Sunday, March 29, 2009

Off to Hong Kong

On tuesday morning we're off to Hong Kong for a week. I'm super excited because traveling for me is just about my favorite activity. Also it's super nice that Steph's family has offered to take me with them on this excursion. It's feels real nice being made to feel so welcome. Anyway. pics to come post voyage.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another Radio Show? Are you serious? Yep!

Peeps. John and I, maybe you know us as DJ Hanabi? Anyway, we've concocted yet another fineradio program for you to have a listen to. We've also managed to finish two more shows. The best one is the Gothic/ Black Metal show. It's going to be epic.

This weekend I had a delicious doughnut from Dynamo and it was awesome. We had a bacon and maple doughnut and a lemon thyme. The bacon was far superior. Regardless of flavor, the actual doughnuts are superb.

Speaking of superb a group of us went to 84 at the Cat Club on Thursday night. I heard good tunes from cool bands such as the Human League and Men at Work. There was photographic evidence.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Radio Show will be up tomorrow and the A-Team

Tomorrow's the day. The day when another Japan -tastic episode of my radio show The Super Terrific Happy Hour with DJ Hanabi goes live. Believe it or not they pay me for this. It's awesome to behold John and I on the Mic. We are no joke. Also we'll be making T-shirts soon. I'm just kind of working on them.

Also, in other news I wrote a script for a Sweded version of the A-Team. It's going to be Awesome. The best part is that it stars the Yaris as the A-Team van. Oliver and I will co-direct I think. I'm hedging on being in it. I have no personality so it's hard for me to act. Although due to my advanced age I know the A-Team best. We'll see what happens. Also, I need one last good one liner that Hannibal will say before we cut to the freeze shot of everyone laughing. I love that shot it's right up there with a slow clap. Anyway, feed me one liners.

Oh, this is the forthcoming T-shirt.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hairy en Vogue

Hairy en Vogue, originally uploaded by TWiNKiE CHAN.

When your lady adores you as much as mine does, it's tough not to share this. She truly recognizes and encourages the one real passion in my life. Male Modeling.Oh, And don't give me that Derek Zoolander bullshit. Spare me the quotes about Blue Steel. It's called Renegade suckas!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Things I do..........

I'd like to invite you to have a look at the picture. Then I'd ask that you take notice of the video, paying close attention to the lyrics, especially the verse and then do the proverbial "math." Thanks.

On a side note. I've named that look "Renegade."

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mushi Mushi

Tonight I made a little snack that Steph likes a great deal. Chawan Mushi. Chawan Mushi essentially a savory Japanese custard dish.

Once a dish only to be tasted only by the Emperor It's history is long and celebrated in Japan, dating back several centuries. In Japanese it means "Food of a man whose father has turned his back on him in great shame." During one emperor's brutal reign he used to eat Chawan Mushi daily, and he would have the cooks who created it for him executed immediately following his meal. He did this because it was believed that Chawan Mushi prepared by the same person twice in a row is considered very bad luck. This belief can still be found today as Japanese people will never eat Chawan Mushi twice in a week. It was a great honor to become a chef in the Emperors vast kitchens. Villagers would offer their strongest boys to the cooking schools in hopes they would one day have the honor of preparing Chawan Mushi for his majesty. Great honor would be brought to that chef's home village.

Of course I made all that up.

As far as making it. It's pretty easy. I made ours with peas, Shitake mushrooms, asparagus, and crab.


shitake mushrooms

What I did:

I had to make the Dashi (soup stock), and I sort of winged it a bit. I took fish stock and added a little Miso paste, Nori and water that the Shitake mushrooms were soaking in. I then strained this to get rid of any particles. I then combined this with 4 beaten eggs.

Next, I had the stove up to 350, and placed a deep baking dish in the oven. I placed 2 ramikens inside the baking dish and I filled the dish with water until the the ramikens were about halfway covered.

I proceeded to fill the ramiken with a little bit of the egg mixture. I cooked that uncovered for about 5 minutes. Then I'd cover it and bake another 7 minutes. Then I'd add some of the ingredients and simply repeat the steps until the ramiken was totally full.

The verdict:

It came out really well. I think I possibly could have cooked it a bit longer because some of the Dashi had separated and the inside was little bit liquified. But the eggs did set up nicely and I thought the flavors were nice and clean. Just the way the Emperor would like it. Again that part is bullshit.