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Quarantine dinner #41 Egg foo young

By |2020-11-14T20:57:10+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Hong Kong gardens... I grew up eating all kinds of eggs fried, hard-boiled, soft boiled, water eggs, steamed egg custard, and omelet... When I was a kid we never had egg foo young as most people know it a deep-fried dark omelet filled with vegetables and some protein in almost a flying saucer shape then topped with some ubiquitous brown sauce. Egg foo young We ate a soft omelet with maybe 2 3 ingredients max. Topped with just a drizzle of oyster sauce and soy sauce. Egg foo young was created during the building of the railroads

Quarantine dinner #40 Oatmeal

By |2020-11-14T20:55:30+00:00April 30th, 2020|

Mush! One thing I never liked is oatmeal only 5% of the world eats oatmeal the other 95% is livestock. But I do like steel-cut oatmeal is normally boring even the story behind it is boring. But let me see if I can change that! First the oatmeal that everyone knows that comes in the round box with the picture of bushes wife is called rolled oats. It’s called rolled oats because it is rolled and flatten. The process makes it cook faster because of the wider surface area, so it can be cooked anywhere from 1 minute to

Quarantine dinner #39 The salad

By |2020-11-14T20:59:00+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Chop it up Our food deliveries come on Fridays so by Tuesday I have to keep an eye on veggies to make sure I used them before they go off. So time to make a salad! But what kind?... The green tossed salad was invented in Chicago by chef Harry Salled in the kitchen of the carter hotel in 1921...Lol just messing with you! The salad has been around since the ancient Romans and Greeks. They ate mixed greens with salt and oil. Salad is a shorter version of the French word salade and sal is from the Latin

Quarantine dinner #38 Instant noodles

By |2020-11-14T23:49:38+00:00April 28th, 2020|

I want it now! Everybody nowadays wants everything fast including food. In my previous dinner it was a slow process making everything from scratch. Now I wanted to go in the opposite direction can I make a complete dinner by the time the water boils? Yes! Instant noodles but I am sure I make mine a little different let me explain what instant noodles are first… Instant noodles have saved many broke college kids from starving to death and all the people who don’t know how to cook can still make instant Raman. Momofuku Ando invented the instant noodle

Quarantine dinner #37 Sabich

By |2020-11-14T23:54:56+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Scratch that itch… I was in an ambitious mood yesterday I wanted to make something that no one has ever heard of before..well some of you. I also wanted to make everything from scratch I mean everything. So I made Sabich let me tell you what it is… If you ever had a pita sandwich it something like it…yet nothing like it. It’s Israeli street food but more about that in a minute. It contains 3 ingredients that make it special the fried eggplant, boiled eggs, and Amba! When was the last time you had Amba and

Quarantine dinner #36 Pasta

By |2020-11-14T23:52:35+00:00April 26th, 2020|

Table for 3 please... Here we are again with another pasta dish but this one is kinda special there are a lot of pasta dishes but pasta primavera is different. This dish is kinda Special let me tell you why... A lot of pasta Dishes come from the old country where grandma’s grandma Handed down recipes etc. Well not with pasta primavera it was invented in the mid-1970s Right here in NYC. I remember having it prepared table side at le cirque but it was never on the menu you had to know to order off the menu which

Quarantine dinner #35 Pea soup

By |2020-11-14T23:55:58+00:00April 25th, 2020|

Please sir may I have some more...? Pea Soup If you are the age where they served split pea soup in schools then you know the nightmares it caused for the lunch ladies. Let me explain... Pea soup has always had a bad rap they even used it as special effects in The Exorcist! The Exorcist Till one day you taste that perfect bowl of creamy pea soup! But when did we started eating Pea Soup? Pea soup has been around for a long time longer than you great grandma Take a guess? Well it was first

Quarantine dinner #34 Bao

By |2020-11-14T23:57:32+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Getting steamy... If you never tried a Chinese pork bun or Bao, Baozi in Chinatown. You should try one they are two types baked and stream and are filled with diced char siu which is Chinese roast pork mixed with a thick .sauce and onions. The bake ones are sweeter and are a golden color with a glaze on top. The steamed ones are white and the bread part is denser in texture. but there are other options if you don’t eat pork or meat. The Bao has been around for a long time probably since the 13 century

Quarantine dinner #33 Tuna salad

By |2020-11-14T23:48:41+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

Something fishy going is on... Tuna fish salad ether you like it or you don’t. I am trying to think of foods that either you love or hate Like marmite Marmite or surstromming that's a hardcore love or hate option. Surströmming No in between like I’ll eat it but it’s not my favorite. Tuna fish salad has been eaten for over 100 years back then tuna was cheaper than chicken. Now chicken is a few bucks for a whole one and pound of tuna is over 18.00 a pound. The chicken salad was also very

Quarantine dinner #32 Chicken and pasta

By |2020-11-14T23:58:52+00:00April 22nd, 2020|

Twisting forks Every loves pasta but it can get boring after a while...pasta with marinara sauce, pasta with sausage meat, pasta carbonara, pasta with meat sauce, etc. I think meat sauce was invented by people who too lazy to make meatballs. Meatball So in our household we normally make a quick meat sauce. But last night I wanted something different and I wanted to make it fairly quick and simple this is what I did… I had a pack of boneless skinless chicken thighs I seasoned with salt and fresh ground pepper. Please note I only use

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