Friday night , hotpot in the cold January days :)
For those who don't know what hotpot is, it's dipping raw meat, seafood or vegetables into a boiling hot flavoured soup, which then cooks the food . Hotpot is usually eaten with a variety of sauces that are combined to together. I went with my usual, soy sauce, hot chili paste, ginger, scallions and a bit of peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. It makes the sauce come together.
Hotpot night included : Fresh lobster, AAA Angus beef, lamb shoulder, Enoki mushrooms, fish paste balls, tofu, fresh oysters. Soup base? Took chicken stock, dunked all the shell of the fresh lobster into the stock, boiled it for 20 minutes to get a nice delicately flavoured lobster broth.
Saturday brunch at Browns Social House (Richmond location) - New Mexican Hash :)
Sorry for the terrible photo, I need to get into the habit of taking a picture of the food before I start eating it. But anyways, my mom and I went for Saturday brunch at Browns Social House and we both ordered the "New Mexican Hash" and freshly squeezed OJ. Got to say, this is my favourite brunch ever. The hash included 2 poached eggs, pulled pork, a bit of salsa, sour cream, scallions, banana peppers (my mom thinks they're too spicy , so her hash didn't have them) mojo potatoes (they're like seasoned french fries and they taste like heaven) and "tobacco onions" , which were like mini pepper and salt onion rings but they were in long strips. The runny yolk was great for dunking the mojo potatoes in and the pulled pork was so tender . Great brunch. The items they have on their menu has just been done too many times, but this hash is simply fabulous.
Rating : 7.5 out of 10
Browns Social House
1020-11660 Steveston Hwy.
Richmond , BC
Saturday night , laid back noodles.
Just some Japanese noodles with slow cooked lamb and carrots with the braising sauce :) Delicious! Home-styled food made by my mom tastes the best on cold nights .
Sunday morning - PANCAKES MADE FROM SCRATCH!
I made pancakes from scratch this morning for my mom and I. They were really tasty, especially with the fresh strawberries, orange slices and a mixed berrycompote. Enough said, those pancakes were really fluffy :) Oh, and I made a happy face on my pancake, ehehe!
SUPPORTING CANADIAN ATHLETES! FINALLY GOT RED MITTENS!
To top off my weekend, I finally got pair of the Vancouver 2010 red mittens! :) Supporting our Canadian athletes ! Red shirt + red mittens :D
So that was a view of my weekend :) Stayed tuned this week, a blog entry about the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games is soon to come!