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…

Mighty Spice Express: Phuket Snapper with Hoisin Noodles & Herb Salad

Before & After: Obtaining whole red snappers was far too difficult (and expensive), so I used snapper steaks instead. We both loved the noodles. I liked the salad, Mrs Pomegranate didn’t. She hated the fish. Not just because of the abundance of fish bones (Mrs P. is quite fussy when it comes to bones of…

Mighty Spice Express: Duck Tostadas with Black Beans & Salsa

Not a great picture; sorry about that. Before & After: Those duck breasts served on their own would make any duck lover’s day. YUM. The whole combo left us slightly underwhelmed, however. Mrs Pomegranate dislikes mealy textures, so the beans didn’t go down that well. As for myself, still not a fresh coriander man. I…

Mighty Spice Express: Warm East-Med Aubergine & Tomato Salad

Before & After: Yay! Sumac! Here’s the thing though: sumac-lemon combos = simply too sour. You get warmth from the spices, a burst of freshness from the tomatoes, mellowy texture from the aubergines and crunch from the pine nuts, but that level of sourness, for me, was simply too much. Ironically, it tasted much better…

Mighty Spice Express: Rana’s Keema Shepherd’s Pie

Before & After: I may have just died and gone to… well, wherever it is you go. Wowsers. That sauce is just incredible. Mrs Pomegranate won’t be having any of this until tonight, but rest assured, her verdict will be the same as mine. Herr Volt’s verdict: 5/5 Good Lord.