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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:01 PM

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

A delicious sub sandwich with turkey, roast beef, lettuce, tomtato and mustard b/w cheesy potato chips and a frosty Diet Pepsi. Yum. biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

2 leftover spare ribs and eggdrop soup.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

Chicken in peanut sauce

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

super southwest panini with grilled chicken, pepper jack cheese, chipotle sauce, and jalapeno panini bread.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:11 PM

Lemongrass chicken (again)

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:31 AM

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IDK about you, but the dinners I prepare are always things that I know the family will eat. Or at least, food that they won't fuss over. Everyone is very much into meat and potatoes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

When it comes to lunch, I get to make whatever I want and don't have to worry about anyone else. I live for this meal.

Lunch today:

Octopus Salad
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Iíve never tried it before. It looked interesting. The taste was good but it was really chewy. Since I havenít had it before, Iím not quite sure if thatís what the texture is supposed to be like. I was imagining a much softer texture, like calamari.

Any way you eat octopus it's going to be chewy.  If you ever go to a Japanese restaurant stateside (I doubt they'd have it but) ask for takoyaki.  It's a kind of octopus dumpling that has batter surrounding the octopus core.  
Even better than that is deep fried octopus.   yes.gif

I read on the board somewhere that you're not much of a beer drinker BUT both of the octopus dishes I mentioned go extremely with beer  yes.gif  trink38.gif  yes.gif  trink38.gif

[edited to add]: Takoyaki is a local specialty here in Osaka so yeah, you can say that I've had it a million times.   smile.gif
But any Japanese person will know what it is no matter what.

i don't care how much beer i've had, it's not gong to make that dish look good to me. tongue.gif

20 years ago I would've been reluctant to try it too.  But you should try every food once  yes.gif  .  There's a lot of food that tastes great but doesn't look too pretty [see also: many Filipino dishes  wink.gif  ] yes.gif

Couldn't agree more. But like I said, I had to live through nearly 20 years of my family's cooking and it was nothing but canned and boxed meals. To this day, I cannot eat that stuff. No more. And we were dirt poor so it was generic stuff too. Blech. Real milk was a treat. It was always that powdered stuff you mix with water. Oy.

Lunch time is when I get to experiment with food and so I do. I want to try everything. I've been surprised countless times by foods that didn't look appeasing but tasted amazing. Plus, I think a lot of times, people freak themselves out when it comes to food. Take calamari for example. When people hear it's squid, they shy away from it. Yet if you say deep fried calamari and someone said it was mini onion rings, I think many people would start scarfing them down. A lot of it's in your head. But then again, I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to a lot of things.

Lunch today was sushi. And it was hella yummy.

I'd seriously recommend that you take a trip to Asia (especially southeast Asia) if you're interested in trying some kick-ass dishes that you can't get stateside.  

As for sushi, even the word itself sounds more appetizing (& a lot classier) than raw fish doesn't it?  Good stuff  yes.gif
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I would love to do a food tour of southeast Asia!

I'm going to Uwajimaya today to see if they have takoyaki. I googled it to see what it looks like and I cannot wait to try it! It looks fantastic.

Well Janie, how was the takoyaki?

You should also try okonimiyaki. It's a kind of Japanese pancake with cabbage, pork and whatever goodies the chef likes to put in it.  

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 11:54 PM

Apple cranberry chicken yesterday. Spaghettios with franks today.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

  bumper.gif Chicken parm yesterday. Rigatoni with chicken broccoli alfredo sauce today  tongue.gif  

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:18 PM

flank steak hero with sauted onions and mushrooms.  steak was chewy so the best part was the onions and mushrooms.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:09 AM

Another BLT and a diet coke.

Really must try something different for lunch one day

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE (Sonatine @ Feb 9 2011, 08:09 AM)
Another BLT and a diet coke.

Really must try something different for lunch one day

i love blt's.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:37 PM

looks like chinese takeout.  probably shrimp chow mein.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:45 PM

boring Chef's salad with a side of bad girl corn chips  

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:55 PM

Mmmm corn chips...been snacking on Cheetos the last three days!

Chicken marsala today...

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:36 AM

For lunch today, it was bacon & egg on crusty white bread. Very nice smile.gif

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 02:08 PM

I will have a turkey sandwich with chips and salsa. biggrin.gif  

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

Hunan beef stir-fry with noodles.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:33 AM

thinly sliced pork on a hero with melted provolone, hot peppers, and the juice from the pork poured on top.  it's amazing. biggrin.gif  

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (ReflectedLight @ Feb 14 2011, 11:33 AM)
thinly sliced pork on a hero with melted provolone, hot peppers, and the juice from the pork poured on top.  it's amazing. biggrin.gif


drool1.gif sounds decadent and yummy!




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