All posts tagged: sweet

It’s high time you tried a plate of Hokkien Mee

Uncle Teh  | Jalan Sungai Pinang, Jelutong, 11600 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Price  | Hokkien Mee and drink 8 MYR approx What is Hokkien Mee? Why thank you for asking. It’s only the tastiest bowl of slurpy goodness to have ever graced this side of the equator. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you do. You’ve clearly been missing out on the perfect marriage of spicy, sweet, meaty tastiness and seafood. It’s not just any bowl of noodles. It’s probably the best bowl of noodles I’ve ever had, and it speaks oodles to the nonconformity of this island. I have to thank the owner of the guesthouse for insisting I grab myself a bowl of Hokkien Mee before I leave. I can’t believe I almost missed this unique flavour. It was all she said it would be and more… I discovered this place by accident. I think it was the smell that drew me in. There are plenty of different food stalls, crammed into this place. The queues of hungry looking people, told me this place was worth a …

Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake. Cake

When it comes to cake, there’s not really much to say really. You either love it or hate it. Or hate it because you’re, well… crazy. I’m disappointed and ashamed to say that my German, is one such non-believer. He has his reasons.  Too much apfelstrudel can cloud the mind. His aunt was, and actually still is, a prolific cake baker. With no one to try out her medleys, she turned to her niece and nephews. Again and again and again. You would think it was every child’s dream to try lots of different cakes, almost everyday for months on end? Apparently not. They never quite recovered from the shock of ‘cake testing’. But still… Even faced with such evidence, I can’t be diplomatic about this. Unless you’re suffering from gingival hyperplasia, or any other such strange gum swallowing disease, cake is always an option. As the wise old saying goes: Only fools fall foul of… cake! Ok, so maybe I made that up. But it does sound ancient and wise, no? And so it should be, ancient …