Chinese Dinner Party in July ♪

I had a welcome party for my sister in law’s family to Tokyo!  I cooked some chinese style dishes for dinner this time. ♪  We love chinese food and enjoy putting several dishes on the table.

 

Tomato and Szechuan pickles salad

tomato salad

 

Chop suey using several ingredients. ^^

chop suey

 

Spring rolls are good for beer. ^^  We love crispy texture!

spring roll

 

Spicy Mapo Tofu

mapo tofu

 

Fried Chicken with starch sauce has a sweet and sour taste.

Sweet-and-sour Chicken

 

Fried Dumplings are also very popular in Japan.

dumplings

Chinese style almond jelly with fruits

chinese style almond jelly

 

Our children seemed happy to see their cousins. I realized they were growing up very fast! I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon. ♪

 

 

Mexican Summer Taco Party ♪

Mexican Summer Taco Party in July!

It was a hot and humid summer this year. Fresh salsa and spicy chili con carne were good for summer meals. ♪

I had been in California for few years and had enjoyed Mexican food very much. Some of my mexican friends taught me some recipes for me so I can cook by myself in Japan sometimes. ♪

I invited my friend and her husband this time and the husband really loved tacos.

Delicious Tacos!

He said he really liked my tacos and I was so happy to hear that. ^^

This time,  I used two type of beans: the kala chana beans & the urad whole beans.

Both of the beans are really tasty. I made chili con carne with urad whole and cooked kala chana beans with cheese.

Beans with cheese, and the Mexican Omlet

I also cooked a mexican omlet with bell pepper and fish ceviche.

And of course, Corona Beer goes well with Mexican food!

Orange and peach milk pudding for dessert 🙂

 

I want to try exploring not only more mexican meals but also new dishes from around the world!