Week 1 – Day 2

Breakfast: Mandarin Orange Lunch: Strawberry Coffee Cake (see coffee cake recipe) Don’t be alarmed, it looks gooey and unpresentable but it taste delicious. Dinner: 3-Spice Marinated Pork Sandwich Serving for two – 13oz Pork shoulder cut into thin pieces, 1tbsp Mirin, 6tsp Cumin, 6tsp Coriander, 3 tsp Clove, Pepper and Salt to taste, 1 Medium…

BBQ Pork Ribs Sous Vide

This week I watched a video of a man charring a piece of steak with a heat gun. So, guess what, I tried it on a piece of ribs and it worked! Since I do not own a BBQ Grill, this is the best alternative to getting my meat charred. Ingredients: Pork Ribs Rack BBQ…

Xa Xiu – BBQ Pork

Marinade the pork no less than 1 hour in the fridge. Marinade: 300g Pork Sirloin (about 3 thin pork sirloin chops) – cut into small thin pieces 1 tbsp Honey 1 tbsp Shaoxing/Mirin wine 1 tbsp Hoisin sauce 1 tsp Fish Sauce 1/2 tsp Five Spice powder 1 large Garlic clove – grated (2-5 for…

Pork Ribs Adobo

A different twist to adobo. Fry/sir the ribs. Mix everything to make the sauce. Boil the ribs with the sauce mixture on medium heat until the sauce is reduced, or the ribs are about to fall apart. Remove the ribs, once they’re done cooking Reduce the sauce until it thickens. Glaze the ribs and serve with…

7 Eleven Onigiri

Onigiri was my comfort food when I lived in Yokosuka. After a long work day, I would walk my way to a 7 Eleven store and pick up a couple of onigiri’s and a salad plate. You can stuff it inside or mix furikake into the rice. They’re easy to make. Ingredients: Cooked rice, Stir-fried Pork…

Curry Noodles

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Very good! This is great for late dinners, especially when you don’t want to watch what you are cooking. You can just put everything in a pan and boil away… This recipe is only good for one serving. It is perfect for cold weather late night dinners, like right about now….

Lumpia – Spring Rolls

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Very good! When I was younger my mom would make spring rolls stuffed with cheese (similar taste as gouda). She served them as snacks, usually after she was making spring rolls. I loved nibbling at the crunchy wrapper as the cheese oozed out… Anyways, last night I made Spring rolls that…

Pork Adobo

 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = Very good! I don’t have chicken at the moment. I spent the afternoon re-arranging my drawing area. By the time Erik got home, I was on the floor re-arranging watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint tubes. I didn’t start cooking until 7pm.. since he  leaves very early (4am) for work tomorrow, we…

Stir-Fried Pork

Ingredients: Thinly sliced pork, onions, apple juice, ginger, garlic, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp mirin, 1 tbsp red wine, 2 tbsp soy sauce, red pepper flakes, & sesame seeds. Fry everything in a pan on medium high heat, cook until all the juice thickens and the meat is very tender. Preferably served with rice and…

Pork Pot Pie

I love chicken pot pie, but unfortunately I don’t always have chicken in the fridge. Instead, I used diced Pork butt/shoulder. I don’t have stock, so I used a bouillon cube instead. For this recipe, everything can be substituted with just about anything with the exception of the crust and the sauce. Creamy sauce: 1-1/2…

Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Pork

Yummy Factor: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Another unruly combination. Ingredient substitution is sometimes way better than intended. I have nothing against chicken but sometimes I’d like to eat pork once in a while. This recipe is simple as rub, bake and toss. Ingredients: 1 packet of McCormick’s Gourmet Sweet Basil and Oregano Bruschetta Chicken,…

Bull-dog Melt

Today’s lunch is a home-made pork hamburger recipe that I whipped out. Nothing special about this recipe other than the Bull-dog Tonkatsu sauce. It can easily be bought at an Oriental Food store or at Amazon. Generally it is meant for tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet), but I use it on everything. The sauce is dark…