Pasta Plus

A wonderful lunch here warrants a reblog. Buon Appetito.

Wong Eats

Volterra over Villa Irene Recently I received an e-mail from my cousin, who resides in London, teasing me with her account of a trip to Sienna, Italy, filled with a touch of giddiness since she was visiting during the middle of the coveted truffle season. This correspondence brought back memories of two summers ago when my family and I spent time with her in her expansive villa in the middle of the Tuscan countryside overlooked by the walled Etruscan city of Volterra . On this trip, I learned three things: that time moved slower and less-rushed which made all of us take our experiences in at a leisurely pace, that life still goes on without having to stay in touch with all the world’s goings-on’s (this is attributed to the absence of cellphones, internet, and media), and there was sheer beauty everywhere, whether in the arts, the weathered buildings, the breath-taking vistas, or in…

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Cafe Asia

Wong Eats

On a wet Saturday afternoon that was brightened by a sea of delicate pink-hued blooming cherry blossoms around the Monuments and the Tidal Basin area, I met up for the first time with two Facebook friends that were in town for the Reason Rally, a confluence of Atheists in the Mall marching for their beliefs and cause (they should have at least consulted a Weather God before setting their date).  It was a rather impromptu meeting, and with a quick decision to be made, I decided to take them to one of my regular haunts.

I have been going to Cafe Asia ever since it opened its doors in the 18th Street location in 1991.  My former roommate and I stumbled across this 3-storey townhouse restaurant after working out in a gym, and ever since then, we have been paying regular visits to the place.  We got to know the owner, who…

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Photo Essays on Penang, Malaysia

Here are links to my Photo Essays on Penang, Malaysia to complement the blogs that I wrote on its delectable food. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks, Alex.

Penang Sites:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14318556@N03/sets/72157634591342911/with/9510738596/

Penang Market:

Fruit Seller

Penang Buildings:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14318556@N03/sets/72157635085809909/with/9518556163/