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    Banana Leaf Rice at Acha Curry House

    by  • January 30, 2017 • Street food • 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 • - Japan, Travel + Places • 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 • Snapshots, Street food • 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 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 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 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 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 • - Europe / Scandinavia, Travel + Places • 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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    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..

    by  • January 1, 2016 • - Japan, Travel + Places • 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 • Snapshots, Street food • 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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    Nasi lemak bungkus

    by  • January 3, 2015 • Street food • 2 Comments

    nasi lemak bungkus permaisuri 1

    What can RM1 get you these days? Not much really, no thanks to the ever-rising cost of living in KL. So it was really a nice surprise to stumble upon this. Fluffy coconut rice with delish sambal ikan bilis for RM1. The only thing missing is the fried peanuts, which I’ll gladly overlook for...

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    Nasi Campur – Gerai No.3 @ Cheras Velodrome

    by  • December 28, 2014 • Street food • 0 Comments

    ayam kampung Khadijah cheras velodrome3

    It’s been a good day if I had a good meal. Not necessarily anything fancy or expensive, just simple dishes done really well. And it was one of those days when we discovered this Malay food stall in Cheras Velodrome. There is a decent variety of nasi campur here. Nothing elaborate, just simple homey...

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