"Authentic Arab tastes, for Malaysian tongues"
“This is the secret to my nasi Arab,” says Kak Hasnah as she showed us some foil in the palm of her hand. In it are some onion skins and a generous dollop of ghee. On it she puts in a smoking hot piece of charcoal, bundles it up and inserts it in her huge pot of simmering rice. This restaurant - and it's nasi arab - is one of Gombak's best kept 'open secrets'.
This looks like a non-descript, run-of-the-mill omellette, but like the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. Or an omellette by it’s crust! Inside is a spicy, tangy filling of chicken cooked in Thai tom yum paste, and spiked with chillies and shallots. This is our shoutout to ‘Telur Bistik’ and boy is it absolutely delicious! More »
It's no surprise that the more knowledgeable we become about food, the more we want to choose what's best for us. Hence the growing concerns on sustainable farming and animal husbandry. Ideally we want foods that are not only good for us, but also doesn't do harm to the environment it was grown in. Ladybird Organic Farm in Broga is one such place where… More »
Fresh fish is amazing when roasted! This simple yet delicious recipe makes use of banana leaves to keep the fish moist and juicy. The spicy marinade on the fish will give the flesh an amazing flavour. We roasted our fish in an oven at high heat but if you’re up for it, use a nice charcoal grill for an extra depth of flavour. More »
"Authentic Thai flavours."
Just below the shining beacons of light that is KLCC, Kampung Bharu almost seems like a place trapped in time. The enclave is still populated with wooden houses decades old. Kampung Bharu was always known as a hotspot of makan places, and that too thankfully, hasn't changed. It is probably still THE place to go to for tom yum restaurants. And one of the best is Sukhumvit.
Everyone loves a fabulous strawberry tart! It’s super impressive looking and tastes incredible. This recipe is simple enough to make that your kids can help you with it. It makes a lovely dessert or for afternoon tea. You’ll soon find out there’s not enough for everyone! More »
"Scones the way it should be: buttery and tender!"
Miss Ellie Tea House is situated in a quiet housing area, amidst a row of shop houses. It has a charming, unassuming frontage with a small sign designating the name. Step inside though, and it feels like you stepped onto a Harry Potter film set! It’s all decorated with lovely china and glassware, books and retro furniture. The place reeks of charm and I couldn’t help but feel at home. It's also one of the few places left where you'll see the owner not only cooking, but personally greeting and serving guests too...