Day Trip: Melaka on a Shoestring

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Malacca, Malaysia – Located two hours  south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca (‘Melaka’ in Malay) is a perfect weekend getaway. This UNESCO Heritage Site is a popular weekend destination for many because the city with its charming old buildings, wide range of food selections and shopping street can be explored without spending too much. It’s a great escape …

Lemon Garden Cafe: Deep-Blue Seafood Night

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Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - All birthdays are special, but some are more special than others. Turning 25 is one of those! So to celebrate someone's milestone age,  we indulged ourselves in a sumptuous seafood buffet dinner at Lemon Garden Cafe in Shangri-La Hotel KL. The buffet spread offers modern Malaysian, Indian, Chinese and …

The Best of Ilocos : Must-try Foods

VIgan Longganisa

Ilocos Region, Philippines – You haven't been to Ilocos unless you've tried authentic Ilocano dishes.  Known for being thriftiest people in the Philippines, Ilocanos keep their food simple but impressive. Their cuisine only use the ingredients that are abundant in their surroundings but delivers distinct flavors! These flavors are brought by using bagoong (shrimp sauce) and Ilocano vinegar and garlic. Below are our few personal favorites: …

Food Trip: Khmer Style!

Cambodian Famous Barbeque

Siem Reap, Cambodia – Our excitement to see the marvelous temples of Cambodia overshadowed our eagerness to discover the country's signature dishes. We were only able to think about it while we were chatting with the taxi driver that brought us to our accommodation. He suggested a couple of foods, and we were able to …

The Best of Penang: Must-Try Foods

Gurney Drive's Satay

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia  - It's easy to get lost in the beautiful streets of Penang. What's much easier though is to indulge yourself to the different kinds of dishes the place has to offer. Sure constant walking and biking would let your eyes feast on all the attractions you will see, but what about dear tummy? …