Foreign Flavours – Vietnam: Pho Bo

If I ever decide to officially fall in love with food, Pho Bo may be a perfect match. Good heavens. It takes a considerable amount of time to make (8 hours for the bone broth alone), but the end result makes you forget about that in a heartbeat. YUM. Behold, my selection of beef bones,…

Foreign Flavours – The Comoros: Papayes vertes au gratin

I struggled finding exciting recipes for the Comoro Islands/the Comoros (but not the Comoros Islands). That is, until I started Googling in French. BOOM! A whole new world! I went for a green papaya gratin from La Comorienne, even though the recipe had pictures of a regular (fully matured) papaya. Meh. For an African dish,…

Foreign Flavours – South Sudan: Baseema

Aka South Sudanese lemon-coconut cake. Behold, a baseema square straight from the tin. So, so moist. Loads of sugar, but a tangy kick from the lemon syrup in the end. It’s all good! BASEEMA RECIPE (found here) INGREDIENTS 5 eggs 140g icing sugar 200ml vegetable oil 500g plain yoghurt 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g plain…

Foreign Flavours – Malaysia: Beef Sambal Tumis

Of all the wonderful dishes we sampled on our road trip through Malaysia this summer, the beef sambal tumis I had on Perhentian Besar was the one I was most anxious to try out myself once we’d made it back to Belgium. Lo and behold: It’s not much of a looker, granted, but to be…

Malaysian (Street) Food – Penang

The third and final part of our foodie trip through Malaysia! 1. Prawn Village (Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, Penang) Before crossing Penang Bridge, we headed over to Simpang Ampat for one of the culinary highlights of our trip: chilli crab at Prawn Village. It’s a local restaurant, so don’t expect to find many Western tourists…

Malaysian (Street) Food – Kuala Lumpur

He’s baaaaaack… And he’s got loads to share! If you’ve been to this blog before, you know that before leaving for Malaysia I compiled a KL street food bucket list. I’m happy to report that I was able to tick off every item on the list (with a few geographical changes along the way)… and…

Foreign Flavours: The Board

Guess who finally got round to making the Foreign Flavours board today? It’s been awarded a prime spot in our kitchen, right next to our dining table! The first countries have been scratched off, with a whole lot of world left to discover.šŸ˜‰ Stay tuned!

The Indonesian Spirit

One year ago, my wife and I left for beautiful Bali. I fell in love with the island, its people and its food from the moment we arrived (which, admittedly, was after a 9-hour delay in Dubai) and have secretly been plotting our return ever since. To mark the occasion (any excuse will do, though),…

Kuala Lumpur Food Tour — Prep

The firstĀ and last leg of our road trip through Malaysia this summer will be KL, a city famous for, amongst other things, its fab food. Mrs Pomegranate and I are doing a guided food tour in Penang, so we decided to do our own self-guided version in between the remainder of our KL itinerary. We…