Category: Food and Drink

HAVEN Training Restaurant @ Siam Reap, Cambodia

Food should never pose an issue for travellers to Siam Reap since there are so many international restaurants along the town’s main street. For those who are not that adventurous to venture into the more exotic street food, the vast options of ‘proper restaurants’ must surely be a relief. But if you are willing to stray a little further, Haven Training Restaurant is definitely worth checking out.

Haven Siam Reap

Just like the name says, Haven is a training restaurant in which the staff and chefs are recruited from the less privilleged youngsters – such as orphans. Haven equips them with useful life skills to prepare them for a better life in the future, as well as helping them to secure a permanent job after their training ends.
All of these benefits are provided free to the trainees and you could lend your support just by dining here. Anyway the food’s great anyway and you are eating for a good cause too. So why not?

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The menu (priced in USD) has a mix of Cambodian classics, Western and Fusion specials that also includes many vegetarian options. Don’t be surprised to find a few Swiss dishes too because a Swiss association actually backs the restaurant.
My HAVEN Cheese Burger @ $7.50 was awesome – simple, unpretentious yet so good and I still crave for it every now and then.

Food should never pose an issue for travellers to Siam Reap since there are so many international restaurants along the...

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BBQ-K Korean Barbecue Buffet RM45 @ Solaris Mont Kiara

Good food with friendly service coupled with eat all you can at a reasonable price make BBQ-K a must visit for those who love Korean barbecue. For RM45 you are free to stuff yourself silly with chicken, beef, pork, seafood and many other dishes – mainly of Korean and Japanese variation. For the same amount money, you usually get only one or two plates of meat at the regular Korean restaurant. So it’s pretty much a steal.

Korean BBQ

Now one thing before you hop on your car and drive to Solaris Mont Kiara, please make sure you have made a reservation especially if its the weekend. BBQ-K gets filled up quickly and walk-in customers could be seen lining outside for a spot to eat during peak hours.

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Coffee Experience @ Hanoi, Vietnam

Black Coffee Condensed Milk

One thing’s for sure, coffee is a more popular in Vietnam than in Malaysia. I think it is safe to say that if you do not sample any local coffee while visiting Vietnam, your trip is in vain. Can you imagine someone visiting Malaysia and not having teh tarik? Pretty much the same thing.

One thing's for sure, coffee is a more popular in Vietnam than in Malaysia. I think it is safe to say that if you do not...

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Bangsar Fish Head Corner @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar

Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their signature dishes: fish head curry and mamak-style fried chicken.
They are extremely busy especially during lunch hours and a long queue is a normal sight. Luckily the service is quick so the line moves fairly quick. The aroma of seasoning and spices immediately hits you before you even reach the stall. Batches and batches of chicken are fried non-stop to cater to the crowd.

Curry Rice

Fried Fish

In addition to fish head curry and fried chicken, there are also fried ikan kembung, squid and simple vegetable dish such as bean sprouts. If unspecified, teh o ais will be served as the default beverage. Among the dishes we had, the fried chicken simply has to come up tops because the rest were nothing too spectacular.
Although the fried chicken looks kind of dry, it was surprisingly juicy on the inside and the spice marinade really made the difference. It was fragrant with the right balance of seasoning (some come off too salty).

Bangsar Fish Head Corner is a food stall at Lucky Garden that commands a large customer base thanks to two of their sign...

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