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  • China,  Meat and Poultry,  Pasta,  Recipes

    Old Beijing fried noodles

    emointhekitchen Zhajiangmian originated in Shandong, China and is a popular dish that has evolved into distinct versions across many cuisines both within and beyond China. The most well-known variation is arguably Beijing zhajiangmian (北京炸醬麵), which is recognized as one of the Ten Great Noodles of China (中國十大麵條). The name “zhajiangmian” translates to “fried sauce noodles” in English and is often referred to simply as “Beijing noodles.” Umami (MSG) In addition to the unique taste of the dish, there is an interesting ingredient that has been used to enhance flavours for over a century. This ingredient, monosodium glutamate (MSG), was discovered in 1909 and is known for providing the ‘umami‘ (うま味)…

  • Greece,  Meat and Poultry,  Pasta,  Recipes

    Greek Pastitsio

    emointhekitchen Pastitsio, also known as Greek Lasagna, is a delicious dish that is sure to satisfy anyone’s pasta craving. This delectable creation consists of layers of perfectly cooked penne pasta combined with a meat sauce. The meat sauce bursting with spicy flavours gives the dish an excellent touch and creates a harmonious connection between the pasta and the sauce. But what sets Pastitsio apart is the addition of a creamy custard topping. It’s a little rich but worth it. We need: 0.5 kg macaroni 4 tablespoons butter (ghee) 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg salt and pepper 3 eggs Meat Sauce 1 large onion 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons…

  • India,  Pasta,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Rajasthani Kadhi & Burmese Kadhi noodles

    emointhekitchen Fusion cuisine, known for blending culinary traditions from different cultures, has become increasingly popular globally. One fascinating example of fusion cuisine is the combination of traditional Rajasthani Kadhi and the creamy goodness of Burmese Kadhi noodles (Khow suey). This tantalizing dish brings together the bold and vibrant flavours of Rajasthani cuisine with the rich and creamy texture of Burmese culinary traditions. Rajasthani Kadhi, a yoghurt-based curry, is typically spiced with a unique blend of aromatic spices that gives it a distinctive taste. On the other hand, Burmese Kadhi noodles are known for their deliciously creamy broth and thin rice noodles. By combining these two dishes, a delightful fusion is…

  • Curry,  Recipes,  Thai,  Vegetarian

    Green Curry Paste

    emointhekitchen Who doesn’t love a good Thai green curry paste? And the best part is that you can easily make your own at home! Making your own Thai green curry paste is not only fun, but it allows you to customize the flavours to your liking. Want it a bit spicier? Add an extra chilli. Do you prefer a stronger ginger taste? Increase the amount of ginger in the recipe. The possibilities are endless! Once your Thai green curry paste is ready, you can use it to make a variety of dishes. The possibilities are endless, from traditional green curries with chicken or shrimp to vegetarian options with tofu and…

  • Armenia,  Meat and Poultry,  Recipes,  Winter

    Armenian Pelmeni

    emointhekitchen Dumplings are a beloved food that transcends borders and cultures. Many nations have their variation of this dish, prepared on the same principle as dumplings. There is a debate about the origins of dumplings, whether they came from the Urals or Siberia. Regardless of their origin, one thing is certain – dumplings hold a special place in the culinary traditions of various countries. In Russia, people consider pelmeni as “the heart of Russian cuisine,” and it is a popular choice for dumpling lovers. China has its version called jiaozi or wonton, while Nepal and Tibet offer momo as their variant of dumplings. In Turkey, and Kazakhstan it is manti,…

  • China,  Recipes,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Golden Steamed Buns (Jin Yuanbao Baozi – 金元宝馒头)

    emointhekitchen I had a constant headache all day accompanied by a persistent fever. I tried to ease the pain with some home remedies like putting a cold compress on my forehead and drinking herbal tea. However, despite my best efforts, the discomfort seems to be subsiding. Feeling drained and exhausted, I decided to call it a day and go to bed early, hoping a good night’s rest would help me recover. Coincidentally, tomorrow marks the vibrant and joyous occasion of the Chinese New Year. Are you almost ready for New Year’s Eve dinner? Today I’m going to share a golden steamed bun, also known as Jin Yuanbao Baozi, which is…

  • Curry,  Recipes,  Thai,  Vegetarian

    Thai Green Curry

    emointhekitchen So what exactly is Thai Green Curry? Well, it’s a spicy, aromatic curry made from a paste packed with fresh herbs like coriander, green chillies, lemongrass, and other tasty ingredients. The components of Thai Green Curry do not have a fixed recipe. The curry is not necessarily sweeter than other Thai curries, but although the spiciness varies, it tends to be more spicy than the milder red curry. Green curry developed during the reign of King Rama VI.or Rama VII., 1908-1926. And don’t even get me started on how versatile this dish is. You can customize it to your liking. The options are endless and each variation will leave…

  • China,  Congee,  Other Stuff,  Recipes,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics,  Winter

    Laba Festival

    emointhekitchen People have been celebrating the Laba Festival, also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Festival, for centuries in China. It falls on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar, which usually falls in January or February of the Gregorian calendar. Besides eating Laba congee, the Laba Festival also involves various religious and cultural activities. Many visit temples and pagodas to pray for a bountiful harvest, good health, and prosperity. Some temples even hold special ceremonies and performances to commemorate the festival. People observe some traditional customs and traditions throughout the festival. People may decorate their homes with red lanterns and paper cut-outs to ward off…

  • Armenia,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Ecler dessert

    emointhekitchen This French dessert has long been “naturalized” in Armenia and is a frequent participant in any celebration—sweetened sugar balls, known as choux, filled with cream. Ecler (Eclair) is one of the best gifts of French cuisine for those with a sweet tooth. The author of the eclair is the famous French chef Marie Antoine Carem. Translated from French, éclair means lightning. And that’s why we eat these delicious desserts at lightning speed. If you find yourself in Armenia, be sure to try the Ecler dessert for a taste of French-inspired pastry with an Armenian twist. Whether you enjoy it as a midday snack or a dessert after a delicious…

  • Recipes,  Soups,  Vegetarian,  Winter

    Quinoa soup

    emointhekitchen Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa; Merlík čilský) is a versatile grain that can be a great addition to your soup recipes, providing a healthy and filling alternative to traditional grains like rice or pasta. In this recipe, I’ll show how to make a delicious quinoa soup with potatoes that are packed with nutrients and flavour. You will need: 1 cup quinoa carrots tofu one large potatoes one large onion 3 garlic salt and pepper vegetable broth Baby spinach Procedure: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the diced onion and garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant. Then, add the diced carrot and…