TASTIEST LIFE INDIA !

This weekend we are so excited to present a spicy little mini-series, "Tastiest Life India" to you from the Ponytail Foodtube channel! For this first instalment, Lauren is in Mumbai to learn how to make the utmost staple dish for Indians, yellow dahl, guided by Jaswin Dias of the Taj Wellington Mews.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN CURRY THE BURMESE WAY [ MUCH DELICIOUS ].

This Sunday I’m pulling out my favourite recipe, my tastiest Burmese chicken curry that I discovered on a trip to Myanmar a couple years back. I watched a curry stall lady prepare this dish out back behind her side of the road curry stall where we communicated with smiles and many animated hand movements. I will always think of her when I have this super tasty stew that is wonderfully mellow from the addition of lemongrass to the turmeric and red onion based curry paste.
PTJ’S THREE-WAY-EGG CHALLENGE

PTJ’S THREE-WAY-EGG CHALLENGE

This week we’d like to give you a challenge to impress yourself with scrambled, poached, and boiled eggs. When done well, eggs are the most heavenly food on the planet. So how do your skills scratch up?

YUM KAI DOW.

How to spruce up the humble fried egg, the Thai way. PTJ presents, ’Yum Kai Dow’. This is how its done.

STIR-FRIED MASALA BITTER MELON

Give Lauren’s very own recipe for a curried bitter melon dish inspired by her travels through South East Asia.

GAENG OM GAI.

In celebration of Thai New Year, I’m bringing some spicy goodness to your kitchen with this Herb-y Spicy Northeastern Thai chicken soup. It’ll make you start dancing in your seat.

TAMAGO KAKE GOHAN [ JAPANESE RAW EGG RICE ]

Presenting to you, the ultimate Japanese way to eat the best quality, freshest eggs - raw. Although this dish may not be for the squeamish, it is a simple pleasure that shows off the purest ingredients.

NAM PRIK GAPI.

Nam prik gapi is almost a staple here in Thailand. It’s super versatile and adds a punch to seasonal vegetables, rice, egg, fish, and many other goodies. Here we show you how to make our quick version!

STEAMED EGGS WITH SOY SAUCE.

Steaming is a wonderful way to lock in goodness that your food has to offer. It’s also going to ensure that flavour is locked in, given that you don’t overcook your food in the steamer which is often why this method of cookery has had a bad rep in the past. We urge you to try your eggs in the morning steamed with a dash of soy sauce and perhaps some sesame oil drizzled on top. It’s best when the egg is cooked to a perfect medium, where the yolk is firm on the outside and gooey in the middle. So here we have made a simple steaming guide for you to practise with - whether you have a steamer or just a regular saucepan!

KHAO YAM [ SOUTHERN THAI RICE SALAD ]

Khao yam is a Southern Thai dish that we think you need to get familiar with. It’s a rice salad that you’ll be able to throw in whichever seasonal vegetable that tickles your fancy! We’ve also included a vegan option for people like us who are concerned about the future of our oceans.

POULET A LA CITRONELLE.

Vietnamese home style cooking is the bomb. Not only will you make your neighbours jealous, but with this recipe for lemongrass chicken, you’ll have an incredible dinner ready in under 30.