All posts filed under: Places to eat

Bang Chang Kuih, Penang

Mother of all pancakes. Bang Chang Kueh, is commonly found in Malaysia,Singapore and Indonesia.The sweet pancake is usually filled with roasted peanuts, cream corn and sugar. Although there are many variations of this with brown sugar, banana, condense milk, and cheese. My all time fave is the stock standard sweet corn, crushed peanuts, and sugar sprinkles. The morish pancake is chewy in texture with crispy sides, best eaten hot off the pan. Advertisements

When in Dublin, Ireland.

I enjoy running around new cities; I’ll usually wake up early tie my laces and just allow my self to slow jog while absorbing the surrounds, a good way to find bearings around too. Dublin is full of statues, sculptures, and monuments; Sphere Within Sphere, Hippocampus, Molly Malone, Mr. Screen, my personal favourite is the Halfpenny bridge, I very quickly learned that it leads to Temple bar (where you’ll probably find yourself loitering at some point during the visit). If and when in Temple bar head down for a few pints-of-whatever-you-fancy at the first brewery pub to exist Porterhouse. Oh before you crank on a few pints, stroll around Trinity college campus and be sure to pop in the library, the impressive dark oak interior is known for housing the Book of Kells (an illuminated copy of the Gospel that dates from the 800 A.D.), it’s amazing how well it’s been preserved. Having being brought up in a country that is proud of it’s export I always thought the milk and dairy product was superior …

Pana Chocolate

A holy temple for the sweet toothed, Pana Chocolate Cafe is believed to be the first standalone raw, vegan dessert bar in the world. Home of guilt free cakes, ice cream, and chocolate with a twist, at Pana you’ll find yourself indulging the finest natural plant based organic treats, lovingly prepared closest to it’s natural form, free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy, and eggs. Raw desserts uses ingredients that encompasses super food status,  it’s a switch up between cacao over cocoa, the use predominant ingredients such as goji berries, maca, organic nuts, coconut, dates, figs, providing a rich in minerals and antioxidant boost in a beautiful dessert form. Recommended Raspberry Ripple Cake – Vanilla cashew base covered in raspberry chia jam, fresh raspberries and topped with Pana’s vanilla cheesecake. Pana Chocolate brand is famous for its raw chocolate bar, try their Cinnamon bar, made from 60% cacao with pure essential cinnamon bark oil. It’s been said to improve brain activity and concentration. Heck! grab a few bars to indulge at home. Pana Chocolate  401 Church Street, Richmond, Melbourne, …

Good eats in Bali

Ku De Ta, Potato Head Beach Club, Echo Beach, Fatchow, Barbacoa all hold their own merits, you’ll have no problems finding feeds of information online about the coolest’ places to dine. I however find it more enriching to explore other offerings,the smaller eateries, old school joints, local shacks appeal to me the most. Eating locally amongst locals whenever possible provides a difference experience, it gives one more insight into the tradition and culture of destination, at the same time this also allows a direct monetary injection into the community where it’s needed most. Not suggesting you should snob the popular joints, mix it up a little 🙂 Ubud Barbecued ribs and martini appeal to you? If you’re a self professed big foodie carnivore Naughty Nuri’s Warung is a must on the hit list, the warung specialises in tender, juicy, saucy, generous slabs of pork ribs you’ll be happy to eat it alone without any accompaniment, well that and maybe a refreshing blend of watermelon juice or a couple glasses of their signature martini guaranteed to …

Toh Soon Cafe

The constant mutter of Toh Soon by friends intrigued me. Never have I made a deliberate attempt to visit a food establishment just to try out toast. Lucky for me I manage rope a human into my little escapade. As we walked down the wee alley I knew it could not go wrong. With the smell of coffee wafting in the air, the eatery was bursting full of life The set up was simple, no frills, just a bunch of plastic chairs,tables,and the permanent kitchen fixtures ; shelves, kitchen bench, one oil drum rigged into charcoal stove just enough to boil water at the same time doubles up as a toaster. Take note; the eatery/kopi-tiam (literally translated as coffee shop) is rather small, you’ll need to be patient, there’s always a wee bit of a wait. I don’t mind it, it gives me a bit of an excuse to just stand around and get mesmerised watching how the place operates. I’m not entirely sure of the Toh Soon history, it’s always been busy, I never …