The Lowdown on Rations in Metal Gear Solid

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Metal Gear Solid series One of the main items to be found in Metal Gear Solid are possibly Snake’s best friend, rations. In fact these recovery items appear in every MGS game. The item usually recovers a substantial amount of health or stamina and are designed to resemble rations that…

Recipe: Quick Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

Warming, hearty and with mountains of flavour, this basic recipe for a quick and easy noodle soup is a must if you’re in a rush. Strictly speaking, if I had a good amount of time on my hands I would definitely make the beef stock from scratch using beef bones but I’ve no problem using…

Top 6 Movies Featuring Chinese Food

“To the ruler, the people are heaven; to the people, food is heaven” – Ancient Chinese Proverb As part of Chinese Week here on the blog, I felt that it’d be a fun idea to sit back and take a look at movies that featured real Chinese food at its core. Forget that synthetic, gooey…

Skyrim’s Sweet Rolls

“Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll?” These treats are little pastries that can be found all across Skyrim (most inns sell them). They restore five points of health and are often mentioned mockingly by city guards. Sweet rolls are also mentioned by the polarising Cicero but nothing happens if you give him one….

Recipe: Fragrant Buttered Chicken Masala

When I hear the word “spicy”, I instantly know that it’s something I’m going to avoid, but when it comes to using more fragrant and flavoursome spices, it’s a big thumbs up from me. This buttery chicken masala is one of those recipes where I get to throw in a dash of this and sprinkling…