You’ve probably heard of pan mee (or ban mian, literally ‘board noodles’), the popular Chinese noodle dish served in soup, with various condiments such as minced pork and anchovies. But did you know that chilli pan mee is a wholly Malaysian invention? Chilli pan mee traces its roots to Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur in 1985—the… Read More Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee, Damen Mall USJ
When it comes to weddings, events, and special get-togethers, jao lao (banquet halls) are still a popular choice among the Malaysian Chinese community. We had a special occasion recently, so the fam and I went to one such place, Hee Lai Ton Restaurant Puchong, for dinner. Hee Lai Ton is a group of banquet restaurants,… Read More Review: Hee Lai Ton Restaurant, Puchong
Singaporean F&B brand Putien is perhaps the epitome of a ‘success story’. From humble beginnings as a no-frills coffeeshop along Singapore’s Kitchener Road (the outlet now has a Michelin star), the brand has grown into an international chain renowned for its high quality Fujianese cuisine, which draws inspiration from the coastal town of Putian in… Read More Food Review: Putien, IOI Mall Puchong
Sometimes, restaurants have to be versatile and offer different items on the menu to entice customers – like Ying Jia Restaurant in Happy Garden KL, which serves dimsum by day and dai chow fare by night. The Moo and I had originally wanted to eat dimsum at Phang Kee, a popular stall just a few… Read More Ying Jia Dimsum and Seafood Restaurant, Happy Garden KL
Happy Chinese New Year! This year’s festivities are much more subdued due to the pandemic, but I still had an enjoyable time bonding (and eating!) with the family over the weekend. To save on the hassle of preparing an elaborate meal for our reunion dinner night, we decided to have hotpot/barbecue out on the porch.… Read More How To Gain Weight: CNY Edition
Growing up, my favourite part about weekend mornings was when my parents brought me out for a dimsum breakfast. I loved the hustle and bustle of the dining floor, filled with the chatter of patrons and the clink of plates and chopsticks. I loved the towering baskets of bamboo steamers piled up high on carts… Read More Your Guide To Different Types of Dimsum
Bakkwa (also known as rougan) is the Chinese version of jerky, consisting of flattened pieces of dried meat seasoned with sugar, salt and spices. It is very popular among the Chinese community in Malaysia and Singapore, and although you can get it all year round, it is most commonly eaten during the Lunar New Year.… Read More Easy 4-Step Bakkwa Puffs
Would you line up for THREE hours just to eat hotpot? Well, that’s what a lot of people do on a regular basis at Hai Di Lao, the popular Chinese hotpot chain famed for its spicy malatang soup. Founded in 1994, the restaurant has over 935 outlets all across the world, including in Malaysia. When… Read More I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?