Masque is the Secret Tables pick in Mumbai. It is outrageously expensive by any standard but makes one pale in India. The Times of India journalist, Rashmay Uday Singh sums it up perfectly: “We come away with our palates singing and our wallets stinging.” It is a great night, despite this, with inventive and delicious […]Read More Masque
Darlings, we’ve Watted you up, we’ve Watted you down, we’ve Watted you all around the town. It’s been grand and it’s been great but the time has come when fate has kicked us in the fleshy rear and booted us from there….all the way over to here. “Here” is Kolkata which is a little like […]Read More What ? The Last Wat !
You look out for the long winding queue… (the restaurants next door have few diners and, inevitably, long faced restauranters who no doubt dream of slipping arsenic into the bubbling vats or releasing rats and cockroaches into the kitchen) but you can’t miss Thipsamai – and as you can see from the photo above very […]Read More Pad Thai-riffic
Are there chillies ? There are Chillies ! There ARE chillies ! THERE…..ARE……….CHILLIIIIES !!!!!!!!!!!Read More Hippie Mug Shots
Cha Ca A surprising Asian pairing of turmeric-galangal-ginger marinated fish with lots and lots of dill. This is the traditional recipe of a classic Hanoian dish. We’ve had a marvelous updated version at Madame Hien’s and another at Pizzas 4Ps (in pizza form). Serves: 4 Timing: About 1 1/2 hours Ingredients 2 two-inch pieces […]Read More Dislocated Recipes for Success – Cha Ca La Vong – Simpson Wong
Phở bò Breakfast of champions, beef or chicken flavoured It took a while for my head to adjust to hot soup in a hot climate first thing in the morning – but it makes a lot of sense. The best joints open at 6am and are closed by 11am. The meat is fresh from the […]Read More Dislocated Hippies Recipes for Success – Saigon Beef Phở
Nu Eatery Pineapple Salad (Troy NGO) Serves: 4 Easy Vegan + Gluten Free Ingredients Pickled shallots 2 shallots, cut into thin rings ¼ cup water ⅛ cup vinegar 2 slices fresh ginger 1 ½ tbs sugar ½ tsp salt Dressing 1 cup orange juice 1 lime, juice and zest 1 lime (optional) 3 passionfruit 1 […]Read More Dislocated Recipes For Success: Vietnamese Pineapple Salad