Tired of holiday treats & what not? I’m not, but if you are, this new recipe may brighten up your life or light up your tastebuds. Try out my version of my favorite Korean dish Bibim Naengmyeon, which is anything but winter apropos. The word “bibim” means “mixed” & “naengmyeon” means “cold noodles” – sound like the perfect dish for summer? Pretty much! However, if you want to prepare a post-workout meal, this would be it. We all know y’all get sweaty after hitting up the gym, so cool down with this carbilicious meal. Don’t be fooled by the noodles; sesame seeds, tofu (if you decide to add it), & egg are great sources of protein. You can get a good amount of amino acids & vitamins from this meal, so don’t you dare underestimate the power of the noodle dish! Add more veggies to pack more vitamins, minerals or even mushrooms for Vitamin D. Let’s welcome the brand new Gregorian calendar year with a new noodle recipe under your belt, shall we?
Kitayama’s Amberjack Nigiri
Phew! After intensively studying for the MCAT for the past few months, it’s finally over & I can finally move onwards with my life. I felt as though studying for this dreaded standardized test was equivalent to pausing everything I really wanted to do & not so much a step closer to getting to where I need to be for my career. It’s not as though I’ve lost interest or passion in a career in the health field – the MCAT has just been a pesky splinter in-between my toes. I put nearly everything else on pause while I focused all my brain power into pushing through the pain & plucking out that minuscule fragment causing my misfortune.
To numb the pain a bit with ice, Josh & I had dinner at Kitayama, a beautiful Japanese restaurant with a crew of friendly staff including gorgeous servers–hollah at my girl Vy–, nice hosts, & entertaining sushi chefs. We ordered the omakase, which grants the chefs liberty to be creative with the fish they had. It’s always a wonderful experience to see what new mouthwatering dishes sushi chefs come up with right in front of you. Having been able to consume such wonderful meals in the past few weeks, I decided to compile a post of mouthwatering Asian dishes from various countries–realistically, I just posted three, but whatever just go with it.
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When I don’t have much in my fridge, my favorite noodle dish to whip up is Bibim Naengmyun. This Korean spicy noodle dish is served cold, making it perfect for California’s warm weather. I made mine with avocado, sesame seeds, pickled radish, romaine lettuce, & a hard boiled egg. I’m really proud of the sauce, which I’ve perfected. What can I say, noodles & sauces are my forte.
I’m delighted that I’m slowly gaining more followers on Bloglovin! I better make a new theme & take more pictures if I want to keep this up.
- Mother’s Day (Password protected: mother’s Vietnamese name)
Eggs over easy, scrambled eggs, spinach salad, & a soy Polish sausage
Transitioning from eating meat to just seafood isn’t so bad when you’ve got great delicious soy alternatives! They’re about the same price as the real thing or a bit cheaper, so I don’t really buy too much of it & stick with tofu for my protein needs.
A while back, I made Jap Chae, a Korean side dish. Simple, delicious, & easy to make! I’ve also added more albums containing food & explorations of LA.