Beef Noodle Soup

In line with celebrating the Chinese New Year, I cooked Beef Noodle Soup for long life!  This is also one of Liam’s favorite dish and it’s been a while since I last prepared this for them. 🙂

mommyjuvs' Beef Noodle Soup..
mommyjuvs’ Beef Noodle Soup..

Ingredients:

  • Beef cubes
  • Garlic (pressed)
  • Onion (chopped)
  • Peppercorn
  • Star Anise
  • Kikoman Soy Sauce
  • Patis
  • Salt
  • Japanese Miki
  • Pechay
  • Boiled Egg

How to:

  • Saute garlic and onion til fragrant
  • Add in peppercorn and star anise saute for a while
  • Add the beef and simmer for 3 minutes
  • add in patis and mix well
  • add in water and kikoman soy sauce
  • Simmer til beef is tender
  • While waiting for beef to cook, blanch the pechay and boil the miki
  • Throw away water and pour cold water to miki to stop it from cooking
  • assemble miki, pechay and egg into the bowl and pour soup
  • Serve and enjoy with the family

We often pair our bowl with Siomai or Siopao and a glass of Wintermelon Juice!  YUM YUM!! 🙂

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Korean Beef Stew

One of my favorite dish to cook. Very easy yet so Yummy.

Korean Beef Stew
Korean Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kilo      Beef
  • 1/2 cup  Kikoman Soy Sauce
  • 6 tbsp     Sugar
  • 1 whole  Garlic (peeled)
  • 2 whole  Onion (peeled)
  • 3 pcs       Ginger (thumb size; peeling optional)
  • 2 pcs        Star Anise
  • 4 pcs        Siling Haba
  • Radish cut into cubes
  • Peppercorn
  • Salt and Chili Powder to taste
  • Dahon ng Sibuyas
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

How To:

  • Place beef in a casserole covered with water
  • Add in all ingredients except for Radish, Onion Stalks and Sesame Seeds
  • Let boil and scoop out scums
  • Leave to simmer til beef is tender
  • Add in radish and cook til tender
  • Adjust taste by adding salt and chili powder
  • Serve in a bowl sprinkled with Onion stalks and sesame seeds
  • Enjoy with plain rice

O diba!? Easy!?

Anyway, maisingit ko lang.  I’ve mentioned I wanted to make Meringue Kisses.   It was successful and here’s my finish product!

My meringue kisses na di korteng kisses.. haha :
My meringue kisses na di korteng kisses.. haha 🙂

I  just beat the the left over egg whites, add a little cream of tartar (1/4 tsp), add a little lemon essence and a cup of sugar.  Beat it until firm to touch and spoon or pipe out onto a lined baking pan (line with aluminum foil). Then baked it for 1.5 hrs in preheated 200 degrees Celcius oven!  Voila! Dino and Liam liked it a lot. They ate 2pcs each right after I took it out from oven. Kung di ko pa pinigilan, baka naka tig 3 pa sila.  🙂

Beef Misono (ala Tokyo Joe)

I guess it’s true what they say that babies prefer food that their mommies eat when they are still in our womb.  I remember when I was still carrying Liam in my tummy and still having morning sickness (can’t understand why they call it morning sickness when you feel it all day long, anyway) I don’t like eating out.  If there’s a time that I should go on field work and have no choice but to eat at restos, only restaurant I can tolerate is Rai Rai Ken.  I only like Kamameshi Fried Rice, Miso Soup and California Maki.  Other than that… ULK!!

Now that Liam eats with us na, we notice that the only cuisine na hindi kame nahihirapan pakainin sya is Japanese Food! Yes, you read it right, Liam loves it!  He loves Miso soup, Misono and any noodles they have. But his favorite is Beef Misono Bowl in Tokyo Joe.  So I thought of looking for a recipe in the net.  Misono pala is stir fried, kasi all recipes I found is dry. The one we are having in TJ’s is very saucy.  Thus, I tried creating my own.

After a few attempts, I think I already got it!

Beef Misono

Ingredients:

  • Beef Sukiyaki Cut
  • 4 portions Water
  • 1 portion Kikoman Soy Sauce
  • 1 portion Mirin
  • 1 portion Oyster Sauce
  • few drops of sesame oil (depends on how strong you like)
  • Salt, Pepper and sugar to taste (Note to self:  Do not add these til last 1 minute of simmering)
  • Finely chopped Garlic
  • Chopped White Onions
  • Conr Starch
  • Toasted Sesame seed (optional, I did not add this in our meal, since Liam’s also eating)

How to:

  • Mix all liquid ingredients and garlic in a pot.
  • Bring to boil
  • Add the beef slices (I dropped them one by one)
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add in chopped Onions
  • Simmer til onions are translucent
  • Adjust taste to your liking by adding salt, pepper and sugar
  • For thicker sauce, add dissolved cornstarch to the pot
  • Serve on top of Rice with sauteed Bean Sprout on the side
  • Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds
  • Enjoy with family