Sunday, January 03, 2010

Food of the Year Awards - 2009

This is the 3rd installment of my little round-up of my favourite meals and best makan finds of the entire year, its been a special one - For one thing, I have had the privilege of meeting people, working and experiencing life in Manila, Mumbai, Bangalore, Singapore, Budapest, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Malaysia too! This is reflected in some of my choices below, which aren't all in Klang! On a personal note, its been an extraordinary year as well :-)

Likewise its been equally special for my dear friends, R&J and M&WH too! I have had the joy of catching up with friends from uni as well as from primary school and secondary school, as well as meeting new people... What a year!


On to the food ... If you wanted to catch up with the first installment from 2007 or recent 2008 "best of the best" , you can! If ONE restaurant was more deserving then any other to have my vote for Food of The Year 2009 it would most certainly be ... (drum roll)

Abu Dhabi
Meena Cafe at Port Zayed, Abu Dhabi

Bak Kut Teh
Xheng Lee Bak Kut Teh, Klang

Char Kuay Teow
Humble koptiam in Jalan 3, PJ
Legendary Lorong Selamat, Penang
Roberts at Section 17, PJ

Char Siew
747 and Seremban Favourites at Sunway Mas, PJ

Chicken Chop
Sin Kee in Brickfields, KL

Chicken Rice
Top 1 near Plaza Chi Liung, Klang
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Ball, Melaka

Curry Fish Head
Up and Up, Wisma Kinta - Ipoh

Curry Mee
Chuen Foong aka Xin Quan Fang, Ipoh

Goreng Pisang
Ah Sow at Taman Eng Ann, Klang
Bayu Perdana near Taman Chi Liung, Klang

Shater Hassan or Lebanon Flower Grill, Abu Dhabi
Talsial road-side stall at Bandar Abbas, Iran

Kon Loh Mee (Wan Tan Mee)
Tanjung Malim's finest, near Leon Yew
Kafe Indiana, road that leads to Port Klang
Wah Chai at Bukit Tinggi, Klang

Lamb Chop
Hing Ket Grill House, Kampung Jawa - Klang

Nasi Lemak
Haji Pak Din at Tanjung Malim

Pan Mee
Roadside stall - Taman Bukit Maluri, KL
Fatty Mee Hoon Kuih, Berkeley Gardens - Klang

Pork Ribs
Vintry at Damansara Heights, KL

Pork Knuckle
Fu Man of Tanjung Malim, Perak

Sunway Hotel, Georgetown - Penang

Siew Yoke (Roast Pork)
Hou Moon of Klang

Chee Kuey at a Hawker Centre, Marine Parade
Art of Mee Pok - Jalan Tua Kong Lau Lim

Strangest !
The White Stag Inn, Eger in Hungary

Tai Chau
Hee Soon Fong, Teluk Panglima Garang - Pandamaran
Sin Kee, Brickfields - KL
Hou Moon, Klang
Song River - Jalan Birch, Penang

Tong Yuen / Chinese Desserts
To Fu Fah, You Tiao - Pavilion, KL
Tong Yuen, Econosave - Port Klang
Penang Road Cendul, Lebuh Keng Kwee - Pulau Pinang


Sin Tai Lim said...

Happy New Year and may 2010 be a great year for you.

CUMI & CIKI said...

i remember your comment on my post ! you just recently ate here rite? coolest place for fish and pork i tell ya! SOKONG:D

Julian Si said...

Yay, sokong is good!


CUMI & CIKI said...

post post post!