Category Archives: 5 Carbs

Potatoes, Rice, Noodles, Pasta and stuff like that.

Dan Dan Noodles (担担面)

I call this the spaghetti Bolognese from Sichuan: very popular around the world and everybody makes his own version. With less or more ingredients, sesame-paste or not, peanuts or not, lots of oil, spicy, not spicy, pork or beef and … Continue reading

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Kimchi Pancakes

I’ve never been a big fan of pancakes, until I discovered the Asian way of making pancakes. First Okonomiyaki, this Japanese pancake stuffed with “whatever you like”, which is normally a combination of vegetables, meat and seafood (click here for … Continue reading

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Asian Mushroom Risotto

With this great vegetarian recipe you can enjoy all those lovely mushrooms available in the shops these days. Just use whatever you can find, dried shii-take, dried porcini, oyster mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms, enoki, japanese shimeji, chestnut mushrooms or even your … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Beef Noodles (soup)

This recipe for cinnamon beef is slowfood and fastfood at the same time. It’s slowfood because it will take a few hours of stewing to tenderize the meat. But in China it’s considered to be fastfood, there are numerous noodle … Continue reading

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Spanish Potatoes

The deep and warm flavour of spanish smoked paprika can be overpowering in some dishes. This is one recipe in which I think it works beautifully. Together with the corianderseeds and saffron it really makes something special of a simple … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

As much as I loved to watch Heston Blumenthal in Search of Perfection, I didn’t really feel like trying any of his recipes. Maybe because I’m not British and I just don’t care about bangers & mash, fish & chips or chicken tikka … Continue reading

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Salmon & Soba Noodle Salad

This is a relatively easy salad to make. Although you have to marinate the noodles for 2 hours (!), the advantage is that you can prepare it in advance and quickly throw everything together the last minute. Except for the salmon. … Continue reading

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