Monday, March 05, 2007

chinese home cooking

I used to make this a lot, but haven't made it since we moved back to California. I think it's because I can get mom's actual cooking here, whereas while I was in Boston, I'd have to simulate it.

ma-po tofu
Yummy!! This is one of my favorites, and it wasn't as spicy as I usually make it. I think I misjudged the intensity of my mom's homemade black bean secret special spice mixture. But it's simple and cooks up in a flash.
[ground pork, tofu, onions, garlic, ginger, mom's secret special black bean stuff (or a chili will do), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, mirin, cornstarch]

steamed veggies
Steamed and briefly sautéed with garlic and oil. It doesn't get much easier than this.
[chinese vegetables, water, garlic, oil]

3 Comments:

Blogger Bert said...

are you using a new lens on the camera?

9/3/07 15:18  
Blogger s. said...

wow, good eye!! yes, it's a 50mm f1.8 lens.

9/3/07 15:30  
Blogger Bert said...

haha. that's what i thought. kalun picked one of those up too. they're really nice. great field of depth.

10/3/07 01:10  

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