In The Kitchen

So, which one do you think came first, the chicken or the egg? this is an age old dilemma where there’s still no answer. Whatever the answer might be, I love both equally. The runny yolk of a beautifully cooked egg and that tender juicy meat of chicken…they’re both heavenly in my opinion. In Japanese, […]…
Yuye has always been a better cook than me. I knew all these past 10 years that he was good at it and it all really started with this chilli prawns dish. When Yuye and I started dating, this dish was the first dish that he made me. I guess that’s what wooed me to […]…
Do you always have cans of coke lying around at home? We do. It’s not so much to drink but more for using as cleaning agents and bug killers. You may not know how many wonderful things coke can do for you around the house. For instance, dad always uses it to clean the BBQ […]…
The words mapo tofu has to be one of the most well known Chinese dishes around the world, especially for those of you who like to eat chilli Sichuan food. It’s also one of Chen Kenichi’s (Iron Chef Chinese from the popular TV series) signature dishes. However, how many of you actually know where this […]…
Kung pao chicken or Gong Bao Ji Ding (宫保鸡丁) in Chinese is a famous dish from the Sichuan Province of China. There are many stories about its origin but one of the more widely accepted is the following. There once was a governor of the Sichuan province in the Qing Dynasty called Ding Baozhen who […]…
Oats. According to Wikipedia “The oat…is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed…While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.” Livestock feed. That is exactly what Yuye says about oats. “Oats are for horses. I don’t want to eat […]…
A friend commented to me once “it doesn’t seem like Japanese people like to eat leafy salad. It’s either potatos or cabbage.” “I love Japanese potato salad,” I replied “so it’s fine.” “No it’s not, to be called a salad, there has to be more green things in it!” She replied. So my friend’s a […]…