I actually omitted the white onions since it gives my husband gas. (haha) I then added 3 jalapenos (we like things SPICY) and about 7 Korean long green peppers (but I suggest only 2-3). I stir-fried the peppers like all the other vegetables. I found that the amounts of sesame oil and soy sauce suggested resulted in Japchae that was too bland for me. So I added a LOT more. You should definitely add to your taste.
My husband had four helpings of the dish. I call that a success! (Although now he's knocked out on the living room floor from what I imagine is the starch. Or maybe just plain food coma? He did go H.A.M. on that Japchae!)
This circumference of this bowl is probably comparable to that of a hubcap. That's a lot of food.
When I was in DC, my friend let me try some Sweet Sakura Tea that she brought over from Japan. It was really neat to see the blossoms open up in the water. When I stirred the water, it was a beautiful sight to see the flowers dancing and twirling around. :) If anything, you have to try it out just to see this "show".
The sticky buds that come in the packet.
For me, the flavor was not appealing. It reminded me of drinking water from a glass that still had a bit of vodka in it. Like an odd lingering alcohol taste that's slightly tangy and...well, alcoholic. (I actually just read that the blossoms are preserved in alcohol. No wonder.) But I don't enjoy sweet, fruity hot teas so you may very well like it. My friend likes the taste a lot.
If you want to purchase this tea, you can find it at jbox.com. Let me know what you think!
I bought the Revolutionary Lipstick ($22) in the color Jilted, which Urban Decay's website describes as a deep fuchsia shimmer with a blue shift. I gotta give it thumbs up for its creamy, moisturizing formula. I usually avoid lipsticks because they tend to feel dry and accentuate any already chapped areas. But the awesome blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter kept my lips baby soft! Oh, and this lipstick is vegan, too. Score! I'm already a huge fan of Urban Decay's eye shadows, so I'm happy that I have a new go-to brand for lip colors!
Here is a close-up and swatch in natural light.
The gunmetal packaging is sexy!
Have you tried any of the Revolution Lipsticks? Any favorite colors?