Michael Helfman had an epiphany one fateful day on a beach in Thailand: it was the first time he had pizza by the slice in South-east Asia. If people in Thailand can sell pizza by the slice there, what if he were to open a pizza-by-the-slice parlour in bustling metropolitan Kuala Lumpur?
"Being a New Yorker, pizza is pretty much part of… More »
A ‘bisque’ is almost always a thick, luscious soup made from shellfish stock. Despite the fancy name, it’s pretty easy to make. You don’t even need exotic seafood to do it. Regular prawns, some ikan kerisi and squid is enough to do the trick. This is a great cold-weather soup. It’ll warm you right to the bones. More »
A good steak doesn’t need much: salt, pepper, maybe a bit of mustard. That’s already delicious enough. But there’s no harm in serving a lovely steak with some sides. In this case, this warm mushroom and cherry tomato ‘salad’ really brings out the umami flavour of the steak, ensuring your every bite is juicy and oh-so-beefy. Get that skillet hot and make one today. More »
Let's enjoy some nasi lemak for brekkie before Ramadhan rolls around!
If there's one food that no one will have trouble finding it is, of course, nasi lemak. I think in just one neighbourhood anywhere in Malaysia, you're bound to find more than one Kakak or Abang selling it. In Pandan Indah, near MidPoint Shopping Centre is Nasi Lemak Amril.
Simple but spicy and nice..~
The nasi lemak here is crumbly ('ceroi' to some people) and not too heavy on the santan. The fried chicken is juicy and salty, but in the nice kind. Not the purse your lips and cringe kind of way. What I really love about the nasi lemak here though is the sambal. It's bright, rich and hot with the perfect consistency. Not too greasy, too. The other supporting characters are just nice too. The half boiled egg pre-sliced is a nice touch. A good nasi lemak that's available all day too!
This is Abang Ado... not too sure of his relation to the stalls' namesake, but the nasi lemak is great, and that is what matters!
Nasi Lemak Amril
Jalan Pandan Indah 1/23B
56100 KL Continue reading »
Kabobs are probably satay’s sexy second cousin. Juicy chunks of meat are skewered and grilled or BBQ-ed until slightly charred on the outside and perfectly cooked within. Try making this simple chicken version that’s spiced with cumin and paprika for a tasty light meal. Mind you, you might end up wanting to make more once you’re through with this! More »
"Not just a hipster cafe.."
With so many new cafes sprouting in the Klang Valley, it’s hard to differentiate one from the other. Yes, it’s a given, all of them offer great coffee but food wise, not many serve dishes that goes beyond the boring quiches and sandwiches. Fortunately, the good folks at Bandits Coffee Bar in Bukit Damansara are an exception, flexing their culinary creativity further than the usual latte art, with a menu displaying dishes that are both wholesome and tasty.
"The flavours of Bangkok on a plate.."
Let's get this straight: KL has no shortage of Thai restaurants, nuh-uh. Everywhere you look you'll see some variation of a Thai restaurant. High end, mid-end, your neighbourhood kedai tom yum. To put it simply, if you want Thai food (or a slightly bastardized version of it), then you're not short of choice. But if I have to give an award to most Thai-sounding, it'll go to Pormtip Thai Restaurant at Bandar Sri Permaisuri.