Grilled Chicken Sandwich

So a simple receipe loosely based off a sandwich that I watched Giada make on the food network. Very simple sandwiched with a flavoured mayo, grilled chicken and veggies.

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
Mayo
Ground Cayanne peppers
Paprika
2 leafs of Lettuce
1 Tomato
Thinly sliced onion
3 slices of bread
1 slice of cheese
Kosher salt
Gound black pepper

1) Season the chicken breast with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and half teaspoon pepper
2) Put a pan on medium high heat
3) Cook the chicken breast, about 5-6 minutes each side and there each side is nicely browned
4) While the chicken is cooking, we can prepare the mayo
5) Mix I tablespoon of mayo with half teaspoon of Cayenne pepper( more if you like the heat) an half teaspoon paprika
6) Toast the slices of bread
7) when the chicken is done, slice diagonally into thin pieces
8) Layer the sandwich! Bread, mayo, lettuce, onion, tomatos, chicken,, cheese, bread, mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato, chicken, bread
9) Slice diagonally and serve!

There! Enjoy!

Kimchi Fried Rice

So here is my receipe for a very simple Kimchi fried rice for one. You can normally find kimchi in most Asian groceries and it is a staple in Korean cuisine. It has a tangy and spicy flavour.

Half an onion (chopped up to tiny bits)
Half a cup of kimchi (chopped up to tiny bits)
A cup of rice (cooked)
A clove of garlic(chopped up)
Soy sauce(I use Japanese soy sauce)
Kosher salt

1) Put pan on medium heat
2) Add some oil and fry the onions
3) Add the garlic and fry till onions are clear
4) Add the kimchi and continue frying
5) Add a table spoon of soy sauce
6) Add the rice and toss until the rice is infused with the kimchi sauce
7) Fry a couple more minutes and add salt to taste (I used to add pepper but after talking to some of my Korean friends, I realized that they seldom add pepper to their food)

There you go, a very simple receipe for kimchi fried rice, modify the receipe as you like, adding fried ha on always adds great flavour.

Ebisu Robson

Rating:
Ebisu on Robson
Food: 7/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Servic: 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Price: $15++

I had an opportunity to try this restaurant while my Uncle and Aunt were in town from visiting my cousin. We wanted to have Japanese food and I was thinking where would be a good place to bring them and we walked by Ebisu from the hotel therey were staying at.

First entering we were greeted by a waiter and then brought to our table. The general ambiance of this place was pretty good, looked like a modern Japanese restaurant, and it had a good view of Robson and the rockies, which was a plus. We went during daylight but I can imagine that at night it will get more romantic.

As for the food, it was really good. The sashimi was really fresh and was cut in very large slices. The wasabi was freshly grated and it went really well with the fresh fish. We ordered the Broiled Hamachi, this was a very tasty dish, the sourness of the sauce went really well with the fish. The nabeyaki was just reasonable tasting like the nabeyaki at any Japanese restaurant, but very hearty and filling. The Unagi-don, was very tasty and was served in a heater stone bowl, which lead to a very good texture for the rice, having it chewy and crunchy at the same time.

Service was reasonably, though the servers could be a little more watchful in terms of filling of water and tea.

Value, the sashimi was definately worth the money put into the meal. Everything was reasonable but expect to pay about $15++ per person if you want to enjoy the food here.

Kimono Restaurant

Rating:

So today I managed to try a Japanese restaurant that I have never tried before. Its Kimono Restaurant, found opposite Earl’s in Downtown Vancouver on Howe. So I am not too impressed, it feels to me to be the typical Japanese restaurant run by non Japanese. The food is pretty good, personally not fully Japanese cuisine but still decent to eat. What I find is that its the same type of food that you can have at any other Japanese Restaurant anywhere. Nothing draws me to ever come back to the place again. The service was just ok, nothing special and overall does not draw me to come back, ever…

Personal recommendation: There are other places which either taste better, or are cheaper, please do your stomach or your wallet a favour and have them instead. =P

Okonomiyaki!

Okonomiyaki (for one!)

This recipe makes two medium sized Okonomiyakis enough for one!

Batter:
Quarter Cup Flour
Quarter Cup of Water
Half Teaspoon of Dashi
1 Egg

Fillings:
4 shrimps (chopped up)
3 leafs of Cabbage (Chopped up)

1) Mix the flour and water and Dashi in a bowl
2) Add the egg and mix until the texture is a like pancake batter
3) Mix in the cabbage and shrimp (Make sure that you do not put too much cabbage, there should be enough batter even cover up all the cabbage)
4) Heat up a pan (Preferable Cast Iron) to medium high
5) Spoon mixture and spread out until about 1.5 cm thick
6) Cook till side is a little browned
7) Flip and cook other side till a little browned (recommend making smaller sized Okonomiyaki so it is easier to flip)
8) Top with Okonomiyaki Sauce and Japanese Mayo
9) I usually top with a Japanese rice seasoning which usually consists of Nori and other stuff which adds to the flavour

Enjoy your new found recipe!

Okonomiyaki!

So today, I felt like eating Okonomiyaki, so I tried modifying my receipe, since I bought a pack of Dashi. So I added some Dashi to the water that I added to the batter.. =) Hmmmmm… Soo good.. I totally love this! I also tried a little Bacon on the Okonomiyaki! Totally worked for the meal…

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I will post up the receipe for this soon!