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First of all, let me get the most important message across.

On the 18th March 2013, head to any one of the over five thousand participating McDonald’s across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa and you’ll get to enjoy the biggest regional breakfast giveaway in conjunction with National Breakfast Day.

In Malaysia, each of the 222 McDonald’s Breakfast Restaurants will offer FREE Egg McMuffin to the first 1,000 customers from 7am to 10am on Monday (18/3/2013). So wake up and grab yours, don’t miss out!

McDonald's on a Sunday morning, Egg McMuffin, coffee, and hash brown
McDonald’s on a Sunday morning, Egg McMuffin, coffee, and hash brown

Last Sunday I was joined by Cheesie, Huai Bin, Nazwan, Cik Epal, and some of our fellow readers for a meal of McDonald’s wholesome breakfast and a kitchen tour at McDonald’s outlet at Sri Damansara.

We started the day with an Egg McMuffin, coffee, and piping hot hash brown. If your Sunday, or in fact any other day does not start out with a wholesome breakfast, then you are missing out the most important meal of the day, I previously wrote about the importance of breakfast in “Lets talk about breakfast” post.

some of my readers brought their kids for the kitchen tour, too cute
some of my readers brought their kids for the kitchen tour, too cute

It was pretty awesome to be meeting some of my reader’s kids at the event. Kristen’s husband brought his cute daughter, and Mycelt came with two kids too. Thank you for coming!

The 50 odd strong crowd were then separated into a few batches for the McDonald’s kitchen tour.

one of the most efficient and cleanest kitchen anywhere
one of the most efficient and cleanest kitchen anywhere

Little known fact – my first ever real job was being an employee at McDonald’s right after my PMR examination, it was a valuable experience and I learned a lot from the job.

So to me, the kitchen tour is a little bit like a homecoming event after some 20 years absent from being in one. I was impressed to see that they have managed to make the place even cleaner and more efficient than it already was from years ago.

Employees who handle food must thoroughly wash their hands and wear gloves while cooking. Food are made to order, with only the patties and eggs being prepared minutes prior and kept in what they called universal holding cabinet. So the Cheeseburger or Egg McMuffins you order is as fresh as it gets.

reliving the days when I was a McDonald's employee almost 20 years ago
reliving the days when I was a McDonald’s employee almost 20 years ago

On Sunday, I also had a chance to put my long forgotten skills into use once again. While it took me probably around a minute to get it done, seasoned employees get it done in seconds. Their efficiency is impressive, and the whole kitchen is kept spotlessly clean, I need to adopt the same mentality at my own kitchen.

and here's a group photo, smile!
and here’s a group photo, smile!

We had a great time with breakfast and kitchen tour at McDonald’s, and I certainly hope the kids enjoyed themselves (especially going into the giant freezer). Thank you to those who came and I hope you had a great time.

So don’t forget to head to a McDonald’s this 18th March, 2013 and get your free Egg McMuffins to kickstart your workweek! Click on National Breakfast Day to learn more.

December 17th, 2008 was the second time I went to Little Taiwan at Avenue K for lunch, it was also a rather significant date as that was the day I conned Mell for her phone number and suggested that the nuffies to join me for lunch over there. My intention was of course, to meet her. She didn’t know the whole udang di sebalik batu then, hee-hee.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Update 15/8/2015: this place does not exist anymore

Little Taiwan at Avenue K
Little Taiwan, with the glorious braised pork!

Anyway, a little known fact about KLCC is that there is no pork served at any of the restaurants or either of the two food courts. The nearest pork fix for me would usually be Wisma Sentral, or Avenue K.

I had initially thought that Little Taiwan would be one fo those halal Chinese food outlets, until I saw their menu and immediately started drooling over the pictures of the glorious braised pork. It has since become one of my regular venues whenever I crave for those unhealthy and yet delicious glistering fats.

Little Taiwan at Avenue K
zha chiang noodle, pork ribs noodle, braised beef with rice, salted fried chicken

For weekday lunches, the outlet offers a quite a selection of set menu priced at RM 9.90 to RM 14.90. The set lunches come with a main dish (either with rice or noodle) and a choice of either green tea or red tea. This would only be around the price of a typical meal at Burger King.

My favorite at Little Taiwan would be their braised pork. Three pieces of very tender and rather fatty pork braised to perfection, rice is served with a dash of mince meat sauce, and there are also a bit of fermented vegetable as well as a couple slices of fresh cucumber and tomato to go with it. This dish is certainly not for the more health conscious diners.

Little Taiwan at Avenue K
KY, Mell, and Yat

I have also tried their braised beef and salted fried chicken, I find the beef pretty tender and the meat portion generous. As for the chicken, it lacks the more intense (and salty) taste I prefer of the same dish at Fong Lye. Other dishes generally receive pretty decent comments too.

map of Avenue K
Avenue K is located right opposite KLCC, accessible via the LRT station

Overall Little Taiwan offers a pretty good value and some rather delicious dishes. If you’re at KLCC and crave for pork, you know where to go. The restaurant is located just an escalator ride away from the KLCC LRT station.

Little Taiwan also has outlets at Mid Valley, Subang SS15, Pavilion, and Pearl Point (Old Klang Road)

Address:
Little Taiwan
Lot No. UC-3B & 3C,
Upper Concourse Level,
Avenue K, 156, Jln Ampang,
50450 KL

GPS:
Tel: 03-2161 4118