Tek Sen Restaurant: Heritage Chinese Food in Penang


As soon as you arrive in Penang you’ll notice the huge Chinese influence. One of the best places to start exploring Chinese culture in Penang is by eating, and there’s no shortage of Chinese restaurants and street food stalls throughout the city. One of the more well known heritage Chinese restaurants in George Town is Tek Sen… [Read More]

Curry Noodles at Langkawi’s Laksa Carnival 2015


Malaysia is a country that loves food. And among the many incredible dishes available in the country, one of the local favorites is a dish called laksa, which loosely translates to noodles and curry. But throughout Malaysia (and even in Singapore and Thailand where laksa can be compared to khanom jeen) almost every state has their own… [Read More]

Wantan Mee in Penang at Lebuh Acheh Wantan Mee


Malaysian style kon lou wantan mee is typically a dish of egg noodles in a black sauce, topped with dumplings, slices of char siu, and boiled choi sum. When I was in Penang, I went to a food stall right in the heart of George Town called Lebuh Acheh Wantan Mee for a simple, yet pretty tasty… [Read More]

Nasi Dagang Pak Malau: Fish Curry and a Stunning View


Sometimes it’s not only about the food, but about the entire experience. At Nasi Dagang Pak Malau, a small neighborhood countryside restaurant in Langkawi, the food was spectacular. But the friendly owner, and the view overlooking the rice fields with the highest mountain on the island in the background, is what made it even better…. [Read More]

Beef Pho in Saigon: Try It at Pho Phuong 25


In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), just like with banh mi, you’ll have a hard time walking more than a block or two without stumbling into the next pho restaurant. And sometimes you’ll smell it before you see it. Though it originated in northern Vietnam under the influence of the French, pho is another noodle soup… [Read More]

Bun Mam: Another Noodle Soup You Should Eat in Saigon


Before taking my most recent trip to Saigon, I didn’t know just how many different types of Vietnamese noodle soups existed. And even after eating numerous different types of soup, with many diverse flavors, I’ve barely scratched the surface of the variety and possibility of what’s available in Vietnam. Along with pho and bun rieu, another noodle… [Read More]