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Tok tok mee

Tok tok mee

Today’s Sketch no 2022 is of tok tok mee, the ultimate comfort food. Egg noodles with wonton, charsiu, vegetables, garnished with spring onions and served with a spoon of pickled green chillis

Roti Bakar breakfast set

Roti Bakar breakfast set

This week is dedicated to food I don’t actually eat but are local favourites in Malaysia.

Today’s Sketch no 1421: Roti Bakar set. A breakfast classic consisting of toast with coconut jam and butter, soft boiled eggs and coffee.

Enjoy my YouTube video of the drawing process.

Roti canai

Roti canai

If you’ve never tried this, you have to.

I quite fancy having this right now. I’m making myself hungry.

Roti canai: A fluffy soft and crispy flat bread served with dal.
Sketch of the day no 1419: Roti canai

Chee cheong fun rice noodles

Chee cheong fun

A breakfast classic. What’s on your menu?
Sketch of the day no 1418: Chee cheong fun, rice noodle rolls served with soy sauce, shrimp paste, chilli sauce, fried shallots and sesame seeds.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak

Happy Malaysia day. Today we celebrate the establishment of the Malaysian federation. 🌺 πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ 🌺
Sketch of the day no 1417: Nasi lemak, our favourite national dish, the dish that unites us.

Nasi Lemak: Coconut rice, sambal chili, fried anchovy, peanuts, cucumber and a boiled egg wrapped in banana leaf packaging. Price USD 0.25 found everywhere in Malaysia

A heartwarming Malaysia day story πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎπŸŒΊπŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

A heartwarming Malaysia day story.

As we were driving home, my friend noticed a lady standing by the side of the road next to her car and asked me to stop to check if the lady needed help. (I secretly didn’t want to stop because we hear of stories of how it’s a trap where you get robbed by hidden thugs. I still have ptsd from my past experience) Anxiously I stopped the car…
My friend Belinda James went to ask the lady if she was OK and found out that she had a flat tyre.
“Do you want to help her?”
“I can’t help, I don’t know how to change a tyre!”
“I do, it won’t take long” replied my friend Belinda.
“Oh ok then” I replied feeling helpless.
My friend went back to the lady and helped her to move the car out of a dangerous spot and continued with the mission.
I was still sitting in my car with, it was raining.
Soon after I noticed a guy on a bike had stopped and was talking to them.
At that point I got out of the car to start recording. My own bias was what if the guy is going to rob us? I felt a bit anxious to be honest.
As time passed, it appeared that he was genuinely helping to change the tyres and he did an extremely thorough job.
At the end, the Indian lady offered him some money but he refused to the point the lady had to force him to take it.
This story really gave me some faith back in humanity at a time when I needed it.
Thank you Azrin. You not only saved the Indian Auntie but you saved me too.

Happy Malaysia day. To peace and unity πŸ™

Vegan bruschetta


You are what you eat.
Sketch no 1416. Vegan bruschetta. This is how my meals look like now since giving up dairy…

What type of tart are you?

Strawberry tart

Happy Monday. What type of tart are you?
Sketch no 1415: strawberry tart πŸ“

Waffles and ice cream

Waffles and ice cream

What’s your favourite topping?
Sketch of the day no 1414. Waffles and ice cream.
I’ve given up dairy since lockdown in March just as an experiment from watching the game changer. I’ve been vegetarian for over 3 decades and I thought what heck, let’s try this and see what happens.
It’s been 6 months and I don’t feel any noticeable changes in any way nor in my workout recoveries. I am however highly allergic to dairy now. I had some yoghurt yesterday and my body went into shock so it means I may continue to be plant based for a bit longer. I haven’t decided. Let’s see what happens. ο€―
If you’ve reached this far, have you gone plant based and how do you feel or have you considered to go plant based? ☘️

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