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Rasa Lain @ Ipoh (味不同)

Rasa Lain in Ipoh (怡保味不同) serves as one of my earliest food memories.  In fact, I’ve eaten at Rasa Lain before it was even called Rasa Lain and before its present location in Bercham.  It was called “Gao Xiung Seafood” (高雄海鲜) back then and located at today’s Soho area not too far away from Ipoh Parade.  My family was always going to Gao Xiung Seafood Continue reading

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Garage 51 x St Ali @ Bandar Sunway

Garage 51 at Bandar Sunway and St Ali (from Melborune) teamed up today for a Coffee Masterclass and a cafe take over.  The cafe take over by St Ali’s is a two-day event on the 13th & 14th of May 2015 from 11 am – 2 pm.  When Garage 51 first opened its doors, it was sort of in the middle of nowhere amidst a sea of car and tyre workshops; you might even dismiss it Continue reading

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9 Places to Drink Ipoh White Coffee in Ipoh

There’s something undeniably alluring about Ipoh’s White Coffee.  That velvety texture, that hint of charcoal scent and that unforgettable flavor all contribute to Ipoh’s famed drink. There are a few places you could drink Ipoh White Coffee : Ah Chow, Chang Jian, Nam Chau, Nam Heong, Sun Yoong Loong and Xin Xiang Er Nong.  You probably have your own absolute favorite place to go to it’s just got to be that particular kopitiam and no others will do. Continue reading

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Pingxi Line @ Taiwan – A Day with Sky Lanterns & Old Streets

The Pingxi Line (平溪支线) would be a familiar railway branch for those that are planning for the Pingxi Lantern Festival.  The Sky Lantern Festival is a highly anticipated annual even typically held during Chinese New year.  The bad thing is, that’s the time when the whole of Taiwan is on holiday and that’s one of the places where everyone wants to go. The good thing is, you could go to Shifen (十分), Pingxi (平溪) and Jingtong (菁桐) in the Continue reading

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Loa Yau Kee Porridge @ Chinatown, KL

The humble food cart of  Loa Yau Kee Porridge (老友记) is parked in front of Soong Kee Beef Noodles.  Despite being much smaller, Loa Yau Kee is not overshadowed and it’s just as popular.  The uncle that manes the stall dishes out a fulfilling bowl of porridge as fast as he could with agility.  I don’t know how old this stall has been around, but perhaps started out some 60 years ago in the same era as Soong Kee Beef Noodles.  Continue reading

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