This naughty but nice treat uses kuih bakul as a filling. Just make sure you freeze the little slices of kuih bakul for a few minutes before using so it’s easier to handle. Great tea time treat. More »
Nasi Lemak Monday is here again!
At Section 6 Kota Damansara is Nasi Lemak Gmie D'Kota. It's a simple stall selling nasi lemak bungkus in amusing packets that kinda look like teepees (you know, the Native American tents...).
The nasi lemak is a simple, straightforward affair. is not too creamy with santan so it makes light eating. The deep red sambal tumis ikan biis is surprisingly quite mild so this is a good nasi lemak for wussy tongues. Half a boiled egg rounds off the packet along with fresh, crunchy cucumber. If you're into a light nasi lemak for breakfast or brunch, Gmie D'Kota's nasi lemak might just be the thing.
In front of Palma Putri Apartment,
Jalan Cecawi 6/6, Kota Damansara
47810, Petaling Jaya. Continue reading »
"Straight from the streets of Taipei!"
Shihlin actually refers to Shihlin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. It is to Taipei what Jalan Alor or Kampung Bharu is to KL: foodie heaven! So Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has brought to our lovely capital some of Taipei's favourite street food. There are outlets all around Malaysia now, often in shopping malls. It doesn't matter which branch you go to though. Food is consistently good across all branches.
This looks like your regular caramel custard pudding, but it’s actually sweetened with a gula melaka syrup for a local twist on a classic dessert. The subtle flavour of the palm sugar really brings out the smooth creaminess of this dessert. It’s easy to make, too! More »
One of the best things about balik kampung
is you get to visit local markets and see the produce. Of course there won't be that much of a difference compared to markets in the Klang Valley (maybe East Coast markets are, though) but once in a while you will come across unusual ingredients.
This year I was walking around the vegetable section at a market in Taiping, Perak. The sellers sold the usual suspects: fresh leafy greens like bayam, sawi and kangkung, to taugeh and various tofu products as well. Then I saw small plastic plates of what I thought were really tiny eggplants.
But as it turns out, they were actually purple cili padi!
I've never seen them before and if you have any idea what cultivar this is, do let us know in the comments. I bought RM1 worth (a tiny packet) to try them out. These pretty chillies had the exact hue of a good eggplant. Continue reading »
This fun, refreshing drink is a staple of ayam penyet shops. Here’s a simple version for you to serve to your guests this festive season. Making it at home means you get to choose how sweet or fizzy you want it to be. More »
Ramadhan has come to an end again. To be honest, this year's Ramadhan felt a bit quiet. Maybe people are just taking time to wind down, or could be because of some national tragedies. Either way, it has been a good bulan puasa to relax and reflect back on the more important things in life. We hope you had a good one, wherever you are.
Even so, here at Friedchillies, we hope we brought all of you some food-related fun. Maybe you went to one of the PaRams on our recommendation? Kelana Jaya
was still good, and we even found some
new(ish) PaRams which we were quite impressed
with. Awie Satar is a PaRam KJ institution of sorts
Maybe, too, you tried some of the recipes
we've been sharing this Ramadhan and made them for iftar? But hey, you can always make them for Hari Raya as well. Thanks to all of you who tuned in to our Google+ Hangouts as well! We made speedy kuey teow, pengat pisang and that yummy rendang… Continue reading »