Traditional Chinese Snacks | Taro Tortoise Cake - Or Ku Kuih
Written by Shirley T   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 00:00
Or Ku Kuih - Traditional Chinese Snacks - Taro Tortoise CakeTasting traditional food is certainly one of my passions. Cuisine that has been passed down from generation to generation somehow speaks for itself. With stories that it brings along, the food comes alive when it is served. Same goes for this traditional Chinese snacks - Or Ku Kuih (Hokkien dialect). 'Or' is taro or yam (not black) and 'Ku' simply means Tortoise thus it gives the direct translation as Taro Tortoise Cake. The story began more than a few decades ago at Chew Jetty in Penang. Appare…
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Butterworth Japanese Restaurant | Shunka Raja Uda
Written by Shirley T   
Friday, 24 May 2013 03:29
Sake Shio Set - Grilled SalmonIf there is a time to eat, eat and eat, then May is the month to do it! The month to celebrate 'No Diet Day' (May 6) and 'Eat What You Want Day' (May 11) in addition to the traditional celebration of Mother's Day (May 12) and Teacher's Day (May 16). Being a pack that always hunt for good food, we ended up at Shunka Japanese Restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day this year! Like most of you, I'd never heard of Shunka until someone suggested for a try. Located at the famous Jalan Raja Uda, Shunka is…
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Thank You Dear Mom
Written by Shirley T   
Saturday, 11 May 2013 02:25
For Mum masterpiece by a toddlerHaving children is like signing a life long contract. As much as the sleepless nights, there are always an equivalent bundles of laugh!If you're not or not yet a mother, let me tell you what did I get over the past two years (until God knows when) from being a mother: * Patience and immunity to cries or shrieks. * Aches and bruises when my little one throws himself on me. * Be a chef to little 'healthy' diner. * Paranoid when it comes to hygiene. * Mess up with my 'old' toys again! * Jump to hea…
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Eye Fashion | Fits Over Sunglasses in Malaysia
Written by Shirley T   
Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:08
Fits-Over SunglassesWhen I saw a fits-over for the first time, cool was the first description that jumped out of my mind! Yup, it is really awesome! Created to be worn over a prescription sunglasses, a fits-over does not require the wearer to put on contact lenses in order to switch on a pair of sunglasses. Aren't you agree, it is cool? A fits-over is certainly a convenience choice to frame wearers at the same time it provides protection from the sun. Compares to the clip-on variety, a fits-over looks more stylish.…
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Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Penang 2013 | Now Showing
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 21 March 2013 06:06
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Penang 2013 Penang Times SquareFirst ever, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale hits the shorelines of Penang!! This is the Malaysian's version of Frankfurt Book Fair minus the books launching. Promise an exclusive pricing, this greatest book fair or book sale in Malaysia is going to start from 22 March 2013 running over two weekends until 31 March 2013. Like what I had revealed from my earlier post and review on Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 2012 in Klang Valley, huge selection of books were priced between RM5 to RM20, and as low as RM3 especial…
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Cycling in Penang | Gold Coast - The Light Coastal Trail
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Penang East Coast Biking TrailBiking has gradually became a life-style in Penang. Even the outlets that sell gym equipments and Ace Hardware in shopping malls are displaying bicycles for sale! Despite the upsides, one of the challenges to bike safely in Penang is the route. In the present practice, bikers have to share roads with motorized vehicles to access most places. That's said, the massive motorized vehicles that congest the roads at times place the bikers at disadvantage being tiny comparatively, in addition to minima…
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Jade Buddha World Tour for Universal Peace
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:00
The world's largest Jade Buddha in PenangThe Jade Buddha Since March 2009, Jade Buddha had traveled from Vietnam, Australia, many states in USA, Germany, Sweden, Norway, France to Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and recently Malaysia. In Malaysia, Jade Buddha made a stop at Kuala Lumpur and recently Penang. On the tropical island of Penang, Jade Buddha offered a 360-view at Penang Times Square in George Town for 10 days. This world's largest Buddha statue that is carved out from pure Canadian jade boulder, is 2.7 m in height and weighs 4 …
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Penang Desserts Snacks | Tong Pak Fu
Written by Shirley T   
Saturday, 30 March 2013 22:02
Tong Pak Fu's Award winning menu - Durian snow iceHeat wave sweeps Penang! With many of us struggling to keep cool, keep hydrating and abstain from sun. At the same time, air conditioned shopping malls on the island are swarmed with window shoppers trying to escape the delayed extreme heat and humidity that usually occur during Chinese New Year weeks!And so did we on the Easter weekend.
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Penang Seafood Restaurant | Hai Boey @ Teluk Kumbar
Written by Shirley T   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00
Mushroom & Seafood TofuAside from Tambun and Teluk Bahang, Teluk Kumbar is a popular spot to go for seafood in Penang. Its proximity to Gertak Sanggul fishing village gives the vantage for fresh catch of many variety from lobsters, crabs, prawns, clams, morsels to all kinds of underwater creatures. If you are looking for a beachfront seafood restaurant, then Hai Boey Seafood Restaurant can be a good choice. Not for a buffet seafood but it is certainly one of the best Penang seafood restaurants in town for the authenti…
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