Banana leaf rice is as 'up there' as nasi lemak or char kuey teow when it comes to favourite makan-makan choices amongst Malaysians. It's easy to see why too: a heaping pile of rice, customary selection of vegetables and gravies and if you want, great side dishes of the fried or curried kind. Sri Paandi in Section 11, PJ is no different. This restaurant has been here for more than a decade and was even involved in a 'Curry War' some years back! More »
"A pie a day makes you come back here for more!"
DELICIOUS, was the first word that came to mind when we first sampled a pie from this brand new eatery at Uptown Damansara. I know, that’s a giveaway, but this place is probably one of the best new cafes to open in recent times. A Pie Thing is conveniently located. It’s adjacent Damansara Utama’s police station and you’ll see its big and clear signage from the highway as you drive towards TTDI or Mutiara Damansara. This fresh idea for a restaurant (a pie specialist! Not too many of those around yet) is the brainchild of a group of friends who previously studied at Taylors University...
"Dangerously addictive tom yum with a kick"
Ara Indah Thai Food is one of those places you wish you knew about earlier. It's a small, almost ramshackle roadside kedai tom yum that almost nobody has heard of. Hey, even I sort of just stumbled upon it one day as I was lost trying to get from Bandar Utama back to Uptown (I blame trying to escape traffic on the LDP). But boy, was it one heck of a discovery. It might well be my favourite kedai tomyum right now... More »
"A nasi dish fit for a King!"
Nasi lemak is probably THE flagship Malaysian food. Show me a Malaysian that doesn’t know nasi lemak and I’ll show you a unicorn. Seriously it is as ubiquitious as a food can get in Malaysia. Coconut rice, sambal and some ikan bilis, nuts and cucumber on the side. Everyone and anyone would know that as nasi lemak. But that is NOT what Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah is. Names can be deceiving, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing… More »
"Durian filled pies... let's go!"
The desserts at The Humble Pie Co have a homemade quality, no frills, straightforward and fuss-free. Citing his grandmother and Jamie Oliver as a couple of his culinary influences, self-taught baker and first-time café owner, Eugene, never expected his craving for banoffee pie would one day turn into a business. In 2007, after being dissatisfied with the ones he tried, he decided to make his own. Soon enough, friends started asking, orders came in and as they say, the rest is history. After years in the publishing industry, Eugene bit the bullet and in mid 2014, he set up The Humble Pie Co with his business partner, Angela Tan. More »
"Freshly fried chicken every time!"
So, what makes Famous, famous? Their fried chicken, of course.
In the 90’s, Nasi Lemak Famous was a small stall in Bangsar, a supper spot popular with the post-clubbing crowd trickling in from the nearby watering holes in Telawi. At first, many came for the nasi lemak but in the end, many more returned for their juicy fried chicken. Now, more than 30 years on, Famous is still striving and doing well.
"Oven-fresh pizzas, unbeatable prices."
Narvan Italian sounds like such an odd combination. ‘Narvan’ doesn’t sound anything close to Italian and sure enough, they’re not. Mr. Ata and Mrs. Ismat hail from Iran. They’ve been in Malaysia for years and their love of Italian food (pizzas in particular) led them to open Narvan Italian a couple of years ago. More »