Tonkatsu at Hamakatsu

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:20 AM

Just wanna share this post to food trip friday.. It's been awhile and I miss sharing my foods and reading my co-foodtrippers' yummylicious food posts...

Last week, we had...

..a full course of TONKATSU meal at my favorite Tonkatsu Restaurant in town —- the Hamakatsu.
As usual, it came with an amazing miso soup, shredded cabbage, oshinko, and sesame seeds for the sauce, dressings, and oolong tea.

Goma-suri (sesame seed grinder) to make the tonkatsu sauce tastier :) mouthgasm!

This time I ordered a different tonkatsu set, which are pork cutlets (rosu and hi-re, i don’t the term in english lol) and ebi fry (deep fried shrimp).

I even asked for another extra rice in a bowl.
We also ordered a separate meal set from the kids’ menu for our little princess..
Katsudon Kid’s dinner set :)

What I love about family restaurants here in Japan is their freebies for the kids.. Anzu chose the Lilo Stitch coloring set from this basket.

What an amazing dinner! Totally had a real mouthgasm!

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Fresh Oyster

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:59 AM

I've never eaten raw oyster anywhere else other than here in Japan. It's big, yummy and I'm sure it's clean and fresh, as in fresh...

I never had raw oysters before because I was scared to try them. The first time I tried them was just late last year (i can't remember). It was really good.

Never judge a book by its cover.

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Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:02 AM

It's been pretty much quite a while since the last time I joined this Saturday.. I'm in the mood to answer 9 questions..

So here goes.. I hope you read it and feel free to answer them seperately in your own page ;)

Saturday 9: Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

1. When was the last time you cried?
I literally cried over a drama series, Magkaribal (Philippines' ramatoprating drama series).. The character of Manuel and Victoria always make me cry lol

2. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new talent, what would it be?
HOW I WISH... I'd love to have a talent in singing

3. Who is someone (other than yourself) would you like to go back into your past and talk to and why?
My late stepfather who passed away 3 years ago. I want to thank him for eveything he has done for us.

4. What is your favorite meal eating out?
Dinner :) or lunch

5. Do you feel energized or drained by being in a group situation? If the answer is "it depends," on what does it depend?
It depends on who are in the group..

6. What word do you use far too frequently?
Oh my gosh!

7. What’s a word you’ve invented? (alternate question: What needs a word but doesn’t have one yet?)
I actually have (unintentionally) invented few words in several situations but I can't remember

8. Pick out one of your favorite songs. Go to Song Facts and tell us about the song's history.
Currently LSS (last song syndrome) to
Biggest Part of Me by Ambrosia
This Soft Rock hit is about a guy whose woman is the center of his life. (thanks, Mike - santa barbara, CA)

9. What is your absolute favorite piece of furniture you have and why?
BED of course, no need to explaine why

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Lazy Cook

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:13 AM

One lazy evening, instead of opening a can good, I cooked this one... SO YUMMY I swear..

Butter and Garlic Shrimp I think you already know how simple it is to cook this..

All you have to do is sautee the shrimp with butter, garlic and some seasonings. I used Knorr Original Seasoning Mix and the result? --- Heavenly deliciouso...

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Shogayaki or Ginger Pork

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 10:42 PM

I'm currently the chef in the house although I'm not really a good cook.. Honeyb loves whatever I cook for him. There are days when we're just not in the mood to eat a home cook meal. Either we dine out or take out home-cooked like food from Origin Bento .

This was the food I ordered.

Japanese Shogayaki or Ginger Pork in english.

shogayaki or Ginger PorkShoga means ginger
Yaki means grill or fry

I could've have cook Shogayaki myself because it is so simple to cook. It is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. The main ingredient of course is ginger which really sets off the meat. You just have to add some seasonings to taste.

You might wanna cooking this to your loveone(s)... so simple...


  • 2 tbsp (or more, depends on how many pork, 1:2) grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake / rice wine
  • thinly sliced pork (up to you how many)

Mix the first 3 ingredients.
Marinate pork for 5 minutes.
Heat some oil in a frying pan (I prefer extra olive oil or no cholesterol oil)
Stir-fry the pork slices on medium heat.

Served ginger pork with shredded cabbage.

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Camera Case

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 2:37 PM

I suddenly bought a new camera a week ago because my little girl broke my old camera's lens. But it's ok.. It was fault anyway. And I was actually planning to buy a new one this month.

New camera means new camera case...


Isn't it nice and fabulous? It's so girly though. I don't think my hubby would carry this for me lol. I love not only because of its stylish look, but also it has 2 pockets.

You might also like this stuffs:

CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER Ed Hardy Womens Handbag Satchel Metallic Leather Purse Bag Light Gold
Gold "Acacia" Crystal Evening Bag Jeweled Clutch Purse Handbag By Dikuza
XOXO Understated Foil Shoulder Hobo Handbag Purse Gold
Victoria's Secret Gold Quilted Speedy Handbag/purse with Free Gifet



Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 12:39 AM

After quite awhile, we went to the nearest Philippine Store to buy sinigang mix and other pinoy goods last weekend. HoneyB has been requesting me to cook sinigang for our lil girl. I haven't cooked yet but I'm planning next week --goodluck to me.


Here's one of the highlights of our food menus this week.... I voted this as our Yummiest Breakfast for the week.

Homemade Longganiza from FriendMart Philippine Store....

Yours truly's plate

with sliced tomatoes (ohh sayang walang itlog na maalat), vinegar (sukang sawsawan), and Knorr Seasoning Mix... Pinoy na pinoy! I LOVE IT!

While this was my HoneyB's plate....

Pinoy Breakfast in Japanese Style

with miso soup, and melon

Hubby loves longganiza, especially the skinless and regular flavor of Pampanga's Best.

Healthy Note:

I always cook the skinless lonnganiza in low fire, never add oil because the longganiza itself has its natural oil...
Longganisa is a type of Filipino chorizo or sausage. It is sometimes spelled as longanisa, longaniza, langgonisa, or langgoniza. It originated from many Philippine regions like in the towns of Vigan, Lucban, and Guagua. The most popular meat used in making this sausage is pork. Other substitutes are chicken, beef, or tuna more.

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This Blog Surprised Me With A Page Rank

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 3:02 PM

Fab ♥ Momma is officially on its new home, the wordpress platform, as of July 12, 2010. Please head over here for the latest updates.

I'm actually quite surprised when I discovered that this page has been ranked to 3. it's really an unexpected update since this has been negelected for almost a month.

Now I'm clueless on what to do on this site. I have no great deal being serious about PageRanks but I'm aware that being ranked means the blog got a lot of traffic from the search engines and it is indeed important to bloggers who make money online...

I've always thought about joining the trend of earning online thru PPP, PayU and similar sites but I still hesitate because of my time, and my writing skills..

I guess I might give it a try when I have time, and I would definitely ask my bigtime blogger friends to guide me =)

For now, please visit the new fabbielous blog, www.fabbielous.com


I love Bibimbap...

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 1:06 AM

I was never a fan of Korean food because they are spicy and kinda smelly ( --oh maybe because of my image of Kimichi). But Honeyb likes Korean food. Specifically, he loves bibimbap. That would be his last order whenever we eat at Yakiniku restaurant. Sometimes, he would take out a Bibimbap bento and see him satisfied after eating.

One day, out of curiousity and starvingness, I tasted my hubby's bibimbap ---wow! It tasted awesome! I even bought the same dish for two the next day

... and the next 2 days.

and planning to buy tomorrow.

So there, my love for bibimbap started last week.

I'm the poorest blogger...

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 12:19 AM

Let's just say that I'M ON-LEAVE financially. I would regard myself as a workaholic for 3 years. I've earned enough money to renovate our house, buy myself a brand new car, and enroll myself to a Japanese Learning school. If not from my mom and my late stepfather, I wouldn't have the opportunity to stay here in Japan and find a decent job that wages nth times from the normal wage that I would earn in the Philippines.

Maybe I was overwelmed with my salary that I let myself enjoyed the rewards of my hard work everytime I come home to Philippines for 3-5 months vacation. I guess I enjoyed so much that there came a time when I asked myself "what was I thinking?!!!" then... I should've listen to the oldies. I should've invested on the properties that do not depreciate. There have been "I should've" things in my mind during the first year of being a PAL (u know what pal is? lol).

However, I don't regret spending all my money even if I am now the poorest girl in the blogospere. I was single, young and had the right to be selfish lol. I helped my family. I splurged I rewarded myself. I enjoyed so much.

Now, I enjoy being a stay at home but a houseworkaholic lol.

I'm lucky to have a wonderful husband who is supportive to me eversince, and is such a good provider. He's not a big time businessman but he never stop helping my family even my Dad would sometimes tells him to stop. We haven't argued about money yet. He pays my credit card without asking how much I spent --I'm not that magastos naman and my outlook on how to spend money has already changed. As much as possible, I don't spend much with worthless and expensive things.

I collect coins and trying to save little by little. I go to my Mom's Mom Inlaw to help atleast twice a week or whenever she needs my assistance (she lives nearby). I never asked for money in return but she always insisted to give me allowance which has become constant for months now.

Besides enjoying personal blogging, bloghopping, chatting, FBing, etc, I would really like to try earning online just like most of the bloggers do but I don't have much time to sit longer infront of my computer.

I'm thinking of going back to work next year or next 2 years.. depends....

Girls Talk


I love My Body

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 12:31 AM

I'm one of those girls who feels so big when others don't agree. I really think I've become big when I gave birth. My XS size is now M. My 23cm shoe size has become 23.5 cm. My waistline -- nevermind. I have alot of denims that are waiting to be worn again.

Nonetheless, I'm still proud of my body even if I rarely get to pamper it anymore. I love every part of my body even if they're not perfect.

Talking about which part of my body I love most, I guess that would be my EYES and my LIPS which I also consider as my sexiest part...

How about you? WHat do you think of your physical self?

More here at our new fab host...
Girls Talk


Giveaways from Vegas

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:42 PM

Have a grand vacation in Las Vegas with my friends is one of my dreams. SO when Dhemz of Shopping Lists & Product Reviews announced to give away some nice souvenirs from Vegas through hosting her first contest, never had second thoughts of joining. I might be lucky...

Anyway, you can join too.. So easy, just subscribe thru email of her blog, follow and add her link as well, and blog about her contest..
Click HERE for more infos.. Contest ends on July 10, 2010,11:59PM PST


Heartful Cake

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 2:04 PM

These are not cookies but Pancakes... made with so much love for....

my honeyb, as "father's day" midnight snack

for my lil kawaii prinsesa, as meryenda =)

I always wish I could bake real and tempting cakes like what Ate Clang and my other girl friends do... I can try to bake but I don't have time and equipments ( yet ) lol

more tempting food from foodtrippers here..


What's inside my bag?

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 2:21 PM

Which bag I use and what are the things I bring depend on where I go and whom I am going with.

This bag is the one I brought last tuesday. It was my lil dolly's pre-school day and our leisure bonding time too.

I got 2 bag organizers given by my girlfriend Lea (the pink one for anzu's stuff), and my mom's father In Law (the orange for my personal things)

SO here's what inside my 2 bag organizers...

diapers, wipes, tooth care, sunblock, etc
coin purse, sunblock, shades

More here....


Cafe De Crie

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 4:57 PM

I think I'm loving Cafe de Crie located my favorite shopping mecca, Tachikawa City where my little girl Azumi is having her pre-school class every tuesday. We've been here thrice since it was recently opened last month. It's one of the trendy cafes here in Tokyo/Japan. I love their original blend coffee beverages, toasted sandwiches, Danish sandwiches, pastas and desserts.

Here's what I ordered for 3 consecutive tuesdays lol

Mocha Blended Sorbege, Fuwa Fuwa Tamago Sandwich (danish soft egg), Meat Pasta, and Chocolate Cream Cake

If there is anything that isn't Starbucks that is better than Starbucks will be Cafe de Crie

Yummier than this here...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Kolca

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 4:22 PM

A good ol friend of mine and one of the fabmommas online is celebrating her birthday today. Of course, I don't want to end this day without posting a virtual greeting to her because she's one of the nicest and sweetest person I met online. I'm looking forward to meet her when we finally go home to Philippines, that's included in our itenerary. I'm sure our equally pretty kids would become real girl friends coz they have so many things in common plus the fast that they have the same age.

I'm sure you know the owner of this unique domain, www.utotmopinkmopink.com.. Yes, the famous Mrs. Kolca who has become so crazy over pink because of he cutie dolly...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Kolca

Just chill & enjoy
Make evey single moment of ur life a precious memory

visit her sites to greet her and JOIN HER BIRTHDAY GIVE-AWAY CONTEST....

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What's inside my wallet?

Posted by Azumi's Mom ★ at 11:37 PM

Well this is my favorite wallet and I think it's lucky. BUT lately, I don't bring it as often as I used to -- maybe my subconcious mind doesn't want to abuse its luckiness lol.. I always bring the coin purse instead coz it's not bulky.

Inside my wallet are lots of cards...
heart11.gif image by bams704 credit card
heart11.gif image by bams704 atm card
heart11.gif image by bams704 point cards from different malls and boutiques
heart11.gif image by bams704 Omamori (Japanese: お守り, o-mamori) - a Japanese amulets or goodluck charm
heart11.gif image by bams704 Alien registration (外国人登録, gaikokujin tōroku)
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