• Noodles & Recipes

    Rice noodles with beef & veggies

    Today I bring you a new recipe: rice noodles with beef and veggies! The rice noodles have rice flour as main ingredient, they provide an excellent nutritional content and also a wonderful texture and presentation. Made of fine flour of rice and water, these noodles are free gluten free, which make them ideal for celiacs who are addicted to noodles! We can differentiate them by their size in millimeters. For example, the finest ones are very common for salads. This recipe is not only very easy to prepare, it is also incredibly versatile! You can change it using other ingredients you prefer, and if you are vegetarian, this recipe is…

  • Restaurants

    Hinata, new ramen restaurant in the heart of Jordaan

    Ah, Ramen … I never get tired of this delicious dish. I’m always looking for a new ramen restaurant in Amsterdam. Three months ago, Hinata opened this cozy place in the heart of Jordaan neighborhood, which it’s incredibly good for me, because I live only 5 minutes away! On Sundays of rain and cold I will no longer have to walk or take the bike … I can simply fall out of bed and eat my favorite food! Hinata means “where the sun shines” in Japanese. I believe Hinata Ramen is doing quite well for a newbie. Everytime i pass by the restaurant is full, which is a good thing. The broth…

  • Restaurants

    Little Saigon – My favorite vietnamese in town

    Last Saturday I decided to go to this cozy vietnamese restaurant in the China town of Amsterdam with a friend. I already knew Little Saigon because it’s where I always order Pho to take away. They always bring me huge bowls of soup and noodles with a lot of fresh garnish vegetable. I ordered more than 100 times to take away, but believe it or not, never been to the restaurant before, so it was about time, right? Fresh, healthy and tasty, this vietnamese dish is conquering Amsterdam little by little.  Phở Bò Kho was amazing, very authentic broth and really good beef. Everything was served hot and timely, in…

  • Noodles & Recipes

    15 Min Beef Noodle Soup

    Taking advantage of the fact that we are in the week of quick recipes, today I bring you a classic: Beef Noodle Soup. It will not take you more than 15 minutes, and it’s a very rewarding dinner in those days when you’re tired. PLUS, i think it´s a great option for this weather. 2 days ago i was enjoying the amazing good weather here in Amsterdam and getting  a sunburn, and today it´s just cloudy and rainy. I didn´t feel like cooking, so i thought this was the best option to get warm again! Ingredients (2 servings) 200 gr Ramen noodles 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 garlic clove 400…

  • Restaurants

    Ramen Shifu

    It´s been two years already since I left Madrid and it surprises me how much the popularity of ramen has grown in this time. The locals can choose from dozens of restaurants where you can have an incredible meal for a very affordable price. On my last visit to Madrid, I decided to give a try to Ramen Shifu, which I had heard so much about and red very good reviews on the internet. I was eating at the restaurant located in Zurbano street (you can find another two restaurants in Ayala and Calle de Toledo), tiny but incredibly cozy, where ramen addicts can find a menu fully specialized in…