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Its November?!

Hi there whoever you are! I don’t know where the time has went but apparently its mid November..

Months have passed and yet I feel as if time has stopped for me as if I was a rock in the middle of a fast moving stream of life. More like a bystander just observing the things around me change.

Even this little puppy – meet Cinnamon aka Mini – my mini #longhairdontcare dachshund..

She has grown from this..8V4A0005to this.. in 4 months

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Look at me! I’m a dog now!

I wish I could say the same about me.. ” Look at me! I’m an adult!” hahah..

Perhaps one day..

 

Ps. You can follow her on her own Instagram @cinna.mini.me

Making takoyaki

Was making takoyaki so decided to take my iPad2 with me for entertainment while cooking but then decided to take photos and then turn this into a how-to! So excuse the quality of the iPad camera haha

Updated with better quality photo taken from May 2010 XD ! 1 year ago ~deja vu anyone?

INGREDIENTS

  • octopus ie tako
  • 100 grams takoyaki mix
  • 340 ml water (1.5 cups)
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • spring/green onion chopped – white, light green part is best
  • pickled ginger finely sliced
  • okonomiyaki sauce
  • kewpie mayonnaise (Japanese mayo)
  • bonito flakes/katsuobushi (optional)
  • dried seaweed flakes/aonori (optional)

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The ingredients! Prepared ready to be put together..

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Measure out 100 grams of takoyaki flour mix (hehe 2gm over oops!) Its possible to make yourself if you googled but just easier to buy from Asian supermarket

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Add the egg! I do this first because when you add it later (after the water) the yolk tends to float on top lol learning from my mistakes!

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After adding the egg add a small amount of the water till the consistency is smooth

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Add the rest of the water, it should bubble slightly but is liquidy with no lumps hopefully!!

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Takoyaki plate or a Dutch pancake maker! just used in a different way! Mum bought this at Kmart for around $20~ I think you can find it on eBay too.. I slightly greased it with cooking oil spray but it’s probably not necessary because the pan is non stick

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Need to get these ready to go in.. so make sure they are cut up before hand. If your wondering why the tako is so small it’s because I used baby octopus because it’s cheaper!! If you buy the big tentacles I think it cost 4x as much $_$ probably tastier and chewier ?

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Wait till the pan is hot (don’t touch it lol!) then fill the holes with the mix it’s okay if it overflows- it’s actually better because it means they will turn into full spheres/balls rather than half filled deflated ones hehe

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Add the boiled tako, chopped up pickled ginger and spring onion evenly in each of the holes. If you wanted to be technical the ratio should be 5:1:3 lol too much ginger overwhelms the taste of the tako as I have also learnt hahaha

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It’s cooking!! So wait until the bottom is cooked or the excess round it looks it’s a bit brown or crisp..

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..and use a wooden pick/skewer to separate the overflowing bits on top and shove the excess on top or into the holes. If it’s cooked properly on the bottom then poke through and spin/turn it to the side so the liquidy inside spills into the rest of the hole to cook so it will turn into a 3/4 filled sphere. If it’s cooked properly it will turn easily if it’s still sticking or your pick slices straight through be more patient!!

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Almost there! Wait for that bit to turn crispy and continue flipping it over again to make a full sphere

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Should look something like this! You should be able to easily spin it around in the pan with the pick to see if it’s cooked all round. If you like it crispy/ burnt on the outside leave it awhile longer but I’d turn off the power and use the left over heat

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Toppings! Okonomiyaki sauce (the salty) and kewpie mayo (the sweet) in any order and however much suits your taste

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The final nom nom result! Topped with sauce then spring onion, bonito flakes and finally seaweed flakes! The inside should be semi solid and scalding hot but it’s best eaten that way hehe so be careful on your first bite!

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>< the last photo doesn’t make it look that great~ will post a nicer photo later! ((UPDATED 24th May – SEE above!! ugh disliking ipad camera T_T))

Blogged completely from my iPad 2 ^^*

PS I felt this picture was appropriate lolol

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This time last year

As the new year comes around.. omg in another 2.5 days (3 days, depending on where you live!), it’s that time again to be a little nostalgic and see how you have wasted spent another year!

This time last year 29 Dec 2009 I was..


Taking a lot of bokeh light photos ^^*

Next day 30th Dec, with the summer rain – stopping at night for a photo of new mushrooms at night

New years eve 2009 – New years day 2010 – Firework view from Sam’s house

then.. I worked on the very first day of 2010… OTL

Btw, Merry (belated, bah hum bug) Christmas.. as usual not a big thing for me because I worked and well.. no one to celebrate it with anyway ㅠ_ㅠ huhu~

Better for me to be left out in the festivities so I guess I must thank work for allowing me to do so.. Hmm.. seems I spend all the ‘important’ days working ._.; sucks to be me

Anyway! New year coming and..
2010 highlights in the next post !!

The Days Before Christmas

Cannot for the life of me make a coherent post for the last week or so.. because I’ve been lazy busy.

So here’s another mishmash of things that have happened in the last few days..

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Dec 14th – 2nd Konad experiment..


Base – Orly – Blackout +  VOV Chamon – Lilac
Stamp – Konad special white, Sally Hansen X-treme wear – Celeb City, Revlon Not So Blue-Berry
Top – Sally Hansen Diamond Shine
Plate – m57 – leopard print / lace leopard print

Couldn’t decide whether I wanted to go light or dark so I went with BOTH hence the black and lilac. Celeb City as a stamp colour worked the best so far..  Revlon Not so Blue-Berry umm.. not bad coz its not as contrasty but  smell is nice – constantly asking people to smell my fingers (lol! they smell like berries okay?!). The leopard print is turned out reallly good, people kept asking me if it was fake or a sticker.  Fact – I’ve only had a proper manicure done once in my life only because Moon took me while I was in Korea =3 I think manicures are a waste of money esp because I’m so careless. In conclusion – konad is awesomesauce I can do myself!

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Dec 15th – Guess what this is…

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