My introduction to a masala dosa was in a Brahman restaurant near the Ramanthaswamy Temple in Rameswaram. If I timed it right, a boy in a white sarong wearing a Brahmin string over his shoulder whisked past swinging an urn between tables. Perfumed incense filled the air hovering like mist above the hungry crowd.Continue reading masala dosa
At the end of 2018 I entered Singapore for the eighth time. One of the reasons I’d been back so many times was food. My mouth had watered at the thought of venturing into Komala Vilas again. I ate breakfast there every morning, but there was more to taste than just South Indian vegetarian food.Continue reading a taste bud for singapore
I saw a t-shirt in a Japanese restaurant before I left on this trip last October that said, “I travel to eat” and thought, that’s me! But Taiwan had not met my expectations in the eating department. My best Taiwanese meal had been the cheapest when I visited a night market.Continue reading the contents of a dish are not always in the name
One of the joys of travelling for me is food, especially in Asia. So while I sat savouring banh beo, another Vietnamese dish, I heard four English girls order chips and cokes. I thought to myself, why are they bothering to leave England if not to try something new? Continue reading Not just banh beo
Where I live, there are oodles of Vietnamese restaurants. Being a lover of most Asian foods, you’d think I would have ventured into more than one or two especially since I planned to visit Vietnam. That wasn’t the case.
So before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, I got my first introduction into its delight on the flight – lotus fruit. Continue reading Vietnamese treat