Rhinestic's Knick Knacks

Saturday, April 22, 2006


My parents didn't cook today, so I made use of this opportunity to cook my own Japanese meal... Even though I've cooked soup soba, Japanese curry and "rolled" sushi before (<-- note the verb i used...), this is the first time I'm cooking Japanese rice. Luckily, it turned out okay.. Hahahha.. Today's menu was "Yakitori and Kare omu donburi", Japanese egg drop soup and mini onigiri. Sounds like a feast, isn't it? Hahaha.. Oh well, the onigiri was made from the leftover rice meant for the donburi... And to have kare omu (curry omelette) was an impromptu thing...


Click on picture to enlarge. (That wine glass is just for show... It contained ribena.. Hahaha...)

Rhinestic's recipe for yakitori
  • Satay sticks (Thin wooden skewers)

  • 5 to 6 small chicken drumsticks (Please use chicken breast instead... The reason I used chicken drumsticks was because my house ran out of chicken breast... Hahah..)

  • 1 level dessertspoon of sake for cooking

  • 2 level dessertspoons of yakitori sauce (you can get it in most major supermarkets.. I bought mine from the Isetan supermarket)

  • 1 level dessertspoon of cornflour

  • Drizzle of yakitori sauce (Will need it just before grilling)

  • 1. De-skin and De-bone the drumsticks/chicken breast. Put them in a bowl.
    2. Mix in the cornflour.
    3. Pour in the sake and yakitori sauce. Mix well. Set aside for at least 30 min (best results if set aside for about 2 hours. I was kinda hungry, so I marinated for only 30 min.)
    4. After setting aside for some time, poke a few pieces of chicken meat through each satay stick. Leave about 2 to 3 inches empty at one end so that u can use that area to turn during grilling.
    5. Just before putting the sticks of chicken meat to grill, drizzle some yakitori sauce over the meat. This will give them a nice caramelized glaze over the chicken.
    6. If you are grilling the chicken in the oven (which I was using..), make sure to oil your grilling tray a bit. On my oven, there's a "meat skewer" choice. I used that to grill for 16 min, turning over every 4 min. If your oven doesn't have that choice, set the temperature to 200 degree celsius, and grill the chicken for 20 min, turning them once every 5 min. (<-- this instruction is printed on the yakitori sauce bottle)
    7. Enjoy.

    Rhinestic's recipe for kare omu (curry omelette)
  • 1 egg

  • A handful of julienned cabbage/chinese cabbage

  • 1 packet of curry omelette mix

  • 1 level dessertspoon of vegetable oil (I used a bit less)

  • 1. Cook the cabbage in a saucepan of boiling water. When they're cooked, take them out and set aside.
    2. Crack an egg into a bowl. Beat it to mix the yolk and egg white well).
    3. Mix in the curry omelette mix. (You can replace this with plain curry powder with a bit of salt or shoyu)
    4. Pour in the vegetable oil into a saucepan (preferably non-stick).
    5. When the oil is heated, pour in the egg mix.
    6. When the underside of the egg is cooked, put in the cooked cabbage.
    7. When the egg is almost done, turn off the fire. Roll up the egg or fold it in half. This will allow the egg to be fully cooked.
    8. Enjoy.

    Rhinestic's recipe for 焼き鳥とカレオム丼

    1. Cook some japanese rice.
    2. Follow the above 2 recipes.
    3. Cook some julienned cabbage/chinese cabbage in a saucepan of boiling water. When they're cooked, take them out and set aside.
    3. Place the cooked rice into a bowl, followed by placing the kare omu. Then place the cabbage on top of the rice that's not covered.
    4. For the sauce, pour about 2 level dessertspoon of yakitori sauce, abt 1 level dessertspoons of cooking sake, and about 1 level dessertspoon of water into a saucepan. Turn off the heat when the mixture bubbles. Drizzle the sauce over the cabbage and rice.
    5. Place the grilled chicken on top of the cabbage.
    6. Enjoy.

    Pictures of my plants
    Alright, the pictures for last week...


    Mandarin oranges seedlings

    Chilli Padi seedling...

    Many chilli padi seedlings.... =='''

    Cherry tomato seedling

    Red amaranth

    That's last week... Look at what happened this week!

    My red amaranth.... IT'S GROWING FLOWERS!!! Click the picture to enlarge it! Haha... The thing in front is cherry tomato..

    Cannot see the flowers??? Here's a closer look... Look at where the arrows are pointing...

    Still cannot see??!?!? Go enlarge it! Click on the picture! Hahaha...


    some_one_anonymous said...

    Uuuuuh. Out of all the steps in the recipes, I think I will appreciate the last step the most.


    Rhinestic said...

    U ask ur Kagome to cook for u loh.. Hahahhahaa

    XB said...

    Cook for me! Cook for me! :)

    Haaaaiii... My pooooor swordy. U never RIP it. :(

    Rhinestic said...

    Let us mourn for 1 min.

    Rhinestic said...

    I pass u the sauces and ingredients... U follow the recipe and cook lar..

    XB said...

    No. I want you to cook for me. :)
    Not fair. When we cook, our recipe so cheem one. Your one so simple.

    Rhinestic said...

    wat my one so simple... hahahahha... coz rhinestic mah.. rhinestic do things simply.. so the recipe oso write simple one...

    XB said...

    *yum yum*

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