• Ipoh’s famous Kaya Puff – Sin Eng Heong

    by  • November 26, 2011 • 1 Comment

    sin eng heong - kaya puff

    Flaky, crumbly crust with creamy, fragrant kaya filling…need I say more? Sin Eng Heong’s kaya puff – hot off the oven. These handmade goodies are very popular. I was lucky to arrive before the crowd started coming in. You can call ahead to make reservations. (The kaya puff cost RM0.80 a piece) Mr Ng – the...

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    Pan Mee at House of Ceggo, Taman Danau Desa, KL

    by  • November 21, 2011 • 1 Comment


      Pan mee (板麺) has always been one of my comfort food. When we came across House of Ceggo, a cafe specializing in pan mee, I knew I had to try. Normally I would go for the authentic pan mee with clear broth. With the extensive pan mee menu at House of Ceggo, I couldn’t resist trying...

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    Japanese grapes

    by  • November 17, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    These are the juiciest grapes I ever had.   I was just browsing around in a supermarket in Tokyo. For some reason, I couldn’t resist buying these. I’m not really into grapes, but was surprised by how incredibly sweet and juicy they were. It’s great to just follow your heart, or in this case – your...

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    Mulberries from my potted garden

    by  • November 13, 2011 • 0 Comments


    I didn’t know mulberries can be grown in tropical climate until my aunt offered me some from her garden. Feeling inspired, we got some mulberry plants for our little potted garden. They grew and grew but still no sign of fruits. I have almost given up hope. Then, little mulberries started appearing. Finally, after months of...

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    Donald & Lily’s Nyonya Food, Melaka

    by  • October 29, 2011 • 4 Comments

    donald&lily assam fish

    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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    Pomegranate Ice cream

    by  • October 26, 2011 • 0 Comments


    I was at the farmers’ market the other day and ended up with two pomegranates. Don’t ask me why, I’m just prone to buying the unexpected every now and then.   What do you do when you’ve two pomegranates sitting in the fridge? Not wanting to waste, I googled and found this brilliantly easy...

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    A day out in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 23, 2011 • 0 Comments

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    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 • 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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    Restaurant 9888 – Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • October 21, 2011 • 1 Comment

    9888-stewed pork tendon

    Smack towards the end of an obscure road near PGRM Cheras, I would never have thought such good food exist here had it not been a wrong turn. Their signature dish is the stewed pig tendon. The tendon is extremely tender. I usually ask for extra rice just to go with the flavorful gravy....

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    Healthy Multigrain Rye Bread

    by  • October 18, 2011 • 8 Comments


    I have a confession to make. I love bread. I love eating it and I love making it. For me, there is nothing more comforting than the smell of fresh baked loaves.                  If you eat bread quite a fair bit, it is worth investing in a bread...

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    Yunnan Restaurant, Chiang Rai

    by  • October 16, 2011 • 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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    A Tribute

    by  • October 11, 2011 • 0 Comments


    It has been almost a week since his passing and there has been many contrasting views. Say what you like. He is a visionary. His creations are revolutionary. And most of all, he has made technology really friendly and intuitive for ordinary people like you and me. As I am writing this on my MacBook,...

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