Genki

Genki desu ka?元気ですか?Or Genki for short is the closest thing to “How are you?” in English.  But in Japanese it literally means, “Are you fine/healthy?” One of the newest  addition to Oslo’s restaurant scene is Genki (元気). A japanese restaurant located at Vika terasse not far from the main street of Oslo Karl Johans gate and…

Soft and fluffy Hokkaido milk bread

Holy Moly, if I had just known about Tangzhong earlier, I would have used this method when baking sweet buns a long time ago, worst of all I lived in Asia during the 1990s when this japanese technique got popularized through the book The 65° Bread Doctor. Using this method allows bread to stay fresh longer without needing…

Korean beef patty

Tteok galbi a tasty and delicious korean beef patty made from minced beef ribs and marinated  in a sweet, salty, and savory sauce before it is grilled. Tteok balbi is usually made with beef ribs, som chop and mince the meat on the bone. You can also cut the meat off the bone before mincing, then marinate…

Lechon kawali, Pan fried pork belly on a bun

Pan-fried pork or lechon kawali as we Filipinos call it, is also a favorite among the inhabitants of the pearl of the orient. Lechon kawali or Pan-roasted pork to some is different from Lechon, the well-known national dish of the Philippines. The difference between the two is that lechon is cooked in a pit filled with…

Hot and spicy chili pepper soup, Tteokbokki inspired

Are you feeling the chill, like we do in Norway right now? Why not try this hot and spicy Korean chili soup. It is perfect for this type of weather, chilly and humid. I first encountered this soup when I lived in Pusan, South Korea but did not learn to make it untill I was…

Tinolang tahong na may malunggay, Filipino mussel soup with moringa

Mmmm, my mouth is watering from just smelling this dish may friend said after taking a big whiff of her bowl with Tinolang tahong, I haven’t eaten mussels or moringa for ages.  OMG and a big sigh followed after her first spoonful. This ginger broth dish  is a simple Filipino dish traditionally made with chicken, wedges of…

Vegan adobo with jackfruit

  Adobo is a popular filipino dish and most often made with chicken, you can use any type of meat for this dish. Filipino adobo is different than latino dishes with the same name, the difference is that the Filipino dish you boiled the meat in vinegar or in this case the fruits and vegetables.

Coconut and ube ice cream sandwiches

One of my dads favorite deserts was Ube halaya, purple yam boiled, grated and mashed and cooked in condensed or coconut milk with butter until a thick paste. I haven’t been able to find any purple yams in my vicinity, but I found ube ice cream:) I thought I could make ice cream sandwiches, but…

Scruptious sushi sliders

Instagram is a cornucopia of inspiration and a little while a ago I saw a picture of a sushi burger that looked so delicious and delicate and I thought that it would give it a try. I have used my usual sushi rice recipe and( see further down) and soon found out that small mouth full…

Chicken Karrage, fried marinated chicken nuggets

Yummy juicy and tasty chicken nuggets marinated before they are coated and then fried. Karaage is a Japanese cooking technique were you marinate smaller pieces of meat, by massaging the marinade into the meat, and then lightly coat them with  seasoned wheat flour or potato starch mix before frying in a light oil. 500  g boneless chicken meat, diced Marinade 0,5 dl salt…

Melon pan, Japanese cookie crusted buns

Melon pan a sweet bun popular in Japan and they resembles a bun (Roti bun) I got to know when I lived in South Korea. The difference is that the topping on the Japanese bun is a short crust pastry and on the Korean bun topping is a cake batter. Contrary to the name there is no…

Hot spcy vinegar, Suka na maanghang

Chicharron is a snack that is popular in every country with spanish heritage and probably has hundreds of regional variations. In the Philippines though a must have condiment with chicharron, is hot and spicy vinegar. As a kid on vacation in the Philippines chicharron is one of the snacks I always bought. I can remember…