What to Cook

Mars Bar Shake

by Edwan S., on Thu, June 26, 2014

This shake has a rich, caramel flavour with hints of malty chocolate. An exellent use of a candy bar, by our reckoning. Make one now!

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Foodsters' Blog

PaRam Season Is Coming!

by Foodster X, on Wed, June 25, 2014 - 3:20:55 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
We're on the verge of Ramadhan, so that means it is PaRam (Pasar Ramadhan) season again. We've gathered some of our favourite PaRams of last year and our picks of the bunch. Here's hoping these stalls are open again this year. In the meantime when you do go to the PaRams, remember: be cool, buy only what you need, don't waste, and whenever possible bring your own tapau boxes.

Selamat Menyambut Bulan Ramadhan.

PaRam Stadium Shah Alam
Seksyen 13, Shah Alam

Probably one of, if not the, biggest PaRams in the Klang Valley. It's absolutely packed with vendors selling everything from drinks and kuih, to whole roasted lamb and laksa. Amza's Kebab is a mainstay every year, so do check them out.

PaRam USJ4, Subang Jaya
USJ4, Subang Jaya

This PaRam is full of fantastic choices. Practice some restrain, and go for some really cannot-miss stalls. Favourites here include Waris Mungkal for their stunning gulais, and Murtabak…  Continue reading »

Where To Eat

Mikey’s Original New York Pizza

by Edwan S., on Tue, June 24, 2014

"Pizza in KL just got serious.."

Unlike burgers, pizza hasn't really hit its boom... yet. Is it because they're harder to make or get right than burgers? We're not sure ourselves. However, there are some good independent pizza places in the Klang Valley. These are restaurants that have dedicated people making their own, home-made style pizzas. Often they taste better too compared to the usual 'delivery' pizzas from you-know-who-they-are.

Mikey's Original New York Pizza in Bangsar is one such place. It's a Mat Salleh owned place, as proprietors Michael Helfman and Andrew Belucci hail from the USA and have been making pizza since the 90s.

Welcome to Mikey's!

A dearth of good pizza restaurants was what prompted them to open up their own in KL. Ever since they started earlier this year, Mikey's has been getting some good buzz on social networks. The restaurant is clean and stylish, easily echoing an American-Italian eatery with its chess-board floor and brick walls decorated with old-timey posters and pictures.   More »

Foodsters' Blog

Nasi Lemak @ Al-Rafi Bistro

by Edwan S., on Mon, June 23, 2014 - 2:28:51 AM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
Nasi Lemak Mondays is back! After a few weeks of intense burger-stuff, it's back to Malaysia's all time favourite nasi dish. This time, try one from a Mamak shop..

One of the best things about nasi lemak is that you can eat it at any time of the day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper. There's bound to be some place selling nasi lemak. Of course you can count on the neighbourhood Mamak shop to have their own as well. Over a World Cup screening, I tried the Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng (RM7) at Al Rafi Bistro in Shah Alam.

I must say I was surprised as I rarely have good nasi lemak at Mamak shops. But this nasi lemak had wonderfully aromatic nasi, laced with onions and ginger and nutty with coconut milk. The deep red sambal is not too spicy. That perfectly fried 'telur goyang' is a highlight. Sambal, runny yolk and nasi is a killer combo. The Ayam Goreng is good: freshly fried, with a shatteringly crispy crust and juicy, flavourful meat inside. Just about excellent with some hot teh tarik. Definitely one of the better Mamak nasi lemaks I've ever tried. My only complaint is that it's pricey (of course...) and it looks, well, meh.

Al Rafi Bistro Seksyen 13
47-87 Jalan Badminton 13/29
Tadisma Business Park
40100 Shah Alam, Selangor  Continue reading »

Food Shows

I Eat Burgers Thanks Everyone!

Directed by CK Chun, Hosted by FriedChillies, on Fri, June 20, 2014 - 5:43:29 AM

You guys were AWESOME! True Blue Burger Fans! 18K people, 28K burger portions in 12 hours all gone.Friedchillies.com hosted the I Eat Burgers event on 7th June 2014 at Padang Timur, PJ

What to Cook

Cili Padi Spiked Walnuts

by Edwan S., on Thu, June 19, 2014

World Cup season means a lot of rowdy folk in front of TVs watching the game. More often than not, they’d be snacking. So why not make this spicy, savoury spiked walnuts? It’s delicious and far better than junk food. Goal!

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Foodsters' Blog

Bingsu: A Korean ‘ABC @ Caffebene

by Edwan S., on Wed, June 18, 2014 - 2:13:21 PM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
Caffebene is a coffee chain-store that hails from South Korea and just opened two outlets in Malaysia: one in Sunway Pyramid and another at Solaris Mont Kiara. We first got wind of it on social media. People were sharing pictures of something called a 'bingsu' (or bingsoo, or patbingsu). They looked yummy so of course we checked it out.

Clockwise from top: Cookies'n'cream, Strawberry and Coffee..

So what's a Bingsu? Well, the full name 'patbingsu' actually means 'red beans with ice'. So in all actuality, a bingsu is a Korean ABC! That's not putting it down though because they're quite excellent. Caffe Bene has three varieties: strawberry, coffee and cookies'n'cream. They all consist of shaved ice with a butt-load of sweet red beans. The toppings of course are what differentiates the flavours. Strawberry Bingsu is loaded with strawberries in stewed, chopped, syrup and sorbet form. Very refreshing. The Coffee Bingsu has a dollop of really delicious coffee gelato, cocoa crunch cereal, nuts and a dash of espresso (I think). Cookies'n'cream Bingsu is of course jam-packed with Oreos and cookie bits. The red beans paired well with all the flavours, I must say. Coffee is my favourite.

For RM12.90 you get a 'small' bingsu but I don't know why they call it small: they're huuuuge,…  Continue reading »


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