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Transition Complete

Coming to a close, if someone asked me to summarize our first year as retired expats in Asia in one phrase I’d have to choose “always interesting”. 1,797 more words

Moving To Malaysia

Recipe: Utan nga Tambo (Bamboo shoots in coconut milk)

This is a classic dish in Western Visayas, Philippines with bamboo shoots and coconut milk as the core ingredients, then enhanced with subak (the ingredient that gives added flavor, always from the sea–shrimp paste, dried shrimps, fresh shrimps, and crabs for the ultimate subak).   145 more words


Malaysian Math

Having figured out most of our Malaysian bill payment chores, last month we received our first electric bill. Unclear why they print certain utility bills only in Malay when almost everything related to business is in English, we figured it’s because the utilities are state-run and it wouldn’t look good printing bills in a language other than your own. 1,350 more words

Moving To Malaysia

Restaurant Review: Wok Wok (Mott St., NYC)

Wok Wok is a southeast Asian restaurant in Chinatown.

The menu is pretty standard for these kinds of restaurants. There’s a lot of fried noodles, rendang, etc. 113 more words


Grilled Indonesian Pork Satay with a Spicy Peanut Sauce

I’m about to get a brand-new pellet grill — can’t wait to show you how it does! In the mean time, I fired up the Weber grill and made these fantastic satays. 293 more words


Sticky Rice with Mango

This is one of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s actually quite easy to make.Making the sticky rice is the most time-consuming part. You can also just purchase 2 cups of sticky rice from a Lao or Thai restaurant and go from there! 294 more words


Spicy Indonesian Coconut Beef (Dendeng Santan)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a nice, Southeast Asian dish — the spring weather we’ve been waiting so long for finally arrived over the weekend, so I was in the mood for something spicy (“hot,” “piquant,” etc.). 304 more words