Friday, August 7, 2009

My Accomplishments

Wow! Time flies!!! It has been already a month since I posted my accomplishments last time. I will list the latest ones briefly before I forget!

On 6/29, my "Foil Baked Chicken Breast Fillet and Onion" received the incentive award at Asahi Breweries' natural wine contest.

On 6/30, my "Fried Tofu Stuffed Natto Cheese Baked Rice Ball" won the highest award at MEIJI's rice ball contest.

On 7/12, my "Mango Miso Stir-Fried Pork, Eggplant, and Peppers" won the outstanding performance award at Asahi's mango juice contest. I used mango juice, soy sauce, etc... to season it ;)

On 7/19, I again won the outstanding performance award at Asahi Food & Healthcare's diet recipe contest. I submitted "Pickled Ume Marinated Tuna Rice Bowl with Grated Yam".

On 7/20, my "Insectosaurus Sandwich" won the Insectosaurus award at energetic recipe contest. The prize was tickets for the movie, Monsters vs Aliens, 2 adults and 2 children... Children?!

On 7/27, my "Premium Cane Sugar Banana Bran Muffin" won the dessert award at the premium cane sugar contest.

On 7/28, my "Italian Japanese Sesame Sauce" won the silver prize at the original sauce contest organized by Kikkoman. They asked for yummy sauces using their soy sauce. My other three sauce recipes (miso soy sauce, maple natto ginger sauce, and apple soy sauce) won the bronze awards, too :) It seems like I'm receiving a dozens of bottle of soy sauce for the prize!

On 7/30, my "Sauce Taco Yakisoba" won the outstanding performance award at Yakisoba recipe contest.

Then, last but not least, on 7/31, my "Black Gomoku Rice Ball" won the highest award at the cereal rice recipe contest. I cooked rice with 5 black-colored ingredients: black pork (which is a local specialty in Kagoshima prefecture), sliced tangle (kind of seaweed), forbidden rice (black cereal rice), black sesame, and dried shitake mushroom. What was good about the prize is that this rice ball is going to be sold at am/pm (convenience stores) in September plus I received 100,000yen ($1,000) cash!!! Wow!!! I hope I didn't use all my luck.

I don't know which of my recipes won the prize but on 6/21, I received an honorable mention at seaweed recipe contest. On 7/8, honorable mention at Asadaame's sugar recipe contest. On 7/12, the prize for participation at egg recipe contest. On 7/15, the prize for participation at tea recipe contest. On 7/19, received a prize at shochu cocktail recipe contest.

As for samples, I got miso making kit, natto furikake (rice topping), tomato juice, apricot wine & other wines, horse placenta serum, yakiniku sauce, collagen, Qi Salt, 50 bucks bookstore gift card, orange shampoo, acne care sample, and persimmon tea.

Tonight I am going out for a dinner with my co-workers again. Eating too many meals outside! Hope I don't get pimples later X(

See you again next week!

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  1. WOW! Congratulations! You are such a great cook. You have won so many awards - you should be very proud of yourself. Even though I don't like natto - your natto (and tofu and cheese rice ball) recipe looks delicious!

  2. Hi fran,

    Thanks! I always try hard, so I can't be satisfied with the results. Ha-ha!!! I just believe if I continue trying, it will lead to a success!

    I'm glad you find something you like ;) This is something that I always hope when I post my recipes!!!

  3. Hi Ochi,

    Thanks for sharing your winning pics. Congrats on winning so many competitions!

    Now, you gotta tell me, what exactly is horse placenta serum? Is it some kind of cream for the face? I have heard of Horse oil (very creamy cream), good for winter, but not the horse placenta serum....hopefully it's good product...hehe.

    Happy dining out with coworkers!


  4. Congrads Ochi,

    You go girl! Your dishes are fantastic! You deserve it, finally a cash award for you!

    Do you have some nieces or nephews who could share your movie prize!

    The kikkoman soysauce is a nice prize! Do you use this soysauce! I use it all the time!

    Your insectosaurus sandwiches are so adorable!

    Will you receive royalties for rice balls sold at convenient stores!

    Keep all your recipes going you're on a roll! Excellent work! :)

  5. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks for your comment.

    That's a good question! Placenta I meant here is placenta extract. Believe it or not, it is said to create a new cell. We see the word placenta on many cosmetics and beauty food products these days. There is plant placenta that works in the same way, too. But some people says that it's a fraud. I haven't used it yet, but I hope my skin renews. Ha-ha!

  6. Hi jo,

    Thanks for praising me up!!! I always feel uplifted :D
    You know what!? I thought of giving that movie prize to my mom's friend but the movie has already finished... I found it was screened only for a month or so... too short :(

    I wish I could give you some of my soysauce... I had no idea so I gave them to my mom...

    I don't know how my rice balls are going to be sold. I hope to hear from them soon. I will post about it if there is a progress!

    I hope I am always in a right direction because sometimes I regret the way I spent my time.


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