Around the world, one dish at a time.

Month: November 2012

Hot Beer? It’s a Thing!

Hot Beer? It’s a Thing!

Unbowed by my experiences with yak butter tea, a flavour which, while not as bad as you’d think, definitely falls under the rubric of “acquired” (I’ll write it up for you at some point, I promise), I decided to brave another Tibetan winter warmer: hot […]

Four Fabulous Asian Noodle Soups

Four Fabulous Asian Noodle Soups

Asian noodle soups are one of the great joys of travelling South-East Asia – and, for that matter, Asia as a whole. Cultures as far afield as Tibet and Japan have their own unique noodle soups, and in many parts of Asia, the noodle soup […]

Food for a Quid: Spicy Buff Momo, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Food for a Quid: Spicy Buff Momo, Kathmandu, Nepal.

You don’t have to spend long in Nepal to realise that momo make the world go round: delicious, meaty dumplings in a super-light dough, they’re reminiscent of the northern Chinese jiaozi, and arguably ancestrally related to all the filled pastas of Europe from Turkish mantı […]

Food for a Quid: Steamed Cockles in Kuala Lumpur

Food for a Quid: Steamed Cockles in Kuala Lumpur

What does a British pound buy you, foodwise? In most parts of the world, a lot. In fact, even in Western Europe you can feed yourself on junk food for under a quid. In this series, I’m going to be finding food you can buy […]