About me

Hei guys, I am Sam, currently located at a small and boring town – Sungai Petani, Kedah. After studying and working at Selangor for 5 years, I find that it’s quite hard for me to adapt back the slow moving lifestyle here. Besides, it’s also a sad thing to say that for the first few years I stayed in PJ, I don’t know much good food in KL and Selangor. Only when the last year there, I started to find out many nice food, but too bad, time is limited, and there is just way way too much nice food that yet to be eaten.

I usually focus more towards food in Penang, although occasionally I will blog something about Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur whenever I had the chance. Good food in my hometown – Sungai Petani is limited, but it might be due to I am too used to it until it become nothing special. However, I will still blog about them once in a while. I also normally won’t blog about something that it’s bad, since I see no point on doing so. I will only blog a restaurant that is bad if I had very bad experience there, or the restaurant is very famous, and I find it way overrated, then I will have my say on it.

Almost all of my shots before February 2010 is taken using my humble Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR. Although initially I am not a fan of DSLR at all, I decided to get myself 1 due to the limitation I found when using a PNS. My current gear of photography is the Canon EOS 500D with Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens and Canon 17-40mm f4/L USM lens. I bought it few days before Chinese New Year of 2010. I am still new with it, and still in the process of learning. Hopefully I am able to take more mouth-watering shots in the near future.

A bit of disclaimer, all my reviews is honest and based on my personal view, and personal experience. Any words or phrases that use to describe the foods do not intend to joepardise the image, brand or quality for the restaurant that being reviewed. I will also not help to promote someone by simply saying their food is great even if it’s not just because they pay me, or the restaurant owner is my friend/relative.

Besides, I do know that the quality of food might deteriorate from time to time, and different person had different taste, so please don’t shoot me ya if you find it bad when you went to the place I recommend. However, a comment saying that the food is bad when you go is more than welcome, so that others (including me) know that their quality might had dropped, or they have a problem of inconsistency.

Last update: 23/03/2010 (Update of gear)

30 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi there, I’d like to see more food reviews from Sungai Petani instead. Or in and around Kedah.
    Those hidden gems not commercialized, for instance.

    Keep it up.

  2. Hey, I’m also from Sungai Petani, currently working in Ipoh. I’ll usually travel back to SP to visit my mum & sisters. I’d tracked your site down because I’ll be back to SP during CNY & needed new places eat & dine.

  3. While I was working sales for the Northern Regions, I used to travel quite often to SP, Kulim and sometimes Changlung. And it brings about opportunity to try the non-commercialized F&B businesses, but I have met a kaki that can bring me around and introduce the unsung heroes of the Kedah food scene. Write more of your hometown!

  4. Hi Sam. I work for a production company called Rack Focus Films, and we’re currently doing some research for a documentary on durians for ASTRO. If you know any durian experts/ lovers who would be willing to meet us and/or do an interview, could you please let me know? My email is ineza_144@hotmail.com. Thanks!

    Ineza Roussille
    Rack Focus Films

  5. Hi Sam,
    Like the photos you uploaded on Flickr.
    Any chance to get these in high resolution?
    It would be greatly appreciated if you could mail them to us, so we can also put them on our website.
    Looking foreard to hearing from you
    Tonio & Michele @ Soul Kitchen

  6. check out Impromptu @ First Floor, Menara Hap Seng KL… (URL: facebook.com/impromptu.cafe)
    it makes fresh pasta topped with fusion sauces! 🙂

  7. HI Sam. I am a beginner in blogging…still trying to play around with the blog i have created…hahaha…am following yours as well….Good day…

  8. hello im mei….just to send u an invitation for food review….i have few dishes which is first in market…..very special and unique dishes…hope to see u come and have a try and do me a food review….thanks so much

  9. I was more than happy to uncover this great site.
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  10. Hi Sam, can I know how to get your email? Please let me know ya. I have something to ask for permission 🙂 thank you!

  11. Hello to all, since I am in fact keen of reading this website’s post to be updated regularly. It includes fastidious material.

  12. Hi Sam

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    Community Associate of Seeties

  13. Hi I am a manager of Ramen Kanbe restaurant st Empire Damansara.
    I know your blog is so popular that having many pvs.
    We hope, if possible, our restaurant would be featured on your blog soon, because, our food is very good with japanese authentic recipe of soy ramen.
    If you have any interest, please contact me.
    Email: naohiko.fujiwara@g-7holdings.co.jp


  14. Hi Sam, I stumbled upon your blog while searching for Malaysia food blog. Seems like you have a very nice blog here. I will explore and read through your blog.

  15. Wah! Even the famous KYSpeaks was here to leave words of encouragement. Your blog must have really stirred up the attention of food review community in MY. 🙂 Too bad you don’t blog any more. If you do decide to blog again, like many of those whom commented above, I am really looking forward to see more food review from our hometown – SP.

    As a small-little-sleepy town of the northern state, Sungei Petani is boring? Yes. But limited of good food? Sorry – no!


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