Archive for the 'Food' Category

Oct 28 2013

Review: Joo Hooi Cafe, Penang

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Fiery asam laksa, flavoured with mint, pineapple, chilli and sour tamarind.

When it comes to food, you don’t really get more quintessentially ‘Georgetown’ than Joo Hooi Cafe on Jalan Penang. Not only does it dish up much loved Penang staples, but its low-brow, no-nonsense atmosphere and throngs of diners jostling for space will plunge you head-first and without reserve into the Georgetown gastronomic experience. Let’s be … read the full post

Aug 07 2012

Nasi kandar, a Malaysian institution

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The endless choices of side dishes will be piled on one plate, not for the carb counter.

A plate of rice topped with four different curries for breakfast? Sounds like a handful (or rather plateful) but that’s exactly what nasi kandar is about; a combination of tantalising, distinct flavours. Once you get used to the idea of consuming so many carbs and so much spice so early in the day, I guarantee … read the full post

Aug 05 2012

Review: Ogawa Japanese Kitchen

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A small portion of salmon sashimi but some of the freshest you'll get in KL

A city where expatriates abound, it’s no wonder that different types of food are easily available in Kuala Lumpur. Japanese cuisine has had particular success and with so many restaurants vying for your attention, it’s easy to miss Ogawa Japanese Kitchen, a small, cosy place offering Japanese delights that can otherwise be a rarity in … read the full post

Jul 29 2012

Review: Las Carretas, Kuala Lumpur

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Order a mixed plate of beef and chicken fajitas, portions are generous and servings are tasty.

With a diverse multiracial society and an evolving food culture, there’s no doubt that diners are spoilt for choice in Malaysia. But you aren’t limited to Asian cuisine if you’re seeking something a little more exotic to this part of the world; if you prefer the zing of jalapenos, jump on the wagon at Las … read the full post

Jul 20 2012

Review: Sagar, Kuala Lumpur

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The palak paneer steals the show at Sagar

South Indian restaurants are far more the norm in Kuala Lumpur, but flamboyant Sagar in Bangsar, a 15-minute cab ride from the city centre, offers a wide selection of northern Indian specialties, such as tandoori chicken, rogan gosh and chicken biryani. Vegetarians aren’t forgotten either, with a long list of dishes that’ll suit even the most … read the full post

Jul 08 2012

Peking duck in Kuala Lumpur

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Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, this duck is perfect all over!

With a large Chinese population in Malaysia, it comes as no surprise that many prized dishes from China have become commonplace. Some of them are just too good to miss, like Beijing’s famous duck dish, Peking duck. The dish dates back to the Yuan Dynasty and following tradition when the duck is prepared, presented and … read the full post

Jul 04 2012

Review: Lanna Amazing Thai Cuisine

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While the name may not be modest, Lanna Amazing Thai Cuisine is a small, simple restaurant with just seven or eight wooden tables. Located across from Antipodean Cafe on Jalan Telawi in Bangsar, it’s flown under the radar when it comes to restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for some time, but it’s a cosy spot, the … read the full post

Jun 24 2012

Review: Village Roast Duck

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Familiar with Cantonese cuisine? It’s more than just dim sum, with roast duck being an institution all of its own. In London, the Four Seasons’ roast duck restaurant has become famous, particularly in Cantonese circles, for being the best outside of Hong Kong. Now two siblings who worked for eight years in the London Bayswater … read the full post

Jun 24 2012

Review: Antipodean Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

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With a red and black exterior and a patio occupied to the brim during lunch, Antipodean Cafe on Kuala Lumpur‘s trendy Jalan Telawi is one of Bangsar’s most successful lunch and coffeehouses (though they’re open for dinner too). Drawing inspiration from the taste and lifestyle of the Antipodes to the south, its extensive menu is … read the full post

Jun 23 2012

Review: Rebung Chef Ismail

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Flamboyant and amicable Chef Ismail is a homegrown Malaysian celebrity who has made a name for himself by cooking traditional kampong (village) style cuisine and bringing it to big city and beyond; you can sample his dishes at Rebung Chef Ismail, a converted bungalow house (he opened it with another well-known identity, Malaysia‘s first astronaut, … read the full post

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