Kai Si Hor Fun In Notting Hill

The dish Is flat rice noodles with shredded chicken, chives, bean sprouts and chopped scallions, drizzled with sesame oil and soy sauce. I had the dry mix version and it also comes in soup.

Hor Fun looks like kuey teow but only the Chinese can tell the difference. Hor Fun noodles are more slithery and smoother in texture.

The dish originated from and is famous in Ipoh but I had this in a kopitiam in the vicinity of Notting Hill, a pretentious enclave in Bukit Rahman Putra, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.

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Layang Layang Makan Makan

Every time I post a local food dish, some of my North American friends would react by saying they wish they can try it sometimes, Through my America based Malaysian friend Calene Chew (on FB) I found out there is a good Malaysian makan place named Layang Layang Malaysian Cuisine (translated as kites in Malay). It is in Milpitas, California, a city between San Jose and San Francisco. There are many other Malaysian restaurants in California, of course, but this one is recommended and tested by Calene, originally a Penangnite with demanding taste-buds,

They have Malaysian favourites like Prawn Mee, Assam Laksa, Ipoh Fish ball noodles, wonton mee, mee goreng, nasi lemak, mutabak, satay. ikan bakar. nasi goreng, cendol, ABC and Bo Bo Cha Cha and teh ais, among others. Yes, Americans. You have Latin cha cha, we have bo bo cha cha.

There is also an outlet in San Jose. You might also be a Malaysian or Singaporean craving or missing home food. I have eaten at many Malaysian restaurants all over the world and the thing that irks me most is a native of the country walking from table to table to see what Asian customers are eating and then interrupt by saying: “That looks good. Waiter, can I have one of the same, please. Whatever this is?” Happens a lot in UK, especially. Please stop doing this. It is very rude. RTFM! – Read the fucking menu.

Layang Layang Malaysian Cuisine locations:

San Jose, California
1480 South De Anza Blvd
San Jose, CA 95129
Tel. 408 . 777 . 8897

Milpitas, California
181 W. Calaveras Blvd
Mipitas, CA 95035
Tel: 408 . 263 . 6788

Piictures from Layang Layang website at http://www.layanglayang.us/

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Nasi Padang in Jakarta

Nasi Padang in Jakarta was scary. Wanted to buy my local driver dinner since it was my last day. It was just me and him (seen here in blue) and the restaurant brought out enough dishes to feed a village. Was relieved they only charge for plates that were partially consumed or touched.

Nasi Padang gets its name from the West Sumatran town of Padang, famous for the culinary rice dish or buffet. Turned out to be an awesome experience.

Book a hotel out of 715 hotels in Jakarta here.

Chinese Lontong

Since I mentioned the shop next to SR Inn in Simpang Renggam serving lontong, let’s look at it. It was fascinating and interesting to see such a cute crossover food served by a few Chinese coffee shops.

The popular Johor Malay (originally Indonesian) dish is rebooted as Chinese food. It is a testimony of the cordial and harmonious interracial relationships in Johor.

The dish here cannot be halal as this coffee shop also serves pork and loads of beers. The kopitiam is a common watering hole in small towns, where pubs are few and rare.

The lontong here is good and satisfying food for breakfast. I liked slicing the included half boiled egg and mixing it up with the sambal, the rice cubes and cabbage.

Got too much sambal around your mouth? I chuckled at the many toilet paper rolls hanging from the walls of the kopitiam, supposedly for customers to use as serviettes. Which is kind of practical and handy as Chinese coffee shops never provide free serviettes, unlike Mamak and Malay shops.

#lontong #johor #crossoverfood #breakfast #simpangrenggam