Baked Pasta with Aubergine, Eggs and Anchovies

I rarely eat pasta, almost never bake it and definitely never switch on the oven it when it’s 33°C outside! Yet, today something made me cook pasta, patiently simmer a sauce with vegetables, boil eggs and prepare a dish which turned out perfect for such a hot summery day. I didn’t follow any recipe, but simply opened my cupboards…Continue Reading “Baked Pasta with Aubergine, Eggs and Anchovies”

Kimchi Stew with Chicken, Poached Egg and Konnyaku Noodles

Just like every year when I go on my Japan holidays, I promised myself to keep on blogging from my hotel room and… once more somehow it didn’t work. I hope you will excuse me this long absence here and from my friends’ blogs. The trip was, as always, very enriching (especially since this time I made a short stop…Continue Reading “Kimchi Stew with Chicken, Poached Egg and Konnyaku Noodles”

Udon and Spring Onion Burger

Most of you probably regularly eat noodles and ground meat (not necessarily together), but would you ever think of combining them in a burger patty? I certainly wouldn’t and was sincerely surprised that such a crazy idea can yield an amazingly luscious burger. A huge amount of green onions – though less surprising – might also contribute to the final taste results,…Continue Reading “Udon and Spring Onion Burger”

Spring Rolls with Asparagus and Chicken

I hope you are not bored with my asparagus posts yet because… here is my most recent discovery! I have already tested – and with no regrets – asparagus as a filling in  maki sushi, then in filo rolls… now the time has come for spring rolls! Asparagus, the spring vegetable par excellence, thoroughly justifies the name of these…Continue Reading “Spring Rolls with Asparagus and Chicken”

Tteokbokki (Korean Rice Cakes in Hot and Sweet Sauce)

When I tasted tteokbokki for the first time at friends’ house, I instantly fell in love with slightly chewy, soft rice cakes laced in a fiery sweetish sauce. I still remember being ashamed of second, third – and maybe even fourth – helpings I accepted, unable to refuse something so irresistible. Luckily, other guests were not…Continue Reading “Tteokbokki (Korean Rice Cakes in Hot and Sweet Sauce)”

Stir Fried Korean Noodles (Dangmyeon) with Marinated Minced Beef

As you might have noticed, I have been quite lazy in the kitchen during last weeks. Due to my recent frequent trips, I don’t find motivation to cook complicated dishes, not to mention trying new recipes. Last weekend however I felt an urgent need for cooking adventures and decided to prepare my very first bibimbap,…Continue Reading “Stir Fried Korean Noodles (Dangmyeon) with Marinated Minced Beef”

My Favourite Ramen Stock

Ramen (ラーメン) is a famous Japanese soup, composed of stock, noodles and different toppings. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who didn’t like this huge, filling, comforting bowl of goodness. I tasted ramen last year during my first trip to Japan and fell in love with it. Since I haven’t seen it in my…Continue Reading “My Favourite Ramen Stock”

Spicy Cold Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) with Fresh Coriander

Stunning, complex, seductive, addictive… my English is too limited to describe this seemingly simple dish. If you have ever tasted Zaru Soba (the famous Japanese buckwheat noodles served cold with a delicate dipping sauce), you might already know how miraculously cooling cold soba noodles can be and this originally seasoned variation is no exception. Spiced up…Continue Reading “Spicy Cold Soba (Buckwheat Noodles) with Fresh Coriander”