Macarona Béchamel/Forn: The dish that bridges three cultures

Macarona Béchamel (aka Macarona Forn) is an Egyptian pasta bake, and a one pot meal that has three layers: penne pasta, spices-spiked, luscious red meat sauce, and a silky, smooth white sauce on top. The dish is an iconic crowd pleaser in Egypt. It is nutritious, make ahead, freezer friendly, and excellent potluck dish that garners compliments like no other.

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Hokkien Mee: Singapore, My New Home 1/3

“When you move to a new country, start exploring its cuisine first.  It usually tells everything you want to know”, a seasoned diplomat once advised me. As I recently moved to Singapore, I trace its history and read its deep-rooted values in its vibrant culinary scene.  Food in the Lion City tells the story of […]

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Kushari: The Vegan’s Paradise

Kushari, Koshari or Koushari is a must-try Egyptian vegan street food that you could easily create in your own kitchen.  It encapsulates heaps of playful vermicelli rice, mixed with cooked-to-perfection lentils, tender chickpeas, topped with crispy fried onions and, served with two sauce: a fiery tomato sauce, and Daqqah, a tangy, cumin spiked vinegar-garlic condiment.

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