Monday, December 29, 2008

Makan in Penang

We run a test drive to test how affective (or how good) is Malaysia Most Wanted Food in helping us to find the best food in Penang for our Makan Trip and come out with the following recommendation (extracted from The Blue Dragon is Looking @ Me: Penang Makan):
  1. Teo Chew Cendol @ Penang Road, this is the most famous cendol road side stall in Penang, and you get delicious Cendol for just RM 1.60, definitely a very good deal.
  2. Joo Hooi Cafe @ Penang Road, is just beside Teo Chew Cendol which serve good Laksa. The Friend Keow Teow looks good, but I didn't try it. You are not allowed to bring in the Teo Chew Cendol from outside, else they will charge you RM 0.50.
  3. Ah Leng FKT @ Jalan Dato Keramat, within Kafe Khoon Hiang serves delicious Fried Keow Teow with 3 big prawns for RM 4.50.
  4. Him Hiang Biscuit @ Burma Road, a good places to buy goodies of Biscuit (Tau Sah Piah and Heong Peng) for your friends and families.
  5. Nasi Kandar Line Clear @ Penang Road, serves authentic Indian Nasi Kandar in the back Alley, and pretty good Roti Pisang too.
  6. Pasar Air Itam, famous for its good food and very near Kek Lok Si, but Laksa in Joo Hooi might be better.
  7. Paya Terubong Seafood, the place is crowded and they ran out of crab and sotong when we arrive at 9pm. The seafood is not bad.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Malaysian Food & Restaurant Review: November 2008

The November 2008 Most Visited Food Venue (based on Google Analytics pageview), brought to you by Malaysia Most Wanted Food and Restaurants.

The top 3 spot for this month is still dominated by Japanese Food and Buffet, but Jogoya had managed to regained the number 1 spot (hopefully it is for the better and not just hype).
  1. Jogoya @ Starhill, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
  2. Saisaki Japanese Buffet @ Wisma UOA II, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
  3. Shogun, Japanese Buffet @ One Utama, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
For the top 10, we have Look Out Point aka KL Night View, Hajime the High Class Japanese Food, Neway Karaoke in Cheras (for some odd reason), Yuen Buffet the Affordable yet Delicious Steamboat, Sky Bar the Classy Bar, the Shabby William Mamak and Lemon Garden Café the Shangri-La Buffet.

We have the usual old timer like Bavarian Bierhaus (German), Bumbu Bali (Balinese), Shabu Shabu (Japanese), Marco Polo (Chinese), Tupai-Tupai (Malay) and SS2 Murni (Mamak). A good variety of cuisine huh!

Other notable mention is The Cave @ SS2 - kind of like a concept restaurant for couples, Rakuzen at Chulan Square and Boat House at TTDI. Ninja Jones at Mid Valley is back to the list, with the ever fast and affordable New Paris Restaurant @ SS2.

Check out the Top 50 most popular restaurants for the month of November 2008 yourself.