The FriedChillies Annual Foodsters’ Award 2009

The results are out!

The battle for the title of being the BEST!!! in Klang Valley in each of these categories;
Nasi Lemak, Char Kuey Teow, Roti Canai, Laksa, Chicken Rice, Ramli Burger, Satay, Banana Leaf Rice, Crabs and even Kopitiam (Coffee Shop) has finally come to an end.

Climaxing in an informal dinner with good food, cosy ambience and even better company last Saturday at Pannaz, Damansara Perdana, hats off and many thanks to the jovial team at friedchillies.com for the successful run of the contest and for giving our Malaysian cuisine the highlight it deserves!
I myself felt that the categories chosen are most apposite, for nothing truly symbolise our Malaysian favourites (food-wise) more than our beloved CKT, roti canai and nasi lemak, right?

Back to the night… I was most fortunate to actually manage to secure a place for the night since I’m not part of the media/sponsor neither a famous food writer, nor flogger. Just a foodie casting my vote to give my two cents worth of the nominations (to think that I did that, but has yet to cast any vote in any of our Malaysian elections…*head down in shame*) and some of the ones i voted for actually won! Yeahhhh!!!

All geared up for the night..

Resident Chef Anas served up some pretty mean dishes for the night..and I heard the canapes rocks too..
Anyhow, I only managed to try this one..
Watermelon with Sun Dried Tomatoes…someone told me it was sambal..I dunno, cant tell 😉
Free flowing refreshing mint and lime juice…I loved it!
CEO, Adly giving his speech and kicking off the event. Apparently the competition was sizzling hot, with some of the contenders in the running having almost the same amount of votes and some tied at the top spot.
This is maybe even more exciting than our UMNO elections ;p

Dinner started off with hearty mushroom soup that was nicely frothed at the top. Not creamy, it has chock-full of mushroom bits, instantly banishing any doubts of whether it is of the canned variety.

I ordered the grilled red snapper but managed to taste the other two mains as well since I unabashedly helped myself to whatever that was on my dining companions’ (of which I just met that night itself) plates.

The grilled lamb was undoubtably the dish of the night, loved the dressing that doused the greens.

Heard that their specialty is actually the BBQ chicken. Interesting how they serve it with a slice of grilled honeydew on top..
Ahhh…dessert.. trio of choc cake, bread and butter pudding-like thingy and vanilla ice-cream.
And yes, we got goody bags! In a very environmental-friendly ta-pau brown bag. Let’s see what’s inside…

More food! Two delish cupcakes (which was my supper), a friedchillies mug; which now sits on my office desk, a Pannaz key-chain, a Maggi packet of asam fish paste (anyone wanna coming by for dinner soon?) and this Pureen toothpaste. Hhmmmm… I wonder what the guys did with theirs..??
Eh, I thought HTC also a sponsor? Seems that my goody bag is missing something? ;p

And yes, I met the Kenny Mah in person!!
And also the AWOL, the fairer half of cumi & ciki as well as Hairy Berry! WAhh… star-studded night indeed….(cuci mata betul!)

And now I give you…the AFA winners (copied and pasted from the FriedChillies website…hehehe..)

For Best Roti Canai :Raju Restaurant
No. 27, Jalan Cantik, Petaling Jaya
N 03.10159 E101.65385

For Best Assam Laksa : O & S Laksa
39, Jalan 20/14, Paramount Gardens Petaling Jaya
N 3.10783 E101.62499

For Best Banana Leaf Rice : Kanna Curry House
No. 29 Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya
N 3.11974 E101.62978

For Best Chicken Rice :Hainanese Chicken Rice
73, Jln. SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya
N 3.12595 E101.61618

For Best Crabs : Fatty Crab
No 2, Jln SS 24/13 , Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya
N 3.11482 E101.61254

For Best Char Koay Teow : Aunty Gemok
Restoran Jamal Mohamed No. 24, Jalan SS5A/9 Petaling Jaya
N 3.09526 E101.60546

For Best Satay : Satay Samuri Taman Melawati
Jalan Melati Utama 4, Melati Utama, Setapak
N 3.13505 E101.62370

For Best Nasi Lemak : Village Park
5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
N 3.13774 E101.62318

For Best Street Burger : Burger OM
In Front of 7-11, Off Lorong Kolam Air Lama, Ampang
N 3.16063 E101.78560

For Best Kopitiam : Yut Kee Coffeeshop
35, Jalan Dang Wangi, Kuala Lumpur
N 3.15705 E101.70001

I myself has not tried them all, especially the ones nominated (there are 5 nominations for each categories so there are about 50 all together!) so been keeping myself “busy” stall hopping. Anyone out there who wants to join me, give me a buzz!