Rendang Tok is one of Malaysia's favaourite local delicacies. This dry, slightly sweet version of rendang is most renowned as a Perak dish that takes lots of preparation and a few hours to cook. But what if you don’t have a few hours? We tried out MAGGI®’s rendang recipe and found it to be easy to follow, tasted great and takes much less time.… More »
Eddie (our chef-in-residence) and Honey (head of content) were busy testing recipes by Maggi in the last few days and here's our Top 3 we believe is pantas
and easy to make for buka puasa this weekend or even on a busy work weekday.
Maggi's Ayam Goreng Berlada
is just perfect for a quick dinner. It's got all the hallmarks of what we love. The chicken is fried and juicy and coated with a spicy, lip-smacking sauce. Who would've thought a simple ingredient set can yield such tastiness? You just need to do some basic cutting and all the ingredients are stuff you have in your pantry anyway, with the Maggi Chili Sauce.
For something even simpler the Maggi Ayam Masak Merah
is one of the easiest recipes you can cook up with, especially after a long day in the office, back home late and you need to whip something up real quick. All you REALLY need is the spice mix and water. Using chicken breasts makes it (kinda) healthy too. Add other ingredients as you to make it your own: onions, peas, whatever.… Continue reading »
Setiawangsa has always had a nice Param, and for 2015, it's no different. The best thing about Setiawangsa's Param is that it's quite varied in terms of selections. By our (admittedly rough estimation...) count, there's not more than 2 to 3 stalls selling the same thing. So it's a nice, compact param with great variety.
Best of all though, Param Setiawangsa is STILL one of the best in terms of value, even in 2015.
At Kuih Warisan Kak Ani, you can get a mix of 5 kuihs for RM2. That's great value especially since Setiawangsa is a stones throw away from central Kuala Lumpur. Granted, the selection is small but what there is, is tasty. Their kuih cara berlauk is savoury and lip-smackingly addictive...
As is their sticky, gooey and not-too-sweet kuih koci, here pictured still wrapped up.
If there's one smell that will hit your nostrils hard and strong and set off those pleasure receptors at Param Setiawangsa, it's the stalls frying ikan pekasam. The aroma is killer, I tell you! They fry the fermented fish in hot oil or smoking griddles with onions and dried chillies.
It's… Continue reading »
There's a lot of the usual same-old same-old stuff at the Pasar Ramadhans (Param) this year. Thankfully we also managed to unearth some new gems. This year's Pasar Ramadhan at Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) had the usual stalwarts and a couple of new tricks up its sleeve.
But first, this popiah stall. You'll recognize it easily: it's the only one with the looooooong line. The reason for this is two-fold. First of all, the owner, Mr. Shahiful, takes his time and ovingly rolls each popiah by hand, one by one.
Lovingly hand-crafted, one by one
Each one is filled with corn, taugeh, shrimp and a secret saluce. The second reason for the line is because people order the popiah by the bunch! But trust me, if you're up to queue at least 15 minutes, the popiah is worth it: fresh, crunchy and spicy. A perfect snack for iftar.
Make your way into the Param and stop by Kuih Peneram Pak Su, selling, well, kuih peneram. They're like little deep fried donuts made with a stretchy batter. It's sweet, perfect for post iftar snacking and best of all they're cheap: RM1 buys you 10 pieces. Little bits of yumminess!
The hungrier among you also have a myriad of options.… Continue reading »
This is the place you go if you are fed up of the bland commercial stalls in Klang Valley and need to find a pasar ramadan that punches your tastebuds and give you a bit more flavour. Simpang Balak.
Once a month in a year, the road along the Shell Station Simpang Balak turns into a food carnival serving local favourites from murtabak to inconspicous malay kuihs such as Jongkong (It's a higher grade than Tepung Pelita.)
Our top favourite here, this year,are the Kuih Jongkong stalls. There are 2 of them. One by En. Md. Noh and the other Putra at No 49. Made from tepung beras, gula melaka and wrapped in banana leaf, this hard to find kuih sells out fast. Normally around 6.30pm. Bulan ramadan is the only time you can pick up Putra's Jongkong. other times, its made to order at RM2.20 per Jongkong.
Hanif serves simple nasi Arab, both Kabsah and Mandi styles. Mandi is wetter and Kabsah is drier. Being the only nasi arab stall in Simpang Balak, this dish also sells out fast starting at RM14. Find them at Tapak 18 or follow their instagram at @simplekitchenkl.
At stall 17, try the Laksam.… Continue reading »
This stir fry is fast and furious to make. The flavours are bold and bright and go excellent with some hot white rice and a bit of sambal belachan. The sweetness of the fresh prawns are perfectly complemented by the fresh, crunchy snow peas. Ensure you have everything ready to go, and get that wok smoking hot. Fry away! More »
This is an easy yet popular dish amongst Malaysians. Great for days during Ramadhan when you’re just feeling too tired to cook something elaborate but at the same time still want to make something homecooked for Iftar. Fear not! There are lots of convenience items you can use to save time and effort in the kitchen, and we’ve tested them for you.… More »