Friday, July 23, 2010

If you had one thing to eat in Malaysia, what would it be?

In this time and era, the number of students going overseas to study and working people migrating out of this country is possibly more than you can ever imagine.

Those days, only the privileged ones get to go overseas, provided that they are either very smart so that they can get a scholarship or their family was outrageously rich.

Nowadays? Any Tom, Dick and Harry can score 9A's with their eyes closed, yet unable to speak a string of sentences of proper English can go overseas to study. As for working professionals, you got those people like me, wanting to get outside of their comfort zone to try something new.

Beside all that rambling which is obviously being a replacement for a food review (i am absolutely reviewed-out, i need to breathe), herein is the magical question to my readers before the weekend looms.

"If you had one thing to eat in the next 7 days before you fly out of this country (could be Malaysia or any other), what would it be?"

Would it be the ever so famous roti canai? nasi lemak? chicken rice? all the chinese pork dishes that you can think of? or will it be the banana leaf rice, mee mamak and fried chicken?

Since i was flipping through my Flickr photos, i think i wouldn't mind another meal of Rojak, chinese style. The sweet sauce flavoured with prawn paste and chilli wrapped into an assortment of fresh fruits.


Can anyone tell me if we can get Prawn Mee or as the people in Penang call it "Hokkien Mee" in Melbourne? I certainly hope so, if not i have to stuff myself with another bowl before i leave.

Either that or i hope that Little Penang seriously think of opening a franchise in Melbourne, which is by the way where i ate the above. Still not bad after opening all these years, a favourite haunt since our high school days. Deserve a 3.5 star out of 5 stars, a nice place to bring your foreign friends to, clean and yet familiarly authentic.


J said...

hmmmm... I think there isn't any authentic Hokkien Mee in Melb.

Ooh, maybe you can open a branch of Little Penang in Melb? 2 birds with one stone liddat - great new job/ business n you get to eat all the yummy Hokkien Mee you could ever want! :)

Baby Sumo said...

I can teach you / your wife how to make prawn mee... not quite as tasty as Little Penang's but close enough... and it only takes 10 mins.

Paranoid Android said...

I would Pork out on Ampang Yong Tau Foo, which I knew you did last week. :p

And Curry Mee!

CUMI & CIKI said...

errr.. hokkien mee, YTF, laksa :P but that's too many oredi la

Precious Pea said...

Aiyah...come find me lor!!

Jun said...

toorak road. i bring u there :)

vialentino said...

i want stinky tau fu...cant find one good one in KL !!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

vial: haha can get in hk rite?

jun: u sure? u better!

pp: yes, got special price for fren ar?

c&c: theres never too many..

pa: oohh curry mee. yes.

babysumo: as long as its not from a packet!

j: i wonder where i will find the moolah though.

wmw said...

Chee Cheong Fun! err...or Char Kway Teow....err....Nasi Lemak...err...Aaaargh!

eatbitemunch said...

The Hokkien Char, not the Prawn Mee one but the KL black mee version.

Or Chien as well.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

eatbitemunch: haha yes yes, i need some doses of that!

wmw: im screwed! argh!

AugustDiners said...

There's one malaysian cuisine (old town kopitiam) i think in China town opened by my friend. It's one of the more decent one in town. Also look out for laksa king @ flemington if you're looking for laksa that taste something close to home.

Of course, none of them are comparable to the actual thing here!

Grazia Amethyst Lim said...

Aiya..learn to make urself..
Since I was here, I found this website from my friend who is also in overseas permanantly..

U should be happy that in Melb u can find better Asian food.. compared to GC.. =((

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

grace: haha true.

augustdiners: do i get discount if i mention ur name? haha.

zewt said...

hey joe... no worries, you will find some really good food in melb... trust me, it's as good if not better than those in malaysia.

singapore, unfortunately... sigh....

gfad said...

KARIPAP!! The small, cheap ones sold alongside other kuih. I don't fancy the big ones that has meat and egg. Unfortunately I don't deepfry, hence I can never get karipap when I need them. :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

gfad: aiyer make me miss the karipap i get from the uncle tat comes to PwC to sell.

zewt: haha sg ar? fine dining only my friend.

Daniel Tan Kian Hin said...

hey, got to ur blog searching for food, coz i love them too. btw, i'm a malaysian too. har mee, char kuey tiao, bah kut teh, hokkien mee... no way u can find them in melbourne, u'll miss it here, trust me... anyway, i've followed ur blog, sure'll come back for more!