"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.
"Delectable treats at not-so-KL prices.."
I have to admit I have a sweet tooth. Even after a big meal or chicken or pasta or nasi campur or whatever, I'm always hankering for something creamy and sweet and luscious. So it's no surprise that I'm constantly on the lookout for a dessert spot in KL. Even if it's just for ice cream.Thankfully KL is loaded with good places to indulge in my sweet tooth. I found one tucked away right in busy Pandan Indah: Fougasse Boulangerie & Patisserie.
"Pulut Kuning - the golden rice of Malaysia..."
Looking for something different for breakfast? Wrapped up in fragrant banana leaf, bright yellow and steamed to perfection, Kak Ana’s Pulut Kuning is a dish that is a great alternative to the usual nasi lemak. Coming from a long line of Kelantanese cooks, it was only natural that Kak Ana decided to continue the family tradition. About 18 years ago, she decided to set up a stall in Taman Tun...
Slap bang next to the Marriott Putrajaya is this new huge shopping mall that will definitely make your head turn because its so huge and supposedly in the middle of nowhere. But then again, this location proved to be quite strategic as people all the way from KL to Seremban come shopping here. The local concept shops are fresh (some of them), there's an ice rink, parking is easy (for now-lah) and there a host of new food that you can try. Here are the Top 3 things we like to munch there. Magnum Ice Cream, GE-3, Ground Floor
On weekends, the lines gets to be about 30- 40 people long nonstop. Why? because you can custom make your magnum ice cream with a variety of toppings from rose petals to chili flakes. A maximum of three toppings per ice cream. You get to select the ice cream base (vanilla or chocolate), then select the dip (dark, normal or white chocolate) then select the three toppings you want. The Magnum staff will then build the ice cream right in front of your eyes until it becomes like this!
It costs about RM10 per ice cream but then you think... izzit too expensive? Ask the 40+ people queing for theirs... I think people don't care how much this cost really. They just want their pretty ice cream. Cornery, LG-K9, Lower Ground floor
yeah, the name is kinda corny isn't it?… Continue reading »
Here’s a favourite of many a Chinese restaurant. Kung Pao Chicken is dish from the Szechuan province in China. There are many variations throughout the world nowadays, but they always feature chicken, nuts and chilli peppers. Here’s our take for a simple, quick version of this spicy and savoury dish. It’s excellent with hot white rice! More »
Vindaloo is a dish with origins from Goa, India. But it’s best known in its British curry house form all around the world. This version is easy to make but still packs a great punch from the spices and a rich, lingering heat. Vindaloo is known for its spiciness, and this version will definitely knock your socks off… and keep you coming back for more. More »
You know what's a diamond in the rough? It's a gem that's hidden, or unpolished, or basically a saying that means something wonderful that's remained hidden or unpolished. This term applies to the food world too of course. I found one such diamond in the back streets of Taman Maluri.
Kak Diana Sharif sells nasi lemak from a table along Jalan Jejaka 9 Taman Maluri. She sets up her table in front of a Chinese restaurant that closes for the evening. Yup, she only sells in the evening. But her nasi lemak is a hot seller in the area. She opens from around 5pm, and normally by 6pm she'll run out.
Her nasi lemak is delicious, and that is why she runs out fast. The rice is nutty with santan with a great creaminess and fragrance hallmark of a good nasi lemak. The sambal is superb too: deep red and tasting of slow-cooked onions and chillies, it's rich with flavour and hot as hell too, which plays well with the nasi. She also sells a killer sambal ikan sardin made with fresh fried sardines and a roughly chopped, spicy sambal. The other condiments to the nasi lemak are all good. If ever you find yourself in the Taman Maluri area around 5pm, you owe it to yourselves to try this.
It's a diamond in the rough.
Nasi Lemak Kak Diana
In front of Restoran Xang Kee
Jalan Jejaka 9 Taman Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Continue reading »