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hah July 9, 2009

Filed under: food,Friends — Jung @ 11:16 pm

Can’t believe I made Miya grilled porterhouse with ground porcini mushroom dry rub after I had just seen the documentary “Food Inc” at the Film Forum 2 weeks ago… well, this was per request… hah, smelled like very animal-ie flesh and bloody thing-ie to me =P

Miya
Miya and her porterhouse.

A pitcher of fruity sangria for her and a very big glass of PLAIN OLD BORING WATER for me Grin

strange
thought this looks a bit MOMA-esque modern-ish strange

roof
another gorgeous night up in the roof garden Smile


Takoyaki party! July 2, 2009

Filed under: food,Friends — Jung @ 11:05 pm

Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki
Stumbled upon takoyaki making videos on YouTube, couldn’t help myself but ordered an electric takoyaki grill from Japan!

Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki
Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki, and Moto’s Guinness Smile

Celine
bff Celine’s baby girl is due next month click here! HAPPY

Takoyaki & Okonomiyaki
Moto, a fab composer, Celine’s hubby Robert’s bff since college!

Fun night making lots of Japanese food on the pre-4th of July weekend Smile


Okonomiyaki May 21, 2009

Filed under: food,Friends — Jung @ 11:48 pm

raw honey pickled strawberries & rum raisin

raw agave rum raisin & raw honey white wine fresh strawberry 6 hour “pickle”

Miya
made yummy Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese pizza) for Miya, you can see my fav food — raw broccoli on the bottom of the photo Grin

bubbly
Strawberry honey pickle in bubbly

popsicles
YUMMY COCKTAIL POPSICLES!!!
Blue Lagoon Pops ~ maraschino cherries, vodka, blue curaçao, raw agave, lemon juice

Tequila Sunrise Pops ~ orange juice, tequila, campari

home made Red Bean Soy Milk Ice Cream ~ love my soy milk machine Big Smile

sky
beautiful night in my roof garden…


tea stewed eggs May 2, 2009

Filed under: food — Jung @ 12:04 am

Making the famed Taiwanese snack tea stewed eggs at this odd hour — caught a cooking bug lately Smile

Wondering who I am able to feed this to after it is done in an hour…? LOL

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My Heart Shaped Scones April 29, 2009

Filed under: food,Friends — Jung @ 3:29 am

Linda Tao

For no reason at all, I baked some heart shaped raisin scones for the first time (they were fabulous btw!!), a fresh loaf of 12 grain bread, and cooked up a big pot of vege soup this afternoon. Facebooked bff Linda over and she just came — after her busy day treating patients! — she makes me happy Smile We had the loveliest time on my roof garden, the day was beautiful…

Linda Tao 

love her!!! 

Linda Tao

Linda Tao


Fun Night :-) April 20, 2009

Filed under: food,Friends,Music — Jung @ 1:34 pm

Making dinner at bff Linda’s last night. Had mover packed up all my books — didn’t have enough time nor resources to sketch up a more complexed menu… But it was still a tasty dinner, well, I assume, and as I was told Smile since I didn’t eat any of the food — on the 4th day of my raw vege juice fast — trying to regain my health. 

Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup with Avocado Sorbet

Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup with Avocado Sorbet (my fav soup in the world)

Arugula and Watercress Salad with Vanilla Bean and Cracked Pepper Dressing

Arugula and Watercress Salad with Vanilla Bean and Cracked Pepper Dressing

Pappardelle Bolognese

Pappardelle Bolognese (one of my favorite things to make, love making pasta from scratch and Mario Batali’s Bolognese recipe is to die for…)

Espresso Torrone with Drunken Cherries

Espresso Torrone with Drunken Cherries

Went off to hear my dear friend Jed‘s jazz piano performance after at Cafe Vivaldi, the lady singing in the clip actually works at the cafe bar… Enjoyed it very much, fun night Smile


At least they are whole wheat… April 16, 2009

Filed under: food,Hello Kitty — Jung @ 11:31 am

Hello Kitty Waffle Maker

Hello Kitty Waffles

OK… I am in one of those moods… Wink

I actually don’t eat any of these things I make (lucky friends I have Smile ) Having a big jug of raw vege juice for breakfast for real…


Shredded Daikon Cake April 14, 2009

Filed under: food — Jung @ 12:41 pm

Making Shredded Daikon Cake 蘿蔔絲餅 7 am this morning, another popular Taiwanese street item.

shredded daikon shredded daikon cake

First step is to salt the shredded daikon and then squeeze out as much liquid as possible…

Salt + peppery raw daikon was sooo PAINFUL to the sensitive skin… did I say OUCH!!!!!!

Hard to imagine how much liquid that little daikon gave out!

Wrapped the filling (shredded daikon, salt & white pepper, scallion, sesame oil) in simple hot-water-flour-dough then fry them on the stove… they smell really good…

蘿蔔絲餅

what do you think? yum Smile


Easter Sunday Brunch April 12, 2009

Filed under: food — Jung @ 12:29 pm

蛋餅

Made one of the most popular Taiwanese street items — Egg Layered Pancake 蛋餅 from scratch for brunch today — still remember the long line next to a little cart stopped everyday at the backdoor of my junior high school selling this thing. Never tasted it then, still didn’t eat it today — back being my strict vegan self…

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Making the dough


Seaside Market March 28, 2009

Filed under: food,Hello Kitty,Travelog — Jung @ 7:09 pm

Ray took us to 九份 Gio Fan (again, don’t know if the spelling is right, meaning Nine Portions) for the day, a large gathered market place of so many different kinds of traditional foodshops in old traditional houses. It is my first time seeing all the goodies in the books I just bought from Eslite Bookshop alive — really can’t wait to make them myself!! Quite moody even in this uncomfortable 100% humidity rainy day.

Tasted all the vegan treats we found, quite a lot of them, and my new found favorite thing is Salt Pickled Shredded Daikon Wrapped in Sticky Rice Cake (mochi) — sweet on the outside, savory inside — quite subtle.

九份

九份

funny shop owner in costume with “taking photographs is free of charge” written on her shirt Smile

九份

the sign says — play, dream through life…

九份

A tea place we went to, is in a famed Japanese film

九份

Had some fantastic Jasmine Pearls tea with little bites of traditional food

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As we were leaving the tea place

Again, a lot lot more pictures are at http://www.gallery.junglin.com

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty everywhere again, HK in Taiwan is like Elvis in the US, you can’t go through a day of life without seeing its image… LOL


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