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Sign for Nancy's Kitchen, the nyonya restaurant off Jonker Street, Malacca.

Nancy’s Kitchen – the Best Nyonya Cooking in Malacca

Malacca (Melaka) is arguably where Malaysia began. Positioned on one of the most important shipping routes in the world, the… Continue reading »

Greek Artichokes a la polita, or in a lemon sauce.

20 Greek Foods You Have to Try

Greek food doesn’t have the world’s best reputation. Much of it falls under the shadow of Turkish food – and,… Continue reading »

Balsamic vinegars on display in Spilamberto, Italy.

What Is Balsamic Vinegar?

“What is balsamic vinegar?” Well, this staple of international food culture comes (all but the very worst of it) from… Continue reading »

Basket full of lotus flower heads with seeds.

Lotus Seeds

If there’s one plant that symbolises South-East Asia, it is, of course, the lotus. One of the miraculous things about… Continue reading »

Beijing duck at Li Qun, Beijing.

The Best Beijing Duck Yet – Li Qun, Beijing

To say I’m a little obsessed with Beijing duck would be putting it mildly. Almost every city in China has… Continue reading »

Chinese toffee apples: candied hackberries on sale in a hutong in Beijing.

Food for a Quid: Chinese Toffee Apples

Chinese toffee apples, in all their myriad persuasions, are one of my favourite Chinese street sweeties, and add colour to… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Greek-Octopus-Salad

Greek Octopus Salad – Yes Please!

If there is one dish that the Greeks do better than anyone in the world, it’s octopus salad. And, after… Continue reading »