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Recipe • Pan-fried Oyster Sauce Chicken Wings

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My "anyhow" attempt on this Pan-fried Oyster Sauce Chicken Wingsor 干烧蚝油鸡翅 turned out quite a hit with the boys, especially Lil K!
I actually cooked 11 pieces of mid-joints (don't ask me why I cooked such an unusual number! 😅), ended up I only got to eat 1 piece!
This dish is supposed to be salty savory, hence the amount of sauces... Do make minor adjustment to the seasonings if you prefer! Personally, I think it'll be even better with some red chilli slices added! But I omitted it this time because Mini K can't take spicy food yet. Maybe next time! (^ ^)

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Ingredients:
10 mid-joint Chicken Wings
1/2 Red Onion, slice thinly
3 slices Ginger, julienned

Seasoning:
(A)
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
1.5 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1 TBS Light Soy sauce
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Recipe • Hijiki Salad (ひじきの煮物)

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This dish, Hijiki no Nimono (ひじきの煮物) is often referred to as hijiki salad, but it is not exactly a salad. Besides usually served chilled, it's more like a Japanese side dish that is served with teishoku (Japanese set meal).
So what is hijiki?
It's a brown sea vegetables, rich in dietary fibre and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. (Source)
My boys & I love this appetizer and I usually cook in a reasonable quantity with extras to keep in the freezer. Yep, freezer. It thaws really quickly, making it a great dish to add to lunchboxes! (Note 1)

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Ingredients:

2 TBS Oil
10g Dried Hijiki  OR
4 TBS pre-washed Hijiki
50g Carrot, julienned
80g Lotus Root, cut into strips
4 pcs Sweet Beancurd skin (aburaage/油揚げ), cut into strips
A han…

Travel • Yokohama Zoorasia (Dec 2017)

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Besides visiting the attractions in Tokyo, I like to make day-trips to Yokohama. After all, the train journey to Yokohama station is less than 45 minutes from Shinjuku.
We visited Yokohama Zoorasia last December. This zoo opened in 1999 and is one of the biggest zoo in Japan. The entrance ticket to the zoo is unbelievably cheap at only 800Yen per adult and 200Yen for children above 7 years old! The journey to Zoorasia may not be very straight forward but it wasn't difficult to figure out too.


We took the train to Yokohama station, walked to South exit for Sotetsu Line (walk through the shopping lane where Takashimaya is), take the train to Tsurugamine station. After exiting the gantry at Tsurugamine station, there'll be a Zoorasia signboard. Follow the directions to the bus station for a 15 minutes bus ride. It costs 220Yen/adult and 110Yen/child for a single trip.



Besides the layout of spacious ground where the animals can roam freely within their enclosure, there were also 3…

Travel • Winter Tokyo Itinerary (Dec 2017)

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Hey there! We brought the boys on another Japan trip during the year end school holidays last month (or should I say last year, that's 2017!)
We were in Tokyo again and made 2 separate day trips to Yokohama. A few of our friends were surprised that we did a Tokyo-Yokohama trip again barely 1 year after the previous one in 2016. However as you know, Tokyo itself is really big...one can never cover all the attractions on 1 trip! In fact we already excluded places like Tokyo tower, Sky tree (we were there but did not go up), Akihabara, gyoens (gardens) which were not much of interest to our kids, and yet there are still many more places we have not covered over these 2 Tokyo vacations!
I'm sharing our Winter Tokyo 2017 Itinerary here and will update the details and information to each individual attraction along the way.


Let me share some Tokyo travel tips first:

1)We rented a pocket wifi from Changi Recommends for our trip. We also received a pocket wifi provided by the host of o…