Su-lin from Tamarind and Thyme (tamarindandthyme.wordpress.com) isn't one of those bloggers you'll want to read if your idea of eating out involves just expensive, haute-cuisine restaurants. In the blog - which comes under the subtitle of 'cooking and eating well in London without going broke' - Su-lin writes that its name recalls the mix of flavours she tasted growing up in Malaysia, Singapore and Canada. Her dining experiences are just as diverse. She describes eating at all sorts of places, from Chinese and Indian restaurants to the Mad Hatter's tea party at the city's Sanderson Hotel. Her cooking style tends to be fairly simple - think international comfort food - and the recipes she gives include those for Persian khoresht bademjan (meat and eggplant stew), American pancakes, baked beans and egg, red-cooked pig cheek with noodles (above), fried artichoke and kek lapis (Malaysian layer cake).