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Battle of the Fragrant Biscuits #2

Heading back up to Ipoh in March this year, I acquired another batch of heong peah to attempt another battle. It’s been six years since the first. The contestants in this round are Sin Eng Hoe, Sin Eng Heong, Lam Fong and Ching Han Guan. Are Eng Hoe and Eng Heong related? Who knows? We’re […]

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Chicken Biscuit fight

There’s another famous biscuit that comes from Perak, and it’s the chicken biscuit. It contains zero real chicken, but has all the beauty of chicken flavouring. It also contains nam yu, a type of red coloured fermented bean curd, sesame seeds, sugar, maltose, winter melon, spices and a healthy dose of lard. It’s a far […]

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Battle of the Fragrant Biscuits

Heong Peah, Heong Peng, Pong Peah, Biskut Wangi – whatever way you call it, it means fragrant biscuit and it refers to the flaky local biscuit that’s filled with a sticky, chewy filling of maltose, onions and sesame seeds. In Ipoh, famous for its heong peah, there are plenty of brands and it’s not always […]

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Eating in Cameron Highlands

As we wanted to visit Ipoh after visiting Taman Negara, we took the road through Kuala Lipis and Gua Musang, right through the centre of Malaysia. It was exciting for me, as I’ve driven up and down the North South Highway, the coastal roads on both the East and West coast, the East West Highway […]

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Eating in Taman Negara

There are not a whole lot of options eating for eating at Taman Negara. But the good news is, it’s not all bad news.

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Yong Tau Foo at Chan Chan Restaurant

It’s been over 20 years since I’ve had yong tau foo in Ampang, KL. All I remember from my dusty childhood memories are of the massive traffic jams, our journey of over 2 hours, the oppressive heat, the difficult parking, the waiting for tables, the really crispy wantans crackling in hot soup and the boiled […]

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Braised Duck Rice and Porridge in PJ

Braving the rain, I returned to the centre of Petaling Jaya to revisit a duck stall that I hadn’t eaten at in over 5 years. The good news is, Kan Heong Restaurant in PJ, is still excellent.

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Malaysian and Taiwanese Beef Jerky

I love beef jerky. Dried meat, full of concentrated beef flavour and just enough herbs and spices to enhance the flavour. On my recent trips to the US, I had the opportunity to have not just beef jerky, but elk, bison and other exotic meats. Elk, while more gamey made a jucier jerky. While the […]

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Lunar New Year Yu Sheng dish

This being the 15th and last day of the Lunar New Year, I thought it’d be good to talk about the wonderful dish of Yu Sheng, Yee Sang, Lo Hei, or whatever else you may call it. To me, it’s always been a special treat to have the dish, best described as a raw fish […]

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