Ipoh is home to one of the most picturesque towns in Malaysia, encapsulated by its infamous limestone hills. Located in the state of Perak, Ipoh is famous for its colonial past, as well as its significance in the growth of Malaya. The home to some of the best local fare from the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken Rice to the Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh food is known to locals as some of the cleanest and freshest there is. Recently named 6th of Best in Asia by Lonely Planet, the melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European colonial cultures is apparent in the food that you hear about. From the arty revival of the Kong Heng block to the once famous Concubine Lane, we have a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading
When it comes to a fine dining, one would not expect that one of the better fine dining restaurants in Kuala Lumpur would be located at a culinary academy. Dewakan serves modern Malaysian cuisine, which emphasises the use of local produce, using local flavours. The idea here is simple, to use the best of what can be found, and to use it to its best. Continue reading
Ramadhan is the holy month for the Muslim people, where fasting is done from dawn to dusk. During this time, Muslims from around the world would fast as a symbolic remembrance of the suffering of others and as a purification of heart and mind. In Malaysia, it is common to see Ramadhan buffets peppered all over town to celebrate the breaking of the fast and one such restaurant is Enak. The Ramadhan buffet here serves a selection of traditional Malay cuisine with a contemporary twist, such as their Signature Bread and Butter Pudding with Gula Melaka. Continue reading
Located on the quiet street of Jalan Ceylon sits one of the most understated Malay restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Bijan Bar & Restaurant Fine Malay Cuisine. The restaurant served traditional Malay cuisine, but unlike many, with a touch of finesse. Bijan seeks to deliver an experience that is not very common, refined Malay dining. The dishes can be served in traditional sharing style, or if you opt for a journey of culture, the degustation menu. Their dishes range from the refined sup tulang sum sum, a modern take on the bone marrow soup to the use of the uncommon sambal hitam Pahang, a sambal made from belimbing buluh, a type of starfruit. Continue reading
Tucked within the corner of Starhill Gallery on Jalan Bukit Bintang is a little traditional Malay restaurant that lives up to its name… Enak Kuala Lumpur. Delicious indeed, the restaurant serves contemporary masakan kampung with a refined twist. This restaurant serves to elevate the dining experience of traditional Malay dishes, a refinement that is not very common in Malaysia. Based primarily on the southern state of Johor cuisine, Enak brings flavours you can only achieve passed down from generation to generation, but with fine cuts and great quality. Continue reading
Dalam Starhill Gallery di Jalan Bukit Bintang terletak sebuah restoran tradisional Melayu yang terharum namanya… Enak Kuala Lumpur. Seperti namanya, restoran ini menyediakan masakan enak dengan sentuhan halus. Mereka bertujuan untuk meningkatkan pengalaman hidangan tradisional Melayu, sesuatu yang tidak biasa dicapai di Malaysia. Kebanyakan resipi masakan sini adalah dari masakan Johor di mana citarasanya telah dicapai dengan menggunakan resipi yang diturunkan dari generasi ke generasi, ditambah dengan menggunakan daging dan kualiti yang tinggi.
The Pearl of the Orient is definitely filled with many drops of exquisite precious culinary pearls, from the internationally known Asam Laksa, to the Char Kway Teow. The plethora of different street food, and its variations, is splattered all over the island. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some of the best tasting quality food you will find in Malaysia, as is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and British influences. We now explore 26 dishes of Penang’s best street food, some common, and others generally not found outside the island of Penang. Continue reading