When it comes to food, Nepal is particularly known for momos, which are steamed or fried (kothey) dumplings, typically filled with minced meat. It is a cheap and delicious snack, that you will find everywhere in Kathmandu. You usually get a generous serving of 10 pieces, so when I was in the city, I had momos for lunch and for dinner most of the days.
These little coconut and banana treats are easy to make and super tasty. The banana leaf functions as natural packaging, which makes the wraps perfect to bring along as a snack for farmers working in the field, or for your lunch box.
If you travel a lot, or you just need to sleep during daytime, you know that a good sleep mask is priceless. I have tried so many sleep masks through the years, but I have never managed to find one that ticked all the boxes. So I decided to make my own, and together with the women at CWSG we started working on the best sleep mask ever.
When I was in Mae Sot, I took a cooking class at Tea Garden, which is the restaurant at Borderline Collective. One of the dishes I wanted to learn how to make was Burmese banana wraps, but as we got back from the visit to the local market, we realized that we did not have any banana leaves.
When it comes to kitchen decor, tea towels are really underrated. The right towels can add a dash of pastel-colored shabby chic or French country kitchen and work wonders for your kitchen.
When Trine was in Dubai, we met with Pia, Peter and Meg for Korean BBQ Brunch at Namu. I had dined at Namu before, so I knew that their Korean food is good, but I had never tried their BBQ Brunch, which I think they launched earlier this year.
LWH (Local Women’s Handicrafts) is a textile and handicraft collective in Nepal founded by Nasreen Sheikh. Nasreen is a former sweatshop child worker and she has experienced the dark side of the garment industry on her own body, being forced to work 12-15 hours a day.
The summer has loosened its hot and humid grip on Dubai and the rooftop season has slowly kicked off again. Level 43 is the rooftop bar at Four Points by Sheraton, and last Wednesday I was invited to the launch of their Saxophone Night. It was my first time to visit Level 43, so I was looking forward to seeing what the view was like from up there.
Weavers Project was started by the social enterprise Sonas World with the purpose of creating sustainable economic growth in rural communities in Cambodia. Cambodia has a strong tradition of weaving, but it is a dying craft due to the competition from cheaper, factory-made fabric as well as the declining interest among the young generation of learning the skills of weaving.
I was invited to try out Welli & Wine – I did not pay for food and drinks myself
Yesterday, I was invited to Verve Brasserie to try their new Welli & Wine (or was it Wine & Welli?) Night. The night will be a recurring event every Saturday from October with a special offer on a bottle of wine and Beef Wellington for two persons.