This is a busy week with two videos to edit and a mid-term exam to take, and on the other hand, I have to finish a feature story. However, the busier I get to be, the more I insist refusing to eat out.
So here's what I cooked this past week:
Okra: I simply cooked the okra with boiled water for 8 minutes, and heat the oil with some garlic, red peppers and peppercorn. And then, I just put the okra in some soy sauce and pull the hot oil on the top of them. The dish didn't take me long, but it's tasty and healthy- which is exactly what I want in a busy week.
Asparagus: I cooked them similar to how I cooked the okra, but I only cooked them with boiled water for about 5 minutes.
Brassica Juncea: On the weekend, My friend DJ and I decided to treat ourselves, and we went to my favorite restaurant House of Chow. We ordered some Brassica Juncea. She did appreciate the seasoning for the vegetable, but she does not like the taste of bitter that's within the Brassica Juncea naturally. In my hometown Quanzhou, many people like Brassica Juncea because they believe eating them is healthy. We often fry rice with Brassica Juncea, while DJ said she completely does not understand why we would do that to ourselves.
We also ordered Shui Zhu Niu Rou (they haven't come up with an English name yet.) This dish is originally from Sichuan, but since House of Chow does more Taiwanese-style food, they cook it slightly differently. They use more peppercorn so our tongues got frozen very easily, but that's why I like the Shui Zhu Niu Rou from House of Chow instead of other restaurants in town.