Beach Town Ferringhi, eating on the coastal road.

Batu Ferringhi is towards the northern tip of the island. Its pretty vibrant on holidays, plan to leave your vehicles parked all weekend long. Better yet, don’t bring your car on to the island. If walking with kids around this beach town, watch out for traffic on narrow streets. Be weary when you’re walking on sidewalks,…

Restaurant Review: At Chok Dee Thai 

This here, is where we go , at least once a month, when we’re all in town. There are  usually 6 of us, sometimes 8 , if we can manage to sync our calendars. At Chok Dee Thai Restaurant  , its a family affair (friends who have become family). A handful of round tables scatter the dining room,…

Penang’s Famous Laksa is at Air Itam (Hitam), whether you like it or not.

Oh… you’ll be in hot soup if you already have set expectations of this local eatery. Clear your mind of any conventional street food experience. Here is Penang’s famous Laksa, even those who prefer their own recipes will have to admit that Air Itam (also spelled “Air Hitam” ) is THE place for the best introduction. No one…

The simplicity of Nasi Padang

Penangites love to eat. We eat all the time. I’ve known friends who will drive all the way up from Kuala Lumpur when their cravings take over. Our food connects people, I believe its because of our very colourful history , the blend of spices and herbs as marinate or paste triggers not only your…

Restaurant Review : indigo at The Blue Mansion,  Penang, Malaysia

Restaurant Review : indigo at The Blue Mansion We can’t dive into a restaurant review without shedding some light on the mansion that it’s housed in. The Cheong Fatt Tze (affectionately known as the Blue Mansion) was named after the original owner, who at the tender age of 16 from Hakka, followed the throngs of driven men…