On a hot, sweltering day, some shaved ice with drizzles of syrup and toppings is one of life's little pleasures. With the heat throughout Asia it’s no surprise that each country has its own variation of a shaved ice dessert. These treats are refreshing and perfect to indulge in, a bit of sweetness and some creaminess, all kinds of jellies, nuts and… More »
A spa in Florida uses 1000 bottles of Evian
per treatment bath. In the US ½ a billion bottles
of water are consumed weekly. And yet worldwide there are 1.4 billion people
who live without clean drinking water.
Water is something we all tend to take for granted. We turn on our taps and it flows freely, giving us the… More »
Lets face the facts, water, by any other name, be it aqua, l’eau or even sky juice is still pretty plain. While we all know that we need to guzzle at least 8 glasses a day for optimal health our palates sometime demand something a little more interesting…something with pizzaz! This is why we’ve taken this humble liquid and jazzed it up a bit to… More »
"This drink has a certain je ne sais quoi"
The streets are hot. Blindingly hot. Your stomach is halfway distended from that enormous lunch of nasi beriyani ayam you just had at Hameediyah. But you're determined, determined to walk through Georgetown just a little more, to walk off the food just a little more, so you can eat just a little bit more. It is Penang, after all. Utter sacrilege to just eat your three square meals a day here and be done.
Then you spy a wide alley. Lebuh Tamil is its name, you find out later. There are dark-skinned young men running stalls selling rojak, fried snacks. Too heavy for now, you sigh. The stall owners are all chatty with each other, like they grew up together. Then you think, this is Penang. They probably did, as with everywhere else on this island, they are most likely the grandchildren of the original owners.
'Ais Tingkap' says a sign, 'Window Sherbet' written below it. An icy drink, perhaps? That sounds promising. You stop to observe the stall under the sign. There is a man working the shop in a space no bigger than your average storeroom. There is a hatch behind him piled with boxes, a window sized opening shielded by the man. This is apparently the window where his grandfather used to sell the drinks out of. They haven't expanded by much since his grandfather brought his business over from Sri Lanka in 1928, or at least their workspace hasn't. A few tables and benches are lined up next to the stall. You take refuge in the shade and take a seat and a sigh of relief.
A lovely little recipe that gives you a few short cuts in the kitchen. You don’t have to make a roux and there’s certainly nothing wrong with buying ready-made puff pastry. Plus its simple enough for your kids to have a hand in it. More »
A ridiculously addictive cookie, that’s soft and buttery with enough bite. It’s simple enough to make with your kids and will be a cookie jar favourite. More »
It all kinda started about a year back when some of our fans were complaining that the FriedChillies site is getting harder to navigate and find stuff. And then when we update our stuff up on the website, some people missed it because sometimes the update happened way in the middle or on the side instead of at the top. And then, people started going "that's a cool article, how come I didn't know about that?", and we had that article up like 6 months ago.
So Honey (FC Head of Content), Riz (FC Resident Creative Director) and I sat down to discuss that its time FC gets a small makeover. We poured through all the comments and feedback that we got (including everyone at FriedChillies : Alex, Ebee, James, Sjaiful, Nadia, Alia and a bunch of people we know and don't) and 3 months later, Riz came up with a draft design. What was supposed to be a small makeover became almost a complete revamp. Although the site kinda looks similar to the old design, here are some of the changes we did. I hope that you guys like it.
For some of the more interesting content we do, we're putting it up on the big carousel so that you guys can't miss it.
We now have a Recipes Tab to house our homemade recipes. I thought that we have about 30. Honey corrected me saying that we have about 180 so far. Dang! It's time to have a recipe tab.… Continue reading »