Yakitori – Japan
Jun17

Yakitori – Japan

Version française Super easy recipe for one of the most famous street food in japan Ingredients : 100 g chicken 1 leek 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp mirin 1 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp sake 1 tbsp whiskey Wooden skewers   Preparation : Soak the skewers in water at least 20 minutes to stop them from burning Cut the leek into pieces Put the chicken and leek on the skewers in alternating order, making sure the chicken doesn’t hang down too...

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Portrait : Oki – Sushi lesson with a sushi chef in Osaka – Japan
May30

Portrait : Oki – Sushi lesson with a sushi chef in Osaka – Japan

Version française Sushi, Maki and japanese style vegetables decoration with Oki from Osaka Finding a cooking class in Japan, especially to learn the art of sushi making (nigiri and maki) it’s like working for the NCIS. There are tons of possibilities, mainly cooking schools for tourists. They are good but I’m used to inviting myself into people’s kitchen, therefore it’s not exactly the same… But this...

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An omelette with oysters? Easy, 3 steps – Thailand
Mar18

An omelette with oysters? Easy, 3 steps – Thailand

Version française Fried oysters, super easy and a nice discovery from Thailand Not so appealing but still very good Street restaurants, the paradise of food explorers 2 baking trays and a few boxes full of ingredients and here you go, ready to start !   Ingredients (for one person) : Half a glass of milk 2 eggs 8 oysters (without the shell and cleaned with water as you want the texture and not the taste of salty water) A handful...

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Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam
Dec29

Ca bop – one of the thousands way of cooking a fish – Vietnam

Version française There is a thousand way of preparing a fish dish in vietnam…. But there is a thousand kind of fish also. This time, it was a double win ! A fish dish is one of the mandatory dishes in the traditionnal vietnamese meal as I explained in my portrait of Kim the owner of  Kim’s homestay. You have to cook it with the classical 4 basic products and use the classical cooking process though – here boiled. A...

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Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam
Dec29

Thit bo – Beef and soya sprouts – Vietnam

Version française A classical vietnamese dish As I explained in my portrait of Kim, the owner of  Kim’s homestay, there’re a few principles in the vietnamese cuisine, especially when you talk about the classics… Ingredients :  50 g sliced beef 1 kg soya sprouts 1 sliced onion 3 tbsp fish sauce 1 pinch black pepper 1 pinch chili powder 2 spring onions Salt and sugar, as mush as you need to balance the salty effect of...

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Fish sauce… the vietnamese secret – Vietnam
Dec17

Fish sauce… the vietnamese secret – Vietnam

Version française I never knew how to use this fish sauce before arriving in Vietnam   Ingredients :  Fish sauce Garlic Red pepper   Preparation : Chop the red peppers and keep the seeds if you want it “hot” or remove them if you want the sauce “hot but not too much” Chop a clove of garlic Add all this in a bowl of fish sauce and let it macerate a few minutes… or a few hours for an even better...

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Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way
Dec05

Lau bo, the beef fondue, vietnamese way

Version française The “Lau Bo”, It’s like a beef fondue but it’s healthier and vietnamese  “Lau” for fondue, “Bo” for beef, “Ga” for chicken and for the other words, we still don’t know their translation but you can find a Lau with seafood, frogs, eels or the super combo: all in one… Ingredients for 2 persons :  2 litres of chicken or vegetables broth 10 black...

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Chicken stew, a recipe from the countryside – Laos
Nov21

Chicken stew, a recipe from the countryside – Laos

Version française Kill, prepare and cook a chicken with nothing more than a pan and a knife… Check ! Welcome to Laos. Laos is definitely more adventurous than any other country visited before and after our 3 hours of rice harvesting, we’ve been invited by Souk and Suong to have diner at their home. Not even 1 minute after we arrived and took off our shoes, one of the chicken was already caught at the game of “come...

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The adventurer soup – Laos
Nov20

The adventurer soup – Laos

Version française Make a meal in the middle of the jungle without any tool or any ingredient except fish and a knorr bag… yes it’s possible ! A few days ago we went to the jungle for 3 days of trekking. We were in a group of 10 persons (erf…) and the main idea was to discover the jungle and what life looks like in this jungle and in the ethnical villages around this area. Yes it was a touristic thing to do but No we...

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Noodle soup at every corner – Laos
Nov18

Noodle soup at every corner – Laos

Version française Noodle soup as the best street food speciality? Yes, welcome to Laos ! Anywhere you are or you go (except maybe in the jungle) you can expect to find at least a noodle soup in the street or in any open house. Noodle soup is always a safe bet as on top of being cheap (15 000 Kip – 1.5 €), it’s very good ! Ingredients : Asian noodles young onions Soya bean sprouts Coriander Salad choped tofu, chicken and...

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