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GPSmyCity Article App Free Upgrade

GPSmyCity Article App Free Upgrade

Spring has sprung and many of us are starting to plan our summer and fall vacations. I’m very excited to share with you a free upgrade on two of my article apps on GPSmyCity – Be Enchanted by Seville, Spain and Three Terrific Days in […]

Anita’s Sambal Petai Sotong (Spicy Stink Beans & Squid)

Anita’s Sambal Petai Sotong (Spicy Stink Beans & Squid)

The shining star of this spicy Malay dish is petai, also known as the stink bean. It may be an acquired taste but I’m proof that one can actually learn to love it after years of turning my nose up at it! Yes, it is […]

Where Locals Eat, Drink & Relax in Sevilla, Spain

Where Locals Eat, Drink & Relax in Sevilla, Spain

The best way to experience a new city is to immerse yourself in the local culture. I was incredibly lucky that I stayed with a good friend in Sevilla (or Seville) who was born and raised there. She brought me to all the local spots […]

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

I first discovered Japchae ages ago at an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles. The side dish consisted of sweet potato “glass” noodles that were perfectly coated with soy sauce and sesame oil and tossed with an array of vegetables. I was hooked. I […]

Be Enchanted by Seville, Spain

Be Enchanted by Seville, Spain

When I visited Seville (or Sevilla), I was incredibly lucky that my friend Lorena, a true blue local, showed me around and gave me tips about the city. Seville is as unique as it is beautiful, with a colorful history spanning Roman rule, Muslim conquest […]

Malaysian Festive Leftovers Stew

Malaysian Festive Leftovers Stew

  Every Chinese-Malaysian or Singaporean Peranakan family has their own version of Kiam Chye Boey (translated to salted vegetable leftovers). It’s basically a stew with leftover meats boiled with salted mustard greens, other fresh vegetables and assam (tamarind), and it will be cooked after a […]

Chinese Roast Pork Belly

Chinese Roast Pork Belly

  I had to post this recipe ASAP because it’s just that good and so easy to make! Chinese roast pork belly is one of my favorite dishes to eat, but I always thought it was difficult to make. Crispy skin and succulent meat? How […]

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

This has become my go-to dish when I want a twist to the usual roast chicken recipes. It’s a culmination of Southeast Asian flavors such as lemongrass, fish sauce and soy sauce, with the sweetness of honey and a dash of tart lemon. Enjoy with […]

Spring into Anchorage

Spring into Anchorage

Late spring is the perfect time to travel, especially to places with colder climates like Alaska. The weather is starting to warm up, you’ll experience days that don’t get dark until after midnight, and hotel and car rental prices are much lower than in the peak […]

Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

Thai Pumpkin & Chicken Curry

There’s something comforting about a hot steaming bowl of Thai curry when the weather gets cooler. These curries are loaded with sweet, salty, spicy and fresh flavors that ignite your taste buds. Pumpkin in particular adds a kick of natural sweetness and lots of nutrition […]