- Jerk chicken – Chicken grilled with various spices. We used an oven as we did not really have a grill. It reminded me a lot of the roasted chicken we have in the Philippines. 9/10. Recipe here
- Beef patty – In my country, we have a street food cart selling jamaican patties. Not a big fan of empanadas (and other similar meat pies) in general. The version we made is not really the best looking but it was okay. 7/10. Recipe here
- Sweet potato pudding – Quite surprised by how sweet and delicious this was. 9/10. Recipe here
We cooked the following dishes from Thailand. We were already familiar with most of them as Thai food is quite ubiquitous everywhere. The only question though was how authentic were the versions we have tried.
- Pad Thai – noodles with chicken in our case as I’m allergic to shrimps. Not very authentic as we included cilantro. 8/10. Recipe here.
- Gaeng keow waa – green chicken curry. Really nice but I think we didn’t make the authentic version using the cilantro leaves and not the stem. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Khao Tom Mat – sticky rice with banana filling. Very similar in taste to the Filipino food biko. 8/10. Recipe here.
We cooked the following dishes:
- Beef Wellington – We made the individual version instead of using a huge slab of meat. It was wonderful. One of the best I’ve made so far. 10/10. Recipe here.
- Roasted potatoes – Just something to accompany the beef.
- Eton Mess – Strawberries with merengue and cream. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Crumble – We filled ours with apple and blackberries. 8/10. Recipe here.
There is a polish restaurant near where we live and we always come there for their pierogis. Was quite excited to try cooking their food ourselves:
- Rosol – chicken soup. Nothing different about this, just good chicken soup. 6/10. Recipe here.
- Pierogi Ruskie – Polish dumplings with potato and cheese filling. It is great! 8/10. Recipe here.
- Sweet cheese Pierogi – smilar to the previous one but this one has sugar and cheese inside with some marmelade topping. 10/10. Recipe here
- Kremowka – also called papal cream cake as it was the favorite of Pope John Paul II. Too bad ours collapsed on itself but it tasted great. 9/10. Recipe here.
We cooked a lot already some well-known Arabic dishes. This time, we cooked again some of our favorites. And, we were excited to try making the national dish of Jordan, mansaf.
- Fattoush – Arabic salad. 7/10. Recipe here.
- Mansaf – Rice with lamb and yogurt. Traditionally made with jameed, but we didn’t have access to this so we just used sheep milk yogurt. 8/10. Recipe here.
- Moutabal – eggplant blend. We cooked this already before so it’s just something we had to do again.9/10. Recipe here.
- Knafeh – cheese pastry. We also already cooked this in the past. Recipe here.
One of my closest friends is from Austria so was really looking forward to cooking food form there. We cooked the following dishes:
- Schnitzel – fillet traditionally made with veal. But, this time, we made it with chicken so not very authentic. We also forgot to make a side like potato salad. 7/10. Recipe here.
- Kaiserschmarrn – shredded pancake. Don’t need much explanation. It’s great. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Apfelstrudel – apple pastry. It’s one of the better desserts I’ve made so far. 10/10. Recipe here.
We cooked the following dishes:
It’s been a while since I last posted but we have been cooking a lot since then. Let’s start with Djibouti:
- Samosas – very similar to the South Asian one but this one comes with a sauce. 7/10. Recipe here
- Skoudehkaris – lamb rice dish. I always love rice dishes and this one was great. 9/10. Recipe here
- Banana Fritters – seems like banana fritters are very common in this region of the world. 7/10. Recipe here