Fresh egg noodles with chilli-garlic oil + everything you like (บะหมี่แห้ง bamee haeng)
For one / No oven / Recipes / Savoury / Thai

Fresh egg noodles with chilli-garlic oil + everything you like (บะหมี่แห้ง bamee haeng)

Springy egg noodles slicked with hot, savoury Chiu Chow chilli oil, topped with everything you like. Fast and satisfying. It is deeply remiss that I have been keeping this recipe from you. I suppose it’s not so much a recipe as an arrangement, a friendly suggestion, one of those things which makes people say, ‘Huh, … Continue reading

Coconut Sticky Rice Pudding with Sweetcorn (Khao niao piak khaophot ข้าวเหนียวเปียกข้าวโพด)
dessert / For one / For two / No oven / Recipes / Sweet / Thai / Treats - no flour / Vegan / vegetarian

Coconut Sticky Rice Pudding with Sweetcorn (Khao niao piak khaophot ข้าวเหนียวเปียกข้าวโพด)

From the archives: a fragrant salty-sweet rice pudding I remember my Pearents making. They didn’t much go in for sweets, preferring fresh fruit or my attempts at baking, but they’d sometimes make huge batches of this, scooping it out from a pot in the fridge and reheating perfectly in the microwave. It’s easy, comforting, and you can control exactly how … Continue reading

Khao na kai for one (chicken in brown gravy on rice ข้าวหน้าไก่)
For one / meat / No oven / Recipes / Savoury / Thai

Khao na kai for one (chicken in brown gravy on rice ข้าวหน้าไก่)

Another solid recipe from Leela’s Simple Thai Food: a very simple, comforting, and old-fashioned Chinese-Thai one dish meal. I didn’t grow up eating this, but instead I had a similar dish called rad na, smoky-sweet wide rice noodles topped with a smooth, deeply flavourful brown gravy. My Pearents made it with chicken, broccoli, and scrambled egg. … Continue reading

Lady & Pups’ perfectly baked sauna eggs with brown butter shoyu mushrooms
For one / Recipes / Savoury / vegetarian

Lady & Pups’ perfectly baked sauna eggs with brown butter shoyu mushrooms

These beautiful eggs are the result of serendipity. A friend was coming to London and happened to want delicious noodles of some sort; since this ramen place was the only one in the desired location which had a decent vegetarian section, we went there. I wondered about the huge soup spoons, which occupied a place in scale … Continue reading

Hot gooey baked chocolate salted caramel pudding for one (or maybe two)
Baking / chocolate / dessert / For one / For two / No yeast baking / Recipes / Sweet / vegetarian

Hot gooey baked chocolate salted caramel pudding for one (or maybe two)

Well, what more can I say? A deep, dark baked chocolate pudding, thin crust, a little sponge, and a rich, saucy chocolate middle. You only need half a bar of chocolate, and you can add caramel (or anything else) if you want simply by dropping a few candies or a spoonful of the set sauce to the … Continue reading

Blood orange, honey and cinnamon yoghurt drink
Drinks / For one / No oven / Recipes / Sweet / Treats - no flour / vegetarian

Blood orange, honey and cinnamon yoghurt drink

Have I been tiresome towards you, friends? Have I been bequeathing you many multi-stage, fussy recipes? Yes. Yes, I have. Have something truly simple. (It does require a blender, though. ETA: I suppose you could also stick it into a lidded jar and shake well.) Blood orange season is, obviously, in full swing. I think … Continue reading