Finger-lickin’ supper foodie@Nanda Chicken난다 치킨 , Solaris Mont Kiara

Probably an unwise choice for health freaks and exercise junkies, but this was our supper after a sweaty 2 hour badminton marathon. Usually my post-badminton supper/dinner is cereal but since I have another badminton kaki who wants to have a meal after our game, we headed to Nanda Chicken, a nice Korean fried chicken hangout joint I spotted a couple of weeks ago.

It was a Friday night, and a typical Friday night in Seoul by this time of 1030pm, calls for localites already loud-voice, red faced, soju bellied, partying and drinking their way through Saturday morning. But for Solaris Mont Kiara on a Friday night, was quiet and somewhat obedient. I always wondered, where do the Korean expats rendezvous their typical Korean Friday outings in KL?

There were several tables filled up in Nanda (located opposite Salt & Lick, same row with Raju’s), but it was generally quiet inside, with K-Pop girls dancing and singing on TV. 

The food was served with some tidbits, just like any typical bars in Korea, but the only difference was that the tidbits were Indian crackers! Lol. I do recall off and on, there is a keropok Indian seller by the roadside running his business, I’m guessing they came from there.

We ordered a bottle of beer and soju (so much for 2 hours of badminton. Down the drain!)

Overall, the chicken was crazy tenderlicious! Juicy madness and you don’t get those thick batter layers which fall off when you bite them. Gotta say Nanda serves really yummy fried chicken! 

Strange part of the entire dish again, was having Indian keropok on top, perhaps it’s a fusion thing to blend in with the Malaysians’ palate lol.

Total damage including drinks came up to about RM100, an equal split of cost between the chicken and the booze.

Nanda does home deliveries as well, which I have given a try and the packing is of good quality! The chicken chunks also remained their crunchiness, and I regretted attempting to win the fiery battle against the spicy chicken chunks. After a couple of pieces, my tongue was already numb and my belly became a hot pot. 

Worthy foodieventure place for those who wants to have Korean style fried chicken, but what is lacking is the whole feel of crowdedness with red-faced happy loud voiced people around you enjoying the fried chicken together.

Address:

Nanda Chicken 난다 치킨

11, Jalan Solaris 2,

Solaris Mont Kiara,

50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: Daily, 3.30 pm – 2.00 am

Tel: 016 580 7925

FB page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nanda-Chicken/1133678939998500

Early morning meaty breakfast@Kuo Man, Kota Kinabalu

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This restaurant has been operating for nearly two decades. They’ve gone on TV interviews and magazine write ups as well. Kuo Man is one of the top foodie recommendations when you are here in Kota Kinabalu.

Hence, the place was already packed with locals even when we areived early in the korning. My friends said if we came by 9, 10 am, many of their famous dishes would be sold out.

“WOW. Really?!”

There were many cars parked outside this place, many were luxury cars too. There are no barriers when it comes to great food.

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Apparently, Kuo Man makes their own noodles and the auntie who took our orders heavily promoted how delicious their home made noodles were. For her selling efforts, I ordered a plate to try out.

The noodles’ texture was like in between of kueh teow and pan mee. Ummmm..it was quite ordinary to me, but I do understand what childhood food does to you, I’m sure the locals love it since they grew up with this. And I am very happy that I had an opportunity to foodieventure this place!

We ordered a variety of meat dishes to complement the noodles.  The fish slices were very fresh! A hearty start for an early morning!

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They are known for their tender beef soup, and I am also agreeable to it. They were really tender and I could just have this bowl of tender juiciness on its own and be a happy girl.

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I reserved the star dish for the last review. Kuo Man’s trade mark roast pork, usually sold out by early morning itself. I was truly fortunate that we managed to order a plate. BIG YAY!

Thankfully, it was not a fatty section, just thin sections in between the meat, so it won’t irk so much after several pieces. It was really, really tender, and the salty taste was just nice enough. The best part of all, was the crunchy skin on the top. Cracks and pops in the mouth!

One of the best roast pork I’ve ever tasted.

Not to forget, their home made chilli sauce, packed with ginger and blended to spicy fiery perfection! They sell their chilli sauces over the cashier counter. I was almost tempted to buy home.

Add: Kuo Man, Jalan Tuaran, Sunny Garden, Kota Kinabalu

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