Where are Singapore noodles from? How are century eggs made? Are French fries improperly named? And what's the final word on the origin of tikka masala? With the Origins series, STYLE delves into the often surprising beginnings of iconic dishes or foods, how they've evolved over time and the many ways they're enjoyed today.
The preserved egg is served in the most humble of establishments through to restaurants with three Michelin stars. Here’s how to spot a quality one
Dish with rice cooked in coconut milk served with spicy paste at its core – once served for breakfast but now eaten day or night – is offered across Southeast Asia
We all think we know the story - that the dish came from an accidental improvisation involving dry chicken and tomato soup. Can Britain really lay claim to chicken tikka masala? We looked into the matter and found that the origin of the popular dish can be traced back 5,000 years ago to India.
The clue is in the name, right? Well, wrong. Peking duck is not, in fact, from Peking (or Beijing). We go off in search of this dish's origins, and we also find out how exactly its British cousin, crispy aromatic duck, came about.
Singapore noodles are a lie. Well, the name is a lie, anyway. The delicious stir-fried noodles, enjoyed from Hong Kong to the UK and Australia, have interesting origins. Read on to find out.
It has many different names the world over – fries, chips, wedges, even ‘furaido potato’ – but only one home (apparently)