Homemade Roti Canai | Recipe

If you’ve ever met me on my trips and have asked me about my favorite country, I list down a few for different reasons and Malaysia is my favorite for food! During the start of my round-the-world trip, I went to Malaysia first. I had made a few friends in the Philippines who were from…

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The Perfect Melty, Fudge Brownies | Recipe

I’m not big on desserts except for cheesecake and ice cream (I can never say no to any of these two) but every now and then, the occasional brownie gets me going so I looked for a recipe from my one and only Babish. Saw he had a brownie episode and tried his recipe! I…

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Banana Bread | Recipe

Traveling the last 19 months, it’s a luxury to have my own kitchen to cook from. Hopping from hostel to hostel and couch to couch doesn’t always present you with this opportunity and when it does, sometimes the kitchens are either too basic or uninspiring. Ever had that experience where you consistently cook in one…

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Falling in love with Nepal

Chapter 3 of #MayanAroundTheWorld was the beginning on my shift on travel lifestyle — from spending 3 – 5 weeks in a country to extending it to 4 – 12 weeks per country. After a year of doing the former, I realized I would quickly get travel fatigue so I knew I had to change…

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Tong Tem Toh | An Homage to Northern Thai Cuisine

The North always seemed to be portrayed as somewhat being surrounded in a cold environment leaving you with shivers and a cold shoulder perhaps? Well, with regards to the climate it is in fact true but because of its chilly atmosphere our taste buds would definitely crave for something soft, something hot, and probably something…

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Penang: Every Foodie’s Heaven

When I first got to Kuala Lumpur, within a week I gained 4 kilos from eating too much. I mean, how can anyone not? Malaysian food is the bomb diggity. With all my excitement and wide-eyed moments every time I tried something amazing, my local friend told me that I’m just getting started. He said…

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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 ‘The north remembers’, but little did we know that the neighboring south, Malaysia, improvises. It would be tragic for a typical tourist to order up…

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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 — a powerful source of income and employment to its people. Making good use of one’s resources, the people of Penang figured to pour in…

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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, now that’s a lot of people (4.5 billion people as of 2016 population status that is). Asia is so big it’s taking over 29.5% of…

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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 is widely known to have a particular umami emphasis on its taste. This cuisine is known for bringing out the original flavor of the ingredients…

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