Potato Aioli for your Shrimp Cocktail

It has become quite a rare occurrence for me to see something in food that I haven’t at least heard of before. But recently I witnessed Alex Guaranschelli make a type of aioli using baked potato as a main ingredient! Thank you Food Network! You can poach your shrimp in any kind of bouillon or…

Tempura is White!

If you have ever bought tempura flour and fried stuff with it at home, then you probably think that you have made a delicious tempura, but I am not sure that you really understand what you are working with here. Please read on and think again 🙂 The true color of tempura is white! Not…

Matcha Pot de Crème

These Matcha Pot de Crèmes with candied Adzuki beans are everything you will never need to know about Japanese desserts. Combing a decadent and not-too-sweet pudding with glazed Adzuki beans, which are very famous and popular in Japan and a final layer of whipped cream on top! I make my own Adzuki bean jam at…

Dalgona Matcha Iced Latte

I never thought I’d be asked by so many people to post the recipe for such a simple drink. But on second thought, there’s actually quite a lot to say about Dalgona Matcha and there are number of ways to prepare it, too! First of all, let’s get one thing straight: All these beautiful photos…

Qamar el Deen Bread Pudding

Ramadan Kareem! It’s time for my annual rant… But I won’t! I just won’t… But, please, I will ask one thing of you.. Try not to put chocolate and Nutella in your Ramadan desserts. Please. This year I wanted to work with an ingredient that is often overlooked when it comes to seasonal desserts. Qamar…

Orange Glazed Chicken with Avo-pesto

More #quarantinekitchen challenges and more reasons to write recipes! I’ve been challenged by Chef @sarah_nashaat_5 and @mariamhamdy to take part in the #quarantine_pantry_challenge which was originated by @dinewithdeenuh and @lightyourovens on Instagram. As soon as I knew that oranges and chicken were on the list, I figured out that I had to share my Orange…

2020

Happy new year! Or is it better to wish you a ‘Meaningful new year’?! Without any fancy introductions… My new year’s resolution is generic, simple and timeless. The aim is to be happier than the year before! I don’t want to lose weight, gain weight, stop bad habits or anything of the sort. We all…

Molecular Magic

As a child, I was obsessed with the world of magic, mysticism and arts of the occult. I was just one of these kids who strongly believed in the existence of mythical creatures and fairytales. A horse is a horse. It’s beautiful, strong and majestic in its own way; but it’s still just a horse….

Renga Kaisendon

It’s Easter season and Sham El Nessim is just around the corner. This year I am presenting you with a dish that brings together both Egyptian and Japanese culture (as most of my dishes do…). Sham El Nessim is a a traditional Egyptian feast where salted fish is the highlight. Smoked Herring, known in Egypt…

Cooking Demo at Ruen Thai

If you haven’t tried Thai food before or you still don’t love it, then please make sure you are eating the real deal! Yesterday I was honored to be invited by the Embassy of Thailand in Egypt and the Egyptian Chefs Association (ECA) to a Thai cooking demonstration at Dusit Thani – Lake View Hotel….