Omakasé at Home

We love sushi! 🍣❤

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“Omakasé at Home” Cedar Park, 2020
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“Omakasé at Home” Cedar Park, 2020
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“Omakasé at Home” Cedar Park, 2020

Three Salads and Gyoza

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“Gyoza and Salad” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight we had gyoza (from frozen) and three kinds of salad. It’s funny to call them salads, though. They are more like side dishes. I’m not even sure what qualities a side dish needs to be considered a “salad”. I guess I could look it up, but that’s one of those things where I find it more fun not to know the answer to.

Anyways, the side dish salads were gobo & carrot, pickled carrot, and a broccoli & egg. I felt like these were the main courses, and the gyoza was the side dish! They were delicious, all with a unique flavor.

I hope you had a good day! またね~

Indian Food at Home

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“Indian Dinner” Cedar Park, 2020

Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, and Pani Puri to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Yum!

During the COVID-19 situation we don’t usually have people over, but for an event like this we set up the deck with socially-distanced seating so Mariko and two of her friends could enjoy some time together.

Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry

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“Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry” Cedar Park, 2020

In a couple of weeks, Bay will head back to school in Houston, but he’ll be living off-campus which means that he needs to prepare his own meals. Therefore, he’s been practicing some new recipes at home and working on his kitchen skills. The dishes that he’s prepared for us have been yummy and tonight’s was no different.

The Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry recipe is from the Kay Chun/New York Times and didn’t look too difficult although there were a couple tricky parts. Mariko is an amazing cook so she helped guide Bay through the parts he was unsure about. I helped out with the easy tasks, such as showing Bay how I would cut the onion, collecting the basil from the garden, and keeping the surfaces tidy.

It’s lots of fun, and so satisfying to watch Bay keep learning new skills and growing as a person. 😊

Cheese Ramen

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“Cheese Ramen” Cedar Park, 2020

Yes, American cheese in Shin Ramyun is so yummy! I drop an egg in the boiling water 3 minutes before it’s done, then two slices of American cheese. Mariko says Mozzarella is also very popular, so I need to try that too. 🍜💗🌶🔥