The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes, Limehouse – this pub holds a lot of historical moments for the east end of London. Locals proudly tell you that The Grapes survived the London bombings and also, used to be the social place for the famous Charles Dickens. It dates further back than that, The...


Lechon Manok

Roast on Sundays is almost non-existent in my family but not because we dislike it. We are a small family and roasting a whole chicken means it will take days to finish the whole bird. And, almost certainly the chicken breast is going to be left untouched, become a...


Nicolas Feuillette Bubbly Hour at Assado

Champagne? Oh, definitely. Would you say no? Not me! Champagne envelopes a lot of adjectives; luxury, style, glamour, prestige. I love the drink, well, because it is bubbly. Soothing in the European summer months and soul warming (mine) for the winter months, it is also perfect for a pre-dinner...


Chan Home Recipe, Taman P Ramlee

Chan Home Recipe, Taman P Ramlee – this corner restaurant very quickly gain a reputation amongst the local for the variety of food they have and charging a reasonable price. Chan Home Recipe serves Chinese style economy rice and the queue here is extraordinary! Before joining the queue for...


Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh, Jalan Genting Klang

Chuan Kee Bak Kut Teh, Jalan Genting Klang – Ok, if you are a vegetarian it is best to forget about this place. Chuan Kee only serves bak kut teh which is a soup made from meat bone; usually pork. Even the side dishes of vegetables are served up...


Aubergine Omelette (Tortang Talong)

Asian aubergines are quite different to the European ones. The Asian ones are long and thin, and their flesh is good for deep fried dishes because they do not retain too much oil. The European aubergines are slightly plumper with a bigger bottom. Cook them well, they soften in...


Uncle Chiam’s Apam, Jalan Genting Klang

Apam, Jalan Genting Klang –  this is a chinese sweet treat. But you do not need to have to have it for dessert only. So, when is appropriate to you have it? Breakfast! Or, as a snack for when you are hungry :). It is equally good having this...


Imbi Market, Bukit Bintang

Imbi Road Market, Bukit Bintang – It is not easy to find the market. I walked from Bukit Bintang monorail station, but as I got nearer and nearer to my destination, I began to doubt.  The many signs of a possible market place was not obvious; road was relatively...


Homemade Skinless Longganisa

Recently I came across a headline in the food section of Guardian, “why does artistically presented food taste better?”. Ending the sentence with a question mark makes it sound even more like a statement to me. I have had far too much personal experience where I was seduced by...


Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Segambut

Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Segambut – Yong Tow Foo, is known to be a national dish amongst the local Chinese Malaysians. Note: I have not been able to find this in Europe. Yong Tow Foo is made mainly from mackerel meat. If other type of fish is used,...