Suriname Coconut Milk Shaved Ice

Makes one portion One of my favorite style of shaved ice is the Suriname one. It is shaved ice, covered with syrup then added with coconut milk. I always let the ice melt a bit so that the syrup can blend with the coconut milk. Usually they sell this on stick in the form of…

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…

Tomatoes

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and Sakura flowers are visible here and there. Rather than the usual restaurant review, I wanted to share some of my attempt for food photography starting today and the following weeks to come. My debut model are these pretty tomatoes. These are categorized as “globe tomatoes”, the usual…

Sweet condensed milk shaved ice

Makes one portion This is the typical shaved ice that Indonesian like, anything that will be topped with sweetened condensed milk. Today, I made this shaved ice with syrup, agar blocks and canned tropical fruit beneath. It is certainly going to be delicious for the hot weather treat. Ingredients: -shaved ice enough for one portion…

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…

The Second Soba Party

This is the second soba block party. This time the soba looked like thin udon noodles but the texture remained the same. The weather was so cold that we ate inside the dining room. I loved it so much, as they add with some chili powder. As usual we also receive fuji apples, pop corn…

Matcha Kakigori

Serves 2 Japanese loves, shaved ice. In summer time, they will buy the ice shredder and heaps of syrup to make at home. Other open small stall in front of their store to sell these Kakigori. The more ala Japanese kakigori is their “Matcha Kakigori” which each portion can be expensive. This kind of shaved…