September 23, 2013 in Bon Cheesepetit

This post is written for adventurous, exciting and happening people. Because you all need to learn how to be more boring like me.

My life is blissfully uneventful now and revolves around what to or not to throw from the fridge and recycling plastic bags. An excited conversation to me will be something like this:

me: Oh My God did you know that Aeon now sells Topvalu mineral water???? And cheaper too!!!
danna: Oh.
danna: technically it is made in Malaysia.


Also, for some reason the rice he cooks just tastes so much better. I was like “how did you do it?”  and he’s all “i talk to the rice.”


So while i am still trying to communicate with rice, here are some of the dinners in our house.

My absolute favorite is oden, can i can eat it like 2-3 times a week. I was super excited to find out that Jusco/ISETAN sells everything i ever needed!




It may look like there are lots but it’s actually super easy. It’s almost like the oden is helping to cooking each other faithfully waiting to be devoured by you.

You need (clockwise):

Atsuage (fried tofu), konbu (seaweed), egg(s), chikuwa (a cone shape fishcake), Oden no moto (soup base for Oden), konnyaku jelly, radish, and Hello Kitty nonsense (optional).

That’s all! And i bought everything above from Jusco!

Preparation is rather simple. Just cut the radish into about 3cm thick, and pierce the ingredients using satay stick.

If you want to pretend romantic you can also use cookie cutter to make heart shape Konnyaku. Or heart shape radish, or heart shape everything.


Boiled egg first! I also boiled edamame beans for some green.


And then boil water with Oden soup base and throw everything in. I also added rolled cabbage with bacon at the end.


Add Hello Kitty fish paste.


Boil as long as you want at low heat and eat any time.


Overnight oden is extra nice of course.

Also the heart shape gross looking thing next to edamame beans is called Yuzukosho (Yuzu green pepper paste), it is my favoritestestest seasoning everrrrrr. It’s a little hard to find but maybe try Daiso.


That’s all!!

Ask me any question regarding Oden only! 😀





On a more exciting note, i received this awesome Dolce Gusto from Nestle!

An awesome mini coffee machine with Dolce Gusto capsules!

The danna loves coffee so it’s a nice gift for him.

They are now running a contest where you can design the skin for your Dolce Gusto, and win a trip for two to Tokyo!!!!!

I would so like to join but i have the design skill of a bean sprout plus i already AM going to Tokyo in two days time. So i think i will give the chance to you all la lolol.

You can find out more about the contest on Dolce Gusto Malaysia FB page.

Good luck!

My next challenge is do lots of research and observation in Tokyo to perfect the art of folding toilet paper in triangles.

35 responses to “#hownottocookdinner”

  1. Hayley says:

    Lolol getting excited about groceries is my life. Oden is great! So healthy and cheap and yummy. You’ve inspired me to make it tonight :DnPS. Also I have that Murua novelty mug.

  2. gazelle says:

    Love this post! nesp the heart-shaped konnyaku jelly… so creative… might try it myself nnWish there was a contest for a trip for to Tokyo for Canada.. or Vancouver specifically…

  3. KY says:

    I believe those food doesn’t look the same in real life, the smiliesssss

  4. Kana says:

    How come you haven’t visited Fighter yet?

  5. Cheesie says:

    Shhhhhh don’t reveal that. Nobody will notice.

  6. Cheesie says:

    They had one within europe, so maybe coming to you soon!!

  7. Cheesie says:

    Really!!! I had to carefully pack it into my suit case hahaha

  8. TySh says:

    it seems delicious!

  9. Mandy says:

    good luck communicating with your rice!

  10. Cheesie says:

    Thanks! Still need lots of improvement!

  11. Cheesie says:

    Yea they can’t even nod or shake head now 🙁

  12. Dea says:

    The food looks almost too adorable to eat!!!! esp the hello kitty fish paste!!! <3 thanks for sharing hoping to try it out:D

  13. Kharnyee says:

    Definitely will try to cook this oden! I am getting in love in making Japanese kind of meals. Thank you for sharing the cooking tips! 😀

  14. Cheesie says:

    Ok show me after cook!!! 😀

  15. Cheesie says:

    You are most welcome!!

  16. Cheesie says:

    How did you know I haven’t?

  17. Niki says:

    Hey Cheesie, it looks really good!nI have been looking for that Hello Kitty fish cake. Can i know which Jusco did u got it from?nnArigato.

  18. Cheesie says:

    MV!! 🙂

  19. Kana says:

    How come no cute pictures of you and Fighter then?

  20. Kharnyee says:

    Hope I am able to get the oden no moto in Penang!

  21. rach says:

    1. Do you live in Malaysia or Japan now?n2. When are you making a baby? ^^

  22. Doreen Ng says:

    Love your coffee cup <3

  23. Doreen Ng says:

    Love your coffee cup <3

  24. Rachel says:

    Can oden be vegetarian? does the soup base contain meat?

  25. Cheesie says:

    its fish and kelp stock!!!

  26. sgrmse. says:

    that’s lovely! you’re on your way to domestic goddess-ism. 😀 😀 😀 will your danna only eat strictly japanese food? would you think you’d maybe make him nasi lemak one day for dinner or something? lol. not oxen-related, i know. sorrehh. nnalso, your last paragraph reminded me of a domestic helper we used to have at home. she’d just fold all our plastic bags for re-use into triangles. lol. funny woman.

  27. sgrmse. says:

    question 2’s a bit intrusive, no? LMAO.

  28. sgrmse. says:

    d’you reckon he’d ever tell you the secret to yummy rice? O: (and if he does, would you share? hehe)

  29. Cheesie says:

    It’s the rice cooker!!!! Unfortunately cannot buy back cuz the voltage is diff :(((

  30. Cheesie says:

    I mean the one in Japan. But here I dunno lolol

  31. Ying Jie says:

    Hi Cheesie, it will be my first time visiting Japan next year in March. I have a question regarding oden, is oden available all year round in combini stores in Japan? Or it is only available during autumn/winter? Thank you so much!

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