"Little packets of nasi lemak joy..."
A good packet of nasi lemak really gets me going in the morning. When I open a packet of nasi lemak at Kak Maimon’s, I am instantly taken by its simplicity. There’s a generous dollop of sambal, a thick cucumber slice, peanuts, ikan bilis and a halved hard-boiled egg. The sambal here is well rounded, not too sweet and not too spicy, as Goldilocks would say, the sambal is just right. It’s chunky with a deep crimson colour. Dried chillies, onions and garlic are blended and then cooked slowly for two and a half hours, allowing the aromatics to simmer and release their natural sweetness. More »
"One for hot dog lovers."
Finally, a good hot dog truck in the Klang Valley! As you guys might have noticed, food trucks are starting to get traction with local foodies and a great variety are popping up on sidewalks near you. There are Tex Mex trucks, coffee trucks, pasta trucks and ta daa,
a hot dog truck has joined the ranks of the meals on wheels brethren. Amaze K is a cute food truck that focuses on good value, gourmet hot dogs and also some tacos and burritos. So rejoice, hot dog lovers, we know you're out there. Amaze K is here to satisfy your hot dog cravings. More »
"Exceptional, great value French dining."
French cuisine is a double-edged sword. On one hand, most culinary techniques and methods are pretty much attributed (or at least formally codified by) the French. On another, a lot of people have this perception that French food is fancy and formal, i.e. POSH. But at my favourite French bistro in KL, Yeast Bistronomy in Bangsar, they aim to change that perception. More »
"Savoury soup, amazing fried chicken and a to die for Duck Egg Gulai!"
At a glance, behind Restoran Ayam Kampung Publika could be any other nasi campur restaurant. But this place in Damansara Perdana does things a bit differently. Most nasi campur places have rows and plates upon plates of dishes, but not here. Oh no no, this place isn't into that. After all, how often do you really take more than 3 lauk into your rice plate? Exactly. Here, the selection is small. And that my friends, is a good thing.
"Great value South Indian cuisine!"
The Indian food scene is mostly dominated by Mamak shops or banana leaf restaurants. And let’s face it, despite good food, those places are hardly have good ambiance. To get that, you’re talking high end Indian restaurants in KL. But that could change if Chennai Xpress has anything to do with it. Chennai Xpress is a small Indian restaurant in Damansara Perdana that’s been around since the beginning of the year. More »
"Mountains of lauk and delicious nasi lemak."
Jalan Alor. Two words that mean only one thing to most if not all Malaysians (and tourists too!): FOOD. So well known it is for food that a move by DBKL to change the name was met with vehement protests from tenants and visitors alike. It’s a street that is renowned internationally as being a haven for street food of all kinds. Seafood, mamak food, tom yum shops, even ice cream and drinks. And while most of these are Chinese makan places, in the mornings you’ll find a gem of a nasi lemak place: Nasi Lemak Alor Corner
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"Fried nasi lemak. Do you need anymore reason?"
Nasi lemak is a beautiful dish in the way that there are so many interpretations of it that somehow, still hold true to the ‘spirit’ of a nasi lemak. This is mainly because despite the variations, most people will agree on several key components: rice in coconut milk, a sambal, egg, peanuts and anchovies. But once every so often, there’ll be a nasi lemak that would seem strange… but somehow work in all manners of deliciousness… More »