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Karamiso ramen from Sendai Ramen Mokkori in Bangkok
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Comfort Food: Ramen

I came late to the ramen party. Before I had my first taste in 2015, ramen was a noodly mystery to me – something I saw on American TV shows where packet versions were used to signify someone who was broke. I didn’t even know…

14 January, 2017
A close up of stir-fried green pak wan, garlic and mushrooms from Nahm, Bangkok
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Fine dining in Bangkok – lunch at Nahm

There’s something a little obscene about splashing out on an expensive meal in Bangkok when good, cheap food is so readily available everywhere. From those fantastic portable street stalls hawking meat lollies, to the hole-in-the-wall vendors dishing out soups and stir fries, you can…

28 November, 2016
The seafood salad from Papdakis Taverna is awesome
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Crete in 6 dishes and drinks

I have a particularly gooey soft spot when it comes to Crete. It’s where some of my earliest (and happiest) family holiday memories were made. I remember watching costumed dancers at Greek Nights, listening intently to mythologies about the Minotaur, and spending long summer…

10 November, 2016
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East London foods and where to find them

As a tourist in my own country, I find it’s difficult to discover homegrown dishes I haven’t tried before. If I were new to the UK I’d be all over the fry-ups, roast dinners, fish and chips and Tikka Masala like a greedy food-seeking…

31 May, 2016
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10 things I’ve learned about Mexican food

As someone whose lifetime experience of Mexican cuisine was previously limited to Old El Paso meal kits and cactus-themed restaurants, I can safely say that actual Mexican food from actual Mexico is worth spending time discovering. Mexico is DELICIOUS. So delicious, in fact, that…

21 May, 2016