Penang Food Adventure with Fay Khoo

I’ve been to Penang a number of times over the last couple of years but on this particular trip I had the rare opportunity to check out the island’s famous hawker fare with not only a Penang native but food writer and radio host Fay Khoo herself. We wanted to do side-by-side comparisons of some of Penang’s famous dishes - Kway Teow Th’ng (fish » Read More

Street Food Recommendations For Your Next Trip to Malaysia

I regularly get asked about eating recommendations in Malaysia and last week was no exception. My journalist friend Steph emailed me to say she was planning to travel through Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Ipoh and Penang (among other places) in May and asked if I could suggest people and food she should look up. She will be travelling alone and is » Read More

The Hawker’s Story – Part 2

Print PDF It was the  50s - 60s in the small, former mining town of Seremban in Malaysia. Always resourceful despite his limited schooling, dad once cut out the rubber from discarded car tyres to use as soles for his clogs. They worked so well he wore homemade clogs for 30 years. The old folks in my hometown remember the pitiable hawker » Read More