Ever since an embarrassing incident during a Middle Eastern Studies class at university, in which I unwittingly confused a Gaza-based terror group with a Middle Eastern chickpea dip, I haven’t had much of an appetite for Mediterranean food.
Call me un optimista, but every time I hear about a restaurant in Yangon serving Mexican food, I hope against hope for a complete menu of enchiladas, chile rellenos, tostadas, chimichangas, tamales and chilaquiles.
Located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Bangkok along the western bank of the Chao Phraya, this busy and flavoursome district became populated by Chinese traders attracted to the convenience of the river banks in the late 18th century, during the reign of King Rama I.
Tapas are the perfect finger food for parties and easy to prepare. But Spanish tapas dishes often include cured meats or chorizo sausage, which aren’t easy to find in Myanmar – so when I’m cooking tapas I have to be creative.
With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Tiger Hill is offering up impressive seafood fare.