Saturday, 7 May 2011

Simple Is Nice Too

Sometimes I'd go all out cooking a storm during the weekend and sometimes our meals are just a simple vegetable soup and rice topped with furikake.

I cooked a simple vegetable soup with chicken meatballs  and fried some chicken marinated in oyster sauce last week and I was really happy when Raimie requested to have the same dishes again next time.

You sure don't need expensive meal or ingredients to feed your family and I'm glad my son is not fussy about eating them. ^^

For me, after all the food I ate over at Garden Lifestyle Store and Cafe which I went twice last week and even pizza for dinner after, a simple tangy soupy meal is just the thing I wanted!

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  1. What is furikake?

    A soupy dish works fine for me everytime. In our hot climate, additional fluid in any form is most welcome.

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  2. Furikake is a dry Japanese seasoning usually containing things like dried and ground fish, sesame seeds, chopped seaweed, sugar, salt. In Japan, we normally sprinkle it over rice.

    Sometimes the simple things are best and nothing can beat a good hearty bowl of soup.

    Japan Australia

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  3. @HappySurfer,
    Furikake is what Japan Australia had explained. The best and easiest way to season a bowl of rice. Just that and miso soup can give me a nice meal. :)

    I agree. The weather's turning unbearably hot this week! I need all the fluid I can get!

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  4. @Japan Australia,
    A hearty bowl of soup can sometimes be just the thing to comfort us and warm our soul. ^^

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  5. Hello Japan Australia, thank you for the explanation. From what it's made of, I have no doubt it's not only tasty but nutritious too. Do people use this seasoning in their food too?

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  6. Simple home cooked meals are the best. Happy Mother's Day to you! :)

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  7. @HappySurfer,
    I'm not sure but I've never seen it used as seasoning on other food stuff.

    Maybe Japan Australia can answer it more, yeah? ^^

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  8. @Mei Teng,
    Definitely!

    Thanks for the wish! :)

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  9. yeah, i guess sometimes if you have stuffed too much good food into your stomach, you might want something simple to eat to balance things out..

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  10. i think a simple clear soup with lots of vegie is just something very simple and humble, but definitely very nice.. and oh, you've got my favourite meatballs in it too~~ i like!! :p

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  11. BTW, what is "furikake"?? is it those jelly textured noodles?? haha, sorry for my lame description~~ :D

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  12. Nothing beats home-cooked meals for better nutritional value and savings. :)

    Happy mother's day!

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  13. @SK,
    furikake is dry. I guess you called it a Japanese serunding? I'll post some photos up someday. That textured jelly, grey in colour stuff maybe konnyaku. My son loves them!

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  14. @LR,
    Yes.. but sometimes a simple meal is a luxury too for busy couples. ;(

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  15. You are right....expensive ingredients don't mean a fantastic meal....we can do from just simple, inexpensive ingredients and meals that can nourish the whole family.

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  16. @Bing,
    Indeed and thank God for that!

    I grew up eating literally stuff from our backyard and was completely happy. It's just that now, modern life somehow makes us want and crave for expensive stuff although we can do without them.

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  17. one day u will replace chef wan on morning time tv3 with a segment on tv3 :)

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  18. ah, i love cooking a simple meal with my husband every now n then. it is so rewarding just to have a peaceful meal together every now n then. :)

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  19. Just reading about it sounds good! And you're right. A simple can go a long way compared to over-the-tops meals that may not taste as good.

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  20. @levian,
    sometimes the simplest meal can bring more joy. :)

    I love it when my two boys finish everything up and declared they had a delicious meal. ^^

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  21. @sriyany,
    Simple meals are nice.But once in a while, really fancy meal is nice too. ^^

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  22. simple is very nice...at most times =)

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  23. @Ayie,
    Simple is nice and easy.

    Elaborate meals can be nice too.

    But in the end, what our family loves and enjoy is what really matters. :)

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