What to Cook

Sambal Belachan KAW

by Edwan S., on Mon, November 25, 2013
Malay

Sambal Belachan: perhaps THE condiment of this country. Very few condiments gives so much flavour and spice to so many dishes. A good sambal belachan can brighten even the blandest of foods, and best of all, a good one is super easy. This recipe is pared down to the very basics, and is nuclear-strength!

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Where To Eat

Kulcats Barrio

by Acacia Daud, on Fri, November 22, 2013
Western

"Meet some cool cats who can cook!"

Kulcats’ chefs are derived from various respectable culinary backgrounds, with experiences in Holiday Villa Subang and a number of other restaurants around Kuala Lumpur. The union of their talents offers a fusion food menu, and as mentioned by one of the co founders, the dishes are presented with twists of Barrio flavour, and all food is delivered in generous portions to encourage sharing, interaction, and basically a good time. Truly, the portions per plate seems almost for two, and since the menu’s filled with a long list of offers, we’ll give you the top dishes to taste.

Pizza

Firstly, there’s the pizza. There’s a whole selection to choose from, but we were recommended their ‘Meat The Kulcats’. Handmade thin crusted dough, with a hint of salt, baked to light, crisp bites. The slices are slathered with tangy Pomodoro sauce and drizzled with gooey Mozarella. The pizza’s meat part comes in with its hefty toppings of spiced pepperoni, turkey ham and beef bacon, topped with a sprinkle of herbs. You can really taste the tomatoes and garlic in the sauce, and the pizza does the trick to aid your hunger issues with its flavorful bites.

burgers

Besides that, Kulcats also has burgers and sandwiches. Its ‘SloppyCats Burger’ though, includes a sloppy slap of chili corn carne, pickled jalapeno and jalapeno mayo. If you’re one to dig a mildly spicy zinger, then this one’s for you. The minced beef in the corn carne provides just the right level of chewiness to its lightly sour and peppery slop, and the jalapeno adds an extra kick to the cheddar and onions in the burger. Worth noting is the home made beef patty. It’s evenly spiced, and the patty crumbles quite easily upon contact. The burger buns can be quite dry, but the moist patty and heavy sauce makes up for it nicely.

lamb chops

As far as main courses goes, Kulcats’ selection ranges from teriyaki salmon, sirloin steak, to pan seared sea bass. But our eyes fell immediately upon its signature Kulcats Lamb Chop. The dish came in with two big lip-smacking shoulder chops, with side servings of salads and fluffy mashed potatoes. The chops are thick and tender, if a little chewy. But the seasoning that goes into the dish is deliciously done. It’s douse of sour and tart balsamic glaze is set off by the sweet rosemary in the sauce, completing the dish with moisture and aroma.
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What to Cook

Simple Ayam Pong Teh

by Edwan S., on Mon, November 18, 2013
Nyonya

This beautiful Nyonya dish is a classic and a local treasure. It is a dish that requires some time,  patience and TLC, but when it comes together, boy, is it worth it: Tender chunks of chicken, potatoes and mushrooms, simmered in a sweet, savoury sauce that is 100% delicious, you wouldn’t want to stop eating it!

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What to Cook

Prawn Olio Spaghetti

by Edwan S., on Mon, November 18, 2013
Western

Pasta Aglio Olio is a pretty straight-forward dish to make, but it can get pretty flat if not done right. This recipe, however, is packed full of prawn flavour and goodness! Best of all, the ingredient set is still pretty simple. This recipe is quick to cook, and just about perfect for those lazy weekday nights or weekend afternoons. Best enjoyed with family and friends, everyone will love this pasta dish!

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What to Cook

Carrot Chips

by Edwan S., on Sat, November 16, 2013
Western

School holidays are coming around, so why not come up with a fun and healthy snack to do with your kids? This irresistible recipe is a perfect healthier alternative to junk food when you get the munchies. It’s super easy to make, plus, it’s a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables!

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Foodsters' Blog

Kamal Mee Goreng Mamak Joins Pak Nasser and Uncle Chin on AirAsia

by The Foodster, on Fri, November 15, 2013 - 5:49:59 PM, 0 comment
Quickie Review
AirAsia Girls on Show


After Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak and Uncle Chin Chicken Rice, AirAsia is now introducing Kamal Mee Goreng Mamak. Available on air on all flights by AirAsia (not X). They launched a slew of other stuff but its the mee goreng mamak that we love. This yellow noodle fried furiously in a wok indian muslim style is a favourite amongst Malaysians as a late dinner snack and AirAsia's version is filled with chicken bits, fishcake, tauhu (beancurd), eggs and cauliflower.

It's available now and AirAsia explains three reasons who you should pre-book ahead instead on inflight. Firstly, you get 20% off the retail price, secondly it guarantees you the mee goreng mamak onboard and lastly you get to be served first. All pre-book meals will be given a 100ml mineral water free of charge.

Now you may ask why did they named this after 'Kamal'. According to AirAsia, apparently Kamal is the name of one of the aircraft schedulers for AirAsia. One fine day Tony Fernandes saw Kamal's face and went "I have to have his face and name on the mee goreng mamak" .So there you have it. Tastewise, this is well prepared for aircraft food. Taste like the real thing. A bit spicy and salty on ground but should be quite allright 24,000 feet in the air. You do know that your tastebuds go slightly numb due to…  Continue reading »

Foodsters' Blog

Over 3,000 turned up for the love of nasi lemak!

by Honey, on Mon, November 11, 2013 - 4:41:42 PM, 0 comment
Photo Essay
Last Saturday (9th November) we packed a hall full of nasi lemak lovers. With us were 10 of the Top nasi lemak sellers in Klang Valley. [Video]

CrowdThe earliest birds came at 8.15am eventhough the event started at 9am and way past 2pm people were still calling to come

Friends and family who are seldom seen before 12pm woke up early to join us. People of all races and all ages came together for the love of something so simple as a scoop of rice, sambal and perhaps a fried chicken or two on the side.

There were queues.

QueuesBawa bertenang dan makan nasi lemak was our motto and yeah people were cool as cucumbers

But everyone pretty much got along and ate together, sharing tables. Old friends hooked up. New friends were made.

NasiLemakTanglin dishing out their famous lauk

The vendors too had a ball because they got to show off their craft (and they are our artisans folks, make no mistake)…  Continue reading »


     
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Latest Comments

First time had steamed patin. Unique seafood PJ does it best. Seriously. The fish fats near the belly of the patin with the supreme soy sauce is just too good. Hope to see more seafood restaurants Foodsters!
By Riz Ainuddin on 2012 Mar 30
From the entry 'Top 5 Seafood Joints in PJ'.
That's why we have closeup's of the satay. It makes us hungry as well grin
By Adly on 2012 Mar 27
From the entry 'Satay Station'.
Thanks for the info Blurgal grin
By Adly on 2012 Mar 21
From the entry 'Banana Leaf at Selera Wawasan Food Court'.

Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment, we have amended the recipe lowdown accordingly.Sorry for the slip up.

By Farah on 2012 Mar 19
From the entry 'Beef Curry'.
Do also try Sun Moulin, only the KLCC branch. Baker's son in damansara perdana does great breads. Also I heard that there is a french bakery sumwhere in Taman TAR. not sure whether dats true.
By Adly Rizal Mohd on 2012 Mar 19
From the entry 'Top 5 Bakeries in KL'.
There was also Uncele Hoon, the roast spring chicken seller. He used to sell the chicken with prawn crackers. Will definitely be missed
By Adly Rizal Mohd on 2012 Mar 19
From the entry 'A Love Letter to Section 14, Petaling Jaya'.
Section 14 was and is my favorite hangout place back then and now. Haha. After feeding my eyes and mind with some cool gadgets at the Digitalmall (burned some holes in my wallet too), I'll go have some delicious nasi padang at the food court. Yumm... I think I'll go there again soon.
By Kazama Jin on 2012 Mar 15
From the entry 'A Love Letter to Section 14, Petaling Jaya'.
I think the old lady died many years ago and the recipe died with her. For those who remember it, this is a terrible loss because even the rice without any lauk was so addictively good and I havent had any nasi lemak quite like it since. Its on my personal Psalm 137:1 Makan List.
By asian-malaysian on 2012 Mar 09
From the entry 'A Love Letter to Section 14, Petaling Jaya'.
Asian Malaysian..is it no longer there? Where has it moved?I'm such a sucker for Nasi Lemak.
By Farah on 2012 Mar 08
From the entry 'A Love Letter to Section 14, Petaling Jaya'.
Guys ...Try kelana Recipe...taste better and cheaper with more varieties....
By Kelana Recipe PJ on 2012 Mar 08
From the entry 'Banana Leaf at Selera Wawasan Food Court'.