Category Archives: Food spotlight

Amazing Oriental haul

Lazy Bear I and went to the biggest Amazing Oriental and bought a lot of delicious Asian food. Here is my Amazing Oriental haul.

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Biang Biang Mian

I have a new cooking goal: making chewy and broad biang biang noodles, just like the ones in China. I filmed the pulling process of the noodles and I know what not to do the next time.

Spreading the ramen love

These last two years ramen has infiltrated the restaurant scene in the Netherlands. When I made Saitou’s movie, my goal was to inspire people to eat and make more ramen. Today I am lucky enough to join the ramen-love-spreading by designing an Amsterdam Ramen Map for bySam.nl. Susam Pang is organizing the first Ramen Festival […]
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3 cup dish – 三杯鸡

I learned about a delicious dish here in Taipei: sanbei or three cup ‘something’. This dish is made using three cups of taste makers: 1 cup sesame oil, 1 cup soy sauce and 1 cup of cooking wine. Further the dish has old ginger with skin, Thai basil, garlic and hot peppers. You can add […]
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Spanish sandwiches

In 2012 I went on a trip to Barcelona in Spain with friends. Little did I know that 6 years later, I could use the food photos for my blog. Look at all these delicious sandwiches! These sandwiches are from the restaurant Can PePe. But I believe the name has changed to Can Tonada.  The […]
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China food souvenirs: dried fruit

Mom is back in town! She has brought back sweets from China: dried persimmon, dried longan, dried grapes (aka raisins) and dried figs. Dried fruit is an excellent souvenir from China. Easy to take home, not that expensive and delicious. And if the home front doesn’t like it; more for you! Persimmon (Kaki in Dutch) […]
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How to make pulled noodles 拉面(lamian)

When dad was in town, he made thick flat pulled noodles. I filmed the process and here is the video:  It’s not a complete recipe, because I don’t know the flour and water measurements. For the people who are good in ‘winging it’. Here are my steps of how I would make it: Pulled […]
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Asian food to NL (part 2)

I am missing Asian food. So here are some food items I am craving and wishing to come to the Netherlands. Let’s go!                   Read part 1 here. Jianbing breakfast Let’s start the day with streetfood breakfast from China. Jianbing are thin crepes with egg, crispy dough, scallions […]
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Asian food, please come to the Netherlands

These days I was thinking about all the noodle shops that have popped up the last year. And I am really happy that it’s now so easy to get a good bowl of noodles in the Netherlands (NL). But then I thought: “I want more good Asian food coming to the Netherlands!” It’s never enough, […]
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Recipe: Xinjiang lamb skewers – 羊肉串

Hi Food lovers, I have written a BBQ lamb skewer recipe before and today I am sharing the video version with you. My father will show you how to make it. For all the measurements and steps, check out the written recipe. Story time! My father has created this recipe and he has fine tuned […]
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