• 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
  • Afternoon Tea at Brown’s

    Had English afternoon tea as part of a friend’s hen party. Dinner afterwards was in Toro (post to follow). Top tier: Profiteroles, Victoria sponge, and meringues. Middle tier: Smoked salmon and cream cheese, egg (and cress separate as a garnish), cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. Bottom tier: Scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. I found […]

  • Eating Out
  • Brunel’s Buttery

    This institutional place is located in an unassuming brick hut near the S.S. Great Britain. I had a bacon and egg in a roll. Bread is hearty and the runny egg yolk dripped onto my fingers (the drippy egg yolk is apparently how the sandwich gets the egg banjo moniker). The coffee is made in […]