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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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 looking under the bed, checking the closets, locking the windows and leaving a night light on, afraid of the nightmares and monsters that we thought…

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Wantan Mee So Good, It’s God-Level.

It’s been 5 months since I first tried this god level wantan mee stall and I still wonder why tourists don’t flock this place. In fact, I can remember every time I came here (about 4 or 5 times now) I was the only non-local dining. It blows my mind that in this day and…

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Soup is Thicker Than Water | Chee Meng Cafe, Penang

Everyone knows about that famous saying ‘Blood is thicker than water’ and you know what else is thicker than water? A bowl of good hot soup. Imagine a big pot of broth of bones, spices, and the sorts that probably from a family secret recipe that has been simmering for hours. Now that’s something everyone…

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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 ridiculously excited to write about this place because the food is just divine. And when I start writing my articles, I do a little research…

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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, I went to nothing but the best: Nasi Kandar Line Clear. I had plans to meet up with a local to show me around some…

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