Street ladies abound in Laos, you'll see them on every street where tourist gather. Street ladies I hear you say? Sorry to disappoint but I am strictly talking of the pancake making variety. In Luang Prabang and here in Vang Vieng there are loads of friendly street food vendors lining the sidewalk offering fresh-cooked Laos style street food. Baguettes, pancakes, … [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.
Walk around Hoi An Old Town and her maze of backstreets and you'll see a dedicated Hoi An cooking class on offer at every turn. Sometimes arising from purpose-built cookery schools other times at local restaurants. Hoi An is often recognised as a culinary centre of Vietnam and the local businesses rightfully capitalise on their cuisine culture. Being a chef I couldn't … [Read more...]
Mi Quang- Mì Quảng is a noodle dish that originated in the Quang Nam province of Central Vietnam. It translates as Quang (province) style noodles. Travelling around central Vietnam you will see an abundance of street stalls all offering mi quang for around $1 US. After 4 months in Hoi An I haven't seen any mi quang for offer in the restaurants I've visited but have tried … [Read more...]
Want to find out about traditional Romanian Food? It's not just meat and potatoes. We were really happily surprised by traditional Romanian foods when we first arrived in Bucharest over 4 years ago. We immediately hunted down as many Romanian dishes as we could, eager, as always, to find the real food of the country not the multinational cuisine on offer in this modern … [Read more...]
Having spent 4 months in Vietnam I've put together a brief Vietnamese food guide for beginners. A guide to what is best to eat and try in Vietnam and particularly Hoi An, a culinary capital in Central Vietnam. Vietnam is famous for numerous dishes such as Pho, Banh Mi and Com Ga which you'll find the length of the country. Others are regional specialities only located in … [Read more...]
London is renowned as a food destination, supplying everything from Michelin star restaurants, street food markets and an over-abundance of chain restaurants. With so much choice, where to eat in London is a question I get asked often when people find out I work as a chef in the city. Often London has so many choices that it's easy to fall into the trap of getting an overpriced … [Read more...]
As a Chef I have to try as many dishes as I can from every country I visit, or at least that's my excuse to eating everything in sight. Cambodian food isn't as famous as the local cuisine of its nearby neighbours, but don't discount traditional Cambodian food, this little country with a war-torn past has a lot to offer. Whilst there we tried all the Cambodian dishes we could … [Read more...]
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 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 Western dishes … [Read more...]