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The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

The Cambodian Curry Paste Called Kroeung

Along with prahok (fermented fish paste), the Cambodian curry paste called kroeung is one of the distinctive signature ingredients in the Khmer kitchen. Flavouring everything from soups to stir-fries, its characteristics are a source of immense pride for a good Cambodian cook. With a base of lemongrass,...
Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Best Bangkok Floating Markets for Foodies

Skip the touristy floating markets such as Damnoen Saduak if you’re a fan of street food. Instead, make a beeline for these comparatively off-the-tourist-radar spots which we believe are the best Bangkok floating markets for foodies. A birds-eye-view of a canal crammed with narrow wooden boats,...
Weekend in Melbourne

Weekend in Melbourne

When we lived in Sydney, Melbourne was one of our favourite frequent getaways for a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping. Here are our quick tips for a Weekend in Melbourne. Get a taste of its mouthwatering food scene here. Check in Stay in one of...
Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

Authentic Beef Massaman Curry Recipe

An authentic beef Massaman curry is my favourite kind of Thai curry so there was no doubt I’d get around to making it sooner or later as part of our Year of Asian Cookbooks project. It’s the earthiness of Southern Thailand’s Massaman curry that makes...
Monday Memories: Tetsuya Wakuda

Monday Memories: Tetsuya Wakuda

On a brilliant, bright, sunny Saturday afternoon in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Lara and I took a taxi to the slowly-gentrifying working class suburb of Rozelle. We were armed with three bottles of wine and were on our way to dine at a restaurant called...
Beguiling Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam

Beguiling Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam

A dazzling unspoilt seascape distinguished by clusters of verdant islands, craggy islets, limestone karsts, and schist outcrops that dramatically rise out of jade coloured waters, beguiling Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam is one of those enigmatic places that captures the imagination and doesn’t let go....