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INSTAGRAM and 2016

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:31:55 +0000

So I met someone recently who said, A Whiff of Lemongrass, I will look you up on your blog! And I’m not active on the blog, am I? So if you’d like to get in touch with me, or see what I’m up to these days, look me up on Instagram.  It’s mostly food, but […]

Meeting Elena Arzak

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 07:17:51 +0000

The photographs from 2009 lacked the withered, yellowed appearance that one would expect of old photos.  There was no mold, no dust, no opportunity to romanticize the experience of flicking through the pictures and feeling the  brittle plastic sheet from the photo album rustle beneath my fingers.  In this decade, photographs are merely a collection […]

Restaurant Nepal – Himalayan Cuisine, Plaza Damas

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:16:58 +0000

*This is the air I breathe This is the air I breathe Your holy presence living in me The subject of spirituality naturally arose while we were talking about Nepal.  We were three individuals – one, who had visited Nepal 15 years ago, another who was born in Nepal but had moved away decades earlier, […]

The Datai Langkawi – Overview

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:33:34 +0000

The welcome I had just landed at the Langkawi International Airport, and standing before me was a lanky man holding a placard with my name on it.  He had a pleasant smile, this mild-mannered man, and meeting him provided the perfect transition – my passage from hectic city living to paradise.  He allowed me the […]

The birthday cake that could

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:27:39 +0000

I am an accountant, and to a certain extent, I fit the stereotype associated with accountants.  I am an introvert and I am risk-averse.  Change is something that I view as an absolute last resort.  At this point, my friend, Fatboybakes, will probably sputter out an incoherent string of words that will probably include “guffaw”, […]

Of damn good South Indian food and an unfortunate wet t-shirt contest

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:48:41 +0000

In my office of a hundred odd people, it is easy enough to spot the person who has just been to the loo.  With all the newfangled gadgetry in the world, and despite the major renovation of the office toilets a couple of months back, the changes seem to be merely cosmetic.  Mind you, I […]

To tenderize or not to tenderize – the kiwifruit question

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:03:16 +0000

Did you know that the kiwifruit acts as a meat tenderizer?  There are so many ways to tenderize meat.  You could physically tenderize it with a meat mallet, or you could use natural tenderizers, like the kiwifruit, to tenderize it.  Kiwis, like papayas and pineapples, contain enzymes that apparently break down surface meat fibres, so […]

Malaysiakiwi, a Malaysian baked fish recipe with kiwifruit

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:55:21 +0000

Well the kiwifruit eventually arrived this afternoon, so I’m no longer kiwi-less.  Have been doing all these Mat Salleh-type recipes so far, so figured I’d do something closer to home.  Gosh, I haven’t made this dish in years.  I used to cook it in a turbo broiler because that little contraption can go up to […]

“Where’s My Jamban”, inspired by Bruno Mars and Fatboybakes – a kiwifruit song

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:23:13 +0000

I ran out of kiwis and the kiwi gods said that they weren’t able to send me any kiwis yesterday (must be false idols lah; aren’t gods supposed to have superpowers?), so I I wasn’t able to perform the task for today (use it in a meal and share the picture with your readers). *sob* […]

Drinking my vegetables and fruits – with Zespri kiwifruit

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:00:15 +0000

Made a green smoothie today using a whole head of broccoli, an avocado and a green kiwifruit.  Topped it off with a cup of low fat unsweetened yoghurt.  I didn’t feel like adding any other liquids to my smoothie today as I wanted something quite slushy, halfway between drinking and eating my vegetables and fruits. […]