Lomeli’s Mexican Food – Downtown (4.5/5)

Name: Lomeli’s Mexican Food Location: Plattsburgh, New York Local location: 24 Oak St., across the street from Plattsburgh Public Library Website: They do not currently have one, but their Facebook page is active! Description/Brief History: Lomeli’s is a local, family-owned restaurant located in Downtown Plattsburgh. According to an article featured in Press Republican, Lomeli Martinez’sContinue reading “Lomeli’s Mexican Food – Downtown (4.5/5)”

Toum — The Famous Lebanese White Garlic Sauce

“Toum” is a traditional garlic dipping sauce with a creamy consistency, originating from Lebanon. It can be eaten on its own, spread on bread, or even as an accompaniment to almost any dish — most famously with shish twouk, shawarma, etc. While simple in terms of its ingredients, toum requires patience and time to make,Continue reading “Toum — The Famous Lebanese White Garlic Sauce”

Cassava Leaf Stew

Growing up, my mother’s love for cooking and exploring many different meals from different cultures all over the globe heavily influenced the way I approach cooking and eating now. Whether it was the flavoursome Filipino Adobo or creamy Italian risotto, or even the juicy Lebanese wraps — she always had something new to bring toContinue reading “Cassava Leaf Stew”

Fried Cassava Root – Quick!

What plant is toxic eaten raw, but highly nutritious when cooked? Cassava. Cassava, a woody shrub originally from Brazil but contributing to a substantial amount of calorie intake in Africa, Asia and Latin America, is one of the most efficient producers of carbohydrates and energy among all food crops. This recipe looks at the friedContinue reading “Fried Cassava Root – Quick!”

Traditional Lebanese Hummus

Hummus spread has always been a popular staple part of Lebanese diet — whether it’s on the side of our lahme meshweye (goat meat kebabs) on Eid, or at the dinner table, or even in our pita bread sandwiches. Similar to Foul Mudammas, the origins of Hummus can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. TraditionallyContinue reading “Traditional Lebanese Hummus”

Fang Fang Restaurant – Central Kampala (4.5/5)

Name: Fang Fang Restaurant Location: Kampala, Uganda Local location: Plot 1, Conville Street, Roof Terrace Communication House Website: http://www.fangfang.co.ug Description/Brief History: Fang Fang is one of the oldest Cantonese-Chinese restaurants in Kampala, Uganda that is still up and running (established in 1997 – my birth year!). With two branches, one at the Fang Fang Hotel in Nakasero and theContinue reading “Fang Fang Restaurant – Central Kampala (4.5/5)”

Avocado with Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing

This recipe is one my father taught me, and is a salad that would make a frequent appearance on our dinner table growing up. Chopped/sliced fresh avocado dressed in lemon juice and olive oil dressing with just a pinch of salt and sometimes, garlic. As a kid I honestly hated eating raw avocado so thisContinue reading “Avocado with Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing”

Tamarai Restaurant, Tea Bar & Lounge – Kololo (4/5)

Name: Tamarai Restaurant, Tea Bar & Lounge Location: Kampala, Uganda Local location: 14 Lower Kololo Terrance Website: Currently unavailable but their Facebook page is active! There you can find their food menu, and their bar menu as well. Description/Brief History: Established in Kampala in 2012, Tamarai is a Pan-Asian restaurant that specialises in Thai Cuisine, with aContinue reading “Tamarai Restaurant, Tea Bar & Lounge – Kololo (4/5)”

Java House – Bugolobi (3/5)

Name: Java House  Location: Kampala, Uganda Local location: Village Mall, Bugolobi Website: https://www.javahouseafrica.com/ Description: Java House Africa, initially a Kenyan-based cafĂ© and restaurant that opened in 1999, is a chain of coffee houses that serve a wide variety of meals and rich East African coffee. Its services and experiences can be summed up to it being aContinue reading “Java House – Bugolobi (3/5)”