Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Accomplishments

Hello. It was again cold this morning. I predict the cherry trees will blossom this weekend!

I will list the rest of my accomplishments this month.

On 3/12, I got honorable mention at Kamada(dashi soy sauce products manufacturer)'s contest. My prize winning recipe is Microwave Steamed Salty Sweet Chicken Cake.

On 3/17, my Stir Fried Mozuku recipe won the highest award at mozuku recipe contest organized by Itoman Mozuku Sangyo in Okinawa. Mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus) is noodle-like seaweed which is mainly produced in Okinawa. Since it was my 2nd time to apply for this contest, I didn't think I would get a prize again, so I was really happy about the result!

On 3/23, I won the outstanding performance award at Cookpad's gochujang recipe contest. Gochujang is a Korean hot miso sauce. I poured it on the rice omelet using namuru (Korean versatile vegetables).

On 3/24 I won a B prize again at Valentine's Day contest held by Kyoritsu Foods ( food manufacturer). I used their sugar sprinkles to decorate the cake.

On 3/24, I won the outstanding performance award at tomato recipe contest held by Town Planning Association of Ebetsu city in Hokkaido. I found the contest day before the deadline, so I was very surprised to receive the award. Maybe I shouldn't try too hard?!

On 3/25, three of my recipes were posted on QBB (cheese and milk products manufacturer)'s website. I was asked by QBB to create recipes using their newly released cheese products ;)

On 3/27, my Bibim Tuna Roll won the highest award. The contest was to create recipes using Yazuya's cereal rice and Ontayaki (plate). I am happy to receive good reports from the judges, too!

As usual, I won some sample products, too. Ajitsuke nori (flavored nori), mentaiko (cod ovum), fish collagen supplement, konjac noodle, TBC beauty drinks, dish soap, and ironware. Then last but not least, I won the moffle maker! I collected bar-codes on the packages of sweet ingredients and applied. I don't usually win this kind of sweepstakes, so I was lucky.

Actually, I am finishing up my diary in Shiga. I was right that I brought my PC with me since I have some spare time in spots.

See you again!

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  1. Congrads on your wins Ochi, you deserve highest awards! Your food is awesome, makes me want to come there and eat! Your pictures are looking very nice in presentation! See you keep trying, I entered a couple essay contests, not sure of results yet! :)

  2. You are so incredible!!
    Keep on!

  3. Hi Ochi, are the best!!
    I like your Bibim Tuna Roll and the Valentine's cake!!
    I hope I can taste it....

  4. Hello jo,

    Thanks always!
    Yes I am keep trying. You know I don't win all the time...

    Good for you to apply! Better than not doing anything! I always believe in this way and try...

  5. Tomi-san,

    Thank you!!!
    I will try whatever possible!

  6. Hi anGeLine,

    You like Korean food?
    Then I'm sure you will like Bibim Tuna Roll ;)

  7. I just came across your blog and am really impressed! Congratulations on your many prizes. These are fantastic accomplishments, and it's nice that you received some free goodies for your hard work! Beautiful photos, too.

  8. Thank you Sapuche,

    I just visited your blog! You know Japanese food :) I hope you visit Japan someday!!!

  9. Wow! Congratulations! I would love a translation of your stir fry mozuku recipe! I live in Okinawa and just harvested a ton of mozuku and don't know what to do with it! If you have the time, I would be so thankful!!

  10. Thanks ReBekha,

    Wow! I saw your mozuku! That's a lot!!!
    I hope I can translate my recipe while fresh!


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