I must be really getting old!
My empty kitchen seemed larger than its usual size with most of our stuffs removed. With barely five days left before the D-Day (our move, that's for the late tuners) it was such a big dilemna for me to choose which things go first in the carton for packing. Unfortunately I am not the right person when it comes to decision making and organization. For I find myself already unpacking the electric mixer I just sealed thirty minutes ago for the recipe I planned to prepare. And oh my bowl, I recalled. Retaining which box I put it was another story. So before I finally settled for the right box to open my electric mixer was already gone. I looked around but it wasn't there except for my thirteenth month old daughter looking at me innocently as she blabbered words I don't understand. She probably told me, "Let's play hide & seek Mama". Well she has this habit of playing with any stuffs she finds and lose them eventually in the house. Unfortunately, I am the playmate who needed to find them. One time my keys, my celfone and even my wallet, imagine that. I needed to cancell my rdvz to turn the house upside down only to find them. Well you know she pass her time following me in the house and watching my every move. She's like a shadow or a two and half feet stalker tailing on me. When she sees I am readying up to go out she brings me my shoes. And mind you she knows how to say the word "shoes" instead of the complicated french word "chaussures". :-) I opted to teach her the english word rather than the Tagalog word "sapatos" which is even harder than the french one to pronounce. Well to cut the story short, I desperately searched for the mixer but it was in vain. But God was still on my side, after finding accidentally the missing chopsticks she played with few days ago. I though, hmmmm how about eating something Japanese.
My daughter is truly adorable but sometimes I am torn between giving her a kiss or a hug. :-) Grrrr
This beef gyoza goes off to Eat the right stuff for their blog event "World Egg Day". For all the egg lovers out there, this event is for you.
for the dough:
2 cups of flour for every cup of warm water
Mix them well until they become smooth and elastic. Roll them as if you are making a baguette (french bread) then cut them 2 inches thick. Flatten them and form a round shape. To make even sizes you can use your ramekin and cut it along with a sharp knife.
half a kilo ground beef (you can use pork)
1/4 cup of thinly sliced onion leeks (only white part)
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
pepper & salt
Mix them well together. Put about a teaspoon of filling on your dough. Fold it and seal them gently by folding the sides. You need to dust with flour your hands and your working table to be sure they don't stick. To cook them, place them altogether in your non stick pan (about 15 pieces). Pour about half a glass of water. Cover and let it boil, after the first boil let it simmer for another two to three minutes. Dump the water and replace it with oil (any cooking oil). And fry them until they are golden brown. You can use any Japanese soy sauce for dipping.
My other Asian Recipes
Thai Express Salad