All posts tagged: Malaysia

#BeyondNormTravels to Ipoh!

Ipoh is a former tin-mining city that is perfect for those who love food, nature and culture. Watch the video to find out what we got up to in Ipoh! 😄 If you enjoyed it, don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel: Beyond Norm Blog (it’ll really help us a lot!) and turn on post notifications 🔔 so that you get notified every time we post! 😊 Advertisements

Food Review: NorthSea Genuinely Belgium @ Ipoh, Malaysia

Located right across the street from Excelsior hotel is the nautical-themed Belgium restaurant – NorthSea Genuinely Belgium. Originally owned and operated by a Belgian gentleman, it has since been sold to the current owners. With the interior decked out with beer bottles on wooden shelvings, the place had a pretty clean 1800s pirate ship vibe. We started off with their Soup of the Day (RM15.00) which was a Homemade Mushroom Soup with Truffle. The truffle oil that they used was very strong and fragrant and I instantly fell in love with the soup. They also had nicely toasted olive bread that complemented the soup so perfectly. Moving on to starters… We had their Belgian Styled Scallops (RM29.00). The scallops had a nice sear to it, giving it an extra layer of texture. The dish was served with a herb garlic sauce which had a strong intensity that went really well with the scallops. The combination blends really well in your mouth. The Ostend Shrimp Croquettes (RM25.00) had a thin breaded layer which gives it a …

Malaysia: Foodie Haven

Today, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the launch of Tourism Malaysia’s Taste of Malaysia campaign. This campaign is organised in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year to encourage tourists from Australia to visit Malaysia. Taste of Malaysia began today and is being held at Seven 88 Bar & Café at Holiday Inn, Perth City. In collaboration with Air Asia, Penang Global Tourism and Holiday Inn, Tourism Malaysia hopes to bring a taste of Malaysia to the streets of Perth. It is one of the series of events and activities that has been organised to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014. This event allowed me to reconnect with my Malaysian roots because if there is one essential thing of what makes us Malaysian, it is food. My favourite part of Malaysian food is the diversity of it’s origins. Our food often has Chinese, Malay and Indian influences in terms of style, texture and flavour. It is what makes our food so unique after all. As such, I was glad to see that Tourism Malaysia …