• Food

    Okonomiyaki

    If you read the post about our trip to Japan, you know that we ate some very delicious okonomiyaki in Japan (And also raised our glasses to our marriage with Japanese businessmen at an okonomiyaki restaurant, but that’s another story…). Okonomiyaki are a type of savory Japanese pancake. There are two styles of it: Hiroshima okonomiyaki and Osaka okonomiyaki. Back in 2017, I didn’t know this dish at all. However, I had set a goal to teach Kevin how to cook, and as motivation, I lend him a Japanese cookbook. Kevin was so motivated that he even marked recipes with sticky notes. In the end, the choice fell on Osaka…

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    Japanese Curry

    Cooking is a great passion of mine. I am constantly on the lookout for new recipes. Of course, every now and then Japanese specialties are on the daily menu, even if they sometimes have to be improvised due to a lack of ingredients. Cooking also plays a central role in Kevin’s and my relationship. We started cooking together even before we became a couple, and I had the original goal of teaching Kevin, who until then had mostly eaten convenience foods and cafeteria food, how to cook. In the process, Kevin turned me on to a dish that has since become one of both of our favorites: Japanese curry. I…

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    Pea-Milk-Shake

    We started to cook all kinds of dishes early on – drinks were seldom included. In the Japanese cookbook “The Japan Cookbook: Pictures, Stories, Recipes” we came across something very simple that piqued our interest: pea milk shake. We thought that maybe it was similar to having nut chips in chocolate and that it could give the drink a kind of “crunch”. So we quickly carried out the simple recipe and the result was… Awful! Or rather, how can you make something as simple as a banana and milk shake worse? With every sip of the drink you could feel the split pea pods in your mouth and throat, which…

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    Eierkuchen!

    Yes, I say Eierkuchen! Not Pancakes, not Crepes – Eierkuchen! (anyway for this english post…) Well, never mind … in any case we wanted to cook something simple again… and then I came up with pancakes. More specifically, pancakes with maple syrup. Since Nathalie likes it less sweet, she added a mushroom sauce (ugh!). And the pancakes are pretty good! We followed the instructions below:https://www.einfachbacken.de/rezepte/pfannkuchen-das-schnelle-grundrezept The pancakes have gotten pretty good and it was exactly 7 pieces. Because the mixture of dough was quite thick, the pancakes themselves did not become very large. But they were quickly cooked in the pan. Instead of mineral water, we used normal water. This…