Tonight’s dinner was yakiniku, which is a Japanese interpretation of Korean barbecue. Because we live near an H-Mart Korean market, we can buy perfectly prepared meats for yakiniku anytime. Years ago, before the market opened, we’d buy large cuts of meat, and then I would slice the semi-frozen meat with a meat slicer. It was 面倒くさい! Thankfully, those days are over.
Preparing for yakiniku is mainly chopping up the desired veggies, getting the dipping sauces for the meat ready, and making sure you have enough fuel in the canisters for the stove. It’s no fun to run out of flame during the meal and not have a full canister ready to replace it with. 😲
Tonight we had four kinds of meat, two types of dipping sauces, cabbage, jalapeño, onion, asparagus, cheese, and kimchee. An ice-cold beer is also nice!
Tonight’s dinner was pork and daikon, prepared in the Instant Pot. As you may know, daikon radish can be stinky and that was certainly the case when releasing the steam from the Instant Pot. But the meal was delicious! 😄
It’s been maybe half a year since we’ve had dim sum, so I was excited to feast at New Fortune with good friends. We had most of the usual types, but what made today’s meal special is that I tried tripe, which may have been my first time. It actually was pretty good! But honestly, with so many other options available, I don’t think I will have it again, or at least order it on my own.
I like New Fortune not only because the food is delicious, but it also reminds me of the Chinese restaurants I used to eat at in Monterey Park. The restaurant is basically one huge room which can also be used for banquets or wedding receptions. It’s so typically Chinese, I love it!