Experiements, Recipe

Prawn ramen

Shrimp ramen

I never ever ate any real ramen but I always wanted to have some. So I did a few experiment to get something nice. I tried some pork based broth, some chicken one, but never managed to make something that make me say “Waow!”.
So I bought some precooked ramen, it was the only noodles that I could find with “Ramen” written on it, and used some of the leftover ingredients that I had.
The result was “WAAAOW!”.

Ingredients for one bowl:

  • Ramen noodles
  • 500 ml of water
  • Dashi powder
  • 10 small prawns
  • 1 small onion
  • A very little piece of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of oyster sauce
  • 4 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • Sesame oil (I used sesame oil infused with garlic and ginger)
  • Miso paste
  • Spices:
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Paprika
    • Curry

For the topping:

  • 1 soft boiled egg
  • 2-3 onion slices
  • Half of a leaf of nori seaweed
  • Wakame seaweed
  • Bonito flakes
  • Shrimps from the broth.

  1. First cut your onion: Keep 2-3 thin slices for the topping and dice the rest in 1cm pieces.
  2. Slice the ginger without removing the skin.
  3. In a pan, warm up some sesame oil and slowly cook on medium heat the onion, ginger and the shrimp. While it is cooking, begin the preparation of the broth.
  4. In a pot, pour the water and the dashi powder and put it on medium heat.
  5. Add the soy sauce, the fish sauce and oyster sauce.
  6. When the ingredients in the pan begin to have a nice smell, put them in the pot and let it simmer at medium low heat for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Sieve the broth to remove everything that is not liquid.
  8. Dissolve a tablespoon of miso in the broth.
  9. Taste and add the spices and a teaspoon of sesame oil.
  10. Cook the ramen as indicated on the packet.
  11. When cooked, rinse the ramen and dray it.
  12. Add them to the soup for 2 minutes.
  13. Serve:
    1. Put some ramen in a bowl
    2. Add some soup to slightly cover it
    3. Add all the topings



Failed: Donut holes

Missed donut

It is actually a fail-success case.

I was trying to do some donut balls by following the recipe of SORTED Food but I was doing it all by hand. But when you do so, one thing is VERY important: mix the yeast with the warm milk. This way you will get very light dough.

In my case, the yeast did react, so I still had a very dense dough.
I decided to anyway cook it and then the yeast started reacting. So I got as result those dense donut balls that were slightly breaking on different sides. It actually looked pretty cool.

Finally, when I tasted it, that was good, not as good as it I would have managed to make light donuts, but still good. It had the taste on donut but with a muffin texture (it may be called a “muff-nut”).

It actually seems to be pretty close to some Sata Andagi (Okinawan Donuts)

Next time I will not fail ! (I hope)



Idea: “Fish & Fresh” Burger

To inaugurate this section of this blog, I will present an idea of recipe. Since it is an “idea” I did not try it yet, so it will need improvements before I publish it as a real recipe.

I noticed that I never made any fish based burger, so I tried to imagine what kind of fish burger I may like.

First important part of a burger: the patty.
I would make it from saumon, some lemon zest and juice and some chili.
The ingredients should be slightly bend to do the patty. The patty is then rolled in some flour and cooked in a pan with some olive oil on medium-high heat. When the first side is golden brown, flip over the patty reduce the heat to medium pour 10 cl of water, cover it and cook until the patty is perfectly cooked. This way you should have some crispiness while the patty is still juicy.

Second part: the sauce.
The main ingredient would be sour cream or philadelphia cheese, some herbs like chives, diced cucumber and some paprika.
The cream, the herbs and the paprika should be nicely mixed and you add the small dices of cucumber at the end.

Finally, the other ingredients would be some lettuce with a drizzle of lemon juice and some pickled grated carrots.

For the building of the burger(from top to down):

  1. Top bun
  2. Pickled carrots
  3. Lettuce
  4. Sauce
  5. Patty
  6. Bottom bun

I will try to make it one of those days and provide some feedback and ideas of improvement.
If you want to try it, please give me some feedback 😉


Bacon and egg roll

Bacon sandwish

For me it is the best breakfast sandwich ever!
I present here how I made the one on the picture but the best way of doing it is on a barbecue with hotdog bread.

Ingredients for a sandwich:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 2 eggs
  • Cheese (I generally use Edam or Gruyere)
  • Ketchup
  • Pepper

  1. Toast your bread slices.
  2. In a pan cook the bacon slices.
  3. Put the bacon on one of the bread slices.
  4. In the same pan, use the bacon fat to fry the eggs. I generally like to cook them on both side while keeping the yolk still soft. You can also do scrambled eggs.
  5. Add some cheese on top of the bacon.
  6. Add some ketchup and pepper, the eggs and top it with the second slice of bread.

Bon appétit!