French Cuisine Series-Section 1: Dish 58 to Dish 63

French Cuisine gives me a lot of surprise. Some are amazing good, while some are terrible bad. Most of dishes I haven’t heard and even try before, so the process of cooking create a lot of fun for me. It just like doing test in food lab, you don’t know the final taste until you finish it. Here are this first section results~~welcome every professionals/ foodies to give me any comment 🙂

Dish: 59 French Mussels

Dish: 59 French Mussels

65 hachis parmentier

Dish 65: Hachis Parmentier

62 sole meuniere

Dish 62: Sole Menuiere

Dish 59(2)

Dish:63 Piperade

Dish:63 Piperade

63-2

Dish 60:Poulet Basquaise

Dish 60:Poulet Basquaise

Dish 61:Baked Camembert

Dish 61:Baked Camembert

French Crepe

Dish 58: French Crepe

Baked Camembert

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Southeast Asia Food series: Dish 45- 57

Warm Bananas with Tapioca Pearls

Warm Bananas with Tapioca Pearls

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Coconut Pudding with Mangoes
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Singapore Laksa Noodle Soup

Southeast Asia food series is the most delicious cuisine series for me so far. I really enjoy the rich taste, varies herbs and all in one dish style. I call it “all in one” because many dishes like pad Thai, noodles includes vegetable, meat, egg and seafood in one dish that seldom to be seen in another types of food. The ingredients and process for making southeast Asia dishes are more complex than Korean and Japanese food, BUT almost zero failure. I love every dishes I made in this series. Some dishes even gave me a huge surprise! Amazing taste and very yummy!

Haha, just tell me which one you like most!

Pad Thai

Pad Thai

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Pork salad

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Citrus Salad with Crispy Shallots

Indonesian Fried Rice

Indonesian Fried Rice

Malaysia Laksa

Malaysia Laksa

Singapore Hainan Chicken Rice

Singapore Hainan Chicken Rice

Roasted pumking with coconut pudding

Roasted pumking with coconut pudding

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PHO

Satay beef

Satay beef

Sticky Rice with Mangoes

Sticky Rice with Mangoes

 

Dish 43: Japanese cuisine – cherry tomato

Another easy cooking way of cherry tomatoes is here! It’s a vegetarian’s friendly dish and good for all kinds of your meals as appetizer. The taste is not that kind of extremely yummy, but it’s refreshing.

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Recipe:

  • 12 oz pints of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp Kyoko’s all-purpose dashi soy sauce concentrate
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 8 shiso leaves, cut into shreds
  • 8 basil leaves, cut into shreds
  • Freshly ground pepper

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 3.5

Time: 25mins

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 2.5

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 4

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5): 0

Dish 41: Japanese cuisine- Sweet soy beef and vegetables (Niku Jyaga)

After cook this dish, I understand the importance of removing blood before cook the meat, otherwise, it hardly remove clearly when you cook. The taste for this dish is good, but…it looks…not very well(because I didn’t remove the blood before).

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1/2 sirloin or rib-eye meat, thinly sliced or shaved beef steak

1 tbsp canola oil

3 tbsp soy sauce

23 tbsp sake

1 medium onion, sliced

8 samll whie potatoes or 2 medium size potaoes

1 large carrot

1 onion, thinkly sliced

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup Dashi or 1 cup water puls 1/2 tbsp dashi powder

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 3.5

Time: 1h

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 3

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 4

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5):0

Dish 40: Japanese cuisine –Sukiyaki hot pot

The sauce for this Japanese style hot pot is very simple: soy sauce, sake and sugar. The unique feature for hot pot is preparing all the ingredients (vegetable, meat, tofu….) and boiling the water with sauce, then people around the table can help themselves to heat their favorite food in the boiling soup. Everyone around the table can serve themselves with their favorite, chatting with each other, and enjoy cooking experience. This kind of eating style is very suitable for a group of people, like family, friends or colleagues.

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Ingredients (but not limited)

  • 1/2 lb rib eye beef, slices
  • 4 green onions cut in quarters
  • 1 bunches of watercress or chrysanthe mum leaves
  • 4 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 block tofu (yakitofu) or plain tofu
  • 8 oc shirataki noodles
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 lb fresh udon noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sake
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 4

Time: 45 mins prep time +30mins cooking time

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 2

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 5

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5):0

Dish 39: Japanese cuisine-Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl

The dish looks not good, but it is very yummy. 1. Mix the stock, soy sauce, sugar and mirin in a saucepan, cook to a boil–>2. add the onion (1min)–>3. add the chicken, mushrooms, and green onions (5 mins until the chicken is just about done) –> 4. pour the eggs over the surface of the chicken mixture (1 min) –>5. Ladle the chicken mixture over the rice and garnish with mitsuba or celery leaves (optional)–>Done!

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Recipe:

  • 3 cups Dashi
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 onion cut in slices
  • 3/4 lb skinless and boneless chicken thigh cut into 2 in pieces
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 green onions, sliced in half vertically and then cut into 4 pieces
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 oz mitsuba or celery leaves for ganish
  • Cooked white rice to serve

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 3.5

Time: 40mins

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 3

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 3.5

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5): 0

Dish 38: Japanese cuisine-String Beans with Crunchy Toasted Peanuts

Cooking process is quite easy, just cook the beans, cool, then add the other ingredients. But the taste…just so so for me….. The positive side is that it is a very healthy dish and good for vegetarians.

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Recipe:

  • 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce, preferably low sodium
  • 1 tbsp dried shredded bonito flakes (optional)

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 2.5

Time: 20mins

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 3

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 4

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5):0