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Top Street Food of Penang Vol. 2

April 10, 2013


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


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 […]

The Water Snake Slithers In

February 10, 2013


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 […]

Rise of the Kok Women

February 6, 2013


The story below continues from here. For my grandfather, the shock of war might as well have been fatal. His fortune now won and lost, he never spoke again – retreating forever into a place within himself. Merely surviving the Nian was not a fortune he could live with. To ensure our livelihood, street-vending became […]

A taste of what is to come….

January 31, 2013


Yup Penang is well known in the whole wide world for it 🙂

Night Markets

December 18, 2012


In Penang not all markets are open in the morning. For those that prefer to do their food shopping after work, there are the night markets. The businesses at these nocturnal fiesta start to ply their trades from 4 o’clock in the afternoon till late. The Jelutong Night Market is a walking distance from our […]

Fifty cent breakfast

December 4, 2012


It is not uncommon in this part of the world for people to consume rice and noodles for the first meal of the day. Can you believe the fried bee hoon (rice noodles) cost us fifty cents????