Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 9: Sandakan – KK

After a fun-filled day yesterday, we had plenty of downtime to just enjoy the amenities of the hotel today. We casually strolled downstairs to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant, then walked around the attached Harbour Mall. I was less than pleased with the shops in the mall; however. There was a billboard saying “Fashion…… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 9: Sandakan – KK

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 7: Touring around KK

After a full day of R&R yesterday, it is time for some exploring! We have a full day of activities planned for us starting with dim sum. It was all very typical Chinese dim sum. I tried some new things like a bun with egg yolk in the middle and some old favourites like xiao… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 7: Touring around KK

Chinese, Food festivals

The Essense of Stinky Tofu

Yesterday, we went to Ottawa’s Asian Fest. This is the first time they held it at the new Landsdowne Park and it looks like it is a huge success; The turn out was quite impressive. Caution: as soon as you enter Landsdowne park, though, you will appreciate a very strong, fermented, and many say, unpleasant… Continue reading The Essense of Stinky Tofu

Chinese, Home cooking

A taste of home

So, I went to the T&T Supermarket (I believe the only Chinese chain supermarket in Ottawa) the other day and had a very hearty BBQ duck/chicken meal enough to feed a family. Big mistake. Wouldn’t do it again. Half way through I wasn’t actually even enjoying it anymore. Portion control is very important. If you… Continue reading A taste of home