Hyacinth Bean Soup

Even if you love Chinese soup, you may not heard of this ‘pang pi dou tang’ (彭皮豆湯). Hyacinth beans or Egyptian Kidney Beans, also known as pang pei dau in Cantonese, is not easily available. Ingredients Information: Hyacinth …

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How much does your beauty costs you?

I am a bit embarrass to tell you this: until recently, I have no idea where my money goes. Then I had a chance meeting with a bunch of financially-savvy friends. All night, they were …

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Lime and Sour Plum Juice/ Limau Asam Boi

If you’re visiting Malaysia, one of the drinks you must try in this beautiful tropical country is Limau Asam Boi or Kat Chai Suen Mui (桔子酸梅), in Malay and Cantonese respectively. This drink is a thirst quencher favoured by …

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How to deal with annoying people like a stoic

I am normally patient and incredibly hard to offend. But recently, I lost my cool over a few things. Then I realise a few of my pet peeves I never thought existed: Petulant/ unreasonable/whiny adults …

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Eight Treasure Tonic (Pat Chan Tong / Ba Zhen Tang / 八珍汤)

Pat Chan Soup (八珍汤) was the punishment to puberty. My mother forced me to drink this super bitter medicinal soup at the end of every menstrual cycle. It was a monthly torture. I hated it …

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Vegetarian Fried Prawns

On the first day of Chinese New Year, every year without fail, my relatives will pay a visit to the Buddhist temple. Although neither a believer or a vegetarian, I do enjoy the special plant …

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Why do you want to be rich? 10 things people work for

Why do you want to be rich? This seems to be a stupid question. Most will answer, “Who doesn’t?”. But a blind quest to wealth is not a smart thing to do. You need to know …

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Reunion Dinner in the mountains? Check out Imperial Rama Restaurant At Genting

Why not usher in the year of the dog differently this year? Instead of going to your usual Chinese restaurant, why not have it at the cool and peaceful Genting Highlands? Most of us who …

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Kuih Keria (Malaysian Sweet Potato Doughnuts) – 5 Ingredients

Kuih Keria is arguably my favourite doughnut. Not just because it’s delicious, but it is as healthy as a doughnut can be. While Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are made from flour and sugar, our …

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List of First Aid Courses In Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

One of life’s most important skill is First Aid skills. When someone choked, suffered a heart attack, or drowned – giving First Aid immediately makes a difference between life and death. Do you know that …

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Malaysian Rasam (Indian Soup) – 10 Ingredients

Do you know the sour, spicy, and rather pungent soup served in small metal bowl when you have banana leaf rice? It’s called rasam. It wasn’t love at first taste. I didn’t learn to like …

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Authentic Penang Asam Laksa

If there’s one dish that I am crazy about, it must be asam laksa. This noodle has all combination of flavours: sour, spicy, sweet, salty, and umami. The thick broth made from local spices, tamarind, and fish …

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