Category Archives: Eat Far, Far Away

To travel is to discover new taste. From local Malaysian destinations to far flung corners of the world, you’ll find essays on how I savour the world one dishy destination at a time. Explore the gastronomic side of travel through these stories, trying hard-won and treasured recipes as you go along and then get ready to plan your own adventure.

Pierre, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong: Our Grand Finale

I was out on a walk in Chinatown last weekend and noticed a peculiar sign at the back of the flower market. It read: “Please leave all your personal problems behind when you leave home for work.” What a very odd place for such a sign, I thought. I could have sworn that it was…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: The Wandernut Trails

It’s about time I complete my series on Shanghai. And there is no more appropriate day to do this then on the final #TravelTuesday of 2010. My trip to the Paris of the Orient wouldn’t have been so enjoyable if it wasn’t for a friend of mine. Actually, she’s a friend of a friend and…

Keropok Lekor, Terengganu: Fishing For Compliments

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day;  Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” ~ Chinese Proverb I’m not sure if you’ll agree with me, but I see many similarities between selling fish in a market and selling yourself during an appraisal at the end…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: The Dumplings of Shanghai

Shanghai, Day 1 They say, when in Rome do as the Roman does and you’ll be rewarded with a priceless local experience. So, when the local culture is to stand in a long line for what is touted as THE best xiao long bao, then wait in line I shall. The xiao long bao, litereally…

A Page from My Shanghai Diary: An Unexpected Breakfast Loaf and Fuxing Park

Shanghai, Day 08 It’s 7am, Sunday the 20th of June. I’ve just started my day by walking out onto Zhujiabang Lu – one of the major roads here in the Magnolia city. Given if this was any ordinary weekend at home, I wouldn’t even have been out of bed until mid-day. Today, is my final…

Cicerello’s, Fremantle: Western Australia’s Most Loved Seafood Spot

First day back at work and I’m already wishfully thinking of packing my bags (again) and heading south (again). What I’d give to have a idyllic day out by Fisherman’s Wharf, devouring a platter of the freshest seafood, while enjoying the endless blue skies and basking in the warmth of the Australia sun. Really, what…

Recipes from the Heart: Take Home Chef Cooks Down Under

If there’s one thing the people of Perth enjoys just as much as eating out, it’s eating in. With the state government going all out to promote local fresh produce, livestock and fisheries in the Buy West, Eat Best campaign, there is really no better time to enjoy a meal at home. By now, you’re…

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