6% Off Sitewide sale; All natural Dog treats and chews

Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen specializes in all natural dog treats made with simple ingredients. Most of the treats we carry are single ingredient treats and, all taste tested by our k9 executive chef Palette the Corgi.

From August 26th through September 1st, you can save 6% on everything sitewide.

Enter 6% coupon code; SAVE6

** The coupon code box will appear on the payment page after typing in the shipping information.

** You cannot combine the codes.

** This special will end at 11:59pm Est September 1st,2016.

** If you are a Facerbook page fan, you will get another deal. Please check our page for more detail

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*** August 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

********************************************************

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is based on the order total.

$0 to $20 shipping fee is at $5.55

$20.01 to $50.00 shipping fee is at $7.55

$50.01 to $100 shipping fee is at $9.77

$100.01 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Aug 26, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Mexican cooking; Fresh salsa, Salsa rice, and Grilled steak

Mexican food is one of the cuisine that I had never tasted in Japan. I had never had Chili, Salsa, Cilantro, Quesadilla and more.

It is the cuisine that I have discovered after coming to the states.

For me, cilantro has unique taste, and I did not care for it at first but, I started liking it later on. I much prefer coriander spice (seed of cilantro) though. Because it got lemony taste and I like that.

You may wonder what is the difference between cilantro and coriander.

In the states, the leaves and stalks of the plant are referred to as “cilantro,” while the seeds are referred to as “coriander.” Essentially the same thing but, I think seed and plant itself (leaves and stalks) have different taste.

I like Mexican food now and, I make it now and then.

In this entry, I would like to share the recipe of Fresh salsa, Salsa rice, and grilled steak with you.

Grilled steak, Fresh Salsa, Salsa rice

Ingredients for Fresh salsa;

1.5 vine tomato diced
roasted poblano peppers 0.5 oz chopped ( fresh poblano pepper needed)
1/8 red onion chopped
1/4 jalapeno chopped fine
2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp white table sugar
2 tsp chopped cilantro
2 tsp canned whole corn kernel
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of black pepper

Ingredients for Salsa rice;

Fresh salsa 1/2C and extra (recipe follows)
Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic chopped
1/8 red pepper
1C Jasmine rice
1 tsp tomato paste
1/8tsp chili powder
1/16tsp Sazon (Coriander and Annatto)
1/8 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground coriander

 Ingredients for Grilled flank steak;

1 lb Flank steak
1/2 tsp mexican chili powder

1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8tsp paprika
pinch of red cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8tsp ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

<Fresh salsa>

1. In the small bowl,mix 1.5 vine tomato diced, roasted poblano peppers 0.5 oz chopped, 1/8 red onion chopped, 1/4 jalapeno chopped fine, 2 tsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp white table sugar, 2 tsp chopped cilantro, 2 tsp canned whole corn kernel, pinch of kosher salt, pinch of black pepper and set it aside

*** How to make roasted poblano pepper ***

1. Set the broiler “High”

2. Line the baking sheet with non stick foil

3. Wash the red pepper and place them on the lined baking sheet

4. Place the baking sheet with 1 poblano pepper under the broiler and wait
till the skin gets blisters.

5. Time to time, rotate the pepper and wait till all sides are with blisters and bubbly, take it out from the oven and toss them into a bowl and seal it with plastic wrap.

** Usually it takes about 15-20 minutes on Broil HI

6. Cool it down a little and when it is at temperature you can handle,
uncover the bowl and take the pepper out and peel the skin off, take
seed off and cut off the stem.

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<Salsa rice>

1.Make salsa

2. Add Extra virgin olive oil in the sauce pan and add 1 clove of garlic chopped and stir til fragrant

3. Add 1/8 red pepper and cook a bit and then add 1C Jasmine rice and stir

4. Add 1/2C Fresh salsa, 1 tsp tomato paste, 1/8tsp chili powder, 1/16tsp Sazon (Coriander and Annatto) , 1/8 tsp oregano, 1/8 tsp ground cumin, 1/8 tsp ground coriander and stir

5.Add 1  2/3C water, pinch of kosher salt, and cook on medium low for 10 minutes, and lower the heat to simmer and cook 10 minutes more.

6. Serve the rest of the  salsa with the rice or you can mix in some more of the fresh salsa to your rice and stir and taste and serve

Makes: 3-4 servings

<Grilled flank steak>

For the steak,I like to use flank steak. 1 lb of flank steak makes good amount of grilled thinly sliced steak.

1. Take out the flank steak package 1 hour before the cooking time.

** For the good seared steak,you need to have room temperature steak,not the steak right out from the fridge

2. On the big plate, place one paper towel,1 lb flank steak and cover it with another piece of paper towel and press to take moisture out from the meat

** Wet steak does not make nice sear on the outside

3. Make the spice mix; In the small container, add 1/2 tsp mexican chiipowder, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp ground coriander,1/8tsp paprika, pinch of red cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/8tsp ground black pepper

4.Take off the top paper towel,and sprinkle the spice mix and rub it in, take bottom paper towel out,flip the meat over and sprinkle more spice mix on them and rub it in

5. Put the skillet on medium high heat and drizzle extra virgin olive oil,and wait till you see the smoke coming out

** For the nice sear,you need screaming hot pan

6. Place the steak onto the skillet,and cook 4 minutes one side, flip over and cook about 3-4 minutes more

7. Take the temperature and when meat thermometer read 125F (medium rare),take the steak off from the skillet,and put it on the plate,cover it with foil and let it rest for 15 minutes

** For medium,take the steak out when meat thermometer reads about 130F-135F. After taking off the meat from the skillet,the temperature will rise still about 5F-10F.

8. Slice the meat very thin with 45 degree angle against the grain

9. Put the steak into a bowl,pour steak juice back in and mix with kitchen tongs and set it aside

Makes; 3-4 servings

<How to assemble>

1.Using the round cookie cutter, mound the salsa rice in the center on the plate, and slowly take the cookie cutter ring out

2.Put some grilled steak on one side, place extra salsa on other side and garnish the dish with chopped cilantro and serve

3.Enjoy!

Aug 22, 2016 | 0 | Miscellaneous (Cooking)

Up to 53% off on selected beef treats

From August 19th through 25th, you can save up to 53% off on selected  beef treats

*** August 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

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**Bully roll 10″-12″

These are made from Grass-fed Angus beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Bully Roll is the weasand (gullet) treat stuffed with ground bully sticks and Achilles tendons. They are soft,almost like wafer like texture treats and, it is very unique treats.

10 pieces bulk page is here

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.

Grass-fed Angus beef Bully Roll 10 inch - 12 inch

** Grass-fed Angus beef Moo! Taffy 10″-12″

Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo Taffy 10″-12″ made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

th Grass-fed Angus beef Moo Taffy 10 inch to 12 inch

Due to natural treats,width of the each Taffy can vary.

**Grass-fed Moo! Odor Free Angus beef bully sticks “Supreme” 6″

6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Supreme, made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

th Grass-fed Moo Odor Free Angus Beef bully sticks Supreme 6 inch

10 pieces bulk deal also available here.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is based on the order total.

$0 to $20 shipping fee is at $5.55

$20.01 to $50.00 shipping fee is at $7.55

$50.01 to $100 shipping fee is at $9.77

$100.01 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Aug 19, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Kokeshi (Japanese wooden Dolls)

If you have been to Japan, chances are you would probably have seen the kokeshi dolls (Japanese wooden dolls)  while you were in Japan.

What is kokeshi dolls?

Kokeshi is the traditional Japanese wooden dolls for children inspired by the climate and culture of the Tohoku district.

Tohoku area is located in northeast in the main island of Japan.

These dolls are handmade from wood, and unlike other dolls for kids, they have a simple straight body and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face.

The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax.

One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is that they do not have arms and legs. The bottom is typically marked with the signature of the artist.

History of Kokeshi dolls..

Kokeshi is originated from end of edo period (1804-29 )and it was originally made by craftsman as souvenir for visitors’ kids who visited the hot spring (Onsen) in Tohoku area.

Tohoku region is famous for hot spring (Onsen).

It became popular as kids toys but later on, popularity went down with arrival of new dolls made by different materials.

After that, it became popular among those who collect kokeshi dolls as folk crafts.

Interesting thing about kokeshi is that, there are many types of kokeshi dolls depending on the region.

According to Japan atlas website, in the six prefectures of the Tohoku region there are a total of 10 types of “Kokeshi.”

The most dominant type is the Naruko variety (you can twist the neck and it makes squeaking sound.) originally made in Miyagi Prefecture, which can also be found in Akita, Iwate, and Yamagata prefectures.

These days not only dolls with a traditional style but also creative Kokeshi that incorporate contemporary taste are being made.

Some people have suggested that in “matryoshka,” the nesting Russian dolls that originated in the nineteenth century, some influence of “Kokeshi” can be seen.

You can read the full article on kokeshi here

How Kokeshi is made..

According to kidshouldseethins website,the wood used to make Kokeshi dolls are from Cornel, Mono maple, Cherry trees and Pagoda.

Trees are cut and dried during winter time, and artisans continue to dry them enough to shape them on a potter’s wheel with a plane or a knife, called Bankaki. The artisans draw the Kokeshi’s face and body, then apply wax on it.

You can read the full article on kidshouldseenthis website here.

Here is the general steps to make kokeshi.

  1. Wood is cut and left to dry
  2. 6 months later, it is cut into smaller pieces (to the size of kokeshi dolls)
  3. Then, edges are shaved and rounded off
  4. The wood is roughly shaped into the doll with a plane on the lathe and further shaped with a smaller plane
  5. The surface is filed with a paper file
  6. The face and body are drawn on and painted with a brush
  7. White wax or silicon wax is applied on the latheand the surface is polished.Many kokeshi is painted with girls faces and floral design on the body

Here is the video where you can watch how the kokeshi dolls here made

Wouldn’t the craftsmanship be amazing?

If you happened to be visiting Miyagi prefecture around Naruko city for hot spring (Onsen), drop by and check out their kokeshi festival.

Here is the official festival information site for kokeshi festival. The website itself is in Japanese but you can see the pictures there and if you like to ask questions regarding the festival, e-mail to info@naruko.gr.jp

Aug 16, 2016 | 1 | Japan

10 % off on Deer Antlers with some velvet left on

From August 12th through 18th, you can save 10% off on Deer Antlers with some velvet left on

*** August 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

*****************************************************

** Natural Deer Antlers with some velvet on Large

We will offer this only when we can offer

Pal chew on her Antler with velvet

 Palette enjoy her Deer Antlers with some velvet on.
Hers is not Large one, and it was not as fuzzy (current ones got more fuzzy velvet around than hers) as we got in our current stock.

100% Natural Deer Antlers with some velvet left on Large, harvested in US.

Deer Antler with some velvet on has some fuzzy stuff on it. That fuzz is called velvet, and good for joint health.

Amount of velvet left on Antler is varied,so is width. Not all of this Deer Antler is NOT fully covered with velvet and some are more than others and some are like velvet residue is left on.

The Antler length in current stock is about 6″-8″, and Large size is much wider,thicker,heavier than Deer Antler with velvet left on Regular.

You may not get shape variety as you can get with
regular Antlers with this Antler, but since this is softer Antler than regular Antler,it is great as starter chew.

You can read more on Deer Antlers with some velvet left on in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note: Deer Antlers with some velvet left on”.

To read the entry,please click here.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is based on the order total.

$0 to $20 shipping fee is at $5.55

$20.01 to $50.00 shipping fee is at $7.55

$50.01 to $100 shipping fee is at $9.77

$100.01 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Aug 12, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note:Liam’s first year; Day 37-Day 40

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

As you know by now, he passed the feeding and car seat test both, and he could finally came home on the day 22.

Since then, our parenting journey has been filled with  a lot of new experiences with him and, even though being a mom/parent is difficult job, I am enjoying the each day with Liam.

Now I cannot imagine the life without him. He is the love of my life.

Liam Day 38…

It was such a hectic day. On the day 38, we had 2 doctor appointments.

One was with Liam (wellness visit) and myself (6 week follow up appointment with regular OBGYN).

Liam was undressed to weigh-in at the pediatrician office.

At day 38, he was 7 lb 4 oz. He was gaining weight fine and he was following the growth chart curve even though he was still a small kid to our pediatrician’s eyes.

Doctor said he was in 2 percentile; meaning 98 % of babies at the same age to him is bigger than him.

But considering me being Japanese and in average, we Japanese are not tall people,and I wondered if the chart doctor has really apply to Liam’s growth pattern.

I was wondering if growth chart in USA and growth chart in Japan are exactly the same one.

At the office, doctor noticed shortened neck muscle;I guess it becomes that way when kids sleep on preferable side of the head all the time since womb time to the infant time.

I was always thought it funny when he migrate to right side all the time when we put him right in the center and I also thought it was simply he just liking that side and did not think that it was something serious stuff.

Doctor described that if he kept sleeping on the same side all time, the side of the head flatten more and more and it is not good so, he needs physical therapy for that..

Since the day 38, I needed to make sure he could not roll/sleep on his preferred side by making custom bump next to him.

I somewhat remember that my mother had bunny shaped, center dipped pillow like thing for babies/toddlers when I was a kid.

It is called donuts pillow in Japan and you can see the pictures at amazon Japan here.

Now I think about it, I could have asked for the pillow to my mother but the idea was not in my head.

Liam goes to physical therapy?

When I first heard we would need physical therapist for shortened neck muscle & flattened head side,I thought she was overreacting, and I thought we could simply let him sleep the way he cannot favor his preferred side like.. any other home remedy thing,things you could do at home.

One one side, I was under the impression that yes, babies spend lots of time in a day sleeping and it might make them sleep on their preferred side but once they could grow to sit up age, they would not spend time so much with sleeping so, maybe it might be fixed naturally without any intervention.

However, if the shortened neck muscle on one side gets involved,I wondered specialist needs to work on him so one shortened side on his neck gets developed as it should and he would not be staring at you with tilted head.

Either way, how doctor order things here is much more larger scale than I have been experienced as a kid back home in Japan.

Liam is waking up 1 Aug 23 2014

Liam 40 days old..

Annoying hiccups…

On the day 40, Liam got hiccups.

It seemed like hiccups was happening after milk time here and there. I do not know what triggered the hiccups.

He tended to have hiccups often.

How does hiccups happen?

According to healthline website, a contraction of the diaphragm and the quick closing of your vocal cords cause hiccups. The rapid closing of the vocal cords is what creates the sound of hiccups.

What causes newborn hiccups?

Healthline website article says that hiccups are caused by the diaphragm muscle being either irritated or stimulated. This happens most often from feeding. Other times, hiccups just happen.

It also says that there is not always an obvious cause to hiccups in infants. One researcher proposes that hiccups in infants may also serve as an aid to burping.

Hiccups are common in infants and they typically don’t bother the baby.

Hiccups and burping are so,ething to do each other was interesting to read.

As a remedy you can do to get rid of infants’ hiccups issue, they suggest several ways to try.

One that they suggest is to take a break from a feeding to burp your baby.

The article says that the burping can get rid of excess gas that may be causing the hiccups. This will also help because it will move your baby into an upright position.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests burping your bottle-fed baby after every 2 to 3 ounces.

I remember we were trying to burp Liam every once in a while too.

Second suggestion they write is to rub or gently pat your baby’s back when they have hiccups.

Third, they suggest to try allowing the babies to suck on a pacifier. This will help relax the diaphragm and may help stop the bout of hiccups.

Now he is 2 years old, he still gets hiccups sometimes. When he gets it, he giggles. I think hiccups is funny for him.

To read the full article at healthline website, please click here.

To read the related article at babycenter website,please click here.

What did you do when your little ones or yourself had bout of hiccups?

Any method that worked for your little ones or for yourself?

Aug 08, 2016 | 0 | parenting

Up to 10% off on selected beef treats

From August 5th through 11th, you can save up to 10% off on selected  beef treats

*** August 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

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** Bavarian Brot Biscuits 5 oz, Ostrich liver Italian biscuits 5 oz combo pack

Bavarian Biscuits: Grass-fed beef steak German bread biscuits made with rye flour, unbleached whole wheat flour, unbleached bread flour. 5oz package contains approx 12-17 biscuits.

Ostrich liver Italian biscuits; Ostrich liver biscuits made with semolina flour. 5oz package contains approx 11-15 biscuits.


 Bavarian Biscuits..

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Ostrich liver Italian biscuits

Our biscuits are lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

** Wild West Cowboy Jerky 1 oz

100% Grass-fed beef meat Jerky “Wild West Cowboy Jerky”.

We do not use the grass-fed beef meat with grain finished.

The Jerky strip is approx 4″-5″ long and 4-6 strips of Jerky will be in the package.

Every 4 packages of Wild West Cowboy Jerky you buy, you will receive 1 count of free 1 oz package of Wild West Cowboy Jerky.

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**Grass-fed Angus beef Moo!Taffy sticks 8 oz 10″-12″

Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo Taffy Sticks 8 oz 10″-12″ made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This Taffy stick is made from weasand (gullet),and they are about 10″-12″ length stick. One bag contains roughly 10-14 sticks to make it to 8 oz weight. These are great alternative chew in place of bully sticks.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

th Grass-fed Angus Beef Moo! Taffy sticks 8 oz 10 inch - 12 inch

Due to natural treats,width of the each Taffy can vary.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is based on the order total.

$0 to $20 shipping fee is at $5.55

$20.01 to $50.00 shipping fee is at $7.55

$50.01 to $100 shipping fee is at $9.77

$100.01 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Aug 05, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Do dogs feel guilty when they did something they are not supposed to?

Have you ever wondered if dogs feel guilty when they did something they are not supposed to?

You sure can find many youtube videos where dogs are looking guilty when we human find out something they did what they were not supposed to.

Have you seen your dog’s guilty look when they did something they are not supposed to?

Do dogs feeling guilty when the dog looks like they are?

According to Daily mail website article written by Celia Haddon, she writes that many online video posted by dog’s downer starts with “What did you do?”, “Did you do this?” etc in cross tone of voice.

The pets respond by lifting a paw imploringly, avoiding their owner’s eyes ,ears dropped,or hiding behind chairs.

As Celia writes, you may find your dog’s naughty behavior when you come back home and when you say the word “Did you do this” or similar phrases, and look at the dog, she/he would look like feeling guilty.

However, experts say the look on their dog are not because they feel guilty inside.

Dr.Susan Hazel from University of Adelaid says there are many studies that shows dogs do not feel/show guilt, because their brain does not work that way.

Those sad eyes, wrinkled brows, and averted eyes are not signs of shame, but distress and anxiety from being chastised.

Dr Susan also says that the owners are just failing to read body language of such emotion.

Dogs will show appeasement-like behavior that some owners interpret as guilt. The dogs will also react to the person’s body language (gesture), tone of voice, or smell (human emotion smell) as dogs are quite good at picking up what we think before even we know it.

In other words, they can read us much better than we can read them from subtle body language or tone of voice etc..

Ljerka Ostojic, a research associate at Cambridge University and dog trainer says that if the dogs indeed feel guilty, they would show the look only when they have done something wrong.

Do dogs feel emotions?

If guilty looking was not from the actual feeling, then, you might wonder if they feel emotions.

Professor Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist and expert in emotions, believes all warm-blooded animals have seven main emotions — they feel fear, anger, lust, maternal care, social loneliness, playfulness and happiness when they get what they want. He calls these the primary emotions.

He says we humans can experience guilt, shame, embarrassment, jealousy, hate and contempt as well as pride and loyalty.

He calls these emotions ‘secondary’. They involve complicated thoughts about right and wrong, or social status.

Some psychologists call them the ‘moral emotions’.

Scientists think dogs don’t have moral ideas, but animal behaviorist says we know that dogs feel emotions but we can only read the physical signs of what they feel.

Emotions like guilt and jealousy are human ideas and we don’t know if animals feel them and she warns that we must be careful about attributing human emotions to dogs.

Because dogs do not feel guilty even if they look feeling guilty, she says often times, they are just as likely to go and do the same thing again.

You can read the full article at Daily mail website written by Celia Haddon here.

More related article at huffington post website here

What is your opinion on this topic?
Aug 02, 2016 | 0 | Miscellaneous (dogs)

Up to 12% off on USA sourced ,USA made chicken treats

Through August 4th, you can save up to 12%  on USA sourced,USA made chicken treats..

*** July 2016 Snack Saturday treats***

baguette biscuits

Order over $30* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $30) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   4 oz Buffalo liver Baguette biscuits

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** Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz

Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz,made in USA.

This treats comes in 10 oz bag with approx 20 feet in average.

Dehydrating process removes moisture out from feet, and it makes dehydrated feet treats crumble rather than splinter sharp like when dogs chew cooked bone.

Poultry feet is great source of natural glucosamin/chondroitin and, good for joint. I give our dog “Palette” fresh poultry feet regularly, but when I ran out of fresh ones,I give this treats.Palette literally drool over my hands, anxiously wait for my release call. This is small nice snack for dogs as well.

Due to natural products, each feet size can vary.

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 Palette’s taste testing blog entry is here.

** Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz made in USA.

This treat is made from Bell and Evans brand Chicken breast.The chicken breast is thinly sliced and dehydrated.

th Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is based on the order total.

$0 to $20 shipping fee is at $5.55

$20.01 to $50.00 shipping fee is at $7.55

$50.01 to $100 shipping fee is at $9.77

$100.01 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Jul 29, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Japanese/Chinese cooking; Shumai dumpling

When you go to restaurant, often times, you can find Gyoza dumpling (pot stickers) in appetizer section.

It is one of my favorite dish to enjoy since childhood in Japan.

Similar to Gyoza dumpling, there is a dish called shumai dumpling.

I do not see them much under the appetizer section at American restaurants’ menu, but we find Shumai dumpling (type of dim sum) under appetizer section at Asian restaurants menu now and then.

I love shumai dumpling. Have you had them?

If you lobe Gyoza dumpling, you would love shumai.

It is pork dumplings,  and ginger pork fillings are wrapped in wrapper and one piece of green peas on top and they are steamed.

My mother has deep fried the shumai dumplings when I was a kid and put it in my bento box to bring to school.

Deep fried one was also delicious one.

Shumai dumpling is very popular dish in Japan.

 You may think that making the shumai dumpling is difficult but,it is not so. It just that a little time consuming to make it.

How to make them are not so complicated.

You can find frozen shumai dumpling at grocery store but I am surprised to find how much the store charge you for one package. It is almost tripe priced compared to the price I remember I was paying for in Japan.

Save your money and make your own.

The recipe that i share here is basic one. You can tweak the filling as you wish.

 shumai dumpling

Shumai dumpling..

**( I know wrapper can be made just warm water and flour, but I have not tried making it on my own, and I would update wrapper recipe if I could make wrapper nicely myself here)

Ingredients for filling;

200g Ground pork
1/4tsp table salt
1/4 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp sake
1/2 Egg white
1/8 sweet onion chopped fine

(or you can use about 50g of bamboo shoot)

1 tbs corn starch

(traditionally, we use katakuriko which is made from potato)

About 11 wrapper

1tsp sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
5/8tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Ingredients for dipping sauce;

1 tbs soy sauce

1 tbs rice vinegar

dash of sesame oil

pinch of mustard (optional)

<Sumai dumpling>

1. To a bowl, add in 200g ground pork , 1/2tsp table salt, 1/2 tsp white sugar, 1/2 tsp sake, 1/2 Egg white, 1/8 sweet onion chopped fine,1 tbs corn starch, 1tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp soy sauce, 5/8tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp ground black pepper and mix until you feel sticky (but do not over mix the filling)

2. To a piece of wrapper, put about 1 tsp-2 tsp worth of filling and wrap them, and place one piece of green pea on top at the center

Here is the youtube video to show you ow to wrap the filling for shumai dumpling

How to wrap the shumai dumpling filling

3. Pour some water in the wide mouth pan and place vegetable steamer on top and place parchment paper or cabbage leaves so shumai dumpling won’t stick to the steamer

Make sure that water depth is just enough to touch the vegetable steamer and you should not feel the water puddle above the vegetable steamer. If the water was too deep than it should, your dumplings would get soggy bottom.

4. Place shumai dumping on the parchment paper lined steamer and place clean big kitchen washcloth/towel and put the lid on and put the edge fold back up on top of the lid (all 4 corners)

This will prevent the water dripping onto the dumplings and steam the dumpling very well.

5. Steam the dumpling at high heat about 6-10 minutes or juice running clear when you poke the dumpling with a toothpick

6. Make dipping sauce by combining everything in the small container; 1 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs rice vinegar, dash of sesame oil, pinch of mustard (optional)

7. Enjoy!

Makes about 11 dumplings

You can freeze them if you made too many to eat at one sitting.

Jul 27, 2016 | 0 | Asian cooking 911