nom nom.

Oh my goodness, I haven’t posted for awhile now but I just cooked and ate brussel sprouts for the firs time so I thought it was worth talking about.First of all, WHAT THE HECK, I’ve never had brussel sprouts before? It was a little ridiculous. SO SO SO good. Can’t even stand how good it is. I keep sneaking bites of it when I should really be saving it for lunch tomorrow so that I don’t starve.I found a couple of recipes online for it and I decided I liked the one with bacon the most. There were a couple of variations of it so I decided to just wing it.First I chopped up some bacon. Probably 5-6 slices and then I took out the bacon and then threw in half of a large diced onion and two cloves of garlic. As they softened I had already washed and prepared brussel sprouts (wish I had more). I peeled off the ugly leafs and cut off the stump, then sliced them in halfs. I threw them into my dutch oven and waited for them to get brownish. Then I dumped in some chicken stock and waited for it to boil and evaporate away. 
Removed from heat and then sprinkled the bacon back on.
Can I say YUM?! Probably not the healthiest way to prepare it but I can’t wait to try other variations. I might be obsessed with brussel sprouts for a little while. 

Oh my goodness, I haven’t posted for awhile now but I just cooked and ate brussel sprouts for the firs time so I thought it was worth talking about.

First of all, WHAT THE HECK, I’ve never had brussel sprouts before? It was a little ridiculous. SO SO SO good. Can’t even stand how good it is. I keep sneaking bites of it when I should really be saving it for lunch tomorrow so that I don’t starve.

I found a couple of recipes online for it and I decided I liked the one with bacon the most. There were a couple of variations of it so I decided to just wing it.

First I chopped up some bacon. Probably 5-6 slices and then I took out the bacon and then threw in half of a large diced onion and two cloves of garlic. As they softened I had already washed and prepared brussel sprouts (wish I had more). I peeled off the ugly leafs and cut off the stump, then sliced them in halfs. I threw them into my dutch oven and waited for them to get brownish. Then I dumped in some chicken stock and waited for it to boil and evaporate away. 

Removed from heat and then sprinkled the bacon back on.

Can I say YUM?! Probably not the healthiest way to prepare it but I can’t wait to try other variations. I might be obsessed with brussel sprouts for a little while. 

Another Compilation of Homemade Food

I’ve been slacking. So like my last compiled post, everything I’ve made, but didn’t blog will be here. Geeet ready. 

10/25/2011
Salmon & Onions over Rice
The way my momma makes it (:

10/26/2011
Chicken Congee


10/30/2011
Arroz con Pollo
Reminiscent of Miami

 11/06/2011
Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard


11/07/2011
Baked Parmesan Chicken Nuggets over Salad



 

11/07/2011
Grilled Muenster Cheese with Mushrooms & Onions Sandwich



11/22/2011
Salmon with White Sauce Pasta & Broccoli 

11/23/2011
Spinach Quiche with Asiago, Sharp Cheddar, and Parmesan
I made it for Thanksgiving, crust and all. (:


12/29/2011
Chicken Congee with Stir-Fried String Beans


1/21/2012
Pan Fried Cod Fish Sticks 

1/26/2012
Homemade Mini Supreme Pizza
Crust took forever to make @__@ 

1/30/2012
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Made with good friend Edwin, crust and all.

2/03/2012
Shredded Chicken Noodle Soup
My best chicken noodle soup yet! I’m getting better (: 

 

2/13/2012
老少平安
I have no idea what this is called in English, but I love it and it’s pretty healthy (:


 2/20/2012
Spinach & Chicken Lasagna Rolls 
Aughhh these were soooo good.

 

2/24/2012
Parmesan Eggs in a Basket 
Not really a breakfast person, but this was really good. 


3/12/2012
Arroz con Frijoles, Fried Egg with Onions, & Fried Tilapia
The mix is a little crazy. A LOT OF PROTEIN, but sometimes a girl has cravings… 

Spot Dessert Bar

Went here tonight with a friend and it was so delicious!

They seem to be really nice there. It’s on Saint Marks, below ground level. It’s quaint and has a good amount of people, which MUST mean that it’s good! Haha, anyway, I ordered “White Miso Semifreddo” 

Which on the menu it says “raspberries, evoo, almond tuile, and raspberry sorbet” but mine was served with strawberries and blueberries. Maybe it’s out of season? Anyway, the waiter warned me that it was more of a savory dish rather than a sweet one, which is totally fine. It was definitely savory, as long as your bite has a good ratio between the white miso semifreddo and the sorbet. 

I also had a thai tea, which was served warm. It was made very well especially since I’m very picky the way thai tea is usually made.

Lastly I tried some of their “chocolate green tea lava” which was really delicious. All the green tea lava goodness seeped out and the mix of chocolate with green tea was so perfect. Green tea ice cream and chocolate cake is always a good idea!

Address:
13 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003

Check it out, it’s awesome. They also have other desserts there, but that’s for another night (:

Vietnamese Curry Soup

Just the way mom makes it… except… she’s not here so… I have to make it.

It’s a PROCESS. 

Took roughly 3 hours, but it was so worth it. So yummy!

I’m exhausted D: 

I got a long burn on the side of my thumb that’s beginning to blister, but I don’t know when I got it or how. Bah. 

I didn’t really follow a recipe. I just watched my mom do it for awhile when I was back home in Miami.

My mom never puts in both sweet and regular potatoes. But I love both, so I did it anyway. Haha.

Things I used:

Chicken
Carrots
Onions
Sweet Potatoes 
Potatoes
Curry Powder
Garlic Powder
Garlic
Lemon Grass
Basil
Dragons Teeth
Canola Oil
Thick rice noodles (Though I might substitute with a baguette when I run out of noodles).
Salt
Sugar
Chicken Powder
Coconut Milk (You can add regular milk too, but I didn’t have any)
Lime 

Phew! What a list.

The idea is to fry your potatoes/carrots beforehand so that they don’t fall apart when you put them in the soup. I do the same for my other soups. O__O

Then I fry the chicken with garlic, lemongrass, and onion, browning just the outside before dumping it into my boiling salted water. 

Marinating the chicken the night before is ideal, but you can do it for an hour. I marinated mine for 2. 

So much curry soup! I made enough to feed an army. Yumm. 

Weirdest Thing I’ve Eaten.

I don’t know if you’ve ever played that game where you and your friends compare the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten, but I’ll show you what I always win with.

I’ll try almost anything, but this is something I grew up with.

If I don’t win with frog legs, which isn’t so bad, as long as you don’t think about seeing them swim around in the Chinese supermarket… I win with this.

What is that you might ask? Wait, let me peel off that outer layer…

It’s a baby duckling.

The dish is better known as “Balut”… and you eat with with some salt and pepper, with this herb called “Rau Ram” in Vietnamese. Which by the way is my FAVORITE herb. Is it weird that I have a favorite herb?

Haha…

All gone…

After you eat the duckling, you have this yolk on the bottom, and then this really hard white part that I never eat but my mom LOVES. We never eat it because it’s full of cholesterol and it’s hard to digest.

The whole time I was taking photos,  my aunt was yelling at me at the dinner table. She said I was grossing her out… as she ate two more… haha. 

Prosperity Dumpling

Prosperity Dumpling in Chinatown.

I’ve been here a couple of times because it’s absolutely delicious and the dumplings are 5 for $1. They’re pretty large and beefy as well.

The dumplings I got were pork & chives. They also have sesame pancakes for $1.75 and I got mine with duck.

Everything was absolutely delicious. The pancake was a little too “bready” for my taste but if you love bread, go for it! Haha.

Address:
46 Eldridge St.
New York, NY 10002

Phone: (212) 343 - 0683

I’d definitely come here again and again! 

Beef Vegetable Barley Soup

The other day I was thinking about when I was little and I used to eat at Denny’s and their Vegetable Soup. I decided to make my own since I love that soup so much. It was pretty good, but I made so much O_O

Ingredients:

Canned Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz)
Fresh Plum Tomatoes (Diced)
Pearled Barley
Celery
Carrots
Basil Leaves
Garlic
Shallots
Onions
Frozen Corn
Potato
Ground Beef

I don’t have exact measurements. I just put in everything that i have because I don’t want food to go to waste, haha. Denny’s version didn’t have potatoes but I wanted to add something that would help keep me full XD

Oh, spices I used were salt, garlic powder, and pepper. O_O

Nom nom nom. Perfect hot soup for cold day ~.~

 

Century Super Buffet

October 30th, 2011

I came here with my family and the food here was quite good, not the BEST, but I would say it’s reasonably priced for what they offer. 

I didn’t pay, but according to Yelp, it’s $18.99 a person for weekend dinners.

They had sushi, not a huge array, but maybe 5-6 different kinds of rolls? As long as they have salmon sushi, that’s all I care. I love salmon! O___O

They had the works: oysters, shrimp, lobsters, crab, clams, mussels, ice cream, & bubble tea. By the end of the night, I almost died from eating so much. 

If you wanted to carry out an ice cream or bubble tea,  you would have to pay an extra $2.00. 

There were lots of food and desserts like a normal buffet. I wouldn’t go here again unless someone is treating because $18.99 is way over my college budget. Haha. Yummy!

When I was back in Miami… my mom and I made cha gio. Yummy! Looking at this picture makes me miss my mom’s great home cooking!

When I was back in Miami… my mom and I made cha gio. Yummy! Looking at this picture makes me miss my mom’s great home cooking!

More Goi Cuon!

I was at my aunts house and this is the pile of goi cuon I rolled. Yummmy!!! :D

I love to eat *_*

NIGHTNIGHT by DEDDY