The last few days have really been busy!
First, last week-end was my birthday! Woohoo! As some of you may know, my boyfriend and I share the same birthday. To celebrate, I got us tickets to go see The Piano Guys! Their show was amazing! We had such a great time!
During the week-end, we went back to Sushi Momo and ate at their new location. It was amazing! and I took better pictures! This is probably the best sushi I have ever eaten. So flavorful, imaginative and skillfully prepared!
After that, I was just buried under paperwork and school work. During this time, my mom brought me an amazingly fresh and delicious jicama. I prepared it with the idea of making Bo Bi, a traditional Vietnamese roll. Well, I got lazy and ate it unrolled with rice: still amazingly good!
Here is what you need:
- 1 jicama, peeled and cut in julienne (small stips)
- 5-6 carrots, peeled and shredded or cut in julienne
- 2 tbs sesame oil
- 4 tbs toasted sesame seeds (I used white, but both work)
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
Here is what you do:
- In a large sauce pan set on medium heat, warm up 1 tbs of sesame oil. Once this is hot, add the carrots and stir for a few minutes. Add the jicama and mix until the jicama is cooked. It changes color and becomes a little bit more translucent. It takes about 10 minutes.
- Stir in the soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Season to your taste.
- Remove from the heat and mix in the remaining sesame oil.
- Serve with warm rice, or roll in rice paper with some greens.
This is a very simple and quick recipe, but it is full of flavour and has a great texture. The jicama stays very crunchy even after cooking which goes great with rice. Let me know if you try this out! Hurrah for busy days!