Ooo... Chinese New Year, the time of year when I go back to Malacca and gorge on all manner of delicious things and cookies. There are many, many kinds of cookies that make their yearly appearance in a Chinese household but since I can choose only five, here are my essential, fantastic 5 CNY cookies. Kuih Bakul
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For this year’s Chinese New Year reunion dinner, why don’t you do something different? Whenever I think of making something that my whole family will love it usually involves meat of somekind, preferably red meat. Family dinners are not for people trying to be healthy. As a family we love eating together and usually when we gather we tend to overeat… More »
"Let the tossing begin!"
*Toss* for a prosperous Lunar New Year….*Toss* for a healthy year….*Toss* for greater wealth…*Toss, Toss, Toss*. The time has come again for us to enjoy Yee Sang delights and toss for greater prosperity! At Zing my delicious lunch started off with a Yee Sang consisting of strips of raw salmon, mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. As soon as it was placed on our table we eagerly grabbed our chopsticks and tossed it around messily on the platter chanting well wishes for the New Year.
We then were presented with pickled papaya to nibble on as we waited for our meal to make its appearance. The paper thin slices of papaya were crisp with notes of sweet and sour. As I was happily crunching away, beautiful individual appetizer platters made their way over to our table. On each plate there is a soup spoon holding a Sichuan dumpling, soft shell crab fried in a light batter, and lightly stewed mixed vegetables with scallops. The dumpling is spicy and sweet filled with prawn; a definite dim sum treat. The deep fried soft shell crab tempts even the health freaks with its deep golden brown exterior. This platter was a promising start to the meal.
Zing’s signature roast duck graced our table just as the appetizers were being cleared away. It was love at first bite; the meat found under the lovely crisp reddish brown skin was succulent and overflowing with flavour. We were also told to order the Roast Lamb which is one of the chef’s specialty dishes and boy was I glad that I did! We were each presented with a single lamb rib, marinated in cumin and lightly seared then baked. My piece was so tender and fragrant I found myself checking with the waitress that it was indeed lamb. For side dishes we ordered sautéed spinach as well as braised mushrooms with mixed vegetables…although to be perfectly honest with you I can’t remember much of what they tasted like as the vegetables were overshadowed by the scrumptious meats!
Once again, Penang has asserted its position among foodies around the world as one of the top food destinations in the world. On the 11th January 2009, the prestigious New York Times
released results from their very own interactive survey themed "The 44 Places to Go in 2009
" in which Penang was voted 22nd.
However, readers of New York Times voted Penang as the 2nd best destination, behind Beirut. Under the food category, readers choose the island of Penang together with Beirut, Marrakesh, Mareema(Italy),… Continue reading »
Say “Heading up north” and the first thing that springs to mind is PENANG and FOOD. Yes, the Malaysian pearl of the orient is also the ultimate gastronomic paradise for most Malaysians. Ask any Penangite based beyond the state and they will proudly proclaim and defend their beloved hometown’s offerings to the death. Penang is the perfect weekend… More »
Yes! It's high time that our Malaysian food takes the centre stage! So, it's time to do an awards for all those lovely food people that have fed us tirelessly through the years.
We have about 10 categories and we want YOU to nominate 5 of them. We present you The 1st Annual Foodsters' Awards
, and the Foodies' Choice categories up for nominations are...
1. Best Nasi Lemak
2. Best Char Kuey Teow
3. Best Banana Leaf Rice
4. Best Street Burger Stall
5. Best Kopitiam
Please send nominations for your favourite seller or eatery of the above. If you want to explain why you chose them to convince us further, that Continue reading »
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