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 […]

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 […]

The Non-Definitive Guide to Dim Sum – Part I

The Non-Definitive Guide to Dim Sum – Part I

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 10 Comments

How could you not fall in love with a type of meal that literally means “light up the heart’? A whole array of dishes, mostly steamed, some deep-fried, others occasionally baked into the crispiest of feathery light pastries, all with the sole purpose of igniting joy. Dim Sum 點心 has a dedicated following anywhere Cantonese […]

Culinary Travel Week 2016

Culinary Travel Week 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 22 Comments

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience,”  –  James Beard When we left Brussels for our overland journey to Hong Kong, we knew that we wanted to explore the land and its people through food. Over the past 18 months, there has been no better way of connecting with local cultures than through the […]

C’est l’heure de l’Apero

C’est l’heure de l’Apero

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 2 Comments

A summer’s day in France is never complete without an evening Apéro and there is nothing more quintessentially Provençal than a pre-dinner Pastis. With the sun working overtime in July and August, it is not unusual to go to a late dinner just as the skies turn a bright tangerine orange and by the time the […]

General Luna’s Kinilaw

General Luna’s Kinilaw

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 2 Comments

There is ceviche and there is kinilaw (sounds like kee-nee-lao). There is Boracay and there is Siargao. Chances are you’ve definitely heard of ceviche and if you are interested in the Philippines, you’ve probably heard of the beaches of Boracay too, but perhaps you have never heard of kinilaw yet or indeed, the island of […]

The Coffeehouses of Hanoi

The Coffeehouses of Hanoi

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 6 Comments

The main streets of Hanoi revolve around speed. The large arteries clogged with traffic and action somehow ebb and flow with a dizzying lightness, a blur of motorcycles, rickshaws and pedestrians zooming around in between. The smaller veins are still calm, occasionally a cyclist passes by and in the small park on the corner, men […]

Hanoi Rooftop Nem Ran

Hanoi Rooftop Nem Ran

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 4 Comments

It is easy to be consumed by Hanoi. The hysterical ballet of endless motorcycles constantly threatens to knock you over, yet somehow never does. Instead they flow in a kind of hypnotic harmony without the aid of any traffic lights or commands, cutting seamlessly into each other as if they were riding to a soundtrack […]

It’s a Banh Eat Banh World

It’s a Banh Eat Banh World

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 13 Comments

Vietnam. The hot belly, the fiery stomach, the Mecca of street food. The place to walk down an alley, follow your nose, pick a dish and pull up a red plastic stool. Squat with your knees bent at your waist and dig in. Street food does not require a guide. It is an independent and […]

The Sticky Rice Club

The Sticky Rice Club

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 18 Comments

My name is Gabriella and I’m a sticky-rice-aholic. In fact since leaving Laos, I think I am suffering from a serious case of withdrawal.  It is a relationship that is pure. No fancy contraption is needed, no spoon, fork or chopstick, just you and your ball of sticky rice. Some people prefer the simple bowl […]