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Four Off-the-Wall Asian Shopping Experiences

Four Off-the-Wall Asian Shopping Experiences

Asia’s food markets can be an intense sensory experience, from live fish down to gorgeous spices. But there’s more to markets than exotic fruit and spices. Here’s four Asian shopping experiences you should definitely try, for an insight into the culture more than anything. 1: […]

Food for a Quid: Is This the World’s Finest Beer Snack?

Food for a Quid: Is This the World’s Finest Beer Snack?

I always come back from the Philippines feeling somewhat liverish. Which is probably because Manila is, IMO, the world capital of junk food, and I end up stuffing my face with everything from cheesy popcorn to the amazing Cebuano peanut brittle, then wondering why I’m […]

Lotus 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 the lotus is that almost every part of it is edible. The beautiful flowers can be eaten. The leaves are most often used as natural, […]

Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek

Food on the Everest Base Camp Trek

My apologies for the abysmal lack of updates over the last few weeks. I’ve been trekking in the Himalayas, and, while there’s more internet than you’d think up there, there really isn’t a lot. And so, in lieu of more appetising material, I bring you […]

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 […]

Babi Guling – Balinese Sucking Pig

Babi Guling – Balinese Sucking Pig

Babi guling is one of the great joys of any trip to Bali and quite possibly the ultimate breakfast dish. At least for any fan of Vitamin P. This succulent, spicy, endlessly mouthwatering take on the classic sucking (not suckling!) pig is one of the […]

On Fat-Tailed Sheep

On Fat-Tailed Sheep

It’s no secret that our appetites shape the animals around us. Compare the snout of a wild boar, long and slender for the quest for food, its tusks and its lean, well-muscled frame with the porkers bred for fat, their snouts a mere stub, their […]