March 5, 2012

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October 11, 2011

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Spam Fried Rice

Having the time alone all by myself lend em the freedom to explore my ‘kitchen’ because first, no one would do it for me. Second, the ingredient would only call for 1 person; hence, less ingredients means ‘less’ mistakes and I wouldn’t feel like the money is going down the drain. Well, it is certainly more economical than calling for food delivery. Lastly, I am my only critic so it does not hurt that my ‘exploration’ turned out to be unsuccessful *wink wink*

I had a first dib of this at U.P. Diliman which has been about 3 years ago. From what I remembered, it was somewhat salty, not to mention very oily and I bet it does not solely come from the sesame oil, but the sourness of kimchi made a harmonious performance in my taste bud.
Cooking it in a non-stick pan cut down the use of oil. I prefer pieces of scrambled eggs instead of the usual sunny side up. Just a teaspoon of french butter, sesame oil, diced white onion and kimchi and finally, SPAM made more harmony than I remembered.

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September 25, 2011

Good Morning ^^

tapa at itlog

September 7, 2011

Satisfying the craving: Making my own Kani Sarada (Japanese Kani Salad)

Kani Sarada

Japanese cucumber salad made up of jullienned cucumber, crab stick (kani), capelin roe atopped with a generous amount of Japanese mayo and drizzeled with sesame oil.

For days now, I’ve been withholding myself to give in to my craving of a kani salad. Yutaka Izakaya via Quickdelivery would have been my savior in this impending need, but sadly it is under renovation. I just could not justify shelling out more than P150 to some mid-range (not even authentic ugh) Japanese restaurant for a scrimped serving so I decided to take the matter into my own hands. I mean, what could go wrong in something that do not need some heating as long as you got the right ingredients . . . and the patience to julliene.

And somebody said all I can manage to hold is a ballpen har har

Next stop: Making sushi rice.

On the second thought, I rather order.

Itadakimasu ^-^

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August 16, 2011

WTF, I am my own stylist . . .

costume jewelry collection

One can never have too much costume jewelry.

July 14, 2011

Of Foodies, FedEx Package and Brain Dyspepsia

First of all, I just want to make it clear that this is not a food blog or I do not intend it to be, but I am so in love with food so *rattle rattle rattle*

Defensive much? It’s just that somebody (cough Novee cough) is complaining that I made the food pics particularly large and postings during the time when she was so hungry. Well, that’s what one gets when being a vegan huh? Putting all the blame on the carnivores hmp hmp (I’m an omnivore, by the way). Just kidding Novee, hope you are doing well in the Mindanao trip.

Last Tuesday, I just discovered that I can have sushi delivered when I was thinking of bringing pansit malabon for a pot luck get-together. It was just so great that a received a confirmation a little bit late so I succumb to finishing a bilao of sushi by myself. Actually, for the price, the mixed sushi is good. However, too much of a good thing could be bad, or worse I already felt vomiting as I rummaged for ideas who can finish the sushi. Good thing I have them sent to my brothers where is at age wherein they could just devour anything.

So I vowed that I’ll probably never order a sushi again for the next 3 months.

Today is different. I ordered a pack of mixed sushi

Mixed Sushi from Gryn Wasai Sushi Bar

and a bilao of siomai.

Siomai Gryn Wasabi Sushi Bar

Why? My package just arrived.

FedEx delivery to the Philippines

All my life, as much as a nifty and crafty shopper that I could be, I’ve never had experience of having a package delivered by FedEx before . . . for free (I just paid for the tax, of course -_-) and it’s from Greece. It just calls for a celebration. YAY!!! *shallow shallow shallow* Just to have any other excuse to have food succumbed to me.

Now, back to research study. I’m left to reading and digesting 260+ (and forever piling) journal articles . . . It is brain dyspepsia.

July 3, 2011

Shrimp Scampi with Crab Fat

Shrimp Scampi with Aligue
Shrimp Scampi with aligue sauce sitting atop a steaming hot rice

A place in disarray on a Sunday has never been an excuse to whip something up with a can of Coke.

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June 29, 2011

Microwave Tilapia on a Wednesday

Microwave Tilapia with Tomato Salsa Wrapped in Banana Leaf
Microwave Tilapia with Tomato Salsa Wrapped in Banana Leaf

Now that the midyear sales are fast approaching, there should be a scrimping on my part so instead of dialing the phone for food delivery, I toiled by chopping the tomato and shallots, lathering them on the fish fillet together with butter and garlic (Thank goodness, there are bottled chopped garlic already.) and finally wrapping them with a banana leaf before shoving them into the microwave . . . and then my throat.

Delicioso ^-^

P.S. This is good, I can fit myself to small sizes when the sale finally begins.

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June 26, 2011

A Dose of Cuteness from Orisinal Morning Sunshine

In a fast-paced world where everything cool and exciting are sprouting out like mushrooms, it seems that the time lent to man to learn things or to merely indulge in an interest falls short. If quantity has to suffice for it, the quality unquestionably has to suffer. Should one go with the hype and the tide, or should one stand ones ground?

Of some of the cool things I have come across the web, the Orisinal Morning Sunshine is one of the website that I have gone into a constant liking. I have been playing its games back when my net connection is the crappy dial-up in 2006. However, the web artist (No, I rather not call him/her Ferry Halim) created the website in 2000. An aspect of the games that probably made them stand out is its accord to ‘cuteness’, and it is not just the ‘Pokemon’-cuteness, mind you. It is not cotton candy cute either. The games, as simple as their mechanics are, appear to be well thought of as evident in the harmonious coexistence of the characters, background and music. Even my brothers, who seem to be drawn to blood and gore, were immediately and unabashedly hooked in no time.

The pink pigs, the pastel coloring and “Pachelbel Canon” in the background — “These Little Pigs” is first love.

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Orisinal Morning Sunshine These Little Pigs
When I was just starting to play, dropping a piggy tugs my heart. Pathetic, but who can digress that those are adorable pink pigs?

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All Orisinal games are nice, but recent favorites are “Carrot Track” and “Winterbells”.

Currently, the website offers more than 50 Adobe Flash games. Some of the games are available for the Apple Iphone 4. Website is http://www.ferryhalim.com/

June 25, 2011

Food for Thought

Mana-ish Shawarma Donner Mana-ish and Eggplant Fattteh delivered by Quickdelivery
Mana-ish & More is a Middle-eastern restaurant that offers Lebanese-Syrian dishes. Pictured here are Shawarma Donner Mana-ish and Eggplant Fateh

I might be pretty discriminatory about food (i.e. I cannot stand pineapples on pizzas, and I just think that eating dessert on the plate where one just had eaten the main course just ruins the taste), but when it comes to cuisine, I always say “Bring it on!”

Being open to different types of cuisine is like romancing the unknown, or better yet like the preliminary makings of a romance. Some people identify with the Italians because they love spaghetti. Cuisine significantly offers a facet of every culture. The moment those taste buds come in contact with a specific food, it is an instant eureka.

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Anyway, after a long hibernation and there are two consecutive postings that are about food.

Well, not surprising. When I was just starting a spurtful of blogging (aiming for the Project 365), food was the leading tag.

For the hell of keeping things consistent.