My friends Howard and Bill gave me a clay pot for Christmas and I used it this evening for my first clay pot dish.
I actually cooked the eggplant and zucchini in a wok, then finished it in the heated clay pot. Ingredients include eggplant, zucchinni, oil, onions, ginger, garlic (lots of it), oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy suace, sesame oil and an egg.
The clay pot came with these instructions in Japanese… which I can’t read… so if you can read this, can you translate it for me? :) Thanks in advance…
☉ I got some tips from Violet Oon in this YouTube video: Cantonese Chicken in a Clay Pot
I was so glad it was Friday yesterday. I was so tired at work and although I only worked 4 days (I was sick on Monday), the week seemed to have taken forever. I guess one of my work projects that kept on coming back with client revisions had a little something to do with it… anyways…
After work, I headed to a Darwin/Janet/AJ’s place so we can head to Yojimbo Sushi in Alameda to celebrate AJ’s birthday. Happy Birthday AJ!!! We had tons of yummy food at a really reasonable price, and the staff kept giving us a lot of "extras", because they said our food took a while to get to us. We weren’t complaining though, but this just reaffirms that they have pretty good service.
After dinner, we were planning to go see the movie Astroboy, but we ended up seeing Paranormal Activities, which was an okay movie. I didn’t know anything about it, so I was just kinda a bit scared since I heard a comments about it from some of my Facebook friends.
After work, I picked up Darwin and we went over to Sushi House for dinner with his two roommates… Yumm… We got a whole bunch of rolls, broiled mackerel, chirashi, tempura… I was stuffed… and it ended up costing about $20 for each of us, which waspretty good. Afterwards, it was late, but they wanted to go shopping… so we went over to Walmart, the only place that was open… and they bought a bunch of things for their home.
On Sunday, some of my friends got together to celebrate me and my friend, Dave’s, birthdays. We first had brunch at Boulevard Cafe in Daly City, where we open some of our gifts. Howard and Bill got me more of the blue glass stones from Ikea. I also got some gift cards from Lutz and Dave and a picture frame from Wincy and Jeremy. Thanks everyone!
Afterwards, we went over to Color Me Mine and painted some pottery. I didn’t even know that this kind of shop existed. I choose a penguin container and a pot to paint. This was my first time doing this, so it took me a while to finish… I think it took me more than three hours to paint them. As I was painting, Wendy helped me take some photos.
( More photos on my Flickr set "Dave & Joel’s Birthday Get Together," )
Later that evening, we stopped over at KFC and got some chicken for dinner and brought it over to Dave’s house and watched some SNL and part of the Golden Globe Awards. We finished it off with a yummy chocolate chip and butterscotch cake that Lutz made… Yummy! Thanks Lutz…