Asia

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 steak salad recipe

A slightly Japanese salad of steak leaves

A friend broke a favourite glass, and offered to cook lunch to make up for it – a very generous offer. The inspiration for what he made came originally from ...
japanese meatballs 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 -...