Mondomulia http://mondomulia.com London, food and travel Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:07:43 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 http://mondomulia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/site-icon-55409c05v1_site_icon-32x32.png Mondomulia http://mondomulia.com 32 32 83627569 Taste Authentic Lebanese Cuisine at Abd el Wahab in Belgravia http://mondomulia.com/2018/04/11/lebanese-cuisine-at-abd-el-wahab-in-belgravia/ http://mondomulia.com/2018/04/11/lebanese-cuisine-at-abd-el-wahab-in-belgravia/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:07:43 +0000 http://mondomulia.com/?p=18961 Lebanese is one of my favourites cuisines in the world. I have not been to Lebanon yet, but there is a new London restaurant where I can taste authentic flavours of Lebanon: Abd el Wahab recently opened in Belgravia and my contributor Adrienne Fung wrote a glowing review of the new menu for Mondomulia readers. Last month, one of the most celebrated Lebanese restaurants outside the Middle East opened its doors for the first time here in London. Abd el Wahab, named after the street where it first opened in Beirut, also has restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The restaurant’s reputation was built on delicious, elevated Lebanese cuisine served in an opulent setting. It comes as no surprise then, that Belgravia was chosen as the perfect location for Abd el Wahab’s London outpost. I had the privilege of visiting Abd el Wahab during a press launch event to see what all the hype was about. The restaurant décor is clean and elegant with beautiful Middle Eastern accents. You certainly won’t stumble upon a Lebanese restaurant with a similar level of sophistication on Edgware Road. From the stylish bar to the outdoor terrace, the team behind Abd el Wahab shows […]

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Orange Scented Olive Oil Almond Cake http://mondomulia.com/2018/03/21/orange-olive-oil-almond-cake/ http://mondomulia.com/2018/03/21/orange-olive-oil-almond-cake/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:25:16 +0000 http://mondomulia.com/?p=18931 Last month I shared a post about a Cooking Workshop with Taylors of Harrogate I attended in London, as part of my collaboration with the British brand and Creating for Good to raise money for Women for Women International. Women for Women have released a cookbook, which I used to make this Orange Scented Olive Oil and Almond Cake. I brought this cake to the workshop and it was so tasty that most people went back for seconds. Here’s the recipe for you all to try at home. What I loved about this cake is that it is full of flavours from the oranges, the olive oil and the almonds. It’s such a wonderful combination! It’s also gluten free as it uses a mix of rice flour and ground almonds. Using rice flour (instead of just almonds) keep the cake light and soft. It was the perfect accompaniment to tea and coffee at our cooking workshop. I made two cakes and save a piece for my husband to taste later that day. He loved this olive oil and lamond cake so much that he’s been asking me to re-make it for his birthday! This recipe is by Nell Newman, former […]

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Chinese New Year Menu at TING Lounge, Shangri-La London http://mondomulia.com/2018/03/19/ting-lounge-shangri-la-london/ http://mondomulia.com/2018/03/19/ting-lounge-shangri-la-london/#respond Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:07:12 +0000 http://mondomulia.com/?p=18907 To celebrate the year of the Earth Dog last month, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard launched a special Chinese New Year Menu at their 35th floor restaurant TING Lounge. Mondomulia’s restaurant writer Adrienne Fung attended the launch event in February to review the new menu, a collaboration between Chef Ching-He Huang and the hotel’s Executive Sous Chef, Daniel McGarey. Last month, I had the chance to visit the beautiful Shangri-La hotel located at The Shard for the launch of their Chinese New Year menu created in partnership with Emmy nominated TV Chef, Chef Ching He Huang. You may recognize Chef Huang from one of her many cooking shows teaching us the basics of Chinese cooking. She has also written 6 best-selling cookbooks. Having watched her shows many times, I was thrilled to try her dishes! The menu featured five special dishes: Spiced Honey & Garlic Prawns, Clams in Shrimp & Black Bean Sauce, Three Cup Chicken with Pineapple, Golden Soy Tofu and Zhajiang Noodles. My favorite dishes of the night were Spiced Honey & Garlic Prawns and Three Cup Chicken with Pineapple. The prawns were juicy and fragrant, and I loved the combination of the honey with garlic for the sauce. Each bite packed a […]

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An Extraordinary Cooking Workshop with Taylors of Harrogate http://mondomulia.com/2018/02/26/extraordinary-journey-cooking-workshop/ http://mondomulia.com/2018/02/26/extraordinary-journey-cooking-workshop/#comments Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:53:49 +0000 http://mondomulia.com/?p=18832 Last year I embarked on an Extraordinary Journey with Creating for Good and Taylors of Harrogate. This journey will see myself and seven other content creators attend a series of workshops focused around creativity. For the cooking workshop, we spent a day in a south London kitchen cooking with spices inspired by Taylors’ origin countries and learning about coffee flavours. Creating for Good: An Extraordinary Journey Our Extraordinary Journey started last October with a 2-day immersion into the world of Taylors of Harrogate in Yorkshire. We learnt about tea, coffee and storytelling, but the highlight of that experience was meeting the rest of the team and connecting with everyone straight away. I returned to London feeling inspired and eager to grow my skills and create my best possible content. Five weeks after our first workshop in Harrogate, I was reunited with my Extraordinary Journey tribe at Cactus Kitchens in London for a full day cooking workshop led by Jessica Bride. I attended the class in a double-role of student and co-teacher. In the weeks before this event, I met up with Jessica to help her with recipe testing, planning the run of the day and organising props for styling. I certainly can appreciate how hard it […]

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