Local n Western Food – Charlie’s Cafe

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Opened by Malaysian couple Sonny & Debra with a view to benefiting indigenous workers from Sabah & Sarawak as well as people who might not be able to afford a meal.

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This chicken is damn bloody good. A must dish to order if you re here.

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The Sarawak Laksa is also just as good. Not so spicy but very flavorful.

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We had to try the Nasi Lemak because it’s a common food in Malaysia and everyone eats it. Here it’s best to go with the Ayam Goreng Berempah.

Just 2 of us and we shared 3 items. Totally satisfying meal and for dessert we had the Durian soft ice-cream. Buy one free one. Yummy!

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There are two components of Charlie’s mission. Behind the scenes in the kitchen, the Borneo-born Sonny & Debra employ mainly folks from East Malaysia & try to use a fair bit of indigenous produce for their menu. Secondly, for customers who want to help out, a pay-it-forward sponsored-meals system is available: Give the cashier RM5, take a receipt & post it on the board; other people who come in can claim a free meal using your receipt if they’re short of cash or struggling to make ends meet.

Charlie’s Cafe

29, Jalan Bukit Desa 5,

Taman Bukit Desa,

58100 Kuala Lumpur

Banana Leaf Curry Rice – Moorthy’s Mathai Restaurant

As common and ordinary as it may sound, we all love Banana Leaf Curry Rice! As Malaysians we are prone to enormous cravings that points us in the direction of a banana leaf restaurant. Haha!

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Their signature dish of fried tenggiri fish is a must-eat.

Looking unassuming and even a little dry with its crust of chilli powder and spices, the dark brown chunk hid a juicy surprise within… firm and sweet tasting fish flesh.

So if you are in Subang this is the place to go for a Banana Leaf Curry Rice.

Moorthy’s Mathai Restaurant

No. 24 & 26, Jalan USJ4/9G

Subang Jaya,

Selangor

Wan Tan Mee – Heng Kee

Many would have known (probably even non-Chinese) that Wantan Mee (or also known as wanton noodles) is one of the trademark dishes of the Chinese community in Malaysia and beyond. In fact, the availability of this noodles is so abundant that almost every corner in a Chinese-lived vicinity has it.

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Being bred in Klang and having tried some new and old Wantan Mee stalls, I have always stayed loyal to the one and only which I think has a quality of taste standing above par.

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The green pickle chilly is a must when eating wan tan mee.

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But my favorite is still the broad type of wan tan mee as shown above.

Heng Kee – Wan Tan Mee

Emporium Makan,

6, Jalan Raja Hassan,

 Kawasan 18,

41300 Klang,

Selangor

Big Cooking – Medan Selera Lok Fook Yuen

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This restaurant can cater to any request that you desire from noodles to dishes.

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 But the one that caught my eyes was the one that the captain recommended which is a  Yin Yong noodles with a huge deep fried fish on top of it with plenty of vegetables.

Medan Selera Lok Fook Yuen

Lot 101, Lorong Raja Boat

41050 Klang

Selangor

Pulau Perhentian – Terengganu

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After less than an hour on a boat from the east coast of Malaysia, the laid-back atmosphere and the natural beauty of the Perhentian islands immediately transport you to a different world. The white sand is dotted with sun-worshipping holiday makers, some retreating to the shade for a glass of freshly squeezed juice. A group of scuba divers are boarding a boat to venture out into the turquoise waters and submerge themselves in the underwater wonderland. Later, as the sun sets, a quiet buzz of music and chatter fills the air, together with the thin wisp of smoke from the barbeque fire.

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June 11 – 17, 2015

TBWL 
Harry Yap
William Yap
Devanesh Gunasingam
Lim Boon Keong
Amanda Wong
Krystal See

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Mulu Caves – Sarawak

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Gunung Mulu National Park is a protected rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. It’s known for its dramatic peaks and caves, including the huge, bat-filled Deer Cave. The cave leads to the Garden of Eden, a hidden valley and waterfall enclosed by limestone cliffs. The Pinnacles at Gunung Api are tall, jagged limestone formations with steep trails and rare orchids. The summit of Gunung Mulu Mountain has views over the park.

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April 28 – May 2, 2016

With Chai Chin, Tony Quay and 21 more new friends.

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Mount Kinabalu – Sabah

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Explore Mount Kinabalu, a towering mountain and World Heritage Site with a tremendous ecological diversity. As Malaysia’s highest point, its summit (Low’s Peak) reaches 4,096 m (13,438 ft) above sea level. Provided you’re in good condition, you don’t need any special equipment for the accessible ascent to the top. Elsewhere on the mountain, several rock climbing sites offer challenges for experienced climbers. The protected mountain and national park that surrounds it support around 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 species of mammals, with star residents including the huge Rafflesia plants as well as the endangered orangutan. For this reason, it remains one of the world’s chief sites of interest for scientists, nature-lovers, and conservationists.


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with LSK classmates
Climbers
Eddy Quay
Sunny Choong
Anthony Lee
Prabha Ramanathan
Samuel Ding
Chai Chin
Phang Hee

Others
Gout Keng

May 21-25, 2015

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Banana Leaf Rice – Acha Curry House

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Always plenty of vegetables – 4 types

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Crab and salted fish curries

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Crispy Fried Bitter Gourd with curry leaves

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Acha Curry House did not only serves the normal fish, chicken and dhall curries but instead, they opted for a more unique approach which includes salted fish, onion, and crab curry, which somehow works splendidly. Ask any customer, they wouldn’t have any regrets. As for me I love the salted fish curry and have yet to try the onion curry.

Another great addition to have with their banana leaf rice is the ikan bilis sambal which gives you a great burst of spice and flavour with just one spoonful, although in a weird way you’ll want even more when sweat starts pouring out of your glands. The fried bitter gourd are also great as they are always crunchy.

Their fried tinggiri fish as well as their mutton maruval also deserve honourable mention.

We finished off with a glass of Iced Moru(buttermilk with spices) which was very refreshing for a warm day.

Acha Curry House
271 Jalan 5/51
Petaling Garden
46100 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

Banana Leaf Rice – Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju

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A typical banana leaf meal consists of white rice served on a yele sapede (banana leaf) with an assortment of three vegetables, pickles, a selection of curry dishes such as meen kari (fish curry), koli kari (chicken curry), dhal (boiled lentils) and papadum (Indian crackers). Accompanying dishes for the banana leaf rice include lamb, fish, chicken and beef dishes; the chicken masala and deep-fried squid is especially good here.

It will usually be crowded no matter what time it is, so waiting for a table is norm. There’s a reason why it’s crowded more often than not and that’s because the food is good!

The best way to enjoy your banana leaf rice is to dispense with any form of utensils and dig in using just your hands. Use only your right hand as the left hand is considered to be unclean and reserved only for bathroom activities. Sometimes I don’t understand why some people still insist on using fork and spoon.

Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju

43, Jalan Telawi 3,

Bangsar Baru,

59100 Kuala Lumpur,