I am chuffed that EatingAsia has been given a wee bit of local blog "press" on blogsmalaysia, a round-up of -- guess -- Malaysian blogs.
My excitement at having landed in the culinary paradise that is Kuala Lumpur was the impetus for starting EatingAsia. We (Dave and I) wanted to share with anyone and everyone with a little time to waste on the net the breadth and depth of the gastronomic scene in this city, and in the region (at least what we've eaten of it). We certainly had no expectation that folks who've lived all (or much) of their lives here would find interest in my babble about -- and Dave's images of -- the edible delights that are merely everyday food to them. Whether we're covering food in KL, or Saigon, or Bangkok, when a local finds what we have to say and show worth a read, well ... that's one of the highest compliments, I think.
A bonus for me is an intro to blogsmalaysia, which offers a little insight into all sorts of aspects of Malaysian life. A quick visit turned up links to everything from a serious rant about famous bloggers hogging blog fame (wouldn't know about that) to a heartfelt narrative about an interfamilial clash of religious cultures sparked by a loved grandmother's passing. Interesting stuff -- blogsmalaysia is a must-visit for anyone whose curiosity about this country extends beyond food.