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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — I heard about bak kuh teh (肉骨茶) from a colleague who told me it is a MUST try in Malaysia. The name bak kuh teh literally translates to ‘meat bone tea‘. According to Wikipedia, bak kut teh was first introduced to the Malay region during the 19th century [...]Continue Reading →
On June 5, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Beijing, China — I just finished a beautiful ride with friends Joanna and Ryan on our motor-scooters, through several Beijing hútòngs. ‘Hell’s Scooters’ we were, as Ryan called us!
We started through Dongcheng district and serendipitously followed one wide [...]Continue Reading →
On May 24, 2011 By Cristina McLauchlan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Omniscient clouds loom overhead on the afternoon of day three. I love the mood of the weather here. By day mother nature delivers clear blue skies with a small breeze and in the late afternoon cools down the city with a trio of fat rain drops, lightning, and [...]Continue Reading →
Pangbianr.com features a map of Beijing’s organic farms. Let’s watch the blue location markers multiply.
Right now the information is basic but watch as it grows over time. The map incorporates data gathered by Emi Uemura and represents a different, more direct way to disseminate information [...]Continue Reading →
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — I felt a bit giddy after reading an email from a very close friend of mine. She pointed out how she was glad to hear that even when you enter your 30’s, you are still able to have ‘firsts’. The month of April produced a trio of firsts for [...]Continue Reading →
Living in China, I’m not always the first to catch drift of television series airing in the States. I keep up with as much as I can via Twitter and other foodie blogs. There’s so much happening in the food world with so many appetites sharing their experiences of all-things-food. It’s difficult to [...]Continue Reading →
On January 5, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Ko Phi Phi, Thailand — Arguably the best pad thai to grace the backpacker’s palette, Song’s pad thai certainly has international fame and the walls do speak for its flavor.
I’m not a huge pad thai fan as I’ve been a little pad thai‘d out and favor the curries, but I will [...]Continue Reading →