‘Gula Hangus’ literally translates to ‘burnt sugar’, the name given to the cake due to the addition of ‘burnt sugar’ (caramel) into its batter. The cake has a lovely springy honeycomb-like texture and slightly bitter, dark caramel flavour. It is simple to make, great for afternoon tea or even your Hari Raya open house. Try this! More »
Just a couple more days before the first day of Hari Raya Puasa and you’re rushing to get everything done, you’ve picked out your outfit, set aside money for duit raya, but in the last-minute rush, you have yet to fill up your biscuit jars. Looking for inspiration? Not sure what festive biscuits and cookies to serve at your Raya Open House? Take… More »
Raya is almost here! We’re sure you guys are getting ready to prepare the Raya classics such as lemang and rendang. Why not add to your repertoire with this rich, decadent and spicy curry using amazing lamb cutlets? Tender, juicy lamb is browned then braised with aubergines in the curry ‘kuah’. Come on, Raya is a time to indulge after all. Try this at home, serve it with some rice pilaf or even plain ol’ ketupat and watch as your family and guests rave over it! More »
"Great buffet spread, affordable prices.."
Foodies are always looking for a good deal when it comes to looking for a place to get their next meal. Buffets are a favourite option as you get to sample a variety of dishes at an affordable price. At Island BBQ Steamboat, you can satisfy your tummy without even making a dent to your wallet. It's also tucked in a relatively quiet, secluded place...
Rendang Tok is one of Malaysia's favaourite local delicacies. This dry, slightly sweet version of rendang is most renowned as a Perak dish that takes lots of preparation and a few hours to cook. But what if you don’t have a few hours? We tried out MAGGI®’s rendang recipe and found it to be easy to follow, tasted great and takes much less time.… More »
Eddie (our chef-in-residence) and Honey (head of content) were busy testing recipes by Maggi in the last few days and here's our Top 3 we believe is pantas
and easy to make for buka puasa this weekend or even on a busy work weekday.
Maggi's Ayam Goreng Berlada
is just perfect for a quick dinner. It's got all the hallmarks of what we love. The chicken is fried and juicy and coated with a spicy, lip-smacking sauce. Who would've thought a simple ingredient set can yield such tastiness? You just need to do some basic cutting and all the ingredients are stuff you have in your pantry anyway, with the Maggi Chili Sauce.
For something even simpler the Maggi Ayam Masak Merah
is one of the easiest recipes you can cook up with, especially after a long day in the office, back home late and you need to whip something up real quick. All you REALLY need is the spice mix and water. Using chicken breasts makes it (kinda) healthy too. Add other ingredients as you to make it your own: onions, peas, whatever.… Continue reading »
Setiawangsa has always had a nice Param, and for 2015, it's no different. The best thing about Setiawangsa's Param is that it's quite varied in terms of selections. By our (admittedly rough estimation...) count, there's not more than 2 to 3 stalls selling the same thing. So it's a nice, compact param with great variety.
Best of all though, Param Setiawangsa is STILL one of the best in terms of value, even in 2015.
At Kuih Warisan Kak Ani, you can get a mix of 5 kuihs for RM2. That's great value especially since Setiawangsa is a stones throw away from central Kuala Lumpur. Granted, the selection is small but what there is, is tasty. Their kuih cara berlauk is savoury and lip-smackingly addictive...
As is their sticky, gooey and not-too-sweet kuih koci, here pictured still wrapped up.
If there's one smell that will hit your nostrils hard and strong and set off those pleasure receptors at Param Setiawangsa, it's the stalls frying ikan pekasam. The aroma is killer, I tell you! They fry the fermented fish in hot oil or smoking griddles with onions and dried chillies.
It's… Continue reading »