KY eats – Apong Guan, Penang

While char kuih teow, laksa, and cendol gets all the attention in Penang, one of the must-eats for me is actually the humble old apong. Specifically, the stalls offering these tiny apong that have been operating at Jalan Burma right outside Union Primary School for decades. Apong Guan, Penang There are only two of such ...

KY eats – Fried Pan Mee, Rasa, Hulu Selangor

A couple weeks ago, Suan made me wake up at 6 in the morning on weekends, just because she needed a trail walking buddy to go to Chilling Falls (we went many years ago). She’s a friend for over two decades, I had no choice but to comply. fried pan mee in all its glory ...

KY eats – Ayam Penyet Mak Maya with Freshly Made Sambal, Kampung Baru

When it comes to Indonesian food, none is more famous than Ayam Penyet, essentially a flattened deep fried chicken served with tempeh (made from fermented soya bean), tofu, and those oh-so-addictive sambal. Ayam Penyet Mak Maya, Kampung Baru My first ayam penyet was at Waroeng Penyet just over a decade ago, and it was love ...

KY eats – Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng, Subang USJ 2

KY eats – Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng, Subang USJ 2
Been hearing about this Bangkok lane Mee Goreng that’s at USJ (that would be UEP Subang Jaya as the official name) for a while now, so I decided to check it out last week. Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng at Restoran Ehsan Maju For those who aren’t familiar with the background, there’s rather well known mee ...

KY eats – Old School Dishes at Hin Kee Restaurant, Klang

KY eats – Old School Dishes at Hin Kee Restaurant, Klang
Dinner in Klang consists mainly of three big categories – bak kut teh, seafood, and taichau places. Today, let’s look at one of the older, more traditional taichau  (or in Hong Kong – “tai pai tong”) that offers some rather unique dishes – Hin Kee Restaurant. Hin Kee Restaurant, Klang Hin Kee is located across ...

KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Green Lane Noodle, Sri Petaling

KY eats – Penang Curry Mee at Green Lane Noodle, Sri Petaling
Penang style curry mee is one of my favorite hawker food of all time, while there are a few places that offers this dish here in Klang Valley, they often lack the proper ingredients you would expect in the classic recipe. Green Lane Noodle at Sri Petaling, sharing venue with The Roti Man Bakery Enter ...

KY eats – Buffet Style Mala Steamboat at Fei Fan Hot Pot, Subang SS15 Courtyard

KY eats – Buffet Style Mala Steamboat at Fei Fan Hot Pot, Subang SS15 Courtyard
What’s better than spicy hot pot that goes in hot and comes out hotter? Well, unlimited refill at one fixed price, of course! This is essentially what Fei Fan Hot Pot at Subang Courtyard offers, while I would have been a lot more excited about the prospect of buffet steamboat/hotpot 20 years ago, I was ...

KY eats – Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap, Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap, Kota Kinabalu
Another Kota Kinabalu’s favorite is apparently their beef noodle, and for whatever reasons, it took me quite a while before my first try, I suppose it has to do with beef noodle being quite readily accessible in Klang Valley, unlike some of the other more unique dishes (Tuaran mee, for example) Kah Hiong Ngiu Chap, ...

KY eats – Sumptuous Pork Noodle at Ten Noodle, Kota Damansara

KY eats – Sumptuous Pork Noodle at Ten Noodle, Kota Damansara
Pork noodle must be one of the most popular non-halal soup based hawker dish in Klang Valley. It’s in almost every single multi-hawker kopitiam. After all, what’s not to like about a bowl of flavorful soup with all the porky goodness and your favorite choice of noodle? Ten Noodle, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, PJ When ...

KY eats – Ikan Bakar and Gyoza at New Mui Vui, Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Ikan Bakar and Gyoza at New Mui Vui, Hilltop, Kota Kinabalu
Ever have cravings for meat dumplings and ikan bakar at the same time? Well, Kota Kinabalu apparently has enough people who have this unique combo from time to time to warrant a few of these gyoza + grilled fish restaurants. Today let’s look at one of the most popular of them – Kedai Kopi New ...

KY eats – Authentic Xiao Long Kan Sichuan Hot Pot, Fahrenheit 88, KL

KY eats – Authentic Xiao Long Kan Sichuan Hot Pot, Fahrenheit 88, KL
I’ve been on a bit of a hot pot hunt as of late (or as well call it in Malaysia, steamboat), especially Sichuan style mala hot pot. So when the opportunity to be one of the earliest group to sample Xiao Long Kan Sichuan Hot Pot (小龙坎火锅) came calling, I was quite excited, to say ...

KY eats – Taiping Oyster Omelette, Taman Tasik Food Centre

KY eats – Taiping Oyster Omelette, Taman Tasik Food Centre
This taiping oyster omelette has a bit of a personal back story. About ten years ago, the then gf of mine and I went on a trip up north, and on the way back to KL we stopped by Taiping for a bit of touristy sightseeing, night safari at the Taiping Zoo (definitely worth it ...

KY eats – Kagura Japanese Chicken Ramen, Lot 10 KL (Pork Free)

KY eats – Kagura Japanese Chicken Ramen, Lot 10 KL (Pork Free)
While the breath of Japanese cuisine kept advancing in Malaysia, there’s a segment of this food that alienate majority of the population here in Malaysia. See, you can find sushi, sashimi, and yakotiri that are suitable for most everyone to consume for the most part, but when it comes to proper Japanese ramen, the pork ...

KY eats – Tambayan At Kainang Filipino, Authentic Pinoy Food at Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Tambayan At Kainang Filipino, Authentic Pinoy Food at Kota Kinabalu
Before we start, I have a confession. I must admit that of the various ASEAN countries I’ve visited (all except Laos & Cambodia), Filipino food is ranked pretty low on the index of cuisine that gets me excited. Tambayan At Kainang Filipino, Api Api Center, KK I’ve been to the country three times – to ...

KY eats – Simple Old School Breakfasts at Thye Huat Kopitiam, Taman Berkeley

KY eats – Simple Old School Breakfasts at Thye Huat Kopitiam, Taman Berkeley
While many restaurants boosts a certain unique selling point that draws customers with fancy dishes, deco, or exciting new tastes, there also exists those that are none of those – a place that is seemingly running in exactly the same way the day it was established, and through various decades, staying on as a sort ...

KY eats – Awesome Selections at Satey Sri Melaka, Lembah Keramat, KL

KY eats – Awesome Selections at Satey Sri Melaka, Lembah Keramat, KL
When it comes to food that represent Malaysia around different embassies all over the world, satay is probably right on top of the list. Not only it is delicious, these meat on stick is also portable, easy to store, simple to cook, and super convenient to eat. Satay Sri Melaka, Lembah Keramat For most of ...

KY eats – Pork Offal Noodle at Kedai Kopi Wah Juan, Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Pork Offal Noodle at Kedai Kopi Wah Juan, Kota Kinabalu
My day job brings me to Kota Kinabalu quite often these days, which is a bit of a blessing when it comes to work travel as this North Borneo city does offer a full package of beautiful ocean & beaches, the magnificent mount KK, and a host of rather unique hawker dishes not easily found ...

KY eats – Kah Ping Mee Hoon Kuih (Pan Mee) at Jalan Gelugor, Klang

KY eats – Kah Ping Mee Hoon Kuih (Pan Mee) at Jalan Gelugor, Klang
When it comes to food in Klang, one would usually point to bak kut teh, but if you dig in a little bit deeper, there are other gems hidden in this older part of the valley which you may not find in other places – one of such treasure is mee hoon kuih, or Klang’s ...

KY eats – Spicing it Up at GinRikSha, Bukit Damansara

KY eats – Spicing it Up at GinRikSha, Bukit Damansara
When I first received the invitation for Gin Rik Sha, I must admit that from the name itself I’d have never guessed what this place is all about. Gin Rik Sha, Plaza Damansara Well, as briefed to us, the name Gin Rik Sha actually derived from the “pulled rickshaw” in Japanese, which does not really ...

KY eats – Ivy Sekinchan fish noodle, Cheras

KY eats – Ivy Sekinchan fish noodle, Cheras
One of the cool things about being slightly known for food is that I get a lot of recommendations to check out food outlets others find delicious, Ivy Sekinchan is one such places introduced by one of my futsal friends who are well aware of my love for fish noodle (particularly how often I ended ...

KY eats – Pork Offal Rice, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok

KY eats – Pork Offal Rice, Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok
There are two types of travelers, the one that plans for everything including transportation, hotel, point of interests, and which restaurants (and sometimes what to eat) to dine in; then there’s the type who likes to have a bit of surprises and a sense of adventure. It’s not surprise which type is me, and luckily, ...

KY eats – Kuih Teow Basah (halal), Subang Jaya SS15

KY eats – Kuih Teow Basah (halal), Subang Jaya SS15
Penangites always love a proper plate of char kuih teow and would usually regards CKT prepared by non Penang Hokkien as a bit of suspect. So naturally, most of us probably won’t sample char kuih teow manned by a Malay operator, since it’s .. well, usually not at all similar to the “original” version in ...

KY eats – Hailam Rice at Medan Selera 128, Klang

KY eats – Hailam Rice at Medan Selera 128, Klang
For those who stays outside of Klang and Shah Alam, Klang seems like a destination that seems to be quite.. far. However, there are two sides of Klang, before and after the Klang River, for destination before the river, it is actually just 15 minutes from Subang, so if you were to drive to places ...

KY eats – Ki Heong Bak Kut Teh, Bukit Tinggi Klang

KY eats – Ki Heong Bak Kut Teh, Bukit Tinggi Klang
Several weeks ago when my family was in town, we decided to meet up my cousin & extended family for a bit of a catch up session, and when you stay near Klang, the obvious option is bak kut teh, so that’s how we ended up at Ki Heong bak kut teh. Ki Heong Bak ...

KY eats – Steamboat at Water Cress Valley, Cameron Highland

KY eats – Steamboat at Water Cress Valley, Cameron Highland
Quite a few moons ago I went up to Cameron Highland for the second time in my life, and as with the last time, I was not entirely prepared by how long the winding road was, and how tiring a drive that can be, not to mention how frustrating it can get when you’re stuck ...

KY eats – Nam Heong Roadshow with Madam Ling (with discount!)

KY eats – Nam Heong Roadshow with Madam Ling (with discount!)
For those who’re into Ipoh food, Nam Heong is surely a name that’s familiar. Over the years, they’ve been expanding and bringing some of the most popular dishes from the city of Ipoh and spread it all around Klang Valley and more, good for us who loves a good meal of authentic dish from the ...

KY eats – Tanatip Restaurant, Hat Yai, Thailand

KY eats – Tanatip Restaurant, Hat Yai, Thailand
Earlier this year, mom, brother, and I decided to head to Thailand for Chinese New Year. Our first stop was Hat Yai, the Southern town that has been a pretty popular spot for Penangites since way back when Penang Bridge wasn’t even a thing. Tanatip Restaurant, Hat Yai, Thailand Our overall plan was to take ...

KY eats – Omakase at Sushi Ryu, Platinum Park KLCC

KY eats – Omakase at Sushi Ryu, Platinum Park KLCC
KL has seen a bit of a boom in premium Omakase style Japanese restaurants of late, I’m no historian, but it probably started out with Kame Sushi at Hartamas, then came Oribe at KL, Sou at Mid Valley, Sushi Azabu, and more. Sushi Ryu, Platinum Park KLCC With the increase in popularity of these restaurants, ...

KY eats – Wood Fire Pizza at Pizza Mansion, Seksyen 17

KY eats – Wood Fire Pizza at Pizza Mansion, Seksyen 17
Happy Mansion is perhaps the first area in PJ to be “hipsterized”, with Food Foundry, My Elephant, and other eateries having established at these three old blocks of low cost flats nested within Seksyen 17. Pizza Mansion, Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya One of the latest addition is Pizza Mansion, brought to you in fact by ...

KY eats – Scrambled Egg Banh Mi, Hanoi

KY eats – Scrambled Egg Banh Mi, Hanoi
Banh mi, or bread in Vietnamese, was developed in the 1950s as Vietnam’s own interpretation of baguette. It is a classic marriage between ingredients from both East and West – baguette, pate, and mayo from their French colonial times, and local ingredients such as pork, grilled chicken, or even cilantro. If you find yourself at ...