This post is an add-on to my posts about idiyappam or string hoppers, it's here for those of you who want to order the flour to try and make these delicious little nests of noodles at home. I found you the best idiyappam flour to buy online so you can make idiyappam, string hoppers and hoppers at home with these special idiyappam flours. You will also need a press or machine … [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.
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 … [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...]
Our deep south road trip took us through Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and, Louisiana. These states are classically considered the deep south of the USA and the further south we got, the better our food experiences became. Southern-style cooking is certainly something not to be missed and for this Aussie chef, it was a new and fascinated experience. I'm not … [Read more...]
Sri Lanka is famous as a fruit-producing destination and you will certainly sample some amazing and delicious Sri Lankan fruits during your stay. Expect a selection of fruit on your hotel's buffet every morning, each perfectly ripe and sweet from the fertile soil, abundant water, and tropical sun. Sri Lankan fruits are tropical, of course, and similar to those found in all … [Read more...]
I rarely cook or eat tripe, but you can't spend long in Romania without trying traditional Romanian tripe soup, ciorba de burta. Every supermarket and butcher's shop in Romania has large quantites of wrinkled white tripe for sale, both fresh and frozen. You can tell our Romanian friends really enjoy cow's stomach and it is most commonly served in soup. You will find it on … [Read more...]
What is Dal Bhat? Dal bhat is the traditional Nepali food of locals and trekkers in the Himalayas. On both of our Himalayan treks, Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Region, we ate dal bhat most days, either for lunch or dinner. The Dal Bhat recipe consists of lentil soup (the dal), and boiled rice (the bhat), with varied side dishes which may include steamed vegetables, … [Read more...]
Pembrokeshire street food isn't in abundance. I found this out the hard way during our month exploring South and West Wales. The continued growth of pizzerias and chain restaurants along with the short supply of good chefs these days has limited the places that now sell decent quality Welsh food made with top notch local produce. I found possibly Pembrokeshire's best street … [Read more...]
I'm lucky enough to have spent months in Goa, a beautiful state on India's western coast. We love Goa for her beaches, stunning scenery, the laid-back hippy vibe and of course, her food. Food in Goa is somewhat different to Indian food found elsewhere, of course, you could say that about any state and food in the south of India is very different to that in the north, but Goa … [Read more...]