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Enjoy Quality Handcrafted Pizza with A Simple Phone Call

We all have those moments we feel lazy and not ready for any activity that will involve physical exhaustion. Yes, those fine days we want to spend indoors watching movies, playing with our kids, or even reading our favourite books. Whichever reason for staying indoors, a time will come when we will need to eat something. That’s where handcrafted pizza from well-known pizza bases online will be the way to go. It’s just a matter of a single and simple phone call, and your pizza gets delivered right in your doorstep.

Who Is the King of Online Pizza Delivery?

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What Sets Us Apart From the Rest?

There are many pizza bases online, but only a few like Letizza bakery will give you exactly and way more than what you want. Here is what makes our pizzas better than those of other online pizza bases.

  • Great recipes—all our Pizzas are made from traditional Italian recipes, which are made up of uniquely selected ingredients like olive oil, mozzarella, cheese, parmesan, and enriched flour.
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Conclusion

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Top dishes to try in Thailand

Personally, I think one of the absolute best things about travelling anywhere is all the amazing food you get to try. If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, you should be really excited, as the dishes here are famous the world over. Before you set off, read our guide to some of Thailand’s top taste-bud tickling treats.

Thai food – the basics

If you’ve never been to Thailand before or not eaten Thai food, chances are that you know very little about it – except perhaps that it’s got a reputation for being spicy. And spices do feature pretty heavily in Thai dishes, but that doesn’t mean all are blisteringly hot; there are plenty of milder meals if you know what to look for.

So, what else do you need to know? Well, key features of Thai cuisine include fish sauce – which is used in pretty much everything, often as a replacement for salt – fresh spices and herbs, and a whole lot of rice.

There’s a lot of regional variation in Thai cuisine, so if you’re planning on a jaunt lasting several weeks or months across lots of destinations, don’t expect to find the same food everywhere – especially if you get close to borders with other countries like China and Malaysia. Generally speaking, most dishes are stir-fried and grilled, with fish typically served whole and meat diced and mixed with other ingredients.

If you’re planning to go to Thailand with Hayes & Jarvis, make sure you try some of the below while you’re there.

A note on rice

Ok, so rice isn’t exactly a dish in its own right, but it is a defining part of most Thai meals, so bear with me for a moment! There are lots of different kinds of rice to try, which means it’s good to go for something you haven’t had before when you can; that way, you get to have a lot of different culinary experiences.

One key variety to look out for is khao niaw or sticky rice, which you’ll generally find in the north-east. One thing to bear in mind is this is usually eaten by hand with the rest of meal, so don’t be surprised if you see people doing this – and give it a go yourself! Another type you should try is jasmine rice, which is indigenous to Thailand and often seen as the best available.

Top mains to try

  • Pad Thai: Noodles play second fiddle to rice in Thailand, but there are some great noodle dishes out there. Pad Thai is probably the most famous and you may have even had it in the UK, but nothing compares to trying it in Thailand, so make sure you do.
    • Tom yam kung: Thai soups can be very, very hot, and if you think you want to experience just how hot they can get, tom yam kung soup is the dish to try. Good luck!
    • Thai green curry: Thai curries are typically made using coconut milk, but aside from this staple they vary massively in terms of heat and consistency. Thai green curry (or gaeng kiaw wan) is a kind of middle ground.
    • Gaeng massaman: If you’re like me and can’t handle too much heat, try gaeng massaman – a milder curry made using peanut and potato.
    • Som tam: Another dish that packs a real punch, som tam is a notoriously hot Thai salad made with shredded papaya and an awful lot of spice.

Fruit and desserts

So many wonderful fruits grow in Thailand that it’d be a real shame not to try some, and you can get them at street vendors for an incredibly low cost. Look out for mango in particular, as well as dragon fruit and chompa.

In terms of dessert, you’ll find most dishes tend to be some kind of coconut milk and sugar concoction, usually with some fruit thrown in for good measure. Mango with sticky rice and coconut milk is particularly worth looking out for.

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The History of Coffee in London

Coffee is as popular a drink in London as it is the other major cities in the Western world, with the generic multinational chains on every corner and many independent coffee shops and cafes selling the good black stuff to millions of people. Coffee suppliers are in a good business right now! It isn’t that widely known however, that London was one of the first major cities to undergo a coffee renaissance as far back as the 17th century!

The Popular 17th Century Drink for the Intellectuals

The first coffeehouse in London was a stall owned by a Greek man named Pasqua Roseé who had developed a taste for coffee whilst a servant in Turkey for a British merchant. The coffee he sold was fuel to the countless individuals who gathered around his central London stall to talk about life, love, loss, war, poetry and the universe. His passion for coffee led to a boom for the beverage, with it being seen as the opposite of drunkenness, with 82 coffeehouses opening within the city walls by 1663. These places were safe havens for those who wished to speak openly about the politics of the time, something that was a contentious issue for the ruling classes.

Unlike the homogeneity of modern day coffee shops, this boom in coffee in London during the 17th century and beyond was full of bespoke coffeehouses, each with its own character and woven into the fabric of its local vicinity. You could go to a coffeehouse for a drink, a chat, and a haircut, to sober up, as a key to the brothels of the local area. The opportunities were endless. In fact, one of the world’s most famous locations started off as a popular London coffeehouse.

The History of Lloyd’s of London

As London grew in financial and trade importance, a global force that powered the world, the demand for ship and cargo insurance increased. Lloyd’s Coffee House was opened in 1688 and became a popular place for merchants, ship-owners and sailors to sit back and relax, but also a place where Lloyd could provide them with reliable and up-to-date shipping news.

Insurance deals would be discussed and brokered over a coffee and this resulted in Lloyd’s of London being created, before the business relocated to Lombard Street and later to the Royal Exchange in 1774 as the Society of Lloyd’s. What started out as a place to hang out, drink coffee and network with others in the industry ended up becoming the world’s leading market for specialist maritime insurance!

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Malaysia Travel Tips: Must-Try Foods

Malaysia is home to an amazing array of food. From the traditionally Malay, to tantalizing creations that grew out of interactions between various ethnic groups (each with their own culinary traditions) who call Malaysia home. In the local food culture that is very important to Malaysians, you will find many dishes with influences from India, China and even Portugal, among others. The beautiful blend of cooking styles and ingredients creates the unique flavours that have to come to be recognizably, and delightfully, Malaysian.

When you travel Malaysia, be sure to enjoy as much of the variety as possible. Try food everywhere from classy restaurants to street hawkers. Keep in mind that street hawkers and simple restaurants often serve much tastier, authentic versions compared to the polished, expensive ones you get in hotels. So if your holiday tours limit you to food served at your hotel or accommodation, go out for street food on your own or grab a tasty bite during your day out whether you are in KL, Langkawi or Penang.

Here are some must-try dishes to get you started:

  1. Satay (Malay/Indonesian)

Satay is an experience. You get a choice of the type of meat – chicken, mutton, beef. Your local satay man skewers a neat slice of meat and grills it to perfection. You save your complaints about the heat as you watch Mister Satay Man in awe – he enthusiastically fans hot coals under the Malaysian sun, cooking for an endless stream of people.

Finally your plate of satay arrives with a bowl of rich peanut satay sauce and a ketupat (rice cake). Dip the satay in the sauce and enjoy

Tips:
Most places allow you to have a mixed selection of the different meat available with each order.

A few restaurants offer an even wider variety, including venison and fish.
Also try satay celup. It is an eat-in version that allows you to pick a wider variety of skewers, including seafood and vegetables, and cook in a boiling pot of sauce yourself.

  1. Nasi Lemak (Malay)

If you have a hard time deciding what to eat, Nasi Lemak is perfect for you. To go with the coconut-flavoured rice that comes with chilli on the side, select for yourself some meat or fish, vegetable, gravy and other cooked additions to complete your meal. Fried fish, fried chicken, otah-otah (fish paste and spices), egg, ikan bilis and kachang (anchovies and fried peanuts) are some of the popular choices.

Tips:

Choosing three items is the average but you can have as many as you like and pay accordingly.

The sweet and spicy fiercely red chilli is the key to a good plate of Nasi Lemak, so mix a little into every spoonful.

If your holiday in Malaysia is ending and you’ve found some cheap flights to Singapore to continue your travels in Asia, you can quite easily find Nasi Lemak there as well. Look for it in Malay restaurants, ‘Qiji’ or in food courts. Hawker centres and food courts also let you enjoy your favourite dishes from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and more, with the variety they offer.

  1. Roti Canai (Indian)

Though this is an Indian dish, outside Malaysia you’re more likely to find it on a visit to Singapore than on a holiday in India. Known in Singapore as ‘prata’, roti canai is a sort of flat bread that is a cross between a pancake and naan. It is typically enjoyed with curry — for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Roti shops now serve an interesting variety where egg, onions, bananas, cheese and other ingredients are mixed in during cooking for a fuller flavour. They also have a dessert variety, though I would recommend sticking to the basics that go well with curry.

Tips:

You can also order mutton, chicken and fish curry for some fleshy chunks to wrap into the roti with each bite.

Roti tisu is a tall paper-thin version that is popular and adds a bit of fun.

Be adventurous. Use your hands to tear the roti for the traditional rip-and-dunk style of eating. It’s tastier with hands, I swear!

  1. Penang Laksa (Chinese + Malay)

Laksa is a one of Malaysia’s most famous hawker dishes. It is a bowl of noodles in a spicy soup with lots of coconut milk.

Penang Laksa however, is a specialty that is quite different. It is spicy, sour and tangy but equally delicious. It originates from Penang in the north of Malaysia, which is the best place to try some. But you can just as easily find this popular dish across Malaysia.

Tips:

If your travels don’t take you to Penang and you prefer a little luxury away from the sun, book a stay at the Hilton Petaling Jaya and dine in at the hotel’s Paya Serai Restaurant to enjoy quality Penang laksa in comfort without even leaving your hotel. To get the best rates on your hotel,Wego Malaysia is a helpful fare comparison site that helps you book your hotel in Malaysia at the best available price online.

Wego.com.my is also handy for finding the cheapest flights as you travel across Asia. When you land in Singapore, all proud of your travel savings from a great airfare deal, sit down and treat yourself to a bowl of Katong Laksa. This is Singapore’s delicious variation of the laksa and can most commonly be found in the Katong area in the east.

  1. Rendang (Malay/Indonesian)

Rendang daging is easily my favourite Malaysian dish. It is a dish of beef stewed slowly in a very rich mix of spices and ingredients. What arrives on your table is a full-flavoured curry with tender meat that almost melts in your mouth. Eat it with rice and potatoes, making sure to savour slowly.

Rendang is served as a dry-curry or with a bowl full of the most delicious coconut-infused gravy.

Tips:

Don’t waste a drop.

To find the best places to try these dishes, search for food blogs in Malaysia where locals sniff out the best spots including street hawkers who would be otherwise hard to find. Malacca and Penang are known for their variety. Kuala Lumpur is a city full of food options. Islands like Langkawi and Pulau Pangkor are great for seafood. But all across Malaysia, go local and you will find lots to make your tummy happy. Don’t forget to try some delicious snacks and desserts as well. Happy feasting!

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A guide to Majorcan cuisine

If you’re planning on travelling to Majorca sometime soon, now is the time to start picking things to do. One of my absolute favourite things about holidays is trying all the local delicacies, so I think you should get to grips with some Majorcan favourites before you go – that way, you won’t miss anything essential!

To help get you started, I’ve put together a quick guide to the destination’s cuisine below. Much of it is characteristic of the Balearic Islands, but there are also some fantastic treats that actually originated in Majorca that are well worth trying.

Meat and fish

Back before tourism really took off in Majorca, its key sources of income were fishing and agriculture. Today, this heritage is evident in its traditional dishes, so you can expect to see restaurant menus dotted with fish and meat specialities. Here are some of the most common:

  • Fish soup
    • Whitebait
    • Spiny lobster (this is a particular speciality and, when used in soup, makes for a really luxurious – and yummy! – starter)
    • Pork
    • Sausages

On the sausage front, you should definitely try sobresada. These raw cured sausages can easily be spotted by their reddish colour, which comes from a mixture of pork and paprika. A local speciality, they are named after the Majorcan area of Sobrassada, and some islanders believe they were invented by resident farmers. Their actual origin is a mystery, though.

Other staples

Of course, you can’t live on meat and fish alone, and Majorca has plenty of other delicious staples. A lot of these are simple delights that are used in and accompany an array of dishes, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to sample some during your stay.

These include olive oil, tomatoes, bread and almonds. In fact, almonds are used an awful lot in Majorcan cooking, thanks to the Balearic Islands’ ample supply of almond trees. So, if you’re keen to try something that’ll give you a really authentic taste of the region, it’s worth looking out for dishes that contain almond.

Sweet treats and desserts

While I love trying all kinds of food, sweet treats are the thing I get most excited about – and Majorca has some real gems. The one I think sounds most exciting, though, is ensaimadas de Mallorca (most locals just refer to these as ensaimadas, by the way). Delicate and delicious spiral-shaped pastries, they are always dusted in icing sugar.

They vary in size quite a bit, ranging from around 12 cm across to 35 cm. Personally, I’d go for the biggest possible, but that might just be me! You’ll find them at local markets, and there are a couple of different varieties to look out for. These days, a lot of them are filled with cream, but if you want to taste the most traditional version, keep an eye out for a filling called cabello de angel, which is pumpkin strands in syrup.

Other local desserts include coca de albaricoques (that’s apricot cakes to you and me) and baked cottage cheese.

Liqueurs

You’re likely to find liqueurs are either served after dessert or, from time to time, at the start of a meal. There are a fair few that are common in the Balearic Islands, but since you’re in Majorca, I reckon the one you should be sure to try is Palo liqueur, which comes from the island and is made from local carob fruit.