Ginger Wine Noodles: Imbi Pasar Mee Halia @ ICC Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Here in Malaysia, wet markets are more than just places to get fresh ingredients and household essentials – they’re social hubs where people gather to shop or meet friends and neighbours (well, pre-pandemic, at least). This is why you will often find kopitiams and food courts close to or located within a wet market facility. Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang (also known as Imbi Market) was … Continue reading Ginger Wine Noodles: Imbi Pasar Mee Halia @ ICC Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Trying Out Kuala Lumpur’s OG Hokkien Mee: Kim Lian Kee @ Petaling Street / Chinatown KL

Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown has a storied history. Like many Malaysian cities with a rich tin mining heritage, it started off as a pioneer town, with a large Chinese migrant population. Although Malaya was then under British rule, the colonists often appointed overseers from within the respective communities – and in KL, a “Kapitan Cina” administered over the Chinese. One of these Kapitans, Yap Ah Loy, … Continue reading Trying Out Kuala Lumpur’s OG Hokkien Mee: Kim Lian Kee @ Petaling Street / Chinatown KL

Chewy Japanese Noodles! @ Miyatake Sanuki Udon, ISETAN 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya

My favourite udon joints seem to be closing one by one. First it was Marufuku Udon in Jaya One, then recently, Hanamaru Udon in Sunway Pyramid. 😦 Thankfully, I’ve found a new place to satisfy my chewy noodle cravings – and it’s close to my new workplace! Miyatake Sanuki Udon has roots in Kagawa, Japan, where they have restaurants and their own noodle factory. They opened … Continue reading Chewy Japanese Noodles! @ Miyatake Sanuki Udon, ISETAN 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya

Oodles of Noodles @ Kai Xin Restaurant, Taman Wawasan Puchong

I’ve lived in Puchong nearly all my life, but I still haven’t been to the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve. It’s a popular hiking spot on weekends, and there are usually loads of cars parked near the entrance. Just next to it is a row of single storey shoplots with a few cafes and eateries where visitors can go to for breakfast / brunch / lunch … Continue reading Oodles of Noodles @ Kai Xin Restaurant, Taman Wawasan Puchong

Handmade Sarawak Kolo Mee @ Restoran Permai Utama E-Fatt, Bandar Bukit Puchong

Kolo mee is a popular Sarawakian Chinese dish, featuring dry noodles tossed in a light sauce made from lard and shallots. The sauce is often just enough to coat the noodles. Different places have their own versions, but it is often served together with sliced charsiu (roast pork), ground pork and vegetables. Puchong is a big place, with most of the commercial shops concentrated near … Continue reading Handmade Sarawak Kolo Mee @ Restoran Permai Utama E-Fatt, Bandar Bukit Puchong

Dim Sum & Wantan Mee @ Soon Hing SS2, Petaling Jaya

There’s nothing like a quintessential Chinese breakfast to start the day – that means dimsum and noodles! You can get both at Soon Hing Duck-licious & Dim Sum Restaurant in SS2, Petaling Jaya. The Moomins and I were in the area after a doctor’s appointment, and we decided to dine in. While quarantine restrictions were lifted last month, many people are understandably cautious – I think … Continue reading Dim Sum & Wantan Mee @ Soon Hing SS2, Petaling Jaya

Support Local Businesses ! Mee Jawa @ Restoran Wai Wai, Meranti Jaya Puchong

Hey guys! I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. A little update here on the quarantine life in Malaysia: it’s day 27 of the Movement Control Order, which means that it has almost been a month since all but essential businesses were told to close, and everyone instructed to stay in their own homes. Enforcement has gotten tighter because there are still people going … Continue reading Support Local Businesses ! Mee Jawa @ Restoran Wai Wai, Meranti Jaya Puchong