No one ever told me the number one rule of Sri Lankan food. With all the talk of spices and influences they failed to mention one vital thing: you only have three minutes to find it and eat it. Never has a country been so elusive when it comes to food. It’s not that there … More The number one rule of Sri Lankan food
I’ve had a little break from this – a Christmassy break in Singapore which I’ll write about soon – but I need to write about Thai food first, before I forget everything in all the excitement of new cuisines. We would never have found Mint Kitchen but for a series of fortunate events. I arrived … More Where to find the best Thai food on Ko Tao (hint: it’s at Mint Kitchen)
If you ever find yourself in Kuala Lumpur, make sure you go to Fat Brother Satay on Jalan Alor. You won’t be disappointed. It’s firmly on the beaten track and full of tourists but don’t let that put you off. There are enough weird things on offer to satisfy your cravings for intrepid. Jalan Alor … More Sataysfaction in Kuala Lumpur
Warning: this is a tale of gluttony and is not for the faint-hearted reader. Two of our dear friends recently moved to Singapore, which is extremely handy for us travellers of Asia and is obviously the main reason they moved. We stopped off in October to celebrate our birthdays. Singapore is the place to brunch. … More Brunching in Singapore: a tale of decadence
The thing with street food is that you have to try it the moment you see or smell it, whether you’re hungry or not. You might never find it again. It’s an ephemeral business. Sometimes it’s very good, sometimes it’s downright wrong and sometimes it deserves a second chance but we just don’t have the … More Mexican street food – from best to worst
On Sunday 9th August, I ate steak and it was good. Quite possibly the best. Ever. Despite our ‘no repeats’ policy we returned to a parilla on La 70, Laureles, Medellín. Sometimes you just need to know you’re guaranteed good food and this was one of those times. We’d found the place two days earlier … More Déjame Que Te Cuente Parilla: quite possibly the best steak I’ve ever had.
Colombia wasn’t always on my list of must-see places. I didn’t know much about it but I’d heard it was dangerous and I had the impression all tourists were kidnapped the moment they stepped off the plane. But the further we travelled and the more people we spoke to the more it became a sort … More First impressions of Colombia