"From pauper... to King!"
If you to go to Raja Burger maybe, just maybe, you would just think to yourself: “Oh it’s just a regular dude, selling burgers.
” Then let’s say you stick around until he closes… and then you see him drive off in a Merc SLK sports car
. Next thing you know, you’re lying in bed, dreaming about owning a burger stall of your own. More »
"This is borderline burger heaven"
No, the Russian intelligence agency has not set up a makan shop in Malaysia. KGB stands for Killer Gourmet Burgers, and this burger restaurant in Bangsar has been winning over burger fans ever since they opened. After a recent visit, it is oh so easy to see why. The burgers are some of the best I've had in KL
, and anywhere else for that matter. The burgers here are also a clear homage to famous American burgers, and that my friends, is always a good thing. More »
The sleepy (well, relatively) town of Temerloh is famous for masak lemak and gulai tempoyak featuring local freshwater fish. People travel from all over Malaysia to this town in Pahang to have a taste and even ‘tapau’ the dish. Why, my colleague said his parents used to bring him over to Temerloh during weekends just for lunch!
"Burgers bigger than your face!"
How dedicated are you to a burger? Or rather to finding out what makes great burgers? We've heard about how some people go to extreme lengths to have the best culinary experience of their lives... but to actually do a thesis on it? That is some dedication, my friend. And that is exactly what Abu Yazid, of Yazid Burgers, is doing. More »
Here’s the thing: I’ve always been sceptical of themed restaurants
, especially when they seem completely out of context. So when I was recommended to head over to Stable Steakhouse, I immediately wondered why would you have a “stable” in the middle of Kampung Bharu? Because they specialise in good “western” eats? When we arrived, I was immediately taken with the amount of horse decorations filling up the restaurant.
Even the restaurant’s logo incorporated a horseshoe! More »
"Street-Western done RIGHT."
'Street Western' spots are a dime-a-dozen in the Klang Valley. Often they're just simple stalls and you can find them in food-courts, Chinese eating houses and even Mamak shops (where the 'Western' stall usually consists of a griddle and a deep-fryer). Street-western here means what Malaysians see as 'Western' food, but simpler and served from stalls
. Cheap chicken chops, fish and chips and steaks form the trivecta of foods served at these places. And that is the appeal: price!
A lot of people want a semblance of restaurant 'Western' fair, but at cheaper prices. And just like with any other makan place, there are good street-Westerns, and there are mediocre ones.
Steven's Western Corner at Uptown 7, Damansara Utama, is definitely one of the good ones
"True nasi dagang is a BEAUTIFUL thing"
True nasi dagang is a beautiful thing. Not unlike many of our beloved local dishes, it relies on a perfect confluence of flavours. The best ones are delicate yet robust, with enough oomph to power you through the day without sucking you into a black hole of a sleepy afternoon.
Until recently, there were only a few places in the Klang Valley where you could get yourself a plate of the stuff. Even then, they were usually only adequately tasty. So of course, on the 8th of June last year, KL-based Kelantanese breathed a collective sigh of relief. The owners of the famed nasi dagang stall in Kota Bharu's Capital Cafe had finally set up shop in KL!