First off, I didn’t mean to go on a half a year-long hiatus from this blog. Moving to a foreign country is challenging enough as it is, and unfortunately, we faced an even tougher challenge when we discovered that our dog, Mugen’s health was compromised.
To make a long story short: Mugen has been back on his feet for the past couple of weeks. After being back and forth to the vet for four months – always worrying and trying to make sure he makes it through another day – I’m happy to say that he is better now, and my only wish is for him to be happy and healthy from here on out.
The title of this post pretty much sums it up quite nicely. I bought a pack of a Chinese instant ramen brand that tasted awful (blegh!), so I thought I’d re-purpose the noodles and make a yakisoba-type noodle dish with it. Here’s what I came up with.
I have made numerous panda-themed bento ever since I started this whole character bento venture. Not only are pandas one of my most favorite animals, I am also now living in the land of pandas! Thus, I thought it’s only fitting to create another panda-centric charaben as my first one in China. 🙂 Continue reading
I have made the famous Filipino pork adobo many a time – as most other Filipinos do. I’m pretty sure the sweet, salty, garlicky, slightly peppery Filipino adobo sauce runs through every Filipino’s veins. It’s delicious, familiar, comforting.
Since I am in a new land, I was yearning for something delicious, familiar, and comforting to cook. Adobo was a no-brainer.
So for my first (real) kitchen adventure in my Chinese expat kitchen, I present to you adobong baboy at sitaw (Filipino pork adobo with Asian long beans).
Hello from China! Joel, Mugen, and I made it finally. I’m not going to lie: it’s been a hectic and stressful past couple of days, but I’m determined to not let that derail me from making the most out of this new chapter in our lives.
There is a lot of stuff going on right now in terms of acclimating to our new life, but I would like to introduce our China life to this blog with a kitchen adventure post. And this kitchen is what I’m working with: Continue reading