• Dining

    Mutton briyani – Fierce Curry House

    by  • November 1, 2014 • Dining • 0 Comments

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    It has been a hectic week. I deserve a GOOD ( read: greasy, calorie-laden, the-diet-can-start-tomorrow) lunch. And the briyani here certainly did not disappoint. Fierce Curry House 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur Open daily, 7.30am – 10.30pm Google map here  

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    101 years and still going strong

    by  • September 16, 2013 • Bakery, Dessert & Sweet treats, Dining • 0 Comments

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    It’s not very often we get to savour traditional Teochew fare in a century-old eatery. With 101 years of history, Restoran Teochew Setapak is becoming a rarity, serving classic Teochew dishes and pastry. Now into its third generation, this family owned business is still going strong. Few of the popular dishes here are Teochew-style...

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    Santa Chapati at Lorong Gombak, KL

    by  • June 2, 2013 • Dining • 1 Comment

    Santa Chapati off Jalan TAR5

    With its nondescript entrance, it is easy to miss this chapati shop at the back lane of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Beyond the simple facade and a short flight of stairs, Santa Chapati House is humming with activity. One guy rolling out the chapati, another flipping chapati over the hot plate and one taking orders...

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    Herbal tonic soup at Jade Garden Restaurant, KL

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Dining • 2 Comments

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    I’m a firm believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine, largely due to my Chinese roots. Mum used to prepare all sorts of herbal tonic soup at home. I remember my dislike for these usually bitter concoction and Mum always had to persuade me to drink up. Now that I’m living on my own and spending long...

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    Nasi lemak pandan at D Bayan Cafe

    by  • October 13, 2012 • Dining, Street food • 0 Comments

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    nasi lemak pandan with fried cockles, fried egg and stir-fried string beans   One of the things I love about KL is how food is so easily available, anytime and almost anywhere. We have abundance of  street food, hawker centers and mamak stalls that stay open way past midnight (some even operate round the clock)....

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    Hakka food at Seong Kee, PJ old town

    by  • October 6, 2012 • Dining, Street food • 1 Comment

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    I’ve never considered myself much of a pork-eater until I switched job a few years ago. In my current workplace, non-halal dishes are only available a long drive away, which is logistically challenging if you’re on a one-hour lunch break. To make up for ‘lost time’, my dinners and weekends would usually consist of...

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    Chettinad breakfast at Vishalatchi, Brickfields

    by  • August 21, 2012 • Dining • 1 Comment

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    One of the most refreshing mango lassi I had was in a little café in Cameron Highlands many years back. I’m not sure if this café is still there, but whenever I’ve mango lassi, it’ll bring back fond memories of our weekend getaway.   Closer to home, I’m glad to have found a pretty...

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    Where time stands still – Sek Yuen Restaurant

    by  • July 27, 2012 • Dining • 0 Comments

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    I just couldn’t help laughing when K recounted how he had ordered hokkien mee at Sek Yuen. Hokkien mee is one of K’s favourite stir-fried dish and he will ask for it without a second thought, even in a place that serves mainly Cantonese food. The elderly uncle told him point blank that they...

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    Meng Kee char siew at Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • May 5, 2012 • Dining • 1 Comment

    Ming Kee char siew

    I still remember how Andrew gushed about Meng Kee char siew when he first had it some years back. Twice I went looking for it, and came back disappointed. I didn’t know they’ve moved. If only I have taken a bit of time to google. I finally found my way there recently. It is now...

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    Wantan Mee at Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • April 14, 2012 • Dining, Street food • 0 Comments

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    This is one of the best wantan mee I’ve had in a long, long time. Al dente wantan noodles drenched in lardy soya sauce. Forget about calorie count, this is worth breaking your diet for.   Located next to the main entrance of Pudu Market, this noodle stall seems to have a loyal following. We were...

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    Hor Poh Restaurant – Segambut, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • February 12, 2012 • Dining • 0 Comments

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    Sometimes, when I am craving for hakka food, we would take a short drive to Hor Poh Restaurant at Segambut.   This air-conditioned eatery offers quite a wide selection of hakka favorites including yong tau fu, abacus beads, stewed pork belly and  lei cha (擂茶).      Hor Poh Cuisine Restaurant 36 Jalan 6/38D Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut,...

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