A Durian Journey to Penang, Malaysia June 2018

Penang island, hands down, is a must-visit if you are a bonafide durian lover. 2018 marked the 3rd consecutive year I have traveled to Penang purely for their durian season and of course, it doesn’t hurt that Penang is also a food heaven in Malaysia! Good food, great durians and excellent hospitality from Penangites, what…

The hunt for the best Char Kway Teow in Penang, Malaysia June 2016

I have an obsession with Char Kway Teow, or CKT for short, whenever I’m in a hawker center that’s the first thing I’d order whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. So what is CKT? It’s basically flat rice noodles fried in a wok under high heat to produce the “wok hei” aka smoky aroma….