Hey, guys! Been meaning to blog more, but like the stereotypical millennial, I’ve been making poor life choices lately (like staying up until 3am every day. To play Witcher 3.) But I digress. This post was inspired by a recent hotpot dinner, where I ordered century eggs. Whenever I have them, I’m reminded of a good friend of mine and how horrified he was when … Continue reading Stinky Tofu, Durian & Insects: Would You Try These ‘Exotic’ Foods?
Before the boba tea craze, there was the Taiwanese fried chicken craze. I remember a time when Taiwanese fried chicken shops were popping up everywhere around Malaysia – Hot Star, Shihlin, Fried Chicken Master, J & G… but like many ‘trendy’ foods, of these, only a handful remain. Among them is Monga, a late entrant into the market which seems to be holding its own. … Continue reading Taiwanese Fried Chicken and Street Snacks @ Monga, Damansara Uptown
Keropok lekor is a popular fried fish snack in Malaysia, and you’ll often find them peddled from makeshift carts or food trucks on the street, freshly fried on the spot in a bubbling wok of hot oil. There are two kinds – the ‘crunchy’ type (or Keropok Lekor Keping) which is hard, long and crunchy, and the ‘stick’ variant (Keropok Lekor Goreng), a long tube … Continue reading Best Fried Keropok Lekor in Petaling Jaya @ PJ Seksyen 8
Growing up, I listened to Taiwanese music from Energy/F4/Jay Chou/ F.I.R and watched Dao Ming Si on Meteor Garden like everyone else – but I’ve never thought of setting foot in Taiwan. Partly, it’s the language barrier, since I speak elementary Chinese and it’d be difficult to get around. So when my cousin suggested that we go for a fam trip there (and that he’d … Continue reading Taiwan : First Impressions / FengJia Night Market
If crowds are a good indicator of how popular a restaurant is, then Mr Tuk Tuk in Sunway Pyramid certainly knows how to draw them in! During our visit for dinner on a weekday, a long line of hungry families and young working professionals could be seen snaking out from the shop, while every inch of spare space within was packed to the brim with … Continue reading Thai Street Food @ Mr Tuk Tuk, Sunway Pyramid
Taste Better’s tagline is ‘Once Tasted, Remember Always’. Awkward grammar aside, I think that sums it up pretty well. These petite little pastry puffs are a delightful snack, especially the durian flavoured ones. The exterior is light and fluffy, hiding a creamy durian centre, which oozes out when you bite into them. They also come in flavours like Yoghurt and Malaysian fruits like … Continue reading Taste Better: One Bite Durian Puff
So there’s a viral post going around the Internet about this place selling cheesy croissant Taiyaki in SS15, Subang. DAT CHEEZE. How does one even resist? S and I went to check it out after work last week and got the Double Cheese Taiyaki which they’re famous for. It looked a lot different from the pictures, lol. This is why people put that ‘for illustration … Continue reading Taiyakie House – Cheesy Croissant Taiyaki, SS15 Subang
The food truck culture is growing in the Klang Valley like mushrooms in the rain – not that I’m complaining! With the cost of everything going up, I guess it’s cheaper to run a mobile food truck instead of a traditional brick and mortar business. While on assignment at Putrajaya yesterday, I spotted one parked outside the Putrajaya Corporation building. Wheeloaf serves freshly pressed paninis and grilled cheese sandwiches. Feeling … Continue reading Beef Panini @ Wheeloaf Food Truck