Asian Lettuce Wraps

April 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm 3 comments

Yay! It’s Friday! *does TGIF dance*

For whatever reason, I’ve mistakenly thought that everyday this week was Friday, so I’m especially glad this week that today, it is indeed Friday. It’s always a pain when you wake up in the morning thinking it’s Friday, and then suddenly realize it’s a weekday earlier in the week. The opposite, however, is awesome. You know when you wake up Saturday or Sunday morning and think it’s a week day, and you have to wake up? And then you suddenly realize it’s actually Saturday/Sunday, and you can go back to sleep. Best realization ever!

I tried out a new recipe for dinner last night, courtesy of Our Best Bites. If you’ve never checked it out, it’s a great food blog done by two lovely ladies. I decided to try a recipe I found on their site for Asian Lettuce Wraps, and it turned out great! Hisa and I both really liked them.

We had to skip the cilantro (hard to come by in Japan, and expensive when you can find it), but they were still really good. A warning though, these are pretty messy to eat, whatever you’re level of lettuce wrapping (I’m a pretty good lettuce wrapper if I do say so myself, but they were still pretty messy). It’s totally worth making them, however, because they’re so good! Next time I make them (and there will be a next time), I think I’m going to try adding some peanuts to the chicken mix.

I served the lettuce wraps with a vegetable soup, but they’d also go great with steamed rice.

Check out the recipe here.

Happy cooking, and have a great weekend!


Entry filed under: Beef, Chicken, Chinese food, Pork, Recipes. Tags: , , , .

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Emily  |  April 19, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Yum! These look great! I love lettuce wraps.

    • 2. The Joyful Kitchen  |  April 19, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Thanks! I love lettuce wraps too! They’re so versatile and delicious, yet (usually) healthy.

  • 3. Menu Plan Monday | The Joyful Kitchen  |  May 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

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