A year on the road exposed us to many delicious dishes in Asia. My own delicious dish, Kristen, has somehow miraculously managed to stay slim and gorgeous while I have taken on a barrel like shape and are preparing myself for several bouts of serious dieting once we get back to Sydney, Here are some […]Read More Food Glorious Food
It was raining. Tropically. End of the world style. Hmmm, what’s this ? A nice bourgeois looking bolt hole, suitable for a dilapidated hippie to seek peace and shelter therein from the stormy wall of water…. Or so I thought ! Alchemy, a Vegan establishment ! I glanced about at my fellow diners. It was […]Read More Billy goes Vegan (momentarily)
Peace and love reigned on the ocean wave. Gorgeous folk posed. Exotic food abounded. Weird art was draped in the stairwells between decks, including this beguiling Javanese nose horn player. Boys and girls looked thoughtfully on. Tigers and peacocks also….what the….tigers and peacocks ? What could possibly go wrong there ? The whole animal Kingdom […]Read More The Love Boat
Back in Singapore after almost a year’s staggering about in the near, and distant, north. All of Asia is beautiful, the people extraordinarily enchanting, decent, kind, civilised and friendly. But Singapore is something special. We all remember reading about powerful city states in ancient times, Athens, Thebes etc. Singapore is the spiritual descendant of these, […]Read More Singapore ? We adore !
Forget about Tiffany’s these are our epiphanies… When travelling included-breakfasts are a big deal. Depending on their largesse they can keep you going for the day AND the heavy duty of sightseeing and walking miles not knowing where you’re going. We have come across some exceptional ones in our travels Vientiane, Laos The transcendental rice […]Read More Breakfast Epiphanies
There is only one dish I’ll get down and dirty for and that is Crab. Bill on the other hand can’t understand all the fuss – but generously indulged me (once again). The Ministry of Crab – think of it as Crab Mecca. It is a strange joint. There’s a pub next door with a […]Read More Abra-crab-dabra: The Ministry of Crab, Colombo
When in Madurai there are some culinary delights one has to try; Halwa and jalebi from the Nagapattanam Halwa shop still drawing the crowds 119 years later – Granted it’s an ideal location on the doorstep of the Meenakshi temple. The jalebi is a sweet fried spiral, tasting a little like baklava – but without […]Read More Tasty Madurai Treats
Kerala is the ‘land of spices’. It has been on the tourist route for centuries as well as being a trading hub. Its climate and soil are perfect for growing pepper, cardamom, curry leaves, chilies, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and turmeric. Coconut is king and features in some form or other, be it the pulp, the […]Read More Dislocated Recipes for Success: Pollichathu