If you've been out and about at food events or the city lately, chances are you've seen Sangkaya. Sangkaya's specialty is their coconut ice cream made from - yup, you guessed it, coconut. Coconut milk, to be exact. Pure, Thai coconut milk (or cream) is used to make their ice confection.
You can have it by the scoop but the way to have it is to go for the Signature (RM10). Three scoops of their coconut ice cream with shavings of coconut and of course, served in a coconut shell. The coconut ice cream is ridiculously delicious: creamy with a gentle sweetness and none of that 'muak' people often associate with coconut milk based desserts. It's super refreshing too. As a bonus, those coconut shavings are a wonderful textural contrast to the silky smooth ice cream and you can have it with a myriad of toppings: Nestum cereal, peanuts, corn kernels. They're all awesome.
Sangkaya has opened a few outlets at most hip and happening spots in KL. Check out http://www.sangkaya.co
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"Perfectly grilled steaks!"
For meat lovers there is no better place to meet up but Meatpoint. See what I did there? Okay nevermind. The important thing is that independent steak shops (you know, the ones not belonging to chains) are fast becoming a thing in KL, which is only good news for foodies everywhere. So, let's checkout Meatpoint in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.
"Fresh flavours, cool setting."
TTDI is chockablock full of cafes and restaurants. These makan places seem to have mushroomed this year, with a new spot opening up every month (well, almost). So choices are aplenty and one of the places you definitely should check out is Pickle and Fig. This cafe is definitely one of the nicest spots for good food and to hang out.
This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Juicy fresh tiger prawns are roasted to perfection to preserve their fresh, natural briny flavour. Excellent as finger food or as a side. Or toss it in your salads! Put out a bowl of these and watch them disappear in no time. More »
Temerloh, as a town, is pretty much like most small towns outside of the Klang Valley. Relatively quiet, less traffic woes and people here live at a slower pace than what we KL folk are used to. But beyond the sense of sleepiness that often besets small towns, Temerloh is famous nationwide for one thing: Ikan Patin... More »
Tilapia is an inexpensive freshwater fish that tastes a lot like snapper. It’s tender and mild tasting flesh makes an excellent companion to a strong, rich sauce like in this recipe. Make one tonight for a great main dish for dinner. Super easy and definitely damn tasty. More »
"Luxury flavours, not-so-luxury prices. Good!"
Sushi - maybe many years ago thought of as weird and unappetizing (raw fish, ZOMG no!) in Malaysia - is now a firm favourite for a lot of us. Part of it has been because it's become relatively affordable, even in KL (I remember a time when the only sushi restaurants were specialty ones, where you pay a bomb). Just go to any shopping complex and you'll find at least one conveyor belt sushi place. One of the best is of course, Sushi Zanmai.