Yum Kai Dao – a homestyle Thai fried egg salad recipe

Yum kai dao (roughly translated to ‘fried egg spicy salad) is a perfect example of that rare type of recipe which combines everyday ingredients into a magical dish far more…

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Authentic Thai Basil Minced Pork (Pad Kra Pao Moo Saap)

Thai basil minced pork, or ‘pad kra pao moo saap’ (ผัดกะเพราหมูสับ) , is one of the most famous of all Thai dishes – and for good reason. Minced pork is…

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Easy Chinese Sesame Paste Recipe (Zhi Ma Jiang, 芝麻酱)

Chinese sesame paste, or zhi ma jiang (芝麻酱) is a rich, nutty and aromatic paste made from heavily roasted and ground white sesame seeds.  It is used as an ingredient…

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The Best Red Pepper and Chilli Jam

Red pepper and chilli jam is the sweet, sour and spicy condiment that you didn’t think you needed until you try it – then you’ll start having it with everything! …

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‘Puttanesca Peppers’ – my go-to Italian roasted peppers recipe

I want to share this simple but delicious Italian roasted peppers recipe, a classic in ‘British’ home-cooking history, because I have turned to it more than any other recipe I…

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The Best Homemade Nduja Mayo Recipe

If you enjoy flavouring mayonnaise like me, then this nduja mayo recipe might become your new obsession for the next few months. Nduja is a chilli-sausage paste that comes specifically…

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Buttery Baked Mediterranean Rice Recipe with, garlic dill, lemon and feta

Have you ever thought about baking rice? If not, then this Mediterranean rice recipe will change the way you think about cooking basmati rice forever. Instead of just boiling it…

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10-minute authentic Taiwanese cold noodles recipe

Taiwanese cold noodles, or liang mian (涼麵) is a simple but delicious meal that is served all across Taiwan. Don’t confuse simple for unsatisfying however; this hearty bowl of noodles…

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Magnificent Taiwanese Sesame Noodles – What to eat in Taitung (if you’re starving)

If you come to Taiwan and are in need of some comfort food, then you can’t go wrong by ordering a steaming bowl of Taiwanese sesame noodles. ‘Ma jiang mian’,…

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Sambal Terasi Recipe – how to make Indonesian shrimp paste chilli sauce at home

Sambals, or Indonesian chilli sauces, are central to Indonesian cuisine. There are literally hundreds of types, and I would say sambal terasi (or Indonesian shrimp paste sambal) is the most…

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Sambal Matah – authentic Balinese raw sambal recipe

Indonesia is the home of sambal – a large and diverse family of chilli-based sauces and relishes. One of the most unusual (and my favourite) is sambal matah – a…

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Taiwanese Cucumber Salad Recipe – a step-by-step recreation from Fuhong Beef Noodles, Taipei

You know a side-dish is impressive when it is more memorable than the dish it was supposed to support.  This was the case with an incredible Taiwanese cucumber salad I…

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15-minute Pork Larb Recipe (authentic Thai Isaan-style)

Pork larb is a dead-simple Thai salad that is bursting with fresh flavours. For me, is the perfect summer dish when served with plain white rice (and perhaps a few…

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Welcome to Make That Dish

I’m Will and I created this site to share my love and learnings for all things edible as I travel the world. If you are new to Make That Dish, click here to find out how to get the most out of it. Or dive straight into recipes, reviews and latest posts below. Happy eating!

The 3 goals of Make That Dish:

1 – To appreciate good food – wherever it can be found.

2 – To learn about food and cooking – from those with more skill and experience.

3 – To use these learnings in your home kitchen – so that you can cook new and delicious food.