Recipes

Mhu Grob Padt Prik Khing

Mhu Grob Padt Prik Khing at home

Raff is never happier than when he’s in a restaurant kitchen, learning tips and tricks about his favourite dishes from his favourite chefs, and pilfering the spoils to stuff down his neck. And Mhu Grob Padt Prik Khing (stir fried crisp pork belly in spicy red curry paste) and Chat Thai Gateway’s Chef Oat are […] Read more…

South African Hertzoggies recipe

South African Hertzoggies recipe

A virtual visit to South Africa calls for more South African snacks. Because we can’t possibly head on safari or visit all out favourite haunts without bringing our tastebuds along for the ride. And with a 2pm AEST start for today’s sofa safari, coinciding with afternoon tea, we thought it was time to whip up […] Read more…

South African samoosa recipe

South African Samoosa Recipe

You say samosa, I say samoosa. At least I do after our latest visit to Cape Town, where we shovelled the little golden triangles of savoury spiced goodness down our throats at every conceivable opportunity. The samosa, originally introduced to India between the 13th and 14th centuries by Arab traders as the sambosa, made its […] Read more…

South African Melktert (milk tart)

Sabi Sabi’s South African Melktert

Busy piling a tower of cake on her plate, Sugarpuff nearly loses the lot at a sudden unexpected trumpeting that emanates from beyond our afternoon tea buffet. A parade of noisy elephants is lumbering at speed toward Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge’s inviting waterhole, with a couple of tiny (by elephant standards) tots in tow. While […] Read more…

Sri Lankan Egg Hopper Recipe

Sri Lankan Egg hoppers

A Sri Lankan-style breakfast is amongst the greatest meals this asbestos-tongued foodie has had the pleasure of meeting and eating. And, in my opinion, the undisputed stars of this Sri Lankan morning show are Sri Lankan egg hoppers. Even in the morning Sri Lankan cuisine is fuelled by chilli, curry leaves, cinnamon and black pepper. […] Read more…

Sri Lankan Seeni Sambol Recipe

Sri Lankan Seeni Sambol Recipe

A fiery, sweet, sour and spicy onion relish, Sri Lankan seeni sambol is something you’ll find on just about every Sri Lankan table, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time. It’s no surprise that Sri Lankan’s love vegetarian dishes. The fertile island paradise is blessed with an arsenal of incredible vegetables, fruit and heady spices. […] Read more…

Perkedel Jagung – Easy Indonesian Corn Fritters

Perkedel Jagung – Easy Indonesian Corn Fritters

A paradise of golden sand, temples and sunshine, Indonesia’s Island of the Gods, is also a gastronomic heaven. Blessed with an abundance of fresh produce and a culinary culture that’s a fine fusion of indigenous tradition, bold Indonesian flavours and a smattering of Indian influence, I’m fairly convinced Bali’s deities’ all have very happy bellies. […] Read more…

easy recipe for Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

Chicken and Lemon Myrtle Won Ton Noodle Soup

We love native Australian ingredients as much as we love Asian food. So combining the two in this chicken and lemon myrtle won ton noodle soup was always going to be a winner for this family. When first stumbled across the idea for these at Sydney’s Blak Market. And so much did Raffles obsess over […] Read more…

a recipe for sure-fire sui mai

Recipe: Sure-fire Siu Mai

 It’s no big secret that Raffles loves a dumpling. And when I say loves, I mean with a passion equalled only by that of a seagulls for chips. In fact, if eating dumplings were an Olympic sport, he’d bring home Gold. In every event. Including the relay.  This is a child who considers Xiao Long Bao (pork […] Read more…

Choc Walnut Hokey Pokey BoyEatsWorld

Choc Walnut Hokey Pokey

We’re raving fans of Dunedin and its impressive food scene. We’ve lavished praise on its scones and soufflés, extolled the virtues of its bagels and bombe Alaska and written sonnets of salivating praise on everything from its dumplings to its degustation dining. But sometimes in our excitement we forget the obvious and inescapable, and in […] Read more…

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