“A Taste of Malaysia” 6 Signature Dishes at Makan Kitchen

I think the best thing about Makan Kitchen, is getting to watch the Chefs in action. And boy, do they have many! With more than 80 local dishes on the dinner buffet menu, it’s no wonder that there are several Chefs at the live action stations, making the food come alive. I feel pretty mesmerized by […]

From Bukit Mertajam to Taiping

A continuation post from last years returning trip from Penang. While having brunch at an Indian Muslim coffeeshop in Teluk Bahang on Penang Island, a chinese lady with her family suggested I try Bukit Mertajam’s famous laoshu fen (silver needle rice noodle) pork noodles when I headed back to Kuala Lumpur. I have never been […]

Reminiscing Ramadan

The fasting period for Muslims worldwide has just begun. And Ramadan or Ramadhan as it is known to all Muslims, lasts 29 to 30 days. It is a period where Muslims refrain from consuming food and drinks during daylight hours, swearing, smoking, and even engaging in sexual relations. Malaysian Bazaar.. what a great vibe..  Fasting during […]

Top 10 Eats in KL you must not Miss

Today’s guestpost comes from my buddy Alice who writes for The Star, as well as her own blog, Jom Makan. Alice is a true foodie and always has the time to sniff out the must eats in KL. Here is her list, of Top 10 Eats in KL that she loves to indulge in : […]

Buka Puasa at Kitchen Art Brasserie, Empire Hotel Subang

What do I like best about Ramadan? Well, breaking fast with my Muslim friends of course. Though I don’t fast during Ramadan, I can still indulge in the evening dinner and one great place to buka puasa is at Kitchen Art Brasserie, in Empire Hotel, Subang. The spread at Kitchen Art Brasserie is not too […]

Ramadan at Suria Café, The Saujana KL

Breaking the Fasting Tradition, with a whole new Ramadan atmosphere at Suria Café, The Saujana KL.. Tired of eating indoors? At the Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur you don’t need to. You can enjoy their traditional buka puasa in the holy month of Ramadhan by having the spread outdoors! From 9 July to 7 August, head […]

Penang the pinang island no more

Penang, the areca nut palm tree island no more. Unlike many south asian destinations, there are fewer betel nut vendors and chewers now on this Malacca Straits island, colonially known as the Prince of Wales Island, and a former free port of the British East India Company. There are no more coolies on the docks […]

Gemersik Selera @ Mill Café, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

One must be holy – or at least fortified with strong faith – not to be tempted by the smell and taste of the fantastic buffet spread at Grand Millennium KL. But every Muslim here obeys the laws of the Muslim fast, and the announcement of the end of the fast has not yet been […]

Wondermama @ Bangsar Village, Bangsar

When I got a call, from my buddy, chef Edwin Yau to come over to his new restaurant, I had to stifle a giggle at the name of the establishment. Wondermama. wondering what’s in store.. at wondermama..? I really wondered what on earth inspired that name. Edwin is well known amongst the Malaysian diners, and […]

Champ’s @ Bangsar Shopping Center, Bangsar

Champ’s.. where everybody knows your name. Sometimes you do wanna go where everybody knows your name. Or if not everyone, at least the bartender. And if not your name, at least your drink. Well at Champ’s, I’ve known the owner and chef, Richard Nah for so long, that he definitely knows my name, and my […]

Toddy, Iguana and Wild Boar Curry @ Banting

A Banting we will go.. A banting we will go.. hey ho the merry ho, a Banting we will go… Knowing how to spell “wild boar” won’t help you find this well hidden shack of a place, tucked behind something that looks like someone’s backyard, in the sleepy town of Banting, any easier. Here sits […]