Best food to try in Mongolia

Mongolian food and drink

Mongolian food is influenced by the extreme climate.  Winter temperatures drop to -40°C and then rise to +50°C during the summer. Due to the extreme climates, it is difficult or impossible to grow anything.  Chicken cannot survive the extreme temperatures, so they are imported.  Fruit and vegetables are also imported and are generally very expensive.  One … Read more Best food to try in Mongolia

5 unique foodie experiences in Tokyo, Japan

5 culinary highlights in Tokyo

When it comes to foodie highlights, Tokyo is a must on any culinary bucket list. We love Japanese food a lot, a cuisine which is so highly regarded that it has even been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Tokyo is one of the best places in the country to enjoy some truly unique Japanese foodie experiences. … Read more 5 unique foodie experiences in Tokyo, Japan

Our 10 best traditional food of Japan

Japanese food is hands down one of the best in the world. But don’t just take our word for it: in December 2013, the Japanese cuisine (called Washoku), was added to UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage list. Which other cuisines do you know are UNESCO listed?!! We’ve been to Japan several times during our travels … Read more Our 10 best traditional food of Japan

Simple recipe for Japanese green tea cake

Recipe for japanese green tea cake

We love Japanese food, especially the desserts. Matcha is finely ground green tea powder yumminess and is the base for a lot of sweet prizes in Japan, like cakes or ice cream. Anything with matcha in it gets us very excited and definitely ranks as one of our 10 favourite Japanese foods. To find out more, check … Read more Simple recipe for Japanese green tea cake

Chinese stir fried vegetables with garlic

Stir fried vegetables with garlic is a popular side dish in China

Chinese stir fried vegetables is a popular, delicious and healthy side dish to accompany any meal. Popular vegetables to use include spinach, bak choi, snow peas or green beans. Here is our recipe from our course at the Yangshuo Cooking School. Ingredients to make stir fried vegetables: 1 bunch of green vegetables 1 teaspoon of … Read more Chinese stir fried vegetables with garlic

Chinese stir fried chicken cashew nuts recipe

Stir fried chicken cashew nuts is a popular dish throughout China

Chinese stir fried chicken cashew nuts (or “kung pao chicken”) is a popular dish in China and a particular favourite of these two greedy boys.  It has become a popular Chinese food in Western Chinese take aways. It originated from the Sichuan province in China and ideally uses the popular (and spicy) Sichuan peppercorns.  As with … Read more Chinese stir fried chicken cashew nuts recipe