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Nasi Lemak #Throwback: The Best of Nasi Lemak at Uptown Damansara

by Foodster X, on Mon, October 06, 2014 - 11:54:45 AM, 0 comment
It's about a month away to the 2nd I EAT NASI LEMAK event! So let's do a little throwback for this weeks Nasi Lemak Monday..

Uptown Damansara (Damansara Utama) is a hotspot of eateries and cafes as well stalls and warungs. You can pretty much find everything here from high-end boutique cafes to of course, the humble nasi lemak stall. And the great thing is that there are all kinds of nasi lemak to suit individual taste-buds here.



This is Kak Hani's nasi lemak at the bus-stop

A while back Farah D. went on a nasi lemak food crawl in the area and came out with some treasures. Two of the nasi lemak spots even took part in our inaugural I Eat Nasi Lemak event last year (and hoping they're in this year too!). So let's check out what Farah found as the best nasi lemak in Uptown Damansara.

The big one is of course Village Park Restaurant. They're consistently rated as one of the best in KL, let alone Uptown. Easy to see why: great fried chicken and excellent service. The sambal is a secret recipe made fresh daily by the owner, too.


It's what Village Park is famous for.

There's also Kak Hani's stall near the bus-stop. This small stall (and her husband, who sells the…  Continue reading »

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Baking 101: 3 Things You Need To Know To Get Started

by Edwan S., on Wed, October 01, 2014
Chef-In-Residence
One of the greatest things in the world to a food lover is the moment a freshly baked loaf of bread or delectable cake comes out of the oven. The smell hits you just right and you find yourself salivating over the prospect of eating it. Even watching people bake can be inspirational and make you want to start baking yourself. So before you invest in…   More »

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Stif Fry Surf and Turf

by Edwan S., on Tue, September 30, 2014
Asian

Surf and turf in culinary terms refers to a dish that mixes seafood (the surf) and meat (the turf) together. The most popular kind is a steak with a lobster tail on the side. But we decided to give it an Asian twist and make a savoury and spicy stir fry with beef bacon and shrimp. The mushrooms give it a great earthiness that brings the whole dish together. Delicious!

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Nasi Lemak Nayan, Lenggeng, NS

by Edwan S., on Mon, September 29, 2014 - 11:39:19 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
Out of KL we go for this week's Nasi Lemak Monday...

Think of a sambal that you get with nasi lemak: it's almost always sambal ikan bilis or sotong, and at the furthest stretch would probably be sambal kerang (which itself is often an add on lauk rather than standard). But at Nasi Lemak Nayan, they give you... sambal ikan keli! (catfish sambal!)

From KL we went to the little town of Lenggeng near Seremban. After losing our way for a while, we asked directions. "Terus jo, lopas Pos Ofis tu masuk kanan. Nampak banyak keto parking and Cino ramai tu, tu la kodai dio," said a resident Negeri Sembilan lady. I'll translate: "Just go straight (from where we were) and turn right after the Post Office. Once you see a little shop with lots of cars parked and plenty of Chinese people, that's the place."

So we found it eventually. A small, family run business, Nasi Lemak Nayan is only open on weekend mornings. Even then the nasi lemak pretty much runs out after 9am. So come early if you want to try. The roads leading here are smooth and during early mornings are cool. Great for window down driving or motorcycling.


Classic packaging!

Take a packet of nasi lemak. It only costs RM1 per packet. The nasi lemak is freshly packed and is still steaming…  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Restoran Sri Paandi PJ

by Edwan S., on Fri, September 26, 2014
Indian

"Curry-induced nirvana!"

Banana leaf rice is as 'up there' as nasi lemak or char kuey teow when it comes to favourite makan-makan choices amongst Malaysians. It's easy to see why too: a heaping pile of rice, customary selection of vegetables and gravies and if you want, great side dishes of the fried or curried kind. Sri Paandi in Section 11, PJ is no different. This restaurant has been here for more than a decade and was even involved in a 'Curry War' some years back!   More »

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Top 3: Burger Joints With Unusual Flavours!

by Foodster X, on Thu, September 25, 2014 - 1:14:30 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
A patty with cheese and the usual vegetables are fine and all, but every so often one might have a hankering for more unusual combinations. Peanut butter? Cornflakes? Who would've thought, right? But these three hot burger spots in the Klang Valley are all about unique toppings and flavours that work surprisingly well!

myBurgerLab
No. 14, Jalan 21/22, Seapark, Petaling Jaya, Selangor


I like black buns and I cannot lie...

Of course the crazy folk at myBurgerLab would top this list. When a restaurant has 'lab' in its name, you're pretty sure to expect some off-kilter and more unusual fair. myBurgerLab is famous for their 'experiments' that ultimately end up being delicious and satisfying. Burgers topped with lychees? Peanut butter? Even watermelon! It seems that the sky is the limit when it comes to flavours at myBurgerLab. Who knows what they'll come up with next? But we betcha people will be lining up for it!


KGB Bangsar
23, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur


Cornflakes on a burger give loads of CRUNCH!

This burger…  Continue reading »

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Kitchen Cheats: 7 Ways To Get The Best Chicken Ever

by Edwan S., on Wed, September 24, 2014
Chef-In-Residence
The most popular bird in the world is the chicken. Of course! It’s cheap and easily available and there’s a million-to-one ways of preparing it. That said, cooking it can be challenging if you don’t know some basics. So here’s how to cook the best chicken in your lives. Cock-a-doodle-delicious!

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