On the Food Trail – India (Mumbai) – December 2011

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We had a 6 hour halt in Mumbai, on the way to Varodara. I thought we were going to collapse by the time we reached Mangy’s parents’ place. We got out of Mumbai airport with all 10 pieces of luggage, I was grumpy as hell, wondering where we’d park ourselves for 6 hours, but the husband and brother in law had something up their sleeves Continue reading On the Food Trail – India (Mumbai) – December 2011

On the Food Trail – Singapore – December 2011

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Well, we were back in Singapore again! On our way to India this time and we’re only stopped over for a couple of hours. Mangy and his brother have been drooling over the thought of chilli crabs and tiger prawns, so we decided to have a quick dinner before catching our next flight to Mumbai. Continue reading On the Food Trail – Singapore – December 2011

Faux Seafood Paella

While this dish has all the makings of a good paella, I dare not call it a real paella. I fear I will be attacked by paella purists (they are known to be a little crazy). I don’t have a paella pan, and more importantly I didn’t use paella rice. I used Arborio instead. I can’t call it a risotto either, because it didn’t turn out creamy. Whatever we should call it, the fact is, it turned out fab. We finished it in minutes! This recipe calls for a lot of ingredients and quite a few steps. But really, when you get stuck into it, you’ll realise it’s really easy and so worth the effort. Continue reading Faux Seafood Paella

Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

I had to use up some heavy cream and Mangy has been bugging me to make cake for his morning tea. So I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and found this pound cake recipe. This cake is HUGE, so if you need to feed a crowd or just one cake-monster, this is the perfect recipe for you. I’ve changed the recipe to suit us, you’ll find my version below. Instead of icing, I decorated it with homemade Orange Sugar. Continue reading Orange and Chocolate Marble Cake

Soya Sauce Chili Dip

This is a really quick soy dip that goes well with Asian soups, rice porridge or even steamed chicken. I have made so many variations of it, sometimes I render down chicken fat and that, sometimes I add chicken stock, sometimes sesame oil. This recipe is a really basic version, just aim for a good balance of sweet, salty and spicy. Continue reading Soya Sauce Chili Dip