Monch! The Café Hopper’s Version of Great Places (Brunei)

Written by: Cheah Wei Shang  Pictures and private jet owner: Ivan Liew Ah, Brunei. One of the smallest countries in the world, population just barely below the 500 thousands, while also one of the richest in the world. Right now, it’s one of the safe havens of the world, having had barely any local COVID…

Monash Cook-off #13: Dalgona Coffee

Written by: Christie Wong Featuring: Teng Sin Hui This one will be a real familiar face in the crowd if you still remember the days of TikTok food trends and our initial transition to Zoom classes, when the new normal was actually still new.  Tada! It’s Dalgona Coffee!  This will be Sin Hui’s third time…

Monash Cook-Off #12: Caramel Coffee

Written by: Cheah Wei Shang Featuring: Wan Poh Yee Honestly, at first glance, I have no clue what this is. The green coloured sunset seas of the Mediterranean anyone? But, and I must say, “damn”, does it not look pretty? Wan Poh Yee has done it again, winning her second of this semester’s Cook-Offs. This…

Monash Cook-Off Special: Southern Fried Chicken & Salad

Written by: Xenia Cordelia Lee Featuring: Quah Chen Ying Ah yes, Southern fried chicken, also known simply as fried chicken. With its crispy breading exterior keeping the meat tender. It’s a classic go to comfort food, especially when eaten with hands. The food tastes better that way; change my mind.  Congrats on winning this weeks’…

Monch! Kafeidian (Petaling Street)

Written by: Christie Wong The words ‘KaifeiDian’ literally translates to coffee shop in Chinese and by the looks of this place, they have truly brought a modern twist into the traditional Chinese coffee shop we used to go while growing up. Located inside an old bungalow that used to be a post office, the Malay…

Monash Cook-Off Special: Nyonya Kuih

Written by: Chua Jia Ying Featuring: Li Ting  If you were born in Malacca, Penang, Singapore or Medan, chances are, you have heard of Peranakan cuisine otherwise known as Nyonya cuisine! The terms Peranakan and Nyonya Baba are used interchangeably to describe descendants of Hoklo settlers who first came to Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago…

Monch! Breakfast Thieves (Kuala Lumpur)

Written by: Chua Jia Ying (P.S It’s my birthday) Breakfast Thieves was founded in Fitzroy Melbourne, Australia by Malaysian-born co-founders Brandon Chin, Edwin Koh, and Joel Teh back in 2012. The original branch sits in the remnants of an old chocolate factory, serving Australian cuisine with a touch of Asian flavors in an industrial-chic, hipster…

Monash Cook-Off #11: Butterbeer

Written by: Xenia Cordelia Lee Featuring: Teng Sin Hui As we are half-way through another semester, fellow students and harry potter fans alike, remember to take care of yourselves, mentally and physically. “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: Believing in Yourself” – Harry Potter. This time, we bring back…