Sun Yuan Foong - The Best Ipoh Old Town White Coffee
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 08 December 2011 00:00
Sin Yuan Hong is also Sun Yuan Foong - Chinese nameA cup of white coffee in Ipoh is a must! Thanks to Old Town White Coffee's branding, today everyone knows that Ipoh is the best city in Malaysia to sip a cuppa of aromatic white coffee!Unlike the folks in other places, Ipoh's residents seldom go for the 3-in-1 sachet of the white coffee on supermarket aisle. What they are fond of doing is heading downtown to spoil themselves at the kopitiams near Kinta Heights 20 story-flat! The most talk about white coffee rendezvous refers to the cross-ro…
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KoChaBi (KCB) - Malaysia Traditional Ice-cream (Ais Potong) @ Gurney Mall Penang
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 04 December 2011 00:00
Ice cream potong or fondly known as 'Ais Potong' - Malaysian traditional ice cream, old time taste is back at Gurney Plaza PenangOnce upon a time..After lunch a little girl changed into a well-pressed white shirt. She then slipped on a dark blue pinafore. Zipped. Belted. Pulling up her socks, matching with a pair of white chalked canvas shoes, she was ready for her day. She slung a bag over her small shoulder, heading to the five-foot way of her house. Sitting down on a stool and gazing on the road. This little girl was waiting for a trishaw (rickshaw) to take her to school. A few cars passed, some motorbikes and bikes to…
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Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room @ Penang QB Mall | Restaurant for Family and Kids
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 28 November 2011 00:00
The facade of Xian Ding Wei at Queensbay (QB) Mall Penang MalaysiaWhat do you think of Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room if we visited on one weekend and again on the following weekend? Sounds like either it is darn good (to us) or we are out of mind, right? We are sane, so I guess you get the clue.Located adjacent to Sake Sushi in Penang Queensbay Mall, Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room is not a new place to us. The first visit was during our home trip back to Asia. Since we had our baby-moon in Taiwan, our good friends suggested a Taiwanese cuisine to complete…
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Taipei Recreational Venue | Liberty Square - Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall - night viewLies in the heart of Taipei metropolitan, Liberty Square is a popular city park bordered by Chung Shan South Road, Hsin Yin(Xinyi) Road, Ai Kua (Aiguo) Road and Hangzhou South Road. Occupying over 240,000 square metres in Zhongzheng District, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall sits at the east end within the Liberty Square. Serving as a famous landmark of Taipei, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is easily accessible by MRT or public transportation.Better known as 國立中正紀念堂 (traditional Chinese) to the loc…
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Fuyou Temple | The Oldest Shrine in Danshui (Tamsui)
Written by Shirley T   
Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00
Charming urnOnce the busiest port in northern Taiwan, Danshui remains a place that presents a long history. In the heart of Danshui's township lies a fascinating structure, the oldest place of worship - Fuyou Temple (福佑寺).Built in 1796 by the townsmen and sea fishermen in the early days of the town, Fuyou Temple is dedicated to Matsu - The goddess of the sea. Sitting by the river mouth, Danshui town is close to the wild yet resourceful sea. It serves as the bread and butter for the local folks and therefore…
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Lou Leong Bean Sprout Chicken Rice @ Ipoh Food Street
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 01 December 2011 00:00
Lou Leong @ Ipoh Food Street - opposite Lou WongIf you are looking for a new place to chill out along the famous food street (Jalan Yau Tet Shin) in Ipoh, there is a new player in the bean sprout chicken game. Lou Leong that stands diagonally opposite the most popular Lou Wong is a newly established restaurant, serving bean sprouts chicken rice and Yee Thye White Coffee in the heart of the silver state's capital.Lou Leong that features bright yellow facade started their business recently. lt is an air-conditioned restaurant with see-through g…
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Kiasi and Kiasu Parenting | Why Asian Parents are Superior?
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:00
Three kids running jumping in meadows with lake beyondStepping into parenting means serious business. Yet there is no one parenting bible that fits all.  Every human is unique and so does our child. As much as we try and strive to be the most perfect parents to our children, we may be too engrossed in our own way, forgo a little wisdom, hardly see what we could turn out to be. Are we going to be the most perfect parents only in our own eyes and our own mind?Authoritarian parenting, fanatic parenting or perhaps what the Strait settlement folks in Pe…
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Sukhothai Beef Noodles @ Pulau Tikus - Eating Thai in George Town
Written by Shirley T   
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:00
Thai Fried Rice at Sukhothai Beef Noodles House Pulau Tikus PenangWhen I first I told my SO that we were going for a lunch date with another couple at Sukhothai Beef Noodles House, he asked, "Are we going to Bukit Jambul Country Club (BJCC)?". Oh no! Around for years, one of the resident eateries at BJCC is Sukhothai Restaurant. They offer pretty extensive menu, serving a family style dishes with a twist of Thai, seafood and local cuisine.Going back to our plan, we drove to Pulau Tikus searching for Sukhothai. Located along Jalan Burma, this new establishment …
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Klang Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh @ D Piazza Bayan Baru Penang
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 10 November 2011 00:00
The menu of Pao Xiang Bak Kut TehTo get a bowl of Bak Kut Teh, what most of us have in mind is dining at typical Chinese kopitiams by the road side or even alleys. Pao Xiang takes a bold step to introduce Bak Kut Teh in a posh atmosphere, standing in the list among the fine dining restaurants. From the birth place in Klang, they stride to mark territory at upscale places such as KL Pavilion but I did not step in there. We landed in a newly established outlet at D'Piazza Mall in Penang by incidental.
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