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Top 3 Things to Munch in IOI City Mall below Ten Bucks!

by Adly, on Fri, May 15, 2015 - 9:27:45 AM, 0 comment
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Slap bang next to the Marriott Putrajaya is this new huge shopping mall that will definitely make your head turn because its so huge and supposedly in the middle of nowhere. But then again, this location proved to be quite strategic as people all the way from KL to Seremban come shopping here. The local concept shops are fresh (some of them), there's an ice rink, parking is easy (for now-lah) and there a host of new food that you can try. Here are the Top 3 things we like to munch there.

Magnum Ice Cream, GE-3, Ground Floor
On weekends, the lines gets to be about 30- 40 people long nonstop. Why? because you can custom make your magnum ice cream with a variety of toppings from rose petals to chili flakes. A maximum of three toppings per ice cream. You get to select the ice cream base (vanilla or chocolate), then select the dip (dark, normal or white chocolate) then select the three toppings you want. The Magnum staff will then build the ice cream right in front of your eyes until it becomes like this!

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Nasi Lemak Kak Diana, Taman Maluri

by Edwan S., on Mon, April 13, 2015 - 2:08:31 PM, 0 comment
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You know what's a diamond in the rough? It's a gem that's hidden, or unpolished, or basically a saying that means something wonderful that's remained hidden or unpolished. This term applies to the food world too of course. I found one such diamond in the back streets of Taman Maluri.

Kak Diana Sharif sells nasi lemak from a table along Jalan Jejaka 9 Taman Maluri. She sets up her table in front of a Chinese restaurant that closes for the evening. Yup, she only sells in the evening. But her nasi lemak is a hot seller in the area. She opens from around 5pm, and normally by 6pm she'll run out.



Her nasi lemak is delicious, and that is why she runs out fast. The rice is nutty with santan with a great creaminess and fragrance hallmark of a good nasi lemak. The sambal is superb too: deep red and tasting of slow-cooked onions and chillies, it's rich with flavour and hot as hell too, which plays well with the nasi. She also sells a killer sambal ikan sardin made…  Continue reading »

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The ‘Ang Moh’ at The Good Batch

by Edwan S., on Fri, April 10, 2015 - 3:20:32 PM, 0 comment
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If it was up to me, every meal of the day would be breakfast: toast, eggs and some sort of savoury, salty processed meat is a combo that tough to beat. This is why I get super stoked at places that offer all-day-breakfasts (how I wish KL was populated with greasy spoons). Thankfully most cafes are serving up a variation of the full fry-up breakfast now!

Here's one from the The Good Batch, Uptown Damansara.


Eggs taters meat bread yeaahhh!

The Good Batch call their full breakfast the 'Ang Moh' because... well, it is an English breakfast-lah. It comes to you in all its glory with the following: creamy and moist scrambled eggs that are well seasoned. Fresh sauteed mushrooms come well cooked and aren't too greasy or dripping black 'shroom juice, and the home fries are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Of course there's some yummy beef bacon and beans too. I just hope the beef…  Continue reading »

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Delicious Sambals from Aleeya’s Kitchen

by Edwan S., on Thu, March 19, 2015 - 11:38:25 AM, 0 comment
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I am a sambal fiend. I love sambal in all its forms and the hotter, the better. Sambal, I firmly believe, is one of the greatest gifts that this region of the world has given to mankind. It's easy to see why. A good sambal is a rich, delicious mix of the best of South East Asian flavours. It is altogether savoury, sweet, tart and of course fiery. A good sambal will instantly lift a boring dish. It even works well with various kinds of cuisine too.

So it was with great pleasure that I discovered Aleeya's Kitchen during the recent Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Aleeya Zailan makes a range of superb sambals in her own kitchen and sells them online via Instagram, and they also frequent food events and fiestas.


Buy one of this...

Their tagline goes: 'Pedas Giler Masuk Hospital' which translates to, literally, 'So Spicy You'll Go To The Hospital'.…  Continue reading »

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Franco @The Curve

by Edwan S., on Tue, March 10, 2015 - 11:00:39 AM, 0 comment
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Best French Toast ever. There I said it. But let me digress a bit. Franco is a new Japanese-Western cafe that's opened up shop in The Curve and One Utama Shopping Centre. The cafe is cosy and hip(ster) and just about perfect for a lazy afternoon lunch or a quick dinner. The menu is surprisingly not too extensive (as usual with chain cafes or restaurants). The real high-lights here are the sweets.

Their 'Franco' French Toast is, to me, the best iteration of French Toast I've ever had in KL. Super tender, wobbly chunks of eggy bread are stacked on top of one another and dusted with icing sugar. It's served with syrup on the side and a dollop of the richest, creamiest whipped cream I've ever had. It's a breakfast and dessert all rolled into one. This is so damned good I feel like going there right now to stuff my face in it.


BEST FRENCH TOAST EVAAAARRRR..

But I'll probably end up in a dilemma because their souffles are so delicious too.…  Continue reading »

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Donut Gebu Al Jabbar

by Edwan S., on Mon, February 23, 2015 - 10:44:31 AM, 0 comment
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Homer Simpson said it best: "MMMM... Donuts....". Seriously, who doesn't love these baked (yummy) or fried (ERHMAGERDD!) balls of dough? And while Homer won't find too many donut places in KL yet, I'm pretty sure he'll fall in love with my current favourite donut.


FLUFFY PERFECTION.

My favourite donut right now comes from a little shop in the greater Kampung Pandan area. Donut Gebu Al Jabbar sells just that: donut gebu ('gebu' means fluffy). The shop consists of a working table where they work the dough, a display case where the fried suckers are put at, and a big big wok where they fry the donuts. That's it.

On the working table are balls of dough. The frying guy just picks one up and hand forms it in a motion so quick I literally couldn't catch it with my naked eye. One moment the ball of dough is in his hands, the next there's already a perfectly formed donut floating and puffing…  Continue reading »

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Nasi Lemak @ Persiaran Jati, KD

by Edwan S., on Mon, December 01, 2014 - 8:51:58 AM, 0 comment
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Here's another round of Nasi Lemak Mondays!

There are plenty of anonymous stalls selling food in Malaysia. They're often called by their location rather than a special name. Case in point: I found this lady and her little stall at Persiaran Jati, Kota Damansara selling nasi lemak en route to work. She had several lauk: sambal kerang, ayam masak merah, sambal sotong and paru were present and accounted for. I asked for the nasi lemak with ayam merah.



Now I like spicy sambals and yay, this nasi lemak hit the spot. The sambal is hot and definitely wakes up your tastebuds on a Monday morning. The nasi is pleasant with a nutty flavour (although it was a bit undercooked... but I am told that some people like it this way?). The usual condiments were fine, too. Her ayam masak merah though is a bit of a miss: good flavour, but the chicken itself was a bit flaccid and overcooked.

Next time I should try her other lauk. This stall is located along…  Continue reading »


     
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