Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fish Soup with Lemongrass

Fish-Soup-with-LemongrassBy Raymund

Today’s recipe the Fish Soup with Lemongrass will be coming directly from a recipe book called Little Vietnam by Nhut Huynh and it is one of the first recipes I will try from this amazing book. I chose this dish as I love noodle soup dishes, they are full of flavour and aroma, I think I won’t go wrong on this one. Little Vietnam brings together 80 authentic recipes that capture the energy, colour and excitement of Vietnamese cooking.

Acclaimed Vietnamese chef and restauranteur Nhut Huynh shares his passion for the food that sustained his family during times of war and separation and which today inspires him to explore Vietnam’s wonderfully rich culture. Continue reading

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Each dish has a rich history

Silk Road Vegetarian delves into the cultural and spiritual traditions of the Silk Road to show how cultural traditions have influenced the cuisine. Each dish has a rich history—linking past to present in a particular place. At the same time, the recipes address pressing contemporary needs by showing us how to eat a healthy, balanced and yet interesting diet with locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients.

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Korea has experienced huge transformation


One of the main attractions that bring visitors to the neighborhoods of Bukchon, Insa-dong and Samcheon-dong, is the Hanok, or traditional Korean house. Although many people get to see the picturesque small streets lined with these traditional houses, not many people get to go inside. This is what inspired Nani Park, Robert Fouser and Jongkeun Lee to write and publish Hanok: The Korean House which was released in late 2014.

In recent years, Korea has experienced huge transformation and development, often referred to as “the miracle on the Han River”. While Seoul’s skyscrapers and luxury apartments have been popping up all over the city, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is also experiencing a surprising renaissance. Continue reading

Asian horror fiction is an expanding

9780804843881-300x400By David Eimer, South China Morning Post (

Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok’s sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural. But Jim Algie’s short-story collection, The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand, aims to go further, tapping into the deep vein of superstition that runs through Thai society and blurring the line between precarious reality and a disturbing dream world.
Algie’s stories are not for the squeamish. A failed snake handler, body disfigured by cobra bites, ruminates on life’s disappointments, while a Bangkok bar girl takes out one of her customers’ eyes with her stiletto heel. Most gruesome of all, a high-society model and actress undergoes an interrupted abortion, leading to a nightmarish tale of abandoned foetuses, a bird-eating spider and prayers to arcane medieval spirits. Continue reading