After travelling by foot and jeep between Chitral and Gilgit over Shandur Pass, I needed food to regain strength. I had been suffering from amoebic dysentery, which was not the best preparation for a walk of over 100 miles in mountainous terrain. The result was that my weight plummeted. I stayed in the Gilgit Tourist Cottage, where they served a wholesome meaty soup made with fine noodles and fresh coriander, which I ate most days, and gradually, I started to regain body weight. This Yakni soup recipe is the closest I can find to this soup.In the Gilgit-Baltistan region, […]
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Goan fish curry is a popular and flavorful dish from the coastal state of Goa in India. It is known for its rich and aromatic blend of spices that create a tantalising curry. My first experience of Goan fish curry was in Oman. I had been working in a location where we usually ate in a fine-dining restaurant located on the compound. At first, I went for rich dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but after a few weeks, I hankered for something else. Then I saw one of the Goan waiters tucking into a curry, which was not on the […]
Reindeer Stroganoff is a dish that puts a unique twist on the classic Beef Stroganoff by using reindeer meat as the primary protein. Reindeer meat is lean and has a slightly gamey flavor, making it an interesting and unconventional choice for this Russian-inspired dish. I first ate Reindeer stroganoff in a hut on the East coast of Svalbard. Outside, the temperature was a bracing -30C℃, but inside, it was a toasty 22℃. Our Italian guide prepared the meal, which he served with rice. It was delicious.It’s essential to cook the reindeer meat thoroughly, but be careful not to overcook […]
Waterzooi is a traditional Belgian stew that is typically made with fish or chicken and vegetables. It is known for its creamy texture and rich flavour. Brings back memories of living in the village of Vossem, not far from Brussels.
Penang steamed fish is a delightful dish that is not only healthy but also bursting with flavors. Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is comprised of two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city of George Town is located, and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. Known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Penang is famous for its rich cultural heritage, vibrant culinary scene, and beautiful landscapes.The state is renowned for its diverse and flavorful cuisine, which reflects a fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Some of […]