Malacca or Maleka is a small jewel of a city which can quickly turn into a tourist trap. During my stay, I fell in love with Restoran Vazhai Elai which specialises in banana leaf curry. The restaurant was a short walk from our tiny hotel and about 25 min on foot from Jonker Street.
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The Mugshot in Georgetown is conveniently located on Chulia street right in the heart of the backpacker district and almost right across from the wantan mee stall I love so much.
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Maruya is a cosy restaurant and pension in the bay of Shibayama where I enjoyed an amazing crab meal last winter. Since then, I promised myself to try their summer food and spend the night.
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Coutume Cafe, the coffee shop which originated in Paris in 2010, has landed in the depth of the Osaka underground city. It was a nostalgic visit, since I lived in Paris a few years ago, way before the arrival of the first Starbucks or anything ressembling the new Parisian third wave.
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If you are not familiar with the Fukuoka food scene, a yatai is a traditional food cart which can be found at night time all over Fukuoka. While some of them are very centrally located, on my latest visit to Fukuoka, I decided to give Hanayama a try after reading about it in Fukuoka Now.
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Ishiharu udon is a small shop located between Kojima and Tamano city. It’s technically on the Kojima side on a very narrow side road so small that you will miss it if you blink, but rest assured, it’s worth the u-turn.
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By Luc Gougeon
Drift Magazine is a new magazine about coffee originating from NYC which I found out about on Sprudge a while ago. I missed a chance to read their first New York issue, but I ordered the second one knowing that it would be about Tokyo.
(Drift #2 in my garden)
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My coffee adventures in Malaysia has been a serie of hit and misses. The small Toh Soon Cafe in Penang is must try if you want to drink the best of kopi.
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Up in the hills of Penang, tourist and locals are flocking to visit Kek Lok Si Temple. The huge temple is a thing of beauty and it offers a great view of Georgetown.
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Cathay Mee Goreng stall is a couple minutes from the center of the new town.
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Come night time, this famous wantan mee stall was easy to spot. It was easily the busiest stall on Lebuh Chulia street.
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