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When you make teriyaki, yakiniku etc, you add the sesame seeds at the very end, as you say.


Grrrr....it's 5:07 am. I've been awake since 3:38 am. I can't get back to sleep. Today is going to be a grumpy day if I can't get a nap at some point.


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One thing I've started doing Is I don't buy teriyaki sauce pre-made I make it myself I feel it is so much better that way.

Honey, Soy sauce, Brown sugar, and sesame seeds at the end.
I don't have a certain ratio I just do it to taste.
boil em till It gets that rich Caramelly color and is kind of thick. Although It goes from perfect to burnt as hell in a wink.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Try adding some sesame seeds and a little salt I always see those hibachi guys do that. I tried it with teriyaki once but I think i added it to soon and maybe to much cause it coated the rich making them hold together in little sticking mounds. Hmm any reason canola oil over alternatives or just what you had on hand?

*facepalm*

I did indeed add salt and black pepper, I add it to pretty much everything so it didn't even cross my mind to point it out >_<

And the canola oil is what I had on hand, if anyone has any recommended alternatives I'd love to hear.


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Rysky wrote:
I successfully made hibachi style rice with egg. It's not as good as a restaurant but it's pretty damn close so yay me!

COOL!


I mean canola oil sounded good to me.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
I mean canola oil sounded good to me.

I buy it cause it's cheap lol


Rysky, toast the Sesame seeds in a skillet before you use them. Put them in without oil and stir them until they turn a Golden Brown.


I know when I should use Olive oil. IT burns easier then others and has a lighter taste. I never knew why I would use canola vegetable or peanut oil over each other. I think peanut oil has the highest burning temperature at least.


I only use olive oil (virgin extra) for most cooking and sunflower oil for bakery and some cakes for a softer taste. Sunflower is high quality and cheap and olive is... like compulsory in Spain xD

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Good to know everyone :3


I'm not really sure, but I think that a lot of Chinese restaurants use Sesame oil. I don't know if it is more expensive than Canola or other Vegetable oils.

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I'll have to check the next time I go shopping.


Sesame oil IS POTENT. It can very easily overwhelm the flavor of anything else. Use it sparingly.


Also, when you toast the Sesame seeds, use low heat, so you don't risk burning the seeds as quickly.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Grrrr....it's 5:07 am. I've been awake since 3:38 am. I can't get back to sleep. Today is going to be a grumpy day if I can't get a nap at some point.

Several days ago, I was up until 5, because of allergies. So I know how you feel.


I am up to 5 AM everyday But you don't see me complaining >.>


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I'm not really sure, but I think that a lot of Chinese restaurants use Sesame oil. I don't know if it is more expensive than Canola or other Vegetable oils.

Sesame oil is a seasoning, added after you turn off the heat because it burns easily. It comes in small bottles because a little goes a long way.

Canola oil is good when you want an oil that is basically flavorless so it doesn't compete with the flavor of the food. Peanut oil has a distinct flavor, and I prefer it for cooking Thai food since there are often peanuts present and it brings out the flavor. Also peanut oil gives a really good flavor when deep frying. But it's pricier than canola, so I rarely use it for that.


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CrystalSeas wrote:
when everyone got sick. Virtual food poisoning, possibly
Not me! I don't like seafood all that much. But, I do get sad now and then, for reasons that are well known for this crowd.

Is It because it's been days since In Touch did an article about Brad Pitt.


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*snuggles out from under his blankets*

Good morning/day/evening everyone (depending on your timezone)

well, still feeling under the weather, but I felt good enough to drag myself to work today. It was actually nice, even though the headache, slight fever and the pressure in my skull, made things bit of a challenge.

I would like to second lynora's oil advice, especially the part about sesame oil burning easily, as I learn that the hard way.

And to those with allergies, you have my sympathies, I to have some rather annoying allergies, mostly seafood and plant pollen, particularly grasses.


Hey, Kjeldorn. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better today. Using a saline spray can help your sinus pressure.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Hey, Kjeldorn. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better today. Using a saline spray can help your sinus pressure.

Thanks, I've been using one, but it ran out yesterday. I wish I could get a re-fillable one around here but haven't seen one.

Well I might as well get a new one, while I go shopping for dinner tonight.

See you later Guys and Gals.


Glad to know you are better!

I've never been so tired in months... today I had triple work as often (mondays are always hard) and I managed to do everything so the girl who is coming on the afternoon doesn't have anything left. Then I helped my workmates to finish too.

Now I need a long rest. And to have lunch.


Rysky wrote:
I successfully made hibachi style rice with egg. It's not as good as a restaurant but it's pretty damn close so yay me!

For those who want the authentic Hibachi backyard experience!


Thus, also proving that you can find anything on the internet.


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Sesame oil IS POTENT. It can very easily overwhelm the flavor of anything else. Use it sparingly.

My mother once made a dish with sesame oil and peanut butter... It was like napalm in the throat.


Leaving for work. I'll be back on-line at around 1.


Have a good work day john.

So tonight's dinner

Chicken and noodle curry soup, with bell peppers, ginger, chili, fennel and fresh coriander leaves.


Tasty!

I am unfreezing my homemade pizza dough to bake some pizza for dinner.


Oil is a matter of health too. Olive and canola oil are pretty good for you. Peanut and especially palm oil are not. IANAD, of course.


Canola oil is extremely impopular in Spain because quite a few years ago an adulterated party of canola oil that wasn't suitable for cooking was sold. A lot of people died in Spain and children were born with deformities. It was a scandal.
Since then, most Spaniards think that canola oil is bad for health, so it is difficult to find it for sell here. There are some processed foods that have it as an ingredient but it is sometimes mentioned with a different name. A lot of imported food from France has it, and I loke buying it as it is much better than palm and coconut oil.
Sunflower oil is the most popular cheap oil in Spain and it's kinda good.


Sissyl wrote:
Oil is a matter of health too. Olive and canola oil are pretty good for you. Peanut and especially palm oil are not. IANAD, of course.

The main issue with this conversation is that they do "change" what they claim is good for you, and what is bad for you, at least, it seems, once a year. So I don't worry about it to much, and eat everything, I just try to do this in moderation.


Not really. The data exists. The science is sound. What changes is companies trying to sell different stuff, and pretend like the science supports them. The basic point about fats is how saturated the fat is. Polyunsaturated is better than unsaturated is better than saturated is better than trans-fats. Tables of fat content in various oils are easy to google.


Moderation? Fats? Now don't get me wrong, I know that these things can be very important...but my main concern tends to be how something tastes.

Then again I am a self avowed fat-ass, who could stand to lose quite a lot of weight ^^.


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I used to have a hummingbird metabolism but now that I'm forty it's slowed down to coked up squirrel.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I used to have a hummingbird metabolism but now that I'm forty it's slowed down to coked up squirrel.

What I wouldn't give to have the metabolism anyway near that level. I think I have the metabolism of some kind of flan.


John Napier 698 wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Grrrr....it's 5:07 am. I've been awake since 3:38 am. I can't get back to sleep. Today is going to be a grumpy day if I can't get a nap at some point.
Several days ago, I was up until 5, because of allergies. So I know how you feel.

I managed to fall back to sleep around 6, then slept until just after 11. The dogs were really, really ready for a walk then.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Grrrr....it's 5:07 am. I've been awake since 3:38 am. I can't get back to sleep. Today is going to be a grumpy day if I can't get a nap at some point.
Several days ago, I was up until 5, because of allergies. So I know how you feel.
I managed to fall back to sleep around 6, then slept until just after 11. The dogs were really, really ready for a walk then.

What, were they teary-eyed and cross-legged, while pawing at the door? ^^

And it good to see you at least got a bit of sleep.


Kjeldorn wrote:


Have a good work day john.

So tonight's dinner

Chicken and noodle curry soup, with bell peppers, ginger, chili, fennel and fresh coriander leaves.

Sounds delicious. Don't forget onions and garlic.


Kjeldorn wrote:

What, were they teary-eyed and cross-legged, while pawing at the door? ^^

And it good to see you at least got a bit of sleep.

They almost were... lol.. actually Rosie (my alpha dog) wakes me up by laying across me and crushing me with her weight. Buster, the other, bumps his butt against the side of the bed until I wake up. They're so goofy. I can't imagine life without 'em.


John Napier 698 wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:


Have a good work day john.

So tonight's dinner

Chicken and noodle curry soup, with bell peppers, ginger, chili, fennel and fresh coriander leaves.

Sounds delicious. Don't forget onions and garlic.

Good idea!


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

What, were they teary-eyed and cross-legged, while pawing at the door? ^^

And it good to see you at least got a bit of sleep.

They almost were... lol.. actually Rosie (my alpha dog) wakes me up by laying across me and crushing me with her weight. Buster, the other, bumps his butt against the side of the bed until I wake up. They're so goofy. I can't imagine life without 'em.

Yea, its the thing that really sucks, about living in an apartment complex with a not pets allowed clause. However, I can just visit my parents farm, if I really feel like having some quality me-and-the-dogs/cats/horses time.


I grew up on a farm. Sometimes I really miss it. We had the usual gamut of chickens and cows, a horse, and occasionally goats, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, and hogs.

But I've adapted to life in the city now, and as much as I often miss how I grew up (and wouldn't change a thing about it) I couldn't go back to it.


Yup, I'm very much the same way.
I do try and go there at least once or twice a month, as I find the place has a calming effect on me.

You know what, give your dogs a hug and a pat from me, thinking about this is actually brightening my day.


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I live in a city with lots of green space, 3 lakes, and miles and miles of bike trails.

So I don't miss the country. :-)


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Kjeldorn wrote:

Yup, I'm very much the same way.

I do try and go there at least once or twice a month, as I find the place has a calming effect on me.

You know what, give your dogs a hug and a pat from me, thinking about this is actually brightening my day.

I did. They wagged their tails and went right back to sleep... lol


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Vidmaster7 wrote:
Sesame oil IS POTENT. It can very easily overwhelm the flavor of anything else. Use it sparingly.

There are TWO kinds of sesame oil

Regular sesame oil can be used for cooking
TOASTED sesame oil is a flavoring that should be used sparingly, a few drops at a time.

Secret Rice Tip:

If you are using cooked rice in a dish, especially a stir-fry or fried-rice concoction, use COLD rice.

Cooked rice that has cooled to room temperature (or even been chilled in the refrigerator) is drier and less sticky than hot rice. The grains don't mush and stick together when you stir them in.

Hot rice that has just been cooked is glumpy and sticky. Don't use that, it makes your life harder and sticks gluey stuff to the bottom of your wok/frying pan.

Planned-overs for the win!


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:

Yup, I'm very much the same way.

I do try and go there at least once or twice a month, as I find the place has a calming effect on me.

You know what, give your dogs a hug and a pat from me, thinking about this is actually brightening my day.

I did. They wagged their tails and went right back to sleep... lol

Ahhh, the sleep of the unburdened mind, really makes you wish it was that easy ^^ .


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I had a time where I slept like 3-4 hours in a night.

Now I have a switch. When my sleeping time comes the switch goes off and I fall unconscious. 6 hours later the switch goes on and I wake up completely aware. I might be a robot.


There is nothing wrong with functioning like a well oiled machine, and our android compatriots, have taught us that not every machine is an unthinking and uncaring monstrosity.

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