Rasa Malaysia Featured in The New Straits Times
May 26th, 2008 42 Comments

Rasa Malaysia Featured in The New Straits Times

Savouring the Taste of Malaysia, The New Straits Times, May 26, 2008

Rasa Malaysia was featured in The New Straits Times, one of the two largest English newspapers in Malaysia. To read the article (complete with a giant picture of me sitting on top of the Rasa Malaysia homepage with a “quote” WOW!), please click here. My long-time loyal reader and supporter Toni Xe of KL Makan also kindly captured a picture of the newspaper for me. To read it on print, please click here.

Is it just me or newapaper adds 10 pounds to my face?! I have always thought that I have a melon seed face…well, I guess not! If I ever appear on TV, I am sure it will add 30 pounds, as this woman once claimed.

I only wished that my late mother could see this article…

Anyway, thanks to Rozana Sani at The New Straits Times for writing up this nice feature. What a great way to start off the week!

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42 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Salt & Turmeric says:

    woohoo & congrats girl! i agree abt the pic. it doesn do u any justice at all. is tht like an old pic or they actually sabotaged u? hmmm….

  2. Ministries in Asia says:

    Congratulations! This is a huge achievement that all bloggers will be proud of. Being new in blogging (just a month) I discovered food and travel to be very popular categories.

  3. Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners says:

    Well-deserved recognition, dear! Syabas! :)

  4. AppetiteforChina says:

    Congratulations! I agree that newspaper photos hardly ever do a person justice. Glossy magazines do a much better job…and I wouldn’t be surprised if you were featured in one soon. :)

  5. Kalyn says:

    Bee, way to go; what a great article about you and your blog. It’s true that photos from the newspaper usually aren’t that flattring, but actually I think you look very pretty.

  6. CK Lam says:

    Words of congrates from Pg. All Penangites will be proud of you. You look great…

  7. TikiPundit says:

    Congratulations! You have published great and entertaining food information for some time, and your photographs are exquisite.

  8. Mandy says:

    woohoo! Congrats Bee Yinn. :) You have certainly makes your mum proud.

  9. PabloPabla says:

    Apalah? Why they blow up your first so much? You look much nicer in person :D

  10. worldwindows says:

    Great stuff! Congrats!

  11. babe_kl says:

    congrats bee. you do deserved all the attention ;-)

  12. BuddingCook says:

    congats. read the article. very very cool.

  13. Zen Chef says:

    Melon seeds or not. You’re too cuute!! :-)
    Congratulations on the article. This is great!

  14. UnkaLeong says:

    Congrats Bee! I must say it’s truly well deserved!

  15. Peter says:

    Wow! Congrats! Getting in the NST is a Big Deal! :)

    By the way, I would totally buy your cookbook, simply for the Penang-style cooking I LOVE. You recipes are concise and clear… not to mention sooooooo yummy-looking! Get workin’!

  16. Camemberu says:

    Yes, I’d buy your cookbook too! :D Congrats on the NST coverage! That is a fantastic article! Keep up the good work!

  17. tigerfish says:

    So nice to read the article :D Aiya…that is why a lot of celebrities work so hard to be below avg build-and-frame so that they appear “just nice” for the camera and newspaper or any other media, But again, there are professional photographers (like yourself) out there that can do magic – knows the best angle to capture perfect shot.
    But one thing never change, your beautiful smile… 笑容很美很灿烂

  18. Barbara says:

    Congratulations. I’m sure your Mother would have been so proud.

  19. Br. David says:


  20. Precious Pea says:

    Congrats congrats!!! If you ever publish your own cookbook, can I have your autograph on the first page please??

  21. Ling says:

    You look fine! hehe
    and congrats for being in the newspaper.

  22. Piggy says:

    Congrats, Bee! You deserve it!

  23. Sharon says:

    Very big congrats!!

  24. Hazza says:

    I’d be happy to have my ugly mug in the papers no matter how they make me look!

  25. Jen says:

    bee – as tiny as you are, the camera would only make you look a little less waif like! :)

  26. buzzingbee says:

    A big applause to you for the featured article!!! Your effort will sure make Malaysian cuisine well-known around the globe. :)

  27. Botacook says:

    Congratulations! And don’t worry, your face is fine :)

  28. mycookinghut says:

    Congratulations!!!!!! Bravo!

  29. Nilmandra says:

    That’s fantastic! Congrats on the newspaper feature :)

  30. Criz Lai says:

    Congrats! That’s a great achievement for your great effort in putting up a great food blog :)

    Psss.. next time look straight at the camera.. might reduce some chubbiness. I had this problem too. Worst still.. double chin :P

  31. MyF says:

    proud to be malaysian! cool… and congrats! hope u have a cookbook of ur own soon! :-)

  32. Marianne says:

    Congratulations! You live in Irvine??? I thought you were in Malaysia. I have a son who attends Cal Poly so we’re often in San Luis Obispo.

    Anyway, ’nuff about me. I love your site. I frequently use your recipes to spice up my humdrum meals.

  33. mimid3vils says:


  34. Anonymous says:

    I am sure you will have a cookbook deal soon. I can’t imagine any publishers who would pass up an opportunity of working on a cookbook with you. Your blog itself is a “living and breathing” cookbook. I have tried many of your recipes and they absolutely work and never fail to impress…plus you already have ten of thousands of readers who would support you if and when you publish a cookbook.

    I root for you Rasa Malaysia. Good luck!

    - Jenny C.

  35. ChichaJo says:

    Woohoo!!! Go go you! :) This is well deserved…congratulations on the feature!

  36. noobcook says:

    congrats on your achievement! you look pretty ^^

  37. Jackson says:

    wow… u r famous!

  38. PenangTuaPui says:

    congratulation…. 2nd good news from Penang blogger…….

    I get to know lingie get featured in press too…. great work done…

    keep it up….

    we also need to push harder to make us fatty face feature on press toooo…… dun know the front page can fit three of us….


  39. mama bok says:

    Wow..!! famous..!! autograph please..??? and you looked really good lah..!!

  40. elmomonster says:

    Man. I’ve been away for too long. And look at you now! So famous! Congrats Bee. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving blogger and person.

    By the way, I just got back from Singapore…not technically Malaysia, but my God! So much great food. Some of the stuff I ate I tried because I had read it from your blog. Thanks for all the info you provide.

  41. Annie & Nate says:

    Congratulations on the article. The picture doesn’t do you justice!

  42. Passionate Eater says:

    What an accomplishment! I think your late mother DID get to see the article, but from heaven above. Even without the article, I am sure that she was the proudest mom in the world. Thank you for sharing the recipes and stories about your mother and Malaysia with us Bee.

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