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HOMEDEC Exhibition at KLCC Brings in Weekend Crowd

by The News Team, on Mon, November 17, 2008 - 8:39:21 PM, 0 comment
Events
The 12th HOMEDEC Exhibition brought in the weekend crowd to KLCC last weekend where more than 300 exhibitors were able to showcase their products and services related to home appliances, renovations and decorations. One of the more popular booths were the kitchen cabinet companies who were extremely busy attending to customers asking advice on designs and requesting quotes.


Wood & laminate flooring booths were also popular with the crowd. Some of the popular appliance makers took the opportunity to showcase the latest designs including the Pacifica Group which launched their Baumatic products and appliances during the event. They recently acquired distributorship from the UK originated company to distribute Baumatic appliances through their…  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Shook!

by The Foodster, on Sat, November 15, 2008
Western

"They have now started paying attention to their flavours..."

One thing great about FriedChillies is that we are lucky enough to be able to afford expense budgets for dining out. That means that we could write without feeling obliged to anyone because we pay our bills. I wouldn't say that it's huge, but it's more than enough to go back to our old favourites, revisit past reviews or try back restaurants that did not make it in our review list. Shook was one of the restaurants that didn't make it in last time but whaddaya know? Last time we dined there.. looks like they have pulled a couple of notches up.

Firstly, the setting at Starhill is absolutely fantastic. You have great high ceiling views and a great relaxing cosy atmosphere. According to their website, the open transparent concept and design was from Super Potato in Japan, apparently world famous. First time round, we didn't try a lot of stuff since we were happy to just soak in the place. Shook! claims that they "flirt with seasonal trends and boasts an adventurous fusion of east and west with Japanese, Chinese Wok, Italian and Western Grill show kitchens", so we decided to flirt with their Lamb Shank, California Rolls and Tempura.   More »

Gastro News

Fomca wants everyone to know where to get cheaper roti canai

by The News Team, on Thu, November 13, 2008 - 11:18:04 PM, 0 comment
News
Information should be given out on which restaurants are participating under the price reduction campaign. Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) president Datuk N. Marimuthu said that the campaign will fail unless participating restaurants inform their consumers they are part of this initiative.

He also suggested that a list of these restaurants should be posted on the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry website.

Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia secretary-general Datuk Dr Ma  Continue reading »

Food Articles

Seduce Women with Chocolates - Part 2

by Honey Ahmad, on Thu, November 13, 2008
Food & Sex
Now you’ve tried our chocolate cake and perhaps got her to eat it and then some. Or perhaps you need a bit more encouragement and tips. At the Foodsters’ HQ we’ve been busy experimenting with a few things. Check out below for 5 simple ways to use chocolates as a means to seduce.

1/ The Chocolate Tongue. So simple and effective.…   More »

Gastro News

Roti Canai, 10 sen cheaper!

by The News Team, on Tue, November 11, 2008 - 11:10:12 PM, 0 comment
News
The prices of nasi kandar, teh tarik and roti canai are being reduced as you read this. But here's the thing, the price reduction is on a voluntary basis.

Nasi Kandar should go down by 20 sen while roti canai and teh tarik should go down by 10 sen. All you need to do is to check the prices against the price-list in the restaurants. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad said its actually an offense for restaurants not to put up a price-list.

This government move is supported by Muslim Restaurant Operators Association (Presma) and the Malaysian Indian Restaurant Owners  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Mak Jah Corner

by The Foodster, on Sun, November 09, 2008
Malay

"The kuihs here are top notch"

The breakfast of champions for us Malaysians would be...Hold on a minute, there's nasi lemak or roti canai, or toasted bread, or meehoon goreng. There is so much to choose from that it's a wonder that anyone can get to work on time.

There are tons of places serving breakfast in KL. However there will always be one or two special places that you keep going to again and again because everything there is so darn good. It could be that makcik at the side of the road with crispy paru or it could be your favourite kopitiam. And you know that it's good because this is where everybody from all walks of life congregate. It's where people drive battling traffic just to grab some curry puffs to go. It's where after a great night on the town, you stagger for some gossip with your best friend.

Mak Jah Corner is one such place. Waking up extra early one Monday morning I found myself yawning at one of the tables. The place itself is very chilled out with about two rows of tables and chairs. The spread in front of me is not the largest selection I've ever seen but it's got all my favourites. There's nasi lemak, fresh from the cooker with lauks as well as nasi lemak bungkus for those of us who like to eat it the traditional way. There is an array of fried noodles and kuehs like curry puffs, apoms and talam. Right at the end is a guy flipping crispy roti canai.

Now let me wax lyrical a while on the merits of Malay roti canai. This is slightly different from Indian or mamak roti canai even though the ingredients might be pretty much the same. While a great mamak roti canai is fluffy, a Malay roti canai MUST be crispy. It must be round and not oily with a slight buttery after taste. Most importantly, it has to be eaten with thick slightly sweet dhal with a nice dollop of sambal right in the middle.
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Food Articles

Seduce Women with Chocolates - Part 1

by Honey Ahmad, on Wed, November 05, 2008
Food & Sex
It is a well-known fact that Aztecs worshipped the great cacao. I imagine- gold hued warriors with impossibly high cheekbones wearing almost nothing grinding elixirs of cacao and chillies, and then downing it scalding hot for courage. I picture that the finest brews, almost reaching chocolate nirvana heights given to plump virgins about to go for sacrifice.…   More »

     
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