Beef broth with Japanese Noodles and hot crisp chili oil

A soup is not only good for warming up on cold winter days. Clear beef, vegetable or poultry bouillons bring a lot of vitamins and minerals with them. Just the right thing if you've got a bad stomach or are fighting a cold. Not to underestimate the amount of liquid. In other words, a meal that makes sense especially in hot countries. It is practically an electrolyte solution free of charge. Finally, I would like to mention that it is an extremely cheap meal.

Food poisoning/Diarrhea – and yes, we need to talk about that

Food poisoning is contagious! There's no way to say beyond a shadow of a doubt: "This can't happen to me" Not even if you cook everything yourself and only buy organic food. You are also dependent on the personal hygiene of all employees who handle your food. And not only that. Especially in warm countries, maintaining the cold chain is not always taken so seriously. And there are several other possibilities…

“Immediately soft”- Lebkuchen (gingerbread)

In the Middle Ages, gingerbread was only available in pharmacies and monasteries. Honey was the only sweet available and with medicinal herb juices baked, the gingerbread was considered a speciality, which one did not eat frequently. The typical spices came a little later, when e.g. cinnamon and pimento came over from the Orient.

Jiaozi (Dumplings)

It's not a big deal to make. Jiaozi are popular in Japan as Gyoza and in Korea as Mandu. It’s similar to Maultaschen in Germany, Piroggen in Eastern Europe and Pelmeni from Russia.

Tasty spreads

Today you get three recipes for fabulous spreads and one for marinated Feta cheese. You need a little more money for 200g cream cheese (Philadelphia) and 200g feta, but at the end you get a large amount that will be enough for three to four days for dinner. Add some freshly baked bread, cucumber and tomatoes - delicious!

Bavarian pretzels and/or rolls

Pretzels can easily be made by yourself with this recipe: Ingredients: 500g flour, 1 packet dry yeast, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/4 litre warm water 3-4 litres of water and 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda When you have, coarse salt to sprinkle on the pretzels Mix 100g flour with yeast, sugar, add 100... Continue Reading →

Spelt and seed bread with sourdough

Ingredients: 300g Spelt flour 200g Wheat flour 50g Wholemeal oat flakes 50g Sunflower seeds 50g Pumpkin seeds 50g Sesame seeds 2 Spoons flax seed 2 Teaspoons salt 500g fresh sourdough (or 200 g fast sourdough and 300 ml warm Water) Warm water Preparation: Grease a box mould or line it with baking paper. Now you... Continue Reading →

How to make sourdough

You can also prepare a very fast sourdough simply with 1 cube of fresh yeast or a packet of dry yeast, 200 g rye flour, 200 ml warm water, leave at room temperature for 24 hours (only cover with a kitchen towel).

Curry chicken

In Singapore you can eat expensive food, but you can also cook cheap. Besides Nasi Goreng (fried rice) I have another great idea here. Nearly that cheap.

Gong Bao Ji Ding

Ingredients: 600 g chicken fillet 4 cloves of garlic 5 cm ginger 8 spring onions 4 tablespoons peanut oil 1 handful of dried chilli peppers 2 teaspoons Sichuan pepper blossoms 1,5 cups roasted peanuts (unsalted) Marinade: ½ Teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine 4 teaspoons starch 2 tablespoons water Sauce: 6... Continue Reading →


Ingredients: 750 g flour Approx. 400 g warm water 1 packet dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar Thick sweet condensed milk Preparation: In a small bowl, mix yeast and sugar with 4 tablespoons of warm water and let rest for 15 minutes. Knead the flour, the rest of the water and the yeast mixture into a... Continue Reading →


These dumplings are popular throughout China and far beyond.  The Baozi are steamed and available in two sizes (5 cm = Xiǎobāo and 8 cm = Dàbāo ). The dough is a yeast dough. The filling can be the same as Jiǎozi, but there are also a lot other variations. Ingredients dough:750 g flourapprox. 400... Continue Reading →

Chicken Rice

Ingredients: Fresh chicken (organic) Salt, pepper Ginger 1 Chili Spring onions Rice Garlic Ginger Some salt Serve with chilli and/or ginger-garlic sauce. Preparation: Rub the fresh chicken neatly with salt. Then fill with coarsely chopped ginger and spring onions. Bring to the boil in cold water with a little chilli. If necessary, skim off the... Continue Reading →

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