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Indonesia – Tasty Foods

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Indonesia rounds out our Southeast Asian trip, but we still will not disappoint you!

First of all, the main food eaten here (by far) is sambal. This is although a condiment, yet some people love it so much that they eat it as a main attraction. Pretty much everything here in Indonesia has some sort of sambal in it. My gosh.


This is nothing more than grilled meat on wooden skewers. People eat this stuff at the side of the road, slowly chewing away at the meats. Coals are used to cook up the meats, and people use to fan the smoke away.

Lots of meats that you can use here, such as chicken, goat, lamb and others. People also eat it with barbecue sauce, or peanut sauce. Fantastic stuff.

Sometimes, satay is served with cucumber and sticky rice (ketupat).


There is one huge food that no one from Indonesia cannot go without – indomie. This is literally nothing more than instant noodles. They are found pretty much in every supermarket in plastic packs – yet indomie is usually found in so many local eateries.

Indomie can be served with pieces of fried meat, lime, eggs and various other dishes, fried quickly in a hot wok.

Ayam Penyet

Translated literally as ‘crushed chicken’, it isn’t really crushed. It’s basically grilled, marinated in sauce and sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Usually served with sambal (of course, what else?), it comes with a healthy chunk of rice, some soup and if you are feeling really hungry, lots of other meats as well.

That wraps up our South East Asia trip! Hopefully we’ll be back to update you with more cuisines around the world. Stay tuned!



Singapore Foods

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Singapore is yet another fantastic country to get your Asian food fix! Although there are many things that are a little expensive, the cheap stuff can be gotten rather easily. I’ll introduce some of the most famous food for you!


Singapore is a large melting pot of cultures. It incorporates a large part of Asia, and various other western cuisines. If you are a local, you might enjoy this sort of food! But here on this blog I’ll be introducing some of the top things you can eat in Singapore! I’ll try to introduce to you some of the most common ones!

Wanton noodles

The Singapore version of the Wanton noodles are totally from Hong Kong. This version is usually dry, with just a little bit of light sweet sauce. The combination of eating it together with pork, as well as a small bowl of super plain soup is amazing. The soup, although as incredibly simple (it’s only boiled water a little bit of MSG!) These noodles also come with dumplings as well, you have an option to get it fried or wet (comes in the soup). Absolutely tasty. Eat it!

Dim Sum

This is just another fancy way of saying ‘Chinese Dumplings’. These come in various varieties, such as the Siew Long Bao (make sure you eat it whole – there’s tasty broth in the middle), the Ha Gao (dumplings with prawns in them) and of course, the tasty Baos (lots of different options here – there are plenty of things such as the braised pork version, the sweet egg yolk version and some many others)

Be warned though, Dim Sum is somewhat considered ‘fine dining’ here in Singapore and isn’t exactly cheap, but that’s okay. It’s still totally worth it though!

Kaya Toast

Oh my god. This is SUCH a simple meal, yet unbelievably delicious. The traditional bread (sometimes served thick and lathered with coconut jam (known locally as ‘kaya’) and then a little bit of egg on the side is so simple but delicious.

The eggs are usually soft boiled and served with pepper and dark soya sauce. Depending on how you like your eggs will determine how you choose to eat it.

That’s all from Singapore today! We’ll see what else we can offer you with in our next post, where we talk about food from Indonesia!




Malaysia Truly Asia

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

We finally made that one trip to Malaysia! It is a fantastic country with lots to sample food wise, and we’d love to share some of those things with you. We truly hope you enjoy them.

Nasi Lemak

There is nothing better than the Nasi Lemak. It’s a fantastically tasty dish, consisting of rice steamed santan and coconut milk (giving it fantastic fragrance, throwing in fish or chicken curry, as well as all the other extra side dishes such as fried anchovies, hard boiled eggs and cucumbers. I highly recommend eating this dish whenever you are in town!

There are a couple of moderately famous places in and around Kuala Lumpur – but I think the best Nasi Lemak (literally translated into fatty rice by the way) are the ones you get from the stalls in and around the city. Try it the next time you get the chance!


Fried Rice Noodles

Fried rice noodles are delicious. This is literally a plate of thick yellow noodles, with all sorts of ingredients in it – boiled with thick dark sauce, pork, squid and cakes. People tend to put all sorts of stuff in it as well, such as vegetables. Pork lard is usually the main ingredient. You can eat fried rice noodles at anytime and at any place. Highly recommended.

Bak Kut Teh

The name of this particular dish, literally translates into meaty bone tea. It is literally just soup, simmered in herbs and spices for a couple of hours, sometimes days for more taste. Other ingredients include mushrooms, vegetables and tofu. Sometimes, people enjoy the dried version, but in my opinion there is nothing better than the wet soupy feeling of sipping on your Bak Kut Teh.

People usually have it for breakfast, but there are many occasions when you get BKT. Klang is by far the best place to get it, and the experience is a strange one. You get to this particular store, and the butchers are slicing up the pig nearby! This is weird, and in preparation for the next day’s meal (after all, you need to let the food stew a while right?)¬†you sit and eat the soup not too far away.

Sounds good? Tomorrow we’ll be talking about our food trip to Singapore!



Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Hey there!

My wife and I just started this brand new food blog (mostly my wife, but I help out occasionally as well) and we wanna thank all of you in advance for following us!

We love travelling and eating, and we want to share some of our experiences with you.

We just came back from a trip to South East Asia, and we loved it. We’ll be updating this blog with a couple more food related posts soon, so stay tuned!

Couple dining