The Challenging Task of Devouring Kyoto

The Challenging Task of Devouring Kyoto

You know that any trip to Japan has only one fundamental mission right? To eat, to eat and to eat more. You can be distracted by stunning temples and loud fashion statements, but really the only obstacle to fulfilling culinary ecstasy is how much time you have and well, maybe how far you are able […]

Blueberry Tsingtao B33R Waffles

Blueberry Tsingtao B33R Waffles

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 2 Comments

There is nothing quite like a Belgian waffle straight from a van on the street of Brussels. Yes Belgium is famous for its beer, frites and chocolates, all justified in their stellar reputation, but sometimes these ridiculously decadent yet simple waffles are overlooked. Also I’m not that much of a beer drinker, though I would […]

Mount Wellington Easter Pavlova

Mount Wellington Easter Pavlova

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | No Comments

While everyone is building up their chocolate egg collection this time of year and here in Hong Kong, desperately trying to keep them from melting in the heat and humidity, I was dreaming of something entirely different. An Easter Pavlova. And since in this weather, it would be culinary suicide for me to even attempt […]

Bun, Pho, Mi – Vietnam’s Noodle Scene

Bun, Pho, Mi – Vietnam’s Noodle Scene

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | No Comments

Bún, Phở, Mì. Bún, Phở, Mì. The staples of Vietnam’s noodle scene. Like the melody of a song, the different notes compliment each other so that you can pick what you fancy depending on your mood. The thick and luscious rice noodles of phở, are there to warm you on cold winter days. The Bún, soft […]

Hoi An Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Hoi An Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 10 Comments

If you arrive in Hội An by night, you will spot the colourful lanterns, the quiet river boats rocking on the Thu Bồn river, the multitude of rickshaws ferrying tourists around the Old Town and the many many signs promising good food. You may be entranced, feeling like you’ve stepped back a little in time, […]

World Peace Cookies

World Peace Cookies

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Kitchen, Life As We Know It | 4 Comments

We woke up before the results were in. We spent our morning in Vietnam refreshing the Guardian’s page again and again, watching the US electoral college votes go up excruciatingly slowly and punishingly red. Then it became more red and finally all red. And like what seems to be happening way to often this year, […]

Home Grown Lemons and the Real Reason I Bake

Home Grown Lemons and the Real Reason I Bake

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Kitchen, Life As We Know It | No Comments

There are so many reasons to bake. And bake as in cake. After years of comforting myself in the kitchen by stirring, mixing and rubbing in butter, I suddenly realised why I am the one often bringing the cake to the party. The one who bakes banana bread after work, who makes scones for the […]

Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Lamu Spice Cake & Swahili Chai

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 5 Comments

It’s Friday in Shela village, ljumaa, the day of rest and worship. Men dress up in their “friday best”, with long tunic-like kanzus and round embroidered kofias on their heads and women are busy preparing lunch for it is the day of pilau. After morning prayers, friends and family gather to tuck into this dish […]

Mkoko House BBQ Gambas

Mkoko House BBQ Gambas

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 5 Comments

Your feet will get wet. You arrive by boat with all your airport gear, luggage, maybe even a hat for the sun, but the island laughs at your formality. The strong sea breeze knocks off your hat, the sand engulfs your toes, the salt water licks at your jeans. With your shoes in hand, you […]

Popsicle Week 2016 – Mango Pandan Vanilla Bean Popsicles

Popsicle Week 2016 – Mango Pandan Vanilla Bean Popsicles

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Kitchen, Our Travelling Kitchen | 3 Comments

Ah summer. You are finally here. Summer in Asia brings sweaty backs, sticky legs and rain showers. The scent of suntan lotion and mosquito repellent blend together on your skin to tell the world that yes, summer is sticking around for awhile. In Europe or colder places, the long awaited summer sounds more like THIS. Oh […]