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Back To The Markets

by Edwan S., on Wed, December 10, 2014 - 10:44:06 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

Here at FriedChillies, we love our local markets. There's something evocative about going to a morning or night market, something intrinsic that you would never experience in the all too sanitary mega and hypermarkets that we're fast becoming accustomed to. Luckily, Malaysians are still going to the markets in droves.


Markets are often colourful and quite a sight to behold.

Going to the market is almost like a ritual in itself. Once you get there, it's an awesome spectacle of loud noises from the vendors vying for your attention and promising bargains. It's the sights and smells and the ability to get up close and personal to people who really know their stuff. And if you're smart enough, sometimes the market offers great savings over your neighbourhood mega retailer too.

A while back we wrote a little guide on how to best experience markets. You can check it…  Continue reading »

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Selamat Hari Raya from Friedchillies!

by Foodster X, on Sun, July 27, 2014 - 3:23:47 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

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…  Continue reading »

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A #Throwback To I Eat Burgers

by Edwan S., on Tue, June 17, 2014 - 10:39:12 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

Even though I've worked in the food and beverage industry on many fronts (service, kitchen, management, etc), it never fails to amaze me when I find someone or a bunch of people who are passionate about food. And I'm not just talking about people that go, "I like to eat this," or "I like to go here to eat that."

No, no. I'm talking about people who deeply, truly believe in the craft and people who would obsess about the food. People who, regardless of day or night, rain or shine, would line up for up to an hour to get a taste of something that maybe they've heard about or read about. People who spend decades doing one thing but doing it right and people who shrug off the doubt of others and just went for it.

"It's burgers, of course I came!" was the statement of the day.

I met exactly these sort of people at I Eat Burgers. In fact, I met 18 000 of these people. You might accuse me of tooting our (Friedchillies') own horn, but honestly the event was fantastic and our whole team was gobsmacked at how passionate…  Continue reading »

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Food to Comfort a Sad Heart

by Honey, on Tue, March 25, 2014 - 10:26:14 AM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

It has been an emotional month for us Malaysians. One thing after another has knocked us, leaving us breathless that life is full of uncertainties. After the announcement last night on MH370 many are left bereft and perhaps like me unable to really process a tragedy that is close to home but at the same time feels surreal.

Food has always been a comfort in many ways, something that we still have in common once the mud slinging and politicking have died down. So grab your loved ones and enjoy something that is heart and tummy warming.

Breakfast Eggs

Kopitiam

Many of us go back to our childhood to comfort that reminds us of a more innocent time. Eggs give a shot of protein and antioxidants that wakes you up (hence it being common for breakfast). Be extra special to your household. There is nothing more comforting then some eggs (soft-boiled to many with white pepper and kicap) and toast cut into soldierly strips to dip into yolky goodness.…  Continue reading »

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Ka Fan (More Rice?)

by Adly, on Sun, February 03, 2013 - 7:57:03 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

Another good food film (commercial). This time its from Bernas and its titled Ka Fan or 'more rice' (obviously!). So it looks like its 'Tau Fu Fah' versus Ka Fan this year. This is the longer version so it is a bit draggy. I assume that the TV version is much shorter. Enjoy!




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Tau Fu Fah

by Adly, on Sun, February 03, 2013 - 7:09:25 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

This is a great advertisement by Petronas for this coming Chinese New Year. It's simply titled Tau Fu Fah and tells the story of a humble Tau Foo Fah seller. The 'Fu' sign means luck and good fortune in Chinese and there is a reason why the film is titled Tau Fu Fah instead of Tau Foo Fah.





To all our Chinese fans out there "Look back on a great life. Look forward to an even greater one". Happy Chinese New Year and enjoy Petronas' new short film. I am glad they did a 'food film' version this year, and a good one at that.  Continue reading »

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Dip n Dip

by Dilla, on Tue, January 29, 2013 - 10:36:19 PM, 0 comment
Makan Musings

Somewhere in Jalan Telawi there is a chocoholic  Continue reading »


     
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