Bon Appétit Laos: Where to Eat

One thing that is close to my heart from Laos is their food. The mixture of French, Vietnamese, and Thai influence resulted in the fresh, astringent, and sometimes spicy taste of Lao dishes. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to a few Southeast Asian countries (three to go!) and I’d dare say Laos has one…

Luang Prabang: Cooking Class with Sofitel

When the husband learned about cooking class in Luang Prabang, he was determined to take one. There are a few restaurants offer cooking classes here (see Tripadvisor’s list here), but my heart went for the one by Sofitel Luang Prabang. Not only Sofitel is a renowned hotelier, but with our short stays, Sofitel offers cooking…

E&O: Southeast Asian Street Food, Levelled Up

Update: E&O is closed by 15 November 2017. There are no words about relocating. Born, raised, and living in Indonesia has made myself very familiar with Asian dishes. In Jakarta, where people are spoilt for choices to dine… most Southeast Asian dishes are available in a home-style restaurant with casual settings. Between my birthday and…

The Husband Cooks: Ayam Penyet

Our favorite chicken recipe is up on the husband’s blog: Hello everyone, it’s been a long time since I last posted, and I think it’s about time I revisit this much ignored blog. I’m back with an explosive new recipe, and a real twist on fried chicken. OK, so first of all, a disclaimer; this…