Favorite Meal – Oyakodon 親子丼

"Oyakodon" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Oyakodon” Cedar Park, 2019

I wasn’t feeling 100% health-wise today, but I did get to enjoy my favorite meal this evening. Oyakodon 親子丼 is so yummy! ❤

Donburi Night at Home

"Garlic Steak Donburi" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Garlic Steak Donburi” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going? Tonight, Mariko made a steak donburi with a sweet sauce and toasted garlic. It tasted as good as it looked. 😄 Over vacation, we ate a lot of food at each meal, so it was nice to enjoy a smaller portion.

And Lani was excited at the possibility of getting some some home-cooked scraps:

"Hungry Dog" Cedar Park, 2019
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“Hungry Dog” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!


Magic Meal

"Magic Meal" Cedar Park, 2018
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“Magic Meal” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

I’m amazed that Mariko can whip up a yummy meal out of nowhere. She only had a few minutes before going to work, and I went to pick up Bay from school, but when I returned, the fixings for a delicious donburi (rice bowl) were cooked and waiting for us. Bay cooked some rice and I put the yummy fish (sardines), soy sauce mixture, and green onion over it and voila! So delicious…

After the kids ate, I made my donburi with an egg added and took the photo above.

I’m not able to think creatively about preparing food, but Mariko is so talented that she seems to work her magic all the time. 😀 We’re truly lucky.


Return of Good Food

"Poke Donburi" Cedar Park, 2017
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“Poke Donburi” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。Did you have a good Friday?

With the return of Mariko and Bay, Koa and I will end our “Bachelor summer”, which means we also are ending our Bachelor diets, which are not healthy at all… We’ve been craving the good food that Mariko provides for us, and tonight we enjoyed a simple but delicious poke donburi (rice bowl). 🐟🍚 It was such a treat!

I’m looking forward to miso soup too, especially because Mariko said she brought back some really good miso. I can’t wait. And karaage, and tofu, and vegetables, etc. etc. etc.

And even the ice cream got a nice upgrade when they came back from Japan. Cookie toppings in the shape of pandas! 🐼🍪🍨

"Ice Cream Treat" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Ice Cream Treat” Cedar Park, 2017

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday Bento and Donburi

"Lunchtime" Austin, 2017
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“Lunchtime” Austin, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today was another beautiful day, although the weatherman said a cold front was coming through this morning and we might have some rain. I don’t know if 70° F is considered a cold front, but whatever!

A Rare Lunch

So for a year or so now I’ve been eating 1.5 meals per day instead of the common 3 meals per day tradition. I estimate 1.5 because I don’t eat breakfast, but will often have a small snack in the afternoon, and then have a normal dinner. Oftentimes I skip the snack and just have one meal.

This week, though, I’ve eaten lunch both Monday and Tuesday, which is extremely rare. But yesterday the Banh Mi food truck was outside the office and I couldn’t resist. And today I wanted to finish up my oyakodon leftovers so I packed a small bento (actually a plain glass food container) to enjoy at lunchtime. 🍱

It was such a nice day that I decided to eat in one of the office park’s many courtyards, but of course I chose the one that has a PokéStop! Not only did I get to enjoy my bento, but I stocked up on Poké Balls and other goodies, as well as caught several Pokémon, including a new type for me.

Even though I only spent half an hour outside, it was refreshing and I went back to work with a clear mind. 😀

Korean Donburi

Tonight Mariko had to work again, but she prepared an easy dish for me to cook for myself and the kids: a Korean-style Donburi. As you may know, donburi is basically a bowl of rice with some kind of topping. Tonight’s donburi was onion, carrots, and spicy Korean pork, which Mariko bought from the Korean market.

"Korean Donburi" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Korean Donburi” Cedar Park, 2017

We also enjoyed a fresh green salad, which went perfectly with the spicy pork. In fact, we wrapped the pork with lettuce just like we were at the Korean BBQ. おいしかった!

I hope you had a great Tuesday!