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MiMi Aye / Meemalee's Kitchen has been featured or mentioned elsewhere as follows - click on each logo to read more:


"MiMi Aye's fiery som tam salad packs a punch with exciting colours, textures and flavours. It's perfect with barbecued meats, as a side dish, or as a starter"
(part of my series of South East Asian recipes to accompany Gordon Ramsay's latest TV show)




Meemalee by Green & Black's

"I loved MiMi's dish because it was so well balanced, with the complexity from the shiso leaves and the salmon roe. It was surprising and exciting, especially combined as a pasta dish. I was impressed that she had thought about the challenge and how she could best use the budget and time" 
(on awarding me first prize for the 15:15 Cook Off Challenge)

Micah Carr-Hill, Head of Taste at Green & Black's




"To celebrate the launch of The Sunday Times Food List: Britain's Top 200 Restaurants, editor Karen Robinson had dinner at one of the winning restaurants with some of the UK's top food bloggers to discuss the UK restaurant scene" 



Meemalee in Guardian Word of Mouth


"Fried with onions and garlic, [ginger] now forms the Asian equivalent of mirepoix ... It's perhaps the defining ingredient of Burma: MiMi Aye, a food blogger and sometime Burmese chef, told me that it 'permeates throughout our cuisine. It's an intrinsic ingredient in mohnyin tjin, our equivalent of kimchi and which is similarly eaten at almost every meal.'

She describes a pickled ginger salad called jin thohk 'consumed by Burmese ladies in the possibly erroneous belief that it helps combat period pains", adding that "the ground form is mixed with turmeric and honey and formed into pills to make slightly unpleasant throat sweets'."


"Street food in Burma - Samosa salad and goat kebabs being prepared on a street stall in Mandalay ... video is courtesy of Meemalee"


Meemalee in BBC Good Food

"Head to Bangalore in India for a Pav Bhaji hit, or further east still to Burma for a breakfast of fishy noodles on the streets of Mandalay"



Meemalee in Serious Eats


"Blogger Meemalee picked up her copy of thelondonpaper a couple days ago and paid a little more attention to the illustrated weirdness of the ad than Kellogg's probably would have liked"



Meemalee in Wikio's Top Blogs

"You will find here the monthly rankings for the most influential blogs in the UK and Irish blogospheres"


Meemalee in Hello Magazine

"A Camel Collaboration: Stefan Gates ... is something of a culinary adventurer and offered his services in the cooking of the beast.We will be roasting, braising, deep frying and even serving camel meat up in a Burmese curry courtesy of the fabulous Meemalee"



Meemalee in iStarvin

"MiMi Aye of Meemalee's Kitchen has a terrific meal at Launceston Place ... Venison tartare was 'explosion of flavour,' a 'pleasingly traditional' stargazey pie looked 'gorgeous' but was 'too sharp and pungent,' while a deconstructed Waldorf salad was 'refreshing' and 'thrilling'"

iStarvin Restaurant Critic Round-up



Meemalee in A Hamburger Today

"Guide to Burgers in Japan: A roundup of four recommended burger chains in Japan. [meemalee's kitchen]"

"Chicago, Edzo's Burger Shop: 'The Char Burger is fat and perfectly medium rare, dripping meaty juices and tastes of proper beef' [meemalee's kitchen]"




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Meemalee in Wahaca's Blog

"For a witty rolling summary of this year’s MasterChef drama check out meemalee’s kitchen blog. It’ll have you laughing into your remote control"

Wahaca Restaurant, Official Blog



Meemalee in EatingAsia

"A treasure trove of Burma-related culinary videos. Makes me want to catch the next flight to Mandalay"

Robin Eckhardt, EatingAsia



Meemalee in noodlepie

"meemalee's collection of Burmese streetfood videos, complete with what sounds like the grooviest of Burmese hip hop. Kind topical, what with there being alorra eyes on Burma at the mo'"

Graham Holliday, noodlepie



Meemalee in Foodies South West

"Through the gift of Mat Follas, Masterchef winner in 2009 and restaurateur behind The Wild Garlic in Beaminster, the slightly mysterious person that is writer, cook and blogger Meemalee is bringing a taste of Asia to Dorset for one night only..."

David Willcock, Foodies South West



Meemalee in Kavey Eats

"Do you know Meemalee's Kitchen? If not, why not? It's one of the most entertaining food blogs I read. Go and subscribe immediately ... I can't wait for [meemalee's] next pop up, not to mention [her] Burmese cookery book ..."

Kavita Favelle, Kavey Eats




Meemalee in Lost in the Larder

"I really do hope MiMi does another popup and when she does, get on the phone and book, because them seats are going to go fast"

Nick Baines, Lost in the Larder


Meemalee in The Wild Garlic blog

"MiMi does great food and has one of the best food blogs around plus she is working on a cookbook..."

Mat Follas, The Wild Garlic Restaurant