Monthly Archives: March 2017

Healthy Vegetarian Meals – The Ganga Cafe

The Ganga Cafe located at hidden area of Bangsar surrounded by terrace housing area serve aromatic and tasty Indian food. This is a sensational Gujarati eatery and if you are vegetarian, this place is suitable for you as they have plenty of food options. They even have exotic sound menu such as ayurvedic chapatti, chana bhatura, vada pav and upma.

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Ganga Standard Thali set

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The cheese and garlic naan

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Coin-sized millet chapatti – greaseless but very aromatic & tasty. Smallest I have ever seen so far.

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Vada Pav: A potato patty served on a bun with ghee and a spicy flour of chili and coconut. Very similar to a burger, but sans the meat. This was unique and had more of a kick from the spices. Totally love this one.

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The best selling drink: The Pranic juice is great and refreshing. It’s a some sort of vegetables and herbs drink which is made of fresh mint, coriander, ginger, lime, pepper, black salt, honey and cumin.

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The dining area can only cater a handful of customers so come early before the lunch or dinner crowd arrives. Parking your car can be a problem too.

The Ganga Cafe

19, Lorong Kurau,

Taman Bukit Pantai,

59100 Kuala Lumpur,

Hakka Cuisine – Ying Ker Lou

Hakkas have a distinctive culture and history, with a lineage believed to be the descendants of the northern Hans people living in Shanxi, Henan and Hebei. As the named ‘Hak’ means ‘guest’ in Chinese character, as they are newcomers when they fled south plagued by wars and disasters during Eastern Jin Dynasty. Hakka cuisine, to some extent, was greatly influenced by their culture and living conditions during the migration. When fertile area had already been occupied by the locals, they need to roam far and wide for agricultural land. It required great physical strength. Hence traditional Hakka cuisine has these characteristics : salty, oily, flavorful and preserved.

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I am probably the descendants of the Han people and I am proud of my Chinese heritage and being a Hakka I would always bring my foreign guest to dine here as the food are so authentic and also they have outlets in most major shopping mall in Klang valley.

Ying Ker Lou
Lot S 231 and 232, Second Floor
The Gardens Midvalley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Taman Negara – Pahang

March 23 – 25, 2017

with william yap, michelle and thau van.

Taman Negara – Pahang, Malaysia


Before we proceed to Taman Negara we headed to Gua Kota Gelanggi which is 70km away from Taman Negara to explore the Elephant’s Head Cave , The Wind Cave , The Elephant Cave and The Wedding Cave to witness the majestic living minerals in the cave and of course not forgetting the flora & fauna.

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Taman Negara, literally meaning “national park,” was established in 1938 and is thought to be the world’s oldest tropical rainforest estimated at 130 million years. Located in the center of the Peninsula Malaysia

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Gunung Tahan is behind us.

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Banana Leaf Rice – Devi’s Corner

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Bangsar’s most treasured Indian restaurant is built on the foundation of rich curries and generously spicy condiments. The restaurant’s daytime banana leaf section is tucked away upstairs, the banana leaf range is an impressive one – opt for the creamy, dreamy Kerala fish curry but be wary of the chilli-laced mutton masala. The curry laced fried bitter gourd is free flow. This isn’t the cheapest banana leaf meal in town but air-conditioned Bangsar corners come with a price.

The tables here are communal, so you’ll most probably be sitting next to a stranger during your meal during peak lunch hour.

Devi’s Corner
14, Jalan Telawi 4,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Indian Vegetarian – Chayo Cafe

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100% vegetarian dishes predominantly from North India. Recipes from generations of homestyle cooking. But there is a hidden gem inside which is the style of cooking they use.  Its not too spicy but then again there are a lot of spice used to cook their dishes .

I ordered the thali set which consist of 2 pieces of chapati, 1 portion of ladies fingers, 1 portion of brinjal, green pea masala and fresh yogurt. So deliciously nice taste overall.

I finished off with a cup of masala tea.

Chayo Cafe

50-2, Kelana Mall,

Jalan SS6/14,

Kelana Jaya,

47301 Petaling Jaya.

Selangor

Nasi Berlauk – Restoran Kak Som

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Bird’s eye view of Kampong Baru. The contrast of the old village and the sky scrappers divided only by the highway.

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Lauk – lauk

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Nasi Kerabu

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The menu features the all famous Nasi Kerabu where its fluffy rice is cooked with bunga telang along with a variety of minced ulam (traditional salad) distributed on top completing it with a few splash of sambal and budu (fish sauce). Aside from the Nasi Kerabu, Kok Sam’s serves an equally excellent nasi dagang and laksam. Forget about your knowledge on laksa as Kak Som will bring you a northern style Kelantanese laksa. If you’re not feeling up to these particular dishes, there’s always the lauk style (rice and dishes) where the food is all set upfront for you to indulge.

Restoran Kak Som

No 13 B, Jalan Raja Muda Musa,

50300 Kampung Bharu,

Kuala Lumpur

Nasi Lemak – Bumbung Nasi Lemak

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The sunken kitchen under the roof(bumbung)

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The alley

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The Nasi Lemak

Bumbung is located in the alley right beside S.E.A Park Maybank  The alley is lighted up with fluorescent light and surprisingly there’s no weirdie smell and its very clean.

All Malaysian should know what is Nasi Lemak and this place is famous for it.

The sambal is not spicy and a little sweet in it, suitable for those who don’t like spicy. The egg they prepared is ”Mata Kerbau” sunny side up egg instead of hard boiled egg. Finally, the fried chicken, fried till golden brown, crispy at the outside, juicy in the inside, a lot spices flavor in it. Last but not least, served hot on a plate with a piece of banana leave to enhance the flavor of the rice and a little bit of cucumber slices, peanuts & ikan bilis.

Bumbung Nasi Lemak

Jalan 21/11b,

46300 S.E.A Park  Petaling Jaya,

Selangor

Punjabi Cuisine – Restoran Big Singh Chapati

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At Big Singh Chapati, it’s easy to feel like you’re dining at a friend’s home, thanks to a chef who jives as he makes chapati out front and the friendly servers who strike spontaneous conversations. Enjoy eating with your hands here — an experience you much try! The set menu is king, and offers platters of a main dish, dhal, chutney, dessert of the day and your choice of either two chapatis, naan or biryani to mop it all up with. A foolproof combo would be the Mutton Set. The Kashmiri specialty, mutton rogan josh, offers plenty of lamb-aromatic gravy to go with your carbs. The restaurant also has a list of desi specials such as the Puree & Chole, which serves aloo chole (masala-style cauliflower, chickpeas and potatoes) with three pieces of puree (deep-fried, unleavened bread) — wrap a dollop of aloo chole in a piece of puree for a delicious mouthful!

Big Singh Chapati

No.41 Jalan SS 15/5A,

Subang Jaya,

Selangor.

Mamak – Restuarant SS2 Murni

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This is one of the most happening Mamak restaurant in Klang Valley, caters to hundreds of people every single day and night. Murni has the most extensive and impressive mamak menu in existence from roti biasa to roti Hawaii and origins of Chinese, Malay and Western.

Besides the good food at Murni, they have awesome drinks too!

SS2 Murni Restaurant is one of the favourite hang out place for students around PJ area and in particular the University Malaya students. I know because I was there with one.

Prepare to wait long-long for a place to seat if you come after sunset and parking is horrendous too. I chose to come to eat here just before the lunch crowd arrives. The service is fast and the food portion are huge.  We ate the Nasi Lemak Murni Discovery. It comes with a whole chicken thigh, deliciously flavoured and juicy, accompanied by spicy sambal with petai, cuttlefish and prawn, roasted peanuts and cucumber slices, served with steamed coconut rice. We also ordered the Claypot Loh Shi Fun.

SS2 Murni 

53, Jalan SS 2/75,

Petaling Jaya,

47300 Selangor.

Opening hours:

8.00 AM – 5.00 PM; 6.00PM – 5.00AM

(Closed Mondays)