Sunday, December 9, 2007
Bookchan Soon Dubu is unanimously the best place to get soft-tofu stew (Soon Dubu) in Toronto. And maaaan it is so good. There's always a line to get in to the restaurant, but it's so worth it. Two days after Miwako and I went for the first time, we were already craving it again!
The banchan they provide: Not a lot, but it's all good, especially the kimchi - sweet, fresh and not sour, but not too fresh - just perfect.
This is the second time we went - I ordered the vegetable soondubu (ab0ve), and Miwako got the kimchi, beef and pork soondubu again.
They give you rice in stonebowls, then they take the rice out of the bowl for you, and fill the stonebowl with water, which you can mix up with the rice left in the pot and eat afterwards if you like.
This was Miwako's bowl by the time she was done.
This was my bowl by the time I was done. Dry as a bone. Miwako now aspires to learn how to eat soondubu like I do. Every time we go, we're gonna keep a tally of how much dryer her bowl is at the end of the meal...
I thought that food wasn't bad, although Miwako didn't like her fish very much. A downpoint - our waitress was clearly in a bad mood.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Dad wanted to try this Campbell soup recipe. It is a cinch to make and to clean up. You just have to put thinly sliced veggies (I have carrots, mushrooms and green peppers) on tin foil. Top with the salmon fillet and pour low fat condensed cream celery soup mixed with juice from a lemon. Garnish with fresh dill. Seal the pouches and placed them on a cookie sheet and either bbq or bake. I bake them in the oven at 400 for 23 min. Everyone gives it a thumb up.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I decided to buy some cream puffs that was featured in the Vancouver Sun. It was located at the food court at the Aberdeen Ctr. I waited in line for approx. 20 min and while I was waiting, trying to figure out how many I should buy. Six? A doz? Well, there is a sign saying that you should eat them the same day so I settled on 6.
Three green tea custard and 3 vanilla original. I ate one of each. Michael said "I'll have one after my hockey practice. I really shouldn't eat them." He had such will power after school and waited till he came home. Although he didn't stop at one. He ate another. Kim ate the vanilla one first (before dinner) and said "I shouldn't eat another one" But she did, she ate the last one in the box. Oh yeah, dad didn't get any...he wouldn't want them anyway...
Monday, November 12, 2007
Victim 1: Unidentified Chocolate Chip Cookie A
Victim 2: Unidentified Chocolate Chip Cookie B
Description: Two Chocolate Chip Cookies, barely out of the oven, found badly mutilated on cookie sheet.
Note: Also several scattered unidentifiable cookie parts - perhaps more victims?
The neighbouring cookie, who coincidentally was not damaged at all? Looks like he's pretty nervous, sweating like that...
"It wasn't me! I swear!"
The cookie's jealous unbaked cousins?
"We've never even been on that cookie tray!"
"Hey, I was just doing my job!"
Ruling: Accidental death. Spatula charged with abetting manslaughter.
Notes: When recipe says "let cool on sheet", they probably mean for longer than five seconds.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Kim remembered to take this picture of her dinner prior to eating...we are getting better with this food blog thing.
[before second rise]
Yeah. I ran out of cinnamon. So these are really ginger-nutmeg buns. And actually I didn't start out with the intention of making cinnamon buns, I just decided half-way through, when I had already made the dough for normal sweet rolls.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 c. and 2tbsp flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c. vanilla soy milk
2 large apples, peeled, cored, diced
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.
Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Dump the rest of the stuff in and stir. It will seem like a ridiculously large amount of apples for such little batter. Don't worry about it. Load it into a greased loafpan.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes, take out and let cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
Personally, I think this cake tastes better the next day...
Monday, October 8, 2007
We had our Thanksgiving Dinner today, and it was not nearly the disaster I had feared it would be! (Muaha, my roommates didn't know that I had anticipated disaster)
[the whole spread: sticky rice, gravy, salad, pumpkin cheesecake and turkey]
First of all, the
But anyways. As unfamiliar as I am with
[turkey breast, still on the bone, in a bag]
[brining in our fridge]
Dad's butterfly turkey was very juicy and tender, yum!
So Uncle Nelson brought a Jamaican Ginger Cake (delicious!) with pear compote and whipped cream... mmmmm whipped cream.....
Dad made not only turkey, but also a bone in prime rib that was rubbed with garlic, dijon mustard, rosemary and lots of other good stuff... I don't really remember....
I made or attempted to recreate a salad that I had at Meinhart, a winter squash salad with spinach and goat cheese (meinhart's had feta cheese but I think goat works better) and walnuts that were toasted in the oven first.... next time.. I need to choose better squash though, butternut squash was too wet inside and not sweet enough... next time I will try acorn, buttercup or kabocha squash instead.....
Mom made her bruschetta special again of course and as usual, we had leftover for days!