Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4 medium size beet, either grated raw or boiled and chopped
3 medium size carrot, julienned
1 bag arugula, snipped with scissors for easier eating, or roughly chopped
1 cup steamed/boiled edamame
1 ripe avocado
1/2 c quinoa, cooked
juice from 1 medium size lemon plus 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1/2 ts mustard
1 tbs chopped cilantro leaves
sugar and salt to taste
2-3 tbs olive oil
Arrange all the ingredients in a big bowl enough for all the ingredients. I find it easier to mix, when I put the arugula at the bottom and then other items on top of it.
Mix the dressing well and drizzle on the salad mix. Toss the salad to mix and serve.
Monday, February 15, 2016
|Taka ramen as is|
So in the end settled with Ramen Taka on Alameda in San Jose. I believe this place hasn't been there that long. We got there close to lunch time. There were two tables occupied. Like most ramen place, this place wasn't too big either maybe around 30 people the most. We got a tiny table for 2. I said tiny because the table wasn't very big and there were a small tray for some condiments like pickle ginger, garlic paste and some dry condiments with Japanese name on it that I don't remember now.
In the past I attempted to make nastar - the round type with the pineapple filling all covered up. Maybe it was just me - lack of experience. I couldn't get the pineapple filling covered up so some of them got pineapple filling leaking out. Argh.
This year, last minute I thought I should try making the roll type. It seemed simple enough. Of course I didn't come up with my own recipe. I got my recipe from Sonia - Nasi Lemak Lover and the method of making pineapple roll from Jun - Indochine Kitchen.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
|Kuih mor - all coated and ready to be tasted|
Yield : 50-55 balls
2 stick butter (226 gr) room temperature
350 gr plain flour
1 egg yolk
Icing : confection sugar and milk powder with ratio of 1:1
|Vermicelli bowl - vermicelli crumble, julienned cucumber and cilantro on one side|
We got there around 6 and there were a few tables occupied. The place was quite big and looked new and clean. There was a juice bar on side and sitting area on the other. We got a table by the window. There was a small vase with a bright color sunflower.
We chose a autumn roll, combination vermicelli bowl and Malaysian noodle. The waiter that took our order made sure that we know that the Malaysian noodle is spicy. We read good reviews about the combination vermicelli bowl and the Malaysian noodle.