Taiwan Street Food

Taiwan Street Food We were chatting happily when my nose sensed something funny. A pungent, acrid smell wafted through the air, piercing my nostrils. It was the smell of something rotten. As we got nearer to the source, it was unmistakably the strong odour of smelly tofu. I once heard someone said this about smelly…

Cooking for Two

Cooking for Two   Cooking for two people can be a very intimate experience. Those who love food will sometimes love sharing the joy of cooking with their significant other. However, as I’ve found, sometimes two cooks is one too many. My boyfriend usually likes to cook alone and surprise me with his delicious dishes…

Umami, The Essence of Taste

Umami, The Essence of Taste In recent years, umami had been officially recognized as the fifth basic taste besides sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. The closest words to describe umami would be ‘savouriness’, ‘meatiness’ or even ‘deliciousness’. You’ll know it. It’s that full, well-rounded tasty sensation that leaves your palate feeling satisfied when you savour…

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