9 Must-Have Hari Raya Dishes For the Festive Season

Ramadan Kareem! Last week marked the start of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, when Muslims around the world observe fasting from dawn until dusk. In Malaysia, this is usually a time for Ramadan bazaars – but these have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some states have come up with innovative ways to help traders, such as through delivery services – and while … Continue reading 9 Must-Have Hari Raya Dishes For the Festive Season

Nasi Campur Murah @ D Hamodal Cafe, Petaling Jaya

My colleague V has been raving about this place in Petaling Jaya that sells affordable and tasty Malay dishes – so we went to try it out recently! Dubbed D Hamodal Cafe, the cafeteria-style establishment serves nasi campur (mixed rice – ie a variety of different dishes that you can pick and mix to pair with rice). It is popular among the factory and office … Continue reading Nasi Campur Murah @ D Hamodal Cafe, Petaling Jaya

FoTD: Nasi + Sotong Goreng Kunyit (Turmeric-Fried Squid with Rice)

Hey guys and welcome to another edition of FoTD – where I attempt to introduce dishes that are commonly found in Malaysia! Today’s dish will be Sotong Goreng Kunyit; ie turmeric-fried squid – one of my regular lunch meals. 😀 What Is Turmeric?  For those not familiar with Asian spices, turmeric is a flowering plant commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine. It has an earthy, … Continue reading FoTD: Nasi + Sotong Goreng Kunyit (Turmeric-Fried Squid with Rice)

Review: Smoked Duck & Traditional Malay Favourites @ Zaini Salai House, Kampung Ulu Bendol, Negri Sembilan

**Was supposed to blog about this ages ago but life happened so yeah.  For travelers plying the Kuala Pilah – Seremban route, Zaini Salai House is a household name, having been around for more than seven years. The simple open-air warung is bereft of air conditioning, but the beautiful view of paddy fields and lush emerald hills just across the road more than makes up … Continue reading Review: Smoked Duck & Traditional Malay Favourites @ Zaini Salai House, Kampung Ulu Bendol, Negri Sembilan

Breakfast With A View: D’Sawah Breakfast @ Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan

D’Sawah Breakfast in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan has something that even five-star fine-dining establishments can’t offer – a beautiful view, paired with simple, tasty food, and warm service – the genuine kind that you only find in small towns, where life is laid back and there’s no such thing as a rat race. The shop, located next to the main road, is a simple wooden … Continue reading Breakfast With A View: D’Sawah Breakfast @ Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan