Foreign Flavours — Israel: Challah + Home-made Hummus

A happy hannukah if ever there was one! Yummy! CHALLAH RECIPE (from The Cuban Reuben) Ingredients 2¼ tsp dry active yeast 1½ tsp plus ¼ cup sugar ¾-1 cup warm water ¼ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 egg yolk 1½ tsp table salt 8x 1/2 cups flour Instructions In the bowl of your stand…

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…

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…

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.

Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (Indonesian Tofu Stuffed Squid Curry)

Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu [Find original recipe here.] INGREDIENTS 500g/1.1 lbs whole squids, cleaned, drizeeled with freshly squeezed calamansi juice (NOTE: if you can’t find calamansi juice, lime juice will do) 1 block of tofu, mashed 1-2 pieces of asam gelugur (NOTE: I used 1 tbsp of tamarind pulp) 4 kaffir lime leaves 1 turmeric…

Mighty Spice Express: Blue Gate Fez Sandwich

Before and after: Have you ever noticed you tend to be more apprehensive — suspicious even — when trying out a recipe that doesn’t have a photograph? DON’T BE. This was one delicious lunch sandwich, and it took no time at all. Mrs Pomegranate and I used a multi-grain baguette (one half each, obviously) rather…