Gastro News

More than just chicken at Kenny Rogers

by The News Team, on Sat, March 07, 2009 - 12:06:41 AM, 0 comment
New Launches
Kenny Rogers Roasters now serve fish, yes you heard them. For a limited period you can get a Kenny Balinese Baked Fish promotional meal. This is pretty much fish fillet baked with their own concoction of bumbu sauce so it suits our spicy palates.


Like the roast chicken a Balinese Baked Fish meal comes with three side dishes at RM18.90. And you can also order your very own surf n turf version. For RM28.90, you can get the fish with a quarter chicken, three sides and their famed muffins.

KRR also delivers. Just call 1300-888-878 for information on delivery areas and orders. Delivery times is between 11.30am to 10.00pm daily.  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Kim Hoe Seafood

by The Foodster, on Fri, March 06, 2009
Seafood

"Hot and crisp omelette riddled with oysters"

It's been a while since any of us been to Pulau Ketam and we must say that nothing much has changed. At Port Klang we found the jetty that goes to Pulau Ketam and had to stand in a longish boat for a trip to the island. We passed a lot of mangroves on the way all the while taking in err… fresh air and the prevalent fishy smell. No prizes for guessing what we were going to eat that day.

First up we were greeted with a row of chicken feet drying in the humid air like a macabre art installation. There were also sea eagles on the hunt on a nearby island (probably been driven crazy by the smell of fish). On the mud flats just below the jetty were loads of tiny crabs and mud skippers and we even saw a green crab with purple limbs. There was also a small heron looking for a bite on the mud flats.

But lets get to the food. There's been quite a bit of mixed reporting where this restaurant is concerned but it's still full of people. So always an indication that a place is edible. First up, some mantis prawns cooked in batter. It had a more intense taste than normal prawns, almost like eating the head part of the prawn throughout. The way it was prepared reminded us a little of how they make sweet and sour pork. Then, from the restaurant next door came omelette with oysters. Again some friends mentioned to us that it's a bit of a hit and miss. On the day we came though, we found it quite satisfying and got a little tongue-burn from eating it hot and crunchy.   More »

Food Articles

Southeast Asian Flavors: Robert Danhi

by Aida Azizuddin, on Wed, March 04, 2009
Chef-In-Residence
This book is very thorough. The question that came to mind when I opened it was that, “can a gwailo teach you things about your own food?” Yes, he can. I am a little bit ashamed by all the things I did not know. Here’s a quick look through. Despite all the nice pictures, this book is a little like a textbook so you need to be a…   More »

Gastro News

The 1st AFFA is now open for votes!

by Adly, on Mon, March 02, 2009 - 3:44:11 PM, 0 comment
News
Its official! The 1st Annual FriedChillies Foodsters' Awards is on the way. With 10 delicious categories to vote, from which 5 categories are people's choice nominations (thank you to all who submitted their fav places), voting now opens until 22nd March before results are tallied and announced mid April 2009! Awards that are up for grabs include Best Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai, Kopitiam, Burgers, Char Koau Teow, Chicken Rice, Banana Leaf Rice & Crabs. Lock your vote in at http://www.friedchillies.com/afa…  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Kedai Makan Fathi

by Honey, on Mon, March 02, 2009
Malay

"Anyone for blue rice?"

Now here's the thing, if you're not from Kelantan and spend most your life as a West Coaster, the chances of coming across Kelantanese food in your daily life is sporadic at best. That is unless you really seek it out. So when in Kelantan, let your tastebuds go wild. Hence first stop from the airport should be this bustling little roadside stall selling all you need for a good, bracing Kelantanese breakfast.

They have laksam here and nasi dagang and nasi kerabu as well as all sorts of kuihs. They even have duck rendang and nasi Jawa which you eat with satay and kuah kacang (their version is of course sweeter). In amazement I watched local punters carrying plates laden with rice and lauks to their table (I am not even sure I can eat all that for dinner much less breakfast). All hail the magnificent Kelantanese appetite.

I of course had to try a bit of everything. Nasi Kerabu is the disturbingly blue rice that tasted really different from anything I’ve ever eaten- it’s so alien to me that it could have come from Venus and I’d be none the wiser. All nasi kerabu comes with its accompaniments such as sambal nyiok (pretty much dry-fried coconut with hints of fish), budu (salty, local fermented prawn gravy with chillis in it), bbq chicken, salted duck’s egg, bqq beef, ulam (a fragrant bouquet of local leaves shredded finely), fish crackers and solok lada (a boiled large chilli stuffed with fish paste).

It’s a real mouthful isn’t it? Frankly nasi kerabu is an acquired taste. Those who love it, dream of it at night while us lesser mortals try it and move on to something more familiar. Though the rice is okay enough, I found the pile of ulam that you're supposed to mix it with a little too herb-y. I much prefer the nasi dagang. The Kelantanese version is white glutinous rice speckled with lots of wonderful browns and khakis unlike Terengganu’s which is all white. Nasi dagang is one of my favourites eaten with a nice tuna curry (KB’s is of course sweeter but delicious). Here they also eat it with a nice chunk of duck rendang cooked until soft. It's barely 8am I and am eating duck slow cooked in oil and coconut and spices and who knows how much sugar. It felt a little wrong but its so tasty, I finished the whole lot in no time.
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Gastro News

Nominations are out for The 1st Annual Foodsters Awards!

by Adly, on Sat, February 28, 2009 - 5:11:00 PM, 0 comment
Announcement
Finally, after much compiling, deliberation and argument, below are the nominees for the 1st Annual Foodsters Awards in the 10 categories. We'd like to thank everyone who nominated their favourite places. A special thanks goes out to masak-masak.blogspot.com, www.awhiffoflemongrass.com, babeinthecitykl.blogspot.com & ^^Living in Food Heaven^^ for taking some time to nominate as well.

It was great fun compiling the nominations. We've even got some places we've never heard of that made it to the nominations.…  Continue reading »

Food Articles

Masak Lemak Ketam

by Aida Azizuddin, on Wed, February 25, 2009
Chef-In-Residence
I suppose you can call it Crabs cooked in Spicy-Coconut Gravy. Now everyone in my house likes, no loves crabs. My sisters when they come visiting thinks they've hit paydirt if I'm cooking it the day they mooch. Both my sons can eat it for lunch and dinner. Even my daughter who does not like seafood, sits for ages at the table cracking and sucking crabs.…   More »

     
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