Amateur Food Porn 2018 [General]

2018 Jul 14
Yes, we've finally broken free of the past (circa 2016) and shall embrace the present! Let us celebrate by dining on some hambagu (Japanese style Salisbury steak).

2018 Jul 23
Cantonese style beef curry.

2018 Aug 5
Lo mien with braised ‘beef brisket’…

2018 Aug 5
…which is actually ‘flank plate’, that’s on sale at T & T seemingly every other week. It’s a 1 inch thick sheet of meat sandwiched between membranous tissue. It takes about 2 ½ hours of braising to make this cut deliciously tender.

2018 Aug 22
I like the pork and chili stir fry that's offered occasionally at T & T's hot food counters so much that I make my own version at home now. I use pork tenderloin so there's no need for a tenderizing meat marinade.

2018 Aug 25
SV pork tenderloin 130f ~ 3hours, shocked cold and stored in the fridge until needed.

Diced and dredged in light batter of cornstarch and ground rice then deep fried @ 350f just until golden... don't cook it again.

Short grain rice with kimchi powder & fried onions, sesame honey garlic stir fried veggies a side of curried peanut sauce and sriracha.

2018 Aug 25
Where do you buy kimchi powder?

2018 Aug 25
I make it as a way to use up leftover kimchi or other ferments that have gone a bit past their prime.

I take the kimchi, chop it up quite fine and then drain it. Save the juices for a marinade or other purpose.

Spread the solids into plastic trays in a dehydrator and let it dry until it snaps when bent. 130f ~ 12 to 16 hours it will vary considerably.

Remove and break into little pieces, grind to your liking, mine has a fairly fine texture so it shakes out of a spice jar easily at the table.

Taste and adjust salt, likely it will already be plenty salty.
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2018 Aug 26
Thank you! I'll have to ponder that.

2018 Aug 29
My cousin and I made a BBQ dinner for a family celebration in Whistler last weekend.

Slow BBQ'ed chicken in a homemade honey garlic sauce,
Braised Ribs finished on the BBQ
Homemade Coleslaw with sweet and hot peppers
Roasted potatoes and beets
Chili dusted roasted carrots
(Corn on the cob not pictured)

All produce except the cabbage came from my parents garden, and the meat came from a farm in Pemberton just up the road from Whistler.

2018 Sep 2
Thai fried rice with basil and chicken. I find that adding the wet seasonings (fish, light and dark soy, and oyster sauces) to the rice while it's being boiled, instead of during stir-frying, results in a drier dish and helps to keep the rice grains separate from each other.

2018 Oct 6
Fall harvest dinner.

Manchester sausages, sour-kraut and mustard made by me.
Carrots and potatoes from the garden.

Time for a nap....

2018 Oct 14
Probably the last canned yellowfin tuna salad sandwich that I’ll ever make.

2018 Oct 14
Used to buy this product from Food Basics to make tuna salad, but the dire situation of certain yellowfin fisheries (, as well as a lack of labelling on the cans that identify which fishery their contents come from, means I’m going to stick with other, more sustainable canned fish (herring, mackerel and sardines) from now on.

2018 Oct 14
Thanks for the link, Tree Pug. Still, producers will have to indicate the provenance of their product on their labeling before I start buying their canned yellowfin again.

2018 Nov 17
Finally made gamjatang. Most of the ingredients (pork spine, fresh perilla leaves, ground perilla seeds, etc.) were bought at the wonderful Seoul Mart.

2019 Jan 2
Sunday NFL Cheese board, mostly vegetarian as most of the group was vegetarian. Aged Cheddar, Havarti and Devil's Rock Blue Cheese.

2019 Jan 9
Tamarind coconut pork, jasmine rice and ginger glazed carrots.

2019 Jan 13
Cheese and charcuterie platter

2019 Jan 22
Mash up noodle bowl.

Tamarind broth base, shrimp, dry cured pork and wheat noodles with a ton of veggies.

Scallions, fried garlic, dried kimchi and caramelized fish sauce for garnishes.

2019 Jan 24
Butter chicken with rice and naan bread, served with an Avian Principality brown ale from Dominion City Brewing Co


2019 Feb 5
Rice plate with red braised fatty pork and coconut pickled veggies, fried egg and sriracha.

2019 Feb 5
Noodles with clam & milk broth, woodear fungus and seaweed.

2019 Feb 9
Beef stew to warm up.

2019 Feb 9
Tomatillo, chicken and green chilis.