Kecap Manis

> < > > Kecap manis  (ketjap manis), pronounced KEH-chup MAH-nees is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a molasses consistency and a dark brown color. Sometimes flavored with garlic, star anise, chili, five spice powder, etc, the sauce is more syrupy than commonplace soy sauce. Sold in most Asian markets, kecap manis can be used […]

Stir Fried Chicken And Vegetables

Does stir fried chicken ever get old? Not in my book, for sure 🙂 Its beauty lays in large part in its versatility. Not only can it be served with or without sauce, but there is no limit to the number of variations with which you can prepare the sauce. If you choose to prep […]

Curried Pasta With Shrimp, Mushrooms, Veggies And Egg

> > This  dish is one of my  “go to”  dishes when contemplating endlessly without resolve in my mind what I will cook for the next meal. Although I am a sucker for real curry, pasta sautéed in curry powder and “stuff” is something I can eat happily any time of the day, as often as twice a […]

Pearl Burgers

. > > < Pearl  Balls Burgers : > DON’T  PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD ! When we were kids, most of us had to be told not to play with our food in order to install respect and gratitude towards our daily nourishment, which in my case, immediately after WWII in Germany, was not nearly as […]

Lazy Udon

> > Throughout all the years I have spent in the food-industry, I came across many folks who proclaimed their jealousy about the fact that I, as a chef, eat better than anybody else they know. Reading private food blogs, one would assume that this might be the case not only for chefs, but also for food […]