Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

Bitter gourd, bitter melon, goya, karela, balsam-pear... this green, knobbly vegetable is actually known under many different names depending on where you are from! As per its name-sake the flavour of the flesh is very bitter and is an acquired taste at first-  but give it a go and you may never look back! This cool … Continue reading Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

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Surf & Turf stuffed Buttercup

Combining the Asian method of steaming in a bamboo basket with a stuffing infused with North African spices, a new dish is born! A whole buttercup is stuffed with the combination of chicken and prawn mince, along with sautéed shallots and porcini mushrooms in an exotic mix of  ras el hanoult spices and a splash of Sauvignon … Continue reading Surf & Turf stuffed Buttercup