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Favorite dishes, part 2

April 30th, 2016

When I wrote part 1 of this series two years ago, I meant to keep it going and post again with more food porn photos. I guess I forgot about it, but that’s ok because I’m back with part 2! Better late than never, right? This time, I’m going with the theme of Japanese food, which is one of my favorite cuisines. A couple are even from Japan! Like…

Katsu curry – Go! Go! Curry! (Tokyo, Japan)
I love curry, and Japanese curry is one of my favorites. We’ve tried many places in our city, and their Japanese curry just hasn’t hit the spot. We end up making it at home to hit that craving, but the one we make at home still isn’t the same as the one we had at Go Go Curry. There’s something different about it, especially in its consistency. It’s not as thin and sticks to the rice and katsu better. Plus, the katsu itself was good – crispy and thin, just the way I like it.

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By the way, Go Go Curry is also in the US! They have locations in New York and Massachusetts. Unfortunately, I haven’t been to any of them yet, but I’d like to try them one day!

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Weekends of food and photos

February 21st, 2016

Last weekend, I did a photoshoot with Hindari for her Touken Ranbu cosplay! While I do like doing photoshoots at conventions, the ones outside of them give me way more flexibility in time and locations. Leading up to the shoot, I researched several locations, scouted out 4 of them in person, and got permission for 2 of them. In the end, we decided on a botanical garden!

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I really love how they came out. That amazing feeling of being happy with your photos is why the effort is worth it and a reminder of why I love photography. Here are some more of my favorites from the shoot!

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Blue Apron follow up

September 17th, 2015

Last month, I wrote about Blue Apron, and I wanted to give an update on it! I’m not sure if I’ll do this for every delivery, but I know a few people were interested in seeing how this goes. (You can follow my food blog for photos of the food.) These are the last 3 deliveries I got!

Delivery #2

The 2nd delivery we got was a real winner. I mentioned in my previous post that we liked the main parts of the dishes, but the sides were a hit or miss. This time around, we enjoyed all 3 dishes, even the sides.

Seared Salmon with Panzanella
We love salmon, but we were afraid that the panzanella might be a repeat of the cucumber salad we didn’t like from before. That wasn’t the case! The panzanella was great. I think having a few cooked ingredients mixed in helped a lot. We really enjoyed this dish, and it felt fitting for the summer.

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Spiced Meatballs
I don’t have a photo of this because uh… it didn’t turn out very pretty, haha. This one was really good as well. The squash salad was very lemony and the acidic flavor helped balance out the heavier meatballs. I love lemony things, but a whole lemon might have been too much lemon juice. If we do this again, we’ll use less of the lemon.

Stir-Fried Ginger-Basil Chicken
This was the least exciting looking one, but it ended up being our favorite of the three, and we did it twice! (The 2nd time, we had to shop for our own ingredients.) The coconut flavor was nice and subtle, while the stir fry part was delicious. When it was mixed together, everything just worked together really well.

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