I know my usual hangouts to take the missus for a lovely night out, but in an interesting conversation with a couple of friends recently, I was intrigued to find out where some of our most loved food bloggers go to get some spice for a little romance. A couple of phone calls and emails later, here is a list of interesting places other people go to,… More »
Ayam Masak Merah is so easy to make that it has become a popular dish to cook among Malaysian students overseas. Yummy and tangy, this popular homesick remedy is simple and can be made with minimal fuss. More »
In such a buzzing city, privacy sometimes is at a premium. There are restaurants that wow you with décor and flamboyant gestures of love and there are those that allow you to get to know each other. Where the music is not too loud, service is prompt but respectful. You can hold hands and feel like the only people in the world. We find that Bangsar… More »
UPDATE: Ril's at The Warehouse, unfortunately, aren't in operation. Good news is that they're at Bangsar now, and are still a pretty nice place for a romantic time out. Check out our review!
Ah... romantic restaurants, the one most googled not only near Valentine's… More »
"Eyes and cheeks are the best bit..."
Artfully tucked into an alley, Big Tree Lin Kee is not the easiest place to find. Right after you drive past the turn-off into Jalan Waras 3, you’ll see a big yellow sign written in Chinese with a big arrow pointing right into the alley. Follow it up the road and pray hard for an empty parking spot. Then grab a seat and get ready for one of the best steamed fish you’ll ever have in the Klang Valley. Big Tree Lin Kee have been around for about 7 years. Named after the matriarch of the family, Lin, their steamed haruan fish heads are the major star attraction here. Haruan has wonderfully smooth and soft flesh characteristic of river fish. It’s also relatively cheap and good for you, as it’s a popular pantang and post-op meal option.
The most popular ways to have it here are either with the brown fermented bean sauce (cheong cheng) or with minced ginger. We ordered both, along with a whole host of other dishes.
The soup arrived first, a deliciously herby watercress soup. Red dates or jujube fruit gave it textural interest, while the chunks of pork give the soup its body. The stir-fried kangkung belacan here is one of the best we’ve had – fresh, crunchy, with just the right amount of kick from the belacan and the chillies. The stir-fried sweet potato leaves were also fresh, if not a touch bland. The tofu was a quick favourite as its crunchy-on-the-outside-smooth-on-the-inside texture won us over with subtle hints of seafood and vegetables studded into the tofu.
So, romantic restaurants in Subang Jaya? Is it a myth or can you really find some cosy up, dim lighted, slow music, great service, fantastic parking, late closing and no kids restaurant to work that mojo of yours? Here are 5 places that will save your life when you come back home suddenly remembering that its your anniversary today or her birthday and… More »
Valentine's Day is around the corner and you're stump. Finding the
place for your celebratory dinner can be quite a task especially when you and your better half spend most nights in and rarely venture out for dinner. Don't fret, we got your back. Check out our list of cosy and romantic restaurants scattered around PJ. Take your pick and make… More »