KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika

KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika
By KY Izakaya, or Japanese gastro pub, is a relatively new type of Japanese restaurant in Malaysia. It is basically a pub with a proper bar and a full kitchen. You want to have a few beer or sake? Sure. You want a full meal? They’ve got that covered too. Robataya Izakaya at Publika Robataya ...

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar
By KY I don’t often accept reviews to cafes since there are really a dime a dozen out there, and for the most part, I like my street food & higher end restaurants (especially when I get to eat for free), but when Sue msg and told me about the Korean-run Table 9 Cafe & ...

KY eats – Tiger Char Kuih Teow, Lebuh Carnavon, Penang

KY eats – Tiger Char Kuih Teow, Lebuh Carnavon, Penang
By KY On one of the earlier visits back to my beloved hometown, Penang, we chanced upon Ping Hooi kopitiam while in search for a meal between lunch and dinner, this was actually due to the fact that both the Pitt Street kuih teow soup I was trying to have and my favorite oyster omelet ...

KY eats – Awesome Pork Steak at ANTE, Publika

KY eats – Awesome Pork Steak at ANTE, Publika
By KY Ever since Haze started her gallery shop GoJyu5 at Publika (you should check it out), we’ve been sampling the restaurants there quite a bit, and since the Entertainment App has buy 1 free 1 deal for ANTE, we decided it was time to check it out a couple weeks ago. ANTE, Publika Solaris ...

KY eats – Omakase Dinner at Kame Sushi, Sri Hartamas

KY eats – Omakase Dinner at Kame Sushi, Sri Hartamas
By KY Kame Sushi is one of the first Japanese restaurants in KL to offer omakase style dining. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, omakase simply means “a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef”, so basically you tell the chef what you don’t eat, or allergic to, and the restaurant decides ...

KY eats – Authentic Thai Fare at Jatujak Bangkok Street Food, Ara Damansara

KY eats – Authentic Thai Fare at Jatujak Bangkok Street Food, Ara Damansara
By KY The inner part of Ara Damansara away from the slightly more glamorous Oasis Square area used to be quite a bit of hidden area of PJ that’s not exactly a gem. There were a few less than interesting kopitiam, and an ill fated then-new commercial area by the name of New Ze Xui ...

KY eats – Lala Bak Kut Teh at Yun Heng kopitiam, Klang Utama

KY eats – Lala Bak Kut Teh at Yun Heng kopitiam, Klang Utama
By KY Bak Kut Teh infused with seafood is not exactly a recent invention in the land where this uniquely Chinese-Malaysian dish originated, and of the various different variants of bak kut teh, it is probably the most rare, hence it is no surprise that many bak kut teh fans does not know about the ...

KY eats – Festive Menu, Babe at Clearwater, KL

KY eats – Festive Menu, Babe at Clearwater, KL
By KY I don’t do a lot of invited reviews these days, mostly due to work commitments and staying quite a fair bit away from the city. However, every now and then there are something intriguing enough that warrant the time and effort. The invitation for Festive Menu at Babe Gastro was one of such ...

KY eats – Kimberly Street Koay Chap, Penang

KY eats – Kimberly Street Koay Chap, Penang
By KY Koay Chap is one of the lesser known Penang hakwer food, and I would guess that the reason is probably due to the amount of work needed in preparing the dish. The ingredient of koay chap includes duck meat, duck innards, duck egg, coagulated blood, some of which aren’t as easily available as ...

KY eats – No. 5 Char Kuih Teow, Penang

KY eats – No. 5 Char Kuih Teow, Penang
By KY Last weekend when we went back to Penang for a friend’s wedding & Haze‘s art exhibition finale, we took the opportunity to meet up with mom for good old fashion street hawker food. The destination of choice was mom’s new favorite char kuih teow place – No. 5 Char Koay Teow at Macalister ...

KY eats – Brunch at Podgy and the Banker, Sri Hartamas

KY eats – Brunch at Podgy and the Banker, Sri Hartamas
By KY A couple years ago when the topic of coffee came up, I believe it was probably David, an avid coffee drinker of mine who mentioned the name Podgy and the Banker as one of his favorite places for a good cuppa, and thanks to that rather unique name for a cafe, it stuck ...

KY eats – Best Murtabak at Exotic Curry House, Little India, Klang

KY eats – Best Murtabak at Exotic Curry House, Little India, Klang
By KY While we have mamak restaurants at pretty much every commercial all throughout the country, it is surprisingly rare to see “proper” Indian restaurants that aren’t the typical mamak style. The difference is subtle, especially when it is a Southern Indian cuisine, but you can always spot the tell-tale sign that beef isn’t on ...

KY eats – Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh, Klang

KY eats – Seng Huat Bak Kut Teh, Klang
By KY While you can get bak kut teh all around the clock in Klang, it is still mostly a breakfast option for most natives around here. So prior to work a few weeks ago, I decided to head to one of the more popular old school bkt places to get my morning fix – ...

KY eats – Thai Style Hot Pot near Klang Parade

KY eats – Thai Style Hot Pot near Klang Parade
By KY If you’re looking for dinner at Klang, there are a few repeating themes you’ll see. First and foremost, there’s of course the various bak kut teh restaurants at every other block, followed by seafood & tai chao restaurants, and then if you look closely, there’s also quite a few steamboat/hotpot sort of places. ...

KY eats – Uncle Seng Noodle at Subang Jaya SS15

KY eats – Uncle Seng Noodle at Subang Jaya SS15
By KY A couple weeks ago while getting myself a band saw from a hardware supply shop in Subang SS15, we walked past a restaurant with no name that seems to be enjoying quite a healthy stream of customers. Upon closer inspection, the nameless restaurant is called Uncle Seng, and they just didn’t bother fixing ...

KY eats – Nasi Kerabu & more at Kesom Kafe, Aman Suria

KY eats – Nasi Kerabu & more at Kesom Kafe, Aman Suria
By KY Over the CNY period my family and I went over to Aman Suria to meet up with a couple cousins for lunch. At the time was also a period when my dear friend Suanie kept talking about Kesom Kafe and their nasi kerabu basically every few hours, so I decided it was a ...

KY eats – Tonkatsu by Ma Maison with The Entertainer

KY eats – Tonkatsu by Ma Maison with The Entertainer
By KY Japanese cuisine started in Malaysia with sushi and sashimi, and thankfully over the years, we are introduced to more and more different Japanese dishes to the country. Now we have Japanese bakery, cafe, egg tarts, teppanyaki, tendon, izakaya, ramen, pasta, pizza, and of course, one of my favorites – tonkatsu restaurants. Tonkatsu by ...

KY eats – Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh, The Original BKT

KY eats – Teck Teh Bak Kut Teh, The Original BKT
By KY Several weeks ago I chanced upon an article on The Star newspaper on Teck Teh and how it is believed that this is where it all started, the origin of bak kut teh in Malaysia. Since I am a self confessed bak kut teh fan, I did myself a favor and promptly went ...

KY eats – Sicilian Cuisine with Chef Lino Sauro at The Library, Ritz Carlton KL

KY eats – Sicilian Cuisine with Chef Lino Sauro at The Library, Ritz Carlton KL
By KY A couple days ago we were lucky enough to be one of the first batches of people to be fortunate enough to have a taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton KL by the award winning Guest Chef Lino Sauro from Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare in Singapore. This event happens from March ...

KY eats – Penang Prawn Mee Breakfast at Sungai Way, PJ

KY eats – Penang Prawn Mee Breakfast at Sungai Way, PJ
By KY Prawn mee is only called prawn mee if you’re in Klang Valley, which is a bit funny since it is a dish that is originated from Penang, and up North we always called it Hokkien mee. It is unfortunate that Hokkien Mee is referred to something that looks like a plate of greased ...

KY eats – Omakase at Sushi Azabu, The Table, Isetan The Japan Store KL

KY eats – Omakase at Sushi Azabu, The Table, Isetan The Japan Store KL
By KY Of the five restaurants recently opened at Isetan The Japan Store’s 4F The Table, Sushi Azabu would be the one that has the most prestige. An offshoot from the Michelin star restaurant from New York, Sushi Azabu promises authentic and intimate dining experience in its 40 seat set up. Chef Saito, Sushi Azabu ...

KY eats – Curry Mee, CKT & More at Restoran Penang Corner, Kepong

KY eats – Curry Mee, CKT & More at Restoran Penang Corner, Kepong
By KY A little while ago one of Haze’s aunt from Kepong, who is quite a foodie herself, introduced us to Restoran Penang Corner at Jalan Kepong Baru, just a stone’s throw away from the popular KTZ dessert store. Restoran Penang Corner at Kepong The restaurant is more like a road side food court with ...

KY eats – Buffet Galore at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La KL

KY eats – Buffet Galore at Lemon Garden, Shangri-La KL
By KY When it comes to hotel restaurants, Shangri-La must be the gold standard, I’ve been to a number of corporate events, attended wedding dinners, and been to a few restaurants under Shangri-La group. The experience has always been a positive one, so when I received the invitation for the reopening of Lemon Garden at ...

KY eats – Tonkatsu Anzu, The Table, Isetan The Japan Store KL

KY eats – Tonkatsu Anzu, The Table, Isetan The Japan Store KL
By KY Tonkatsu Anzu is one of the five premium restaurants located on the 4th floor of Isetan The Japan Store KL that serves one of my favorite ingredients of all time – pork. We were lucky enough to be part of the launch event a week ago, allowing a sneak peek to what this ...

KY eats – Hon Ki Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Klang

KY eats – Hon Ki Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Klang
By KY To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have known about Hon Ki BKT if Ah Tao of the famous Ah Tao Seafood Bak Kut Teh was still alive. When I was sharing the news of Ah Tao’s demise (RIP) with Zess over Chinese New Year, our Klang ahbeng who’s well versed with everything bak ...

KY eats – Ong Kee Tauge Chicken Rice, Ipoh

KY eats – Ong Kee Tauge Chicken Rice, Ipoh
By KY When it comes to food in Ipoh, the most famous of them all has got to be chicken rice with bean sprout, and for those who love this dish, there’s no other place that is more popular than Restoran Tauge Ayam Ong Kee right in the heart of Ipoh town, which was where ...

KY eats – Ah Lye Curry Fish Head, Subang Jaya

KY eats – Ah Lye Curry Fish Head, Subang Jaya
By KY While curry may be originated from Indian cuisine, here in Malaysia, the local Chinese has since adopted many of the same spices and cooking methods and embraced the dish as their own. Of many curry dishes out there, one of my favorites has got to be fish head curry, one of those dishes ...

KY eats – Thai Syok Seafood Restaurant, Setia Alam

KY eats – Thai Syok Seafood Restaurant, Setia Alam
By KY Thai food is probably the most matured international cuisine in Malaysia, we now get most everything Thailand has to offer, thanks to our proximity to the nation of origin, as well as our generally rather similar taste buds. If you’re not far from Setia Alam area and love a good meal of non-halal ...

KY eats – Vietnamese Street Food 101 – #7 Keo Fish, Grilled & Steamboat

KY eats – Vietnamese Street Food 101 – #7 Keo Fish, Grilled & Steamboat
By KY One of the reasons I’ve been to Vietnam 9 times prior to this trip was due to work. Back then, we were developing a pretty complicated web based program with a team of programmers based in Ho Chi Minh City, and the team lead for that project was none of ther than Trinh, ...

KY eats – Thai Cuisine at Tiger Lily, DC Mall

KY eats – Thai Cuisine at Tiger Lily, DC Mall
By KY When it comes to foriegn cuisine, it is safe to say that the most popular of all out of South East Asia is that of our Northern neighbor – Thai. You can find a good bowl of tomyam most anywhere in the world. For us in Malaysia, we had the good fortune of ...
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