Moynaq ship graveyard

My culinary tour of Central Asia ended like it started – at a restaurant. Just a few countries into the blog, the arrival of Kyrgyzstan was an early warning of the total dearth of regional shopping options in London. In retrospective, this may not have been such a terrible thing. My compensatory push to find … Continue reading Moynaq ship graveyard

The Sidek serve

In the two years I lived above a Malaysian restaurant in New Haven, I steadily worked my way through its menu. My benchmarks for roti canai and nasi lemak set back then at the turn of the century have been seldom matched, never exceeded. The only section I didn’t bother with were the salads; I … Continue reading The Sidek serve

They spent four dollars and ninety cents on armaments and their defence

A cycling enthusiast friend once told me the Tour de France was the most challenging sporting event in the world. I had no reason to disagree. 3,500 kilometres of hills are whizzed through in 21 days at an unfathomable speed of 40k an hour, faster than cars are allowed to go on many of London’s … Continue reading They spent four dollars and ninety cents on armaments and their defence