Quarantine Meals ! – Of Dimsum, Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow

Hey guys! It’s technically Day 51 of the Movement Control Order here in Malaysia. I will be resuming work at the office tomorrow. After nearly 2 months, it’s time to say hello again to traffic jams. Originally, the MCO was supposed to be lifted on May 12 – but the government has already allowed businesses to reopen from May 4. It’s all very confusing: on … Continue reading Quarantine Meals ! – Of Dimsum, Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow

Food Review: Best Chinese-Style Nasi Lemak In KL @ Peel Road Nasi Lemak, Cheras

Nasi lemak. The perennial Malaysian favourite, and the country’s national dish. The traditional version – often wrapped in banana leaf in a pyramid-like shape – consists of rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan, served with sambal (spicy sauce), fried anchovies and peanuts, sliced cucumber and a boiled egg. While the dish is primarily served by Malay vendors (but enjoyed by people from all walks … Continue reading Food Review: Best Chinese-Style Nasi Lemak In KL @ Peel Road Nasi Lemak, Cheras

Review: Kwong Wah Ice Kacang @ Happy Mansion PJ

The weather has been sweltering hot these days – If you’re looking for a quick thirst quencher in a no-frills setting, look no further than Kwong Wah Ice Kacang @ Happy Mansion in PJ. The shop is small and jam packed with tables, so don’t expect to linger on for hours – strictly a “drop in-eat-and go” kinda place. That being said, the interior has … Continue reading Review: Kwong Wah Ice Kacang @ Happy Mansion PJ

Lunch Time Eats: D’Jungle Food Court, Petaling Jaya

*Edit: A reader kindly pointed out that the place is called D’Jungle Food Court. Thanks a lot! 🙂 Ever had food under a flyover? There’s a ‘hidden’ food court tucked underneath one near my office, which services mostly the office crowd. Even though I’ve been at this job nearly two years, it was only recently that I got to dine there 😛       … Continue reading Lunch Time Eats: D’Jungle Food Court, Petaling Jaya

Review: Poppo Kanteen, Bandar Puteri Puchong – Nasi Lemak and Fusion Cuisine

Weekend usually means eating out and giving the Moomikins a well-deserved rest from cooking. We decided to go check out a Nasi Lemak place that was recommended by one of her colleagues, called Poppo Kanteen in Bandar Puteri, Puchong. Cosy interior, mishmash of modern and traditional elements. Like its namesake, it sports a ‘canteen’ style look but more upscale. Their signature is Nasi Lemak, but … Continue reading Review: Poppo Kanteen, Bandar Puteri Puchong – Nasi Lemak and Fusion Cuisine

Lazy Weekends – Nasi Lemak@ Village Park and Shopping at IKEA

When mentioning nasi lemak, that perennial Malaysian favourite, Village Park at Damansara Uptown needs no introduction. Often touted as the best place for nasi lemak, the restaurant is well known among locals and foreigners alike, and has hosted an impressive guest list including ministers, celebrities and sports personalities! We got there on a Saturday afternoon and there was already a long line snaking outside the … Continue reading Lazy Weekends – Nasi Lemak@ Village Park and Shopping at IKEA

Malaysian Flavours – Nasi Lemak

One of Malaysia’s best and most well-known dishes, hands down, is the nasi lemak.  If you’re a tourist, no trip is complete without trying this at least once. 🙂 It’s like going to the Philippines and not trying their adobo! Nasi Lemak literally means ‘fat’ or ‘oily rice’, because the rice is cooked in coconut milk (santan) and pandan leaves, giving it a rich and … Continue reading Malaysian Flavours – Nasi Lemak