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Yee Fatt Curry Mee @ Ipoh, Malaysia

Yee Fatt’s curry mee (怡發咖喱麵)does not stinge on its spices used for its famed, piquant curry that’s been around in Ipoh for tens of years.  Before you even enter Yee Fatt , the whiff of multitude of spices will lure you into the kopitiam without further ado.  It’s like walking into a mamak shop but the intensity of curry scent is even stronger than that; 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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24 Things to Eat @ Shilin Night Market @ Taipei, Taiwan

Shilin Night Market is indisputably the most famous night market in Taiwan.  Not only tourists, but locals too flock here for a vibrant night filled with superb food, dazzling clothes and amusing games.  There are two sections to the market; one section is housed in the Shilin Market Building, while the other section is on the open streets. At Shilin Night Market, traditional and classic foods are showcased you’ll be able to get a gist of Taiwanese Street Food at a glance.  Let’s start off with things to eat at the Shilin Market Building first ! 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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Soong Kee Beef Noodles @ Chinatown, KL

Soong Kee Beef noodles has been around for a long long time.  Imagine my friend of almost 60 years old says that he’s been eating at Soong Kee since he was in high school.  That’s at least 40 years there ! The modest shoplot is swarmed with dedicated patrons.  Fortunately the turnover time is pretty fast you’ll just have to be patient to get your table.  Remember to check out for more tables upstairs.   Continue reading

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