Black Mayu

Black mayu is basically burnt garlic oil, cooking the garlic in oil until it turns black. I was very sceptical about this when I first tried making it, as surely burnt garlic will just taste bitter? Although rather pungent when tasted on its own, when added to a broth it creates a smoky and garlicky […]

Halloween-inspired “Van Helsing” Ramen

A dish to ward off the vampires on Halloween (or at any time of the year), this ramen is in tribute to the vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A bowl of this garlic-laced ramen, with a broth flavoured with black mayu (black garlic oil) and topped with garlic chips, will keep […]