I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?

Would you line up for THREE hours just to eat hotpot? Well, that’s what a lot of people do on a regular basis at Hai Di Lao, the popular Chinese hotpot chain famed for its spicy malatang soup. Founded in 1994, the restaurant has over 935 outlets all across the world, including in Malaysia. When the chain opened its first shop in Sunway Pyramid back … Continue reading I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?

Merry Christmas!

Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. Although I don’t celebrate it religiously, I just like the cheer and excitement that comes with the season – the beautiful Christmas decorations, the splendid feasts and festive dishes, the gifts and the gatherings. The pandemic has certainly put a damper on things, as many people are unable to celebrate the holiday season with their … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Meal for One: Gangnam 88 @ Setiawalk Puchong

I can’t believe it has been three years since I last dined at Gangnam 88 at Setiawalk Puchong – I’m surprised the place is still surviving. It has nothing to do with their food, which is pretty decent – it’s just that Setiawalk is so dead these days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find restaurants that are still open. A far cry from its glory days … Continue reading Meal for One: Gangnam 88 @ Setiawalk Puchong

Writers Are People Too.

Times are hard. They’re hard for people, they’re hard for businesses, and they’re just… hard in general. Jobs are difficult to come by, households are in debt, people have lost jobs, the list goes on.  But that doesn’t give free license to companies to treat their workers, or potential hires, like dirt. Like beggars begging for scraps. “Oh, be thankful you have a job.” “Oh, … Continue reading Writers Are People Too.

Experience A Hong Kong Christmas, No Matter Where You Are in The World

A couple of weeks ago, the highly anticipated Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble (initially set for November 22) was shelved after a surge of cases in the region – much to the disappointment of many. Some hotels and shopping centres, had, in fact, tailored special holiday experiences – ready to welcome their first leisure travellers after over a year of travel restrictions.  While that obviously hasn’t … Continue reading Experience A Hong Kong Christmas, No Matter Where You Are in The World

Review: Shin Class Cafe, Puchong Utama

It’s been awhile since the fam and I were able to dine out together (due to the 2-per-car restriction), but since this was lifted recently, we went to check out a place near my old high school called Shin Class Cafe. it’s a fitting name, since the cafe is within a kindergarten/daycare centre. The owner, Sarah, decided to convert the space upstairs into a dining/ … Continue reading Review: Shin Class Cafe, Puchong Utama

Soft Boiled Eggs: A Malaysian Breakfast Staple

Walk into any kopitiam in Malaysia for breakfast, and chances are you’ll see at least one table with a plate of soft-boiled eggs, kaya and butter with toast, and a ceramic cup of teh tarik/kopi o. It’s such a ubiquitous thing for Malaysians that some might not even think of it as special (when foreigners ask what we eat for breakfast, most would probably say … Continue reading Soft Boiled Eggs: A Malaysian Breakfast Staple