Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak, the Travelling Chef Living the Dream at Home

2019-02-16T18:58:44+07:00By |

Cambodian Chef Tim Pheak has probably travelled more than most Cambodian chefs his age. Yet he says he is finally living the dream as an executive chef in Cambodia's Siem Reap, where he's cooking elegant renditions on traditional Cambodian dishes with organic local produce. Cambodian chef Tim Pheak – Cambodians put family names first, so you'd …

The Young Cambodian Chef Cooking Local Food For People Who Travel for Food

2018-11-14T00:07:43+07:00By |

Meet the young Cambodian chef cooking local food for people who travel for food. We chat to chef Mork Mengly of Pou Restaurant and Bar about cooking strange things, beautiful plating, and taking Cambodian food to the world. The young Cambodian chef cooking local food for people who travel food is chef Mork Mengly, the …

Bangkok Street Food Dishes To Try – Do As The Locals Do, Graze All Day

2018-12-17T17:03:37+07:00By |

Bangkok street food dishes you must try when you're on the move in the Thai capital include rice porridges, soups, noodles, and fried snacks, such as the chefs’ favourite, oyster omelette. You could eat on the streets from breakfast through to dessert, if you do as the locals do and graze all day. When we asked …

Footpath Feasting: Vietnam Eating Tips from a Local Expert

2018-11-26T15:08:22+07:00By |

Planning a holiday in Vietnam with food a high priority? Who better to consult for Vietnam eating trips than a local expert, the kind we go to for recommendations when we head back to Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City resident, writer, and street food tour operator, Barbara Adam. As long as we've been travelling – and long before we started …

Our Favourite Local Noodle Shop In Hoi An

2018-10-25T11:17:34+07:00By |

“Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me…” blares at life-threatening volume from a people-carrier that has stopped outside the restaurant we've just sat down in. It's a rather incongruous aural assault in this quiet lane that is home to our favourite local noodle shop in Hoi An, in Central Vietnam. This modern people mover, filled to …

Eating Out in Melbourne: Melbourne’s Contemporary Asian Restaurants

2019-01-28T12:37:18+07:00By |

Whatever you eat, eating out in Melbourne is a delight, but there is a food movement there at the moment that doesn’t involve food trucks or Mexican food (don’t ask) and that’s the food of Melbourne's contemporary Asian restaurants. Sure, modern Asian has been around a while, but new restaurants keep opening in Melbourne that are pushing …

Spaghetti con Vongole e Bottarga Recipe

2017-12-06T17:24:04+07:00By |

This spaghetti con vongole e bottarga recipe was taught to me by locals in Teulada, Sardinia. I then made it for them a couple of nights later for a dinner party — and they liked it! When we checked into our casa in Teulada, Sardinia, our host Antonio showed us around the charming apartment. In addition …

Perpignan: Food, Wine, Walking, and Conversation

2019-04-22T16:36:07+07:00By |

“Walk, just walk,” was the advice we received from Carl, the owner of our petite weekend pad in Perpignan, when we asked him what we should do. “Oh, and eat and drink…” And so began a long weekend of food, wine, walking and conversation in Perpignan, one of Southern France's liveliest cities. We had escaped …

Tripe and Trotters, Hairdryers and Handguns — Jerez Market

2019-04-22T16:09:50+07:00By |

If the way to a culture’s heart is through its stomach, then the people of Jerez, whose market feeds them some of the finest produce on earth, must be the happiest people in Spain, if not the world. And they do seem to be a jolly and friendly lot. Our first morning in the city, …