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Village Fish Head Noodles | Malaysian Tom Yam

On our Southeast Asian culinary conquest, the gods of food, the old and the new has once again given us a blessing: Tom Yam. As George R.R. Martin once wrote … Continue reading Village Fish Head Noodles | Malaysian Tom Yam

A Warm Bowl from the Seas: Penang Laksa Origins

Penang, being an island surrounded by coastal waters, means that there is certainly an abundance of fresh fish and other seafood. Aquaculture in Penang has been spearheading the state’s economy … Continue reading A Warm Bowl from the Seas: Penang Laksa Origins

Bak Kut Teh VS. Humba: Battle of the Braised Pork!

*WARNING: FOOD IS NON-HALAL. CONTAINS MOUTH-WATERING DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOS OF MEAT. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK* Asia is the biggest continent of the world. I mean with forty-eight (48) countries, … Continue reading Bak Kut Teh VS. Humba: Battle of the Braised Pork!

The Trinity of Hokkien Cuisine: Hokkien Mee, Lor Bak, Otak-otak

Hokkien Cuisine, originally called as Fujian Cuisine, is a native cooking style from China’s Fujian Province. It is known to be subtle yet full of flavor, soft and tender and … Continue reading The Trinity of Hokkien Cuisine: Hokkien Mee, Lor Bak, Otak-otak

Are You Afraid of the Dark? | Chulia Street Night Market

When we were little kids our parents would always warn us (or more likely scare us off) about the horrors of night time. We used to have this routine of … Continue reading Are You Afraid of the Dark? | Chulia Street Night Market

Breakfast Idea: Roti Canai Transfer Road

Okay, I’m going to skip the flowery introductions (I don’t even think I’m good at those in the first place, hah!) and get right into the “facts” here. I was … Continue reading Breakfast Idea: Roti Canai Transfer Road

Penang’s Famous Nasi Kandar: Line Clear

Still rings in my ear what my friend said, “Nothing but the best,” and this rings so true to my experience with Malaysian food. On my first day in Penang, … Continue reading Penang’s Famous Nasi Kandar: Line Clear

Recommended Hostel in Penang: TIDO Hostel

I arrived in Penang after about a 4 or 5 hour train ride from KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. I paid about 70 MYR for the train, which is about 20 … Continue reading Recommended Hostel in Penang: TIDO Hostel

Moments and Epiphanies at the Lantern Festival: Finally Living My Dreams

I honestly don’t know where to begin. Last night was an incredibly emotional moment for me and even as I type this now I can feel my eyes start to … Continue reading Moments and Epiphanies at the Lantern Festival: Finally Living My Dreams