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plum somen with lemon scented olive oil and black sesame

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Lunch / Snacks
pink noodles

Somen are very thin Japanese noodles made of wheat flour.  In the making process the dough is stretched to a max with the help of vegetable oil to achieve very thin strips. That’s the reason why you need to rinse them under cold water after cooking. Otherwise they would become sticky. The pink beauties I bought at Muji owe their colour and their slightly fruity/salty flavour to Ume, a Japanese plum.   Usually I eat somen with a dip of […]

haddock marinated with lime, ginger, honey and spring onions

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Dinner / Lunch
a marinade for fish

haddock marinated with lime, ginger, honey and spring onions 4 haddock filets or any firm white fish 1 tablespoon coconut oil a handful shiitake mushrooms 100ml cream salt and pepper a handful fresh  cilantro leaves, chopped for the marinade: 2 limes, squeezed a generous piece of raw ginger, grated 2 teaspoons honey  1 red or green chili pepper, finely chopped 3 spring onions, chopped Combine the ingredients for the marinade. Put the haddock into a […]

black rice, coconut cream and mango

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Breakfast / Sweets
black rice, coconut cream and mango

black rice, coconut cream and mango 1 cup whole grain black rice 1 tablespoon sugar ( best is palm sugar) a pinch of salt 2 cups water canned coconut milk or coconut cuisine 1 ripe mango In a saucepan combine rice, sugar, salt and water.  Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature to a minimum. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid on. Serve the rice hot or cold. Before serving add coconut cream […]

pure white soup

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Dinner / Lunch / Soups
pure white soup

Say hello to my  this summer’s dream soup. Slightly hot, sour, coconutty. Inspired by the irresistible “pure white” served at Prince in Berlin.   pure white soup serves 4 (or 2 hungry eaters) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic 2-3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon green thai curry paste 1 tablespoon thai fish sauce 400ml canned coconut milk 400ml water or chicken broth 1 lemon, juiced toppings: sliced […]

soba bowl with carrot and leek

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Dinner / Lunch
soba bowl

  soba bowl with  carrot and leek yields 3 servings 3 bundles of soba noodles 1 medium carrot, cut into fine strips 1 leek, cut into fine strips for the sauce: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 lime, juiced 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce Wash and peel the carrot, continue using the peeler until the whole carrot is finely sliced. Wash the leek, cut it in half lengthwise […]

summer, oh summer + black sesame ice cream

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Sweets
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  black sesame ice cream 250ml milk 100g sugar pinch of salt 250ml cream 2 sachets nanfang black sesame powder 6 egg yolks Warm the milk, sugar and and salt in a sauce pan.Pour the cream into a large bowl and whisk in the black sesame powder. Set a mesh strainer on top. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scape the […]

Louisa’s ramen

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Soups
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Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup, quick and easy to prepare and very versatile due to the variety of possible toppings (just raid your fridge!). Louisa’s ramen serves 2 a package of Mie noodles 1l vegetable broth 2 tablespoons fresh white Miso paste 1 drop of roasted sesame oil toppings: spring onions, finely sliced carrots, finely sliced with a peeler a few twigs of cilantro, chopped; we used blended and frozen cilantro 2 soft boiled […]

raw pad thai

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Dinner / Lunch
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Raw Pad Thai 2 baby cucumbers 1 zucchino 1 big red bell pepper 1 onion (chopped for garnish) a handful of fresh sprouts (for garnish) 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped, plus a few sprigs for garnish) 1 lime Using a mandoline or a knife slice the cucumbers, the zucchino and the bell pepper in very thin, noodle sized stripes. Mix to combine. Dressing 3 tablespoons raw almond cream 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon […]