Sunday, August 21, 2011

Arigato Japanese Cuisine Fairfax, Va

I have gone to eat here 3 times and the food has been pretty good and consistent. They offer a variety of sushi, tempura and teriyaki dishes.

Every time I have gone I order their Beef teriyaki, "bento box. It has been great everytime. The owner is very friendly and personable. The prices are a little bit above average but, its worth it to me since I only frequent this place once in awhile.

If you live nearby Fairfax, its worth a stop in and try.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lumpia (Eggroll) recipe of the week

This recipe is a favorite of my family and friends, when there is a party or gathering I am always requested to  bring these.

1 package of lumpia skins (if you can not find this at your local grocery store you can always replace this with spring roll wrappers. The key is to use thin wrappers) Each package contains about 30 wrappers/skins.

1/2 pound of ground beef or ground chicken
1 1/2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
garlic salt and black pepper to taste
water for rolling
Canola oil for frying

Brown the meat until thoroughly cooked. Drain off any fat.
Add mixed vegetables
Add garlic salt and black pepper to taste
Mix until fully incorporated.

Let mixture cool to room temperature before rolling.

Rolling method: 

It may take a few tries to get the rolling of the Lumpia down right but, its worth the effort.

Take one sheet of wrapper and place about 2 tablespoons of filling at the bottom but, leaving enough room to roll over the filling.

Take bottom edge and place over filling. Bring each side of wrapper toward the center creating a neat roll. Keep rolling until you get the the top of the wrapper and seal with water to close. Repeat until all the wrappers and or stuffing mixture is used up.

Remember not to over stuff the rolls otherwise you will have breakage in the rolls while frying.

Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

PS: I would also like to add that the Lumpia can be frozen before frying if you want to eat them at a later time, just defrost at room temperature and then fry.


Monday, June 13, 2011

New China Restaurant

New China
11213-C Lee Highway 
Fairfax, VA 22030 

I tried this place about a week ago and to my surprise it was very good. You never know with certain Chinese restaurants how the food is going to taste. But, I recommend this place. The food was fresh and tasted very authentic. 

We did a carry out and only had to wait 15 minutes. They also cater and delivery within the area. 

A must try! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Recipe of the Week

I will be posting recipes on a weekly basis, if you have a recipe to share please feel free to leave it in the comment section and I will do my best to get it posted on one of the weekly postings. It does not have to be Asian related but, a recipe you would like to share with others that you created.

Thank you

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chicken Meatballs

I am about to rant and rave about Chicken Meatballs I recently purchased at Costco. I was in a hurry shopping, I really do not enjoy fighting the crowds at any grocery store so I quickly get what I need and get out. Anyway this particular day I went shopping with my son at Costco to pick up a few items, if you have never shopped at Costco they sell things in bulk for pretty good prices. I tried a sample of Chicken Meatballs that were being given out for customers to try. It was absolutely delicious. The brand is Aidells not sure if I am spelling it right, it was Teriyaki and Pineapple chicken meatballs. It was fantastic, I had to buy some on my way out. You can serve is as an appetizer for parties and other gatherings , you can also serve it with pasta. Go out there and get some, you will be happily surprised.