Category: Malaysian

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Ikan Bakar

Open food courts in Malaysia is a way of life, when we used to live there, there is no week that passed that we never dined in to one. It’s a great way to eat specially during dinners where everyone is tired and all you want to do at home...

Kangkung Belachan 1 2

Kangkung Belachan

Kangkung, Kangkong or Ong Choy (通菜) is one of the most common and perhaps the cheapest leafy vegetable in East Asia and South-East Asia primarily found in the Sichuan, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Filipino and Indonesian cuisines. Preparation in these cuisines are nearly similar where it is simply stir fried...

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce 1 1

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce

Braised Pork Ribs and Bitter Gourd in Black Bean Sauce like the name suggest is a dish made with bitter gourd and tender soft bone pork ribs slowly braised in a sauce made with fermented salted black beans and spiced with dried chillies. This so far is the best bitter...

Fried Beef Hor Fun With Gravy 1 8

Fried Beef Hor Fun With Gravy

Fried Beef Hor Fun with Gravy is a type of noodle dish made with wide rice noodles drenched on an Asian style gravy served with tender slices of beef and Asian greens. I tried this dish when I lived in Malaysia and was a fan of it together with other...

Angie's Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 2 1

Angie’s Kitchen (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I love discovering places like this down to earth restaurants that serves home cooked style rustic dishes that does prepare food as close as it was traditionally prepared. Places like this has more appeal to me than fancy and expensive restaurants since this are rare than finding the latter. For...

Hainan Chicken Chop 1 1

Hainan Chicken Chop

Hainan Chicken Chop is a dish of crispy fried chicken chop served and drenched in onion gravy with fried potatoes, tomatoes and mixed vegetables. Just basing on the name you will instantly think that this dish is of Chinese origin, partly true because it was the Hainan people who created...

Soft Tofu, Mince and Peas 1 4

Soft Tofu, Mince and Peas

Soft Tofu, Mince and Peas is a simple dish of tofu, minced meat, mushrooms and vegetables in a starchy egg gravy. I love ordering this dish back in those days when I was still in Malaysia, it was my go to side dish and almost had this everyday. Since then...

Sri Pinang (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 4 1

Sri Pinang (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I like this place, it is never pretentious, a simple restaurant tucked in end of K’Road that serves home cooked style delicious Malaysian dishes. I known this place for more than 5 years now when one of my colleague back when I was working around the Mt Wellington area invited...

Sambal Chicken 1 1

Sambal Chicken

I hated this when I first tried it in Malaysia because it was so spicy hot but as I slowly learned their cuisine I started to love it and crave for it, in fact my Mamak plate order is not complete without this and two pieces of roti canai. Many years...

Mamak Malaysian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand) 5 4

Mamak Malaysian Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Were so hooked with Malaysian food recently and instead of our usual Japanese routine when we dine out nowadays it is slowly being replaced with this cuisine, it might be because we are missing Kuala Lumpur the place we used to live many years ago for almost 4 years. Malaysia...