The invitation from Taj Garden brought back memories of my growing up years in Brickfields. But those days, the area was nothing; except for Sri Kota, Anthonian Bookstore and some Indian provision shops. I still can remember the toddy shop as well as recall my neighbors in Lorong Chan Ah Thong. It felt good that I was going back to my roots. Therefore, braving the rain and traffic didn't bother me. On the contrary, our main concern: "Where to park ah!!”
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
From Eran Cafe, we arrived at this restaurant for our dinner; impressive, huge,stylish and located in the owner's private museum. I suppose the collection of 2,000 year old bronze drums and other ancient artefacts; housed in glass cases coincides with the name of restaurant. I had a quick glimpse; whatever I could see as I entered and walked towards the dining area.
Monday, April 21, 2014
I'm aware of home dining concept and I had intentions; to explore and experience it. Yet it remained stagnant and closed up in my thoughts until I was contacted by Withlocals; "The peer-to-peer marketplace where local people offer experiences and their skills to travelers. Our Mission is to connect people and cultures through food and unique experiences".
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I'm really tight for time today (as usual; what else is new ahh!!). So, let me zoom straight on the continuous request for vegetarian dishes. I can understand why; it does ring the bell because its another dawn and arrival; our Indian New Year on 14th April. All of us are looking forward to greet the year with love, happiness, health and wealth; mostly importantly, god's blessings.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Maybe it's been my perception; imported products are rather expensive but they are better off than those locally made. That probably says why I've been comfortable with foreign brands and seldom have paid attention to skin care products from the local front. It was by chance; eventually I did with this face scrub.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
My brain is almost dried up and exhausted. Ahhh!! What else can it be; work and home affairs. Stress is mounting and I know if I don't take the moments to unwind and relax, I will be broken into pieces. Despite all those things, to a certainly extent I quite enjoy flipping through my collection of recipes. And here I am; trying to write an interesting intro for the recipe today
Monday, April 7, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Over here in Malaysia, winged beans are known as kacang botol. There’s also other names: Goa beans, Four angled beans, Manila beans and the list goes on. You can stir fry the beans with just some crushed garlic or with chili paste and dried or fresh prawns. And another option; for a salad because they can be eaten raw.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Our next stop after Halong Bay and lunch on board was to Eran Cafe: heavily promoted or automatically included in most tour packages. Obviously there were also other tourists; some walking out of the cafe whereas the rest were simultaneously entering in. We were allocated about one hour here and that was enough time; to walk from one section to the other without having to rush through everything: coffee production in Vietnam, how it was introduced in the country, the export market and popularity in other parts of the world.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Kerala dishes are synonymous with coconut milk, spices and herbs; alongside with seafood and fish; commonly found in the waters of the state. Sardines containing numerous nutrients are also popular in Kerala. With the high intention of buying fresh sardines, I went around looking. I had choices; other types of fish were available but I just felt that it has to be sardines. In the end, I gave up and settled for the canned ones.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
My ideal morning should be: wake up and juice it up for a fresh start for the day. How I wish it will be possible. The irony is that from the time I'm up from bed, I only have enough time for a shower, dress up, hop into my car and drive to work. I suppose its what we call "life in a rush" because of time factor and let's not forget about traffic jam: a common phenomena in cities, also in other parts of the world.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
"Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil". Along the way, I also tried another brand; "Body Shop Moisture White Shiso". Both the brands were pretty acceptable. Yet when I had to replenish my stock; it was an automatic reaction of walking into Shu Uemura's outlet.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
And the debates, discussions, opinions, criticisms etc. etc. lingers on: all about the announcement on MAS flight MH370 crashing in the Indian Ocean. I've been shaking up and I'm completely lost. I do agree; our authorities fumbled and weren't sure about what when wrong. Well, I don't want to add salt on the wound because I can understand why the families and loved ones of those on board raptured in anger and agony.