Comfort Food in Monsoon Season
Popular Street Food
Green Beans Meet Sesame Seeds
This Nepalese vegetarian dish will serve 4. Recipe adapted from Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.
Green Bean and Sesame Salad
Indonesia’s National Salad
Shrimp Crackers Meet Peanut Sauce
Gado Gado is probably the most representative type of Indonesian salad, and there are a number of regional variations. It can be eaten as a side dish, can appear at picnics, or can function as the main dish of a meal. Here is a good basic recipe for a Gado Gado which reflects he culinary style of the Java region. Continue reading
Hot, Sweet, Salty, Sour and Bitter
Variety in Flavor, Ingredients, Color
“Food is eaten not just for nourishment. For a Thai, it is an art, a topic of conversation, a source of pleasure.” — Kreesnee Ruangkritya 
The core concepts of Thai cooking are hot, sweet, salty, sour and bitter. A well-designed meal offers a variety in flavors, preparation methods, ingredients, and color.
So if a Red Curry is the main dish, the cook woul Continue reading
Durian Cake and Zuberbuhler’s Special
Raffles, Maugham and Lord Jim Country
“At the end of the tenth century Canton carried on direct trade with the Malay Peninsula.” —Friedrich Hirt and W. W. Rockhill 
For centuries the Malay Peninsula has been an important corridor in the southern sea route of the Spice Route.
The Strait of Malacca was an important Continue reading
City of the Merlion
“Singapore is one of the few great cities of the world which still work.” — Philip Atlee 
“Modern Singapore food is, in fact, all about fusion.” — Molly O’Neill 
Can a city-state have its own cuisine? It would seem so, as Singapore is a multicultural city, a major crossroads of the Pacific, with many influences in its cooking which have developed some unique aspects.
Singapore, with a population of a little over million, has been an independent country since 1965.
Singapore was settled as a modern city by Stamford Raffles of the East Indian Company in the early 19th century and was later part of the British colony of Malaya.