Sunday, June 25, 2017

15 Min EASY Sweet and Sour Pork (咕噜肉 Microwave Subuta Perfect DORM Recipe) - Video Recipe

You can’t believe it is cooked in a microwave!
Perfect dorm recipe. Or for busy people like me ;)

15 Min EASY Sweet and Sour Pork

The meat chunks are made with meat slices, so it is very easy to bite and eat.

Sweet and Sour Pork (we call it "Subuta" in Japanese) is a popular Chinese dish in Japan.
Enhances your appetite in hot and humid summer season!
It goes great with rice. Perfect for Bento box.

Regular Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe is HERE:

Microwave Sweet and Sour Pork

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

300g (10.6oz.) pork loin slices *any portion is okay
* 1 egg
* salt and pepper
starch *corn or potato is okay
100g (3.5oz.) onion
100g (3.5oz.) carrot
2 = 60g (2.1oz.) green peppers
1 tbsp. sesame oil
* 6 tbsp. tomato ketchup
* 2 tbsp. sugar
* 2 tbsp. vinegar
* 2 tbsp. Sake
* 2 tsp. (5g) chicken stock powder
* 2 tsp. grated ginger

1. Rub A into the pork slices. Roll the pork slices into chunks. Then dust with starch.
2. Cut the onion, carrot, and green peppers into small chunks (make sure they are not too big to cook thoroughly).
3. Place onion and carrot chunks in a microwavable dish. Put the pork chunks on top of them. Sprinkle with sesame oil. Cover with plastic wrap, then Microwave at 500w (medium) for 5 minutes.
4. Open then add the green pepper chunks and B. Mix very well. Cover with plastic wrap then Microwave at 500w (medium) for 5 minutes.

NOTE: Please use a microwavable dish that is big enough to place all ingredients. Otherwise it can boil over.


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kawaii Printed Matcha KitKat (using Chocolate Transfer Sheets) - Video Recipe

Only 2 Ingredients!
Easy, cute, gorgeous, and delicious idea with a homemade touch ;)

Kawaii Printed Matcha KitKat

What flavor KitKat do you like?
Matcha Green Tea is very popular here in Japan.

You can find the chocolate transfer sheets at DAISO (Japanese dollar shop), Tomizawa (TOMIZ, 富澤商店), etc…

To use the chocolate transfer sheet, you will need sweets with flat and hard surface, covered with melted chocolates… Tim Tam is also perfect for this recipe!

Printed KitKat (using Chocolate Transfer Sheets)

Difficulty: SUPER EASY
Time: 5min
Number of Servings: N/A

Necessary Equipment:
frying pan

KitKat or any chocolate covered sweets with flat surface
chocolate transfer sheets of your choice

1. Cut the chocolate transfer sheet according to the size of the area you plan to decorate.
2. Heat a frying pan, stop the heat, then melt the surface of KitKat with the remaining heat.
3. Place the transfer sheet on the melted surface before it hardens. Make sure that there are no bubbles in between the sheet and the chocolate.
4. Chill in the fridge or freezer until firm. Carefully peel off the sheet.

Other sweets you may want to try:
Tim Tam, Tirol Chocolates, etc...


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How to Make Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger) - Video Recipe

Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger) is a type of Tsukemono (Japanese pickles) that have been pickled in Akaumezu (red plum vinegar), the brine produced when making Umeboshi (pickled plums). The red color is derived from Akajiso (red Shiso leaves).

It is usually served with Yakisoba, Takoyaki, or Okonomiyaki.

Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger)

Do you like it?! I received many requests for this recipe.

With this recipe, you can eat it in 6 hours, keep in the fridge good for about 3 days :)

Beni Shōga (Red Pickled Ginger)

Difficulty: Super Easy
Time: 6hrs
Number of Servings: N/A

100g (7oz.) ginger
50ml Akaumezu (red plum vinegar)

1. Pour some hot water in a glass cup to disinfect it. Empty the jar and dry it out. It will dry quickly with residual heat.
2. Peel and cut the ginger into thin strips.
3. Boil for 2-3 minutes to remove the bitter taste. Leave to cool, then drain well using paper towels. *you can drink or use the broth if you like.
4. Place Akaumezu and the ginger slices in the disinfected cup. You can eat it after 6 hours.

* You can keep in the fridge good for about 3 days.


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