Garlic Butter Noodles

Asian garlic butter noodles

Last year I was invited by my friend to eat at The District by Hannah An – an exclusive Vietnamese dining room on West 3rd street. It is one of his favorite places he goes to when he’s in town. Thanks to him this gem is now also on my list of top LA restaurants. All…

Delicious butternut squash rice

Delicious is the word I would look for in a recipe. I also see pumpkins everywhere, butternut squash to be exact. Before I share my butternut squash rice recipe with you, let’s look at what the difference is between a pumpkin and squash. I looked it up and I learned that butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata),…

Butternut Squash

Asian Butternut Squash Salad

On the menu this season is butternut squash. Thinking of something light, I was inspired to make a salad with autumn colors and an Asian twist. And for your Trader Joe’s fans out there, all ingredients are available there. The butternut squash is available whole or already precut in cubes – follow the instructions for…

Pandan Coconut Meringue

When in Holland I have my favorite foods. High on the list of my favorite pastry is ‘hazelnoot schuimgebak’. In English; hazelnut meringue pastry. Inspired by this delicious treat I now present to you the new Pandan Coconut Meringue. A sandwich of two crisp meringue cake layers with a filling of pandan pastry creme and sprinkled with…

Gudeg from Yogya – green jackfruit stew

Gudeg is a traditional Javanese dish made with unripe jack fruit and is from my fathers birthplace Yogyakarta or Yogya – old spelling Djokja, other spelling Jogja. Yogya is also known as “Kota Gudeg” – city of gudeg.  This dish is served with steamed rice, called ‘nasi gudeg’. You can serve this dish vegetarian style…

Stroopwafel Ice cream – Dutch Treat in America

There is a new hype starting in the US; the Stroopwafel McFlurry is offered ‘from Holland with Love’, as part of McDonald’s Internations menu. The Stroopwafel McFlurry is a sweet, creamy treat from the Netherlands, blends vanilla soft serve with a rich caramel swirl and Daelman’s Stroopwafel crispy caramel waffle cookie pieces.  The Stroopwafel went…

Hutspot Patties for every occasion

Hutspot is a traditional Dutch one-pot meal made with mashed potatoes, carrots and onions. Some say the word comes from the French word hochepot or the English word hotchpotch. This classic dish is often eaten as a main meal throughout the fall and winter seasons. Hutspot is also a traditional meal served during 3 October…