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    Easy banana muffins

    by  • April 24, 2020 • 0 Comments

      INGREDIENTS (makes 6 muffins or one 8×4 loaf) 3 to 4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup (75g) salted butter, melted and cooled 1/2 to 1 cup (100g to 190g) brown or white sugar (use the smaller amount if you prefer less sweet, I normally use 100g) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon (5g) baking soda...

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    Healthier pancakes

    by  • March 29, 2020 • 0 Comments

    Healthier pancakes   3 tablespoons lemon juice* 450ml milk 100g plain flour 100g rye flour 100g oatmeal 4½ teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoon sugar pinch of salt 3 eggs, lightly beaten Olive oil for cooking   to serve honey & low-fat yoghurt     Stir lemon juice and milk, and put aside for 5 minutes. Stir...

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    A greedy girl’s guide to eating (a lot)

    by  • October 20, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Sek Me Choy, Salak South, Kuala Lumpur

    Surround yourself with food lovers. Better still, marry one. Not only will you share wonderful foodie memories, you can also deflect some of the calories that comes with it.   Carry dried sour plums with you. At all times. Pop one after every meal to work up the appetite. You never know what good food lurks...

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    To travel is to live

    by  • June 9, 2018 • 0 Comments


    When news first broke, I was hoping it would be fake. He inspired me to travel and go beyond my comfort zone, visiting places I would otherwise never have given a second thought and eating all sorts of weird stuff – even fermented shark. And he’s right, it’s the worst thing to eat. Yeah,...

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    Kaya roll at Jalan Yap Ah Loy

    by  • November 19, 2017 • 0 Comments


    A quick after-lunch stroll led to this..a stall selling kaya puff and kaya swiss roll manned by a sweet old lady with the most radiant smile. This is my first time tasting her kaya kok and kaya roll and it’s A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Her egg tarts are yummy too. You can also buy the kaya (egg...

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    Banana Leaf Rice at Acha Curry House

    by  • January 30, 2017 • 0 Comments

    banana leaf rice - Acha Curry House, PJ

    It’s Chinese New Year, and here I am craving for banana leaf rice. A quick google and a half-hour drive later, we ended up at Acha Curry House. Fresh ingredients. Delish curry. To-die-for sambal ikan bilis…heck, even the rice was fluffy good. Worth. Every. Calorie. Go off-peak hours or late morning to avoid the...

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    Autumn in Kyoto

    by  • December 17, 2016 • 0 Comments

    enkoji temple in autumn - fallen leaves

    Spent a few days in Japan’s ancient capital recently. I’d seen pictures of Kyoto in vivid red foliage and just had to see it for real.   I never expected it to be so crowded. Yes, it was jam-packed with tourist (autumn and sakura season are peak in Kyoto).   Flea market in Kitano...

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    Chap fan – Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • September 20, 2016 • 2 Comments

    chap fan chef - Pudu

    A candid shot of my favourite chap fan chef in Pudu. This is where I would go for wholesome, home-cooked dishes. Each time I went, the chef or uncle (as I would fondly call him) would be busy cooking. The dishes are cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Location: Food stalls at Pudu outer...

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    Stopover in Reykjavik

    by  • April 3, 2016 • 0 Comments

    reykjavik port

    Some photos from my half-day stopover in Reykjavik after the ’round Iceland tour. Reykjavik harbor   Harpa concert hall   Laugavegur shopping street   Delicious hot dog at Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, near the Reykjavík Harbor. Claimed to be one of the best European food stalls by The Guardian. Just go for the one with everything (lamb-based...

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    Winter in Iceland

    by  • April 2, 2016 • 0 Comments

    iceland flying birds2 - Kirkjugólf

    Kirkjugólf   For a someone who normally prefers the city, coming to Iceland is a rare occurrence, if not an exception. I didn’t know what I was missing. sunset in Ásborgir, South Iceland   Goðafoss, North Iceland   Akureyri, capital of North Iceland   Djúpivogur fishing village – East Iceland   Fáskruðsfjörður, East Iceland –...

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    36 hours in Copenhagen

    by  • January 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Copenhagen - trees

    Quick stopover in Lego land. Love, love, love the functional minimalism that’s typically Danish. Everything’s so well thought out and beautifully designed. Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv station   Nyhavn   Public transport in Copenhagen runs 24-7. The city is clean and safe with lots of open and green spaces. Education and healthcare is free. With...

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    Denim-clad waiters and one amazing meal

    by  • January 25, 2016 • 0 Comments

    the cute apple jam guy

    I’ve had more than my fair share of Asian and European cuisine, but modern Nordic is something new to me. On a short layover in Copenhagen, I went to Amass. Owner and chef, Matt Orlando’s background is impressive, having worked in many Michelin-starred restaurants including The Fat Duck, Per Se and Noma. Yeah, I...

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    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..

    by  • January 1, 2016 • 0 Comments

    moerenuma park sapporo2

    Took a short trip to cold, cold Hokkaido (finally!). Temperature was below zero throughout the few days we were there. But that did not stop us from eating A LOT (as always). And having some winter fun. Christmas market – Odori Park, Sapporo   Sapporo Classic beer – special brew available only in Hokkaido....

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    The barista

    by  • June 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Passed by this hole-in-the-wall coffee shop and stopped for a drink. I said “Uncle, one kopi tarik please” and he gave me this dashing smile. And he makes an awesome cuppa. Location: next to Sentul market, along Jalan Sentul. Google map here.

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