Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted Corn Salad

  This is just a simple, no-fuss salad inspired by Esquites, the Mexican street corn salad. We love buying roasted corn off street carts as much as Mexicans, who also not surprisingly, like the salty, tangy flavours we crave so the recipe didn’t need to be adapted much.  I’ve substituted queso fresco, the  mildly sour-salty, […]

Bacon, orange marmalade, gorgonzola, rye bread, brrsta, fried onions

Fun in a Bun

My biggest purchase on my recent visit to Sri Lanka was bacon – I brought 3 kilos back with me. It’s one of the many reasons that I made a trip to Sri Lanka – to meet people I hadn’t in twenty years and to buy Keells bacon. This may sound […]

Spinach and Prawn Roll Chao Ban, Mumbai

Dim Sum Dinner at Chao Ban

I’ve visited Chao Ban twice in 6 months. When I visited in March at the invitation of their PR agency I didn’t expect much. I came away impressed. We’ve wanted to re-visit ever since and finally two nights ago we had a chance to go there for dinner. This time […]

Feijoa, Goa Sausage, Pav

Feijoa Sloppy Joe

Feijoa is one of my favourite foods. A Goan one-pot dish of Portuguese origin it’s ridiculously easy to make and can be eaten with either bread or rice. It also usually tastes better the next day. I discovered feijoa quite late in life; if I remember correctly I […]

Thali Janaseva Bhojanalay, Pune

Eating Pune 2014

Every year, for the last three years, The Girlfriend and I have been going on a week-long holiday to Pune. Much of the holiday, naturally, is devoted to eating and trying out as many restaurants as we can. Over the years we’ve realised that the places that we’ve […]

Steamed Dim Sum India Jones, Trident, Mumbai

Dim Sum lunch at India Jones

Great service, but disappointing dim sum It’s a been a while since I’ve eaten at India Jones. When it first opened I used to pop in quite often, usually joining chefs Manish Nambiar and Anthony Huang for a late lunch  after the kitchen closed. We’d sit at the […]

Bibimbap-style Rice

Bibimbap-style Rice

It’s easy to fall in love with Dolsot Bibimbap. A beautiful, sunny egg yolk crowns the centre of thinly sliced beef and assorted lightly cooked vegetables arranged on a mound of sticky rice, in a heated stone bowl. You quickly mix the egg with the rice and vegetables […]

Old Monk: India's favourite dark rum

The Cult of Old Monk

No bar in India is quite complete without the obligatory bottle of the country’s most famous rum. Antoine Lewis explores its near-mystic allure Ian Pereira is a devout follower of the “budha sadhu”. For the last 27 years, the commercial photographer has been religiously drinking at least two pegs of Old Monk every evening, abstaining from his […]

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