Cooking Class in Pyongyang, North Korea

It’s been a little over two months since we came back from North Korea – the most mysterious country Paro and I have ever set foot in. If you’ve been following my ramblings on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll know that I try to do a cooking class in every country I travel to. For me…

My brief association with a microwave oven

This here, is another story from the time I worked at a resort up in the mountains in Kerala. Munnar was beautiful but cold and very very VERY damp. One month into our new jobs, we had a house to live in, but apart from a couple of beds and the odd side table, there…

What to eat in Singapore

Here’s what to eat if you’re visiting Singapore. I’ve eaten at all these places, and they’ve all been pretty damn great. STREET FOOD / LOCAL FOOD Where: Maxwell Food Center What to eat: Tian Tian Chicken Rice – this is the place Anthony Bourdain made famous. The queues are ridiculous, but the food is really…

Vegetarian Recipe: Carrot and Beans Thoran

This is one of Paro’s favourite things to eat, and is quickly climbing the ladder in my book as well. Ladder in my book.. Yeah…. that’s not working. But I’m gonna leave it there because you know exactly what I mean. If you like your rice and sambar, you had better know how to make…

Recipe: Kerala Vegetable Ishtoo

Paro taught me how to make the most amazing Kerala Vegetable Ishtoo the other day. I was blown away by the simplicity of the recipe and by the sheer amount of flavour we were able to get out of the few ingredients used. Ingredients: Beans – 250 gm diced Carrots – 250 gm diced Potatoes…

Recipe: Baingan Ka Bharta

Cooked some killer Baingan ka Bharta the other day. This is a recipe I’ve constantly kept tweaking over the years and I think I’m now at a stage where I’m finally happy with it. Ingredients: Large Eggplant / Aubergine (roughly the size of a bottle of Jagermeister) – 2 nos Garlic – 1 pod Dry…

Recipe: OMG WTF BBQ Pork Ribs

Barbecued some pork ribs for the first time ever this week, and was amazed at how easy it was to do! I actually discovered BBQ ribs pretty late in life. They were never a big thing growing up, and I ate them for the first time at a TGIF or something. I then had a…

Two line reviews: Thailand

Here’s a two line review of each place I’ve been to in Thailand.   Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan – Crazy party scenes, 36 hour raves etc. You don’t have to party that hard if that’s not your thing, but that’s pretty much what these two islands are known for. We spent 2 days here….