"Gorgeous, flavourful ice creams. Mmmm..~"
Now is the best time ever to be a foodie in Kuala Lumpur. Never before have we been so spoilt for choice as so many independent and artisanal makan spots are popping out all over the city. You name it they got it: bread, coffee, pizza, burgers… and ice cream. Which brings us nicely to Inside Scoop at Bangsar which has been around for close to a year. This must be one of the best ice creams in KL. The place itself is tiny but very cosy and well decorated. At the entrance is a white board wall of sorts where fans write down thank you notes and tributes. It’s pretty cute.
"A real taste of Morocco in the heart of KL"
Having operated the successful Hammam spas for some years, Adam Demnati and his partner Su En finally branched out to food (about time too, some would say). The Hammam Tearoom hugs the side of their Publika branch and boasts an extensive collection of reviving and therapeutic teas but that is another review. Today, I am here for the food. Moroccan food as far as my travels taught me carries warm spicy heat with deep notes of preserved fruits, namely lemons. They are heavy on other grains like couscous and barley. Their cuisine is often sweet to a Malaysian palate, gravies often thick and caramel-like with intense fruits like apricots and prunes distilled down and liberal scatterings of icing sugar and cinnamon especially on their pastillas (pastries).
Rendang Udang for Raya. How’s that sound, great right? Prawns might not be the most usual rendang ingredient but this bright, hot rendang beautifully highlights the natural sweetness and flavour of the crustaceans. It’s also one of the quickest cooking rendangs. Have it with nasi impit or lemang to wake up your taste buds on Raya morning! More »
I love ‘balik kampung’ especially a few weeks before Raya because I can hit Ipoh's ramadhan markets for local goodies. Here are my Top 5 I especially look forward to finding and bringing home for Iftar with my family. 1. Laksa Kuala Kangsar
This is very similar to Laksa Utara, a thin fishy broth flavoured… More »
A brand new burger joint just opened in Taman Tun. Harley’s brings California-style burgers to a city that’s already pretty mad about burgers. “It’s modelled after In and Out,” says Gan the owner of this brand. With operational outlets in Myanmar, the Harley’s in Taman Tun is the first in Malaysia. Harley's double beef cheeseburger
Here’s what you can expect from Harley’s. The patties are made from 100% Australian chilled beef (so it’s not frozen), made fresh everyday and grilled on order. Patties are thin but flavourful. The reason for this is so that it cooks faster (your wait time is minimal) and keeps prices affordable. A beef burger starts at RM6.90 and we’re talking quality beef here. “It’s fast food but not junk food,” he adds. The burger I tried on their 2nd night, buns soft and sauce complements the flat patty Basic menu at Harley's
I like that concept. Burgers come with a choice of 2 sauces, a classic mustard-ketchup sauce and a Harley’s special mayo sauce, that harkens a little of a 1,000 island dressing. Together, with soft buns, fresh veggies… Continue reading »
Kelana Jaya's PaRam is always one of the best, even last year
. It is no different in 2014 as we found out last week. So this is 2014's Top 5 at PaRam Kelana Jaya, as selected by us. Awie Satar
Yes, we featured him last year but Awie's Satar always deserves a second (third, fourth...) mention. He's back as usual at PaRam Kelana Jaya. This year he pulled a fast one on us as he told us his 'secret recipe'... which turned out to NOT be his recipe. Either way, it's always a pleasure to see him and enjoy his delicious, spicy and creamy satar made with fresh tenggiri. Rendang Minang Stall
This stall serves authentic, thickly sauced rendang minang cooked in big woks. Choose either regular beef or limpa (spleen). Either way it's a spicy and delectable treat. They also sell sup 'gearbox'. Fatty, creamy bone marrow is begging to be sucked out. Meat lovers will love this stall. Sengkuang Calit
How about a break from heavy… Continue reading »
We found adorable animal shaped pasta at a hypermarket and thought to make this yummy and kid-friendly recipe. As a bonus, it’s pretty healthy too. And sure, use some ‘adult’ pasta if you want but come on… animal shaped pasta! More »