Curry, or gulais in our local parlance, are a staple of the Malaysian table. I think there’s a version in every culture we have: Malay, Chinese and of course Indian. In fact the term curry can mean any number of different dishes! Well whatever the curry variety, you can bet that there are loads of delicious versions using a myriad of ingredients.… More »
The onions in this recipe are slow cooked until brown and crispy, then mixed into boiled pasta with some crispy breadcrumbs and fresh cherry tomatoes. Savoury and sweet, this recipe makes a great light meal. More »
Here's another round of Nasi Lemak Mondays!
There are plenty of anonymous stalls selling food in Malaysia. They're often called by their location rather than a special name. Case in point: I found this lady and her little stall at Persiaran Jati, Kota Damansara selling nasi lemak en route to work. She had several lauk: sambal kerang, ayam masak merah, sambal sotong and paru were present and accounted for. I asked for the nasi lemak with ayam merah.
Now I like spicy sambals and yay, this nasi lemak hit the spot. The sambal is hot and definitely wakes up your tastebuds on a Monday morning. The nasi is pleasant with a nutty flavour (although it was a bit undercooked... but I am told that some people like it this way?). The usual condiments were fine, too. Her ayam masak merah though is a bit of a miss: good flavour, but the chicken itself was a bit flaccid and overcooked.
Next time I should try her other lauk. This stall is located along Persiaran Jati towards Kota Damansara town centre, and it's opposite a Shell petrol station so there's your landmark there. Continue reading »
Maggi asked us to play around with their new Maggi Royale noodles, so here’s our take. But before that, for Malaysians, Maggi = instant noodles
. Maggi has become a generic term for almost ALL instant noodles regardless of brand. That’s how ingrained the image is to us. Their latest is the Maggi Royale brand of instant noodles that… More »
What’s good with a burger? Fries. And fries. But too much of a good thing ain’t good, ya know? So why not change the tune of your burger side dish with something different? Earthy, sweet beetroot is sliced thin, blanched and deep fried then dusted with some sea salt. A great side dish and snack is the result! More »
These crab cakes are full of delicious crab meat and minimal everything else. So what you get is crab cakes that are fully flavoured and with nothing to get in the way of its taste. Briny, fresh and addictive, make these for a great light meal or starter. More »
"Great value South Indian cuisine!"
The Indian food scene is mostly dominated by Mamak shops or banana leaf restaurants. And let’s face it, despite good food, those places are hardly have good ambiance. To get that, you’re talking high end Indian restaurants in KL. But that could change if Chennai Xpress has anything to do with it. Chennai Xpress is a small Indian restaurant in Damansara Perdana that’s been around since the beginning of the year.