Kristang Cuisine : Melba At The Mansion, Malacca


My first encounter with Kristang cuisine was during my stay at The Majestic Malacca. Before that, I have never heard of it. I made a reservation for dinner at the in-house restaurant, Melba at The Mansion which is located on the first floor of the hotel. Beautifully decorated with lots of wooden furnishings, it has a spacious Continue Reading

Couple Getaway At The Majestic Malacca


Recently, I planned a couple getaway to Malacca to celebrate my 27th year of marriage. I have been traveling for the last few months and was neglecting my husband. We had our honeymoon in Malacca. Thus, my husband has fond memories of this historical city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I booked Continue Reading

Qionghai Traditional Snack : Leaf Dumplings


Villagers in Qionghai use readily available ingredients on their land to make traditional snacks. The most commonly used ingredient is coconut. They also use some edible leaves, roots and stems as ingredients.  Some of these traditional cakes are really delicious. The younger generation are not willing to learn the skill and find it a hassle to Continue Reading

Edible Worms In Hainan – Peanut Worms


I was petrified when my sister-in-law served these edible worms for the first time. My village folks had kind intentions. They specially cooked a bowl of Peanut Worm (Sipunculus nudus) Soup for me as it was a cold wintry day. It had been raining for days in my hometown Qionghai. The night before, I was feeling Continue Reading

Qionghai : Hainan Village Trip 2017


From Singapore, I took an early flight to Haikou, arriving at Meilan International Airport before 11 am. My second nephew was waiting for me. It took us an hour of driving to reach our ancestral home in Qionghai. The rest of the family were waiting for me. It was the Chinese Thanksgiving Day, we were going Continue Reading