Friday, January 18, 2013

Just an Onion and Soysauce

Sometimes I just don't feel a desire to spend much time and effort on cooking, especially on those tired school days. A while ago when I was feeling very unenthusiastic to make a meal, I flipped open my favorite easy recipe book and found a side dish that only required an onion and soy sauce as the main ingredients, and then I ventured. Ever since that day I've made this twice, and both times it was scarfed down by both my husband and me. For anyone else who has "those days" like me, try this out. It is very simple and tastes really good! 

Onion - 1
Olive oil - 1 Tablespoon (I used regular vegetable oil)
Soy sauce - 1/2 Tablespoon
Bonito flakes - 2.5 g (as desired)

1. Cut the onions in half, and then cut the halfs so that you'll see all the pieces together in a half-circle (like the picture shown). 
After cutting the onion, you should have about 8-10 slices. Make sure to cut the pieces thick enough so that a toothpick can be inserted! :)
2. Poke a toothpick into each onion slice to keep the pieces together. 

1. Add your oil to the heated pan. 
2. Add the onion slices onto the pan and turn the heat to a low-medium.
3. Take about 3-4 minutes to cook both sides of the onions ( I may have used a few more minutes, but the danger is that the onions will get overcooked and shrivel up a bit)
4. Add the soy sauce in a manner as to circle the onions. ( Circle them by pouring the soy sauce onto the edge of the pan and let the soy sauce run into the onions)
5. Take a minute or so to check that both sides of the onions got the soy sauce flavoring.
8. Put the cooked onion onto your plate and if desired, add bonito flakes onto the onions (which I would highly recommend).
Enjoy! :)


I am having a blast taking pictures! Thank you Chadsen :)

To me, there may be no greater beauty than natural beauty, maybe with the exception of inner beauty.
Nearby park in Rosemead

I found this outside of my church.

Have a great weekend!



  1. wow masumi you take great pictures!!!

    1. Thanks Joanne, I'm trying! I'll do your pictures justice next time hopefully haha! :)

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