This is a rustic pasta with simple and fresh flavours. We find that flat pasta soaks up the sauce and gives you something to slurp on. More »
As a dish the earthiness of portobello, already a match made in heaven with garlic gets punchier with petai pungency. Anchovies add a much needed salty balance, quite delicious… More »
This is a rather interesting mocktail with the bittergourd acting like a cocktail bitter. Citrus gives it freshness while soda lends a bounciness to this drink. More »
To start off with let's make one thing clear. We here at FC are not against love or the idea of sweet romantic gestures to show that special someone how you feel about them. What we don’t believe in though, is one day a year where you go all out and bring on the romance. Why does it have to be on one specific day? And why must there be a day to make… More »
UPDATED: Unfortunately 'The Hills' at Damansara Heights aren't in operation, but the folks behind the place have a new spot at One World Hotel, PJ.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at FC is "where can I go for a romantic dinner?" We know plenty of dimly lit restaurants that serves delicious food. But what exactly… More »
"Butterflied and steamed beautifully..."
This is the kind of place that most people would think of as being all the way out in the boondocks. For me though, it’s right in my backyard. My parents were the first to discover this spot when they wanted to eat something simple close to home. Sierramas unfortunately is not close to much, and unless you want to head out and pay toll or drive even deeper into the recesses of Sungai Buloh, home usually ends up being where most meals are eaten.
They chanced upon this restaurant one evening when they decided to see where a road just off of the roundabout would lead. It was lively and packed even though it seemed to be out in the middle of nowhere and they knew that had found a winner. After dining here a few times, my dad saw that many of the customers ordered a fish dish that looked interesting, so on his next visit he ordered it and after having it a few times he brought me there insisting I should try it.
"The gravy was incredible!"
The FC designer and I were up in Penang last week to sniff out some good eats. We had, after a couple of days, already run through the regular mill of nasi kandar, assam laksa, ais tingkap, etc. Fish head curry was next on this extensive list. After getting a few lukewarm recommendations from folks around us, we turned to Lord Google, who pointed us in the direction of Paya Terubong. With no GPS in hand, we plowed on anyway - getting stuck in after-office traffic on roads traversing acres of graveyards, the sun slowly sinking.
Finally, in the shadow of a giant Buddha statue, we saw it: Restoran 1288. Breathing a sigh of relief (that we didn’t get horrendously lost), we parked tidily in a spot that happened to be right next to the restaurant. Taking this as a good omen, we waded through the place to get to the fish head curry stall. The place is not your regular Chinese coffee shop, it’s a veritable food court. There are at least 20 stalls in and around Restoran 1288 and all of them look good. But we’re here on a mission: fish head curry.