- Suugo Suqaar – somali pasta. It’s like pasta but with extra spices. 7/10. Recipe here.
- Kashata – coconut candy. It was too sweet. 5/10. Recipe here.
- Kiluvõileivad- sprat fish on bread. Nothing too special here but I love fish. 7/10. Recipe here.
- Küpsisetort – cookie cake using sour cream. Really great but we had to use jam since we couldn’t find strawberries. 9/10. Recipe here.
I lived before in Lisbon so I was super excited when we had to cook Portuguese food. I had great times there.
- Bacalhau com natas – Cod baked with potato and cream. I still remember my professor, Teresa, preparing this for our team before, so this brings back memories. 9/10.
- Arroz de pato – rice with duck and chorizo. 9/10.
- Pastel de nata – pastry with cream. Probably one of my most favorite pastries ever. It is just so addictive especially the one from Pasteis de Belem. Our version is not as good considering we just used puff pastry. I would rate the typical version you can find in Portugal 10.5/10, our version is around 6/10.
- Buuz – meat dumplings. Nothing too special here. 6/10. Recipe here.
- Budaatai Khuurga – beef fried rice. Just learned that the Mongolian rice bowl that’s quite famous in Asia is not Mongolian but Taiwanese. This more authentic version we cooked was also quite good. 8/10. Recipe here.
- Quesadilla – no need to explain this one! We made the 10 minute version and it turned out great. 9/10. Recipe here
- Enchilada – meat wrapped in corn tortilla with red sauce. 8/10. Recipe here.
- Fried ice cream – Not really fried but just smartly covered with cornflakes. We used vanilla ice cream and topped it with dule de leche. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Peka – a meat stew slowly cooked over fire. We made it with chicken instead of lamb. 6/10. Recipe here.
- Strukli – dough filled with cottage cheese. I still remember this from my trip from Zagreb many years ago. We topped it with blueberry jam. 10/10. Recipe here.
- Mohinga – fish noodles. Reminded me of Filipino palabok. 7/10
- Shwegyi Sanwei Makin – semolina cake. 7/10
We cooked food from Oman two weeks ago.
- Majboos – rice with chicken. Similar to all the Arabic rice dished we made before. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Halwa Al Jazar – sweetened carrot with milk. Reminded me of carrot cake. Recipe here.
- Imqarrun il-Forn – baked macaroni. Nothing too different from what we’re used to. Just cooked this instead of the rabbit stew coz I and Miriam are not really fund of rabbit. 7/10. Recipe here
- Puddina – bread pudding. It’s bread in milk with a lot of dried fruits. Not the best looking thing we’ve made. 6/10. Recipe here.
- Cepelinai – Potato meat dumplings with gravy. This was a bit hard to make as we didn’t grate the potatoes small enough. I liked it with the sauce. 9/10. Recipe here.
- Varškės pyragas – Curd cheese pie in this case with raspberry and coconuts. We undercooked it but it tasted great! 9/10. Recipe here