Soy Sauce Chicken & Tamago Yaki Bento

Actually I cooked half soy sauce chicken. It’s quite simple and can be done by rice cooker. Put the half chicken (approx. 300-400g) in a big bowl. Sprinkle a little oil and light soy sauce. Massage the chicken to let the oil and soy sauce evenly spread. Let it marinate for 30 mins. Brush oil…

Teriyaki Chicken with Pan-Seared Portobello Mushroom

Teriyaki Chicken: 1. Prepare a whole boneless chicken leg. Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper. 2. Use the back of knife to hit chicken a bit. 3. Heat a pan on stove. When the pan is hot, put the chicken inside with skin side down. Flip over when the skin turns golden brown. Fry…

Lemon Butter Sauce Salmon

It’s actually very simple to make. Cut salmon fillet into smaller strips. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan. Cut in 2 Tbsp butter. When butter melts, place salmon in with skin side down. Fry for 2-3 mins. Flip over and fry the other side for 2-3 mins. Squeeze in a little fresh lemon…

Oven Roasted Vegetables

I roasted potato, cauliflower, carrot by oven before. I always wanted to try roasting different kinds of vegetables at one time. And I did it today. Preheat oven to  200 Degree C. Prepare vegetables. I chose potato, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, onion, baby corn, mushroom and cherry tomatoes. Wash them and cut. For potato, carrot, cauliflower…

Red Wine Oxtail Stew

I actually wrote a blog about red wine oxtail stew. But somehow it disappeared. Today, I cooked it again. So I rewrote it. Prepare oxtail. I used about 600g, 4 pieces. Place them in a big bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Dust them with flour. Just let them be coated with a thin flour…

Ox Tail & White Radish Soup

It’s a dish that I have wanted to try for a long time. It’s a time-consuming soup, which requires 5 hours. But I guarantee you its cooking method is simple and the soup is very nice. Prepare the ox tail. Wash them in water to rinse off the blood. Put all the ox tail into…

Mushroom & Beef Steak Rice Bento

Bento for my husband (his second day at work). I have  seriously thought about what is a good match for rice to be in his bento. The first choice is sure to be meat dish with sauce, so that the flavor will go into the rice. My rule is do not repeat the same dish…

Bento for Hubby (His First Day at Work)

My husband got a new job. YAY~! And today is his first day to go to work. That also means we cannot have lunch together at home. Since I need to teach in the afternoon or evening, we cannot have dinner together either. He will have his lunch at canteen. So I decided to cook…

Oven-roasted Cheesy Scallops

Clean scallops. Because I used frozen ones. So I thaw them first. Then separate the meat and the shell. Clean the shell with a brush to remove all the dirt. Place all the scallops in a plate. Drizzle in a little cooking wine. Steam for about 5 mins. Pour the water out from the shell…

Trip to Harbin

This June, while my husband and I went back to China to visit my family, we also went to Harbin for a short trip with my sister and mom. Harbin is located in northeastern China. It’s the capital of Heilong Jiang province, which is also the northern most province in China. The best season to…