Multicultural Snacking in Malaysia

You know, the Chinese are funny people: so long as their eyes are open, they are looking for food. –- an ethnic Chinese Malaysian man sizes up the Malaysian appetite for street foodTruth is, this quote applies to just about everyone in Malaysia. And why not? Like many of its neighbors in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is home to the holy trinity of street food … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things

A Maternal Monkey Moment

Obstacle-removing turtles, cavorting monkeys, remarkable chana masala and free shoe repair. We didn’t find entries for these in our guidebooks, but we did find them on the streets and in the hills of Penang, Malaysia.Guidebooks certainly give us places to go. But the most memorable moments of cultural experience, introspection and human kindness often pass … [Read more...]