Spaghetti and Mussels

Serves 2 The weather is getting hotter and I bet you feeling like eating food that can have a cool and soothing effect with your taste buds. One of Japan’s favorite summer menus is Spaghetti with mussels and fresh tomatoes with parsley. If you have those plants in the garden you can make it fresh…

Cajun White Fish

Serves 3 I am mad about Cajun cooking. I had a bag of white fish fillet and craved for cajun cooking. Luckily all the ingredients were available in the refrigerator. Look at all those beautiful colors, white, red, orange and yellow in a bowl. I had it for lunch with my daughters and they loved…

Chinese Restaurant Curry

Serves 3 The first time I ate curry was the one available from the local Chinese restaurant. It was my neighbor from Colombo who treated us with this meal. Her family was the famous musician and all her siblings could play the piano well. Her favorite song to play was “La Paloma”. Anyway, I went…

Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup

Serves 2 I use to eat at hawker stall and order flat rice noodles with thick beef stock heavily spiced then topped with fresh beansprout. As side, they provide some chili sauce and little lime to enhance the taste. I never knew the name of the dish and never tried to find out also. Every…

Sauteed Oyster and Pokcoy in Oyster Sauce

When my family partied at the oyster festival in Matsushima. I observed that one of the most favorite stall was sauteed oyster and pokcoy in oyster sauce. I craved to make them at home and the great part is that oysters are in season. This dish is easy to make and tasted so good that…

Potato Gratin

Serves 3 My husband just returned from Greece and got me heaps of stuff that is olive based. The green olive, the black one, the pickled, the pate and more until I ran out of ideas of how to get rid of them soon. Today I did not feel like eating rice, I wanted to…