Thursday, August 16, 2012

Let's make GYUDON!



Today I want to introduce you to a very popular Japanese dish which i like very much and make often. This Japanese dish is called Gyūdon (牛丼) translated as "beef bowl". Gyūdon consists of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce.
It is very tasty! Well, let's start.



Ingredients

Thinly Sliced Beef (Sukiyaki beef)
3g Ginger root (opional)
1 Tbs. Sake (opional)
1/2 Onion
Spring Onion
3 Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 Tbs. Sugar
100ml Water
Cooked steam rice
Eggs (opional)

Method

1. Cut the onion into half inch wedges and separate layers with your fingers.
2. Bring water to a boil. Turn off the burner and parboil the beef. When the beef loses its red color remove the beef onto a plate. DO NOT overcook the beef.
3. In a skillet combine the soy sauce, sake, ginger foot and sugar. When it starts to sizzle add the onion stir well.
4. Once the onion softens pour in the beef and stir for a while.
5. Put steam rice in a bowl. Then put our beef with onions on top. Sprinkle with chopped scallions.

Extra

Put an egg into a pot and pour boiling water until the egg is completely covered. Cover with a lid and leave for 20 minutes. Remove the egg and let it cool in ice water. Crack the egg into a small bowl and see how it looks. It should be like soft boiled egg. In Japan, eggs cooked in this way are called Onsen tamago (hot spring egg).


To be honest this is a very simple dish to make that doesn't require too many ingredients. The most important is the beef. I normally try get my hands on good sukiyaki beef (beef for shabu shabu) but i didn't have time to head out into the big city supermarkets. I ended up buying this beef in the local super; which was cheap, but wasn't so good in quality.
Do let me know what you think and hopefully i can make more recipe blogs soon!
Sorry about the lighting in the pictures, there's a storm outside and the lights in my home gives my photos a very bad white balance. haha

The Fruit, The Dim Sum and Candy.

It is pouring shit outside! It's thundering and the rain sounds like a thousand darts getting shot at my window.
I really wouldn't wanna be out there at the moment. Actually, i think i do, just not when im still ill haha!
So my recent trip to Macau i got the chance to meet some of the old Angels!! - Okay, two of us are old, and one of the recent Angels haha.
What a better way to spend my day while a thunderstorm hits Hong Kong once again - Get my blog up to date. hehe.




What's pretty cool is there theres 3 of us and 3 different generation of Angels! The Fruit, The Dim Sum and the Candy.
Haha, somehow i seem to be the odd one out being cooked and all. Too bad couldn't spend more time with each other, it was fun hanging out and catching up again.



...And heres me trying to climb expensive equipment in the store room. - Don't ask, no idea. I looked more like a Gorilla trapped in its cage.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The fog in my bed.



I thought i was getting better but really, i was getting worse. Haha, i know, even the people who never frown eventually breakdown.
Yesterday i was hospitalized once again. It really isn't my best year.
Now i'm back home and while just lying there in my bed i start to day dream and think back at that time in Taiwan. It was raining and very foggy, some people say that this weather makes people sick and depressed. I don't know about that actually. To be honest its the humidity and the quality sun that puts me out.



Looking at the 4 walls boxed around me makes me wish it was a floating glass room above those foggy mountain tops, must feel amazing and maybe i wouldn't be so sick anymore.
I've canceled all my jobs for this week. So hopefully i will have enough time to rest and recover well enough to work again soon.
Being the workaholic i am, doing nothing at home and too sick to play video games what can i do? Hmm, maybe i should make a blog on things to do at home when your sick. Hmm, that's a very good idea indeed lol.