Southeast Asia

Durians

Regarded as the ‘king of tropical fruit’ and described as tasting like heaven and stinking like hell, the durian is the fruit of trees from the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae, a large family which includes hibiscus, okra, cotton,… Read More ›

Bird’s Nest Soup

Unlike the version made in Western restaurants, which utilises noodles shaped like a birds nest, authentic Bird’s Nest soup is made using the nests of the swiftlet, a tiny bird found throughout Southeast Asia. The swiftlet lives in dark caves,… Read More ›