By now, you should have guess that we are not very adventurous when it comes to food. Being here close to a month, we have yet to try out any French cuisine except for bread and pastry! It is expensive to eat out in Paris and my biggest concern is to end up paying for something that doesn’t go well with our taste buds. Many times, we would ‘chicken out’ from our plan to eat out and end up coming home for home cooked food.
Sometimes I think Daddy is a natural cook. He always joked that I am a survival cook, who cooks because someone needs to eat and not because I truly enjoy cooking. Daddy is able to whip out something different without a recipe and most of the time it pass our stringent taste bud test, it can be rather impressive. He calls it ‘cook by feel’. He has the ability to somehow mix the spices in his head and VOILA! a yummy delicious meal was served. Maybe it is by sheer luck or maybe it is perfect ‘argaration’ (hokkein for ‘estimation’) that only comes with a lot of practice and experience. Maybe he was an ingenious cook in his previous life, currently trapped in a ‘flying machine operator’ body! HA!
Last Sunday, Daddy cooked us a ’5 EURO western dinner’. We literally licked out plates clean! Maybe this was Daddy’s ploy. We have just lost another reason to eat out!
Marinate beef with salt, minced garlic, pepper, basil, red wine vinegar and a bit of soya sauce
Pan seared at high heat to lock in the flavour
Transfer beef to oven
Grill at 180 deg celsius for about 5 to 10 minutes depending how well you want your beef to be cooked Roasted Garlic
Drizzle olive oil over garlic
Wrap garlic in aluminium foil
Bake at 180 deg celsius for about 45 minutes
Mushroom side dish