Tours for Independent Travelers Who Hate Tours

It might seem a little odd writing a post about tours for independent travelers, but there are times when a tour can be a great alternative to independent travel. So what do you do when you don’t want to go it alone? Times when a tour might be a great alternative to traveling independently: Short on time to research your trip Short visit at a destination Specialist interests Language or cultural challenges Limited transportation options Remote locations Specialist equipment needed … Read More

Why this is the Best Kapitan Malaysian Chicken Recipe

Our mildly spiced, best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe is a creamy, Malaysian curry sure to please those new to the world of South East Asian curries. Ayam Kapitan is the local name given to one of the many Malaysian chicken recipes available to enjoy throughout the country. Our best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe can go by many names. Kapitan chicken and kapitan curry and captain curry are three of those names. Whichever name you use, this nyonya chicken curry is … Read More

Why This Simple Prawn Laksa Recipe is the Best

Our simple prawn laksa recipe brings this SE Asian classic dish right to your table. Enjoy the exotic flavors in this simple yet rich delicious noodle dish. Laksa, I’m not sure there is a South East Asian meal I enjoy more than a good laksa. Exotic flavors, easy seafood (traditional) or chicken stock base, fresh herbs, vegetables and spices, the crunch of bean shoots and those great Asian greens on top. There’s much to like about laksa! Many people shy … Read More

What and Where to Eat in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a bustling city with a wide range of eating options.  If you are visiting and staying anywhere near KLCC (KL City Center), the Pavilion or the Intermark, here are a few suggestions of where and what to eat in Kuala Lumpur.  We cover Malaysian favorites, where to find great coffee, and some other international favorites. Like many Asian cities for both comfort and hygiene reasons, many of the street food vendors have been moved into shopping … Read More

The Historic Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the Best Place to Stay in Penang

Imagine colonial era Britain at the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang Malaysia. A review of the hotel and what to do in Penang for 3 days. At the height of the British Empire, it was said “the sun never sets on the British Empire”. Having established colonies and trade routes which spanned the globe, British culture could be found throughout the world. With the advent of the luxury passenger liner, wealthy British travelers expanded the scope of the … Read More

Why this Malaysian Char Kuey Teow Recipe is the Best Ever

This Char Kuey Teow recipe showcases the fabulous Nyonya cooking of Malaysia, drawing on many cultural influences of the region. Quick, tasty and delicious! Fabulous because a Nyonya noodle dish draws on many of the culinary influences on the Malay Peninsula. Think Chinese, Malay, Indian, as well as traces of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Indonesian influences. It’s a simple dish to make. One of the great pleasures of traveling to South East Asia is tasting and enjoying the great street … Read More

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