Although I don’t generally like perpetuating stereotypes (who does?), there are some stereotypes that I can’t help but apply to myself. Like the stereotype that Asians love boba. Well, actually, I’m not a huge fan of boba (I generally prefer jellies in my drinks, so sue me), but they’re still tasty on occasion and they add a little texture to cold drinks.
Brandon and I discovered a bag of boba (or “starch balls” as the packaging appetizingly claimed) in our cabinets and we decided iced coffee boba would be delicious. It’s been fairly warm here in Santa Barbara, so iced coffee sounded right on the money.
Lately, there have been all of these healthy-eating crazes and people becoming vegan and raw food and gluten-free and all that. Now, I’m not knocking those people — I know some people do it out of necessity and others… hey, I admire their discipline. But let’s face it: sometimes it’s so good to eat something bad. And nothing is as deliciously bad for you as deep fried foods. And if you’re like me and you still feel sort of guilty about eating such trashy food, it’s not like you have to go around frying Twinkies and chicken. It might ruin the point, but vegetables are just as tasty fried.
So this method that I’m using is the Japanese method of katsu-fry and it’s a little different from using batter or whatever, but it’s tasty and that’s what matters.
I’ve been reading other food blogs and I found this recipe on this really awesome blog called White On Rice Couple.The photos on this site are ah-mazing and the food looks equally as delicious. Anyway, so I found the recipe for their vegetarian potstickers and I thought it was a great idea. I’ve made potstickers before, but I’ve always used Asian ingredients and I always cooked them stovetop. It never even occurred to me use the oven.
So, I checked out the fridge and freezer to see what was up. I also remembered that my mythical roommate Jessica is vegetarian and the rest of use quite enjoy meat, so I decided to make two different potstickers: veggie and not-veggie. Read more of this post