What’s blisteringly hot? David Thompson’s Nahm, Bangkok

September 10, 2012
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One of the most popular posts on The Gourmet Forager is one recreating David Thompson’s tom yum goong recipe (Thai hot and sour soup with prawns) – one that is at first glance intimidatingly complex yet once attempted, I found it was simple, reliably reproducible yet no less impressive. The flavours were so punchy and […]

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Kitchen Table Confidential at The Aviary, Chicago

July 7, 2012
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When a new food establishment pops up in my consciousness, I transform into a virtual tyre kicker, sniffing around for potential and perusing the menu surreptiously. If it holds promise, there is a semi-serious attempt to mentally file away the find with the vague hope that it’ll be dredged up at will to save the […]

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Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile

December 19, 2009
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I dislike of being cold, I’m a creature in my element in warm conditions. It was bitterly cold in Salta, Argentina – much colder than winters in mild weathered Sydney. The thought of wearing a beanie or hat for warmth in Sydney hasn’t ever come close to crossing my mind, yet in Salta I would […]

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Vietnamese eating tour – Ho Chi Minh (part 2)

July 13, 2009

The second part of the Ho Chi Minh eating tour sees us setting off for the Binh Tay markets in Chinatown. We decide to set off early and walk there leisurely before the humidity melts us and before we become sticky and irritated. The walk has us navigating the gauntlet of speeding, weaving, beeping motorbikes. […]

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Good thaimes at Longrain

May 13, 2009

Yes, clearly I couldn’t help myself when the opportunity presented itself to take a stab at a Thai pun name. Oh, I’m not making fun of Longrain – we’re great friends – we go way back. Before I discovered the tasty Thai fare there, I discovered their very delectable Bloody Mary. It’s the Bloody Mary […]

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Masterchef Australia: The Martini Club battle

May 7, 2009

This week I had the privilege of attending a Masterchef Australia battle. As one can expect, filming is ahead of what is currently being shown on TV – so whilst the Australian public are still watching the top 20 contestants battle it out on the telly, I was with my friend OggieBad at an event […]

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Som Tum anyone?

April 2, 2009

There have already been a few posts dedicated to this delectable Thai green papaya salad, but how can one get enough of som tum? When friends just back from the UK asked us to pick up some som tum ingredients the next time we head out west to Cabramatta, we happily obliged as it gave […]

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Decadent gluttony in the first class lounge

February 25, 2009

The co-pilot and I recently travelled to NZ to visit family on Waiheke Island. And because we were travelling internationally, we made use of the (new) Qantas first class lounge in Sydney – a small positive that comes from the co-pilot’s incessant travelling and consequent Platinum frequent flyer status. I was excited as this was […]

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Hello, you sexy, irresistable Brazilian piece of meat

February 3, 2009

I presume you’re beef? That’s right. It’s churrascaria fever baby. Recently my friend Jo and I caught up at one of the new churrasco joints that have been springing up all around Sydney – the one we went to was on William Street in East Sydney. Like all churrascarias, it’s an all-you-can-eat affair. Excellent! My […]

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