Teriyaki Chicken

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Just a simple teriyaki chicken that you can make at home.

(I thought I should update this one in English!)

It has a robust flavor and you’ll love it. We usually don’t add garlic but I just love garlic and it becomes more delightful.

You can make it as a burger but I like having it by itself with a glass of red wine.

Enjoy!


 

◼️Ingredients (for about 6 pieces)

-600g chicken thigh

-Just the right amount of self-rising flour for coating

-2 garlic cloves

-50g lettuce

-cooking oil

-salt & pepper

◼️Teriyaki sauce

-3 tbsp mirin

-2 tbsp soy sauce

-2 tbsp cooking sake

-1 tbsp sugar

-1 tsp minced garlic

 

◼️Method

  1. Before cooking the chicken thigh, spread a little bit of salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken.
  2. Put some flour into a bowl and put the chicken inside to coat the flour to chicken. (do not add too much. shake off the redundant flour. It should look like this ↓.)
  3. Put some cooking oil to a pan and face the chicken skin down and cook under high heat until it browns. (the serving is 6 but I cooked 3 pieces first.)

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4. Flip the chicken over when it has a perfect golden color. Add the sliced garlic to the pan.

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5. Meanwhile, start making the teriyaki sauce. Add all the ingredients to make the sauce into a saucepan and mix them together. Cook under medium heat until in thickens.

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6. When both sides of the chicken are nearly cooked, add 4 into the pan and cook until the sauce starts boiling. Equally spread the sauce to the chicken while cooking.

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7. The sauce will start reducing until it becomes about 1/5. Keep flipping the chicken over to make sure the it is equally coated. Turn off the heat before the sauce overcooks.

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8. Make a bed of lettuce on a plate and spread mayo (kewpie mayo highly preferred. When you eat the teriyaki chicken, the mayo will be a good accent to it.)

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9. Place the chicken on top of the lettuce and pour the remaining sauce in the pan on top of it and voila!

 

Hope you enjoy it!

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Taco Rice

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I think this one’s a Japanese modified dish originally from Okinawa.

The ingredients are basically the same as the ingredients with a typical Mexican taco but it’s just on top of rice. It’s like a Japanese version taco.

It’s very easy to make so I hope you enjoy it!!


 

Ingredients (2servings)

-250g minced beef

-1/2 onion

-30g lettuce

-1 tomato

-10g corn

-1 tbsp nutmeg

-rice (basmati rice preferred)

-mayo

-cheese

-salsa (any salsa that you can find in the market)

-parsley flakes

☆Seasoning for the taco meat

-1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

-3 tbsp ketchup

-3 tbsp sriracha sauce

-2 tbsp curry powder

-salt and pepper for adjustment

 

Method

1.Finely chop the onions , cut the lettuce into thin strips, and cut the tomato into small dices.

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2.Season the minced beef with nutmeg and then pan fry it without adding oil to the pan and cook until brown. Then, cook the minced onion until it becomes transparent. (the beef and the onion will release its juice so no cooking oil needed. Just a little bit healthier.)

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3.After it is cooked, add all of the ingredients to season the taco meat. Since you will add some salsa to it, you don’t have to make it too spicy. (the proportion of the seasoning is based on my preference. I like it spicy but make sure that you always taste it until you find your desired taste while cooking.)

(the proportion of the seasoning is based on my preference. I like it spicy but make sure that you always taste it until you find your desired taste while cooking.)

It should look like this

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4.If you have a small Japanese bowl like this, put the cooked basmati rice into it and then flip it over to another bigger bowl. Decorate the bowl with lettuce, tomatoes, corn.

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5.Top it up with the taco meat and finish it off with some mayonnaise, salsa, grated cheese and parsley flakes in this order.

Then it’s ready to go!

(If you have, you can enjoy it with some tortilla chips!)

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You can also add some diced avocado to this dish and it will become more enjoyable!

Make sure you don’t overcook the rice:)

Bon appetit!!

Koala Park

One of my goals for this year is to go out jogging every morning to keep a healthy lifestyle.

There’s a park called “Koala Park” right in front of my house so I decided to start my new habit from today since it was a beautiful weather.

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I tried not to be too pumped up and take it easy because I know I won’t continue it if I get stress out too much for the first day.

So I only ran for about 30 min around the Koala Park…

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…but overall I didn’t get to meet any koala (haha)

 

Anyway, I haven’t been exercising lately so I’ll do my best to keep up with this habit.

 

I hope I see a koala tomorrow!!

 

To be continued…