Penne 4 Your Thoughts

Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more

Exploring the roads of Bagan

It’s Valentine’s’ Day and I’m clinging on to my boyfriend. Not in a particularly amorous way, mind you – I was just trying to stay on my perch on the … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 5 Comments

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

Joo Hooi Cafe: Best one stop shop for foodies in Penang

Ah Penang, Malaysia’s tourism jewel. It’s certainly been widely recognised as a great place to visit, featuring in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 list, the Huffington Post‘s list of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 9 Comments

Organised chaos at Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing

A not so #busy time at #shibuya crossing in #tokyo – best views from #starbucks 🙂 A post shared by Penne Cole (@colepenne) on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:17pm PST … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Savouring the sunset in Bagan, Myanmar

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan was my favourite place in Myanmar. It is the spiritual centre of the country – once home to more than 13,000 … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · 10 Comments

Celebrating Hozuki-ichi in Asakusa, Tokyo

Asakusa is home to the Sensoji temple, Tokyo’s oldest. The pathway to the temple is marked by two gates – the Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), and the Hozomon (Treasure Gate). The … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Things I love about home: Mangosteens

It was mangosteen season here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. Known as the queen of fruits, mangosteens are tangy and sweet, and delicious to eat. I saw a whole pile … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

Carefree: It’s a dog’s life

There’s nothing my dog likes more than being in the kitchen. Kinte is an outdoors dog – he’s not allowed into the house, and he knows it. The kitchen, however, … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

Things I love about home: Great char siew @ Famous Seremban Favorites

The best part about coming home, for me, is seeing my family. But immediately after that is the food. Curry laksa is my absolute, hands down favourite meal, and home-made … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Of food and funny menus in China

Stepping off the plane at just past eight in the morning feels like stepping into a sauna. Even at this early hour, it is hot and humid, a warning of … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Things I love about home: Fresh durian

There are several things that I dearly miss when I am away from home, but chief among them is the food. Globalisation being what it is, one can get almost … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Up: Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

I shrug deeper into my light jacket as I snuggle up to the Doctor. The strong wind whips my hair about my face and sends chills through me as we … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 6 Comments
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