Alcohol and food pairing is a combination as old as time, but for some reasons, the attention has almost always been on wine and “higher end” dishes. For a country like Malaysia where street food is our pride and joy, why not then beer and street food?
Well, here are a few dishes I like to enjoy with a bottle of cold Tiger beer.
satey with Tiger can’t go wrong
One of my favorite things to do on a lazy weekend nights is Netflix and chill, and sometimes all you need to go with an episode of great TV is a cold Tiger Beer and some satay from the neighborhood stall.
Those slightly charred chicken (or beef if you like) on stick plus peanut sauce is great to get washed down with Tiger beer for sure.
Eng Ann popiah, with lard!
If you find yourself at Eng Ann in Klang, Tan Kee popiah is one to check out. The popiah has got lap cheong and lard, in addition to your usual seng kuang and lettuce. A cold Tiger Beer compliments those porky bits very well.
Aik Prawn Mee from Seapark, with Tiger
Being from Penang, I always enjoy a bowl of good prawn mee. For afternoon “snack” session, Aik Prawn mee at Seapark serves up a rather good version, and what is better to wash down some spicy prawn mee with a cold beer especially on a hot afternoon?
What’s your favorite street food to go with Tiger beer?
These are my three picks of Tiger beer + Street Food pairing, what’s yours?
If street food is your passion, like me, head over to Tiger Uncage Street Food Festival at The Gasket Alley, 1st & 2nd December from 5pm onwards. There will be over 40 distinctive street food delights to challenge your senses!
The very first Oktoberfest is said to be taken place in Munich on October 12, 1810 to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. They decided to do it again the very next year since it was a lot more successful than everyone anticipated.
However, it is pretty safe to say that even the original couple couldn’t have envisioned the appeal of Oktoberfest to be this huge. It took 200 years, but Oktoberfest is now a in full swing right here in KL! (someone should edit the Oktoberfest Celebrations article in Wikipedia if it’s not done already).
Five big celebrations of Oktoberfest happened right here in Malaysia, SOULed Out, Sid’s TTDI, and Laundry Bar in KL, Upper Penang Road in, well, Penang, and Waterfront in Kota Kinabalu.
In conjunction with Oktoberfest, Tiger Beer has some pretty awesome promotions too:
RM50 mug of 1 litre Tiger beer (you can keep the Oktoberfest mug)
A bucket of 5 Tiger Beer pints Free when you spend more than RM200 on your food bill
Free Oktoberfest Hat when you grab the 12-beer cans pack at participating hypermarket
I went to Sid’s to break my Oktoberfest virginity.
To be honest, the celebration turned out to be quite a lot bigger than I had anticipated. There was a big tent set up outside Sid’s, with hundreds of people partying right on the streets (this despite the fact that it was a weekday too), check out the video above.
Hello ladies and gentlemen, today’s lesson is how to be a a standout in life.
According to my very handy WordWeb dictionary, Standout means
Be highly noticeable
Steer away from shore, of ships
Be stubborn in resolution or resistance
In today’s lesson, we’re going to concentrate on the first two definitions of the word.
flipping myself into the water of Krabi
Well, one way to be highly noticeable is to do something crazy or daring, like doing a highly untrained somersault dive from a rather high speed boat deck. It was a sure way to capture anyone’s attention, especially if you manage to land (bad pun) on your back creating a very loud SPLASH, and end up with very red and painful back.
wanna be rock stars Ginny, KY, and Robb
Another way to be a standout is to be performers, or more specifically, rock stars!
Even though I basically can’t sing nor play the guitar (except for guitar hero on Wii) , I did not give up the dream to be a rock star for well, 10 minutes. I lip synced my way with Ginny and Robb at the Nuffnang Music Bash and had a small group of people wondering what we were doing, but it was a moment to standout, no?
Pinky was my partner in crime on this competition
To be a standout is to not back down from any challenges. Late last year, there was a call for volunteer at the Kakiis’ event at MOS. I went up the stage, and discovered that it was actually a dancing competition. No matter, Pinky was made victim of the day but at the end of the day, I won a 16GB thumb drive.
Being a standout sometimes gets you prizes, yey!
Can you do this cycling thing?
Last but not least, it helps to be able to do some tricks that no one (or almost no one can). One of my most awesome tricks in my bag would be tis finger cycling thing. Check out the video above. Can you do it?
Mellissa was impressed (don’t let her response in the video fooled you ok?!), and I am sure if you have an ability like that, you’d be able to impress lotsa people and be a stand out too!