The Mongols are Coming!

Sharon Hudgins Asia Leave a Comment

Story and Photos by Sharon Hudgins Actually they’re already here. Mongol cuisine—or dishes dubbed “Mongolian”—has taken the world by storm, like a horde of horse-mounted warriors galloping out of Central Asia on a global raiding party. Mongolian barbecue. Mongolian hot pot. Jingisukan (I’ll bet you can figure that one out). From hole-in-the-wall mom-and-pop joints to look-alike chain restaurants to elegant …

Healthiest Ethnic Foods To Boost Your Thinking

Jackson Ortega-Scheiner Asia Leave a Comment

The impressive growth that the ethnic food market in the UK is recording each year is mainly triggered by the matter of authenticity, one of the key drivers in the market. The relationship between the food sector and the retail sector is a powerful one, with restaurant dishes and home delivery venues bringing a huge contribution to this very same …

Market in Sumatra selling curry ingredients

Curries in Sumatra, 1784

Dave DeWitt A World of Curries, Asia Leave a Comment

By William Marsden From: The History of Sumatra: containing an account of the government, laws, customs and manners of the native inhabitants, with a description of the natural productions, and a relation of the ancient political state of that island. London: Thomas Payne & Son, 1784. Image: Market in Sumatra Selling Curry Ingredients Although the Sumatrans live, in a great …

Good Luck Foods – Are You In For The Challenge?

Jackson Ortega-Scheiner Asia Leave a Comment

Have the past years measured up to your true expectations? Don’t worry, if the answer is “no”, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve set your hopes too high, or something went wrong along the lines’ some would even say they weren’t lucky enough to get the things they hoped for. Dust yourself up and try again; set different milestones; try to …

Thai Blue Elephant

“If You See a Blue Elephant….”

Kelli Bergthold Asia Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt Recipes in this article: Kae Phad Prik (Chillied Lamb) Laab Ped (Duck Salad with Chillies) Tow-hu Paew Wan (Sweet & Sour Tofu) Kanom Kluai (Banana-Coconut Cones) Another London restaurant recommended by Pat Chapman was Blue Elephant, sister restaurant to La Porte des Indes, and owned by the same restaurant group.  Pat and Dominique couldn’t join us because …