Allow me to introduce my kooky family (me in the back row, tucked in the middle, Mom & Dad in front, Little Bro on my right, Little Sis on my Left). It took a whole series of shots amidst hysterical giggling as Loving Husband frantically tried to get a decent shot in where everyone’s eyes were open.
It’s been a while since all 5 of us have been in one timezone to breathe the same air, share mindspace & sofaspace, and break bread together. And boy! did we do just that in abundance when we took at week to travel to Penang & Ipoh. Time with these folks is my highlight for June.
Apart from much laughter & bonding, we partook of delectable goodies. Here are a few:
Ikan bilis (Durbar, Ipoh): crispy anchovies fried with onions & chilli – perfect beer food
Peruvian Pizza (Michaelangelos, Ipoh)
Caramel Custard (Sin Hean Lee, Ipoh)
Eggplant fries with dried shrimp & chilli (Yum Yum, Ipoh)
Soya Bean Curd with Peanuts & Sesame (Big Mom Bean Curd, Ipoh): like an Asian panna cotta
Panna Cotta with pomelo & yuzu (Bareesta, Ipoh): an Asian twist
Best Eggs Ben ever (Bareesta, Ipoh)
Soft Boiled eggs on Toast (Sin Lean Lee Coffee Shop, Ipoh)
Ju Her Char (Ivy’s, Penang): stewed jicama with cuttlefish
Kaya Toast (Ah Wang Cafe, Penang): best ever! with charcoal grilled bread sandwiching butter & kaya
Nasi Lemak (Medan Selera Mutiara, Penang): coconut rice with sambal, anchovies & egg, wrapped in a banana leaf
Chendol (Medan Selera Mutiara, Penang): creamy red beans, silky smooth pandan noodles, resting on shaved ice & coconut milk & gula melaka (brown sugar on speed)
Pasembur (Shen Fu Cafe, Penang): looks a mess but so delicious!
Battered Shrimp paste Tofu (Viva Food Centre, Penang): tasty!
And our Family Anthem to end:
This post is my contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch