Showing posts from October, 2020

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