Saiphin Moore, founder of Rosa’s Thai Cafe, first cooked a massaman curry for a dinner party when she was living in Hong Kong. ‘Because I was from the north of Thailand,’ she says, ‘I didn’t grow up with this dish as it’s more popular in the south. Over the years, I've perfected the recipe and I have been using it ever since.’ Now the dish is one of the most popular on the menu at the East End restaurant.
If there’s one good thing lots of Londoners will take away from lockdown, it’s a new-found or revived love of cooking. We’ve heard from Time Out readers who’ve been creating incredible dishes over the past few months. Meanwhile, London’s restaurants have been busy making at-home kits containing all the ingredients (and knowledge) you need to create their dishes.
Want to take your cooking to the next level, though? Of course you do – and you are in the right place. Look no further than this round-up of iconic recipes, shared with Time Out by top London restaurants. Think: Padella, Gloria, Dishoom and Bao. They’ll have you cooking up some of London’s favourite dishes in no time.
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