Roast mutton

Around the world: Chinese – Xinjiang

Xinjiang cuisine belongs to the Uyghur minority, a Muslim ethnic group that originated from the northwest border of China. Given that the Xinjiang region is bordered by neighbouring countries including Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India border, food from the area is characterised by lamb, beef, and chicken, and is halal. What to eat? Shou La Mien: Handmade noodles that have been … Continue reading Around the world: Chinese – Xinjiang

Kibbeh is a type of Syrian food.

Around the world: Syrian

Syrian cuisine is much like the first cousin of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, mainly because it was so heavily influenced by the Ottoman Empire. This means they’re huge fans of tangy, salty, and sour flavours. One of the many highlights of Syrian food is their version of tapas known as mezza, which refers to a generous serving of small dishes such as dips or salad. … Continue reading Around the world: Syrian

Brazilian food Purple bean feijoada

Around the world: Brazilian

We all know Brazilians know how to party. Take the Carnival of Brazil as a prime example; it’s an exuberant, colourful affair. At the heart of such extravagant parties for any Brazilian is the food.  Much like their parties, Brazilian cuisine is heavily influenced by an eclectic mix of Portuguese, African, and native Indian food. Although like any other country the food varies region by … Continue reading Around the world: Brazilian

Kanelbulle is a Swedish cinnamon roll

Around the world: Swedish

Maybe if it weren’t for Ikea, most of Australia would be clueless about what exactly is Swedish cuisine. For most part, the giant retailer paints quite a good picture of what Swedish cuisine is all about. While it’s not something they created, the Swedes do really enjoy sugary breads such as cinnamon buns, and meatballs. This Scandinavian country also know how to enjoy their seafood, … Continue reading Around the world: Swedish

Dish of Colcannon

Around the world: Irish

With Ireland being a country rich in history, Irish food has evolved with the social and political changes. At one point farming heavily influenced how the Irish lived and ever since then potatoes, grains, and dairy have become staples in any Irish diet. What to eat? Irish stew: Traditionally made up of leftovers in the fridge but commonly made up of stewed lamb, potatoes, carrots, … Continue reading Around the world: Irish