Sicily: A Culinary Road Trip

By |2017-06-09T20:40:18+00:00June 1st, 2017|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Portfolio, Published, Travel in Europe|

Drive the country from coast-to-coast searching for the best in street food, cheese, convent pastries and cannoli. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores Sicily on a culinary road trip. This article was written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, June 2017. A ghostly mist settles over Erice on Sicily’s hilly western face, once a medieval fortress town and the [...]

Dim Sum Restaurants in South Africa

By |2018-04-30T16:22:18+00:00April 30th, 2017|Africa, Asian Food, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Fine Dining, Food, Food Culture, Reported Work, Restaurants, South Africa, What to eat|

Yum cha, or dim sum as it’s known in the West, refers to the act of taking tea. Here’s a countrywide dim sum restaurant round-up to satisfy your cravings for these moreish bites. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) for Financial Mail. dim sum Dim sum has its roots in the Cantonese morning tradition of [...]

The Best of Korean Food in New York City

By |2018-04-30T18:48:34+00:00April 20th, 2017|Asia, Asian Food, Featured Articles, Fine Dining, Food & Travel, Food Culture, People, Reported Work, Restaurants, Travel, Travel in Asia, What to eat|

 If there’s a single nation whose food has received worldwide attention (and deserved adoration) of late, it must be that of Korea – South Korea, to be clear. And New York City serves up exemplary Korean food. The Best of Korean Food in New York City, written for Fine Dining Lovers. Mokbar Korean Ramen [...]

Tracing a Lineage Across Continents – Sour Porridge

By |2017-04-04T15:11:40+00:00August 15th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food, Food Culture, History, Published|

South Indian Sour Porridge in South Africa Sunlight streams in the early morning over the vessels on the wood fire outside; the drums with water heating for bathing, the pots with the day’s lunch. A version of this appears on Roads & Kingdoms, August 2016.    sour porridge with spring onions Sunlight streams in [...]

Riga Tasting Guide

By |2018-04-30T16:46:17+00:00July 30th, 2016|Europe, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Travel in Europe|

Riga, the cultural capital of the Baltics is offering up lighter, more refined versions of Latvian staples. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) written for Fine Dining Lovers. Often referred to as the pearl of Latvia in Central Eastern Europe, capital city Riga lies at the mouth of the Daugava River and along the glittering Gulf of [...]

Pastéis de Nata

By |2018-08-20T06:58:00+00:00August 16th, 2015|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Dessert, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Reported Work, Travel Portugal|

Portugal’s most famous dessert, the pastéis de nata or egg custard tarts are famous all around the world. But, there’s a secret recipe everyone wants… Written by Ishay Goveder-Ypma for Fine Dining Lovers. Pastéis de Nata I remember the first time I visited the district of Belém, a mere 10 kilometres outside Lisbon. [...]