Balinese Sweetcorn Soup

Balinese Sweetcorn Soup It truly is not every day that you can say that you have eaten an amazing soup half way up a Balinese volcano. Well yes Mary and I did a few years back now. Off we went one year for a trip to Bali, which was luckily paid for by my company as some recognition of sales ...

Emi’s world famous Japanese roast pork

Again scratching around for recipes for my Japanese section, and our very dear friend, Emi, came up with this beauty.It’s Japanese roast pork. Hold on a minute. Pork, roasting, and did I notice sake in the ingredients - this thing has to be good, right? With the addition of a salad, which is ...

Kid’s Japanese Miso soup, slightly off tradition -but they’ll eat it!

I can’t even think if my two have had this somewhere in the world before or if indeed I did just make it up.Hey who cares my two kids wolfed this down, and I said it was Japanese. Enough said - it’s good for them, it was very tasty, it is simple to make, and delivered two absolutely empty ...

Nikujaga – not Mick Jaggar

My great friend Mitsuyo here in Singapore gave me a steer to have a look at this one.The word literally means “meat-potato”. Can you guess what the main ingredients are? Go on have a guess... Joking aside though, it really is wonderful. Sort of a soup - sort of a stew. Plain white rice is ...

My cold green Japanese style salad with Ponzu on top

I was after recipes for the Japanese section of the book, and I cast the net wide to my Japanese friends and family: in Singapore, Japan, USA . They came back with some absolute crackers for me, from recipes to just great suggestions. Of course slightly tweaked by yours truly, but near to the ...

Vietnamese style lemon grass cockles

Inspiration for this next dish came from a Hanoi food experience one year.Visiting just before Christmas with my family, and my mate and his son from the UK, we explored Hanoi hard from a food perspective – no stone left unturned.I had read about this place prior to the trip and was ...

Vietnamese style, sour fish soup

This is a brand new recipe for me!I have cooked my fair share of Tom Yams, but not like this, this is completely different. No lime juice, no fish sauce, no lemon grass, it’s just different. I am giving this one the country of potential origin as Vietnam, as I did see a similar dish in a ...

Added bonus from the Pho is Flank – no it is not rhyming slang…

Flank!Hmmm, sounds interesting. No it’s not rhyming slang, so what could it be! Well to start you need to have made my Pho Bo to enjoy this one, so please refer to the previous posts on the blog for that. I have to admit this was a complete surprise outcome from the creation of my Pho Bo - ...