• Tsukiji market and 6 a.m. sushi

    by  • May 12, 2012 • 1 Comment


    While I did not set an itinerary for Tokyo, I thought my trip would not be complete without a visit to Tsukiji market.        The market consists of a wholesale seafood section, vegetables & fruits section, with retail shops & restaurants on the outer area catering to the public.                      I arrived a bit...

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    Short trip to Tokyo

    by  • May 11, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    Tokyo was quite a last-minute trip. No fixed schedule and no firm itinerary. I’ve got to travel like that more often, I had almost forgotten how much fun it is just to wander around.                Here is one of my favorite photos, taken at Shitaya Shinto shrine in Ueno. A short walking distance away...

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    Meng Kee char siew at Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • May 5, 2012 • 1 Comment

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    I still remember how Andrew gushed about Meng Kee char siew when he first had it some years back. Twice I went looking for it, and came back disappointed. I didn’t know they’ve moved. If only I have taken a bit of time to google. I finally found my way there recently. It is now...

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    Nostalgia – Yut Kee coffee shop, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • April 21, 2012 • 7 Comments

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    When I first moved to KL many years back, a good friend recommended this quaint Hainanese coffee shop. And ever since, Yut Kee has been my go-to place for a hearty, comforting meal of Hainanese food, great coffee, and always for their scrumptious butter cake and kaya toast.      Yut Kee was started over 80...

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    Wantan Mee at Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • April 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    This is one of the best wantan mee I’ve had in a long, long time. Al dente wantan noodles drenched in lardy soya sauce. Forget about calorie count, this is worth breaking your diet for.   Located next to the main entrance of Pudu Market, this noodle stall seems to have a loyal following. We were...

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    Hor Poh Restaurant – Segambut, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • February 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

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    Sometimes, when I am craving for hakka food, we would take a short drive to Hor Poh Restaurant at Segambut.   This air-conditioned eatery offers quite a wide selection of hakka favorites including yong tau fu, abacus beads, stewed pork belly and  lei cha (擂茶).      Hor Poh Cuisine Restaurant 36 Jalan 6/38D Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut,...

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    Korean food at Haeun Khon Restaurant, Amcorp Mall

    by  • January 29, 2012 • 1 Comment

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      I barely remember my half-day transit in Seoul many years back. All I can recall were metal chopsticks, piping hot ginseng chicken soup – so hot it burnt my tongue.  And quarrelling bus drivers (the driver of the bus I was in started arguing with another bus driver over some minor traffic incident)....

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    Tommy le Baker

    by  • December 29, 2011 • 3 Comments


      A cheerful ‘hello’ greeted us when we first stepped into Tommy le Baker. It was the affable owner/baker, Tommy. Having lived in France for many years where he honed his craft, he set up this bakery when he returned to Malaysia. I was instantly attracted to these beautiful loaves of bread, and ordered...

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    Santa’s Chapati at Jalan Tun H.S.Lee, KL

    by  • December 3, 2011 • 1 Comment

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      The soft, freshly made chapati (RM1.20) with tasty dhal curry from this simple eatery at Jalan Tun H.S.Lee really made my day.    If you like strong flavors, don’t miss their heavily spiced chickpea masala (RM1.50), tender chicken varuval (RM3.50)…   ..and the tasty chicken keema (RM3.50).   The dishes here are more on the spicy side,...

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    Ngap Keok Pau at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • November 30, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    Where food is concerned, innards are not really my thing. But I would make an exception for Petaling Street – Sei Ngan Chai’s ngap keok pau (a delicacy comprising a slice of pork, a slice of liver and a duck’s foot around which intestine is wrapped to form a parcel). Still priced at RM1.50,...

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    Tong Sui at Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • November 28, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    There isn’t many stalls like this anymore. In fact this is the only one I know in KL, still serving authentic tong sui (糖水), cooked over charcoal fire.   The home-cooked tong sui is comforting, full of flavor and ingredients; unlike the watered down versions that’s more common these days.    The everyday menu include...

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