All posts tagged: Asian food

Bago, Myanmmar

If you’re traveling by land around Myanmar I highly recommend on the itinerary a wee spot named Bago. It is commonly perceived as a sleepy stop over town on the way to Golden Rock, or Inle Lake, if you’re traveling by bus up east from Yangon. The new town of Pegu took me by surprise (perhaps it was it hospitality or maybe it IΒ  was just glad to be removed from the bus seat I molded into.), I’d say it was probably the combination of the two. Which calls upon the plug for San Francisco Hotel; priced well,Β  clean, and reliable wi-fi (means a lot when you’re in Myanmar).Β  The family running the hotel are incredibly nice, they also provide motorbike day tour on the side to suit tourist laying over for the night before hitting their journey again the next day. The morning was kick started with the question ‘what would you like for breakfast?’ without hesitation our response was “local please”. My partner in crime Adrian and I were ushered on two separate …

Char Koey Teow, Penang, Malaysia

Char Koay Teow, is literally translated as “stir-fried ricecake strips”. Variation of the dish is typically prepared at hawker stalls around South East Asia. Of all the notable places to get Char Koay Teow from, the most popular by far is Penang Koay Toew. One must when visiting Penang is to drop by the mecca of all fried rice cake outlets; the infamous Lorong Selamat Koay Teow. I can’t recall the last time seeing anyone using charcoal as a cooking medium aside from the barbie. There’s nothing quite like this back home in NZ, the closet you can get is probably from Selera in Newmarket, Auckland.