Yummy Yummy..... Soy Sauce Flavored Garlic Beef Rice !!!

garlic beef rice & watercress salad
Do you have a rice cooker?  I don't have one  .....I have awfully old one,but since it's too old, the rice gets a little soggy lately.

Therefore, I was going to buy new one, but before buying any, I started trying to use this earthen pot for rice cooker substitute.

Then.....it works just fine...... you cannot keep rice warm, but for cooking this is good enough..... rice tastes even better than rice cooker.

After cooking rice, I mixed some cooked beef meat into the rice..... seasoned with garlic... ( Yes, you put some oil in the pan and then sliced garlic..... then after browning the garlic, add chopped beef.  When you put out the fire, pour a table spoonful soy sauce....) Yummy!

The salad is easy one.   Chop watercress and place it into the salad bowl.  Add some tomato.....

As you can see, not so traditional.  Just a fusion type of home cooking..... using some left over meat.

Thinking about Russia...... Had lunch at Rogovski Shibuya, the first Russian Restaurant in Japan.

Hearty Borscht

Pirozhki and Salad
 I guess I had been to this restaurant  long long time ago.....don't remember when it was.

For the first time after that long, I had a lunch meeting there....Rogovski Shibuya.  A very first Russian Restaurant in Japan.  ( It says to on their website.)

Rogovski Shibuya Website

It is located on 9F of Tokyu Plaza building.  ( The basement is my favorite market place.... fresh seafood, vegetable.... fun to explore!)

Lunch menu is a good deal, there were several options..... in which I chose this set.   Pirozhki ( left round one is meat, right square one is vegetable ) & Borcht set.....everything was so good.  The Pirozhki was lighter than they looked, Borcht was full of vegetable..... and the tea!   It was already warm today, but this whole set menu made me warmer.....

I would love to come back here.... and I know what to order next..... Uzbek noodle set..... looked like Mongolian Noodle a bit.

Here is lunch menu...... written in Japanese, yet you can have some idea...
Lunch Menu

Russian Tea