Eating on the boat
We had some fantastic home-style food cooked for us on our slow boat ride up the Mekong. ^ Freshly picked tamarind from a riverside village. ^ Drying chillies in a village. ^ Freshly made papaya salad courtesy of our guide. VERY CHILLI-TASTIC. ^ A simple but delicious stir-fried chicken and vegetable dish. ^ Stewed cricket. Verdict: tastes like a tasty prawn with its shell still...
Eating in: Kapiti Gingernut Ice Cream
^ Nuff said.
Eggsperiment 1: Poaching
Taking a quick break from my travel eating posts. Last week, I experimented with poaching eggs. I saw a video on how Heston makes his perfect poached eggs. It involves: 1 fresh egg slotted spoon to sieve out watery egg bits plate inverted in a pot water boiled at 80C I noticed that the water coming out of my kettle was near 80C, so I wondered if I could get away without doing it on the stove...
Eating in Huay Xai, Laos
^ Fried dough balls. Tasty. ^ Buffalo skin. Technically I didn’t eat this, but you can. Boiled, cut up, fried.. it just looked and smelled a bit rough in this form. ^ Lao hot pot. I love the big bit of fat on top that oozes its way down. ^ Morning-after pho bo. Delicious and beefy.
Chiang Mai eating
After a horrific, 12-hour overnight bus journey from hell, we arrived in Chiang Mai and promptly booked ourselves in for a cooking class. I wasn’t sure how sleep-deprivation and sharp knives were going to work out for me and my two cooking buddies, but we did all right. In fact, we did bloody amazing. Look at what we made! All from scratch. ^ Pound it. Pound it good. ^ Stir-fried...
I went on a 30-day Intrepid tour. We were basically eating non-stop. Let us begin with Bangkok… ^ The first fresh coconut of MANY in the next month.. ^ Pretty condiments. ^ Kuay tiew moo (?). A dry noodle and meatball dish with the soup on the side, from Nara restaurant in the Urban Kitchen dining space. It had loads of beef balls, tripe, livers and CRACKLING. Talk about fortifying...
^ Wayne’s vinegar-soaked, homemade South African chips. What a treat before I had to deal with the gastrocity (gastronomic atrocity) that is economy class food.
Final Hurrah dinner in London
Salt Yard was possibly THE FIRST fancy restaurant I went to when I first arrived in London, so it seemed fitting to go there again for my LAST fancy London dinner. There were 6 of us, and we ended up ordering pretty much everything off the menu and sharing it around. For some reason I don’t have photos of the INCREDELICIOUS stuffed zucchini flowers, but it may have been because we were too...
Paris Eating, Day 5
Food win win WIN! Le Bouillon Chartier. Go there. Eat cheaply, tastily and if you’re like me and trying to dull the annoyance of being scammed by a Romanian youngster, get a bit sauced at lunch on a large glass of delicious red before roaming the streets seeking more food. No English menu, but helpful staff. ^ Rump shaker! A seriously juicy, chunk of rump steak. With fries baby. Oh that...