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! More »
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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! More »
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! More »
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! More »
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 »
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
] The 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. Bawa 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. Tanglin 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 »