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Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Shrove Tuesday is definitely one of, if not the best, minor religious holidays in the world. If there are any others out there that require intense pancake-related gluttony, please let me know. Anyway, this year we thought we’d branch out from the usual crepes and […]

Japanese Ice Ouca | Ice cream in Ebisu

Japanese Ice Ouca | Ice cream in Ebisu

Japan, 〒150-0013 Tokyo, 渋谷区Ebisu, 1−6−6 | website | map | One of the best places you can get ice cream in Tokyo is Japanese Ice Ouca, located in Ebisu area. They do unusual flavours very well, such as pumpkin, cherry blossom, brown sugar, as well as the […]

Mexican Mole Chipotle

Mexican Mole Chipotle

I don’t even remember how I first learnt about Mexican mole now, it was so long ago, probably from watching something on television. Whatever it was, I’m extremely thankful for it, because this amazing sauce is truly the stuff of dreams, for those who can be bothered to go through the effort that is. This version, mole chipotle, uses the spicy and sour chipotles in adobo sauce which can be found in little tins in the supermarket. In fact, it’s very similar to mole poblano, but I couldn’t get any of those, so here we are.

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The New Rot Fai Market | Bangkok’s Night Market

The New Rot Fai Market | Bangkok’s Night Market

Ratchadaphisek Rd, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Khet Din Daeng, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand | map | The New Rot Fai Market is the more accessible sister of Bangkok’s famous Rot Fai Market. It’s a hipster’s dream with lots of vintage-inspired wares as well as […]

Simple Tea-Time Fruit Cake

Simple Tea-Time Fruit Cake

Who doesn’t like a cup of tea and a nice sit down? Well, I don’t actually like tea, but whatever, the answer is clearly no one. And what do you want with your warm beverage and sofa? Cake of course! But none of that fancy […]

TongTemToh | Chiang Mai’s Hipster Hangout

TongTemToh | Chiang Mai’s Hipster Hangout

11 ถนน นิมมานเหมินทร์ 13 ตำบล สุเทพ อำเภอ เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand | map |

To the North-West of Chiang Mai’s old city lies a cute little neighbourhood full of trendy boutiques and coffee shops. This upmarket area has many dining options but you can easily pay a lot more than expected. TongTemToh is a fantastic little restaurant that isn’t too hard on your wallet. See the other restaurants we visited in Thailand.

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Homemade Pizza for Weeknights

Homemade Pizza for Weeknights

Pizza is one of everybody’s favourite foods. It can be made with any combination of ingredients, but the classic cheese and tomato are still the goto for most people. There’s a reason the traditional flavour combinations hang around for generations because they work. Although it […]

Ginger & Kafe | Eclectic dining in Chiang Mai

Ginger & Kafe | Eclectic dining in Chiang Mai

199, Moonmuang Road, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50200, 50200, Thailand | website | map | Ginger & Kafe is one of the fancier places you can eat at in Chiang Mai. I was on holiday with my mum and it […]

Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Potato and Port

Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Potato and Port

This week’s recipe is a family favourite in our house. I suppose it’s kind of an amalgamation of our favourite things; a simply pan-fried duck breast for Su, and the fondant potato for me. Why do I prefer the potato to the meat? Well try making these potatoes, and you’ll soon find out, they’re the best. But what do you add to the plate to lubricate your taste buds then? A port and blackberry sauce of course! Duck is famously good with fruity and robust flavours, so this combination is the perfect accompaniment. If you want to roast a whole duck, check out our recipe here.

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Tsukiji Market | Fresh Sushi in Tokyo

Tsukiji Market | Fresh Sushi in Tokyo

5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to 104-0045, Japan | website | map | What better way to start your January diet than eating raw fish all day long?! And the best place to do this is, of course, Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market. It was the best […]