Showing posts with label Malay cuisine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Malay cuisine. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Assam Pedas Premier - One Precinct

In the Bayan Lepas district alone , there are 2 Assam Pedas Premier outlets . One on the topfloor foodcourt inside Queensbay Mall and the other here in One Precinct .

Monday, 14 August 2017

Olala Cendol - Mergong

Wanna know how I sometimes sniff out some of the best hawker places on my own , even when I'm on unfamiliar ground ?
Here you go . 
I always keep an eye out for unusual traffic .

Friday, 16 June 2017

Lemang Lebuhraya - Changloon

Coming down the highway from Bukit Kayu Hitam , you will have to drive through Changloon .

At that time I was hungry ,so when I saw the small row of tilted bamboo being smoked in the open, by the roadside , we made a stop as I wound down the window to ask the boy if I could have the 6 ringgit ( cheapest ) portion as indicated on the banner .
He nodded his head . 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Nasi Bamboo Sungai Klah - Elf Chicken , Bamboo Rice

Loyal readers of this blog of mine will know just what a huge fan of Malay cuisine I am .
And it was by chance that we discovered this place so far away from home .

While this is what the Nasi Bamboo or Bamboo Rice served here , looks like , you might think that it may just be hype and nothing much more than that . 

Scroll down and see for yourself .

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Cita Rasa Malaysia ( PTS ) - Malay cooking made really , really easy

When I want to cook Malay cuisine , these 2 books are gold to me .
Small and convenient sized to store , read and hold , I find myself referring to these 2 most often due to the incredible feedback from my family ( the guinea pigs )

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Pak Nik Cendol

The weather is scorching hot and everyone is ditching hawker fare for boring foodcourt food in airconditioned premises , except for Pak Nik Cendol 's diehard customers .
Pak Nik Cendol is so easy to spot . Just look for the longest line of cars parked beside the road .

Friday, 26 February 2016

Ulam Peria Pantai - soap salad you can eat

So I went back for yet another go at the raw salad selection .
Did not take pics so I am reusing the pics from earlier just to show you what it looks like .

One only consumes the soft leafy shoots that look as glossy as the pages of a magazine .

Monday, 18 January 2016

Eel or Snakehead soup anyone ?

Muah : " I'm gonna try the sup campur with beehoon . What would you like to have ? "

Him : " Same lah....I'll have the same as you "

Muah : " Sure ah ? "
He nodded in agreement .

Not long later , the mixed bowl of beef offal soup with yellow coloured vermicelli arrived . 
Not to say that his understanding of Malay was poor , he understood what Campur meant. However, the more he drank , the more he slowed down .

So I asked him " What's wrong ? "

Him : " These are beef BODY PARTS you know ?  Every part of the cow is in this soup !!!"

Muah : " Oh come's not THAT bad . Besides, the meat is fresh and most important of all , it doesn't smell like it's celebrated several birthdays at the bottom of a freezer "

Him : " I can't stand the jelly like parts " 

Muah : " Oh you think that's bad ? " 
( I should have pointed out the tongue at the counter to him. Big ass bad it was )
" Look over there where the tanks are . Wanna have those instead ? "

His eyes almost popped out and maybe he lost his appetite for good . 

Fresh from the paddy fields. 
Freshwater eels .
Which resemble snakes. Which we don't eat. Well maybe other Chinese do , just not us .
Yeah , don't put your foot in the rice fields if you don't know what lives there ( snakes , eels , snails , dung ) How the eels get in the waterways , I don't know but no matter how good they are for my health , I'm not having them in my soup . Na ah . No thank you .

Maybe when I'm up to it , I might give the Snakehead aka Haruan fish soup a try . The finned species that can walk on land . 

You go ahead first . 
Anyone ? 

Location : Gerai Lee Koi Sup Asli ,
Sungai Petani , Kedah

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Laksa Dusun Mini Stadium

The original plan was to go pay the very addictive Laksa Tempurung a visit. But since it was closed , I decided to give this place a try . 
Run mostly by a bunch of men except for the sole woman chef who occasionally hovers near the stove , some of their takeaway customers like to give the hanging plastic birds a little squeeze . Makes for a lighthearted moment then .

 From the price list , I'm guessing that they produce the noodles themselves. Name of the shop , makes me wonder if I'll get farm fresh produce in my noodles , since Dusun means Orchard in Malay .

Malay style chicken rice and nasi goreng fried with salted fish is also available but I'm just going for the fishy spicy noodle today .

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ayam Bawang is a favourite on the south side of the island

6pm on the south side of the island , is still much too early for dinner. 
Deep fried ayam bawang will be your best option . Thing is whether you wanna opt for the Malay version or the Mamak version. 
We had both .

First up .... the Malay stall at Kompleks MPPP , Jalan Rajawali .
Nasi Dalca Ayam Bawang . 

Here's the thing about Nasi is getting increasingly rare and unlike the nasi tomato which only a Penang Mamak can cook extremely well , nasi dalca is an acquired taste , which not everyone finds agreeable . 
Usually found in Gelugor or the fringes of Jelutong , this stall in Bayan Lepas has managed to garner a loyal following amongst fans of the dish .

Monday, 26 October 2015

Laksa Tempurung Kulim

Now why didn't anyone think of serving Laksa Kedah this way before ? 

Presented inside a scraped out coconut shell , the result gets everyone wanting to make a beeline here in a jiffy.  
Looks beauuuutiful and so delicious when posted up on the social media .

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Kedai Makan Pak Teh - Baling

We stumbled upon this humble shack while searching for a tea stop.  The chef is a stocky Malay lady and boy ,is she  one darned good cook. Recipes are authentic Penang and very old ones at that. 
Great Penang hawker food in Baling. Can you believe that ?  Of course I was sceptical at first but after that....well, you'll see. 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

No GST at Ah' Basri Satay !

While other mamak restaurants are charging RM3 for one plate of rice and RM2 for an egg , see for yourself.
Really no GST ! Still RM1.20 for one chicken satay.
Not only that, the size of their satay is still the biggest in I dare say the whole of Malaysia. Not even 5 star hotels serve satay this big.
They've now opened up another outlet on the mainland and yet have decided to not burden us customers.
How cool is Ah' Basri Satay ? Very admirable. An example for other traders to follow. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Asam Pedas Claypot - Restoran Kota Laksamana 1

We had a hard time deciding which Malay restaurant we should go to for assam pedas. There are so many around, we didn't know where to start. Until we stumbled upon the mammoth crowd we went. 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Jeruk Madu Pak Ali - Taman Wakaf Setee Aishah

Jeruk Madu Pak Ali originates from Penang. It is a local pickle shop which has spanned into a multi million dollar industry. But their shoplot in Chowrasta is nothing much to look at unlike this franchise holder at Taman Wakaf Setee Aishah

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Gerai Lekor & Cucur at Lebuh Downing

After seeing the RM796 ++ minimum picture of the Prosperity Poon Choi, Shang Palace sent to my inbox, I wondered who the photographer was. Because that picture made me so hungry, the abalones were looking back at me in such a come hither manner, I even wanted to go grab some chrysanthemums to munch on. They are edible by the way.
Now, before they even deem me worthy enough to be a food tester, a real one that is, not a virtual one,  I just had to go bite something. For real. 
No, not you boy. I need some lekor , ( a type of fish fritters from the East coast states mixed with a lot of flour ) and I need it now. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Lempok Durian

I'd half given up on finding a good dodol these days. 
The santan that goes in , is either not fresh or straight from the box pack. Which totally affects the end taste.
Don't even start me on that famous brand from Malacca. Totally hate that.
But yesterday, I found this at an R & R stall up north.
Hope that explains that half eaten , partially squeezed pack.
The instant we cut the top portion open, omg, the aroma was even more pungent than tempoyak.
 So pungent that if you were to eat this in say, a European train or office premise , the overpowering smell would cause panic and there would be a forced evacuation due to suspicions that there was a gas leak or some biological weapon employed.
80 percent durian, 20 percent sugar.
Top class ! This lempok is really top of its class !

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Restoran Nelayan Terapung Ujong Batu

After procrastinating for like forever, we finally make it in here.The restaurant belongs to the local fishermen's association and serves to aid their side income by giving their family members job opportunities in the kitchen

Monday, 27 October 2014

Ice lolly - Malaysian style

Today was a really hot day and I got about to making this batch of ice lollies.
Learnt this from a Malay lady in a kampung in Pahang when I was around 12 or so, and I'm replicating what she did.
The taste is sensational especially when the sun is scorching. To enjoy it, one merely cuts off one end, preferably at the end that is furthest away from the brown blob you see inside and suck away. Do not chew at the ice, the effect will not be satisfying at all.