Tag: Kuala Lumpur

Fun dining at Madam Kwan’s

Malaysian Beef Rendang
Malaysian Beef Rendang

Ahhh, those Malaysia, truly Asia commercials running endlessly on the cable channels.  Catching them every so often, you can’t help but wonder about the sightseeing, shopping and of course, the eating over there.  By a stroke of luck, Happyfoodies got an invite from AirAsia Philippines and Tourism Malaysia for a look-see, look-buy and look-taste in Kuala Lumpur.  One of our memorable food stops was Madam Kwan’s at the upscale Pavillion Mall which is a good opportunity to see why the place is popular.

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Penang Favorites in Genting and Kuala Lumpur

Penang Food Village Kuay Teow Soup
Penang Food Village Kuay Teow Soup

Penang has always been synonymous with “Food Paradise” when you’re in Malaysia. But my recent visit to the country didn’t include the region in the itinerary. Good thing popular and established restaurants have branches in Malaysia. While in Genting Highlands, we had lunch at Penang Food Village and when we went back to the city, we had dinner at Nasi Kandar Pelita. Check out my favorites among the Penang food specialties we had.

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Nam Heong’s Age-Old Hainanese Chicken Rice

Nam Heongs Chicken Rice
Nam Heong's Chicken Rice

When in Malaysia, mention Chicken Rice and locals would definitely say Nam Heong as its equivalent. It’s an institution known for cooking Chicken Rice using an age-old recipe which dates back to more than 70 years when the establishment started. Now, it has a number of franchises in Kuala Lumpur. But is the quality still the same? We trooped to one of their branches in Sungai Wang Mall to try out its famous Chicken Rice as well as some of its other offerings.

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Sun Fong’s Bowl of Bak Kut Teh Goodness

Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh
Sun Fong Bak Kut Teh at Imbi, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The constant rain and the cool weather these days made me yearn for a serving of hot soup to warm my taste buds. And fresh from my recent trip to Malaysia, one dish which taste still lingers in my head is the Bak Kut Teh (Pork Bone Tea Soup). Originally used as a therapeutic soup introduced by the Chinese, it has become a popular Malaysian dish. I first tasted the Bak Kuh Teh in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia way back. On this recent trip, our guide Marie who’s also a self-confessed foodie led us to Sun Fong Restaurant, one of the famous Bak Kut Teh restauarant in Kuala Lumpur bringing in the Klang goodness in the city.

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