I’m not really a kitchen person, because I find the cleaning up after cooking quite tiresome. So before this week, I never really cooked on my own. I didn’t follow a recipe making these two dishes, but just by feeling and memory of the taste of how mom would make them.
Stir Fried Pepper and Pork
Pan Fried Tofu in Soy Sauce
To some people, cooking seems like a simple task, and many think that by following the instructions on the recipe, you will get the same thing you see in the picture. Noooooope. Little surprises can happen while you are cooking, and they often occur and cause an immediate unexpected result when you don’t notice.
Just like today, it’s my first time pan-frying steak. I thought it would be simple, after all, all you need to do is put the steak in the pan. Everything was going well, the sides looked a good brown, and the steak felt tender when I poked it. I cut it a bit to check the insides, to see if it was also still nice and red inside, yes.
I went to the get plates, and came back to check on my steak. They were well done.
It’s not the first time I’m disappointed by the outcome of my cooking, but I’ve learned that cooking is no easy task, every detail, and every minute (or even second) is important. Salute to all chefs, cooking friends and my mom.
During the weekend, I went back to Taichung City to visit my relatives, and as a day trip, we went to see the popular Teddy Bear Lohas Carnival. The bears are actually placed in different areas of the city, and one location was at this beautiful park in the heart of the city. Each and every bear is customized and unique. It was a sunny day when we went so everybody came out of their homes to see the bears! We had to line up to take pictures of them! Totally worth going to see during the weekend with friends and family and spend some quality time!
This one has beautiful Hakka Tung Flower print
One of my favorite!
Nice and gold haha
This one is definitely about recycling and environmental conservation
This one was kind of creepy…I still haven’t quite figured out what look he’s going for…
Iron Man’s Teddy friend?
Teddy the Builder