Cranachan Is…

... Another Scottish dessert. Traditionally served during harvest time in summer but now can be found everywhere, it is made from a mixture of whipped cream (lots of it), whiskey, honey and fresh raspberries topped with toasted oatmeal. The dessert … [Read more...]

Haggis, Black Pudding, White Pudding

Haggis, a traditional Scottish dish, is - according to Wikipedia - made of the following ingredients: sheep's heart, liver and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's … [Read more...]

Tunnock’s Teacake and Tablet

I blame Scotland for my weight gain. This country seems to have endless collection of sweets and savouries, and none of them are healthy! It seems that all sin ingredients are mixed together to create devilish, high calorie deserts. I thought STP and … [Read more...]

Shortbread, Oatcake, and Rowie

Shortbread is a Scottish-origin biscuit which is made from white sugar, a lot of butter, and plain white flour. These sweet cookies are usually served with tea (hot tea, I may have to add, since for Asians tea sometimes is served cold) in the … [Read more...]

Animal Cruelty on Lobster

We went to The Prime Cuts last night with another couple, and the restaurant specialties are steak and lobster. Nearby the maître d' stand there was a big tank parading huge, healthy lobsters (thank God they did not show live cows too). I asked one … [Read more...]

Irn Bru

Scottish people are very proud of everything they have, so imagine when I tell them that Irn Bru tastes like Fanta Orange to me! Irn Bru (pronounced iron brew) is carbonated soda drink, made by A.G. Barr plc, a soft drink manufacturer from … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Mars Bar

Yes, people. Scottish food are not particularly, ideally, healthy. I have mentioned about sticky toffee pudding (STP) in my previous post, a delicious desert which consists of moist sponge cake, dates, and toffee sauce, usually served with whipped … [Read more...]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

My friend Nirina just tasted her first sticky toffee pudding (STP) today. She has been here for quite sometimes, but has not been properly introduced to the Scottish deserts. No, wait. Just like Malaysia and Indonesia, Scotland and England have … [Read more...]

Burns Supper

We're back in Aberdeen after 6-week holiday in Indonesia and Vietnam. The prospect of going back to cold, gray, wet weather wasn't really appealing; especially when we were transiting in Amsterdam and seeing outside the window of Schiphol Airport. … [Read more...]

2008 Bugil’s Calendar

I received Eastern Promise newsletter update this morning. Something caught my eyes and I stopped scrolling when I nearly reached the bottom page. I blinked. Again. And again. Probably I was dreaming. But no. The half-naked lady picture was still … [Read more...]