Coconut Chicken Glass Noodles

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I know those windy and freezing cold days of winter are so far away and summer is around the corner, we’re now more into salad or ice cream rather than a hot bowl of soup, but for some reasons I couldn’t stop myself writing this post and sharing with all of you this beautiful and delicious recipe: Coconut Chicken Glass Noodles. Read More

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Coconut Chicken Curry with Pineapple

Coconut chicken curry with pineapple 1After making this dish, I realized one thing: I’m truly terrible at eating spicy food 😦 For the beginning of the story, last week, we just bought a new pack of curry powder and at first, I was extremely happy because it looks exactly like the one I used to use at home (in Vietnam, of course). But then comes the problem, we made Japanese Beef Curry that day, and when I tasted it, geez, the curry tastes like a super hot red chili! I spent the whole meal drinking water non-stop and trying to reduce the hotness of the dish, while my friends were really enjoying their meal and told me that it’s not spicy at all. Yeah, wish I could be that good in eating spicy food.

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Tom Yum Goong

Tom yum goong 1If you love Thai food, maybe you already know about this dish, Tom Yum Goong, and how it tastes like. But in case you don’t know about it, thanks to Wikipedia (yay!), now it’s able for me, who is truly and honestly terrible at explaining things, to tell you what it is. According to Wikipedia, Tom Yum is a spicy clear soup typical in Laos and Thailand and is widely served in neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and has been popularized around the world. It’s characterized by its distinct hot and sour flavors, with fragnant herbs used in the broth (lemongrass, ginger…). And finally (that’s the most important part ^^), Tom Yum Goong, or Tom Yam Kung is the most popular version of Tom Yum, is made with prawns as the main ingredient.

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Chicken Stew with Beer

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I know, I know, stew again! And beer again! Since the last time I used beer in my Beef Carbonnade, I still have 3 bottles left in my fridge. And thanks to the fact that I can’t drink beer because I find it too bitter, another stew using beer is here! This Chicken Stew with beer is really simple to do, just like the basic stews that you all know how to do, but with a little switch, I hope it will be more attractive, bring more appetite to the usual meals. And don’t be worried, you won’t get drunk or something like that after enjoying this dish, so feel free to make it for lunch, for weeknight dinner or anytime you want, okay? ^^ Read More

Old time Beef Stew with Vegetables

Old time beef stew 1I’m pretty sure that every cook or every person who loves cooking like me always has a favorite recipe for the Old time Beef Stew with Vegetables. Some changes, substitutions, transformations…, maybe our recipes are a little bit different, but in common, we all love this beautiful and flavorful beef stew. Who doesn’t love a windy winter day, sitting around the table, having dinner with family and enjoying a full bowl of hot beef stew with bread or a bed of rice?

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Curried Chicken Legs with Peas

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It’s been quite a long time since the last time I used chicken legs in my recipes. As I said before, we usually go to the supermarket once a week to buy all the vegetables, meat and other stuff (well, that changed in the vacation, when we had more free time and I wanted to realize a bunch of recipes that I saved for a while but didn’t have chance to do), that’s part of the reason why we choose chicken breasts all the time. They’re easy to use, you can slice and stir-fry them with bell peppers (you can click here for the recipe), or make a pot of chicken curry…, besides they’re simple to cut, slice or whatever you want to do, dealing with bones sometimes can drive you crazy (or it drives me crazy :)) ). And if you’re curious about this, then no, eating chicken breasts because of their healthiness is definitely not the reason, I always love chicken legs, thighs and wings haha Read More

Lazy and Modified Beef Carbonnade

Beef carbonnade 1As the title says (you can see…well…up here ^^), this dish is a lazy and modified version of Beef Carbonnade. Why am I saying that? You will see in the recipe that I uploaded in this post, I made some changes, substitutions, transformations and yeah, maybe that’s too much for the modification of a dish, but it still tastes really great. No, it’s the BEST SLOW-COOKED DISH WITH BEEF I’VE EVER MADE!!! (I waited all day to scream that xD). Maybe in the future, you will see that phrase again in one of my posts, but until now, I know that I’m definitely in love with this one, fyi, my housemates agreed with me on this point yay Read More

Potato Soup with Shrimp

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The weather in Lyon is a little bit strange these days. Even though it’s already January and it’s supposed to be super cold right now, we still have warm and sunny days. Well, it’s not that bad, but I kinda want the chilly atmosphere of winter and do the “winter things” like making a huge pot of soup, or sitting next to the window, watching the snow falling and enjoying a big cup of tea with cookies and chocolate.  Read More