Chun Kee Tai Bu Mee, Jalan Sayur, Pudu

What on earth is a Tai Bu Mee? There’s wantan mee. There’s fried hokkien mee.. but Tai Bu? Well Tai Bu (or Dabu) is actually a place China, densely occupied by the Hakka folk, and where they obviously cook food in the Hakka manner. So you could say that the Tai Bu noodles might also […]

Margaret Yong Tau Foo @ Subang Perdana

If you are a size queen, like I am, you will love this place. Margaret’s Yong Tau Foo is one of the best places to visit, for supersized Yong Tau Foo (YTF). It definitely ranks way up there on our top list of YTF Joints in KL. Priced at RM0.80 per piece, it is rather […]

Top 10 Hot Spots for Siew Yoke in KL

When I was little, I used to watch my dad prep his special, secret recipe, Roast Pork (Siew Yoke) in the back kitchen in Ipoh. I remember the distinct aroma wafting from the kitchen that got my salivary glands going – till today, he is still the best cook I know,  so any Siew Yoke […]

BBQ Pork Addictions at Hoong Kee

It seems like every week, we find a great new place for BBQ Pork (Charsiew) Noodles. It doesn’t take much to make us happy, but the pork has to be spot on in terms of flavour, and have a nice charred BBQ outer layer too. And now, we have yet another Charsiew place to add to our […]

Crazy about Loke Yun Ampang’s Chicken Rice!

All this marathon training and running has only succeeded in doing one thing. It has given me a huge appetite for carbs. And few foods exert as tantalizing a pull on my voracious appetite as rice and chicken. Not just any chicken. But good old fashioned, texture that has a bit of a fight, kampung […]

Back to Sin Hiap Kee for that Curry Fish Head Fix

Just as any South East Asian that’s been away in the West for too long, the immediate craving on the dining table is for something greasy, sweet-sour, spicy and hot off the stove. I am back in KL! And my appetite for all things spicy, greasy and generally eaten with a truck load of steaming […]

Wang Chiew Pork Knuckle

To some of my American friends, the words ‘pork knuckle’ summon horrific images of knobby, stringy joints and inedible parts and is usually met with a shudder and upturned nose. Luckily, my Brazilian friends, are totally 100% into the Pork knuckle. Too bad for the Yanks, and more for me (and the South Americans), I […]

Going Balls Deep @ Yang Kee Beef Ball Noodle

We recently went balls deep with Mr. Siew from Yang Kee Seapark’s popular beef ball noodle. The somewhat shy owner of the stall had invited us months back to watch him make beef meatballs which he does by hand. It wasn’t until he invited us to observe his artisanal skills that it occurred in our […]

King Beef and the Kingdom of Best Bean @ Pudu

Sometimes, fate brings you to a place, different from the intended. We have our regular haunts in Pudu, places where we eat pretty frequently. We were thinking of visiting our usual Chinese owned Indian food shop, but thinking it would be too heavy a meal, Cumi decided to drop-by another popular eatery hidden on the […]

Char Siew Fix at Spring Golden Restaurant, Shah Alam

BBQ pork or Char Siew is a famous street-side, Chinese hawker dish that everyone loves. But what makes a great plate for Char Siew? Is it the perfect fat to lean ratio of meat? Is it the skewers of pork meat marinated in a secret, homemade honey hoisin sauce, then roasted till it resembles charred, […]

Sing Wah Coffee Shop @ Jalan Gasing

During the wet, wet, rainy season, nothing hits the spot like a hot pot of Bak Kut Teh. The name literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and, at its simplest, consists of fatty pork ribs simmered in a broth of herbs and spices including star anise, cinnamon, wolfberries, cloves, dong guai, fennel seeds and garlic, […]

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