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Enjoying a chilled Sunday, prepping for lunches this week. Even got a chance to sneak away for a long overdue facial appointment. Thanks for instant pot again for making this pork bone broth. When I came home, spent about 10 minutes to assemble everything together. Dinner is ready…IMG_2091

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Whip out my griddle for tonight’s meal – grilling these large slabs of teriyaki pork chops! I didn’t want to do two batches, so the griddle was the perfect tool. My boys always get carried away when I start calculating the costs of some meal, like this one. This meal costs $12 for 4 people. Definitely #cheaperthaneatingout.  IMG_1430IMG_1431

Garlic noodles! Meatless Monday? Yes! I threw in whatever vegetables in the fridge (snow peas, bean sprouts and shitake mushrooms). Can’t have it any other way!IMG_1417

Excited to try out some new recipe tonight – homemade peanut-sesame sauce over egg noodles. The sauce is made with dark soy sauce, regular soy sauce, mirin, sesame oil, sugar, peanut butter and Chinese sesame paste. I also added some grated ginger and minced garlic. It was a huge hit! 

IMG_1357I topped it with some teriyaki chicken. Luckily I made more so boys can have some for lunch tomorrow.IMG_1359

Today is an official lazy day, which means, we don’t go anywhere. The boys stayed home to chill, and getting ready for school tomorrow. Even though we’re not out and about, I still have a list of things to do. Mr. Piggy suggested to order take out for lunch. Since I was cleaning the refrigerator anyway, I just thought to whip up something for lunch. Sometimes you do save time on cooking and washing, but at the same time, you don’t know where to go and what to eat. This plate of noodles did it for me. IMG_1212

It’s ramen kinda night. My sister gave us a bottle of organic soy based ramen broth and trying it out for the first time. I think I might have added too much water because there was not too much taste to it. Will try again.IMG_1207

On a cold wet night like this, nothing beats a warm bowl of Japanese ramen. Using the sous vide to cook the pork belly last night so tonight’s meal is more just putting stuff together (soft boiled eggs were soaked in the marinade last night). Wednesdays are normally quite hectic because of Ah Lo’s basketball practice. Hence, Wednesday meals are often plan ahead.

Note to self: Should have pork belly in sous vide for longer period of time (perhaps 6-8 hours) to get it more tenderized.

The Japanese ramen broth takes a long time to make and perfect. So on a weeknight, this will have to do:

  1. on a deep wok, heat up 2 teapoons of oil, add 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic, ginger, green scallions (stir for about 1-2 minutes) – optional chili paste
  2. add 2-3 cups of beef broth and 2-3 cups of chicken broth (mine were homemade)
  3. bring to boil, and add 1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  4. I cooked the ramen in the soup so it came out very flavorful
  5. Assemble

In case you’re curious, this is the brand I used for my ramen:

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Made the pork bone broth this weekend and finally got to try it with noodles. IMG_0141.jpg

I have always loved the chewy and slightly spongy texture of the braised EFu noodles (yee-meen 伊麵). They are very common in Chinese restaurants. These noodles tend to go with straw mushrooms and Chinese yellow chives (or sometimes with crab meat). They are supposed to be dry, and not all restaurants make it right (tend to bring it out with sauce). This dish is on the higher price mark on the menu. Today, decided to make it and can’t believe how easy to make them. I’ve added some homemade XO sauce to give it a little kick.IMG_9994

Vegetarian day and I’m running out of ideas. Searched online and came up with this yaki soba recipe. The ingredients are like any other stir fried noodles, the difference is the sauce. I’ve searched online on some simple homemade yaki sauce and it consists of: oyster sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, rice vinegar, sugar and some Worcestershire sauce. I pretty much have everything except the last item. I wasn’t gonna go out to get it, so I left it out. I tasted the sauce and it was fine to me. IMG_9893I threw all in the ingredients in, stir fry and pour the sauce over it. Thank goodness for the griddle! Voila, my first time making the yaki soba (without really knowing how it really taste) and it was pretty easy. IMG_9896Ah Lo and Mr. Piggy are not too crazy about the whole wheat noodles, and Dai Bee was too hungry to tell the difference and ate two plates! Personally, I thought it was pretty good and can’t wait to try it again (except using pork next time).IMG_9899