Wmw tagged me with a task. I am required to talk about my favourite food. Easy? Maybe to some. But here’s the thing about me: I am a seasonal creature with seasonal tastes.

And the flavour of the month? Asam boi.

I have had an on-off relationship with asam boi (preserved prunes) for several decades now. Our love affair began when I was about 7. Growing up in Penang, there were many trips to the beach along the winding roads around the island. My parents discovered early enough that I suffered from motion sickness.

I threw up on every trip.

Mum offered me asam boi. I took one bite of that salty, sour preserved fruit and I immediately felt better.

It was the panacea for all my queasiness.

asam boi

Have you ever heard the phrase “muka macam asam boi” (face like asam boi)? You know how when you’re upset, you twist your face to create a huge frown? Doesn’t that frown look like an asam boi? :-)One of my favourite drinks is lime juice with asam boi. The saltiness of the asam boi works well with the sour juice to create a wonderfully refreshing cold drink.

Now, on my travels, I always bring with me a little packet of asam boi. It has become my comfort food – a reminder of home.


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Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country? Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it.

Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.

Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia

JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow

My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak

Monterssorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun

Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee

PeimunLeah loves Hakka Lei Cha

Hui Sia


Karen loves Pan Mee

Something about Lai loves Crispy duck skin from China

Simple American loves Cheese Enchiladas

Nicole Tan loves Char Tau Kueh

Velverse loves Otak-otak

Kenny Ng loves Jawa Mee

Fatty Poh loves Nasi Dagang Kelantan

wmw loves Kuih Tutu

Lyrical Lemongrass loves Asam Boi

And the “lucky” 5 to be tagged are:-

  1. Xiu Long Bao from KL people KL food
  2. Tigerfish from teczcape
  3. Shilpa from Flog & Rosbif
  4. Pink Elle from Funky Cookies
  5. Citygal from KampungboyCitygal.

It certainly feels like an awards ceremony. 🙂