"Creamy smooth and cool!"
Ice cream parlours were few and far in between few years back, but take a look any urban centre nowadays and you're bound to see a few. It runs the whole gamut too: smooth gelatos, luscious full fat ice creams to many flavours of frozen yogurt. There's something for everyone out there. So here's one more: Softserv Ice Cream and Dessert Bar in Uptown Damansara.
I am a sambal fiend.
I love sambal in all its forms and the hotter, the better. Sambal, I firmly believe, is one of the greatest gifts that this region of the world has given to mankind. It's easy to see why. A good sambal is a rich, delicious mix of the best of South East Asian flavours. It is altogether savoury, sweet, tart and of course fiery. A good sambal will instantly lift a boring dish
. It even works well with various kinds of cuisine too.
So it was with great pleasure that I discovered Aleeya's Kitchen during the recent Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Aleeya Zailan makes a range of superb sambals in her own kitchen and sells them online via Instagram
, and they also frequent food events and fiestas. Buy one of this...
Their tagline goes: 'Pedas Giler Masuk Hospital
' which translates to, literally, 'So Spicy You'll Go To The Hospital'. With such a tagline in place, of course I was reeled in. At the event they served samples with a simple rice congee. Aleeya has three main sambals: Cili Berlado, Sambal Belimbing Pahang and a crispy Pucuk Ubi Goreng Nogori. The sambals are excellent even with… Continue reading »
The 7th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is on-going folks. We were there on the first day to check out the fun and of course, food. The Purple Zone is where to go to fill your hungry teams. Check out the map here
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Here’s a simple ‘lauk’ to make on a weekday when you just want a quick and tasty dish. This dish is delicious with white rice and sambal belachan, or have it on top of simple noodles, or heck, make a sandwich out of it. The juicy chicken and spicy chillies goes well with the earthy mushrooms. Try this today! More »
Best French Toast ever. There I said it. But let me digress a bit. Franco is a new Japanese-Western cafe that's opened up shop in The Curve and One Utama Shopping Centre. The cafe is cosy and hip(ster) and just about perfect for a lazy afternoon lunch or a quick dinner. The menu is surprisingly not too extensive (as usual with chain cafes or restaurants). The real high-lights here are the sweets.
Their 'Franco' French Toast is, to me, the best iteration of French Toast I've ever had in KL. Super tender, wobbly chunks of eggy bread are stacked on top of one another and dusted with icing sugar. It's served with syrup on the side and a dollop of the richest, creamiest whipped cream I've ever had. It's a breakfast and dessert all rolled into one. This is so damned good I feel like going there right now to stuff my face in it.
BEST FRENCH TOAST EVAAAARRRR..
But I'll probably end up in a dilemma because their souffles are so delicious too. Just check out this picture below:
The Chocolate Souffle is decadent, rich and so light as it comes jiggling to your table. It's packed full of chocolate flavour. You'll feel like you've just died and went to a chocolate utopia somewhere… Continue reading »
On 12 – 15 March 2015, get ready for a cool event coming your way. In conjunction with the 7th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015, FriedChillies is curating… a food truck fest! That’s right folk, the hottest thing in the local F&B thing since the burger bakar craze will be present and strong at Putrajaya next weekend. It'll be an awesome fun weekend with loads of activities. Up, up and away!
In addition to those cute balloons taking off into the sky, make your way over there and be ready for fun family activities like concerts and performances and also a helicopter ride. You could also camp out and have a picnic there as well.
Of course, FriedChillies is bringing great food trucks over as well. The local favourites will be around such as La Famiglia and Cowboys Food Truck, and they'll be joined by more than 20+ food trucks including the grand debut of food trucks from ThymeOut and Babarittos! The variety will be great too. You want fried chicken? Burgers? Pizza? You name it, you got it. There'll be something for everyone at the fiesta. This was last year. Expect more fun this year!
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Pisang goreng cheese stalls, literally fried banana fritters with gooey cheese on top, seem to popping up like mushrooms lately. It's easy to see the appeal, of course: hot banana fritters, doused in liberal lashings of chocolate sauce or honey or condensed milk and topped with salty gooey cheese... man, it's yummy to just write about it. Since there are so many of them around now, here are our favourite five! Pisang Goreng Cheese. Taking over KL by storm. ANH Pisang Goreng Cheese
KSSK Street Corner, Taman Bullion near Batu Caves
Tucked in this neighbourhood near Batu Caves is a little community food court, and in this community food court is ANH Pisang Goreng Cheese. They have 7 flavours: the usual suspects like chocolate, caramel and honey, but also strawberry, blueberry and even OREOS! This is definitely one for you sweet-tooths. Topping variety aside, ANH has one of the yummiest bananas as well. Pisang abu is lovingly dipped in a batter and fried to a crunchy, crispy delight. The flavours here are well balanced and they fry fresh to order, too. Banana Cheese
Food Court Taman Kosas, Jalan Kosas Utama 2, Ampang
These folk are one of the earliest pisang goreng cheese stalls in KL. They offer 2 flavours only: original (cheese) and with chocolate. At RM5… Continue reading »