Monday 23 August 2021


Beef Stroganoff



Beef Stroganoff:

1. 600g beef in strips
2. 2 cloves garlic chopped
3. 400g onions chopped (or about 8 onions chopped)
4. 400g white or brown button mushrooms chopped
5. 400g cocktail sausages
6. 1 can of tomato puree (140g)
7. 200ml cream (piskefløde)
8. 100ml sour cream (cremefraiche 18%)
9. 1 tsp paprika powder
10. Salt & pepper to taste
11. 3 TBS red wine

Mashed potatoes:

1. 1kg potatoes peeled
2. 100ml full cream fresh milk 3.5%
3. 10g butter
4. Salt & pepper to taste


Beef Stroganoff:

1. In a pan, add cooking oil, fry and brown beef and remove.

2. In a pan, add cooking oil, fry garlic, onions. Add mushrooms and fry the mushrooms for a minute or two.

3. Add back the beef, add cocktail sausages, red wine, tomato puree, paprika powder, cream (piskefløde), salt and pepper.

4. Cover with lid and simmer for 1-155 hours under medium low fire (no. 2.5 on my stove)

5. When the meat is tender, add sour cream, stir and cook through under medium-low fire.

6. Serve with rice, pasta or mash potatoes

 Mashed potatoes:

1. Boil potatoes in a pot without salt for 30 minutes or until cooked.

2. Drain the water.

3. Mash the potatoes, add milk, butter, salt and pepper and mix well.

Additional Information:

Daddy FECS love this dish. I followed the recipe in the reference link. At first, I thought using 400g of onions is a lot, but it turned out the recipe was right. I added cocktail sausages as Baby FECS loves them. I normally serve it with some fried vegetables or some salad on the side. 



Chinese Pork Ribs Tea Soup - Bak Kut Teh (肉骨茶)



1. 1 kg pork ribs
2. 8 cloves garlic unpeeled
3. 4 TBS light soy sauce
4. 2 TBS dark soy sauce
5. 1 packet of bak kut teh herbs and spice mix
6. Salt & pepper to taste
7. Lettuce for garnish
8. 1 stalk spring onions chopped
9. 1 TBS oyster sauce (optional)
10. 2 L water


1. In a pot, bring water to boil.
2. Once water boils, add 8 cloves of garlic, 4 TBS light soy sauce, 2 TBS dark soy sauce, spice mix and pork ribs.
3. Simmer under medium low fire for 45 minutes or until the pork ribs are cooked.
4. Garnish with spring onions and serve with lettuce and rice.

Additional Information:

Sometimes I add in a handful of dried shitake mushrooms. You can also add tofu puffs and goji berries into the soup. Little FECS likes this dish very much.


Bring 2 litres of water to boil.

Add 8 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce.

Add 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce.

Remove the plastic packaging and add in the herbs.

Add in the spice mix

Add in the pork ribs.

Add in some pork steaks if you wish.

Simmer under medium-low fire (no. 2.5 to 3.5 on my stove) for 45 minutes or until the pork is cooked.

Now it is done. Garnish with spring onions and eat with rice and lettuce :-)

Sunday 22 August 2021


Chocolate/Coffee Cake


Makes 10 servings


1. 1 cup white whole wheat flour
2. 3/4 cup sugar
3. 1/2 cup cacoa powder
4. 1 tsp vanilla
5. 1/2 tsp baking soda
6. 1/4 tsp baking powder
7. 1/4 tsp salt
8. 3/4 cup skimmed fresh milk 0.1% fat
9. 1/4 cup olive oil
10. 1 egg
11. 2-3 apples grated
12. 1-2 handful of desired nuts such as walnuts, cashew nuts and/or almonds


1. 1 bar of white chocolate 170g
2. 50g butter
3. 1/4 cup castor sugar
4. 1 TBS decaf coffee powder



1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Grease and lightly flour a 9x1-1/2-inch round or 8x8x2-inch baking pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 

3. Add milk and olive oil and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. 

4. Add egg and beat 2 minutes more. 

5. Add grated apple and nuts and mix well.

6. Pour batter into prepared pan.

7. Bake for 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. 

8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack. To serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar and transfer to a serving plate.

9. Decorate with frosting.


1. Melt butter in a microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

2. Then melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

3. Blend in the coffee powder.

4. Blend in the castor sugar.

5. If the chocolate and butter separates, this can be fixed by adding one tablespoon of hot water at a time and stir. it will recombine :-)

Additional Information:

Daddy FECS tried this cake in the office and loved it. He got the recipe from his colleagues and I now bake it for his birthday and for family outings. We usually add cashew nuts. It's a quite forgiving cake in terms of measurement. Adding grated apple helps to keep the cake moist. Daddy FECS calls it the Super Chocolate/Coffee Cake :-)

If using frosting instead, use 200g powdered sugar hand whisk with 50g egg white. Add color as desired.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 454 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 41mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 66g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 5g; vitamin a 243IU; sodium 230mg; calcium 101mg; iron 2.2mg.powdered sugar


Thursday 5 August 2021


DAC Slide - Dansk Arkitektur Center - DAC

We tried something new in Copenhagen today. We went to an indoor slide at DAC. It's free for kids, but entrance for adult cost 90 DKK.

It's 40 m long slide from the top of the 4-storey building to the ground floor of DAC. DAC stands for the Danish Architecture Center or in Danish it is called Dansk Arkitektur Center. It is exciting to try. Baby FECS didn't dare to try it, even thought she is exactly 110cm in height. You have to be minimum 110cm tall and have a maximum weight of 150kg. Little FECS tried many times, and I took the courage to try twice.

You cannot slide down with your child. It can only be one at a time. You take a piece of black cloth near the entrance of the slide and put your feet into the cloth pocket. You then slide down sitting on the cloth. This is to protect you from friction and from wearing out your clothes.

It is free included in the entrance ticket and for unlimited tries. The entrance ticket or adult is 95 DKK. Entrance is free for kids below 17 years of age.

It is created by the international renowned German-Belgian artist Carsten Höller, who has done similar artworks in the form of slides in museums around the world such as Tate Modern in London. His idea is that the slide can replace escalator and lifts. Slides are faster, safer and environmentally friendly in his opinion.

The slide in DAC is financed by new Carlsberg fund.

There is also a bit of a outdoor playground just outside DAC (see pictures below). It's mainly small slides, and Baby FECS had a fun time there.



Opening hours:

Once a week on Thursdays, it closes later at 9pm

How to get there?

Take a train to Vesterport station. From Vesterport station, take Bus 26 very close to the door-step of DAC. Or you can take a train to Nørreport Station and walk 15 minutes from there.


Bus-stop for Bus no. 26 just here, almost right outside to DAC building as shown on picture.

Little FECS walking towards the entrance of DAC

Take the escalator or stairs down to the main entrance.

Main entrance of DAC.

The kids were very excited walking up the stairs to try the slide...

A close-up of the 4-storey high slide

Walking up the stairs to try the slide... very romantic and magical color stairs... remind Baby FECS of the unicorn colors :-)

We are at the top now. 

Just near the slide, you can see the basket containing the black slide cloth to be used with the slide. Take one piece of the cloth and queue for your turn. We came very late at 8pm and there were not many people after just two queues, we have the whole slide to ourselves :-)

It's Little FECS' turn...


Get set...

When the traffic light turn green... GO!

Second round :-)

Some other things to explore for the kids at the workshop room. We came late, the workshop was over, but there are some permanent kinetic exhibitions to explore for the kids.

Many different hideouts

I caught you... come out of the mouse hole :-)

Walking down the most beautifully colored staircase...

When you reached down to the second level, there is a camera for you take selfie souvenir... unfortunately it wasn't working that day :-(

This is the outdoor play area just outside DAC.

This is the slide more suited for Baby FECS... I had to drag her home when it was time to leave :-)

On the way there, just outside DAC, we saw two Danish policewomen on patrol on their handsome horses... what a sight treat :-)

Thank you for today. Bye DAC. Because the VR camera and the selfie camera weren't working, I was given another entrance ticket free to come again another day. We are looking forward to it :-)

DAC is also located near the water-bus... but since it was late, we went home instead.

Before we went to the DAC, the kids were hungry, so we had dinner and bubble tea.

Since the bubble teahouse closes at 7pm, we had buddle tea before dinner... oops... wrong order to serve food, dessert before main course... what's this mom doing!!!

We had our favorite Vietnamese pho noodles at Pho Hanoi (located between Central train station and Vesterport train station), which in my opinion serves the best pho in Copenhagen.
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