Beef bulgogi (불고기) & the art of velveting

Bulgogi, also known as 불고기, is a dish that’s easy to make and gives you great flavour. In Korea, bulgogi is one of the most popular dishes in the country, up to the point there are even bulgogi pizza. It actually just means grilled meat (as I have been told), and there is no real standardized recipe for…… Continue reading Beef bulgogi (불고기) & the art of velveting

Sticky Fingers Antwerp: Three times a charm?

When I’m not cooking, I love to go to restaurants to try out new things, in different cities and as much as possible. Ribs & barbecue meat, most of us tend to be seduced by a succulent rack of ribs, or a nice thumb-thick steak. Preferably with fries? Maybe… yes. And do also bring a…… Continue reading Sticky Fingers Antwerp: Three times a charm?

Thai pan seared tuna salad

Sometimes, I like fast cooking because there are other things to do or just because I don’t feel like cooking very elaborately. Of course, I still want a dish packed with taste, that’s why this pan-seared tuna salad with ginger dressing is an excellent choice when you don’t have a lot of time but still…… Continue reading Thai pan seared tuna salad

The lactose & glutenfree trip: red beetroot gnocchi

A month ago, I got diagnosed with temporary lactose and gluten intolerance. Needless to say this was a massive blow in the stomach (ha!), since I am an absolute fan of cheese, pasta and pizza for that matter, patisserie for God’s sake. And bread & butter, about which I was so lyrical months ago.  All…… Continue reading The lactose & glutenfree trip: red beetroot gnocchi

Fiori di zucca (stuffed zucchini flowers)

Eggplant or zucchini flowers. The name in English doesn’t sound very elegant, not to me, but maybe I’m biased. I prefer the Italian term fiori di zucca or fiori di zucchini, which actually give the elegant flow the flowers deserve. It’s a dish you don’t find very easily in Belgium, I find. I tasted them…… Continue reading Fiori di zucca (stuffed zucchini flowers)

Absolute horror: healthy mousse au chocolat

Healthy desserts, they are always tricky. They tend to be good up to a certain point, but they’re never the real deal. Anyone who’s ever made a healthy equivalent of a dessert will know what I’m talking about, no? You’ve all heard about the healthy cheesecake, or the two-ingredient ice cream which isn’t ice cream at…… Continue reading Absolute horror: healthy mousse au chocolat