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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lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam
Dec24

lemon grass peanuts… WOW – Vietnam

Version française The only recipe learned in ta van As explained a few times in my article about our voluntering experience in Ta van, my recipe of the apple and cinnamon tea or the one of my apple pie… Entering a vietnamese kitchen is much more difficult than expected But I managed to take this recipe, super simple but so good, for you… or maybe for me… but we can share.   Ingredients :  Fresh peanuts Fresh...

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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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The pomegranate adventure – Iran
Oct16

The pomegranate adventure – Iran

Version française One day in the pomegranate world… Like I said in my last recipe article, I’ve spent a few days in the desert where I finally took the time  to enjoy another face of Iran… Indeed, Iran is not only made of blue mosques and mud villages, you can also find deserts, agriculture and wonderful persons there. Meeting Massoud was a real pleasure. I share with him several of my passions and values, traveling,...

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Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran
Oct11

Bademjan & Curd – Eggplants – Iran

Version française Bademjan for eggplant, the iranian version of the lebanese moutabal Bademjan means eggplant. It seems that this dish doesn’t have its own name but it really doesn’t matter because it is just very good and this is the only thing I need to know. Ingredients :  1 kg eggplants 2 big sliced onions 1 or 2 Tbsp of pomegranate sauce Cumin Fennugreek Preparation :  Fry the onions and then the eggplants in oil....

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Tahini – DIY – Lebanon
Sep19

Tahini – DIY – Lebanon

Version française Simple and very useful to cook lebanese cuisine, the tahini is in a lot of recipes here Mostly know for the fact that it is used in the houmous preparation, the tahini or tahina is actually almost everywhere in the lebanese recipes (especially in Mtabal, my favorite recipe). It is basically a paste made from grilled  sesame seeds, super easy to make and much cheaper when it’s made at home… especially for...

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Preserved eggplants – Lebanon
Sep19

Preserved eggplants – Lebanon

Version française Preserved eggplants for winter… In the serie of the preserved vegetables for winter the way our grand-mothers used to do it, like pickles for example, here are the preserved eggplants on olive oil. So good with any mediterranean dish or as an apetizer together with other mezze. Ingredients : Mini eggplants (as many as you need/have) Salt Garlic Hazelnuts Olive oil Preparation : Cut the eggplant’s tail...

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Fattouch – Lebanon
Sep19

Fattouch – Lebanon

Version Française Fattouch, a very lebanese salad A lot of lebanse specialities are made around a sour taste and this fattouch salad is not an exception. Very fresh and perfect to go with heavier preparations, the fattouch salad is one of my favorite recipe together with Mtabal… With 35 °C during the day, it’s most of the time easier to feel like a good and fresh salad more than a heavy meat dish… Even in the name of...

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