Underwater birdnest

This eucheuma seaweed is also known as ‘underwater birdnest’(海底燕窝)

I did not realize until recently that I’ve been raised eating collagen-rich plant, sea, and animal product. This is better than eating bird’s saliva in my opinion.

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I’ll be making seaweed jelly with dates and osmanthus flowers. Let food be our cosmetics! 🌼

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#seaweed #collagen #beautyfood

Wine ambition

Enjoying the view of Duomo river before touring the port winery.

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While Porto was beautiful and port wine sweet, it didn’t inspire me to enjoy wine like Paris did. There, I told myself I’ll make wine-drinking a habit when I get back to Kuala Lumpur.

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So I went to Shakespeare and Co., bought and finish reading Jancis Robinson’s ‘24 Hours Wine Expert’. Yet I haven’t really explore drinking like she suggested. Oh, so many things to do, so little time!

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#porto #portugal #throwbacktuesday #wine #resolutionnotachieved

Chicken Rice Chinese New Year Party

First Chinese New Year Lou Sang party of the year! This is our annual photo. We plan to strike the same pose and see how much we have changed over the years 👧🏻👵🏻

This bunch of girls are so level-headed yet chill (missing Rach). We always talk too much. Today it’s over good home cooked chicken rice and ice-cream. Sooo satisfying 🍗🍚🍦

Life is made of days like this! ❤️

Cracking creme brûlée like Amelié

Doing what Amelie Poulain loves doing – cracking the caramelised crust with a spoon. She finds joy in simple things such as this.

‘Amelie’ is my favourite French film starring Audrey Tautou. So I had to visit the Amelie’s Cafe when in Paris. It’s not too far from Moulin Rouge.

I’m adopting the Parisian life here in Kuala Lumpur: long lunch, decadent food in sensible quantity, walking everywhere, amongst other things. In short, just enjoying everything that I do. So far, so good!

Medicinal soup for women

Pat Chan Soup (八珍汤) was the punishment to puberty. My mother forced me to drink this super bitter medicinal soup at the end of every menstrual cycle. I thought it was a monthly torture.

But I can’t deny that it works. My period is always regular, I never had much pain, and I could feel the dip in energy level when I don’t drink it.

Today I’m recording the best tasting formula (as best as this bitter soup can be anyway). After so many years of rebelling against everything, I finally appreciate the effort and love a mother put into her children. Thank you Mommy! ❤️

Frame Thai

Happiness is…when your girlfriend take you on a date to a quirky restaurant you’ve never heard of.

Thai Frame is a restaurant and minimart which serves Thai street food and sells Thai food products. I felt like I was transported to Bangkok!

We’ve got Betagen, pad Thai, pork leg rice and some dessert. I’m so going back to get the homemade coconut ice cream I was too full to eat!

Culture also teaches us how to eat

“As wonderful as science is, culture also teaches us how to eat”, Michael Pollan explaining the French Paradox. Perhaps the secret to the the French slim figures -despite eating rich food – is dining slowly.
I miss dining in brasseries by the pavements in Paris, strolling by the Seine river with a Berthillon ice-cream in my hand, and just live without a timetable…
#stopdreaming #lifeisnotmeasuredbyfunalone #foodphilosophy