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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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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