9 Perfect Dessert Pairings for your next Take-away meal

Love desserts? You’re not alone. Who doesn’t enjoy something sweet at the end of a delicious meal? How often have you been full to the brim after a scrumptious meal and then heard yourself ask, “What’s for dessert?” Dessert is not an every day occurrence, at least in many homes and diets. It’s a treat,…

Chopsticks – A History

Chopsticks are used by billions of people around the world, and these simple yet effective utensils have a truly ancient past. The Chinese have been eating using chopsticks since at least 1200 B.C., and by around 500 A.D the eating implements could be found all over the Asian continent from Vietnam to Japan. They began…

Ordering Delicious Takeaway – 4 Factors to Consider

It’s Thursday night. You’ve had a big week at work or school. There’s no way you can summon the energy needed to cook a meal, so it’ll be a take-away, but what to choose? What makes a good take-away meal? Here are the top 4 factors to consider when making a decision about what to…

May Good Fortune Favor You

It’s nice, at the end of a delicious meal of Chinese food, to sit back and unwrap the traditional fortune cookie. The little note inside has become so entrenched in our culture that we even have the saying ‘fortune cookie wisdom’, but did you know that these sweet and crunchy purveyors of knowledge are actually…

Green Papaya Salad – A Northern Thai Specialty

Thai food is some of the most popular in countries like England, Australia, and the United States. We all know the old standbys, Pad Thai, Red Curry, Pad See Yew, but have you ever eaten the spicy Thai dish made with shredded green papaya and a sweet spicy dressing? On Western/English menus it is often…

To Order-In or Not to Order-In, that is the Question.

There is something truly wonderful, decadent even, about having food delivered right to your door. Whatever you fancy – Italian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indian – it is available, and with minimal fuss. Home delivery is a convenience of modern life that few of us would ever want to give up. However, there is something…

The Very Best Of Authentic Chinese Cuisine

A traditional way to greet someone in China is to ask “Have you eaten yet?” (ni chile ma). I think we could learn a thing or two from this! China has the most popular cuisine in the world. And it’s no surprise. Dating back over 1000 years, Chinese cooking employs a variety of techniques, styles,…

The History of Manchester’s Chinatown

The first authentic Imperial Chinese arch to be built in Europe stands proudly overlooking Faulkner Street. The paifang is painted red and gold, boasting ornate dragons and phoenixes and symbols of luck and prosperity. At first glance, you may assume it had been there for hundreds of years when, actually, it was erected in 1987!…

What to eat and drink at a Christmas market

Christmas markets are known to be a tradition here in the UK. This is where you can find food, drinks and everything about Christmas – but how will you choose what to try first? Here is our guide to eating, drinking and being merry. Gluhwein Credit: youngadventuress.com No Christmas market is complete without “Glühwein,” the…

Delicious Recipes for the Perfect Christmas Dinner

Christmas is a time for celebration, for family, for laughter and good food. Although holidays usually translate into gain weight, too rich, week up feeling lousy – we’re going to turn it all around. Take a look at our delicious Christmas recipes and get ready to cook up a fabulous feast for the holiday! Starter…

2016 UK Best Christmas Markets

It’s that time of the year again when the UK’s most popular cities battle to see who can come up with the best Christmas markets. From gifts to delicious food and drink, this year’s Christmas markets are like no other. Take a look at our top 5 places to visit in the UK for a…

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

In case you didn’t know, Christmas is just around the corner. Now that sends shivers down your spine and panic. Don’t worry about it, we’ve got your back. Here is our Christmas gift guide for you which includes the best Christmas gifts of 2016 and some of the most amazing gifts you can give this…

Recipe of the Weekend – Traditional Chinese Wonton

Wonton is a traditional Chinese dish which is as well known by the world as Chow Mein and Sweet and Sour Pork.  However, as a dish that has already been known for as many as 2, 000 years in China, it is surprisingly easy to prepare and make. Follow the recipe below and enjoy the authentic flavour…

3 Best Things for Londoners This November

There’s so much happening in London this November and so much to expect! Take a look at 3 best events for Londoners to participate this November – plan your visit and enjoy your pre-Christmas time! Also, we would like to present you with our newest offer on our online take-away platform bigfoodie.co.uk. Enjoy 20% off…

Mini Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls are very common and popular across many countries. They are easy to make and you’ll instantly fall in love with them! Credit: cakeandallie.com Ingredients: 1 package frozen egg roll wrappers 1 pound ground pork 1/2 head of large cabbage, shredded 4 green onions, chopped 1 carrot, shredded 4 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame…

Roast Duck with Port Garlic Sauce

Roast Duck is a famous duck dish originated from China that has been prepared since the imperial era. Here’s a simple recipe for you to make your very own roast duck! credit: mapleleaffarms.com Ingredients:  For Sauce:      1 5-pound duck, fresh or frozen, thawed                        …

Chinese BBQ Pork-Char Siu

Chinese BBQ Port (Char Siu) literally means “fork burn/roast” (Char being fork and siu being burn/roast) after the traditional cooking method for the dish: long strips of seasoned boneless pork are skewered with long forks and placed in a covered oven or over a fire. The meat, typically a shoulder cut of domestic pork is…

Grilled Pork Ribs

Pork ribs are among the most popular barbecue items to cook and the one that gives many people the most trouble. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make your very own homemade grilled pork ribs. Credit: porkbeinspired.com Ingredients (Serves 2 adults): 2lb pork ribs 3 green onions 4 sliced button mushrooms…

Ever tried making your own lobster dish?

You might be thinking that making lobster at home feels like an overwhelming feat, but you’d be wrong. It  doesn’t have to be hard or take hours to prepare. In fact, it can be surprisingly easy. Here’s a recipe that is simple to pull together and require minimal prep time. Read on to learn how you can easily…

Breaded Cod Fillets

Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside…Breaded cod fillets can only be a delicious breaded cod fillet called deg-jeon in Korean. It is a great alternative to takeaway fish and chips – it’s not as greasy or calorie laden as deep fried fish. This recipe is best made and eaten on the same day….

Stir-Fried Rice Cake with Hot Pepper Paste

Duk-bok-ki is a beloved Korean dish with many variations and a rich history. Literally translated “stir-fried rice cake”, Duk-bok-ki is made with garaetteok, a cylinder-shaped white rice cake. It is usually made with beef, mushroom, and fresh or dried vegetables. This traditional dish is simple to make and can be served as a snack, appetizer or light meal….

Fancy Some Asian Salad?

Seaweed salad is a traditional Asian dish. This unusual salad is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Seaweed assists you to shed fat, while ginger helps to your digestive system and garlic provides benefits to your immune system. What you need: 30g dried seaweed 1 teaspoon of dried red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon rice with…

Perfect Homemade La Galbi – the Korean BBQ Ribs

Galbi, which stands for “ribs” in Korean, is a popular Korean dish served in many places. LA galbi is a style of barbecued beef short ribs cut thinly about ¼ inch thick across the bones. Ingredients: 3.5 lbs. of LA style beef short ribs / mushrooms / 1 bottle of BBQ sauce / dash of…

Make Your Own Korean Shin Ramyun

It’s not a surprise that instant noodles are so good among Korean people because the country has the highest per person consumption of instant noodles in the world. Among hundreds of different brands, Shin Ramyun is definitely one of the most popular ramyun or one of the best sellings. Over the years, its popularity has…

7 Best UK Events of 2016

The UK offers numerous fun-filled events for every taste and generation, and this year, the big 2016, is no different! Here’s a list of some of the activities being prepped as we speak: Enjoy a free holiday: Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) From the 26th of June to 5th of July, Greenwich will see its…

9 Best Things To Do In Europe This Summer

It’s time to organise your holiday if it isn’t already done! And we’re here to help you do it. We have selected some destinations and activities related to your most likely travel cravings. Best Music festival: Exit, Serbia Exit has started as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans but…

The Very Best Picnic Dishes

Since the 19th century, picnics have become a tradition in Europe as soon as the sun makes its appearance. But preparing a picnic isn’t as easy as preparing a lunch (if done right!) as it is both a lunch and an afternoon tea – it has to be shareable and still be tasty even if…

Tasty Food That Can (Surprisingly) Cure You

We often believe that the types of food which can cure us are ‘medicinal’ or straight out unappetizing. Some foods, however, have a secret effect on our body… 1. For a Stomach Ache: Papaya We all know that bananas and rice can do wonders with stomach issues. But the leader in remedies is actually papaya as…

Reheating Your Takeaway Properly

Most of the time when you order food, your eyes are bigger than your stomach which more often than not results in leftovers. Some people assume that you can’t reheat a takeaway, however, you find out that reheating with microwaves doesn’t kill bacteria but by applying ‘real’ heat (i.e. hob), the dish is good to…

Who Is Ordering Takeaway?

Young adults spend more on takeaway than any other group, especially young people living in major cities as they are ordering up to 25 takeaway per month and spend around £2,620 a year doing so. Which type(s) of takeaway person are you? No cooking whatsoever Nowadays, a lot of young people have little (dare we…

Time for a Bit of Pizza Trivia

Different countries have different traditions – no secret there. But some of these food facts are guaranteed to teach even the most seasoned foodie something new…. Australia Did you know that one of the most popular pizza toppings in Australia is shrimp? The expression ‘let’s throw another shrimp on the barbie” is starting to make…

Eating and Watching – The Perfect Match?

Watching a Cooking TV show whilst eating may seem like a brilliant idea at first, but in the end, you will just feel that your meals aren’t nearly as attractive or tasty compared to the chef’s culinary creation. Nonetheless, here are some meals and TV series that are a match made in foodie heaven: 1….

Gyoza – Chinese or Japanese?

Gyoza typically consists of a thin piece of dough stuffed with meat and/or vegetables. It is either pan-fried, boiled or steamed but always delicious! Gyoza, however, is actually a variation of Jiaozi (饺子 ) which is a type of Chinese dumpling. The word itself actually comes from the Shandong Chinese dialect (giaozi). Did you know? Chinese…