Restaurants

The best coffee in Brooklyn

It’s no secret that my time in Melbourne turned me into a coffee snob. It’s made me unable to enjoy a Starbuck’s latte (there’s so much milk! And no beautiful design on top!) and completely distrusting of the standard drip coffee. While I still drink one mug of drip coffee every morning at work (mostly […]

November 15, 2013 Continue reading…

Five things I learned about Malaysian food

A few months ago, I could barely place Malaysia on a map, much less define its cuisine. I had never step foot in a Malaysian restaurant or dared to try the Malaysian drinks that Asian students in Melbourne seemed to love. The Malaysia Kitchen blogger ambassador program was an awesome experience, simply because it forced […]

October 13, 2011 Continue reading…

Re-imagining your worst case scenario

What’s the worst that could happen? One of the lessons that stuck with me from The Four-Hour Work Week was envisioning your worst-case scenario. Too often, we avoid change out of fear of the unknown. But if we rationally lay out our worst-case scenario, we’re able to make a decision based on facts, not fear. […]

September 3, 2011 Continue reading…

Introduction to Malaysian cuisine

I fully admit that I’ve never been a rock star at geography. But even I was a little embarrassed when a group of Malaysian students joined my Alliance Francaise class in Nice, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you where Malaysia was. I did little to remedy my ignorance about Malaysian culture, other than […]

August 6, 2011 Continue reading…

My obsession with Cheap Eats

My rules for living in Melbourne: never leave the house without sunglasses, an umbrella and a copy of Cheap Eats. The weather in the Victoria capital is notoriously fickle, with sunny skies turning stormy and vice versa in an instant. And Cheap Eats has become my irreplaceable little blue book, my guide to this notoriously […]

June 12, 2011 Continue reading…

Skinny, strong and hot: the Melbourne coffee scene

If nothing else, Melbourne will turn you into a coffee snob. I’ve never been someone who “needs” a coffee in the morning: my mom doesn’t drink caffeine, so I’ve always thought it’s more of a mental block than an actual physical need. I did fall prey to the Starbucks claim in high school and college, […]

June 6, 2011 Continue reading…

My favorite restaurants in Nice

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It’s easy to be fooled—and disappointed—by restaurants in Nice. Many cater to tourists, and feature overpriced, generic dishes and unenthusiastic staff. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the less-bustling streets and squares that highlight affordable quality. Many thanks to Rosa Jackson, Nice’s own food guru, for introducing me to many of my […]

November 4, 2010 Continue reading…