This is a traditional kuih that you can find easily at roadside stalls in Malaysia. It’s a rolled up pandan flavoured pancake with gula melaka and coconut filling. Pandan gives the pancake a lovely green colour and a wonderful fragrant flavour. More »
No one can say no to a chocolate chip cookie hot out of the oven. Especially when it’s soft, chewy, and gooey. Try these for a special treat. More »
"Sambal is sweet, almost like chocolate...."
One Sunday morning I found myself queueing up at a stall in front of a hospital in Seksyen 20 Shah Alam for nasi lemak. The stall' name is Nasi Lemak Pak Ayob, and it's quite well known as the few nasi lemak stalls where you have to queue for your food.
Nasi Lemak Pak Ayob started their business at the Seksyen 6 pasar, and as customers flocked beneath its small roof, they saw fit to expand their stalls to other locations. Now they have two other stalls at Seksyen 20; one inside a mamak shop, and the other here, beside the road in front of KPJ Selangor Medical Center. I've heard there was another location in Seksyen 13 (or was it 10?) but couldn't verify.
I guess one of the biggest indicators of success in food and beverage operations is whether or not you manage to open one or more locations, regardless of what type of joint you are: - stall, cafe, restaurant and so on. I think a lot of food sellers and owners would love the enviable problem of supply trying hard to keep up with demand.
They only open during the morning, as I unfortunately found out the night before, and you have to be quick as they run out pretty fast.
This is a simple one pot chicken rice recipe that you can make for a weekday dinner. The addition of shitake mushrooms and pak choy makes this a complete meal on its own. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see how easy it is to rustle up your own chicken rice! More »
"famous in Shah Alam...."
A confession: I have only ever had chicken rice of the Hainanese type. The one with soup, soy sauce and chili on the side, and a portion of steamed or roasted chicken on the side. So the chicken rice at Nasi Ayam Pak Mal was a new thing for me (forgive me for sounding a bit naïve this time!).But in hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have been so surprised. After all, one dish can have so many interpretations depending on where you go and who’s making it, right? Just take a look at nasi lemak, or mee goreng, or char kuey teow (though, for the record, I refuse to aknowledge the ‘wet’ version of char kuey teow as ‘char kuey teow) and various other local dishes.
There were plenty of people at the Seksyen 11 location, but thankfully seats were easy to come by. Apparently, they’ve been in business for over 30 years, and the place is very well known among Shah Alam-ians. That must be some sort of testament to their nasi ayam, so it was high time I checked it out. The menu is pretty simple. Aside from nasi ayam, they had soto and some noodle dishes.
So it was at Nasi Ayam Pak Mal in Shah Alam. This nondescript stall, located at the Seksyen 11 foodcourt near the Dewan Serbaguna, seemed at first to be like any other nasi ayam stall in Shah Alam. I was told they cook all their food at Seksyen 10, a stones throw away, where they also have another stall.
This quick curry is great for when you’re in need of something spicy. The flavours are bold and you can eat this on its own with rice for a delicious meal. More »
There's nothing like home cooked food. A dish that is lovingly prepared in a home kitchen will reign over anything you can get in a restaurant. That's why the concept of underground supper clubs are becoming popular in KL. Here, you get the best of both worlds, restaurant quality food prepared at home. It doesn’t get better than this!
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