Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Dining in the Dark

I’d heard of the concept of dining in the dark before, but had never experienced it. So when we found one in Phnom Penh, discovered that the menu was designed … Continue reading

February 10, 2018 · 2 Comments

Best cheap eats in Cambodia

Cambodia is relatively cheap – you can get a really good meal for a few dollars. Pay more than $10 a meal and you’re starting to treat yourself; if you’re … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

A foodie’s guide to Cambodia (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my previous post, A foodie’s guide to Cambodia. Before going to Cambodia, I asked my family where to get the best food in Cambodia. … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 8 Comments

A foodie’s guide to Cambodia

The Happy Gwailo usually has to work over the Christmas / New Year period so we are typically stuck at home for the holidays. However, this year, he managed to … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 4 Comments

Flemington cheap eats: Happy Snack Cafe House

There’s very little that captures my attention as much as the prospect of discovering a new hole in the wall, cheap eats joint with amazing food. So when the Happy … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Weekend getaway to Noosa, QLD

The Happy Gwailo and I recently managed to squeeze in a quick weekend getaway to Noosa in Queensland. Noosa is a beautiful beach town, half an hour’s drive north of … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 8 Comments

Exploring the Sydney Harbour National Park

One glorious Sunday morning, we headed out to Manly to explore the Sydney Harbour National Park. We considered taking the ferry, but as we live on the other side of … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 7 Comments

High tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Some say that high tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is among the best in the world, so when I found myself in that beautiful city, I … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 16 Comments

Repurposing some risolles

What do you do when you’re in an unfamiliar kitchen, are given four rissoles and are given free range to make dinner for two? Well first of all, the Happy … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 11 Comments

Jasmins Lebanese Restaurant in Lakemba

Look around and you might think you’re no longer in Sydney. Women are garbed in flowing black burkas, with nothing visible but their eyes. Men are in white robes, with … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet. At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · 16 Comments

Dinner at the Little Snail, Sydney

Where has the year gone? I can’t believe it’s December already. After a whirlwind trip back to Malaysia for a family event, the Happy Gwailo and I are settling in … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

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