It’s Ramadan until the end of next week, so you know that Iris and I are going to hit up as many of the Ramadan markets as we can! Last weekend we went to TTDI, a neighborhood near our apartment, to get some great food at their small but great market. Enjoy! Mmmmmm, … More How To Lose Weight In Malaysia Part 42-The TTDI Pasar Ramadan Edition!
Well I guess I don’t know that I really have a ton of ‘tricks’ for Macau, but I figured since Kevin does a great job with his posts and videos, maybe I could try writing about some travel tips. Let’s see: Getting There Most people come to Macau from Hong Kong or mainland China by … More Macau Tips and Tricks (Part 1)
I haven’t gotten to write about day three of my trip to Phnom Penh but I will before Wednesday, because Wednesday Iris and I are flying to Siem Reap in Cambodia to explore Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples for a few days. Exciting! So before I get to that blog post this weekend, enjoy … More A video still counts as a blog post right?
This year during Ramadan we had two special berbuka puasa meals, aka two fast breaking meals. The big one at the Yemeni restaurant you already saw in the previous post. This one was at the parent’s of one of Iris’s students house. Got it? They are a Bangladeshi family so the food was all Bangladeshi. … More How To Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 35- The OTHER Berbuka Puasa edition
I (Iris) rarely write about our food adventures, but this one happened without Kevin, so I figured I had better step up. Chinese New Year celebrations last for 15 days, so we are still in the middle of the festive season. Besides enjoying family and delicious food, a common activity during New Year is playing … More How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 30- Sleep while your wife eats, drinks, and plays cards
Selamat Tahun Baru Cina! Well, a day late but still! The past few days were Chinese New Year. Their calendar goes by the moon so obviously it is a bit different than a western calendar. It is the largest human migration in the world. Not here so much, but in China obviously it is … More The Chinese New Year Mega Edition-How to Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 29
Listicles are the cool thing, right? So, since I have three days off for Deepavali, I figured might as well do something productive. So, here are 10 things I’ve learned so far about living in Malaysia in no particular order. Going to the doctor when you’ve got a cold or minor illness is insanely cheap … More 10 Things I’ve Learned About Living In Malaysia
So a note first: we were only in Bangkok for one day. So the amount of food we ate is not that great, hence these being a kind of short post. Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and it did not disappoint. So a second note: I think living in Malaysia has made … More One Night in Bangkok-Part : How To Lose Weight In Malaysia Part 28
Apparently Taiwan is a bit of a food destination for some travelers. I must admit it was never on my radar for those reasons, even in the smaller setting of Asia. Living in Malaysia has spoiled me in some sense for most Asian cuisine. I do not know if I can say definitively that it … More Buns, Buns, Buns! How To Lose Weight in Malaysia Part 27: Talking about Taipei!
Ah alliteration, how I love thee! Well the title says it all. Once again, I forgot to take pictures of all the food we ate in Hanoi and Vietnam. I would say that overall Vietnamese food is not my favorite. Compared to it’s regional neighbors it comes across as a bit bland. That said, one … More Hungry in Hanoi-How to Lose Weight in Malaysia: Part 26 the Hanoi files!