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28 Nov 2012

Chew Jetty – A Stroll Down A Living Heritage Community Part 1, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 28 NOVEMBER 2012
(All Photos credited to my group of friends)
Having been a home on stilts on the shores for the Chew Clan community more than a century and is still now, the Chew Jetty has withstood the test of time and a strong testament of living heritage for Penang and the world to mesmerize.
Started merely as a wooden passageway and slowly created into a cluster of houses perch above the sea shores by stilts above the never ending shifting tides, this communal site is locked in a time zone by itself, disregarding the urban development that is taking place around it.

24 Nov 2012

Prune butter cake 蛋糕

Penang [檳城] • 24 NOVEMBER 2012
This week, two bare prune cakes, without icing or decoration. The aim here was to capture the rich flavour of prune in these two unadorned cakes, one loaded with butter and the other quite simple with sunflower oil, wholemeal flour and muscovado sugar. I made both using just a wooden spoon and bowl – no high-speed mixing here – so they're also as lo-tech as you can get.

20 Nov 2012

Sakae Sushi @ Gurney Plaza, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 20 NOVEMBER 2012
Most speak of love, but only one man bestowed the most enchanting of odes to his wife.
It all started in 1997 in Singapore, when having fine Japanese cuisine and fresh sushi meant spending top dollars. He noticed that his wife, an avid fan of Japanese food, was always dining consciously at such restaurants for fear of incurring an exorbitant bill.
And so the ode began. Motivated to make his wife’s sushi dining experience unique, fulfilling and carefree, he founded Sakae Sushi, a trendy restaurant haven where she, along with every Japanese food enthusiast, could enjoy the freshest, inexpensive Japanese savouries without a worry about cost. 

Teriyaki Salmon Set @ RM 12.90

17 Nov 2012

Marina Bay Sands - Part 2 , Singapore

Singapore [新加坡] • NOVEMBER 2012
The largest collection of iconic works by Andy Warhol is on display at ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands on the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death. The exhibition, sponsored by BNY Mellon and organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s home town of Pittsburgh, chronicles the breadth of Warhol’s career and demonstrates the scope of his interests.

People look at Andy Warhol's Campbells Soup series of prints during a media preview of the exhibition Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Eternal at the ArtScience Museum of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Over 260 works by the iconic pop artist from his early years in the 1940's until his final creations in the 1980's are on display for six months to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his death.

13 Nov 2012

Black Sesame Snow Skin Japanese 大同

Penang [檳城] • 13 NOVEMBER 2012
Tai Thong, long recognised for its innovative best-selling mooncakes continues to thrill Malaysians with eight first-in-the-market flavours offering a distinct Japanese flair. The established mooncake manufacturer has instilled some of Japan’s ubiquitous ingredients such has matcha (powdered green tea), Fuji apple, Tokachi red beans and even wasabi into their latest mooncake range.

10 Nov 2012

Breakfast at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf @ Queensbay, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 10 NOVEMBER 2012
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. In winter I love a steaming bowl of porridge with soya sauce. It’s like a warm hug to start the day right. 

8 Nov 2012

Bee Cheng Hiang’s Gourmet Bakkwa, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 8 NOVEMBER 2012
What exactly is the subject of these daydreams? It's the incredibly delicious, greasy, smoky strips of pork - generously smeared in spices and what I guess is honey - that's sold at Bee Cheng Hiang as Gourmet Bakkwa - basically, barbecued bacon.

5 Nov 2012

Marina Bay Sands - Part 1 第一 Singapore

Singapore [新加坡] • NOVEMBER 2012
Indulgence at the Marina Bay Sands
If you are accustomed to a life of luxury on every level, you might be hard-pressed finding another experience that lives up to the Marina Bay Sands.
Marina Bay Sands is a magnificent destination for entertainment, business and shopping, delivering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This landmark building is situated in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. With a luxury hotel, state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, theatres, and some of the best shopping and dining in the region,  Marina Bay Sands® is an experience that indulges your every fancy.

2 Nov 2012

Miso Pork Ramen ラーメン

Penang [檳城] • 02 NOVEMBER 2012
Ramen are very popular noodle dishes in Japan, and boiled noodles are basically served in different flavored soup with many toppings. Chukamen noodles which are generally made with wheat flour and kansui (alkaline solution) are used for ramen dishes. There are many regional speciality ramen available in Japan. They are different in broth, soup flavors, toppings, noodle texture, and more. Making a delicious ramen isn't easy if you are making the soup from scratch. 

1 Nov 2012

Who can say no to “butter cake?”

Recipe [烹飪法] • 01 NOVEMBER 2012
I love butter cake and am constantly looking for the most buttery, rich, and moist butter cake recipe. To me, searching for the ultimate butter cake recipe is like the quest for the perfection. 

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