Ebi Furai.. Fry.. Huray.. Whatever! – Recipe

Maybe we should start by me explaining why Ebi Fry is so much more than fried shrimp. If you’ve ever had it, you would probably have a good idea of why it is so special, but if you ever made it from scratch, then you would totally understand why it has to be appreciated! You…

Ginger Restaurant: So much more than spice!

A couple of nights go I was invited by the lovely Ms. Zeina through a very spontaneous phone call to go and try her new restaurant: Ginger. She had mentioned that it offers Nikkei cuisine, which I have not heard of since the old Izakaya ( in Arkan) and Keji (which was awful). I was…

Shiso Pesto Udon

When I come up with fusion recipes, I like to think beyond adding just one foreign ingredient to a classic dish and calling it fusion cuisine. It needs to be a bit more than that. What other ingredients can be substituted? What do the different cultures of the fusion dish have to offer each other?…

IBD-friendly Salmon Nabe Recipe

I have recently been privileged to take part in the ‘Benheb El Hayaah‘ campaign, which aims to spread awareness about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can cause patients to visit the bathroom every half an hour, which prevents them from being able to enjoy life as we do. Today I thought…

Sukiyaki

Winter is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to tell you about one of the main flavor profiles that got me hooked on Japanese cuisine. The following is not really a recipe as such; you can really customize this whichever you way you want. Sukiyaki to me is the king of all hot-pots. The ultimate…

Goya Champuru

This may be a traditional Japanese recipe from the Okinawa prefecture but in a more modern and fitness conscious world, it is practically a carb-free recipe that is loaded with protein. Goya; which is known in the west as bitter melon or bitter gourd is an extremely bitter fruit (or vegetable… debatable) from the squash…

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…