There is something to say about eating at a no-frill place. It can either be good or bad. Nothing in between. And when the place comes with a view, it is definitely worth a try. This place is called Nagisa Tei.
Padang Brown Food Court has been around as long as I could remember as a child in 1960s. It is shaped like a circular crest with an internal grassed courtyard with trees and a monument, and on either sides of the circle is a half-shaped concave open sheltered structure with over 40 food stalls.
When it comes to Kuala Lumpur, it is a very large sprawling city. Finding the right hotel in the right location is a challenging task. It depends on what a visitor is planning to do.
This is one of my favourite way of cooking fish fillets. It is very easy to cook and doesn't take much time to prepare. I estimated it took me less than 30 minutes. A couple of side dishes to go with the fish - a simple stir fry mixed vegetables and rice.
The northern Thai style pork curry is known as "gaeng hang leh muu" in Thailand. I first came to know of this dish on a recent trip to Chiang Mai, when I stayed at the fabulous "Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel" and had a traditional Lanna Thai dinner.
Bababoi is a compact Malaysian restaurant that specialises in Nyonya style cuisine. A unique and distinctive culture and tradition in Malaysia, blending Malay and Indian spices in Chinese cooking. It is a melting pot of a bygone era brought back by Bababoi on the northwest bank of the Yarra River next to the heritage listed Mission of Seafarers.
Opened in Dec 2016 is this stylish and slick restaurant in the heart of George Town. The head chef, Aldrien, called it a modern Japanese fusion style cuisine using the freshest ingredients and produces to masterly craft an exciting menu that has never been seen here in Penang at any of the Japanese restaurants.
It has been 15 years since I last visited Chiang Mai. The place has changed. There are so many choices when it comes to book a hotel based on price, location, hotel ammenities and nearby attractions. After spending many hours researching the hotels and getting my bearing on Chiang Mai (google map), I have decided to book a hotel outside the old city. An obvious choice since I have already been to the old city the last time.
First night dinner in Chiang Mai, I thought what better way to start by trying out this place which is raved by thousands of travelers in Trip Advisor as a must to eat when in Chiang Mai. It was packed at 6:30pm when we got there. We had to wait for a table. About 10 minutes which was reasonable being such a popular place.
It's casual, frenetic and fast but the food did take some time to arrive.
I must have broke my own record for making two dishes in less than half an hour that cost less than $20 AUD. It goes to show that it can be done at home without costing an arm and a leg. This is how I do it.
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