Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Malaysia

In Puchong, Yee Kee Porridge nails silky-smooth porridge and Hakka classics like salted chicken and vinegar pork trotters

PUCHONG, June 23 — With uber-fancy lighting fixtures and warm hand towels provided on entry, Yee Kee Porridge today is a far cry from its humble origins.The restaurant started as a stall in the Seri Kembangan wet...

Warm up on rainy days with ‘mizutaki-nabe’, a chicken hot pot from Fukuoka

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — Rainy days are perfect for soups or soupy dishes. Given that I had some homemade dashi stock ready to use, a nabe or Japanese style hot pot...

Savouring ‘sang nyuk meen’ or Sabah-style pork noodles at Restoran Tian Tien Lai in Semenyih

SEMENYIH, June 20 — Getting food recommendations and tips can be a double-edged sword. They can introduce you to a hidden gem or disappoint, if you proceed with too high an expectation.Worse, warnings of long queues might...

For ‘donburi’ laden with irresistible fried toppings, head to Yumeji — Tempura x Yakitori at Section 17, PJ

PETALING JAYA, June 18 — These days when my old friends and I catch up, we eschew restaurants with long queues and crowded cafés. In their stead, convenient parking and unfussy cooking are what appeals to us.What...

You can now get ‘char siu wantan mee’ from the founder of Chan Meng Kee at Damansara Jaya’s Restoran Times Kopitiam & Cafe

PETALING JAYA, June 17 — For PJ folks living around the SS2 area, they would be familiar with Chan Meng Kee.Opened in 2008, it was where you went for wantan mee. What stood out was their luscious...

Dry ‘bak kut teh’, yellow wine chicken and braised pork steal the show at Kepong’s Chong San Bak Kut Teh 

KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — I have a soft spot for places where everything else surpasses the main, signature dish.It’s almost always a pleasant surprise, much like when a lead artist brings out a surprise guest who...

How to make ‘dashi’, the golden stock of Japanese cuisine, from kelp seaweed and dried fish flakes

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — The first time I made dashi, that quintessential "golden stock” of Japanese cuisine, was at a cooking class in Kyoto nearly 10 years ago.It felt intimidating at...

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024: What does it mean to be ‘the best’?

COMMENTARY, June 14 — Last Wednesday, the 2024 edition of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list was unveiled in a glitzy ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas, with Disfrutar in Barcelona taking the top spot.But to me...

Roast duck (in all its forms) rules the menu at Bandar Menjalara’s Ming Kee Porridge

KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Bandar Menjalara feels like a foodie’s haven with all manner of restaurants, bakeries and cafés clamouring for attention. It can be a challenge to decide on what to eat, quite honestly.For those...

First look: Singapore’s Lad & Dad opens in Wisma Cosway under the name Lad And Fry, serving awesome fish and chips

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — The contest for the best fish and chips in the Klang Valley just heated up with the opening of Lad And Fry.It may be new to us but this one-week old eatery...
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Bangladesh asks Afghanistan board to postpone next month’s white-ball series

The BCB has requested its Afghanistan counterpart to postpone next month's white-ball series in Greater Noida, and asked...
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