Showing posts from 2020

Ralph B Clark Regional Park (Orange County, California)

Website: Rating: 4 out of 5 Address:  8800 Rosecrans Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621 December 30. 2020 Did my first jog around here and it was not a huge park (but not so small either). It has tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, man-made lake, and children playground.  It was not bad for a jog since there was small hill that has a view of the park so it was nice to run on the pavements and hilly side areas.  Furthermore, you can run around that are shaded by trees so if it is too hot, you have a bit of shade.  There's a golf course beside it! Man-made lake View from the top of the hill Shaded areas if you walk around the outer side

Roberta's Pizza

I used the recipe below and added Parmesan, Garlic Powder, and Rosemary to the pizza dough and it just smells sooooo good. I also did overnight proofing it so after doubling the size, I arrange it in a "rectangular pan" since I don't have a pizza /circular pan and basically covered it with plastic and left it in the refrigerator overnight.  Took it out the next day, 30 minutes before I was planning to bake it! For the Pizza, I had Pizza sauce, and put some Velveeta cheese on the crust, and then topped the Pizza with Mozzarella, Prosciutto, and Spinach and then sprinkle with a bit of Truffle Salt! Pizza dough before proofing INGREDIENTS 153   grams 00 flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon) 153   grams all-purpose flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons) 8   grams fine sea salt (1 teaspo

Soy Ginger Salmon Recipe  Ingredients 3   tablespoons   low-sodium soy sauce 1   tablespoon   rice vinegar 2   cloves   garlic   minced (about 2 teaspoons) 2   teaspoons   grated fresh ginger 1   teaspoon   honey 1/2   teaspoon   garlic-chili paste   sriracha, or 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1   pound   skin-on salmon fillet*   at room temperature, cut into 3–4 portions 2   teaspoons   extra-virgin olive oil Chopped green onions   for serving Toasted sesame seeds   for serving Instructions   Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Place a large cast-iron skillet or other sturdy, ovenproof skillet on a burner set to high and heat for at least 10 minutes. You want the pan screaming hot or the salmon will stick to it. In a small saucepan, stir together the  soy sauce (3 tbsp),  rice vinegar (1 tbsp),  garlic (2 cloves), and  ginger (2 tsp).  Bring to a simmer over medium high, then remove from heat and stir in the honey and chili past

Pot on Fire, Cerritos, LA, USA

Address: 11900 South St STE 110, Cerritos, CA 90703 Rating: 4 out of 5 star Feedback: October 25, 2020 Tried today and they are still in their soft opening.  I went to order their House Hot Pot special with fermented tofu.  I could definitely smell the "fermented" tofu and it is smelly :) The soup is quite tasty and this is actually quite filling.  I order their new Roast Oolong Milk Tea with Aloe Vera - I will probably not order any other teas with them again.  I did order less ice and 30% but it tasted so diluted like I am drinking water.  My aunt has Green tea but she also said it tasted too bland.  The hotpot is quite good but I think I still prefer Boiling Point as it's cheaper and as good anyway and it comes with free green or black tea during Lunch. House Hotpot Special  I ordered the one with Fermented Tofu.  It has Pork, Corn, Imitation Crab stick, etc. Japanese Seafood Special Miso Soup (it has pork too)

Garlic Herb Focaccia Recipe

Image Ingredients 2   cups  (480ml)  warm water  (between 100-110°F, 38-43°C) 2 teaspoons   granulated sugar 2   teaspoons  instant or  active dry  yeast   (slightly less than 1 standard packet) 1/4 cup  (60ml)  extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon   kosher salt 4  and 1/2 – 5  cups (565g-630g)   all-purpose flour  or  bread flour  ( spoon & leveled ), plus more for hands TOPPING & PAN 5 Tablespoons  (75ml)  extra virgin olive oil  or more as needed, divided 2   garlic cloves , minced 3 – 4  Tablespoons  chopped fresh herbs  such as basil, thyme, and rosemary  (or  2 Tablespoons  dried herbs) sprinkle of  coarse salt  and  freshly ground black pepper Instructions Prepare the dough:  Whisk half of the water (1 cup; 240ml), 2 teaspoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons yeast together in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or paddle attachment. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add the remaining water, olive o

Udon Noodles

  Making Udon: Make 2 servings - 2 人份量 Ingredients: 300 grams - 2 cups - all-purpose flour 150 ml - 2/3 cup - 10 tbsp - cold water 30 ml - 0.12 cup - 2 tbsp - warm water 6 grams (1 teaspoon) salt *I have added a bit of oil on my hand to knead it. It was really dry so had a bit more oil to make it better. **One thing I did though with the last fold and before cutting it.. I put some oil in between and actually didn't fold it right away Made it long rectangular and did the fold and finish a bit more rolling and then cut. Yaki Udon Noodles Recipe: TIP : If you don’t plan using them right away, toss with a little drizzle of oil to keep them from sticking together. This should separate the udon noodles and keep them from drying out and clumping together. Ingredients 2   packets   udon noodles 1½   cups   mushrooms   sliced 3   bok choy   quartered or halved ⅓   white onion   chopped 2   stalks   scallions ½   lb   ground

Bao Buns - Recipe

Image INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup  warm water 1/2 cup  warm milk 1 tbsp  active dry yeast 2 tbsp  sugar (to be mixed with the flour) 2 tbsp sugar (to be mixed with the yeast for proofing) 2 tbsp  avocado, vegetable or canola oil 2 1/2 cups  all purpose flour (use blenched flour if you want complete white buns) 1/2 tsp  baking powder 1/4 tsp  salt INSTRUCTIONS YEAST PROOFING Combine warm water, milk, active yeast, sugar and oil. Whisk to let yeast and sugar to dissolve then let it sit until years activate, about 5 to 10 minutes. FLOUR MIXING Meanwhile combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a stand mixer. You could make with your hand too if you prefer. Pour the wet ingredients to dry ingredients mixture. Start on a low speed to slowly incorporate all the ingredients together then on medium speed until it becomes a dough shape. Keep kneed for 3 to 4 minutes on medium speed. The dough should be elastic and really soft but not stick to your f

Tapioca Pearls from Scratch using Microwave

  Bubble Tea 3 Ways Yields 3 Servings (1 1/2cup of uncooked pearls) Ingredients Tapioca pearls: 180g (1 1/2 cups) Tapioca starch **Edit: You can add up to 1 cup extra tapioca flour if your dough is still too sticky.(Some people are having problems with sticky dough so it might help, some times humidity and the microwave step might lead to a sticky dough) 80g (6 tbsp) Muscovado or dark brown sugar  120g (1/2 cup) Hot water 60g (1/4 cup) Extra muscovado or dark brown sugar Extra water, for cooking Few cups of room temperature drinking water, for rinsing Tapioca Pearls 1. Combine 1/2 cup of hot water and 80g (6 tbsp) sugar in a heatproof/microwave safe bowl 2. Stir and if sugar is not totally dissolved, heat for 20 seconds in the microwave 3. Add in 37g (1/3 cup) of tapioca starch into the sugar solution and stir until no lumps 4. Heat the liquid on a bain-marie/ in the microwave, stirring constantly  ** I left mine 20-ish seconds in High and it came out gooey and perfect for rolling

Cheese Rolls (Mary Grace)

  Cheese Rolls YIELD:  10   servings TIME:  2 hours INGREDIENTS: DOUGH ½ cup unsalted butter ½ cup white Sugar 2 egg yolks 4 cups all-purpose flour,  plus more for kneading 1 tbsp instant yeast 2 tbsp milk powder 2 cups water 1 tsp salt ⅔ cup instant mashed potato mix Chevital Cheese,  cut into 4″ x ½” sticks butter,  softened sugar,  for sprinkling INGREDIENTS: EGG WASH 1 egg 2 tbsp water PROCEDURE: DOUGH Preheat oven to 400 F. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl combine flour, mashed potato flakes and milk powder. Gradually add dry ingredients alternately with water until all have been included in the mix. Add salt. Knead for 8-10 minutes. Turn mixer off and transfer dough to oiled bowl. Cover with damp towel. Let rest for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until it doubles in size Transfer dough into floured surface. Divide into 40-gram pieces. Roll dough pieces into logs. With a rolling pin, flatten the doug