IKAN Bakabah

The hawker stall is located at Subang Jaya Medan Selera SS19, No 39, Jalan SS 19/2, SS 19, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Sabah style grilled seafood. As is typical for any ikan bakar stall you choose the fish you like and they will cook it in various styles according to your wishes. Open from 4pm till 11pm.


Restoran Selero Negori

Should you ever decide to go for delectable Nasi Padang meals in the vicinity of Subang Jaya, do make it a point to drop by at Restoran Salero Negori. Tucked away along a row of shophouses at No 139, Jalan SS 15/5A, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya. Famous for their spicy food infused with lots of coconut, the dishes are also served in a unique way, where small portions of various dishes are served with rice. It might be a bit pricey, but the food here is definitely worth every penny. Always pack during weekdays but quiet during weekends.


Cendol Pak Akob

Fine ice shavings, fresh coconut milk, sticky gula melaka and pandan flavoured cendol. This tasty cooling cendol can be found behind Al Ali Nasi Kandar restaurant. Located comfortably at the new Medan Selera Seksyen 19, just next to KTM Komuter/Bus Terminal, Shah Alam. This is the new branch of the Seksyen 16’s Cendol. Cendol Pak Akob is no stranger to many Shah Alam residents and students of UiTM. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out.


Murtabak Daging @Shaaz Curry House Restoran Nasi Kandar

Nasi Kandar is a popular northern Malaysian food, which originates from Penang. But I like the Murtabak Daging. Have you tried Shaaz’s Murtabak Daging? This murtabak so yummy. It comes with red pickle onions and basic curry sauce. Located at No 53-1, Jalan Nelayan 19/A, Seksyen 19, 40300 Shah Alam, Selangor (opposite of Klinik Kerajaan).

Roti Canai @Gerai Wan Roti Bom

Formerly located in Seksyen 23, this humble Gerai 13, in the old Medan Selera Food Court, Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, is no stranger to many Shah Alam residents, thanks to its famous roti canai. Fluffy layer on the inside and crispy on the outside, the roti canai is served warm upon order. Good roti canai worth waiting for.


Beard Brothers BBQ

Beard Brothers’ BBQ partners (from left) Afif Ter, Nazri Jameson and Sayf Taufik (PIC THE STAR)

Taking 20 hours to prep, most smoking takes place using an indoor commercial smoker. That’s how Nazri Jameson makes his famous 14 hours beef brisket. Served stand alone, as a sandwich or in meat combos, this juicy brisket is an explosion of flavour. Add the sauce of your choice tableside. The restaurant is located at PG-01, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Restoran Senyum Sokmo

Restoran Senyum Sokmo is a must try for traditional Kelantan foods. Even if you do not plan on eating Nasi Kerabu, try the Lemak Bakar. Seriously, it’s so yummy. This Kelantan Malay restaurant, located at KS 07, NO. 3, Jalan Kasuarina 4, Bandar Botanik, 41200 Klang, Selangor (near GM Klang Wholesale City Complex)

If you’re planning to visit for lunch, do make it before 12 pm as it gets really crowded and long queues are not uncommon.


KL’s 3rd Generation Nasi Lemak

Fazaitul Akhma Zainal Abidin runs the family business outlet at Kompleks Makan Tanglin

Nasi Lemak Tanglin located at Gerai 6, Kompleks Makan Tanglin, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Do you remember that this hawker stall used to be located under a huge tree that provides shade for their stall? You do? Then you are as old as my hubby.

Obviously they have long since left the tree to operate in a small food court opposite the Tanglin Hospital. And they are still as popular as ever.

Jibby & Co

Jibby & Co is a two-storey standalone cafe with a very distinctive architectural design located just outside Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS 16/1, SS 16, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

This high standard restaurant in a prestige shopping mall was inspired by the food and coffee culture in Melbourne. If you want something different, it doesn’t hurt to give Jibby & Co a try. The restaurant is owned by Chef Mohd Najib Abdul Hamid.

Do you know Restoran Serai Thai, located at Seksyen 3, Shah Alam? If you do, here’s the thing, Chef Mohd Najib Abdul Hamid is the son-in-law of the owners, Rina Abdullah and Shahryir Taff. He is married to their daughter Qistina Shahryir Taff. Now you know, why so many Serai restaurants around town.

Nasi Lemak Kukus Kangkung FAM

I must comment on the nasi lemak – best in Kelana Jaya. The stall located at Restoran Jamal Mohamed, Jalan SS 5A/9, Kelana Jaya. The owner is Puan Zainab Mohamad. She used to work at Mandarin Oriental, MAS Catering & did a short stint at Equatorial Hotel. I love the chicken rendang. Hubby’s favourite the fried kangkung. So far one of the best Nasi lemak I have eaten.


Andri Nasi Padang

There’s something about Andri that I find fascinating. Andri probably the best nasi padang ever in Tanjung Malim. To most Malaysians, a queue is a quality indicator of sorts. It could mean either two things: that it’s really cheap (maybe even free!), or it’s really good. Tanjung Malim is a small town in Perak. It lies on the Perak-Selangor state border. The restaurant is located at Jalan Slim, Tanjung Malim 35900, Perak.

Chef Ammar Xpress Souk Cafe

Celebrity Chef Ammar Al-Ali is famous among those who love Arabic and Mediterranean dishes. This small cafe – half shop lot, located at 16, Jalan USJ 4/1, USJ 4, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Since the restaurant is pretty small so takeaway is recommended.


Dinning in class

SYMPHONY by CHEF JO. This high-end restaurant in Kuala Lumpur owned by Malay entrepreneurs. Helmed by chef Mohd Johari Edrus aka Chef Jo is best known for being the stern-faced judge on MasterChef Malaysia. Located on the Level 1 Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

High Tea in KL

Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail has quite a wide selection for Malay food. Owned by local celebrity chef Ismail Ahmad and Malaysia’s first astronaut Dr Sheik Muszaphar. Located at 5-2 Cascade Parking, Jalan Bukit Aman, 1, Jalan Tanglin, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesian Food in KL

Restoran Puti Bungsu Batam. This place is hubby’s favourite Nasi Padang food. Ayam Pok and Daging Dendeng. It is really easy to find this restaurant. Located at Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.


If you happen to be in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan and are craving some Muslim food, Salmi Corner and Sabak Salai Negeri Sembilan will be the eatery to head to.

Cucur Udang Sos Alor Gajah – Salmi Corner, Medan Selera Chembong, nearby to Balai Polis Rembau.

Daging Salai/Itek Salai – Sabak Salai Negeri Sembilan, No.13, Batu 5 1/2, Kampung Kundur Hulu, 71400 Pedas, Negeri Sembilan

Pisang Goreng Azmi

Pisang Goreng Azmi located nearby to the KTM Line – Shah Alam Komuter Station in Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, Selangor. You can choose from various types of bananas such as pisang tanduk, pisang awak and pisang nangka. And also cempedak, keladi and keledek. Varieties of gorengan.

@Gerai CikDin. Good Muslim food at reasonable prices with ample parking.

Curry blend of 13 spices. Nasi Gomo. One simple but delicious recipe is this chicken curry, served with rice at Gerai CikDin by Mommasboys 26, Jalan Opera B U2/B, Menara U2, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Laman Grill, Steak & Bar-B-Que (Shah Alam) by Chef Zubir Zain

If you like western food with a Malaysian twist, this is the place for you. Located at Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor.


Something for every Muslim in Shah Alam! So here is my family favourite makan spots in Shah Alam, the City of Orchids.

Pecal – Pasar Tani Seksyen 17, Jalan Limbat 17/20, Shah Alam, Selangor. Every Saturday.

Kueh Talam – Pasar Tani Stadium Shah Alam. Every Sunday.

Roti Canai/Roti Boom – Medan Selera Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Nasi Lemak  – Seksyen 19,  Jalan 19/2B, Shah Alam, Selangor (opposite CIAST).

Satay – Satay Kajang Haji Samuri, Ground Floor, Kompleks PKNS, Persiaran Tasik, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Nasi Ayam Penyet – Wong Solo Seksyen 7, Jalan Plumbum P7/P, Shah Alam, Selangor

Masak Lemak Daging Rusa Salai – Restoran Patin Sedap Meletop, Seksyen 23, No 59 Jalan Pelabur B 23/B , Shah Alam, Selangor.

Nasi Kerabu/Nasi Dagang – Restoran Hatinie, Jalan Selendang 10/10, Seksyen 10, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Nasi Ayam – Pak Mal Nasi Ayam, No 2, Jalan Selendang 10/2, 40100 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Murtabak Cheese – Ehsan’s VISTA ALAM, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam (Opposite Avisena Hospital)

Nasi Arab – Restoran Aroma Hijrah,  Jalan Opera H U2/H, Taman TTDI Jaya, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Pulut Pagi Kelantan – Restoran Sri TTDI Jaya, 1, Jalan Saujana Indah 4, Shah Alam, Selangor.

Our favourite makan place for Muslim in Subang Jaya.

Kueh Seri Muka – Kafe Bawang Merah, Lot 12A, Jalan SS 12/1B, SS 12, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Kueh Talam Ubi – Restoran Ubi Kayu, Jalan USJ 9/5N, Subang Business Centre, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Masak Lemak Lala/Ayam Goreng Kampung – Restoran Hassan Ayam Kampung, Jalan USJ 10/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Nasi Dagang/Nasi Minyak Terengganu – Warung Terengganu Subang Jaya, Medan Selera SS19, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Open on weekends.

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“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

May 2019

Delicious Haleel Popiah Basah, Section 14, Medan Selera/Food Court, Petaling Jaya. 


Yummy Nora Satay Kajang, Section 14, Medan Selera/Food Court, Petaling Jaya.

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Our family favourite Malay-Muslim products (Bumiputra-Muslim products) available in supermarkets/hypermarkets: