Hakka Tin Mining Museum. Ipoh, Malaysia.

Founded by Towkay Leong Fee in 1893, Han Chin Pet Soo – the Hakka Miners’ Club has always been a place of mystery as entry was barred to everyone except club members and their VIP guests. This is where members enjoy life after work, it provides entertainment, legalised gambling, prostitution, opium as well as Hakka…

Evolution of Traditional Nasi Lemak. Malaysia.

Traditionally, Nasi Lemak (coconut milk rice) is a simple food for breakfast among Malaysians. Fragrant coconut milk rice served with chili paste, dried anchovies, peanuts and boiled egg, wrapped in a banana leaf. The light meal serves as a good breakfast choice for its energy supply, tastiness and affordable price (RM1.50 per packet). Today, Nasi…

Prosperity Toss to the Year of Rooster.

Chinese all over the world are entering into the Year of Rooster past 12am tonight. Though Chinese New Year’s traditions vary from country to country, there is one particular tradition in Southeast Asia has been practised by generations, till today – Lohei. Originated from Malaysia, Chinese eats Yee Sang during Chinese New Year. Putting aside the delicious and refreshing dish for a…

Bak Kut Teh. Klang, Malaysia.

Bak Kut Teh (Meat, Ribs, Tea) is a foodie‬ journey one must take when in Klang, south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thick herb soup, pork ribs, tendon, stomach, beancurd, enoki mushroom all in a pot. It is rather heartwarming, especially on a rainy day. Bak Kut Teh can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, actually…

Claypot Chicken Rice. Kuala Lumpur.

All in a pot at one time – rice, Chinese sausage and chicken pieces marinated in special sauce, cooked in a strong burning charcoal fire. Topped with salted fish (optional) and spring onion before serving. This is indeed the best invention of food. Claypot Chicken Rice can be easily found across Malaysia. @ Heun Kee Claypot…

Pork Noodle. Kuala Lumpur.

Despite being a Muslim country, delicious pork noodle can be found easily almost in every coffee shop in town. Their quality and taste might vary, but generally a good pork noodle has thick soup base that made with pork bones. Like other soup noodles, you can have a choice of yellow noodles, rice noodles, Kway…

Roti Canai. Kuala Lumpur.

Simple, soulful yet fufilling dish most Malaysian eat as snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. Made with flour, oil and butter, the dough will be toased and fly into the air few times to ensure it is fluffy and loose. This will bring crispness to the final product. It will then pan fried with…

Prawn Mee. Kuala Lumpur.

Prawn Mee (noodle) is served in clear soup made with prawn shells for its sweetness. While the shell is used to make the soup, the prawn itself is served with the noodle, which you can normally chose between rice noodle and yellow noodle or both. Served with a dash of chili paste and other condiments…