Asia

what to do with leftover cabbage

What to do with leftover cabbage

This is a lively, fresh-tasting winter salad, and a good way to use up leftover cabbage that hasn't been cooked to death. You can also do this very successfu...
quick asian sauce for salmon

Quick Asian Sauce for Salmon

This is a sauce for salmon that is also a very quick way to cook salmon fillets whilst at the same time giving them a bit of pep. Serve with instant pak choi...
japanese meatball recipe

Japanese meatballs

I am pretty hopeless with chopsticks in spite of lots of practice but the fact that these Japanese-style has nothing to do with their being easier to eat than a...
Nikka from the barrel whisky

Nikka whisky from the barrel

Lucky me! A house guest has just given me a bottle of Nikka Whisky From the Barrel. I’m twice blessed too because not only is it a fine whisky, it’s also the...
Chinese aubergines and garlic

Chinese Aubergines with Garlic

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year this month and this is a Chinese dish which brings me particularly happy memories. This is the Chinese name for this ...
teppanyaki recipe with chicken and prawns

Teppanyaki with Chicken and Prawn

"How I find important place with bus and tube? Is impossibility. Tube map is like plate of noodles. Bus route is in-understandable." -Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chi...
grapefruit pip tea

Grapefruit Pip Tea

In my stocking this year my daughter (aka 'elf' - see left-over pasta) secreted two tins of tea she'd collected when last in Shanghai. One was rosemary tea -...