As a Chef I have to try as many dishes as I can from every country I visit. Cambodian food isn't as famous as the local cuisine of its nearby neighbours, but don't discount the food of Cambodia, this little country with a war-torn past has a lot to offer. Whilst in Cambodia we tried all the new foods we could find from lok lak to fish amok. We sampled Cambodian street food and … [Read more...]
Welcome my world food. Here you can jump to any of the countries I cover and get straight to the mouth watering articles. As we visit each country I write it up for its culinary expertise and experience. Whether its a Thai green curry or a Sri Lankan fruit you can find it here. Interested in chocolate covered bacon? Then look no further than the American section. There is something for everyone.
Take a look and if I haven't covered your favourite country or cuisine let me know. I'll add it to the list of places to visit. Which incidentally seems to be getting bigger not smaller as we hunt out more of the worlds interesting places in search of yet more world food. Hope you enjoy the ride.
Regional specialities are always great to search out as you travel. This tasty noodle soup, Khao Soi ( or kow soy) is a speciality of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. You'll find it in restaurants and street stalls across the city. Above is a bowl of mild, coconut based, khao soi gai. Gai in Thailand means chicken but you will also find this traditional … [Read more...]
Thailand is bursting with food, everywhere you look you'll see something cooking and options and styles are endless. Deciding where to eat in Thailand is usually a pleasure, never a headache and the choice must be based on how much you'd like to spend and personal taste. Thailand has all types of food on offer, from top end hotels and restaurants serving gourmet Thai and … [Read more...]
If you want to make string hoppers, you need an idyappam maker of some sort. String hoppers (idiyappam) are long, thin strands created by pressing idyappam dough through small holes. Idyappam making machines are predominantely hand-operated, requiring some force to extrude the fine noodles. When I tried my hand at making string hoppers in Sri Lanka, we used a wooden idiyappam … [Read more...]
During our 1 month in Cambodia, not only did we sample loads of interesting dishes and take a Cambodian cooking class, we also visited a sensational fish and crab market, not far from Kampot. It was bristling with local seafood, great fun to explore and sample. It was slightly less gruesome than a market in Cambodia near Battambang, where snakes and freshly skinned rodents … [Read more...]