One of the best Masala Chai (literally "mixed-spice-tea") I have ever tasted was in Singapore years ago. On my way to the Philippines for vacation my Mom and I had a stop-over in Singapore for few days. It We went to Little India for sightseeing and stopped by in a small coffee and tea shop for a chai in the afternoon. We ordered some Samosas for a snack and Marsala Chai instead of coffee. Besides the delicious Samosas, that chai we've got in that small shop was perfect. Strong, slightly sweetened and with the right blend of milk. Every time when I have that kind of Masala Chai, every sip brings me to that perfect afternoon with my Mom in Singapore's Little India.
We already have November 1st and I still can not believe that Christmas is waiting the next corner. Something I hardly can wait for is my next vacation in Los Angeles later this month. It's been a decade since my last US visit. The last 10 years I have travelled Europe and Southeast Asia but now it's time to see my family and Los Angeles again.