Breakfast in Batu Pahat

Hi from Batu Pahat! Loving the traditional kaya toast/bread breakfast. The kaya here is more towards the brown coconut-heavy style while Singapore seems to prefer the green pandan-heavy style. The kaya was sweeter than usual, since they added some gula melaka, with generous silvers of tiny chewy dessicated coconut. Together with the freshly toasted bun and hot kopi-c, my breakfast was awesome. 

Have a good weekend folks!


Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring


Chance can be a funny thing sometimes. Randomly decided to settle down for lunch at this coffee shop and thought we’ll try some putu piring that looks a lot like kueh tutu. Before I knew it a significant queue built up behind me and patrons infront of me were buying quite a few packets to take away. So naturally my curiosity was piqued and by the time (20mins wait) I got my hands to my brown paper packet I couldn’t wait to try it. 


3 ladies worked continuously to make the round steamed rice cakes with a palm sugar centre. The process is similar to kueh tutu, layer of rice flour + spoonful of filling + second layer to complete the cake before steaming it. 


$2 for a set of 5 cakes, served with grated coconut. These were so good, the warm cakes melted in my mouth with the gooey gula melaka oozing out. Combined with the cold slightly salted coconut, maybe because I had it immediately, the hot-cold sweet-salty combination was nothing short of amazing. Many people bought the dessert as takeaways but do try to have them right away if you can! So happy with the surprise find 🙂

Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring

Blk 14 Haig Road Food Court, #01-08, S(430014) 

970 Geyland Road, Tristar Complex, #01-12, stall 7, S(423492)


Bangkok: Vanilla Garden, Bake Shop


When I’m in a city like Bangkok, as much as possible I try to eat Thai food, to savour what the city proudly offers as their local cuisine. While I’ve passed many pretty/quirky/modern cafes as I travelled around Bangkok, I’ve mostly dismissed them in favour of street food. A rare afternoon with some time and transport handy on my hands, Vanilla Garden @ Ekkamai 12 seemed as good as any to check out.

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