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. We also prepare it differently here; ie cooking the meat … Continue reading Easy 4-Step Bakkwa Puffs
Mookata, commonly called Thai-style barbecue, comes from the words mu (pig/pork) and kratha (pan/skillet). Believed to have been inspired by Mongolian and Korean barbecues, the concept was first popularised in Thailand – and has since spread across Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, you will find many mookata joints, usually non-halal, that serve pork, seafood and meat, to be sizzled on a dome-shaped pan oiled with lard. … Continue reading BarBQ Plaza’s Unlimited Refill Is A Meat-Lover’s Dream
With its sleek wood accents, spacious interior and warm yellow lights, La Casa at Verve Suites, Mont Kiara is a cosy chill out spot that’s perfect for an intimate dinner with the significant other, or brunch with friends over coffee and conversations. The place is popular with the expat crowd as well as locals for its Western dishes the likes of pastas, pizzas, steaks, sandwiches … Continue reading La Casa, Verve Suites Mont Kiara
Tucked within the quiet residential area of Putra Prima in Puchong, Seven Cafe is an artsy-looking cafe with an Instagrammable interior that features lots of recycled and upcycled decor. The tables are repurposed from old window frames, while the walls are hung with quirky paintings and photos. There are many decorations made from folded paper, including an entire wall composed of paper flowers in various … Continue reading Waffles & Snacks @ Seven Cafe, Putra Prima Puchong
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 the chain opened its first shop in Sunway Pyramid back … Continue reading I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?
It’s been awhile since the fam and I were able to dine out together (due to the 2-per-car restriction), but since this was lifted recently, we went to check out a place near my old high school called Shin Class Cafe. it’s a fitting name, since the cafe is within a kindergarten/daycare centre. The owner, Sarah, decided to convert the space upstairs into a dining/ … Continue reading Review: Shin Class Cafe, Puchong Utama
Walk into any kopitiam in Malaysia for breakfast, and chances are you’ll see at least one table with a plate of soft-boiled eggs, kaya and butter with toast, and a ceramic cup of teh tarik/kopi o. It’s such a ubiquitous thing for Malaysians that some might not even think of it as special (when foreigners ask what we eat for breakfast, most would probably say … Continue reading Soft Boiled Eggs: A Malaysian Breakfast Staple
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Malaysian stand-up comedy producer Vinodh Menon found himself left in the lurch. There were no events to host, no shows to produce. But rather than sit around and wait for the situation to get ‘better’, Vinodh saw an opportunity for business: so he sets up an online bakery. Since it started earlier this year, The Cakery has been gaining a … Continue reading Looking For Custom Cakes and Sweet Treats? The Cakery Malaysia Has Got You Covered