"THE breakfast place to be in Kota Bharu"
We woke up and smelled coffee... in Kota Bharu. And where else would we be except for that most famous of kopitiams in Kelantan: the family run Kedai Kopi White House. Everyone in KB comes here for their fix of old school coffee and kaya toast. It's an institution and a local treasure. This place is old, and it looks it, too. But don't for one second think that's a bad thing. Nostalgia is a huge part of the appeal of White House. All the retro trinkets and signs bring you back to days gone by. I remember my mom telling me the place has been around since her childhood days... so that harkens back to the 60s. That's a long time for one place to be running any business. They must be doing something good then.
Spicy and scrumptious, this recipe is a great way to cook prawns without too much oil or kuah. The spicy rub will go brilliantly with the sweet flesh of the prawns. You can have it with rice, noodles.. or make a big bunch and have it as a snack for everyone to share. More »
"Sedap dih maké kat pantai ni
!" was what we exlaimed at Pantai Cahaya Bulan, Kelantan as we had some awesome beach-side treats
. Fresh seafood, cool sweet ice cream and refreshing fruit and drinks. It was an excellent
way to start a weekend in Kota Bharu!
Pantai Cahaya Bulan used to be known as… More »
A hearty, cheesy and meaty lasagna would set anyone’s appetite on fire. Just imagine one fresh out of the oven, with the cheese still bubbling. No wonder Garfield was such a fan. Lasagna is pretty easy to make at home too, so check out this awesome and simple recipe. More »
"The accidental burgerman"
Bobby’s behind-his-house burger joint seems to be many things. The local takeout for one, a neighbourhood hangout and of course a bustling business. Manning the grill almost single handedly, on a weekday Bobby finishes 8 packs of buns (a pack contains 40 buns) easy and it goes beyond 11 packs on weekends. His patties are grilled in a slew of olive oil. Sometime back he noticed that many of his customers left their burgers unfinished, finding margarine grilled patties a little too much to take. “Once I experimented with olive oil, I saw there were less leftovers so I stuck with it,” he explained. However, fear not. Like any good burger seller he douses his burgers with enough oil to fry it; and with grease from his patties what you get is still your much-loved street burger, sloppy to the point of madness.
The kids are hungry and they don’t want the usual rice and lauks. At the same time you don’t want to indulge them too much with convenience or fast food. What to do? Well, this recipe, of course. Meatballs and fries are popular with kids, and this recipe will bring some of that ‘fast food’ feel in your own home. It’s delicious, not to mention far better than ready-made-instant-stuff. Get your kids to help for some family fun. More »
It has been an emotional month for us Malaysians. One thing after another has knocked us, leaving us breathless that life is full of uncertainties. After the announcement last night on MH370 many are left bereft and perhaps like me unable to really process a tragedy that is close to home but at the same time feels surreal.
Food has always been a comfort in many ways, something that we still have in common once the mud slinging and politicking have died down. So grab your loved ones and enjoy something that is heart and tummy warming. Breakfast Eggs
Many of us go back to our childhood to comfort that reminds us of a more innocent time. Eggs give a shot of protein and antioxidants that wakes you up (hence it being common for breakfast). Be extra special to your household. There is nothing more comforting then some eggs (soft-boiled to many with white pepper and kicap) and toast cut into soldierly strips to dip into yolky goodness. Awake early on a workday? Go to your favourite kopitiam
with a colleague and enjoy kaya toast and a strong cup of buttery coffee together. Nasi Lemak Bungkus
We love our nasi lemak! And having one packed up in banana… Continue reading »