Monthly Archives: June 2011

Miso Soup ….M’mmmm Yummm!

Do you like Miso Soup?

It is “traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called “dashi” into which is mixed softened miso paste”.  Although high in sodium (over 400% DV), one cup (275 g) of miso paste is an excellent source of dietary fiber (59%) and protein (64% DV), as well as a good source of minerals . Miso paste is also high in amino acids, the basic building blocks of protein. An excellent source of vitamin K and a decent source of riboflavin (38% DV), miso also provides small amounts of other vitamins. One major benefit of miso is its extremely high omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content. (source)

I like miso soup because of its delicate flavor, and they are so easy to make! All you need is miso paste, seaweed, and tofu:

Do you know the ‘correct way’ to make the miso soup? A trick of the tray to avoid lump in your miso soup:  we should dissolve miso paste in a smaller cup of hot soup separately, and pour it back to the pot 🙂

It is ready within 10 minutes, and with this colorful pot from Lock&Lock, I can place it directly on my table!

It goes well with almost any dish: I just quickly sauteed some pearl onion and edamame.

And finish the meal with a cup cake :

Enjoy ! Hope you have a cool summer !




Filed under Authentic Asian

Good Chef Needs A Good Frying Pan

Not the one that gets sticky all the time!!!

I ruined my stainless steel pan 2 months ago by caramelize onions for 20minutes. It became BLACK. Literally, changing from this:

to THIS:

I am not joking. I would be much happier if “black” in my stainless steel pan means “non-stick”. Unfortunately, it STICKS all the time.

So you can imaging how excited I was when I open the Lock&Lock supporter package last week!!!!

It is an awesome, fancy, hip, ceramic (and I assume it means non-stick), flower patterned frying pan!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I keep on bombing you with the pan :-p, but this is where the food comes from!!! I can not wait to try:

With just a little bit oil, I sauteed some pork . It is totally Non-stick !!! according to manual, the flowering pattern at the bottom of the pan prevent the food from sticking, and the pan is made with Non-toxic, eco-friendly coating materials. Well, I have to say, the color is an awesome addition to  my kitchen too!

I made this: snow pea with pork:

and I love the color so much , so I just use the frying pan as another plate!

My happy meal : brown rice, egg tomato with black fungus, snow pea with pork!

I am really happy with this frying pan – because I want to be a terrific chef !


Filed under Authentic Asian, Product Review