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Top Street Food of Penang Vol. 2

April 10, 2013

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After weeks of hard work I finally completed the second volume of “Top Street Food of Penang” eBook. Hopefully you will like it as much as you liked the first volume. These eBooks are the outcome of my trip back to Penang recently. I wanted to bring back a souvenir for the followers of The […]

Five Days to Go

April 3, 2013

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I have received really positive feedback on the first eBook. It inspired some to choose Penang as their next destination to visit. Others suggested that I show it to a publisher (which I haven’t thought of). With such encouraging support I can’t wait to share the second volume. In the mean time there is still […]

Prawns in Oyster Sauce

March 29, 2013

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The preparation of the new moon banquet was the defining experience of Spring Festival. For many moons KuKu had been dazzling family, customers and friends with the fruits of her wok. On New Years day she would spend all morning in the kitchen weaving her magic. I was more than happy to relive the apprentice […]

Conquering the Beast

March 19, 2013

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Chinese New Year is popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the beginning of spring (the first of the twenty-four terms in coordination with the changes of nature). Its origin is too old to be traced but several explanations are hanging around. All agree, however, that the word Nian, which in modern […]

Top Street Food of Penang

March 8, 2013

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The abundance of hawker cuisine in Penang meant that they are seldom cooked at home. Furthermore their preparations are usually laborious. KuKu would only cook on special occasions and to feed many mouths. On any other day she preferred to buy from the markets or hawkers. Although most hawker centres serve a variety of well-known […]

Hawkers Delight

February 20, 2013

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It has become a ritual for my sister and her husband to take KuKu and myself out to supper during our annual reunion. I had been eager to get to the night market and soak up the red lantern in its magic life of fire. Seeing KuKu again would always be top billing on this […]

The Water Snake Slithers In

February 10, 2013

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As most of you are aware of, I am on my annual trip back to visit my family in Penang. Today we at the Pearl Kitchen ushered in the new year, and for the first time I am staying with both my KuKu and my parents under one roof. The dynamics of relationships that have […]