"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 »
"Freshly packed nasi lemak in fragrant banana leaves!"
Sometimes greatness is borne out of a touch of bad luck. You know what I’m talking about: that silver lining behind the cloud that bears fruit in a way one would never have imagined. That’s certainly the story that En. Ali and Pn. Wasnita told us when we stopped by his nasi lemak stall in Penang. More »
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 »