Tuesday, June 8, 2010

taco rice : タコライス


obaachan has now gone home to the land of the rising sun.
with a very limited english vocabulary i was pretty proud of obaachan helping us out with some basic errands while she was here.
i taught her how to take the subway to and from our apartment to the local japanese supermarket.
the other day she trotted off to the supermarket with a mission.
her mission: to buy some plain natural yoghurt.
sounds pretty easy-peasy but when you are used to seeing the word for "yoghurt" looking like this: "ヨーグルト", it does make matters a little more challenging.

a few nappy changes later and obaachan returns home with a bag full of goodies.
as i helped her unpack i noticed a pot of sour cream.
what's this? i asked.
natural plain yoghurt right?

...


must say, if you can't read english i could so see how a pot of yoghurt and a pot of sour cream looks so similar!
as sour cream is not a common ingredient in japanese cuisine i said not to worry, i'll find some way to use it.

decided to make a popular dish in okinawa; taco rice (タコライス).
basically it's like the mexican taco dish but the filling is served on a bed of rice rather than wrapped up in a tortilla.
and only a dollop of sour cream is needed mind you (what am i gonna do with all the left over sour cream!?)

so i scored brownie points for making dinner (and washing up!) but the next morning k-chan woke up with stomach cramps...
sh*t (no pun intended), i'm fine so it couldn't really have been my taco rice which caused her to visit the ladies room so often, could it?




12 comments:

Luuworld said...

mmm. looks great! never heard about the dish, but i'm sure i'd love it! because i love sour cream!! in my view you can put sour cream on almost anything. i even tried it on a salmon nigiri two weeks ago. it worked! haha.

you're lucky to have such a sweet and caring mother in law :)

GL said...

超食いてえええぇえぇぇぇ!!!!!

I've been craving for these since I left the island (but I haven't had any intentions to make some on my own).

Kou-Chanに会える日が来る時、ついでに食べてっていいですかw

pascale said...

It looks so good!
So you are a good cook too! :D
You must be, otherwise why would you go buy pots, haha.

check this out:
http://mixi.jp/view_bbs.pl?id=1975836

good luck!

Life for Beginners said...

Now that's an inventive way of taking care of the sour cream. Hope your K-Chan is fine now. :)

gingerbee said...

Taco Rice. Mmmm...sour cream...:D

Hey, if ever you and k-chan want something from the Philippines for your little kou-chan, do let me know. i'd be more than happy to send it over! :D

world of sekimachihato said...

* Luuworld
go you and your fried foods or cheesy foods! sour cream is pretty good though aye.

yeah, i know of a few people with shocking mother-in-laws... i should thank my lucky stars!

world of sekimachihato said...

* GL
え?俺はまた作らないといけないの?w
やっぱ手抜き料理はムリ?

っていうか、GL(さん)は沖縄出身でしょ? こういうのを作ってくれないのか?!

world of sekimachihato said...

* pascale
shopping for pots and cooking are two different things for me.
i love shopping but i often don't enjoy cooking...
i have my reasons though!

will have to check out mixi, haven't used it for a while.

world of sekimachihato said...

* Life for Beginners
i'm sure there are some fun ways of using sour cream, but this was the safest way to make a dent in the pot.

a little birdie tells me you are traveling yet again.
looking forward to some more interesting tales of adventure!

world of sekimachihato said...

* gingerbee
yes, mmm, sour cream.
one of those "don't look at the calories" indulgence foods.

and thanks for offering to send something to kou-chan but i have no idea!! better you save your cash and maybe pop over to hong kong one of these days.

Gaijin Wife said...

I have a great mother in law - hope you're not referring to me :) Yeah right.

That dinner looks fabulous and I am now set on going out to find some sour cream. I think I have to go three towns over but nevermind.

Baked spuds with cheese, spring onions and sour cream...
Likewise, big mother wedges with salsa and sour cream...

god, how is a girl sposed to diet aye?

world of sekimachihato said...

* Gaijin Wife
oh your mother-in-law is a real charmer! hope you are thanking your lucky stars too!
and seriously you wouldn't drive three towns away to buy sour cream would you?
but with baked spuds.... mmm

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