Tuesday, May 24, 2011


In Malaysia I was fortunate enough to try one of the most popular breakfast items- Kaya jam. The owner of the hostel in Kuala Lumpur was fanatical about the stuff. She swore it tasted better than it looked and that I would immediately become addicted...what a smart woman.

Kaya is a coconut jam. It is made with eggs, coconut milk and sugar and either comes in a green color or a light brown color (where the sugar is caramelized). This stuff was one of the most decadent things I've ever tasted- and won me over more than Nutella ever could. Coconut milk, I love you.

There was only one way of eating it; spread on toast with butter. I became an instant follower and ate this everyday while staying in KL. I loved it so much, Isabel gave me a jar to take with me; which I later gave to the amazing staff at Me Mates Place in Phnom Penh.

If anyone ever goes to Malaysia, I highly recommend putting this stuff on your toast in the morning- or any time of the day.

A bit of a break...

So I have not posted any entries to this blog in over 3 months and I think its about time I start up again. There has been some major changes in the last couple of months including my departure from Korea, traveling throughout SE Asia and China, and arriving back in the good ol' USA. I'm still suffering from post-travel depression, so I hope that writing entries about my favorite things while traveling will lift my spirits. Photos and more to come! xoxo