The Flavours of Myanmar

In my family we have a tradition of celebrating Christmas the unusual way: instead of staying home under the tree we travel to far away places. So I was very happy to spend my Christmas holidays in Myanmar (or Burma), a truly beautiful country.

On this very inspiring trip, I had the chance to discover the unique flavours of the country’s kitchen and I would like to share my impressions with you.

Myanmar fish curry inle lake

Myanmar tomatoes

You could say that the Myanmar cuisine is to some extent influenced by the famous cuisines of China, India and Thailand. It uses lots of garlic, ginger, chillies, tamarind and turmeric. A meal usually consits of a meat, fish or vegetable curry served with rice, stir fried or raw vegetables and a soup.

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Pane Cunzato – Sicily on a plate

Pane Cunzato

Sicily is beautiful. We spend two great weeks, driving around the island, relaxing and having good food and wine. I really enjoyed the city of Marsala, the baroque villages in the Southeast and the “dolce vita” on the Aeolian Islands. Sicily has many facets and I wish we would have had more time to discover them.

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Eating Out in Ghent: Restaurant Brasserie Pakhuis

We are spending a great weekend in Belgium. I think Ghent is a very beautiful city: small, cosy, full of young people and a lot of interesting cafés, bars and restaurants. I like it very much.

There is this very good restaurant in Ghent that I have been reading about and I really wanted to go there: The Pakhuis. The restaurant is big, bright and open as it used to be a warehouse. The atmosphere is really unique.

Restaurant Pakhuis Top

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