Rushing to the supermarket at 9 past yesterday, just off work. I was thinking of buying some rosemary for the lamb, the meat that nourish the stomach (says traditional Chinese regimen, also grandma). But instead I was rather interested in the herb next to it – lemon thyme (as in the picture, good for decoration too!). Thyme goes great with chicken, not to mention the one with a citrus scent. I was even happier when I reached for the last pack of fresh shiitake mushrooms. They must be very popular in the City; they are always gone fast everyday!
Without fresh ume (a Japanese pickle, a type of plum), I just used ume flavoured ‘furikake’ – dry Japanese sprinkles made for plain rice (you can buy it from any Japanese supermarket). The pack I used has dried chopped ume and sea salt flakes. Japanese ume, you either love it or hate it. Not as peculiar as marmite though, you might just love it if you give it a try.
I added Mozzarella cheese in the tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet), making it sticky and chewy in mouth, with a full and round aroma.
I had a G&T with my new colleagues after work. New job, new environment (the City!), I am loving it. Being recognised and seeing your potential unearthed day by day, that’s the work I’m talking about!
I did say I will translate my blog some time ago. Well, let’s do it now. I hope it’s better than the Google translate tool!