Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉 is a well-known Hakka 客家 signature dish. Often eaten during Chinese New Year, Meicaikourou 梅菜扣肉 is served as a mound of soft, succulent slices of pork belly on top of stewed mustard leaves called Meicai 梅菜. This post not only provides you with the recipe, but also the history of this 1700 year old recipe that dates from the 4th century AD, and the migration of Han Chinese into southeastern China to form today’s Hakka 客家 people.
The Singapore Katong Laksa is a world-renowned signature dish of Singapore, and of its Peranakan cuisine. This ‘laksa’ combines the ingenious use of Southeast Asian spices in Malay cuisine, with Chinese ingredients like noodles and Chinese food forms like soups. Here is the full recipe.
Rhodes, Greece’s fourth largest island, is one of its most popular tourist destinations. This capital of the Dodecanese, which has a three-thousand-year-long history and was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Colossus of Rhodes, has so much to offer to the world traveller with a penchant for ancient history and authentic cultural exchanges, and a refined standard in wining and dining. Here are 12 tips for the discerning sophisticated gentlemen on Rhodes.
Nestled in the hills in the centre of Rhodes and at the foot of the island’s highest mountain Attavyros, lies the small village of Apollona. Here, amongst the olive groves and hillside stone cottages, is the most valuable culinary treasure in the whole of Rhodes: the modest, unassuming village restaurant called Paraga Παράγκα.
Have you ever been to a place which makes your heart skip a beat and your soul goes wildly jubilant at the sight of immense beauty? Well, if you are planning to visit Rhodes, then you should not miss the chance for this experience by witnessing the one of the most beautiful sunsets you may come across in your life, at Monolithos.
When in Rhodes, dine like Sophia Loren or Barbra Streisand! On the main square before the entrance to the city of Lindos, stands the oldest restaurant there and one of the most famous on Rhodes and even in the whole of Greece. Founded in 1933, Mavrikos is still run by the same family.
Like Ialysos, Lindos was founded by the legendary King Tlepolemus of Rhodes. Located on the east of the island, Lindos rose to become an important trading post between Greeks and Phoenicians by the 8th century BC. But with the founding of Rhodes in 408 BC, Lindos gradually declined.
Less than half an hour’s drive from Lindos lies the village of Asklipio, where one of the most impressive castles were built by the Knights Hospitaller who ruled the island of Rhodes from 1310 until 1522.
Ialysos was a Classical city in the northern part of the Rhodes island, supposedly founded by King Tlepolemus of Rhodes in Greek mythology. A son of Heracles and Astyoche (daughter of Phylas, King of Ephyra), Tlepolemus fled to Rhodes after killing Licymnius, Heracles’ aged maternal uncle. Once arrived, he divided the island into three and created three city-states: Ialyssos, Kamiros and Lindos.