Savoir There World Food Awards 2013

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Africa, Americas, Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Continents, Food, Opinion, Photo Journeys, South Korea, Thailand, The Gambia, Wales, Whistler, Worldwide Vacation

Keeping food simple in Siem Reap

Keeping food simple in Siem Reap

As the year drew to a close I found myself writing a post recapping my favourite travel memories of 2013 and I learned a couple of things about myself in the process – firstly that many of my favourite moments of the year involve nature and animals, and secondly that when I’m not looking for an animal-related activity, I’m basically eating.

So to celebrate and commemorate all the fantastic food that I’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months I decided to hold my own mini world food awards based on all the places I’ve travelled to and eaten in during 2013. No golden envelopes or teary speeches here, just a list of my best eats of 2013…

Thailand for the Tastebuds: How to Make Mango and Sticky Rice

Written by Jaillan Yehia. Posted in Asia, Food, London, Thailand

Thai glutinous rice - perfect for making dessert!

Thai glutinous rice – perfect for making dessert!

I’ve been obsessed with mango and sticky rice since having it for the first time in a Thai restaurant in the Petronas towers, Kuala Lumpur.

Since then I’ve taken every opportunity to sample different versions of this delicious dessert – and I’ve even sought out a few recipes in a bid to find out how to make mango and sticky rice myself at home  – sometimes with reasonable success.

So when a Thai festival in London’s Selfridges included a cooking demonstration I went along to get some tips…