Thursday, 21 August 2014

Viet Cafe , Haymarket London

The Vietnamese Restaurant was very nice and reasonable and at  2 courses for 12 pounds i would advise everyone to get down there.

The Interior

Morning Glory with Garlic and Nuoc Mam Sauce

Summer Sauce

SeaFood and Rice Noodles

Pho Bo
http://www.vietcafe.co.uk/

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Chicken Adobo

I have finally made the one dish i have never tried or eaten before , and i am glad i did the dish is so easy and tasty. 

Ingredients
Chicken Thighs for 4
4 Tbsps of Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon of minced Garlic
tablespoon of Pepper Corns
1-2 Tbsps of Vinegar
1 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
3 Bay leaves
1.5 Cups of Water
Method
Gather your Ingredients
 Marinade your Chicken with the Soy Sauce and Garlic  for a few hours
Fry the Chicken for 5 minutes while it  browns

 Then add the Marinade and the water and heat until it boils then down to simmer
 Add the Bay leafs abd Peppercorns and let it simmer for 30 minutes
 Then add the Vinegar
 Few minutes before you serve add the sugar
 The adobo with a little bit of the sauce to add moisture to the rice
 The Meal

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Keralan Prawn Curry

Kerala is a region in Southern Indian and this Curry is very simple and aromatic.

Ingredients
300 Grams of Prawns
1 tsp of Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp of Ground Turmeric
1 Large Onion Sliced
3 Tbsps Ginger Paste
3 Tbsps Garlic Paste
2-3 Red Chillis
2 Tbsps Lemon Juice
2 Tsp Ground Corriander
125 ml Water
1 tsp of Mint sauce
1 1/4 tsp of Garam Masala
5 Sprigs of Corriander Chopped

Method
Gather your Ingredients
 Marinade the Prawns for 20 Minutes with the chilli powder and Turmeric
 Fry the Onions
 When the onions start to brown add the chilli , ginger paste and garlic Paste and cook for 
a few Minutes
 Then add the Corriander , Water , Lemon Juice, Mint sauce and Garam Masala and simmer for 5 Minutes
 Then add the Prawns and cook for 5 Minutes
 Serve hot with rice and enjoy
 Close up of the curry



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Kimchi Jeon

A Great quick and easy dish  to use your home made Kimchi or store bought Kimchi.

Ingredients
1 cup of Kimchi
1/2 Onion
Handful of Chives
1 Egg
3-4 Tbsp of Flour

Method
 My Chives Plant
 Chop all ingredients to a similar length and add to a bowl
 Add all the other Ingredients and mix well

 Heat the oil on the pan and spread the mixture thinly over the plan
 Turn over when cooked and repeat
Remove Excess Oil with Kitchen Towel and Enjoy

TIP
Kimchi is salty enough so no need to add Salt
If you add Kimchi Sauce ( water from the Kimchi it will make the Jeon softer

Monday, 11 August 2014

Tofu Jeon

Tofu Jeon is a great way to have a slightly better for you Jeon.

Ingredients
1/2 Packet of Tofu
2 Spring Onions
1/2 Onion
1/2 Red Pepper
3 Garlic Cloves Minced
2 Eggs
3 Tbsp Flour

Method
Gather the Ingredients
 Crush Tofu with a Fork
 Like so
 Chop Veg
 Add Tofu , Veg , Eggs and Flour into a bowl
 Mix well and sprinkle with Salt and Pepper
 Make a small round shape like so
 Cook on Medium heat
 Turn over after 4 minutes
 Decorate with Katsu Sauce
 An integral side dish to a lovely Meal

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Korean and Spanish Food in one day

Last week i felt very hungry so my wife and I had Lunch and dinner  out. The Korean Restaurant was Myung Ga, and  the Spanish restaurant was Brindisa. Below are the pictures of these meals , i hope you enjoy. I have already  Blogged about these two restaurants and if you live in London please  try both of these restaurants.

Khanponggi - Love this Dish

Spicy stirfried Octopus , I loved this but at 20 pounds i thought the price was a little steep

Wild Mushrroms with Fried egg yolk , served with a cep Potato Cake

Monk Fish



Friday, 8 August 2014

Venetian Tapas in London ( POLPO)

This was the first time i had tried Venetian Tapas and it was very nice , the only downside was the place was very noisy due to being 2 packed but if you have a late lunch say 230pm it would be perfect.

Melon and Speck

 Veal and Porcini Meatballs
Anchovy and olives pizzette

Courgette Salad

Chilli Prawns

Fritto Misto or deep fried fish

Proscuitto , rocket and mozzarella Pizzette
http://www.polpo.co.uk/