"Sugar, spice, all so nice."
Bangsar is no stranger to good eats. Banana leaf rice
and almost everything in between. Now we can add desserts and pastries to that list because Jaslyn Cakes serves up some of the tastiest baked goodies in town.
It's not often that I find good nasi lemak bungkus at mamak shops. Here's one though from Restoran Ameer Ehsan at Taman Maluri. It's mysteriously non-branded i.e. there is no identifying stamp or mark. The waiters at the shop just said they get it every morning. Further questioning (and perhaps a language issue) yielded no further answers.
It's cheap (RM1.50) and basic: just rice, sambal and an egg. The rice is good - nutty and not too creamy with a crumbly texture. The sambal is great. Hot and laced with chillies and ikan bilis. It's hot enough that a drink of teh tarik afterwards gives your tongue and throat a nice, comfortable and slow burn going down. A good nasi lemak bungkus... even if the origins are unknown. I'll find out more with the next packet I have....
Restoran Ameer Ehsan
No. 186, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Kuala Lumpur Continue reading »
It’s about 11pm and just as people are settling in for the night, BK4 cranks up their engines. Tonight we are going behind the scenes in Bandar Kinrara to witness what it takes to produce 5,000 packets of nasi lemak ready for next morning’s delivery to various restaurants, eateries and mamak stalls. This little nasi lemak factory is a shoplot- the… More »
You wouldn't think of Malaysia as a country that produces dairy. Tofu? Of course. Tempeh? Yeah, just down the road if you wanna know. But dairy? Nope, not really our thing. A lack of really great milk to use is a factor too. But that's all changing as I write this, because now there is a local dairy-producer with - what we believe - the best milk in… More »
"East Coast deliciousness in KL"
Nasi dagang - travellers rice - is a pretty popular dish. But maybe some of you folk didn't know that there are two kinds: the Kelantanese version, and a Terengganu one. Now the Kelantan one you're familiar with of course: it's the red one, often served with gulai ikan tongkol. But the Terengganu version is quite tricky to find in KL. So bless Restoran Gamelan at Ara Damansara, as they have a superb Terengganu nasi dagang.
It's a Nasi Lemak Monday...
Nasi lemak is fun when you have a range of lauk
and rendangs and fried stuff
. But I also absolutely love 'quintessential' nasi lemak stalls. You know, the ones that pop up every morning or night and sell just no frils nasi lemak. Like this one, Nasi Lemak Saleha Kampung Pandan.
It says there Kampung Pandan, but I've never been to the stall or shop there. The one I bought here, I found at Jalan Pandan Indah 6/8. It's a wee stall propped up at a busy intersection between the main road and some houses. It's a great nasi lemak and only RM1.30.
The nasi is slightly sticky, but packed with nutty santan. The sambal ikan bilis packs quite a punch! It's spicy and tart, with a hint of sweetness as you chew. It comes with some crunchy slices of cucumber, a wedge of hard-boiled egg and some peanuts. Pretty simple, pretty darn delicious. This is also a nasi lemak that would go excellent with a side of hot fried chicken.
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Everyone takes photos of food and posts them to social media nowadays. There are social media accounts dedicated entirely to food shots
. Smartphone cameras are making it easier than ever to take beautiful, share-worthy food photos... More »