Because things got too danged serious around here this week! So there I was with all those chicken-fresh eggs that needed to be eaten up before they weren't fresh any more.
I like to drop an egg on top of my ramen, bibimbap-style. Chicken-fresh eggs were worth breaking out some of my prized & carefully-rationed S&S Saimin.
Chicken-fresh eggs over S&S saimin were worth an after-work swing through Chinatown for fixin's. Would usually get char siu but had lup cheong on the brain. Got that & then started browsing the vegetable stands for green onions and, hmmm, maybe a nice fresh veggie to add to the usual frozen peas and corn and baby carrots? Yes. Now, what kind, what kind? Bok choy? Broccoli rabe? Oooh, lovely, springtime pea shoots, SOLD!
Topped off with a few slices of pretty pink-swirled fishcake (aka kamaboko, also called "naruto" - the perfect fishcake for kayakers, as the swirls are meant to represent the swirling eddies of the Naruto Strait, as I just learned from Japanese paddler Eiichi Ito when I posted this on Facebook - thanks, Eiichi!) - saimin's just not saimin without the fishcake - and there we are.
Prettiest saimin I ever made, and every bit as onolicious as it looked.
Happy Aloha Friday to all!