Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wawan Kopitiam @ Berjaya Times Square, KL

Who else is capable of releasing mouth watering food reviews at an hour like this? It's none other than Rosalyn Tan of course!

Again, I had the previllege of following another blogger Stephanie Liah for a food review. This time, it's at Wawan Kopitiam in Berjaya Times Square, KL (1st Floor, located directly opposite to Watson's.)

Before the food could capture my attention, the interior design of the "kopitiam" did. By the way, "kopitiam" is a term used here in Malaysia which directly translates as "coffee shop" although it is widely known to be as a "food shop".

What's so special about the interior design of this "kopitiam"? The wood used, as you can see in the pictures above, are recycled from old "kampung" houses.

Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken. 

Nasi Lemak with Rendang.
As the Malays would say, "lain daripada yang lain".
Which can simply be translated as simply unique.

And we were told by the owner of this little "kopitiam" that during the olden days, the Chinese community in Malaysia (Malaya, then?) used to eat Nasi Lemak like this - with the salted fish.
Can authenticity get any accurate than this?

These are the "rempah" or spices used to create the below:

Curry chicken the-malaysian-way!

Additional sitting area made of wood, outside the kopitiam.

Stephanie is absolutely contented with her food!

Another picture of the Nasi Lemak with Rendang....

A Malaysian delight which most foreigners may not enjoy.
Google it, nevertheless!

The owner also took some time to explain to Steph and I about how the rice is being prepared.
Nasi "kukus" as it is known in Bahasa Malaysia; simply means the rice is steamed and not done in ways most other restaurants would have it.

As for the bread, it is being sliced into half and toasted.
That way, one is able to taste the filling of the bread even more.
E.g. sometimes, I'll ask for more butter or more "kaya" when dining at a certain restaurant simply because the bread is too thick and I'll feel as if I am eating more bread than the filling.

Me with full concentration on the food.
Almost nothing in the world can replace how I feel towards food.
The unconditional love I have towards it.
The need for it every 2-3hours, alright let's stop here.

Last but not the least, we have the NASI LEMAK SAMBAL SOTONG which is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE EVERY DAMN MORNING!

Yesss.... every damn morning!

I shall end my blog post sweetly with the link below:



Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Diwali!!

Let me first highlight the difference.
Diwali - used widely in North India.
Deepavali - used widely in South India (e.g. Tamils) hence in Malaysia, "deepavali" is most commonly used.

As I love most things North Indian, (food, clothings, accessories, langugage, boys LOL, etc.),
Diwali it is for me!

Diwali or Deepavali, it doesn't matter at all. 
What matters is they call it (also known as) the festival of lights.
If you are not familiar with Diwali celebrations and the history/origin of it,
click here to read up more.

And during festival seasons as such, I only look forward to ad campaigns from one company - Petronas. 
(hehe... other than food and candies, etc. of course!)

If you did not already know, Petronas multi cultural and multi racial tear-jerking advertisements are usually a big hit between Malaysians and Malaysians living abroad.
However, for Diwali this year, Petronas has decided to focus on off-air interesting fun-filled activities for families and everybody else!

This is what's in store for Diwali 2012:

A special Diwali greeting by Sharifah Amani....

All activities below are taking place at Galeri Petronas, Suria KLCC.
For more infomation, do check out Petronas FB page 


8th Nov 2012 (Thursday)
Henna Drawing - 12.00pm
Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm

10th Nov 2012 (Saturday)
The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 12.00pm
The Art of Kollam - 3.00pm
Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm

11th Nov 2012 (Sunday)
The Purity of Oil - 12.00pm
Henna Drawing - 3.00pm
Classical Indian Music - 6.00pm

13th Nov 2012 (Tuesday) DEEPAVALI DAY
Henna Drawing - 12.00pm
Classical Indian Dance - 3.00pm
The Art of Kollam - 6.00pm

15th Nov 2012 (Thursday) AWAL MUHARRAM
Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm
The Purity of Oil - 3.00pm
The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 6.00pm

17th Nov 2012 (Saturday)
The Art of Kollam - 12.00pm
Henna Drawing - 3.00pm
Classical Indian Dance - 6.00pm

18th Nov 2012 (Sunday)
Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm
The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 3.00pm
The Purity of Oil - 6.00pm

20th Nov 2012 (Tuesday)
Classical Indian Dance - 12.00pm
Henna Drawing - 6.00pm

22nd Nov 2012 (Thursday)
The Art of Kollam - 12.00pm
The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 6.00pm

24th Nov 2012 (Saturday)
Classical Indian Music - 12.00pm
The Purity of Oil - 3.00pm
Classical Indian Dance - 6.00pm

25th Nov 2012 (Sunday)
The Art of Wearing Indian Costumes - 12.00pm
Henna Drawing - 3.00pm
The Art of Kollam - 6.00pm

(henna, art of wearing a sari, classical indian music performances - OMG. Those who know me will know I'm a real sucker for these things!) 

Anyway, I shall end my Diwali blog post with a nice Hindi song from one of the latest Hindi films I've watched titled "Student of the Year" by Karan Johar.
Song: Ishq Wala Love
(english translation: Love that's about love)
Like how much cornier can it get, right?
Love the colours, accessories and traditional costumes, nevertheless!
Oooh and not forgetting the super hot actors and actresses.

To all celebraing Diwali,
Happy Diwali!

And of the rest of us.... happy holidays and wait for Christmas.