Visiting Malaysia 2014-15

Work has been really crazy for the past couple of weeks. I finally have some time to take a breather and post a long overdue update on our trip back to Malaysia! In the interest of time, this post will contain mostly pictures and less words since a picture speaks a thousand words right? So… 

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Wine-Tasting at Tower Estate

Our second winery stop in Hunter Valley was at Tower Estate, a gorgeous Spanish inspired castle-like building in the middle of a beautiful landscape garden. Tower Estate is relatively new, so it has that modern and chic design in the cellar door and tasting area. I absolutely loved the road on the way to the… 

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Chewy Yam Abacus Recipe

Even though both Saucer and I are not Hakka, once in a while, we do miss authentic Hakka dishes. One of the more well-known Hakka dishes that we both enjoy is the Yam Abacus Beads. Unfortunately, I have never made it before, nor was I exposed to it in my family. But that’s where the… 

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Wine-Tasting at Pepper Tree Wines, Hunter Valley

Continuing with our weekend excursion to the famous Hunter Valley wine region, our first winery stop was at Pepper Tree Wines. Somehow, a few of the people we met highly recommended this winery to us, so we made that our very first stop. Even though it was a public holiday weekend, the crowd was not… 

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Crispy Salmon with Asparagus Recipe

I have always been cooking chicken and pork dishes at home that last weekend, I decided to do something different. We were doing our usual grocery-shopping when I saw some fresh-looking salmon fillet on sale. Now I’ve never cooked salmon before because I’ve always thought them to be too expensive, but I bought a good… 

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Sculpture by the Sea

Last weekend marked the beginning of the annual Sculpture by the Sea event at Bondi Beach. Held along the 2km stretch of coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach, it is one of the biggest free to public events in the world. Being first-timers there, Saucer and I headed to the beach early in… 

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Escapade to Hunter Valley Wine Region

Moving to Australia was a big change for us, and one that did not come cheap too. Apart from the clear blue skies, we have to, unfortunately, live with the high cost of living here. Food costs 2 to 3 times more than back home, even before conversion. And for us new starters, we have… 

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