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Is summer finally here or we are just experiencing a temporary heat wave in the bay area? So today for dinner, we having a cold dish! Bought the dried shaved noodles (刀削麵) for the first time to go with my homemade Japanese soft boiled eggs (aka ajitsuke tamago). I made the eggs a couple of days (using my lovely instapot!). So putting this all together tonight didn’t take too much time. Since my boys aren’t big fans of boiled eggs, I added zucchini and enoki mushrooms. And yes, they ate the eggs!

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To make the egg, this is the marinade I use:

Egg – Instapot (steam for 4 mins, low pressure). Cold water bath afterwards.

Marinade:

-2 tablespoons soy sauce

-1 tablespoon mirin or rice wine vinegar

-1 teaspoon shaoxing wine

-1 tablespoon of oyster sauce

-1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil

-1 teaspoon sugar

-1/2 cup of water

Once remove the eggshells, soak the eggs in the mariande (I left it overnight).

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Ok, second attempt to try out the trending Japanese snack/dessert – pull apart bread. I made these last week, and they were so soft and fluffy I wanted to have more.  IMG_7151

The design was better than last time, but still needs lots of work. LOL. If I had more time, I would probably fine tune the details. When you have so little time and so much to do, you’ll have to accept what you get. IMG_7154

Regardless of the look, it still tastes great!IMG_7156

So the latest trend in Japan is the pull apart bread. I’ve been drooling all over every time when I see photos on Instagram. Unfortunately, most of the recipes I found are in Japanese, so I had to play around with it. The boys were eager to try it before I had a chance to decorate it.IMG_7080

By the time I put in the details, one-third of it was gone. Hahaha…IMG_7085

This is what’s supposed to look like. Yes, I know I have lots of work to do.

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Photo from @umi0407 Instagram <- She’s the pro!

Cheap sushi – they usualy don’t go together. But in our house today, we found them, because it was all homemade! Wished I had taken more pictures, but I was too busy rolling and cutting. This whole platter costs less than $20, and good enough to feed 2 adults and 4 kids.

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