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My Life in Food Pics

Mimiboo and I sharing a glass of sparkling cider in my new favorite room to hang out in.

I put together a whole seafood hotpot in under 15 minutes! I used chicken stock, chili oil, sesame oil as the broth base. There are crab sticks, fish balls, shrimp balls, squid pieces, fish cake, bean curd and tofu skin wraps. High protein and low calories!

I made mango curry from scratch last night! Ingredients included:

-coconut milk

-canned mango with nectar

-paprika, black pepper, chili powder, basil, salt, brown sugar

-Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, chili oil, red pepper flakes

-carrots, onions, sweet potato, button mushrooms, golden mushrooms

-basmati rice

We went to this place called Thai Foon and I ordered yuntun mein! The broth could have used more flavor and the egg noodles are the wrong kind but this was still pretty dang good. 8 whole wontons were included! Plenty of qing cai (bakchoy)! I even had some leftovers! Winner!

This is how my husband and I celebrated Chinese New Year…without Chinese food at a Chinese restaurant, lol. I originally ordered dan dan mein but this restaurant did not make this :(. Then I tried ordering Cantonese noodles right off their menu and the waiter had to apologetically explain they don’t carry those noodles either. Ugh, just give me some beef Pad Thai then. Hubby got the deluxe sushi and sashimi entree that costs a small fortune. We also splurged and got steamed pork dumplings with chili oil. Mmmm…

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Chinese Lite

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My hump day meal included the following:

-my mom’s dumplings. I could eat these everyday and not get tired of them. To me, dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. There’s also an endless list of ways to cook them. I boiled these for dumpling soup. Filling = pork, scallions, nappa cabbage, shitake mushroom.

-sauce: balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, minced garlic, fresh chives, red chili oil (Lao Gan Ma), sesame oil

-fried rice: generous chunks of cooked ham, 2 eggs, chopped romaine lettuce, sweet onion, pickled jalapeno peppers, black pepper, sea salt, soy sauce, tiny bit of mayo (something new I decided to add!)

To serve with classic flair, do all white, square plating. Chic and fresh!


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Asian Place Settings

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I had to admire my dinner setup just before chowing down! Contents include:

-2 deep bowls of hot, cloudy miso soup (miso paste, scallions, sesame oil, water, red chili oil, seaweed strips)

-2 ceramic dipping bowls with delicious sauceĀ in preparation for the steamed dumplings

-2 pairs of sakura blossom wooden chopsticks

-2 blue patterned porcelain chopstick holders