3 Times Trying a New Dish is a Good Idea (and 3 when it’s not)

Everyone has a unique opinion when it comes to food. Some hate coriander, some love heat from chilies, others are into super sweet or salty…it’s all a matter of taste. By the time we’re adults most of us have made enough mistaken food decisions to pretty much just stick to what we know, but here…

9 Perfect Dessert Pairings for your next Take-away meal

Love desserts? You’re not alone. Who doesn’t enjoy something sweet at the end of a delicious meal? How often have you been full to the brim after a scrumptious meal and then heard yourself ask, “What’s for dessert?” Dessert is not an every day occurrence, at least in many homes and diets. It’s a treat,…

Chopsticks – A History

Chopsticks are used by billions of people around the world, and these simple yet effective utensils have a truly ancient past. The Chinese have been eating using chopsticks since at least 1200 B.C., and by around 500 A.D the eating implements could be found all over the Asian continent from Vietnam to Japan. They began…

Ordering Delicious Takeaway – 4 Factors to Consider

It’s Thursday night. You’ve had a big week at work or school. There’s no way you can summon the energy needed to cook a meal, so it’ll be a take-away, but what to choose? What makes a good take-away meal? Here are the top 4 factors to consider when making a decision about what to…

May Good Fortune Favor You

It’s nice, at the end of a delicious meal of Chinese food, to sit back and unwrap the traditional fortune cookie. The little note inside has become so entrenched in our culture that we even have the saying ‘fortune cookie wisdom’, but did you know that these sweet and crunchy purveyors of knowledge are actually…

Green Papaya Salad – A Northern Thai Specialty

Thai food is some of the most popular in countries like England, Australia, and the United States. We all know the old standbys, Pad Thai, Red Curry, Pad See Yew, but have you ever eaten the spicy Thai dish made with shredded green papaya and a sweet spicy dressing? On Western/English menus it is often…

To Order-In or Not to Order-In, that is the Question.

There is something truly wonderful, decadent even, about having food delivered right to your door. Whatever you fancy – Italian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian – it is available, and with minimal fuss. Home delivery is a convenience of modern life that few of us would ever want to give up. However, there is something…

The Very Best Of Authentic Chinese Cuisine

A traditional way to greet someone in China is to ask “Have you eaten yet?” (ni chile ma). I think we could learn a thing or two from this! China has the most popular cuisine in the world. And it’s no surprise. Dating back over 1000 years, Chinese cooking employs a variety of techniques, styles,…

The History of Manchester’s Chinatown

The first authentic Imperial Chinese arch to be built in Europe stands proudly overlooking Faulkner Street. The paifang is painted red and gold, boasting ornate dragons and phoenixes and symbols of luck and prosperity. At first glance, you may assume it had been there for hundreds of years when, actually, it was erected in 1987!…

What to eat and drink at a Christmas market

Christmas markets are known to be a tradition here in the UK. This is where you can find food, drinks and everything about Christmas – but how will you choose what to try first? Here is our guide to eating, drinking and being merry. Gluhwein Credit: youngadventuress.com No Christmas market is complete without “Glühwein,” the…