When I was in high school I had a sweet-a** cafeteria that had offerings like ramen (not the 68-cent stuff, massive bowls of noodles, veggies, and pork), curry with beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried fish, and spaghetti with meat sauce.
Wanna know the weird thing?
It was all good. Really good.
One of my favorite things that the cafeteria offered on a weekly basis was ginger chicken. Whole, bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts were simmered for hours in a thin fresh ginger-soy sauce and it. was. amazing. Everyone loved ginger chicken day!
I, uh, borrowed this sweet Japanese cookbook from my mom – she took a cooking class from the author when we moved to Tokyo and learned to make some fabulous dishes from it! I use it often, and the ginger pork recipe is one of my favorites – I’ve used it on chicken too, and it tastes just like high school!
There’s a restaurant in Tokyo (is it still there? anyone? nope, it isn’t. I Googled it. ) called Fujimamas that is amazing. Was amazing. That’s all. It served Asian Fusion food with a Japanese emphasis (duh) and was one of my favorite places to go growing up. One of my favorite dishes was grilled shark with baby bok choy and avocado and WHOA was it good. I’m not actually sure I ever ordered anything else there, come to think of it!
Fujimamas is one of my first memories of eating bok choy, and it was a great decision each time I ordered the dish. I got some baby bok choy from the farmers market a few weeks ago, and while I didn’t try to recreate the dish, I did try to recreate the flavors of the sauce with the veggie – this is spicy, easy, and super healthy!
Guess what? This is our 100th post! Thank you for sticking with us this long – we’re excited for the next hundred!
To tide you over while we write more dumb things, here’s a glimpse into our glamorous life as a dysfunctional couple.
We love you guys!
L & J
A woman and a man are involved in a car accident.
Both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt.
After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, “So you’re a man, that’s interesting. I’m a woman. Wow, just look at our cars! There’s nothing left, but fortunately we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days.”
Flattered, the man replied, “Oh yes, I agree with you completely!”
“This must be a sign from God!” The woman continued, “And look at this, here’s another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn’t break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune.”
Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man.
The man asks, “Aren’t you having any?”
The woman replies, “No. I think I’ll just wait for the police…”