Japanese “Fast Food” – Bento #85

Filed under:Bento,Fast Food☆ — posted by IOjaw on June 29, 2007 @ 9:29 am

This version of local take-out meals included goya chanpuru (a bitter melon-tofu-pork luncheon meat mix – this one also had carrot), rice, umeboshi (pickled plum), veggie tenpura, gobo (burdock)-carrot mix, kamaboko, string bean, and carrot.

Japanese "Fast Food" - Bento#85

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Food Art #38

Filed under:Artistic Food Endeavors on the Web☆ — posted by IOjaw on June 28, 2007 @ 11:52 am

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new findings in the “eye candy” department. I just ran across this wonderful video of fruity endeavors on YouTube.

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Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #273

Filed under:Bean,Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Grilled,Rice,Salad,Seafood,Tortilla — posted by IOjaw on June 27, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

This meal is a bit more involved than most of my dishes, but still not that complicated, Shredded Grilled-Fish Wrap Dinner:

Shredded Grilled-Fish Wrap Dinner

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The dinner consisted of grilled white fish that had been “dry-rubbed” with minced garlic paste, powdered thyme, and white pepper; shredded and sautéed with chopped leek in a butter and white wine sauce; cooled and mixed with a sour cream, diced cherry tomato, diced black olive, and chopped fresh parsley sauce; and wrapped in toasted tortillas; julienned iceberg lettuce leaves with quartered cherry tomatoes, a drizzle of creamy cheese dressing, dried oregano flakes, grated black sesame seeds, and grated parmesan cheese; canned chili beans with a fresh parsley garnish; and leftover pre-cooked rice reheated with instant miso soup package; molded; and garnished with a pickled plum pinch.

Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #272

Filed under:Bread,Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Pasta,Pork — posted by IOjaw on @ 12:31 pm

Here’s another tasty meal with a twist by hubby, Papa’s Ensai-Pork Pasta Dinner:

Papa's Ensai-Pork Pasta Dinner

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The ingredients hubby used for this meal were pork sausage slices, frozen julienned bell pepper, minced garlic paste, white pepper, cayenne pepper, olive oil, chopped fresh ensai (water spinach), and spaghetti garnished with parmesan cheese; and accompanied by sliced whole-wheat dinner rolls sautéed in olive oil and minced garlic paste.

Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #271

Filed under:Bread,Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Cheese,Original Detailed Videos,Pork,Soup — posted by IOjaw on June 25, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

Here’s another original home cooking meal idea, Mini Deviled-Spamwich Brunch:

Mini Deviled-Spamwich Brunch

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Equipment and All Ingredients Needed

1 Knife 1 Cutting board 1 Blender/processor

1 Container with lid 1 Medium pot 1 Frying pan 2 Stovetop burners

4 Whole wheat dinner rolls

1/4 Can Spam (pork luncheon meat)

¼ Medium white onion

1 ½ Cups milk

1 ½ Cups cream

1 ½ Cups frozen broccoli

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon each of four different cheeses of choice

1 Tablespoon flour

1 Tablespoon fresh parsley

1 Tablespoon mayonnaise

2 Teaspoons white pepper

1 Teaspoon capers

1 Teaspoon nutmeg

1 Teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

1 Teaspoon chicken broth granules

View video with further details

Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #270

Filed under:Beef,Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Chicken,Rice — posted by IOjaw on @ 1:17 pm

Here’s another of hubby’s simple and tasty home cooked meals, Papa’s Beef & Veggie Stir-fry:

Papa's Beef  & Veggie Sitr-fry

For this meal, hubby added water spinach (ensai) and ground beef to some leftover chicken-veggie mixture; stir-fried in olive oil with a bit of chicken bouillon granules; and placed the dish on fresh, steaming white rice.

Japanese “Fast Food” – Bento#84

Filed under:Bento,Fast Food☆ — posted by IOjaw on June 23, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

This version of the local bento meals included broccoli, yaki-soba, potato croquette, chicken, pumpkin, rice, veggie tenpura, daikon, vinegar-veggie-noodle mix, sausage, deep-fried seaweed-veggie roll, and seaweed-carrot-scallion rice.

Japanese "Fast Food" - Bento#84

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Food Art #37

Filed under:☆Food Art☆,Island Food Art☆,Snack Time,Sweets — posted by IOjaw on June 21, 2007 @ 10:55 am

This delish Japanese snack gift from a visitor is a wonderfully sculptured mini red bean pastry, more commonly known as anko.

Mini Red Bean Pastry

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Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #269

Filed under:Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Pork,Rice,Seafood,Soup,Tortilla — posted by IOjaw on June 20, 2007 @ 11:28 am

Here’s another original come cooking idea mixing East and West influences, Tuna-Greens Wrap Dinner:

Tuna-Greens Wrap Dinner

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For this meal, I fried seachicken (canned tuna), frozen karashina (mustard greens), pork luncheon meat (spam) slices, julienned white onion, minced garlic paste, minced ginger paste, white pepper, and leftover ramen spice package in the canned tuna oil and wrapped the mixture in toasted flour tortilla shells; added molded leftover precooked rice with turmeric and cracked black sesame seeds; and finished the meal with instant miso soup.

Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆ #268

Filed under:Chanpuru-No Rules-Cooking☆,Pork,Rice — posted by IOjaw on @ 10:53 am

Here’s another of hubby’s delish home cooked meals, Papa’s Miso-Ginger Pork Dinner:

Papa's Miso-Ginger Pork Dinner

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Ingredients included in the meal were pork sautéed in sesame oil, white onion, julienned bell pepper, minced ginger paste, miso, white wine, carrot slices, minced garlic paste, powdered cayenne pepper, rice, and black sesame seeds.

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