Want to find out about traditional Romanian Food? Romanian food is not just meat and potatoes and it's absolutely delicious, drawing on many influences through history. 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 … [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.
Having spent 6 months plus in Vietnam, I've put together a brief Vietnamese food blog for beginners. A guide to what is best to eat and try in Vietnam and particularly Hoi An, a culinary capital in Central Vietnam, but with some tips for north, central and south Vietnam. Cuisine does vary up and down the country.. Vietnam is famous for numerous dishes such as Pho, Banh Mi and … [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...]
What is khao soi? Regional specialties are always great to taste as you travel. This delicious curry noodle soup, khao soi ( or kow soy) is a specialty of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. You'll find it in restaurants and street stalls across the city. This post is about khao soi in the north of Thailand, variations on khao soi and the adapted, easier khao soi recipe … [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 … [Read more...]
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. Of course, you will need idiyappam flour. Being the main ingredient it is key that you find a good quality flour that both works and is easily available to purchase. Outside of Asia, it … [Read more...]
If you want to make string hoppers, you need an idiyappam maker of some sort. String hoppers (idiyappam) are long, thin strands created by pressing idiyappam dough through small holes. Idiyappam making machines are predominantly 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 … [Read more...]