Asian flavors & A race?

I used my new running shoes for the first time yesterday!!! I’d say it worth every penny of the 100 bucks!!! πŸ˜€ It’s light, it fits perfectly and I can tell that it provides more cushion than my previous nike. πŸ˜€


I was feeling weak yesterday, I slept a 2 hours nap (very unusual :shock:). I needed a stress reliever and a mental giveaway (my coding didn’t went well and I was in panic). I ended up doing 4.5 miles, 35’50”, 8 min/mile.

For lunch I made a japanese style meal using these




Soba salad with veggies and bonito flakes! πŸ˜€ YUM~~


I’ll definitely make it more during the summer! It’s easy and delicious!

What you need: soba, veggies, bonito flakes, bonito seasoned soy sauce (or just soy sauce), sesame oil, salt and sugar.


1) cook the soba, rise with cold water and set aside

2) cook veggies with salted water

3) prepare the sauce: 2 part of soy sauce + 1 part of sesame oil + salt + sugar

4) mix everything and top with bonito flakes!

I also made asian “pudding” using cooked white fungus with goji berries


used agar-agar powder + stevia (review to come)


End product!


isn’t it pretty? πŸ™‚

Continued with asian flavors, dinner was chinese. I made steamed fish just like chinese restaurants.

1) Steam the fish (seasoned with salt, cooking wine and ginger) for 7 min in boiling water.

2) Heat 1 tbsp of canola oil + 2 tbsp soy sauce

3) Pour the hot oil to the steamed fish and top it with fresh scallion.

I can guarantee you that it’s AMAZING!!!


assorted veggie stir-fry


porridge made with millet, polenta, goji berries and chinese dates



very satisfying meal~~~ I’m sooo making the fish again tonight! πŸ˜€

A race? Yeah~~~ I’m going to run my first 5K today! in <2 hours!!!! πŸ˜† Β As everything else that I do (like getting married?), it was 100% spontaneous decision. After I came back yesterday from the run, I was feeling the runner’s high and decided that I’d participate the 5k for autism organized by my university!!!! πŸ˜€

I’ll be back later with the result!!! πŸ˜€ Wish me luck!

Q: when was your first 5K? Stats? not to compare πŸ˜‰ just to have a reference.


Filed under dinner, lunch, recipe

13 responses to “Asian flavors & A race?

  1. Good luck!!!! get into the top!!!!!! I am sure you can do it, runner πŸ˜€

  2. btw, that bonito flakes looks awesome with the dish!!! where did u get it!?

  3. Good luck with your race! I have no doubt you’ll be a star!!
    I’m intrigued by this Asian “pudding” looks interesting!!

  4. Wow your steamed fish sounds delicious! What kind of fish do you use?

  5. new shoes are always fun, aren’t they? πŸ˜› and i’m totally in love with nunaturals, especially the liquid stevia – i put it in eeeeeverything now haha. good luck on your race (not that you need it… you’re a speed demon!) and i can’t wait to read about it!

  6. I love that you are so spontaneous! Good luck today! I know you’ll do great! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend, Coco! πŸ™‚

  7. yay good luck on the race!! my first 5k was @ 15… i got 2nd place πŸ˜€ good memories.

    awe and i love the little gojis swimming in the pudding pot hehe

  8. Great eats! Glad to hear the shoes are comfy and hope you’re race is awesome!!

    What are bonito flakes?

  9. My first 5K was just over a year ago, and I think I ran it in about 25 minutes.

  10. steamed fish = my fav!!!!!!!!!

    and i love bonito flakes! sooo yumm

  11. I never think to steam fish; great idea!

    Good luck (I think I am too late…)!

  12. Your meals always remind me of home cooked meals at home. 4 more weeks until I move back to Chicago and eat this deliciousness!

    That pudding thing looks good. I swear, all Japanese desserts are divine!

    PS. You’re a fast runner girl!

  13. Your Asian pudding is so pretty! I love the goji berries in it — they look like little flower petals! I definitely need to look for bonito flakes! πŸ™‚

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