• Travel + Places

    Donald & Lily’s Nyonya Food, Melaka

    by  • October 29, 2011 • - Malaysia, Melaka • 4 Comments

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    Located off the main road of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Donald & Lily is a quaint little place serving peranakan food. I first came across this eatery while looking for a parking spot near to Jonker Street.   I couldn’t resist the assam fish – the fish was fresh and went really well with...

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    A day out in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 23, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    chiangmai-noi the puppy

    When I saw the words ‘Full day ATV adventure’ on my Chiang Mai itinerary, my immediate response to Teddy, my travel buddy, was “I am not joining you guys“. I’m never an outdoor person. To me, the idea of a full day out in the sun is sheer punishment. Teddy, ever so persuasive, somehow...

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    Durian Cendol at Jonker 88, Melaka

    by  • October 23, 2011 • - Malaysia, Melaka • 0 Comments

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      I have fond memories of cendol. As a kid, Mum would reward me with this delightful dessert whenever I’m well-behaved. A bowl of cendol never fail to bring back those childhood memories.    Whenever I’m back in Melaka, I’ll stop by Jonker 88 for their durian chendol. I love the thick, syrupy gula melaka and pungent durian...

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    Yunnan Restaurant, Chiang Rai

    by  • October 16, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

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    This restaurant serves excellent Chinese dishes with a local twang. Each dish we ordered was delicious. Not to be missed is the stewed pork leg with preserved vegetables – the meat was extremely tender and flavorful. Do order some of their fluffy mantou to scoop up the gravy.     The tom yam is full of...

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    Sight-seeing in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 9, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 2 Comments

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    Our first stop in Chiang Mai was the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a Buddhist temple located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai. It is a sacred site to many Thai people. The temple is said to have been founded in 1383 when the first chedi was built. Donation boxes for specific causes – there is even one for feeding the temple dogs....

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    Snacks from Chiang Mai

    by  • October 8, 2011 • - Asia, Travel + Places • 0 Comments

    chiangmai-fried worms

    I was in Chiang Mai last weekend. While most of my travel buddies shopped for souvenirs, I stocked up on ‘junk food’ since my supply back home was running low. Here are some of the snacks I bought.        To my surprise, these fried worms are very tasty. I should’ve bought more.  

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    Baba Charlie nyonya kuih, Melaka

    by  • October 4, 2011 • - Malaysia, Melaka • 0 Comments

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    If you’re in Melaka, do drop by Baba Charlie. This home-based nyonya kuih-maker started off selling their delicious kuih in pasar malam (night market) more than 20 years ago. Baba Charlie offers a wide variety of nyonya kuih. Besides the usual onde-onde, kuih lapis and kuih talam, Baba Charlie has an extensive selection of...

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