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Filipino cucumber, tomato, onion, ginger and vinegar salad

Filipino cucumber, tomato, onion, ginger and vinegar salad Here we are in Tagbilaran, the Capital city of Bohol, in the Philippines. I happened to be in a tricycle (the motorbike taxis of the Philippines - a tuk tuk by any other name) with Ollie and Jimboy (Mary’s boy) on the way back to our hotel after watching a film in the city centre. We were cruising along at speed, and I spied the sign below. Any restaurant with a sign with a picture of beer on it has to be a winner in my book. Also ...

Indonesian Oxtail Soup

Indonesian Oxtail Soup My Mum was visiting once, and we took off traveling Indonesia for a couple of nights. Living in Singapore that means a wee ferry ride of 40 minutes, and a car ride for about the same as we decided not the usual resorts of Bintan and Batam for this trip. Whilst there we had this incredible Indonesian Oxtail Soup. This is my recipe in honour of that amazing dish. We went to Bintan Island for this trip with Mum, and ended up staying at a little, “slightly tired”, ...

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 delivered. It was just Mary and I as well, so an “adult” encounter with lots of self-indulgence without the kidlets. Oh yeah and it was 5*’s all the way. We experienced this restaurant one day on a ...