DIY Stroganoff

We haven’t visited a restaurant that serves beef stroganoff since the last time I wrote about it, and suggestions from readers haven’t been taken up either – too far lah, sorry.

But we did manage to fix up a dinner using Jamie Oliver’s recipe for it, which requires “a small glass of brandy”. We got some cognac instead from a really old bottle that was just sitting around in Naomi’s mum’s house. I think she’s had it since Chiang Kai Shek was Generalissimo of the Republic of China.

It wasn’t half bad, and we might have staved off the hankering for a while.

Search for Stroganoff

Naomi’s mum was hankering for beef stroganoff the other day, and she remembered enjoying a serving of it tremendously at Rochester Park Cafe.

So we went, but unfortunately, the original Rochester Park Cafe is no more, replaced by a business called Seb’s Bistro, which still uses Rochester Park Cafe’s menu covers, but without the items on the menu. More importantly, Seb’s doesn’t serve Beef Stroganoff.

Not much else matters in the world when Naomi’s mum hankers after a dish. Not even when you tell her that beef stroganoff hasn’t been fashionable since the early ’80s, and even then, only in private establishments such as The Tanglin Club.

So please, if you know of anywhere that serves beef stroganoff, let us know.

No, the one they serve at Shashlik isn’t up to scratch.