• 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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    Cupcakes from Cookies Wagon

    by  • October 10, 2011 • 1 Comment

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    I spotted this pink truck called Cookies Wagon just outside the entrance to Amcorp Mall. On closer look, I found out that they serve drinks and a variety of sweet & savory snacks.   I was craving for something sweet so I got the cupcakes. Yeah I know, cupcakes may seem passé to some,...

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    Sight-seeing in Chiang Mai

    by  • October 9, 2011 • 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 • 0 Comments

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    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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    Mael’s Cafe at Mines, Seri Kembangan

    by  • October 6, 2011 • 0 Comments


    Catering to the office crowd in Sapura building at Mines, Mael’s café serves both local and western cuisine. Named after its chef – Ismael, and dyslexic for meal, I thought the name is pretty cool. The food is simple and wholesome. What I enjoy most here is the set lunch which includes a starter,...

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    Baba Charlie nyonya kuih, Melaka

    by  • October 4, 2011 • 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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    Mike’s chicken rice

    by  • September 24, 2011 • 0 Comments


      When an old friend, Mike, invited us over to his place, I thought we’re going to have a barbeque. To my surprise, he made chicken rice. I didn’t even know Mike can cook, let alone a dish like chicken rice. If you know Mike, you would be surprised too. But the verdict is...

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    Ladurée macaron

    by  • September 23, 2011 • 0 Comments


    When a dear friend asked me if I wanted anything from Paris, I think he was referring to a bag from LV or Hermès. Instead, I asked for a box of Ladurée macarons. I didn’t quite understand what was all the fuss about when the macaron craze hit Malaysia. After all, my past macaron encounters here...

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    Homemade Pasta

    by  • September 20, 2011 • 0 Comments

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      You must be wondering why go through the trouble to make pasta when it is so easy to pick it up from the store. Somehow, fresh-made pasta has this wonderful texture that is just not attainable with dried ones. Once you’ve tried the fresh-made ones, you would not want to go back to...

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    La Boqueria market, Barcelona

    by  • September 15, 2011 • 0 Comments


          I make it a point to visit food markets whenever I’m in a new country. This is one of the best way to learn about a new culture, the people and their cuisine. One of my most memorable is the La Boqueria market in Barcelona. Dating back to 1217, La Boqueria...

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    Nasi Lemak at Gerai Hassan, Taman Cuepacs

    by  • September 10, 2011 • 4 Comments

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    This is one of my favourite breakfast haunt. Located in Taman Cuepacs-Cheras, this gem of a stall serves delicious Malay dishes – Nasi Lemak, Mee Kari (Curry Noodles), Nasi Dagang and Lontong. The stall was recently renovated and I am glad they finally reopened after a few months’ hiatus. Though the signboard has yet been...

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