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Sam’s Kitchen and Sam’s on First

By on February 2, 2011 in Food with 11 Comments

Piping hot rice is gently scooped onto freshly cut banana leaves, with savoury rasam, spicy chicken curry and crispy papadom.

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Kampung Food

By on October 12, 2010 in Food with 1 Comment

There comes a time in every urbanite’s life when you grow sick and tired of the burger and fries, the instantly prepared mee goreng from the mamak, and the quick pizza delivered to your home in less than 30 minutes. There is simply a craving from your taste buds for more, a longing for an […]

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Berbuka puasa with Starpoints Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

By on August 11, 2010 in Food, Hotels with 2 Comments

This Ramadhan, try out the berbuka puasa spread at StarPoints Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Just a stone’s throw away from bustling streets, shopping centers, and stunning historic landmarks in the city centre. Offering a tantalising feast of International Ramadhan delicacies, prepared by StarPoints Hotel guest chefs from Pakistan.

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Sumai Suite Hotel Ramadhan Buffet

By on August 11, 2010 in Food with 1 Comment

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Amplang crackers

By on May 7, 2010 in Food with 7 Comments

Amplang?!
“What did you say the name was?”
While trying to pronounce the strange sounding word correctly several times, I reached out for the amplang on the table.

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It’s a Local Motion – Kluang Rail Coffee Station

By on March 9, 2010 in Food with 6 Comments

‘Tap, tap, tap…’.

Several gentle taps on the half-boiled egg with a spoon, and the warm egg cracked open landing with a splash into a small, orange plastic dish. Adding just a dash of white pepper and soy sauce, it was ready to be eaten.

Accompanying it, I had ordered two slices of kaya toast and bubbly teh tarik. Sinking my teeth greedily into the soft toast, I could taste the thick slice of butter melting away in the mouth.

Tastes excellent!

Even the loud chatter of patrons at the small, unique canteen at the Kluang Rail Coffee Shop (Railway Canteen Kluang as it also known) couldn’t distract me from appreciating this meal.

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Ramadan Bazaar

By on August 21, 2009 in Family, Food with 7 Comments

Kueh seri muka, lepat pisang, jala emas, putu mayam and definitely the famous porridge, bubur lambuk.
Are some tasty delicacies available throughout the month of Ramadan.
Though Ramadan does sound like it is a sombre month, it is also a celebration of many things.

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Keropok lekor, anyone?

By on June 22, 2009 in Food with 4 Comments

Keropok lekor, anyone?

Tasty, crunchy, fishy, yummy are likely some of the words you’ll come across by Malaysians and visitors alike, in describing the popular traditional snack, keropok lekor.

Keropok lekor, a specialty of the state of Terengganu and states situated along the east coast Peninsular Malaysia is a heavenly indulgence with its crunchy, slightly fishy taste, a popular treat among locals.

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Malaysian strawberries

By on March 5, 2009 in Eco, Family, Food, Highlands with 18 Comments

Juicy, red, succulent strawberries…ever had a craving for some?

Malaysians are very fortunate as we do not have to book the next plane ticket overseas as strawberries are grown right at our very doorsteps.

Cameron Highlands, with its cooling climate and low temperatures is the most suitable place for these strawberries to thrive.

Its low temperatures of 10 to 25 degrees Celsius, with a height of more than 1500 meters make the place suitable for the cultivation of strawberries.

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Desaru Fruit Farm

By on February 23, 2009 in Eco, Family, Food, Tour with 17 Comments

“Do you know how to choose a good jambu air?”

“Here, look at its fleshy back. It must be firm and make sure it is clean.”

A bubbly, Henry Goh, our guide at the Desaru Fruit Farm, with his cowboy hat grinned widely.

Several ikat of jambu air were hanging from a pole in the clean orchard. Pink and blue plastic wrappers hung colourfully on the treetops above us.

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