Since you’ve been so good all week, we have a few treats up our sleeves to binge on this weekend. Feel like a cooking project? You bet we’ve got the right dish. Want to venture out for a new snack? We've got your back. In need of a social clip to laugh at? Even better!
Hope you’ve got an appetite because here is your weekly serving of what to read, eat, watch and feed this week in the world of the food-obsessed. Just bring yourself.
In a modern, cosmopolitan world, authenticity of certain meals can be hard to define. Is a bowl of tonkotsu ramen cooked outside of Japan still authentic, or is this status only lost once it’s cooked by a non-Japanese chef? Yasmin Noone embarked upon a quest to find out how to define authenticity, with a helping hand from some authoritative food figures.
Nestled in the Sydney botanical gardens is a new restaurant by Vietnamese sweetheart, Luke Nguyen. The former café has been transformed into a romantic restaurant with clean gold and pastel fittings. The menu steps away from traditional Vietnamese fare and puts native Australian produce in the mix with garnishes like fried saltbush. Nguyen tells SBS Food there may even be a fish sauce ice cream soon.
Combining her passions of food and travel, well-known TV presenter and Reality TV star, Lee Chan, is eating her way around the world. With her taste buds leading the way, Lee travels to every corner of globe cooking up local favorites, modern delicacies and delicious desserts.
It needs no introduction, but this hot chocolate croissant dessert combo means you can now have French breakfast for dessert. When you’re ready to eat, stir the meringue through hot chocolate and dunk away.
This donut coffee cup lined with chocolate spread. Would eat.
What in the world?!
Last week: Ladoo. A Pakistani sweet treat often sold in the 'sweetmeat' corner of bakeries. These are made with ground almonds, condensed milk, coconut, and milk fudge.
You can’t escape ladoos of any kind in Pakistan, be it semolina, chickpea flour or wheat. Many bakeries in Pakistan have a mithai (sweetmeat) corner as Pakistanis and their sweet tooth wouldn’t go far without a ladoo. I love these, as they melt in your mouth.
Now, the fun part. Can you guess this dish? The answer will be revealed in next Friday’s installment of Weekend Binge.