El Meson @ Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar

First meal of the year, I met up with A lil fat Monkey at El Meson Bangsar before heading out to the karaoke session at the Curve with Hairyberry, YKH, LL, Chuiz, CY, Cheryl and Bari. Many food bloggers have covered this place rather extensively on dinner, so let me just say that for just […]

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The Whampoa Club, Shanghai

My latest exciting gastronomic experience was in Shanghai recently, where I had the pleasure of dining at The Whampoa Club. This restaurant  is an opulent setting for Jereme Leung’s modern interpretations of traditional Shanghainese cuisine. Contemporary Chinese or Chinese Fusion are the other names that this type of cuisine, goes by. Three on the Bund […]

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Java with Cumi & Ciki

Map of Java courtesy of Lonely Planet Dear reader, Cumi and Ciki will be in Java for 9 days next month (Feb 2010). We need  your destination + food suggestions to help us come up with a roadtrip program! Our plan is to fly into Jakarta, make our way through Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang, Solo,  Yogyakarta. […]

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The Art of Bian-Lian at a Traditional Shanghainese Restaurant

In November last year , I was in Shanghai for a meeting.  A place that really stood out  for me was this reastaurant that served Traditional Shanghainese food. The first thing you will notice when you step inside the restaurant is the raised stage, that is the center attraction of the room. Apparently this is […]

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Goodbye 2009, welcome 2010!

Wishing everybody out there, a serene end to the year..  with calm waters ahead of you.. ..from this corner of paradise, cumi & ciki would like to say.. Happy 2010.. .. and now, we need to get back to the beach party!

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Shanghai Pudong International Airport & Traffic Mayhem.

Greetings! Cumi & Ciki are still on holiday.. this is sent from an internet cafe.. somewhere.. from an island, on planet earth.. This post is about my recent trip to Shanghai. Right now, Ciki is the shade of burnt sugar.. Cumi looks like gula melaka Touchdown Shanghai. It took me close to 2.5 hours to […]

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South Thailand: Krabi

Krabi Thailand, one of the most relaxing places on the planet. Stunning scenery, fantastic white sand beaches, a coastline with over 200 islands and a jungle covered interior revealing towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls and exotic wildlife.. this was totally where I wanted to park myself for the New Year count down, I merrily told […]

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Merry Christmas 2009 !

As 2009 draws to a close ,we want to thank all Cumi & Ciki readers for their support.. you guys are a fun bunch and we have had fun reading your comments and answering your burning questions! Wishing all readers a Blessed Christmas and a fantastic year 2010 ahead! BIG LOVE! Footnote: Photos above are […]

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South Thailand: Satun, Pakbara, Honda – That’s not my Name!

A quickie, street-side Songkhla breakfast of rice porridge(congee) with condiments and mini fried bread sticks(yu tiao) before continuing eastwards to Satun via Haadyai. The last province of the Western Andaman Coastline before reaching Malaysian Border namely Satun is at the tip of Thailand’s Southern Region at the distance of 973 km from Bangkok. Satun has […]

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Movie – Precious : Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire (2009)

It’s one of the most talked about movies of the year and, no doubt, everyone is waiting to watch Precious .. well I was anyway! To say Claireece “Precious” Jones, the title character in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” has lived a rough life would be a colossal understatement. This child-woman, amazingly […]

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