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Spicy Omelette Inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey

Spicy Omelette Inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey

Food-centered books and movies take our minds on culinary adventures to India, France, Italy, China and many more amazing food destinations. One of my favorite books, The Hundred Foot Journey, does just that by melding the food cultures of India and France into a delectable […]

A Food Lover’s Guide to Singapore

A Food Lover’s Guide to Singapore

There’s no greater love story than that of Singaporeans and food. Food is the very heart and soul of this busy cosmopolitan island-nation, and no matter what time of day or night it is, you will find people enjoying their meals in hawker centers, hole-in-the-wall […]

Anita’s Gulai Lemak Udang (Malaysian Prawn Curry)

Anita’s Gulai Lemak Udang (Malaysian Prawn Curry)

My friend Anita grew up in a small village in Pahang, Malaysia and learned how to cook many amazing Malaysian and Indonesian dishes from her multi-talented parents. Her family descended from a Minang clan from Sumatra, Indonesia and they often improvise and substitute ingredients to […]

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 […]