Blog Action Day 2011: Let's Talk About Food!

Warning: This post contains many images of (sometimes non-halal) food. Please do not read on an empty stomach. :)

I am proud to take part in Blog Action Day Oct 16, 2011 www.blogactionday.org

I love food, you love food, I think everybody loves food! Right?

This year's Blog Action Day coincides with World Food Day, so we're gonna be talking about food~ :D

Thanks to my dad, I have been trained to be a foodie since young. What kind of training? Well, besides the (obvious) fact of trying out all kinds of food wherever we went, we took it further by going all the way up North and down South just to have yummy food around Malaysia. Not only that, we also go over the causeway to have our favourite foods in Singapore!

My food journey from then till now has been nothing short of delicious. XD Of course, there were some misses along the way, with bad service and really awful cooking sometimes souring our appetites, but it has been an amazing experience, and one I hope will never end.

From roast pork noodles in Petaling Jaya...

..."lao shu fen" in Seremban...

...satay celup in Melaka...

...salted egg crabs in Batu Pahat, Johor....

...to black pepper crabs and satay bihun in Singapore...

...it's no wonder I am the size I am today! LOL As long as it is good food, we would not hesistate to travel long distances just to have a taste ourselves.

I am really thankful that I live in Malaysia, where good food is everywhere. We get to enjoy food from foreign countries and cultures, some which tantalise our tastebuds so much that we keep coming back for more. :)
For example....
Chinese dim sum
Taiwanese beef noodles
Western chicken and mushroom pie
Japanese sushi
Indian fish head curry
I mean, how awesome are these food, right?! We are so used to having these kind of food every single day that at times it is hard to decide what to eat! And these examples are just the tip of the iceberg of all the yummylicious food found here in our sunny homeland.

Food is not only a necessity for us now; it has become a culture. Through food, we can have endless conversation topics, make new friends, discover new (and sometimes horrible) experiences, and generally enjoy the whole process.

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Be it having a cuppa alone, sharing a luxurious dessert with a loved one, having a festive gathering with classmates or just having a few drinks with good friends, food heals our soul and brings us all together.

Let us take this opportunity to be thankful for the food that we enjoy every single day. Be it a simple breakfast in an old-fashioned kopitiam, or a fancy dinner in a high class restaurant, we are much more fortunate than 1.4billion people in the world, who live in hunger and poverty daily.  

So, next time you decide to order more than you can chew eat, take a moment to remember those less fortunate than us, and reduce food wastage, especially during buffets and all-you-can-eat steamboat meals. :)

For more info, visit the Blog Action Day 2011 website.

12 comments

Henry Tan said...

well done! =D
and luckily i ate dinner already. =p

LauraLeia said...

Haha, thanks Henry! :)
Yeah, I also had to have dinner before writing this post, lol.

Nava Krishnan said...

very very tempting pics of food, esp the crabs, on top of my list.

Camy said...

i'm full now even i see the pic only. yummy

Asmaa said...

Lucky girl! It all looks so delicious! I am glad I was full before reading this lol ah I too am a big food lover so yes I totally understand the need to try everything-I need to try Malaysian food! :D

jamiey writes said...

i want the crab huhuhuu :P

LauraLeia said...

Nava K: Hehe, alot of people love eating crabs!
Camy: Haha!
Asmaa: Yes, you definitely must try all sorts of food when you come to Malaysia. :D
jamie: You're the 3rd one to comment on the crabs already! They really are popular among foodies eh~~ XD

Lina Kim ♥ said...

aweee the FOOD~ just looking at the pic makes me hungry >.<~~~~

Kelvin said...

U made me so hungry now~

Aki said...

oh deng.. dis is so delicious.. Arggghhh!! Hungry again.. T_T

Emy said...

Now I'm really hungry because of this post haha! ♥

LauraLeia said...

Hahaha! Sorry for making you all hungry! If it's any consolation, i also feel hungry when I see all the pics here. XD