Cute Pikachu Meal 皮卡丘饭团

Pokemon Go is really popular recently. My husband is a big fan of Pokemon. He always wants a Pikachu. So I made him one today.

The original recipe is here: http://m.xiachufang.com/recipe/100034486/


Mix one yolk with hot cooked rice. And add some salt.

热米饭和一个蛋黄混合均匀,米饭的热度会让蛋黄凝固。加入一点盐。


Use cling wrap to make the mixture of yolk and rice the shape of Pikachu’s face.

用保鲜膜把饭团捏出皮卡丘脸的形状。


Make tamagoyaki with eggs. And cut them into the shape of Pikachu’s ears.

用鸡蛋在平底锅中做玉子烧,然后切出皮卡丘耳朵的形状。


Use seaweed to decorate the ears.

用海苔装饰耳朵。


Make Pikachu’s eyes with seaweed.

再用海苔做出皮卡丘的眼睛。


Use carrot to make Pikachu’s cheek.

用胡萝卜做出皮卡丘的脸颊。


Use seaweed to make Pikachu’s nose and mouth.

用海苔做出皮卡丘的鼻子和嘴巴。


Add one rice on each eye. Pikachu’s part is done.

每只眼睛上放上一颗大米。皮卡丘的就做好了。


I also made a pokeball with rice. The red part is coated with tomato sauce. The black part is seaweed and the button is egg white. You can also use cheese to make the button.

我还用米饭做了一只精灵球。红色的部分吐了番茄酱,黑色部分是海苔,按钮是用蛋白做的,也可以用芝士。


Add some vegetables you like. And a cute Pikachu meal is done. 

最后加一些你喜欢的蔬菜,可爱的皮卡丘饭团就完成了。

It is a good choice to put in lunch box for kids or people who just like Pokemon so much like my husband does.

Homemade Tomato Sauce 自制番茄酱

I watched the Japanese Movie Little Forest the other day. It tells a story of a little girl living in the countryside. She plants vegetables and fruits and makes dishes with them. One scen is about her making tomato sauce with the tomatoes she plants. So I imitated her way of doing that.

前几天,我看了一部日本的电影,名字叫做《小森林》。电影讲的是一个女孩住在乡下,她自己种植蔬菜和水果,并且用自己种的东西做各种美食。其中就有一幕是讲她用自己种的番茄做了番茄酱。所以我也模仿她的方法,在家里自己做番茄酱。


First, wash some cherry tomatoes. Actually, you can use small tomatoes or big ones, depending on how big your jar is. 

And cut a cross at the bottom of each one.


Then put them in hot water for several seconds. If your tomatoes are bigger, let them stay longer in hot water.


Put them into icy water. 


The tomato skin can be easily removed.


Put peeled tomatoes back into hot water. Boil them with a little salt. Don’t put too much. 


The jar should be sterilized. I put the jar and the lid in the boiling water for a while.

Then put the tomatoes along with some salty hot water into the jar. Please don’t  make the jar too full. 


Then put the jar into hot water. And boil it for several minutes. Make sure the lid is not cover too tight.


After boiling, cool the jar for a while and tighten the lid.

The movies says, put the jar in the fridge. When you feel hot in summer, you can take a bite, and it makes you feel very cool.

I took them out and heat in a pan with some sugar.

Then poured them on cooked spaghetti. It tasted really great.

Tomato Beef Stew 番茄炖牛肉

This dish will take over one hour.


Cut beef into medium cubes.


Put beef cubes in the pan with cold water and turn on the stove.


When the water gets boiled, there will be a lot foam.


Take beef cubes out and clean them.


Heat the oil in the pan, put in ginger slices and some garlic slices.


Add in beef cubes. And stir fry for a while.


Then put in a little cooking wine and light soy sauce. Stir evenly.


Add in enough hot water over the beef. Then cover the pan with lid and cook for at least 40 mins.


Three tomatoes need to be peeled off. First cut a cross at the bottom. Then put them in hot water for around 1 minute. Lastly, remove them into cold water. And it will be easy to peel them off.


Chop them into small bits.


Use another pan. Heat the oil and put the tomato bits in.


When the tomato juice comes out, pour in a bowl of water. 


Keep stirring till the tomato sauce becomes a little condensed.


When 40mins is over, add tomato sauce into the beef along with several sugar cubes and some salt.

Cook for another 30 mins.


If you don’t feel like eating anything, this dish will make your appetite better.