The Bahn Mi is one of the greatest sandwiches in the world
. It's a perfect marriage of East and West. The French baguette, fine-tuned and adapted by skillful Vietnamese bakers, is married to a rich pate and various meats. Bringing the richness of the filling together is often a fresh mix of pickled carrots, radish and coriander. A good… More »
This simple mushroom stir fry is lip-smackingly delicious. The King Oyster mushrooms (a thicker, chunkier cultivar of regular oyster mushrooms) are meaty and savoury, just bursting with flavour. Perfect for vegetarians, but basically irresistible to everyone. Make some today. More »
"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 »