From the monthly archives:

August 2011

Penang, Malaysia: Thosai at Veloo Vilas

by gigi on August 31, 2011

As Jenkins and I continued on our food walking tour through George Town, we had “brunch” at Veloo Vilas, located in the Indian neighbourhood of the city. We had been here a few times already but we always end up finding something interesting. This time, it was to sample some thosai, which is a thin, […]


During one of the days while we were in Georgetown, I told Jenkins I’d like to dedicate a part of our day to checking out some of the stops from Robyn Eckhardt’s Georgetown city walk from the Wall Street Journal. I’ve been reading Robyn’s blog, Eating Asia, for a few years now and I was […]


After Jenkins and I arrived in Batu Ferrenghi, we decided to stay one evening in order to extend our stay there since we liked being by the beach so much. We ended up finding a pretty good deal at the Hard Rock Hotel, which had opened a few months earlier. It’s near the end of […]


Friday Finds

by gigi on August 26, 2011

The Ultimate Guide to Starbucks’ Secret Menu: Secret menus at restaurants are nothing new and although I knew there were different terms to order basically the same drink at Starbucks, I did not know they also had a secret menu of their own. I came across this article over the weekend and although most drinks […]


About 20 minutes bus ride from Georgetown is the beach town of Batu Ferrenghi on the island of Penang. Jenkins and I decided to carve a couple of days out of our stay in Georgetown to stay in Batu Ferrenghi to enjoy the sun and the beach. We arrived around 2PM and were quite hungry […]


Review: Nicli Antica Pizzeria

by gigi on August 23, 2011

For Jenkins’ birthday this year, he wanted to keep things low key. Since it happened to fall on a week day, that kept things easy for me and I suggested that we check out Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Gastown. I had been there a few weeks earlier and was really impressed with the quality of […]