Vegetarian TomYum Soup - Cook From Scratch
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:00
The raw ingredients to make a vegetarian tom yum from scratchBeing Asian, Tom yum is a common dishes to my family. Getting a bowl of tom yum is always a breeze since we live in South East Asia. Street hawker or restaurant, they do offer this favorite. Cooking at home is never a headache as well. Plenty of Tom yum paste is packed in different brands are made ready at food market. Having said that, I found my allergy towards seafood is getting worse lately so grabbing a jar from the shelf is just too risky! Unless I pick the vegetarian version.On the second…
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La Lot (Du Viet) Vietnamese Restaurant @ Pavillion KL
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:00
Vietnamese spring rolls,  fresh spring roll, goi cuon, summer rollsOne of the activities we missed most after returning to Asia is going for Vietnamese food. Albeit dining out in the States generally cost more than home cooked food, Vietnamese in general is inexpensive and within reach in the neighborhood. Longing for the taste of Pho, we explored La Lot at KL Pavilion on one fine evening. Operated at level 6 along with other fine dining restaurants, La Lot features a fusion menu, specializing in Vietnamese cuisine, in addition to pasta and grills with Vietname…
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Penang Hawker Haven (Food Center) @ Queens - QB Mall
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00
From the Japanese woksLocated at the same level with the QB Mall Cineplex, Queens Food Court stages mainly the flavors of Asia under one roof. Woks from the Land of Rising Sun (Japan) and the Beautiful Island (Formosa/Taiwan) across the Land of Thousand Smiles (Thailand/Malaysia) to the home of Taj Mahal, Queens Food Court definitely has something of Asia to offer you.Operated in an Asian way, each vendor mans their own stalls like a typical street vendor. Noodles, rice, ramen, curry, briyani, teppanyaki, tom yum, eg…
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Breastfeeding Friendly Shopping Malls in Penang/Malaysia
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 18 September 2011 00:00
International Breastfeeding Symbol - Thanks to WikipediaAre you looking for breastfeeding friendly shopping malls in Penang? Yes, you hit the right page!Breastfeeding or lactating, technically speaking is a natural activity to feed an infant or a baby. Established perhaps as early as the era of Adam and Eve, breastfeeding at times tend to attract people's attention in public! Some people or passer-by however paint a bizarre look on their faces, indicating this 'scene' is something 'new' (indirectly too obsessed and keep staring), 'abnormal', 'indecen…
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Penang Botanical Gardens | Waterfalls, Monkeys and Canon Ball Trees
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:00
Canon balls treeServing as the backyard to many Penangites, the Penang Botanic Gardens is favored as one thinks of an outdoor recreational venue to sweat. Even before the first ray breaks the day, city folks are flocking around this sanctuary, gearing up for hike. Trekking trails aplenty are branching out from the Botanic Gardens. As morning light sneaks through the forest's canopy, these hikers return, drenching in sweat and wearing smiles on their faces. Serves as green lung to metropolitans, indulgence in al…
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Bukit Melawati Nature and Historical Visit @ Kuala Selangor Town
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 00:00
Fort Altingsburg at Bukit Malawati, built in 1907Nowadays, driving to Kuala Selangor is a breeze if one chooses to cruise on the newly constructed LATAR Expressway. Compares to the much longer and heavy traffic trunk road, the distance via expressway is only 33 km between Templer's Park interchange to Ijok interchange. Generally speaking, the journey from the heart of Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor is no longer than an hour on a smooth traffic day.Situated at the river mouth of Selangor River facing Straits of Malacca with a commanding vi…
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Kuala Selangor Seafood | Kuala Sungai (Ah Yu) Restaurant @ Pasir Penambang
Written by Shirley T   
Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:00
Apparently, a popular spot for dinner too!We thought we were¬† smart heading to Kuala Selangor on the first day of Eid Mubarak festival in Malaysia. Expecting a breeze drive on the road from Kuala Lumpur (KL), we planned to arrive by noon for a great lunch treat. Kuala Selangor is a coastal town on west Peninsular Malaysia, about an hour drive from KL (via LATAR Expressway) so we were looking forward to a feast of fresh and delectable seafood!And guess what? Most metropolitan folks shared the same brilliant idea! After a little struggle …
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Penang Bayan Baru/Bukit Jambul | Organic Markets/Shops - Natural Food Centers
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 12 September 2011 00:00
Cherries - Go organic is a wise choice!Nowadays organic food is an option to some people but it turns out to be the most preferred choice amongst parents who have just started solid on their babies.Despite studies show there are no significant value in term of nutrients between conventional farming and organic farming, most people still go for organic produce to avoid synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides. Especially in feeding babies, their physiology is not ready to take up the risk from notorious chemicals. Nonetheless, …
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Penang Straits Quay Cafe | Delicious - Sinful Desserts
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 00:00
Desserts go fast! and keep going...Thinking of pampering yourself on a weekend, sitting by the seaside while savoring the creamy cheesecake and sipping a cuppa of aromatic coffee? If this is what you imagine, then consider treating your goodself at delicious!Taking the finest spot at the latest beach front mall - The Straits Quay in Penang, Delicious greets you with a simple yet inviting facade. Stands few meters away from Straits of Malacca, it is also overlooking the boat marina, be the last restaurant towards north. Adopting b…
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