Ponzu Fried Cod Recipe

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Serves 2 -3 people
Original recipe from COOKPAD

Ingredients

  • Black Cod – 2-3 pieces
  • Green Onions for Garnish – 2 -3 sticks
  • Flour – 2 tablespoon
  • Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Ponzu – to taste

Directions:

  1. Season the cod with salt and pepper. Thoroughly coat the fillets with flour.
  2. Spread sesame oil in a pan. Fry the coated salmon fillets.
  3. When the cod is cooking, finely chop the green onion.
  4. Serve the grilled cod on a plate and top with the chopped green onions. Sprinkle on a little bit of ponzu to taste.

I don’t know how to steam fish, just bake and pan fry recipes.  Was really glad to stumble on this recipe as it was a different taste I could include in my recipes on Cod!  If you haven’t check out my tasty recipe on Japanese Black Cod – make sure you do!  It’s the best 🙂

Salmon with Japanese Cream Sauce Recipe

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Serves 4
Original recipe from COOKPAD

Ingredients

  • Raw Salmon – 4 pieces
  • Mushrooms – 8-10 large ones
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Milk – 2 tablespoon
  • Cream – 100 ml
  • Soy sauce – 2 teaspoon
  • White flour – 2 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil & Butter – 1 tablespoon each
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste

Directions:

  1. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Slice the mushrooms thinly. Chop the garlic into small pieces.
  2. Wipe out the salmon moisture with a paper towel, and coat with flour lightly.
  3. Heat a frying pan with oil and butter. Cook the salmon skin side down. When the skin is crispy, turn it over, and cook on medium to low heat.
  4. To make the sauce, put 2 teaspoon of butter (not listed), garlic and mushroom into a frying pan, and cook them on medium heat. Add RED ingredients, and simmer lightly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce on the served salmon or serve on the side. That’s it!

Delicious recipe and the salmon cooked beautifully!  My family was impressed with this dish and gobbled up the cream sauce with their rice.  A must try ! 🙂 

Healthy living to stay beautiful – inside and out!

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I recently participated in the Scotiabank Run for a Cure Fundraiser (5km) and it was my first time ever participating in such a thing.

Over the past few years, I decided to become more healthy. Health is something alot of people take for granted – WHICH you should really reconsider.  I have been doing zumba, walks, and sculpting classes 3 -4 days a week.  I drink lots of water everyday and make it a habit to eat lots of fruits and vegetables.  OH! And something I have been doing alot is cooking at home more.  When you eat out, you just never know what goes into the food, and also how much oil is put in.

My dad recently recieved a liver transplant and my dearest best friend, Kaila, her father passed away from liver cancer so yes!  We decided to run for liver diseases.  It was a great day and I felt so empowered after completing the little 5 km.  LOL – i say little because there were people doing 21 k?!?!  Oh gosh.  It felt amazing to see so many people there supporting different causes and hopefully with all the money raised, some of those illnesses will find a cure and end such suffering 😦  Everyone was so happy and enthusiastic – LOVED IT!

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Looking forward to the next run!

Marutama Ra-men (Downtown Vancouver)…YAY!

Marutama Ra-men on Urbanspoon

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DELICIOUS.  I don’t eat pork almost ever…just because of personal choice.  Yes…i don’t even eat shui mai.  And hardly ever eat pork dumplings 😦  I think it’s just the idea of a pig that I can thrown off with.  But yes…sometimes, my family are like WTF – you are asian!!!  But okay…enough with this blah blah blah pork stuff.  The reason why I bring up pork is because Ramen is just so delicious, but always made with pork. booooooo…..so yes, sometimes, I go to ramen restaurants and eat just the noodle and soup (soup with pork broth is okay)…but no pork slices for me la!~

I WAS SO THRILLED THAT THIS PLACE IS FAMOUS FOR THEIR CHICKEN BROTH.  CHICKEN!!!!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!! Thank you Marutama!  Now I can enjoy ramen fully and drink the soup without having to think about pork bones.  🙂  Yes, it does come with pork meat, but yah – just give it to husband.  LOL  Makes me wonder why they can’t serve it with chicken now.  But who cares.

The soup is just delicious and rich in chicken flavor.  They must’ve boiled the chickens forever until nothing is left.  I also like their noodles versus the yellowy ones.  Also love how they understand how tight the space is, so they give you bins to throw your purse/jackets under the chairs/table.

Final verdict?  I WILL BE BACK FOR SURE!  Oh, and funny thing was I was battling a cold, and I swear, after eating this…but cold felt SOOOOoooOOO much better!  Beats chicken noodle soup anyday 🙂

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar (Downtown Vancouver)…YAY!!

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar on Urbanspoon

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So my husband and I went to check out Nero’s after many friends and relatives said how much they liked this place.  Awesome and friendly service from the counter guys.  It was nice to smell and see them make it fresh too.  The only waffles I really ever had was those lego my eggos one.  LOL.  Still remember those commercials.

My husband and I had a huge dinner so we shared one together and it was actually just right for a dessert.  The fruits were pretty fresh and the whipped cream and fresh hot waffle tasted great together.  So simple, but yet so yummy.  I wouldn’t say the waffles were like out of this world and unique – but I think because it came out freshly hot and made – it made it extra tasty.

 

Final verdict?  Will be back !  This would go yummy with a coffee or hot tea 🙂  and a girl friend to have long girl chats with!

. Com Pop Hair Salon (Aberdeen Square, Richmond) Review

 

.Com Pop Hair Salon
https://www.facebook.com/dotcompopabdsqr
(604) 285-6855
4000 No. 3 Rd, #3350/
Richmond, British Columbia V6X 0J8

One of my girlfriends wanted to digital perm her hair, and I wanted to dye my hair to something more new and fresh so we decided to check out her friend’s new hair salon!  The manager Peter there is AWESOME, patient, and funny.

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My hair is every hair stylist nightmare…

  • thick
  • long
  • super long
  • too long
  • and colored many, many, infinity times…

 

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after bleaching it several times, it finally got blonde.

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Peter did a recolor on the top half of my head of a slight ash brown- which looks more orange in this picture…  look at next few posts and hopefully the color/lighting will be better. 😛

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Then the bottom half, a nice summer blonde with a high ombre so when it grows out, it will look like i did it on purpose.

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LOVE IT!  I feel so mod with a new and bold color without looking too crazy or out there.

While I was sitting there for FOUR HOURS (poor peter…), I noticed the other staff were really, really nice and gave lots of options and thoughtful insights on their techniques and why they are doing what they are doing for their hair.  Such a refreshing change from the quiet japanese/korean hair salons!  I will be back for more color changes in the future and probably try a real hair cut next time there 🙂  (just got a trim and layers this time)

Moncton Cafe (Steveston/Richmond)…YAY!!!

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This place is SOOOooooOOo yummy!  I am a fan of Japanese -western style cooking.  And okay, I would say this is just as good as the other ones (29th Ave Cafe that is close now…. L’Orangerrie).  They also have more selections than other Japanese cafes.  The service is also very good and the ladies are friendly.  The place is quite busy as it is located in busy Steveston.  And even better – close to the screamers stall which I love going during the summer time!

The drinks were simple but yet so good. I’m not sure if it’s because of the “japanese touch” or I was just super thirsty.  We didn’t get to try dessert unfortunately because we were in a rush to go to Trapped Vancouver (pretty fun place!).

Final verdict?  Will be back!  And good luck on finding parking during the weekends…oh my gosh…  and PS.  This place takes reservations  – highly recommend doing that if you have a group because its a small place.

For more info, check out their website http://monctoncafe.ca