten deer meet in Asia. So if I miss my deer meat, I know where to get my fix.
I normally have a bagel with light cream cheese and a small coffee for breakfast from Tim Hortons but since it was the first day of Chinese New Year, I decided I should try something different. So a BLT was what I ordered on an everything bagel. The BLT bagel was obviously more expensive than a bagel with cream cheese but it was a pretty good BLT bagel and I would order it again, the next time. Yums! Gong Hei Fatt Choy everyone!
While my siblings are having Buddha Jump Over The Monk for reunion dinner and worrying if I have any good food for Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner, I am having some chilli lobsters with jasmine rice for mine. I told my family and friends not to worry about me and to have a good time every year but they know that we don’t have a huge chinese community here, therefore every year, they try and send me lots of food and anything they can think of to make it a merrier Chinese New Year for me.
I’m so grateful for all their kindness and thinking of me and Chloe always. But my lobster dinner was pretty good too. So folks out there, don’t worry about me, I’m celebrating in my own way too.
I saw some Haddock Roe last week and had wanted to get some to try but my father in law – Budd, had it on the stove when we arrived on Sunday for a visit. It sure looked good but I didn’t try it but he said it was very good and fresh. Haddock Roes like any fish roes are a acquired taste, not everyone love it and it sure doesn’t look very appetizing before cooking them but it is really good.
Fry them up with a little corn flour and it’s ready to be tasted. Try it if you haven’t.
This is how the haddock roe looks like in the supermarket.
So you must be curious as to what trombone music has to do with my dinner. Well, i was invited to a friend’s place for dinner one night and she had asked if I could bring the lubricant that i had ordered for her kid online. So before dinner, her kid played the trombone and showed me how much better the trombone was working after using the slide lubricants. And believe me – I didn’t think that trombone can make such good music, I was really impressed and in awe. Check out an example below and tell me you are not impressed with it. But yes, i had an awesome dinner and some red bean soup with sesame glutinous rice balls for dessert.
Sorry a month late with this yummy pecan pie made by Aunt Helena for Christmas. I loved pecan pie and wished I could eat all of it but I can’t because I’m diabetic. But that doesn’t mean that life is over with me, it just means that I have to eat in moderation. So a bite I took of the pecan pie and I loved it. It was sweeeeet alright but so worth it. Nothing beats home made pie that’s for sure.
I swear food bloggers have so much fun! we get free food , food products to try and we also get to keep it and get paid for the reviews. Tell me how much more fun can it get right? Yes, I love blogging and if I didn’t I couldn’t have kept at it for this long, it’s not only because of the money or the free stuff and free food, I seriously love blogging and I’m really inspired to start vlogging soon. What do you think? should I vlog too?
Anyhow, my boss asked me to pick up a yogurt maker and since Chloe loves yogurt so much, I signed up for the assignment . I said to my boss – ME! ME! pick ME!!! hahhaha!! So I did pick one up during the week but I haven’t gotten to try it out yet because I’ve reviews I have to put up that I haven’t since before Christmas, so I’m gonna do that first and then come back to this. Hang in there and wait for the review eh.
Yes! a Canadian supplier for Asian food in Markham, Toronto! woohoo!! no worries about not being able to get food from home now. Well, not all the food that I want but at least some of the food that I’m eating. Shipping is reasonable and they are very quick with their services. Wen Ho Of Canada carries the Tean’s group of food that I’m currently eating now. They also carry the 3-in-1 tea from Aik Cheong and coffee as well.
4 boxes of food delivered within 1 week of ordering, now that’s pretty quick. I’m sure I will be ordering more food from them.
Last year during spring time, PB & I attended a spring wedding of an old college friend. And soon they are celebrating their first anniversary together and the birth of a new born baby as well. The wedding was in North Carolina and this website was where they went for all their wedding music and entertainment. The wedding was lovely, the music was great, the food was fantastic, everything just went so perfectly well.
We were invited again this year, to come visit them when the baby is born and since North Carolina’s weather is way better than ours here during Spring time, we might just leave for a week to visit them and take a break. The old friend of ours has a huge cottage in NC and we can make use of the cottage while we are there. But we are still contemplating if we can make it this Spring, maybe late Spring would be a better idea. Spring weddings are lovely but Spring babies brings so much joy to everyone.
Life is so good, we get lobsters from a good friend/customer every now and then or rather everytime I crave for it. I wouldn’t know how to chop them up of course, so the Zhus not only helped to chop them up but cooked them. I love ginger fried lobsters with scallions and green onions.
But when you have sambal tumis, you stir fry it quickly another them and eat them like nasi lemak. It was really good! this year I think I’m gonna eat more lobster myself than giving it to other people.
Yes! happy new year ! it had been a busy December ! sorry for not updating enough – but it doesn’t mean that we didn’t eat out much – we did but I was just way too busy with work and with entertaining friends and family.
Here’s to a more prosperous new year and a very healthy one to you and yours!
When friends from Ottawa came to visit, we eat a lot – in fact almost all the meals they had were with us. We went to the Chinese restaurant and then to Marco’s for a late lunch. We love Marco, because the food is good and reasonable prices and it’s in town and of course, the service is awesome. This is the kid’s fish nuggets – look how much the fish were.
Layla had spaghetti and a piece of garlic bread.
I had the philly cheese steak with baked potatoes.
While Hyunjin had the same except with a salad.
Iris had Haddock and mashed potatoes.
Beautiful Chantal had french fries and spaghetti and fish.
Jackie had haddock with rice
While Gustavo had fish with baked potatoes. We had a really awesome time together, I wished they didn’t have to leave so soon.
Christmas came and went! Merry Christmas to all of you ! I had been so busy ! it was crazy at the store and doing my online job as well. But we had a good Christmas supper – thanks to Aunt Helena ! don’t know what we would do without her. And of course, all the above home made christmas desserts done by her.
Christmas is not about what you get but spending good time with family and friends and this year, we made sure we gave everyone good gifts and we were happy about it.
Second time purchasing Pork jerky aka bak kwa from Vancouver – BKH and still very disappointed with it but this time more disappointed that they didn’t arrived on time even though I paid so much more for shipping. They did reply during the first 2 queries but ignored me totally after I told them that 2 weeks for shipping isn’t acceptable within Canada.
But it did arrive just before Christmas – 24th December and even though I had commented that the last time I had it, they were too thick to chew and very painful to chew that way, they still came very thick. This time, I also tried the chilli jerky which was relatively thinner in slices – which was good. But the beef jerky and the pork ones were just as thick and impossible to chew.
I know for sure, that I won’t be ordering from BKH in Vancouver anymore – how disappointing eh.
We had a birthday celebration to attend last week and a local restaurant had hosted the event for us. We were very impressed with everything and the subwoofer at musicians friend that they had bought. I’ve always loved good music at a restaurant when we are entertaining and this local restaurant definitely went beyond and above their call of duty to help us make the birthday of a young man really special. Food was great a well of course and the prices were decent and most importantly we all had a good time.
Yes, it was PB’s 41 birthday today and even though he doesn’t like any big celebration, we surprised him with a cake and chocolates. We tricked him into believing that we had forgotten his birthday and then came back to the store with a cake and sang him a happy birthday song. Although he didn’t looked too pleased – hahhahaha!! because he doesn’t liked all the fuss – we did love that we managed to do something special for him.