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 […]Read More Village Fish Head Noodles | Malaysian Tom Yam
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 […]Read More A Warm Bowl from the Seas: Penang Laksa Origins
*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 […]Read More Bak Kut Teh VS. Humba: Battle of the Braised Pork!
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 […]Read More The Trinity of Hokkien Cuisine: Hokkien Mee, Lor Bak, Otak-otak
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 […]Read More Soup is Thicker Than Water | Chee Meng Cafe, Penang
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 […]Read More Breakfast Idea: Roti Canai Transfer Road