Friday, September 17, 2010

Chicken Barbecue

Prepared this dish for my sister's birthday:

2 kilos chicken (1 kilo drumstick, 1 kilo breast, cut into serving pieces)
brown sugar
1 small bottle of beer
soy sauce
chopped garlic
ground pepper

1. Marinate chicken overnight in mixture of sugar, beer, soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and calamansi.

2. When ready to cook, boil chicken in marinade mixture until about half-cooked. Remove chicken from marinade.

3. Coat chicken with catsup and Del Monte barbecue sauce. Bake chicken for about 30 minutes.

It's a bit sweet for my taste, perfect for kids. i'm preparing a second batch this time with lots of chili flakes though. :D

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Japanese Food-ography

this is why i have become fatter

fried meal from 7-11

Mos' wasabi burger

unagi with rice, cold noodles and all those sauces and condiments

some roasted pork dish with potatoes from Wolfgang Puck

yakitori with fresh and crisp shredded cabbage

gyudon which i bought from this vendo machine:

juicy katsudon

meal fit for a queen *burp!*

Friday, September 03, 2010

in fashion

they say that one has to be properly dressed when going out in the streets of Japan. i have learned to observe and fancy their get up and most of their shoes never mind if it's summer and heat is almost unbearable, yay!

here's some doll i found on the train station. beat that?

shoes must always be in fashion...

even if you are just walking around the park at noontime...

weird looking ones are always welcome...

sometimes the weirder the better too

and hey, even dogs got their own outfits

Japan Tales 2

Japan 2010

I don't think I'll ever get tired of this country. I love the vibrance, the electricity of modernization, the mystery of its ancient culture that is still evident till now...

July 17-20, 2010

It was a scorching 32C when i arrived in Osaka, it was past 7pm yet warm air blew in the surroundings. this was the first time that i ever traveled abroad by myself and i felt really excited.


the highlight of this Osaka trip was a visit to their kaiyukan or aquarium. this kaiyukan is located near the Osaka Bay and is composed of 27 tanks and about 16 walk thru exhibits where one gets to see different species of marine and non-aquatic animals.

it was my first time to see live penguins frolicking in some simulated winter environment. they all looked adorably wobbly as they walk, cuddle, and swim around.

It was a national holiday when i went there that there were just so many people around. i found the kids as entertaining though.

Just outside the aquarium is the Tempozan Ferris Wheel, i noticed that they are pretty fond of ferris wheels that you could find one in major areas in the country.

rate to the kaiyukan is 2000 yen or roughly 1000 PhP for adults.

this is a few minutes walk from the Osakako Station and as this is just beside the ferris wheel you won't really miss finding this place.