Saturday, February 07, 2009

Food of the Year Awards - 2008

Welcome to Juliansi.Blogspot.Com's second FoOTY (Food Of The Year 2008) Awards!
Here's a recollection of the inaugaral 2007 FoOTY Awards

It turned out to be a year when I didn't feel any particular vendor or eatery deserved to be BEST OF THE BEST across all categories, but three which deserved special mention for being exceptional are ... (drum roll) ...

(1) Tai-chau @ Song River Bak Kut Teh, Persiaran Gurney (Penang)
(2) Prawn Mee @ Lorong Loke Yew (KL)
(3) Taiwanese restaurant @ Fong Lye (Sri Hartamas)


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Bak Kut Teh
Sam Mei - Pandamaran, Klang
Seng Huat "Under the bridge" - Klang

Char Kuay Teow
La Manila - Taman Megah, PJ
Sisters - Macallister, Penang

Chicken chop
Coliseum Cafe - KL

Chicken rice
Aman Suria - PJ
Eng Ann Kopitiam - Klang

Chinese
Ming Room, Bangsar - KL
Fong Lye Taiwan Restaurant, Desa Sri Hartamas - KL


Club
Mambo night at Velvet - KL
Zeta Bar - KL Hilton

Dessert
Creme Brulee at Italiannies, One Utama - PJ

Indian
D-Tandoor, Damansara Uptown - PJ

Kopi-tiam
Peng Heong Pai Kut - Klang
Lorong Loke Yew Prawn Mee - KL


Malay
Santai, Taman Tun Dr Ismail - KL

Nasi lemak
Tanglin near Lake Gardens - KL
Village Park, Damansara Uptown - PJ

Porridge
New Lane near Sunway Hotel - Penang

Pub
the Social, Bangsar - KL
Blackhole, Hartamas - KL
La Bodega Lounge, Bangsar - KL
Afterhour, Solaris Mont Kiara - KL

Steamboat
Mizi Shabu-shabu - Puchong
Ketam Steamboat, Manjalara - Kepong

Tai-Chau
Loong Kee Seafood, Gotong Jaya - Genting Highlands
Ah Wah Hokkien Mee, Jalan 222 - PJ
Song River, Persiaran Gurney - Penang


Tim-sum
Canton i, One Utama - PJ
Jaya Palace near Menara Axis - PJ

Western
Vincenzo, One Bangsar - KL
Chinoz on the Park, KLCC

Wine
Joseph Phelps Cab Sauv 2001 at Long Table, Bangkok - Thailand
Greenpoint Yarra Valley 2005 Chardonnay, Wine House at Plaza Damas - KL

10 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

you even awarded the wines! nice one.. how long did it take you to compile?

Julian Si said...

Not long ... two hours I think :-)

Cheers C&C!

fatboybakes said...

REALLLLLLLLLY? VINCENZO FOR WESTERN? now that i am surprised!!!

fatboybakes said...

hear ye hear ye for the blackhole!!! great stout and great music!!!

550ml jar of faith said...

Cool! I love these "best of" lists... ultimate lazy foodie's short cut! Cheers!

Julian Si said...

FBB - Oop, Vincenzo and you don't get along eh! I think BLACKHOLE was my "find of the year" for '08!

Jar of Faith - Hahaa... glad to be of service. Gong hey fatt choy!!

Boon Chuan said...

Wah... informative list. Any recommendation for good red wines that doesn't cost a bomb?

ahhou said...

Wow... Very impressive!!!

boo_licious said...

I second you on Fong Lye - my fav place too. Hmmm, must go try the Prawn Mee at Lorong Loke Yew one day, sounds very good.

Julian Si said...

Hello makan-kaki

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you .. I am just compiling 2009's list.

Been a busy year, not just spent eating, but there's always a little time to remenisce, and recommend the Best of the Year :-)

CHEERS!