Flowers. Bengaluru, India.

Flowers and women are inter-related, somehow. The women manning the flower stall, sits among colourful flowers every day, delivering happiness to another women with a great smile. She is Amu, a woman I met while I wander off the Benguluru Walking Tour, to find some  “me time” to socialise with the locals. Amu has been selling flowers…

Colours. Pune, India.

Colours are the key elements that make Incredible India unique.  Hence, colourful stalls around the country are very important too, eventually.  Wandering around local markets is part of what I do when I travel, it’s part of the journey, to see, to touch and to feel the local elements. I came across this colourful stall in…

Women. Kerala, India.

 Faith of being a women in India. While I stopped by a village in Kerala, taking a break from the houseboat going south stream, I saw seven Muslim women walking towards the school. I wonder, if they are going to give lessons, or attending classes? I hesitated to ask, I walked past them, and left…

Claypot Chicken Rice. Kuala Lumpur.

All in a pot at one time – rice, Chinese sausage and chicken pieces marinated in special sauce, cooked in a strong burning charcoal fire. Topped with salted fish (optional) and spring onion before serving. This is indeed the best invention of food. Claypot Chicken Rice can be easily found across Malaysia. @ Heun Kee Claypot…

Tensoba. Japan.

Tensoba (天そば)or Tempura Soba (天婦羅そば) is a very common Japanese noodle dish served in almost every restaurant or food stall in Japan. Tempura soba is basically buckwheat noodle served in hot broth made with dashi and soy sauce, topped with tempura prawn (some also topped with tempura mixed vegetable). Clear hot soup, heartwarming. Healthy noodle,…

Pork Noodle. Kuala Lumpur.

Despite being a Muslim country, delicious pork noodle can be found easily almost in every coffee shop in town. Their quality and taste might vary, but generally a good pork noodle has thick soup base that made with pork bones. Like other soup noodles, you can have a choice of yellow noodles, rice noodles, Kway…

Roti Canai. Kuala Lumpur.

Simple, soulful yet fufilling dish most Malaysian eat as snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. Made with flour, oil and butter, the dough will be toased and fly into the air few times to ensure it is fluffy and loose. This will bring crispness to the final product. It will then pan fried with…

True Classic Hotel. Ho Chi Minh City.

Travel is a journey, hotel stay is part of this journey. Hours that I spent in hotel rooms every month be it for work or leisure, it has become a habit to value true hospitality and serious hoteliers’ efforts to make things right. Regardless of international chain or independet hotel, running a hotel is a…

Beef Kway Teow – Soup or Dry. Singapore.

Flavorful, clear beef soup carefully prepared with family’s secret recipe, cooked for days…choose between beef tenderloins, beef balls, beef intestines and beef stomach to go with your choice of noodles, yellow noodle, rice noodle or flat rice noodle aka Kway Teow. Dry version is also made available, with thick gravy on top of the noodle,…

Prawn Mee. Kuala Lumpur.

Prawn Mee (noodle) is served in clear soup made with prawn shells for its sweetness. While the shell is used to make the soup, the prawn itself is served with the noodle, which you can normally chose between rice noodle and yellow noodle or both. Served with a dash of chili paste and other condiments…

Roast Chicken Casserole. Singapore.

Various meanings of ‘casserole’ found online which include ‘a case’, ‘a dish’, ‘a stew’, ‘way of cooking’ etc. Regardless what it means, it’s one of my favourite western dishes. The gravy dipped roast chicken accompanied by fresh vegetables is probably god-sent! @ Three Little Pigs, Ngee Ann City.

Phở. Vietnam.

Pho is a Vietnamese creation and daily main dish. Clear broth, herbs and mints, rice noodle and beef or chicken of your choice. Heartwarming, soulful and satisfying, especially in the morning to start the day. I was told Vietnamese have pho as breakfast as rice plays a key role at lunch and dinner.