No one can resist these soft buttery cookies! It’s light, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth good. One is never enough. More »
The curry wars is definitely heating up. Earlier today, Maggi launched a spanking new Maggi Goreng 'Kari Ori' which they hope will woo people from competing brands to theirs. The space has been getting quite competitive lately. Not that I am complaining. We even have a category specially for Maggi Goreng in our last Love Your Street Food Awards
. Anyway, tastewise? Maggi goreng mamaks out there will now have two additional ingredients to work with. They added a sos kicap manis and fried onions to enhance the flavour. Which actually works well when I tried it during the launch.
Like all instant mee goreng's, you know that there is no 'goreng' involved, right? So I asked Chef Muluk what's the secret to maximise the flavour for this 'Kari Ori'. According to the Maggi Executive Chef, the instant noodles must be blanched for exactly 3 minutes, and whilst the noodles are blanching, you immediately prepare the other ingredients on a plate. As soon as the noodles are done and tossed, mix it with the ingredients. Noodles must be hot.
It's gonna be on shelves of all major supermarkets in two weeks time. I contacted Rosalyn Simba who runs the Food Business Unit and she says that it's now already in Jaya Grocer, SJ Kota, TS Mega, Citymart and… Continue reading »
"Best nasi ayam on the east side!"
Nostalgia’s my schtick. Memories of food occupy my dreams, day or night, teasing me with the emotions they offered when I enjoyed them last, in the company of good people and the appropriate light of day. So when someone tells me stories of their food nostalgia, I perk up and lean forward, relishing in every little detail. “You’ve been going here since how long ago?” “You mean he’s always been in this spot?” So on.
I’ve lived on the west side of KL my entire life, which means that my stories are firmly rooted mostly in PJ and its surrounds. But my social circle has been receiving a lot of east side friends recently, so I’ve been exploring what the eastern suburbs (especially Ampang and the like) have to offer. And with them, come their stories...
Nasi Ayam Isa has been in this quiet neighbourhood food court in Kampung Pandan since 1984, serving up some of the best Malay-style nasi ayam from either side of town. Many of my friends have grown up eating his nasi ayam – and yes, there is an Isa behind the counter still! It’s a fall-back lunch option, a weekend treat, a simple date, a family feast. Takeaway orders are common, but I recommend you have it at one their meja batu and enjoy it while sniffing the intense heady scent of chicken wafting in the air.
But let’s remove our rose-tinted glasses for a bit. Does it actually taste good? For those who have eaten Nasi Ayam Pak Mal, the setup is familiar. Chicken doused in red sauce, yellow-tinged rice, and a bowl of soup. Pakcik Isa (who hails from Malacca) tells me that the recipe was originally a nasi ayam Singapura dish taught to him by his friend, which he has modified over time to suit the tastes of his customers.
Born and raised in Penang, Bee Yin Low grew up watching her mum lovingly prepare delicious meals in the kitchen. Years later, she found herself working in Southern California trying to replicate her mum's recipes. But due to limited time and ingredients, she realised that she needed to simplify them, making them easier to make without sacrificing the… More »
Probably the best dessert in the world! This charming pie can melt your heart in an instant. Bananas and dulce de leche is a killer combination. More »
Durian overload? Alia shares her tip on how to cool down after a durian binge.
Opening the thorny durian can be quite a task. Alia shows you how to do it the right way.