• Street food

    Banana Leaf Rice at Acha Curry House

    by  • January 30, 2017 • Street food • 0 Comments

    banana leaf rice - Acha Curry House, PJ

    It’s Chinese New Year, and here I am craving for banana leaf rice. A quick google and a half-hour drive later, we ended up at Acha Curry House. Fresh ingredients. Delish curry. To-die-for sambal ikan bilis…heck, even the rice was fluffy good. Worth. Every. Calorie. Go off-peak hours or late morning to avoid the...

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    Chap fan – Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • September 20, 2016 • Snapshots, Street food • 2 Comments

    chap fan chef - Pudu

    A candid shot of my favourite chap fan chef in Pudu. This is where I would go for wholesome, home-cooked dishes. Each time I went, the chef or uncle (as I would fondly call him) would be busy cooking. The dishes are cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Location: Food stalls at Pudu outer...

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    The barista

    by  • June 26, 2015 • Snapshots, Street food • 0 Comments

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    Passed by this hole-in-the-wall coffee shop and stopped for a drink. I said “Uncle, one kopi tarik please” and he gave me this dashing smile. And he makes an awesome cuppa. Location: next to Sentul market, along Jalan Sentul. Google map here.

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    Nasi lemak bungkus

    by  • January 3, 2015 • Street food • 2 Comments

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    What can RM1 get you these days? Not much really, no thanks to the ever-rising cost of living in KL. So it was really a nice surprise to stumble upon this. Fluffy coconut rice with delish sambal ikan bilis for RM1. The only thing missing is the fried peanuts, which I’ll gladly overlook for...

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    Nasi Campur – Gerai No.3 @ Cheras Velodrome

    by  • December 28, 2014 • Street food • 0 Comments

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    It’s been a good day if I had a good meal. Not necessarily anything fancy or expensive, just simple dishes done really well. And it was one of those days when we discovered this Malay food stall in Cheras Velodrome. There is a decent variety of nasi campur here. Nothing elaborate, just simple homey...

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    Pasar Ramadhan

    by  • July 21, 2013 • Street food • 0 Comments

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    One of my favorite time of the year is the month of Ramadan. During the fasting month, there are many Ramadan bazaars around Malaysia selling food and drinks for buka puasa. Some of these local food stalls are home-based and operate only once a year, in these Ramadan bazaars. Check out this link for...

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    Only on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

    by  • March 31, 2013 • Street food • 0 Comments

    nasi lemak - PJ old town market

    For over 30 years, Uncle Cheah and his wife have been serving one of our most popular Malaysian dish – nasi lemak. The husband-and-wife team can be found in the back corner of  PJ old town market. Their curry chicken is scrumptious, and pork curry – one of its kind. This rice bin was custom-made in KL, and over 30...

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    Hakka Mee near Petaling Street, KL

    by  • March 24, 2013 • Street food • 0 Comments

    petaling street hakka mee

    Just off Petaling Street, there is a noodle stall that serves delicious hakka mee. The stall is at the back lane of Petaling Street, and near to the Jalan Sultan flea market (more popularly known as ‘thieves market’)   Watch out for a tiny lane just opposite Tang City food court on Petaling Street, between...

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    Hassan’s Mee Rojak, Taman Cuepecs

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Street food • 1 Comment

    mee rojak hassan

    This morning, I went to gerai Hassan for my regular fix of mee kari and ended up with 2 bowls of noodles. And a new found favorite – Hassan’s mee rojak. One mouthful was all it takes to get me hooked on this new dish at Hassan’s stall. And I just couldn’t help slurping up the flavorful...

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    Yong Tau Foo – Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur

    by  • March 9, 2013 • Street food • 0 Comments

    maharajalela - yong tau foo

    Along Jalan Maharajalela, there is a delicious yong tau foo stall that has been around for the last few decades. It gets quite crowded during lunch hours, especially on weekdays. I like to come here on weekends for late breakfast.   Surrounded by trees, this place is quite cool and shady –  a nice relief...

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