Several months ago, we had a Japanese lunch at Takako's apartment and now it was our turn to show them out to make American or Mexican cuisine. We settled on Mexican because it's more interesting than American cuisine, plus Stephanie is vegetarian, which defeats the purpose on making some of the most traditional American options. Stephanie and I demonstrated how to make 3 different kinds of Mexican dishes: Guacamole, Tasty Racy Quesadillas and Chicken Enchiladas. I had printed off the recipes for each person with detailed directions on how to make each item. We had the ladies help prepare the dishes so they would know how to make them on their own. Everything turned out delicious and I've heard that one of the girls, Naoko, actually made the guacamole and quesadillas for some friends of hers and her husband's recently.
We will be going to Takako's apartment again to learn how to make some more Japanese dishes in the next few months. The first time we made shrimp tempura which tasted fantastic; however, I was never brave enough to try and make it on my own! Stephanie, Maria and I have also made salmon sushi rolls in the past which have turned out pretty good. We all enjoy experimenting on making new kinds of cuisine. I've really come to like Thai food as well and have made it a few times and have gone to several restaurants here that are extremely good. In particular, I like the red and green coconut curry based Thai dishes. One of my favorite Thai restaurants in Brussels is 'Le Deuxieme Element' in the Saint Boniface area of Ixelles.
Takako, Mizuki, Naoko and Stephanie waiting to dive into the 'Tasty Racy Quesadillas'!