Making Gyoza(Dumpling) with My Family

My family and I made “Gyoza” at home the other day. Gyoza is Chinese dumpling. We often eat it at Chinese restaurants or Ramen shops.

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This is the ingredient in the coating. It includes meat, green pepper, salt, soy sauce, ginger and sesami oil.

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My daughters made the gyoza well.

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This is the gyoza before I cook.

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First, I cook them at high heat. I thought that the number of the gyoza was too large for this pan.

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Then I add the water in it and use a cover.

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These are the gyoza. Most of them stick but that’s OK.

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This is the special sauce at that day. It includes miso, garlic and milin.
Usually, the sauce contains soy sauce and vinegor.

The taste is enough good.

The Salt Climbs in the Glass

My oldest daughter can choose summer homework among some subjects. 
She chose a free investigation as same as last year. 

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The them of this year is salt moving. This water includes salt under the water. 

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After days, the salt climbed the glass and became crystal.  In addition she tried to add muddler,felt, oil and watercolors.

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This is the result of research. My wife and I helped her but she did it better on her own than last year. 

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This table shows how the salt climbs the glass 
At last, we learned about “capillary action 毛管現象” through the research.

Lego Exhibition

My family and I visited Lego Exhibition in Osaka. The theme of the exhibition is “World Heritage.”
There are many kinds of works from all over the world.

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As you know, they are panda in China.

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This is a Japanese castle.

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This is mt fuji which was recently registered at the world heritage.

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This is Mexico town.

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This is from Egypt.

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This is leaning tower of Pisa.

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I forgot the country.

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This is Sagrada Família in Spain.

Aquarium in Osaka

There is a large aquarium, “Kaiyukan 海遊館” in Osaka. This aquarium has been opened over 20 years. The aquarium is one of the biggest tank of water in the world.

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You can see the fish as if you were in the water.

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The sardine are beautiful, aren’t they?

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This water tank is really big. Unfortunately, the whale shark (4.7 meter) was dead last month but it was enough interesting to see various fish.

You can see the dolphine eating the food close.

Nostalgic Food in Osaka

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This is a theme park where you can eat nostalgic food in Osaka.
We call it, “Kuishinbo Yokocho” 食いしんぼ横丁

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You can choose the food among ten restaurants.Almost all food are common food for elderly people in Osaka.

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This is “omirice” which includes tomato flavored fried rice.

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My oldest daughter’s favorite is this omurice.

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This is roast giblet on the rice. The giblet is boiled with miso.
We call it, “Dotedon.” My youngest daughter loves to eat this one.

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This is dried curry with a raw egg.
I chose this one. It was hotter than I expected but the taste was really good. The food reminds them old days.

Harry Potter

My family and I went to USJ in Osaka last weekends. USJ is a large entertainment park which has a lot of kinds of amusment attractions. Since the Harry Potter World in USJ was opened last month, the area was so crowded.

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This is an entrance area.The famous train waits for us.

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This is a main street. There are many shops and restaurants along the street.You can see the snow all season.

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This is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The school is exciting attraction which you can experience flight simulation like Harry. It’s about three hours wait to ride the attraction.
However, we could ride the attraction 15 minutes wait since we bought an express pass.

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They sang the theme songs of Harry.

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This is a shop of magic stick.

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My daughters bought the magic stick. I was surprised that it cost 3,500 yen. (35 dollars)

Trip To Osaka

My family and I went to a trip to Osaka last weekend.Osaka is about 500 kilometers west away
from Tokyo. It takes three hours by the Shinkansen. (bullet train).
I’ll share about the trip for a while.
Culture such as food, advertisement in Osaka is slightly different from the culture in Tokyo.

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This character sells a cutlet in the front of the shop.

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This is an advertisement of noodles with slice of many porks on the top.

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This is the famous crab restaurant.

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This is also famous globefish(fugu) shop.

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This is a beaf barbecue restaurant.

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This is a character of snack company.