by Honey, on Mon, April 13, 2009 - 12:42:09 AM, 0 comment Events
Finally after all those long weeks of planning and juggling 15 balls in the air, the circus known as The Annual Foodsters' Awards came to town. Well it came to Pannaz in a cosy little corner of Damansara Perdana but in our world of FriedChillies it's a big deal indeed, worthy of a Big Top, fanfare and dancing elephants on tightropes. It's our first awards of many to come to mainly celebrate the very best of Malaysian street food and mom and pop eateries. Before we get down to the nitty gritty of the night, we like to give a shout out to our generous sponsors, Maggi for all the lovely hampers and goodie bag stuff and HTC for their sleek sexy phones we used to GPS the winners. Also to Chef Anas of Pannaz who shifted out 80 main courses promptly and throwing in the canapes for free. A FriedChillies salute to all of you.
by Adly, on Sun, April 12, 2009 - 6:21:22 PM, 3 comment News
The 1st AFA Nite held on Saturday 11th April, 8:30pm at Pannaz, Damansara Perdana brought together many of the top food bloggers, fans of friedchillies and Malaysian food afficionados to celebrate the winners of AFA in the 10 fiercely contested categories. With 50 nominees contesting, the FriedChillies Team 'jumped' the winners several days before the awards nite at their very own restaurant or hawker place to give them an AFA Trophy engraved with their name, a certificate and a hamper sponsored by Maggi. Their reactions were filmed on camera and shown to the AFA delegates during the Awards nite. Here are… Continue reading »
If you are a Padma Laksmi fan, wouldn't you just love to be have the burger right now? Taken from a Hardees (known as Carl's Jr. in Malaysia) commercial from ol' US of A. You folks enjoy the vid... even better in HQ... Yum-mmyy...
This is a nondescript stall along a row of similar looking stalls. Other owners try to entice you to their establishments but this lone stall at the end of the row requires no hawking whatsoever. The crowd speaks for itself. It’s the only stall where patrons patiently wait in line to order, pay and collect their food without a word of complaint. Everything is self-service and waiting time depends on how many hungry souls are ahead of you. If you wish to be served then feel free to patronize the other stalls. But if you’re looking for one of the most authentic Kedahan/Pg fare in PJ town, trust me it’s worth the wait!
This is how it works. Go to the back of the queue and wait for your turn. Once it is your turn, the proprietor will take your order. Move over to the other side to pay and collect your order. Help yourself to the side condiments like prawn paste, cili padi, chilli sauce and lime slices to spice up your dish. Take your tray and walk to any available tables in front of the stall. Take note to only sit at the designated tables as the other hawkers tend to be territorial with the seating arrangement. A word of caution though – while waiting in line, be prepared for a visual array of yummy dishes being paraded in front of you. Only the strong-willed would not be tempted to top up their intended order, for fear of enduring that hellish queue all over again.
Due to its proximity to Penang, Sungai Petani food is rather similar to its more famous counterpart though there are subtle differences. The laksa here is served in a shallow bowl with fork and spoon. Soup is not as loaded with fish meat (as the Penang style would be) and comes with the usual lettuce, onions and cucumber. Help yourself to the cili padi and sliced lime condiments for that extra zing. Yup, definitely a nice fusion of Chinese and Malay influences here. After what seemed like an eternity, I finally got my bounty and sat at the nearest table.
Remember that song we sang during childhood? Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, 2 a penny, hot cross buns! But did you know that hot cross buns are traditionally served during Easter? Well actually they are served during Good Friday and the cross on the buns signify the crucifixion.
But set that morbid thought aside, other than… More »
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