It has been a while since I had the time to post something. I haven’t really cooked or baked anything worth posting about. Today finally, I got to bake a cake for my friends’ birthday party. I hope, she won’t read this before tomorrow..otherwise, the surprise is gone. But I think she suspects me bringing a cake (as I usually did in the past). 

This time I made a lemon-rosemary-tarte with meringue. Visually, it turned out quite well.

I hope, it tastes good as well!

o-ren-ishii part 2

With my sister coming to visit me, I was thinking about what dinner I should prepare for her. Then I came across old pictures from a lunch we had in a vietnamese restaurant:

On the plate on the upper picture is coconut-flavoured rice with fried chicken, Vietnamese pickles, bean sprout salad, hard-boiled soy egg and a peanut-curry-sauce. On the picture below is a Vietnamese rice noodle salad bowl with pork belly. Yum!

So I will be making the Vietnamese rice noodle salad for my sister!πŸ™‚

salad with steak or steak with salad

I found a meat shop near my apartment which sells all kinds of steak meat – beef from Argentinian/Irish/New Zealand etc., T-bone steaks, roastbeef, rib-eye, tenderloin – you name it. Of course, the meat they are selling is not cheap but I had to try some steak at least once.

I bought dry-aged filet steak from Ireland, seared it for 2 mins on each side in a pan and put it in the oven for a few minutes with twigs of fresh thyme and garlic. The meat was so tender and delicious. I didn’t take any pictures but ate it right away.πŸ˜„

The next day I made a salad with the left overs. Sooo goooood!

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