Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oyakodon

I had a last minute brain wave this afternoon and decided oyakodon would be good for dinner.  I've always just made it up as I've gone but I wanted to make it properly since this was the first time I'd made it for Andrew.

Once again, Twitter saved the day with offers of recipes from Mika and Motsukun who had this one.  I went with the one from Mika who very kindly translated it for me which was great because otherwise it would have taken me ages to translate it and we probably still wouldn't have eaten yet!

I usually use my oyakodon pan but I was worried that it was too shallow to make enough for Andrew so I used a really small saucepan for me a smallish one for his one.  I sort of tried to half it because (1) the recipe was for four people and (2) you needed 2 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce and I only had just under one...  Next time I'll use the proper amount! It was quite watery but as I'm writing this I realised it's because while I halfed the mirin and soy sauce, I still used the normal amount of dashi!).

I was really worried that Andrew wouldn't like this since he didn't like the okonomiyaki I made a couple of weeks ago, but he said it was really good! So, if he liked the watery version he's sure to like the proper one.  He did suggest I add peas to it next time though!!!???

Top left is my normal oyakodon pan (I got it out but decided was too small), then the other two I did use, with the liquid starting to simmer.


Man sized serving...
  

Only slightly small for me...






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bento4Japan

There's not much I need to say about the Japan earthquake and tsunami as everyone as seen it on tv and in the papers.  Just heart breaking. 

For the Christchurch earthquake I did Run4Christchurch (well, I've made my donation but haven't run yet because of an injury) and for Japan I'm doing Bento4Japan ,which my twitter friend Mils set up.


Please check out our auctions on ebay.com - just search for "Bento4Japan".  All the money from the auctions will go to the Red Cross - we aren't taking the cost of the stuff ourselves out of what we make, so please give as much as possible!