• Cooking
  • Hainanese chicken pie

    Saw a post on Facebook of a video recipe for puff pastry chicken pie and it reminded me of Hainanese chicken pie, a dish unique to Penang. It’s a dish invented by Hainanese cooks for their British masters in colonial Malaysia. Most versions are in a brown sauce – a mixture of soya sauce and Worchestershire […]

  • Eating Out
  • ‘Full Bam’ breakfast at Bambalan

    I had a Wriggle voucher for a ‘Full Bam’ breakfast – Bambalan’s North African influenced Full English. Grilled merguez sausage, streaky bacon, baked eggs, slow cooked tomato, flat mushroom, potato & chickpea hash brown, spiced beans, sourdough. Two eggs, two strips of bacon, two sausages! Their version of a merguez sausage is made from pork. […]