Category Archives: food

Nutmeg

When we visited Penang back in August, we were blown away by the vibrancy of the place, particularly the food! If you remember, we ate our way through most of the places mentioned in a blog called EatingAsia. Well, this … Continue reading

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Temples, temples, temples

Two weeks ago Anne and I joined a free walking tour of Kampung Bahru, laid on by KL city hall.  We were very impressed and realized that we needed to continue to be tourists in our own town or we’d … Continue reading

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Being a tourist in my own city

You can’t expect to settle-in in a new location if you don’t do the things tourists do. With four years here, and already being a third of the way through, I am acutely aware that we simply cannot put off … Continue reading

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Three nights in Lombok

Our third trip to Indonesia in a little over a year and I think we’re beginning to get attached. I’ve always loved a man in a sarong but I don’t think that’s the main reason for this burgeoning fondness. However, … Continue reading

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Things I love about KL #1 – healthcare

Disclaimer: This post includes scenes of a distasteful nature… I am seriously considering compiling a list of the Ten Best Things About Being and Expat in KL. Now that really shows that I am settling in, right? Number 1, then, … Continue reading

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Bring back the old, bring in the new

As I said in my previous post, my parents are here.  And while they are perfectly happy to spend all day sitting on the balcony under the fan or to lie by the pool I like to take them out … Continue reading

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Mince pie, anyone?

“I’ve made my stollen already,” declared Karin over dinner last Thursday. We’d been invited to Katrin and Andy’s for a Swiss evening and were busily piling salami and raw vegetables into baby-sized frying pans (I just wrote ‘baby frying pans’ … Continue reading

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Cooking with two Sues

I was getting withdrawal symptoms. I hadn’t been to Lazat cooking school for six whole weeks when until September I’d never managed more than a month without a return trip to the Malay house in Penchala Hills. I had the … Continue reading

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Sunset in Kuala Selangor

Disclaimer: Any photos you see in this blog have been purchased. We had neither the time, foresight nor the equipment to take any! It was our last weekend together in KL and Sam was keen to go out and do … Continue reading

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Fascinated by nasi lemak

I remember being intrigued by the pyramid-shaped green parcels displayed on the breakfast buffet in the KL Hilton when we first arrived. And it took a while before I realised that a) this was a typical Malay breakfast and the … Continue reading

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