• Yong Tau Foo – Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • March 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    maharajalela - yong tau foo

    Along Jalan Maharajalela, there is a delicious yong tau foo stall that has been around for the last few decades. It gets quite crowded during lunch hours, especially on weekdays. I like to come here on weekends for late breakfast.   Surrounded by trees, this place is quite cool and shady –  a nice relief...

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    Eel, Englishman and Pie & Mash

    by  • February 3, 2013 • 2 Comments

    robert cooke serving pie & mash

    I am smitten by this traditional eel, pie and mash shop in Broadway Market, Hackney, East London. With its cheery pastel yellow wall tiles and quaint furniture, F. Cooke has been here since 1900s. Antique eel sign. Traditional menu.   Robert Cooke, the charming owner. Handmade beef pies, served with mashed potatoes and parsley-based gravy (known...

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    Taiwan, a new year, a new beginning

    by  • January 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    Xiaoling – East Metro Mall, Zhongxiao Road, Taipei   I’ve always had a soft spot for Taiwan ever since my first visit here years ago. When I think of this charming country, I think of delicious street food, lovely sights, and most of all, warmth and friendliness. It was great having the opportunity to spend...

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    Tender hands, tender heart

    by  • December 22, 2012 • 0 Comments

    tommy le baker - tommy's mum

    It was barely a year ago when we stepped into a humble little bakery off Jalan Ipoh –  an artisan bakery in the most unexpected place. The aroma of freshly baked bread, rustic loaves piled up on the shelves, handwritten notes on the wall and french radio playing in the background – it was...

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    Rojak Mamak and the famous Mee Rebus at Dang Wangi

    by  • December 2, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    Most KLites would’ve heard of this famous mee rebus stall near Yut Kee coffee shop . It is located in the back lane of Jalan Dang Wangi and is probably as popular as its well-known neighbor, Yut Kee. The mee rebus is definitely one of the better ones around town, with its flavor-packed gravy.    Other than mee...

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    Geisha-spotting in Gion, Kyoto

    by  • November 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    These are probably the worst shots of my recent Japan trip. Please excuse the blurry, out-of-range images and underexposed photos. Japanese thoughtfulness and politeness has rubbed off on me and I can’t seem to get myself to use a flash in these circumstances. I think it’s bad enough that these exquisite ladies are being...

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    Cutting up tuna – Tsukiji Market, Tokyo

    by  • November 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    After the tuna auction, we chanced upon a fishmonger cutting up a sizeable fish. I have never given much thought on how a whole tuna would be cut up, until this encounter at Tsukiji Market. It takes quite a bit of skill, four different knives and two men, if it’s a huge fish. First off,...

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    Tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

    by  • November 18, 2012 • 1 Comment

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    Never have I been more awake and determined at 3.30am. That’s how early we got up for the tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market. After missing it on my last trip, the tuna auction was top on our Tokyo itinerary this time around. We arrived just after 4am and were the last few to make...

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    Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    by  • November 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    pineapple cake

    This is one of my go-to cake recipes when I need to whip up something nice and quick for dessert. Or for tea-time snack. Or after a rough day at work and I just needed to take the edge off. It uses ingredients that are easily available at the local supermarket. For the topping,...

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    Fei Ma’s curry puff & fried snacks

    by  • November 2, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    I have a thing for street food. A big thing. And one of the best part about living in Malaysia is the plentiful street food. They’re pretty much everywhere, sometimes even in the most unexpected nooks and corners.   I like how quick, convenient and affordable street food is. Whether you are rich or...

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