Food Review: Strangers at 47.

It was a rainy day that drove us into the open arms of the Strangers at 47. A torrential downpour that left us stranded at a row of shophouses, restaurants, and cafes, with our car parked a little too far to reach if we walked in the rain. And so, we found ourselves at the…

Sushi, Sashimi, and Me.

Good news always calls for a celebration, and with it comes a reason to splurge and enjoy. I gave my husband a wonderful dinner treat at Rakuzen last night, a somewhat expensive and high class Japanese restaurant in Oasis Square, Ara Damansara. Because he had finally secured a new and much better job (the office…

Food Review: Sudo Brew.

It was another one of those days when a new cafe sprouts like a wild mushroom in the middle of Klang Valley, which is already over-populated with many new and existing hip and independent cafes. Well, this cafe had already been opened for awhile now until a friend told me about its existence. Sudo Brew…

Food Review: The Man Behind the Sushi Counter.

Are you a fan of Japanese cuisine? Perhaps I should be more specific: Are you a fan of sushi and sashimi? I know I am, and I’m not ashamed of it. My parents introduced me to sushi one day but back then, I was only interested in eating the raw salmon. There was a certain…

Food Review: Mikey’s Original New York Pizza.

This was one pizza parlour where the famous line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy would fit right in. Except that you’d have to adapt it to suit the atmosphere. When Sauron created the Ring from the fires of Mordor, his objective was to turn nine Men into his Death Knights. “One Ring to…

Food Review: Nutty as a Fruitcake.

Are you nuts about fruitcakes or just nutty as a fruitcake? I actually love fruitcakes but I rarely buy them myself. I normally wait for family, friends or relatives to send some over during Christmas or when they happen to bake or buy some. And I so happen to have some with me now, and…

Food Review: Nasi Lemak.

Many people associate the nasi lemak with being ‘Malaysia, truly Asia‘. Four things you should know about nasi lemak: A staple daytime diet for most Malaysians. Best eaten when it is freshly cooked and prepared. Usually consumed for breakfast in the morning. Literally means fat rice when directly translated from Malay to English. Many people…

The Amazing Sesame Oil.

It is common to hear people sing the praises of the olive oil, canola oil and flaxseed oil. Then there are those who swear by the coconut oil. Not to be outdone by its “oily” counterparts, the sesame oil has a few benefits up its sleeves for those who want to live long and prosper…

Marching into Good Health.

Did you know that March 2016 is the National Nutrition Month? Well, if you didn’t know, then now you do. But if you knew, are you eating right? Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the program is dedicated to helping Americans (and basically everyone in every corner of the world if they wanted…

Trippin’ Down the East Coast.

Every year, for Chinese New Year, my family and relatives would go back to my dad’s hometown in Kuala Lipis, Pahang for the first day and reunion dinner on the first night, followed by a short trip to Fraser’s Hill (also in Pahang). The latter was more of a recent addition to our CNY vacation…

It’s ‘Nut’hing Short of Pure Bliss.

I finally did myself a favour and persuaded my husband to take us to this neat little artisan ice cream shoppe in SS15, Subang Jaya called ‘Sangkaya’. It can be found on the same lane as the DirectD Retail & Wholesale physical stores, and along the same row as the Fatbaby Ice Cream parlour too….

Slurpin’ It Up in Johor Bahru.

One highlight of my weekend in Johor Bahru, or fondly known as JB by the locals, was no doubt my cousin’s wedding. The spell-binding event had been meticulously decked out in a sea of purple, white and blue, and was planned and organised by my cousin alone, along with her then-fiance (now husband) and their…

When Green Tea Meets Black Sesame.

I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never heard of a joconde cake before. Heck, I didn’t even know if it was an Indonesian specialty or some other European fanfare! Until I did some research on it, of course. Going back to my post on what a ‘joconde cake’ is all about (Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top…

Macaron Mania.

Remember when I talked about macarons and macaroons, and finally laid out the differences in plain sight for everyone to see? Well, the spotlight today is on my favourite little things called ‘macarons’. I finally found a place where I could get them for a comfortable price. I say comfortable because it is not expensive…