Chinese Herbs — Help, please!

Asian supermarkets are my shopping downfall. I always end up with a vast array of exotic delicacies, strange treats and, indeed, mysteries. On my last visit this box of Chinese herbs called out to me. You WANT me. Stop fighting. You NEED me. I caved. So here I am, trying to determine which is which….

Birthday Baking 2016: An Overview

Turning 32 tomorrow, so LOADS of birthday bakes over the weekend (and fortunately, plenty of guests to feed as well)! From top to bottom: Chocolate cupcakes with pomegranate frosting and caramel popcorn topping Bacon cinnamon rolls Chocolate-covered grape skewers (classic ones, sprinkles and a few with a pinch of sea salt. Mmmm.) Pear and Grana…

Halloween Baking (Part I): Spooky Fougasse

Spooky rosemary fougasse featuring an olive, garlic and Emmental plague. Served these with a semi-guacamole (i.e. guacamole without the tomato and coriander) for maximum gore effect! 😉

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. 😉 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 first 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…