Cooking log 47 : Trout & Fungus Takikomi Gohan(One-pot rice)

One of the delicious hands off menu that never goes wrong. As the Covid situation in Japan worsen, it is the time for us to hunker down for a bit. The timing could not be worse as this time of the year, being with friends and family would have been the highlight. However, we will…

Cooking log 46 : Winter Solstice, Mochi Balls in Sweet Rice Wine

Winter solstice, the day of longest night marking the beginning of winter. As Chinese in Malaysia, we inherited many culture and custom from our ancestor birthplace. The custom to have Tang Yuan(Mochi ball) on winter solstice is one of them. I learn that this custom is from southern China, whereas in northern China they will…

Cooking log 45 : Homemade Falafel

I had a small party at my place for Thanksgiving 🙂 2020 is close to the end and it had been a tough year for everyone. Every moment to be with someone in person was cherished like never before. I recently started to explore Turkish cuisine and this was technically my second attempt at Falafel….

Cooking log 44 : Chicken & Cilantro Pot Stickers

Whenever i have excessive cilantro need to be used up quick, chicken meat ball is my go to recipe. This time i decided to take it one step further and treat myself with juicy pot stickers. Pot sticker(锅贴) is a China cuisine that was believed to have its beginning during the Song dynasty around 900…

Life in Japan : How to Discard Used Cooking Oil

From the cucur frying, now i have quite an amount of dirty oil with me. I learn after arriving in Japan that getting rid of cooking oil has a special procedure. Apparently, you should not pour it down the drain even if it is cold. Oil down the drain is the main reason the pipe…