Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

What’s delicious to you, something you can’t live without and unique to your culture? It’s our ethnic food, of course! These are special because food originating from one’s country can never be imitated. How different can food be in a Continue reading Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

Malaysian food is a rich combination of unforgettable memories and tastes. In this first episode of my series about local cuisine, that I have developed a deep connection with, I strongly suggest for one to experience the history from its Continue reading Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

For someone who was raised outside their native country, it comes with many missed-out opportunities. We moved overseas to Saudi Arabia when I was five in 2004, and that was the last time I remember Malaysia being a home to Continue reading A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

It was like whizzing in and out of nostalgic Shanghai and a contemporary world. Think of Paris of the East, and New York of the West! That is precisely the ambience exuded by one of Kuala Lumpur’s (KL) rising night Continue reading Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch

The spicy noodle soup we call laksa in Malaysia is a dish that reigns supreme at coffee shops and food courts as well as top restaurants of the country. The laksa’s popularity has invited debates from far and wide on Continue reading Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch Continue reading Laksa Johor: Fusion Cuisine With A Royal Touch

The Crispy Curry Puff: A Southeast Asian Snack

Many different people of various races and ethnicities populate Southeast Asia. As part of that colonisation, European settlers, brought in workers from their overseas colonies to work in their mines and plantations. Eventually, some of the workers settled down locally, Continue reading The Crispy Curry Puff: A Southeast Asian Snack

The Delectable Ang-Ku Kuih Of Malaysia

Malaysia is a land of diversity and many cultures. The population comprises many unique ethnic groups. With such diverse cultures come amazing cuisine of different kinds. Malaysia is famous for its various dishes and foods, and one of the most Continue reading The Delectable Ang-Ku Kuih Of Malaysia

Ketogenic Diet: Is What’s On Your Plate The New Vogue?

Previously we shared that the idea of maintaining ketosis has taken over the weight loss space. This is because celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian touted the ketogenic (keto) diet. This led keto diet to the forefront of the discussion. Although you are Continue reading Ketogenic Diet: Is What’s On Your Plate The New Vogue?

Online Food Delivery: New Norms In Dining

Online delivery is in huge demand all around the world especially when it comes to the food category. There are many reasons why people prefer to order food online. The most common cited reason being busy with work or studies. Continue reading Online Food Delivery: New Norms In Dining

Ketogenic Diet: The New Health Vogue?

Diet; a word that literally means something we eat, in any shape or form. It is associated with a restrictive notion, specifically for losing weight but it is not really true. There are different kinds of diets like protein diet, Continue reading Ketogenic Diet: The New Health Vogue?

Nut About Nuts: Phenomenal Dessert In Malacca

The year 2020 has been stressful for me. With the Movement Control Order (MCO) and passing of my grandma, it has been tough to even see the bright side of things. However, thankfully there are some things that give me Continue reading Nut About Nuts: Phenomenal Dessert In Malacca

MasterChef Sha’s Fix – A Doctor Who Cooks From The Heart

When I first joined my new work place as a medical officer, my thoughts were on career advancement. I had chosen Radiology as my field of interest and now, it was time to work towards my goal. Of course, like Continue reading MasterChef Sha’s Fix – A Doctor Who Cooks From The Heart

Cooking Up The Sweet Life To Relieve Stress

In a pressure-cooker environment, life isn’t always a picnic. Yet, if you take a leaf out of the famous cookbook The Joy of Cooking, stress relief is as easy as (eating or baking) pie. Granted, not everyone can afford to Continue reading Cooking Up The Sweet Life To Relieve Stress

The Significance Of ‘Mamak’ Stalls To Malaysians

A typical scene at a 'mamak' stall in KL. Usually, if you don't find plastic tables and chairs, there would usually be metal tables and chairs placed in the restaurant or stall.

When one thinks of Malaysia, one would no doubt think of the food. Nasi lemak, kuih (local cakes), char kuey teow, you name it! Malaysia’s multiculturalism has contributed to the variety of food we have, which leads us on to Continue reading The Significance Of ‘Mamak’ Stalls To Malaysians

Nasi Lemak – A South East Asian Delight

I remember as a child, my father used to drive us every weekend to another town 30 to 40 kilometres away just to treat us to a special nasi lemak lunch. This memory has been ingrained in my mind since Continue reading Nasi Lemak – A South East Asian Delight

Pisang Goreng: Nostalgic Flavours Revisited

Slivers of pisang goreng deep fried in a wok at a roadside stall

It never gets old. There’s just something sentimental, and magical, about the nostalgic flavours of pisang goreng. These morsels of crispy delights, lovingly dipped in batter, and deep fried. Sometimes twice. Perhaps it’s the heady aroma of caramelised bananas. The Continue reading Pisang Goreng: Nostalgic Flavours Revisited

Stingless Bee Honey – The Natural Superfood From Sarawak

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A new year resolution of mine, which I am sure many would share, is to be more health conscious. I have been going to the gym regularly for the past year, but still find myself often getting sick. I started Continue reading Stingless Bee Honey – The Natural Superfood From Sarawak

Food In Malaysia: A Foreigner’s Perspective

Malaysia has some of the best food from the world over. The country is a tourist hotspot for a reason. The food here is worth the airfare. As a Bangladeshi man living in Malaysia, I have a unique perspective on Continue reading Food In Malaysia: A Foreigner’s Perspective

5 Ways Chinese New Year Brings Family And Friends Together

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What’s not to like about homecoming for Chinese New Year celebration? Generational gaps and long-distance relationships are irrelevant as family members from various places return to their hometowns for the Spring Festival. In Malaysia, Chinese New Year is one of Continue reading 5 Ways Chinese New Year Brings Family And Friends Together

Sarawak Laksa In Klang Valley: Where To Find Them?

Have you ever heard of Sarawak Laksa? I’m sure we are all familiar with the mouthwatering dish called laksa. Most places in Malaysia and South East Asia have their own impressive versions of the dish. Sarawak is no exception. It Continue reading Sarawak Laksa In Klang Valley: Where To Find Them?

My Culinary Commute: “Chef Jacket Over Lab Coat”

If there was ever a starting point to my culinary journey, I would have to say, it all started from watching a cooking show, talking all about baking. I have cousins my age, who would be watching SpongeBob; meanwhile, I Continue reading My Culinary Commute: “Chef Jacket Over Lab Coat”