potato gratin

Potato Gratin

Serves 3 My husband just returned from Greece and got me heaps of stuff that is olive based. The green olive, the black one, the pickled, the pate and more until I ran out of ideas of how to get rid of them soon. Today I did not feel like eating rice, I wanted to…

2nd soba block party

The Second Soba Party

This is the second soba block party. This time the soba looked like thin udon noodles but the texture remained the same. The weather was so cold that we ate inside the dining room. I loved it so much, as they add with some chili powder. As usual we also receive fuji apples, pop corn…

Matcha kakigori

Matcha Kakigori

Serves 2 Japanese loves, shaved ice. In summer time, they will buy the ice shredder and heaps of syrup to make at home. Other open small stall in front of their store to sell these Kakigori. The more ala Japanese kakigori is their “Matcha Kakigori” which each portion can be expensive. This kind of shaved…

Bahn Lot Xao

Banh Lot Xao

Serves 4 Vietnamese cuisine has a vast varieties of rice based noodles. Today, I feel like cooking Banh Lot Xao, stif fry rice vermicelli the Vietnamese style.I added some shrimps to enhance the flavor. It was a great menu as all the family enjoyed it. This menu is also great for children Bento. The point…

Hana

Hana – Spal Sendai

We have found a nice Japanese restaurant specializing in our favorite food “Sashimi”. This will be a great review for the Novice Garderener Friday Fiesta. The place is called “Hana” and is located at B1 Spal Building in Sendai central station. They have nice varieties of lunch menus to order. On this occasion, we ordered…

Syrup shaved ice

Syrup shaved ice

Serves 3 The weather is getting hotter and Mama Miyuki would like to post all her favorite shaved ice recipes. This debut edition is shaved ice with ordinary syrup or flavored soda. I remember when I was a little girl in elementary school. The weather was always very hot and as a child, I was…

Ayam pelalah

Ayam Pelalah

Serves 4 When I say that I come from Indonesia, not everybody knows that there is country called Indonesia but almost everybody knows Bali and sometimes think Indonesia is part of Bali, that’s ok. Besides their great culture and beaches, Balinese food is very tasty and spicy. This island and it’s neighboring Lombok has similar…