Roti John

When Speedy saw Bobby Chin making Roti John in an episode of Cafe Asia, he promised he'd make Roti John at home. And he did. A popular hawker food in Malaysia and … [Read more...]

Purple Cane Tea, Kuala Lumpur

It's summertime in the Philippines. With most school children on their two-month break, many families take a vacation at this time of the year. Some go to their home towns; … [Read more...]

Old town mountain coffee

I initiated a weekly habit in my family. Every Saturday night, we dine in a restaurant in town. A way of getting to know our neighborhood, really. We've been living in … [Read more...]


In Penang: coconut tarts

Just about anywhere that the coconut plant thrives, one finds the coconut as an important part of the cuisine. Coconut milk and cream, for instance, are found in dishes native … [Read more...]


Siew pau, not siopao

In Penang, we stopped at a food store and, out front, on display were newly baked breads. One of them was called siew pau. I bought a few pieces and we ate them in the taxi … [Read more...]