Baan Kanom Jeen Thai Restaurant @ Empire Damansara

Baan Kanom Jeen Thai Restaurant @ Empire Damansara
By vkeong Khanom chin, or khanom jeen is a type of thin rice noodle that resembles a thicker version of rice vermicelli. The texture is somewhat different though, as it tastes smoother and bouncier, kind of similar to laksa noodle. Because of that, khanom jeen is simply referred to as Thai Laksa in some northern ...

5 Things to Do at Mamee Jonker House, Melaka

5 Things to Do at Mamee Jonker House, Melaka
By vkeong As someone who grew up in the 80s, Mamee Monster Noodle Snack is one of my favorite childhood snacks. These ready to eat crunchy instant noodle treat was affordable, convenient to eat and more importantly, tasty. And who could forget the seasoning powder that came together. It tasted so good that I would ...

5D4N Trip to Kansai Region, Japan

5D4N Trip to Kansai Region, Japan
By vkeong ** Still updating ** I just returned from a Media FAM trip to Kansai region in Japan recently. In this post I will share the itinerary planned for the trip which lasted 5 days and 4 nights. Kansai (関西) is the western region of Honshu with the three biggest cities being Osaka, Kyoto ...

Kuih Keria Abang Botek

Kuih Keria Abang Botek
By vkeong Kuih Keria is a unique Malay style donut that is more commonly found in Melaka. It is basically deep fried sweet potato dough covered in sweet Gula Melaka glaze. Depending on the recipe of choice, sometimes honey and a mix of rock sugar and caster sugar are used instead. When done right, the ...

Kuih Keria Abang Botek @ Sungai Putat, Melaka

Kuih Keria Abang Botek @ Sungai Putat, Melaka
By vkeong Kuih Keria is a unique Malay style donut that is more commonly found in Melaka. It is basically deep fried sweet potato dough covered in sweet Gula Melaka glaze. Depending on the recipe of choice, sometimes honey and a mix of rock sugar and caster sugar are used instead. When done right, the ...

Nasi Ayam Bonda @ Kampung Bachang, Melaka

Nasi Ayam Bonda @ Kampung Bachang, Melaka
By vkeong When one thinks of chicken rice in Melaka, it’s usually chicken rice balls. But chicken rice ball is mostly prepared by the Chinese and halal ones are extremely rare. Luckily, there are plenty of halal chicken rice options in Melaka and many of them are as good as the non halal versions, albeit ...

Honolulu Cafe Authentic Hong Kong Cafe Opening Soon in Sunway Pyramid

Honolulu Cafe Authentic Hong Kong Cafe Opening Soon in Sunway Pyramid
By vkeong If you love Hong Kong culture then you have a big reason to rejoice. Honolulu Cafe (檀岛香港茶餐厅), known for their delicious egg tarts and award-winning coffee and milk tea, are opening up their first outlet soon in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid. Widely recognized as the pioneer in Hong Kong’s ‘cha chan teng’ culture, ...

Nasi Lemak Ujong Pasir @ Restoran Ming Huat, Melaka

Nasi Lemak Ujong Pasir @ Restoran Ming Huat, Melaka
By vkeong Nasi Lemak Ujong Pasir is one of the longest standing nasi lemak berlauk stalls in Melaka. Interestingly, it operates in a Chinese coffee shop which also houses a couple of other Malay food stalls. A standard plate of nasi lemak here comes with a good serving of sambal, kangkung (it’s a Melaka thing) ...

IndoBowl – Indomie Cafe @ Sungai Besi

IndoBowl – Indomie Cafe @ Sungai Besi
By vkeong IndoBowl is interesting because it claims to be the first Indomie cafe in Malaysia. Shortly after their opening, they went viral because people were intrigued by their Indomie noodle offerings. Instead of frying the instant noodles like how Maggi Goreng is prepared, the Indomie is simply tossed in packet seasonings. Then, meat toppings, ...

Mee Kari & Mee Rojak @ Mee Kari Sungai Putat, Melaka

Mee Kari & Mee Rojak @ Mee Kari Sungai Putat, Melaka
By vkeong Before Mango Float Royale Melaka started their business in Sungai Putat, the site was already known for mee kari. Mee Kari Sungai Putat has been around since 1990 and is currently managed by the 3rd generation of the same family. Now, both businesses are complementing each other, as those who come for mango ...

Melaka Halal Food Guide by MyMakanTV

Melaka Halal Food Guide by MyMakanTV
By vkeong Some of you may have noticed that I have been sharing a lot of video contents from MyMakanTV. It is in fact a new social media venture me and my wife SL have been working hard on in the last 2 months. Here’s our latest project I would like to share with you, ...

Roti Canai Kayu Arang @ Melaka

Roti Canai Kayu Arang @ Melaka
By vkeong Although I have been a frequent visitor to Melaka, Roti Canai Kayu Arang was completely new to me. In fact, I have never heard of it until last month. Roti Canai Kayu Arang Posted by My Makan TV on Sunday, September 10, 2017 If there’s anything you need to know before coming here, ...

金色三麥 Le Blé D’or @ Q Square Mall, Taipei

金色三麥 Le Blé D’or @ Q Square Mall, Taipei
By vkeong The truth is, there is only so much street food you can eat in Taiwan before you get bored. By the fourth day we were already hankering for something different and we wanted to enjoy a proper sit down meal. For that, we headed to Le Blé D’or in Q Square shopping mall. ...

Adwa Char Kuey Teow @ Kuala Pilah

Adwa Char Kuey Teow @ Kuala Pilah
By vkeong When SL told me we were going to Kuala Pilah for Malay style char koay teow, I must admit I was a skeptic. After all, shouldn’t one be heading to Penang for that? But once I tasted Adwa‘s char kuey teow, I was not only truly impressed, I can also say with confidence ...

Feng Jia Shiann Chao Seafood Restaurant @ Taichung

Feng Jia Shiann Chao Seafood Restaurant @ Taichung
By vkeong One of the things we set out to do during our trip to Taiwan was to eat at a ‘hot fry’ restaurant. ‘Hot fry’ is the literal translation of 热炒, which is similar to our ‘dai chao’ where the dishes are cooked upon order. The reason we picked to eat at Feng Jia ...

Mango Float Royale Melaka @ Melaka

Mango Float Royale Melaka @ Melaka
By vkeong Coconut shake has always been the drink to look for when in Melaka. Now, you have an alternative – mango float which can be found at Sungai Putat in Batu Berendam. The stall that started selling the drink a year ago is called Mango Float Royale Melaka and should be added to your ...

The Porki Society @ Sea Park, PJ

The Porki Society @ Sea Park, PJ
By vkeong The Porki Society is a Thai restaurant in Sea Park just minutes’ drive away from SS2. They made waves with their boat noodles a couple of years ago when those were still considered the must try food in Klang Valley. Now, The Porki Society is perhaps better well known for their affordable and ...

Fu Ding Wang Braised Pork Knuckle Rice 富鼎旺 @ Taichung

Fu Ding Wang Braised Pork Knuckle Rice 富鼎旺 @ Taichung
By vkeong When it comes to pork knuckle in Taichung, Fu Ding Wang (富鼎旺) is without a doubt the restaurant to look out for. They have 2 branches currently, the first can be found next to Zhonghua Night Market, while the second one is at Dongxing Road. Besides being a local’s favorite, many people from ...

NeuVida Omega-9 Cooking Oil, a World Class Healthy Cooking Oil

NeuVida Omega-9 Cooking Oil, a World Class Healthy Cooking Oil
By vkeong Malaysians are becoming increasingly health-conscious these days. We automatically ask for ‘kurang manis’ when ordering our favorite teh tarik and restaurants that promote healthy eating are getting more popular than ever. But for those who seldom eat out and prefer to cook at home regularly, do you know that the type of cooking ...

Chiak Song 吃爽 @ Batu Berendam, Melaka

Chiak Song 吃爽 @ Batu Berendam, Melaka
By vkeong Chiak Song (吃爽) is a seafood restaurant in Batu Berendam that serves primarily shellfish dishes, kind of like what you would get at longkang siham. But they don’t just boil the seafood, they actually cook then with some of their homemade sauces. So the variety you get is better, albeit not by a ...

#BAE (Build and Eat) & Maerry:Me @ Bangsar

#BAE (Build and Eat) & Maerry:Me @ Bangsar
By vkeong Not sure if you noticed but there’s a new restaurant called #BAE (Build and Eat) just across Telawi Square. It’s hard to miss it because of its peculiar signboard and eye-catching colors. For a contemporary restaurant, and moreover, in Bangsar, you would expect the prices to be up there. As it turned out, ...

The Establishment @ Pavilion

The Establishment @ Pavilion
By vkeong When I look for a place to eat in shopping malls, my preference lies with smaller or independent establishments that do not have branches elsewhere. In Pavilion, The Establishment is one of the newer and more original F&B tenants that got our attention. Their simple yet eclectic menu offers both Asian and Western ...

Curry Laksa @ Restoran Asia Laksa Senawang, Seremban

Curry Laksa @ Restoran Asia Laksa Senawang, Seremban
By vkeong Seremban might not be as profic as Penang, Melaka or Ipoh when it comes to food, but the town still has plenty to offer. For the locals, only one kind of laksa exists and that term usually refers to curry laksa or curry mee depending on where you are from. There are a ...

Teppan Toast @ Full Want (扶旺号), Taipei

Teppan Toast @ Full Want (扶旺号), Taipei
By vkeong Teppan Toast is new to us Malaysians and I would highly recommend that you try it when visiting Taiwan. It is one of our favorite things to eat and you can get it easily at 扶旺号 (Full Want), a Taipei-based chain restaurant which had a humble beginning as a food stall in Ningxia ...

RM1 Nasi Lemak Ikan Masin Drive Thru @ Kepong

RM1 Nasi Lemak Ikan Masin Drive Thru @ Kepong
By vkeong Earlier this month, we dropped by Shell next to Masjid Amaniah Kepong for petrol and some refreshments. We noticed this food truck manned by a lady called Nasi Lemak Ikan Masin Drive Thru. It is parked outside the station and sells nasi lemak bungkus at RM1 each. Since it was so cheap, we ...

ShopBack Malaysia Upsized Cashback Campaign

ShopBack Malaysia Upsized Cashback Campaign
By vkeong It’s no secret among my family and friends that I am a staunch supporter of ShopBack Malaysia. For me, it is the best online loyalty platform. So I have no problem promoting it even on my personal Facebook. Like my friend says in the screenshot above, it’s free money. After being a user ...

Lan’s Minced Pork Shop (岚肉燥专卖店) @ Taichung Second Market

Lan’s Minced Pork Shop (岚肉燥专卖店) @ Taichung Second Market
By vkeong Like most Asian major towns and cities, the market is an ideal place to start looking for good food, and Taichung is no exception either. Located 15 minutes away on foot from the Taichung Station, Taichung Second Market (第二市场) is a popular eating spot for locals and tourists alike. For a market that ...

Elixir Health Pot 无老锅 @ Taipei (Wulao Zhongshan)

Elixir Health Pot 无老锅 @ Taipei (Wulao Zhongshan)
By vkeong Looking back, our previous vacation to Taiwan 8 years ago was a touristy one. We went to as many night markets as time allowed and and ate almost exclusively at the food stands. The only proper sit down meal we had was probably at Din Tai Fung – which we had to queue ...

2017 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival (台湾滷肉饭节)

2017 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival (台湾滷肉饭节)
By vkeong When it comes to Taiwanese food, braised pork rice or minced pork rice (滷肉飯 – Lu Rou Fan) is without a doubt one of the nation’s favorites. It can be found everywhere from a street vendor, restaurant to a five-star hotel. Because of that, it is also called the “National Rice” of Taiwan. ...

Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee @ Medan Selera Berlian, Jinjang

Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee @ Medan Selera Berlian, Jinjang
By vkeong The food court in Jinjang Utara has been demolished to make way for MRT construction. Because of that, most of the hawkers have shifted their stalls to Medan Selera Berlian in Jinjang Selatan. This includes the Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee I blogged about almost 2 years ago. Nothing much has changed ...