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Korean Fireflies

Finding the real Korea When travelling in a foreign country you probably want to experience the real thing, get a feeling for the local people and their life, what they really eat and how they live, how they entertain themselves, how they interact. But more often than not, as a visitor to the country you […]

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Salmon, Soba and Spice

Kiwi, Korean and Japanese influences all paid a part in the creating of this dish. I had been on a bit of a Korean gochuchang binge anyway, loving its umami bite. And I wanted some soba. I had a bit of a hankering for my time spent living in Japan- truth be told. And with […]

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Monkeying with Food

The year of the Monkey has just begun in the lunar calendar. Often called Chinese New Year, it is also celebrated by other Asian countries to various degrees. I have been lucky enough to have been living in China and Korea at different times, and have celebrated this amazing holiday in both cultures. There is […]

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Fermentation Bug

I know that fermented food is good for you. It is all the rage from kombucha to kimchi, sauerkraut to sourdough, kefir to kashk. People have got the fermentation bug. I absolutely hate sauerkraut, but adore kimchi. Go figure; both are variations on fermented cabbage. I guess I need that chilli hit. I also really […]

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Crab night in Singers

If you read all the food travel sites, then you would could be forgiven for believing that Singapore is all about Hawkers markets or Singapore Chilli Mud crab. And as a tourist there, it is relatively easy to get advice on where to go to get these things. Of course, in doing so, you run […]

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