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 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!

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Andrew

    sure bo… all those awards?? haha =D

  2. Alexandra@Chefspiration

    I had a good time that night…but unfortunately the chicken wasn’t what I was expecting from a place that specializes in chicken…will go back to try the lamb one day 🙂

  3. cheryleong

    hello !
    give me your email so i can email you photos =)
    or u can take them from my blog =P

  4. gill gill

    we want to join!

  5. Nic (KHKL)

    hey ya! great to have met you at the AFA! when wanna belanja us with the money?? hehehe, joking!

    it was a fantastic party, wasn’t it? ;D

  6. thenomadGourmand

    yes andrew!! betul punya!! ehh i stil waitin for u for the OM burger laa! this time we muz not miss it!
    alex: hehe.. i know! Kenny rogers chic- like to me!
    cheryleong: hey hye! nx week Just Heavenly Pleasures= cakes on ya?
    gill gll: hahaha..dun u jz wanna come to KL? the food is gettin hotter babe!
    Nic: me so bowled over by ur presence too! hehe.. belanja? can..since i read on ur blog tht u havent tried most of the winning stalls and we can also go Setapak Hokkien mee!

  7. vialentino

    best roti canai….must go there and try liow ler…so far havent eat nice roti canai before…..

    wow, kanna curry house also listed..yeah, i like their banana leaf a lot

  8. Allie

    The BBQ chicken got my vote!!! How does the desserts taste? I lurve desserts..

  9. UnkaLeong

    We go for burger run? Want r? Hahaha…

  10. thenomadGourmand

    vialentino: I personally think there r better rotis than raju’s!
    heard kanna is gd..will go try nx week.
    allie: me too! but u noticed that i didnt say much abt it? hehe..u udrstd laaa…
    unkaLeong: ON!!! when??

  11. burpandslurp

    all these lovely foods. I’m surprised though, that they did not serve you local food!
    but too bad I found out about these places only after I just LEFT from malaysia!!!

  12. thenomadGourmand that u mentioned it..ya lorr..all that nominations but we were fed fusioned food instead!

  13. 550ml jar of faith

    Hey read somewhere that Ms Nomad Gourmand picked up a lil prize herself?? Congrats!! However are you planning to share and care with it? 😉 So jealous you got to meet all the blogosphere celebs in person!! Swoon!!!

  14. thenomadGourmand

    550ml: yes i did 😉 share n care? sure dear..w food of course! wanna go burger?
    hehe..yeahh i was really happy to meet them too! urself also gt to meet bangsar-babe n BSG wat! i also jeles!

  15. CUMI & CIKI

    helo helo.. gr8 write up.. ayam linkageing u .. hahahaha:P

  16. thenomadGourmand

    cumi: i’m so honoured *bow low* ;p

  17. Lyrical Lemongrass

    It was an honour meeting you too. Wah, and you went home a coupla hundred ringgit richer, eh? Lucky girl. 🙂

  18. thenomadGourmand

    Lyrical Lemongrass: hehe..thks for ur “advice” and yea..more $ is alws good…

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