Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Accomplishments

It is very sunny here in Tokyo! We expect no rain for a week or so! But the sky is not clear... It's smoggy a little.

Okay. Today, I will list my accomplishments!

On 7/12, I won 2 dozen of Kirin Ichiban by submitting my Chinese recipe: Stir-Fried Chili Bean Sprout! It wasn't a contest, so I was just lucky enough to win :)
Surprisingly, my boyfriend was really happy with it! I asked him why and he told me that the beer I used to serve him was Happoshu (low-malt beer)! I don't drink beer, so I didn't realize it until then!!!

On 7/17, I won the grand prize at the Yodoran (iodine-enriched egg) contest! This was my second time to win the top prize :) This time, they asked for the summer sweet recipes using their eggs, and I submitted my "Danish French Toast with Lemon Sauce"! I wrote that I went to the cafe on 7/21, which was the prize.

On 7/21, I won "the Idea Pon Award" at Cookpad's Ajipon recipe contest. Ajipon is Mizkan's citrus seasoned soy sauce! They asked for stir-fried recipes using it and I submitted my "Ajipon Stir-Fried Colorful Vegetables".

On 7/28, I won 2 awards at mozuku recipe contest organized by Itoman Mozuku Sangyo in Okinawa. Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus) is noodle-like seaweed which is mainly produced in Okinawa. My "Mozuku and Nameko Soup Rice Bowl" won the second prize (outstanding performance award) and my "Ginger Vinegar Marinated Mozuku Tomatoes" won the third prize!

Then today, on 7/30, my "Watermelon Broiled Eels on Rice" was introduced in the Cookpad's e-mail newsletter as an amazing summer treat recipe ;)

I'm changing my story! Speaking of summer, we need to be careful of food poisoning! There was a news that 5 people fell ill with food poisoning at a yakiniku restaurant! The source of food poisoning was Campylobacter! It is said that chicken is the most common food implicated as the source of Campylobacter contamination. Any raw poultry - chicken, turkey, duck, goose, game fowl - meat and its juices may contain Campylobacter, including organic and “free range” products. We Japanese sometimes eat those raw, so we need to be careful, or cook thoroughly!!!

Tonight, my boyfriend doesn't need dinner, so I am kind of lazy not cooking anything!
It's OK sometimes ;)

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  1. Hi,Ochi

    Weather in Malaysia here also sunny..

    Congratulations to you first for winning so many awards.You are really a genius in creating delicious recipes..

    I also sometimes cook breakfast and dinner for my boyfriend too..I'm not good in cooking and i often went to bookstore to search for recipes..

    Congratulations o..

  2. Congratulations on recent accomplishment as usual :)

    It is always very difficult to maintain high standard, but you are doing to it as if it is a routine.

    Nice Works!

  3. Hi Ochi,

    Congrads on all your accomplishments! How wonderful you have so many good ideas!

    I don't eat any raw meat here, too scared of samonella poisoning much similar to your campylobacter. I wash all meat very carefully.

    We have had tomatoe scare here too in the U.S. Don't eat out too often because of the scares. We grow our own tomatoes, so I know where they come from! Have anice relaxing night!

  4. Hello josephinechoo!

    There are many others who are good at creating recipes, so it's not just me! I really need to do my best. But thanks for your words. I feel like I can do it :)

    Do you mostly cook Malaysian food? or Thai food?
    Just try whatever you and your boyfriend want to eat! I mostly do that ;)

  5. Hi Hide-san!!! Is that you?!

    Yes. It's my routine stuff, you know ;)
    I always do my best to see if my effort will be paid off or not. I believe someday I will know the answer...

    You know what?! I was just thinking of getting the bag in a different way (maybe over the phone?) and you left me a comment. Did you hear me?!

  6. Hi jo!

    Thanks for congrads!

    Yes, Salmonella is the source of food poisoning here, too! Food poisoning in Japan is mainly caused by the ingestion of Salmonella, Escherichia coli, O157, or norovirus outbreak!!! You wash meat?! May be I should better do so or blanch them!

    We don't hear about any tomato scare here but that sounds very scary... Regardless of the scare, I know your own tomatoes are the best ;)

  7. Yes, it is me :)

    Hide from WP.

    If you are going to try ordering again, let me know via mixi.

  8. Thank you Hide-san!

    I was annoyed by the shop last time, but now I am okay! Ha-ha!!!

    I will try again!
    Thanks ;)

  9. Hi Ochi,

    Yup,you can do it well..Normally,i cook for my boyfriend too.We cook Malaysian's dishes and sometimes Thai's food too.

    Actually,it was very convenience to eat Thai food here as a lot of shops or restaurant sell Thai food and i like most was Tomyam Chicken delicious..

  10. Hello josephinechoo!

    I envy you!!!
    Thai food in your country sounds authentic!
    I hope we have more authentic Thai restaurants here in Japan!

    I like shrimp, so I like Tom Yum Kung :)
    Yes! Tom Yam food is delicious!!!


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