Besbarmak Meat Pasta Kazakhstan

Besbarmak meat pasta kazakhstan

Besbarmak, a heap of sliced meat served on a bed of pasta squares is Kazakhstan’s national dish, as well as a tasty legacy of the nomads that roam the country’s steppes. The name besbarmak literally means ‘five fingers’ and comes from the way the dish is eaten – on a large platter to serve several … Read more

Korean Beef Bulgogi

Korean Beef Bulgogi grilled on a plate with a bowl of white rice

This barbecue season we have decided to put something with a little more zing over our coals: out with the tofurkey sausages and in with the beef bulgogi, the delicately sliced, carefully marinated pieces of sirloin that come to us from the Korean Peninsula. MEAT ON FIRE – FROM MAEKJEOK TO NEOBIANI Beef bulgogi – … Read more

Bobotie South African Meatloaf Casserole

Bobotie South African meatloaf casserole

What do you get when you throw a some ground meat, eggs and bread at an 17th century Dutch spice ship? The answer is bobotie, South Africa’s national dish that was born of a dark union between colonizers, slaves and the centuries-old spice trade. Bobotie is a dish of sweet and zesty mince meat topped … Read more

Maqbous Omani Chicken Saffron Chana Dal Spiced Rice

Maqbous Omani chicken saffron chana dal spiced rice

Maqbous is a chicken and rice dish packed with a legion of spices and a sweet rosewater-raisin tang that hails from Oman in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula. It’s a close cousin of the Saudi kabsa, the Yemeni mandi, and the Indian biryani and reminds us a lot of Gambian benachin. Oman is one of the … Read more

Arroz Chaufa Peruvian Cantonese Stir Fried Rice

Arroz chaufa Peruvian Cantonese stir fried rice

Think of a classic Peruvian dinner, and arroz chaufa might not be the first thing that springs to mind. You might instead conjure up a plate of ceviche or a barbequed cuy (guinea pig!) washed down with a pisco sour. Spend an evening in Lima, however, and you are just as likely to find yourself tucking into a hearty … Read more