"Straight from the streets of Taipei!"
Shihlin actually refers to Shihlin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. It is to Taipei what Jalan Alor or Kampung Bharu is to KL: foodie heaven! So Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has brought to our lovely capital some of Taipei's favourite street food. There are outlets all around Malaysia now, often in shopping malls. It doesn't matter which branch you go to though. Food is consistently good across all branches.
This looks like your regular caramel custard pudding, but it’s actually sweetened with a gula melaka syrup for a local twist on a classic dessert. The subtle flavour of the palm sugar really brings out the smooth creaminess of this dessert. It’s easy to make, too! More »
One of the best things about balik kampung
is you get to visit local markets and see the produce. Of course there won't be that much of a difference compared to markets in the Klang Valley (maybe East Coast markets are, though) but once in a while you will come across unusual ingredients.
This year I was walking around the vegetable section at a market in Taiping, Perak. The sellers sold the usual suspects: fresh leafy greens like bayam, sawi and kangkung, to taugeh and various tofu products as well. Then I saw small plastic plates of what I thought were really tiny eggplants.
But as it turns out, they were actually purple cili padi!
I've never seen them before and if you have any idea what cultivar this is, do let us know in the comments. I bought RM1 worth (a tiny packet) to try them out. These pretty chillies had the exact hue of a good eggplant. Continue reading »
This fun, refreshing drink is a staple of ayam penyet shops. Here’s a simple version for you to serve to your guests this festive season. Making it at home means you get to choose how sweet or fizzy you want it to be. More »
Ramadhan has come to an end again. To be honest, this year's Ramadhan felt a bit quiet. Maybe people are just taking time to wind down, or could be because of some national tragedies. Either way, it has been a good bulan puasa to relax and reflect back on the more important things in life. We hope you had a good one, wherever you are.
Even so, here at Friedchillies, we hope we brought all of you some food-related fun. Maybe you went to one of the PaRams on our recommendation? Kelana Jaya
was still good, and we even found some
new(ish) PaRams which we were quite impressed
with. Awie Satar is a PaRam KJ institution of sorts
Maybe, too, you tried some of the recipes
we've been sharing this Ramadhan and made them for iftar? But hey, you can always make them for Hari Raya as well. Thanks to all of you who tuned in to our Google+ Hangouts as well! We made speedy kuey teow, pengat pisang and that yummy rendang… Continue reading »
Here’s a quick and easy recipe to serve guests when they come visiting this Raya. Delicious and quick to cook, it’s using stuff you should probably already have lying around in your pantry. Give it a go! More »
"Gorgeous, flavourful ice creams. Mmmm..~"
Now is the best time ever to be a foodie in Kuala Lumpur. Never before have we been so spoilt for choice as so many independent and artisanal makan spots are popping out all over the city. You name it they got it: bread, coffee, pizza, burgers… and ice cream. Which brings us nicely to Inside Scoop at Bangsar which has been around for close to a year. This must be one of the best ice creams in KL. The place itself is tiny but very cosy and well decorated. At the entrance is a white board wall of sorts where fans write down thank you notes and tributes. It’s pretty cute.