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

Cheap but nutritious?

“Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with course and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: ‘Is this the condition that I feared?'” – Seneca

I’ve always wanted to try this: eat the cheapest food for a month, and ask myself if not having good (expensive) food is really that bad (The amount of money I spend on groceries is scary).

Those who love me strongly oppose to this idea. But I think I can come up with a rather nutritious yet cheap menu. This is one of them (I just have to do without the santan).


Recipe: Bubur Pulut Hitam In Slow Cooker

Hmm, let’s see what I can do…


Happiness is…

When people enjoy my recipe and encouraged to eat better

Conducted a cooking demo and talk with McCormick & Malaysian Women’s Weekly at The Cooking House, Bangsar.

So glad to be able talk about MSG, umami and salt (things I’ve been reading and find absolute fascinating). Shared my favorite Jamu Tonic recipe too.

What a great way to spend my Saturday morning!


To make delicious food, you must eat delicious food

“In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food.” – Jiro
Food to me is always about the people (which is why my family tells me I talk more than I eat!). Though I can be, I’m not that critical about what I eat when I’m with the right company.
But after watching what is possibly my favourite food documentary, I think I should only feed my tummy with very delicious food, and heighten the sensitivity of my tastebud.
Sad to say we failed to get a booking at Jiro. Maybe next year…

How tea ceremony came about?

“In 12th century Japan, Buddhist monk valued tea as an aid to long hours of study found that tea itself was worthy of their contemplation. They developed the formal tea ceremony…” – Harold McGee

Aha! That’s why お父さん otoosan (a priest) is so good at it!

It’s VERY detailed. I’m hoping to be able to perform it properly one day…

“Pig has a stronger interest than anyone in the demand for bacon”

Audible is life-changing! My current bedtime story I feel compelled to talk about: “Omnivore Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. There’s a few amazing argument against vegetaranism, one that struck me:

“Pig has a stronger interest than anyone in the demand for bacon”

For if people do not eat them, they might cease to exist. Isn’t it better to have lived and died (slaughtered) than never existed?

So I know tomorrow I’ll be enjoying my bacon in a new light.

Durian is not smelly 

This year is about striving for quality and challenging myself to do things I do not normally like to do.

Choose well, buy less. More outdoor activities, read less. 

…And overcome my aversion to durians. When I was a kid, I’ll hide when I see this fruit and forbid my family from keeping it in the fridge. 

Today, I think I really enjoy (not tolerate) this Musang King durian. Creamy and sweet, not smelly.