Burgers for the 4th

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“Loaded Burger” Cedar Park, 2022

Our go-to meal for the Fourth of July has to be burgers. And of course Mariko bakes some incredible buns, which really make the burger special!

Rounding out the meal were some seasoned fries and homemade pasta salad. It was a fantastic holiday dinner. 😄🇺🇸

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“Buns” Cedar Park, 2022

Birthday Boy

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“Birthday Book” Cedar Park, 2022

Today is our son’s birthday, so we celebrated with presents, cake, and sushi! ♥️🍣🎂 They grow up so fast… it’s the truth!

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“Birthday Sushi” Cedar Park, 2022

Sri Lankan Curry

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“Curries” Cedar Park, 2022

Tonight I made a Sri Lankan Chicken Curry to go with some of last night’s leftovers. It was pretty good!

We have a bunch of different spices in these neat little containers, and using them is actually kind of fun. And they look pretty too. 🙂

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“Indian Spices” Cedar Park, 2022

Ramen Lunch

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“Ramen” Austin, 2022

Today Mariko and I tried a new ramen restaurant for lunch. Sazan Ramen (at the time of this post) has three kinds of ramen, and plenty of appetizers and other goodies, as well as a large selection of cocktails and beer. Mariko and I shared the Black Garlic Ramen and the Spicy Paitan Ramen. They were both pretty good! The noodles, broth, and pork were delicious. 🍜

I’d say the ramen was on the fancy side (and looked beautiful!), which might not be what you are looking for. For instance, we didn’t think the raw purple cabbage in the black garlic ramen fit in well. My ramen had nuts and dried tomatoes, and although I enjoyed them, it wasn’t something I’d like to get again if I had the craving for ramen. So if you are looking for a regular miso or shoyu ramen, Sazan might not be for you. However, I thought it was a yummy meal and I wouldn’t hesitate to come again!

Father’s Day Sukiyaki すき焼き Dinner

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“Sukiyaki” Cedar Park, 2022

For Father’s Day this year, I requested that we have sukiyaki すき焼き. We haven’t had it in a while, but I always enjoy it. So yummy!