• Snacks from Bangkok

    by  • October 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    wufu fish sheet

      On a recent trip to Bangkok, I took the opportunity to pick up some snacks since my stock pile back home was running low. Lay’s potato chips are a must whenever I’m in Thailand. There is so much more variety here and some of the flavors are not available back home in Malaysia....

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    Herbal tonic soup at Jade Garden Restaurant, KL

    by  • October 26, 2012 • 2 Comments

    jade garden tonic soup

    I’m a firm believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine, largely due to my Chinese roots. Mum used to prepare all sorts of herbal tonic soup at home. I remember my dislike for these usually bitter concoction and Mum always had to persuade me to drink up. Now that I’m living on my own and spending long...

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    On Nut and that awesome restaurant in Bangkok

    by  • October 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    K and I spent a wonderful weekend in Bangkok recently, eating and shopping. Our friend recommended The Bedrooms Hotel in On Nut – a 10-minute train ride away from the city centre. I couldn’t be more pleased. On Nut turns out to be a pleasant suburban area with lots of great food. There is...

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    For old times’ sake – Yook Woo Hin

    by  • October 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

    yook woo hin - lady with dim sum trolley

    It is with a heavy heart that I learnt Yook Woo Hin has closed down. This decades old restaurant was one of the few surviving places serving traditional dim sum. Operating in a pre-war shophouse in Petaling Street, Yook Woo Hin had retained much of its original fixture and nostalgic, old-world charm.    I...

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    Warorot market, Chiang Mai

    by  • October 19, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    I didn’t mind waking up early to visit Warorot market. We had a full day ahead and the only way I could sneak in a visit was to sacrifice some sleep. Which I gladly did. It was barely dawn when I made my way to Warorot. The streets seem unusually sombre and deserted.   ...

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    Madeleine

    by  • October 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    I know I shouldn’t be baking with my tennis elbow. But how can I resist when I have these shiny, new madeleine pans.   K & I were just pottering around Daiso when we came across these cute little pans. I’ve been hunting for madeleine pans for the longest time and to finally spot...

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    Nasi lemak pandan at D Bayan Cafe

    by  • October 13, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    nasi lemak pandan with fried cockles, fried egg and stir-fried string beans   One of the things I love about KL is how food is so easily available, anytime and almost anywhere. We have abundance of  street food, hawker centers and mamak stalls that stay open way past midnight (some even operate round the clock)....

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    Hakka food at Seong Kee, PJ old town

    by  • October 6, 2012 • 1 Comment

    seong kee pork trotter vinegar

    I’ve never considered myself much of a pork-eater until I switched job a few years ago. In my current workplace, non-halal dishes are only available a long drive away, which is logistically challenging if you’re on a one-hour lunch break. To make up for ‘lost time’, my dinners and weekends would usually consist of...

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    Skyscrapers and crowded streets – Hong Kong

    by  • September 27, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    When I went through the photos of my whirlwind trip to Hong Kong, what struck me was they’re mostly aerial views. It’s Hong Kong, so what am I expecting, right? Where land is scarce and buildings are sky-high. And streets are crowded. (Hong Kong is the forth most highly-densed country in the world) But I...

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    Minced pork rice in Mong Kok

    by  • September 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    It was one of those short work trip to Hong Kong and thankfully, we had one night free. Weng, my colleague, was looking for a certain transformer figurine to add to his ever-expanding collection and conned convinced me to go to Mong Kok with him. There were quite a few anime shops in Mong Kok...

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    Dessert and snacks at PMK Pudu

    by  • September 16, 2012 • 0 Comments

    steamed glutinous rice

    I was once on a ‘black food’ phase. It was one of those health food craze that I caught on years back. The thing that stuck was my liking for black sesame. This superfood have been touted as having the ability to promote black hair and admittedly that was what got me started in...

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    In transition

    by  • September 15, 2012 • 0 Comments

    work in progress

    Just in case you’re wondering what’s with the haphazard layout and misaligned photos, please bear with me. Somehow in transition of switching web-host, this happened. I’m totally hopeless when it comes to these IT stuff. Thankfully, the guys at ServerFreak (where this blog is now hosted) are extremely helpful, and quick. This blog is...

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