Roast Paradise Hakka Noodle 烧味天堂客家面 (Home-made Hakka Noodle Recipe)

I had wanted to eat the famous KL-style charsiu siuyoke fan (roast meats with rice) but the hawker told us (in queue) that the charsiu is sold out and the next batch would be available at around 2pm. Many dropped out of the line but I decided to stay after seeing a customer in front … Continue reading

Yong Tau Foo 酿豆腐 @ Food Opera ION

酿豆腐 pronounced as Yong Tau Foo (YTF) is dialect translation for stuffed soybean curd. Although there are YTF from the Teochew and Hokkien dialect groups, the Hakkas claim to originate this dish so it is not uncommon to see eateries with signboards proudly displaying Hakka Yong Tau Foo. Yong Tau Foo is a dish consisting … Continue reading

Thunder Tea Rice @ Volcano Coffee House 火山茶餐室擂茶 – An Outing With Tony Johor Kaki Pt. 3

I was still whooping it up in Happy Land in my mind… I was savouring the velvety mush of azuki beans from Ian’s bowl of Ice Kacang (blink once). I should have gobbled at least one of The Silver Chef’s attap chee. I also should have scooped more ganache from Tony’s dessert (blink twice). Tyng’s … Continue reading

Thunder Tea (Lei Cha 擂茶) – Living Wholesome Vegetarian Food

Lei Cha 擂茶, literally translates to Thunder Tea, is a Hakka dish. Lei 擂in Hakka dialect means “grind” but the homonym made it sound like thunder in Mandarin while Cha 茶 is tea in Chinese language. Thunder Tea rice meal or Lei Cha is considered healthy food as it contains ingredients like basil, cilantro, mint, … Continue reading