The Korean Wave, which started in the 2000s, has only grown stronger over the last two decades – thanks to cultural exports such as BTS and dramas like Crash Landing on You and more recently, Squid Game. Korean food has also become increasingly popular, with Korean fried chicken joints and BBQ restaurants opening up every… Read More Korean Cheese Corn Dogs @ Kaiju Crunch, Lotus Extra Bukit Puchong
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… Read More 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… Read More Taiwanese Fried Chicken and Street Snacks @ Monga, Damansara Uptown
Before popcorn made its way to the masses in Malaysia, our parents and grandparents would have gone to the movie theater with a small white paper cone in hand. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of fried chickpeas, nuts, crisps and crunchy flour snacks flavoured with curry powder or other spices. This, ladies and gents, was kacang… Read More DNS Kacang Puteh, Buntong Ipoh – Delightful Malaysian Indian Snacks
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,… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More Thai Street Food @ Mr Tuk Tuk, Sunway Pyramid
Update: This outlet is permanently closed. 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… Read More Taste Better: One Bite Durian Puff