Category Archive: KL & Malaysia

My 16 eats of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s line up spans from favourites in London and South-East… Continue reading

Chasing Char Koay Teow: the search for the best Char Koay Teow in Penang

Out of all of Penang’s countless street food dishes, few require more skill and technique than a plate of Char Koay Teow. I love the stories and idiosyncracies behind each plate of this… Continue reading

My 15 Eats of 2015

2015. What a ride it has been! Thanks to all of you, what began as a fortnightly hobby of cooking for friends a couple years ago is now a fully fledged, sold-out fixture… Continue reading

Limapulo: the Nyonya food legacy lives on in KL

Back in the 80s and 90s whilst I was growing up in KL, Nyonya restaurants were few and far between. Unless you were lucky enough to grow up in a Nyonya household and… Continue reading

Spectacular Sarawak: The Kuching Chronicles

Despite growing up in Malaysia’s capital of KL, I never quite got round in my younger days to discovering what Sarawak and the rest of East Malaysia had to offer before moving over… Continue reading

My 13 eats of 2013

2013. What a crazy and rewarding year you have been. Apart from the usual restaurant chasing in London and the UK, this year saw me revisit some of my fondest cities in Europe… from a… Continue reading

Limablas @ Jalan Mesui: bring on the Nyonya food revival in KL

** N.B. Since writing this post, Uncle John has since moved to a new venture, LimaPulo on Jalan Doraisamy where you’ll be able to find his signature Curry Laksa and other Nyonya classics. A… Continue reading

Klang Valley food crawl: The Sequel

The past couple of months of my time off in Malaysia have really flown by. It’s been amazing to have the chance to properly catch up with all my family and friends based… Continue reading

The Laksa diaries: the hunt for the best bowl of Penang Laksa

For me, no trip back home to Malaysia is complete without a visit to the hawker food haven of Penang. This was my second time back on the island this year and the… Continue reading

Klang Valley food crawl: a round up of my fav budget eats in and around the Malaysian capital

With such immense ethnic diversity, the Malaysian capital is abound with culinary gems aplenty on every street corner. Ask anyone from KL and its surrounding suburbs what their favourite eats are, and you… Continue reading

Penang: Street Food capital of the world

With more hawker food stalls per square foot than probably any other place in the world, the island of Penang is a foodie’s dream come true. There is a kaleidoscope of different food… Continue reading

Snö @ Pavillion KL

It takes some serious guts and enterprise to wave goodbye to the comforts of a stable day job and go-it-alone in starting up a new business venture. For most people (myself included), the… Continue reading

Cilantro vs. Sage: Battle of KL’s fine dining sister restaurants

Having been away from home for some time, I’ve been wanting to check-out what the fine-dining scene in KL has become. For some years, the restaurant to beat in my eyes (until it shut… Continue reading

Ngau Kee Beef Noodles @ Tengkat Tong Shin

In spite of its overstated neon sign proclaiming its infamous Beef Ball Noodles, Ngau Kee has been operating in this tiny, unglamorous 5-foot alley way at the top of Tengkat Tong Shin for… Continue reading

Ipoh Old Town – a culinary tour

I was back in Ipoh last week to visit Jo and her family which meant it was that time of the year again to quell my cravings for Ipoh’s regional street food specialities.… Continue reading

Chilli Pan Mee @ Super Kitchen

I’m told by my sister and her boyfriend C that this is the latest must-have street food craze to seize KL… a fiery bowl of Chilli Pan Mee. And one of the places to sample… Continue reading

Mei Keng Fatt.

Lorong Awan 6, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia | http://www.meikengfatt.com When a restaurant business goes to the extent of buying-out its neighbours to convert the land into much needed car-spark space for its growing… Continue reading

IC.Gathering@Oversea

86, Jln Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | http://www.oversea.com.my | reunited 19th Feb 2010 I can’t remember the last time my stomach was subject to a Restoran-Oversea-style 8 course Banquet meal. I think my stomach has actually shrunken over… Continue reading

TheOneInTheCorner.

Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar, K.L. | ingested 17th Feb 2010 I’ve realised that this is only the second time I’ve been back home since my family moved out of the Ampang Road house to Bangsar. Having spent the large part… Continue reading