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Showing posts from May, 2021

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

This is my version not in any way authentic. It's a very last minute attempt and I don't have the majority of the ingredients.  In this version the corn is just steamed.  Typically the corn is grilled to have that smoky flavor.  I think I captured the essence of this dish.  I hope you will give it a try. Adapted from Simply Recipe. Mexican street Corn 8 medium ears of sweet corn 1/2 cup Dahi 3% plain yogurt (Mexican crema is better) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup minced cilantro 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 2 drops lime oil ( 2 teaspoons lime zest) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup baby bell ( baby bell is a milder softer cheese ecause it's what I have, cotija cheese is originally used) Boil or grill corn until kernels are soft. Sauce: In a small bowl mix together yogurt, mayo, cilantro, garlic, ground chipotle pepper, lime oil and apple cider vinegar. Brush cooked corn with the sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Serve while it

Zucchini Curry Bread (Kare Pan)

My Take on the Japanese Curry Bread.  This curry bread's main ingredient is zucchini flavored by mild curry powder.  Bread stuffed with zucchini curry and dredged in panko bread crumbs.  So crunchy and satisfying, kind of reminded me of a savory doughnut.   Zucchini Curry Bread  For the Bread 200 g bread flour 2 ½ tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 120 mL milk (vegan sub: almond or soya milk) 1 teaspoon yeast For the filling 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic Zucchini 1 medium sized potato Carrots 2 teaspoons or more Madras curry  ( or 2 japanese curry cubes) 1 tablespoon better than boullion chicken ¼ cup water Salt and pepper to taste For dredging 1 egg ( Vegan sub: 2 tablespoons aquafaba) 1 cup Panko bread crumbs Canola oil for deep frying Preparation Prepare the bread dough.  In a large bowl mix together bread flour, sugar, and salt. Then add olive oil, milk and yeast.  Blend everything together with a fork until dough clumps together. Knead the

Recipe: Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

I got carried away last night and made waaay too much pancit (Filipino stir fried noodles)..  What to do with all these noodles?  Well, make okonomiyaki with it of course!   What's Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese pan fried dish.  It's typically made with cabbage, batter, seasonings, bean sprouts,  green onions or leeks, then brushed with okonomiyaki sauce, topped with koupie mayo and bonito flakes.  Okonomiyaki stems from the Japanese words "okonomi" meaning "to your liking" and "yaki" meaning "cooked over direct heat".  So you can put whatever you like in this dish.  You GOT TO HAVE  the okonomiyaki sauce, cabbage, and the batter. Hiroshima vs. Okinawa Okonomiyaki I'll be making the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki.  It's different from the Okinawa style okonomiyaki we get in Edmonton in that in Hiroshima okonomiyaki the ingredients are in layers and it always comes with noodles while Okinawa okonomiyaki'