Cloudy Bay Seafood and Duck Trail 2015

Cloudy Bay is celebrating 30 years of wine-making with tantalizing food pairing menus in the month of May and June 2015. Appetiser: Bay Scallop | Crudo Cloudy Calamansi Vinaigrette, Kumquat, Fine Greens paired with a glass of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 The pairings will feature its Sauvignon Blanc 2014 with Seafood, and Pinot Noir […]

Warung Indonesia, Pudu Wet Market, Kuala Lumpur

See this little Indonesian warung below? Well, Cumi stumbled upon it during his walkabout with the M.Zuiko f1.8 and f2.0 lens review last year. He decided to return to this food shack with me in tow since he wanted a change of cuisine. The surroundings are a little dark and dank, as it is after […]

Dancing Fish

One of the great finds FY2010 would be Dancing Fish, located in Bangsar Shopping Center. Dancing Fish Malay-Indo Restaurant is a place that serves Indonesian food from Bali, Java and other parts of Indonesia. The food here is prepared very well and tastes delicious. Dancing fish comes highly recommended if you want to partake of […]

Nada Lama Jamu & Spa, Bukit Lanjan

Gazing up from the bottom of the steep hill, one cannot help but feel as though one has entered an exclusive haven reminiscent of a traditional kampung or village. Green plants and blossoming flowers, basking in the lushness of nature.. this place is a sanctuary from the bustle of daily life. As we walk up […]

Day 4 – Yogyakarta/Jogjakarta


Today we leave for Yogyakarta, and hopefully in about a day, I will finally get to see the magnificent Borobudur. Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty […]

Day 3 Java – Pangandaran


Heading southeast from Bandung, the road passes through rolling hills and scenic volcanic peaks – this is the Bandung Yogyakarta road as far as Banjar. If you go via road taking the bus for example, it will only drop you so far as Ciamis or Banjar. That is why taking the 4848 is actually the […]

Day 2, Bandung – Magic Java

Bandung the capital of West Java province, located about 180 kilometres (110 miles) southeast of Jakarta, is the fourth largest city in Indonesia. This once upon a time idyllic, quiet town has been hit by urbanization and is now a cramped and over populated metropolitan area, a living space for over 2.5 million people! During […]

Day 1 Java

Java: Day 1 – Learning the Transportation System Touch down Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, we caught the comfortable Cipaganti (airport shuttle) to Bandung at Rp75,000 per person.  It  is  a 2.5 hour journey to Bandung, but may extend over FOUR hours if the traffic is bad.  We came in Chinese New Year and during a […]

Hello from Pangandaran, Java


Hi Folks! I am writing this post from the sleepy, beach town of Pangandaran. Pangandaran is a small town and a sub-district in southern Ciamis regency, West Java, Indonesia. It is located on the southern coast of Java, is excellent for surfing, and is also the midway point between Bandung and Yogyakarta, and seemed like […]

Subak @ Bukit Lanjan, KL

Subak. We read about Subak on Masak-masak’s website, and decided to go hunt for this ‘highland’ dining restaurant, for ourselves. Subak’s architecture is inspired by the highland, Balinese styled rice terrace irrigation system and you can immediately feel the calm, serene vibe of the place when the only sounds you hear are the gurgling of […]

Who shoe? Wushu!

It’s all happening down this road – Jalan Puteri 2/5…. I want to try everything.. from the Japanese Kikyo… to the Kiwi Express bakery.. or even the wholesome vegetarian joint called Mushroom Culture… ….to the crab place, Tak Fok, with its RM20 per KG promotion! . . I even want to try my hand… at […]

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