Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Pesto Fried Rice with Poached Egg

20150113_112930Getting out early today to work meant I got to fully utilize my new kitchen for more cooking, yay! After unwittingly heating up a whole bag of Costco’s Basil Pesto Tilapia this weekend, I was left with a ton of fish and a ton of rice. What to do with leftovers like this? Exactly what my mama taught me: make fried rice (playing right into the stereotype, haha)

Luckily for me, I can pretty much eat pesto on top of any carb – pasta, noodles, rice, bread, crackers… I added about 3 extra teaspoons of stolen pesto (sorry Emily!) because I like my pesto flavors concentrated. I also tossed 1-2 teaspoons of minced garlic right in the last minute, so that it cooks slightly and spices up the dish with garlicky goodness.

Dressing this dish up with some freshly poached eggs turns my simple lunch into a fun brunch. And there you have it: Tilapia Pesto Fried Rice, a simple, original Chinese-Ligurian fusion brunch creation~ =]

20141218_155803For dessert, I indulged in some Nama Chocolates by Royce, a Sapporo (Japanese) confectionary. Apparently, it came to NYC recently, so my thoughtful Unnie got me a box for my birthday last month.

20141218_160021These are ridiculously amazing, to say the least. Nama chocolate is basically a green tea truffle square – smooth, creamy, and bursting with matcha-ness. This Nama chocolate is just sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth, and matcha enough to captivate the calm, profound, refreshingly bitter taste of the green tea leaf. (Sadly I can’t say the same for Kyoto-fu’s overpriced, over-sweetened green tea truffle anymore…)

20141218_160049I love to let a square of Nama chocolate sit on my tongue and slowly melt in my mouth, but sometimes I get impatient and chew away. But no matter how one decides to eat it, I can guarantee that Nama is quite an experience.

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