29. Indonesian Breakfast

Nasi goreng

Serves 4 Traditional Indonesian breakfast dishes include Nasi Goreng (fried rice) or Mie Goreng (fried noodles). Locals eat this from street carts that double up as make-shift restaurants. These are called Kaki Lima. It hard to find good Indonesian...
45. Congee

Cantonese chicken congee

Makes 6 A common breakfast dish in Hong Kong is congee, which is an over-cooked rice dish that looks like a savoury porridge. It is usually consumed with fish, chicken or beef, and it is a great dish for winter to keep your belly warm. To try Congee...
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Eggs Benedict

Serves 2 A well-known English breakfast dish is the Eggs Benedict - poached eggs over an English muffin and bacon, topped with Hollandaise sauce. If you get the poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce right, this dish is an absolute delight. It takes...
Breakfast Paris

Croque monsieur

Serves 4 A typical Parisian breakfast would involve cycling to the boulangerie down the street and collecting some fresh croissants and baguette to eat with Bon Maman - strawberry jam and fresh butter. London-based Parisian Anais Cossa notes that,...
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Yucatan habanero hot sauce

INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp vegetable oil 150g carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 5 habanero chillies (or Scotch bonnets), stalks removed 125ml water 65ml lime juice 65ml white wine vinegar 2 tsp salt METHOD Heat...
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The perfect taco

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS stack of maize tortillas 2 chicken breasts, diced 8 tbsp refried beans 1 onion, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 2 very ripe avocados, sliced 1 lime, juice only METHOD For each taco, heat a tortilla in a hot, dry pan for...
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Mexico a go-go

Written by ELEANOR ROSS Unlike the locals, Eleanor Ross wasn’t born with a chilli in her mouth. But in Mexico, she learnt to love feeling the burn. When the sun sets over the Caribbean it sets pink, like a plump grapefruit lowering itself into the sea....
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A culinary guide to Amsterdam

Written by KAVITA FAVELLE Kavita Favelle looks past the museums, architecture, canals and nightlife of Amsterdam to discover delicious Dutch specialities for the hungry and thirsty visitor. The city of Amsterdam attracts a diverse multitude of...
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Taiwanese beef noodles

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS For the Taiwanese soup: 2 tbsp peanut oil 1 large spring onion or shallot, finely chopped ½ a large onion, chopped 2 tbsp grated fresh ginger (young ginger with soft light-coloured skin is best) 2 cloves garlic,...