Monch! Coconut Bay (Port Dickson)

Written by: Xenia Cordelia Lee Disclaimer: Before reading, please note that this location serves non-halal dishes. If there is one thing Malaysians can agree on, it would be food. Here is another hidden gem for all of you, it is famous among locals of Port Dickson -the infamous Coconut Bay 玉记面档! It looks like your…

Monash Cook-Off #9: Tom Yum Goong

Written by: Cheah Wei Shang Edited by: Chua Jia Ying Starring: Wesley Chung Sheng Zhi And that’s one recipe, see you next week! (Found a loophole) Ready to salivate? Tom yam has its roots in Thailand, and there’s no exaggeration when saying that it’s one of the most iconic and even legendary flavours of Southeast…

Monash Cook-Off #8: Shakshuka

Written by: Patricia In Wan Ting Featuring: Wan Poh Yee Is it tomato soup? Some egg dish? What is it? I must have it in my mouth.  Shakshuka – pronounced like it’s spelt This dish is called Shakshuka. Shakshuka literally means ‘a mixture’, and traditional versions of this dish use tomatoes, onions and spices as…

Monash Cook-Off #7: Butter Croissants

Written by: Christie Wong Featuring: Mobina Ghadyani Ever heard of the saying ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’?  Mobina’s butter croissants For Mobina, she is not the type of person who sits down to eat a 5-dish breakfast like the ones you see in movies. She usually breezes through her breakfast,…

Monch! The Daily Fix (Melaka)

Written by: Chua Jia Ying Photos by: Jason Han Zhi Kwang The Daily Fix is a hidden (literally) gem situated in the heart of Jonker Street, Malacca. Since its establishment in 2014, the café has remained one of the most popular and recommended cafes in Malacca City. It is almost always packed with customers and…

Monash Cook-Off #6: Classic Mocha Cake

Written by: Christie Kitlam Wong Featuring: Kok Xue Lin Baking comes easily for some but while for others, not so. Well, based on the picture below we all know which category Xue Lin falls into. One surprising fact is that while she has magic hands when it comes to sweets, she doesn’t consume as much…

Monash Cook-Off #5: Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Written by: Christie Kitlam Wong Featuring: Mariam Zaidi Ah cakes, the one true constant in life, a food that even the lactose intolerant will risk his/her bowels for. Fun fact: the brownie was named for its colour. I know! Anyway, brownies are bars of chocolate-y cake-but-not-a-cake that you see in those American shows. Honestly, this…

Monash Cook-Off #4: Prawn Mee

Written by: Cheah Wei Shang and Patricia In Wan Ting Featuring: Lim Tian Fu   It’s easy to eat food in Malaysia, given the amount and variety of dishes in every corner of the country. But to remake the dishes… apparently it’s easy as well, according to Lim Tian Fu. He calls his dish, even…

Project Lockdown #5: Cheras

On May 7th, 2020, just when we thought we were reaching the end of the tunnel, a new cluster case was identified. The location? Cheras. 10 mall security guards were tested positive and the ministry of health has been screening every personnel in close contact ever since. What once was a bustling state, sitting right…

Monash Cook-Off #3: Sambal Matah Fried Chicken

Written by: Patricia In Wan Ting Featuring: Tantya Putri Milenia This mouth-watering dish has a name: ‘Sambal Matah Fried Chicken’.   It goes without saying that self-isolation has had some surprising spillover effects, notably people exploring their culinary sides. Tantya, who has been pushed to the kitchen during the lockdown, is no exception.  Originally from Bali,…

Monash Cook-Off #2: Good Ol’ Doughnuts

Written and edited by: Chua Jia Ying & Cheah Wei Shang Featuring: Pui Yee Source Ah, doughnuts. Most of us are familiar with these round confectionaries, always glazed to perfection and will never seem to fail to satisfy our sweet tooth. Pui Yee’s usual remedy for her particular malady is Krispy Kreme. Yet our current…

Humans of Monash #5: Everyl

Written by: Zoe Yap Featuring: Everyl Yevita “I used to have everything- yes, everything. I led a comfortable life without having to worry about money. I had designer handbags, clothes I had never worn more than once. I had a boyfriend- life was a fairytale. I crashed my parents’ expensive cars like they were nothing. …

Monash Cook-Off #1: Salmon Rice Bowl

Written and edited by: Chua Jia Ying & Cheah Wei Shang Featuring: Kai Loon With one extension after another, it’s no doubt that the Movement Control Order that has been in place since the 18th of March has got us feeling out of touch with reality. “Boring, very boring,” as Kai Loon would describe it….

Project Lockdown #4: Kuantan

Edited by: Chua Jia Ying Kuantan is the administrative and commercial capital of Pahang, famed for its production of exquisite traditional handicrafts, batik and for its breath-taking waterfalls. Today, we take a look at what’s it been like living in Kuantan whose main economic drive, tourism, has taken a deep plunge since the implementation of…

Humans of Monash #4: Rowena

Written by: Chua Jia Ying Featuring: Rowena Mohan I’ve always yearned to travel across the world, to experience cultures different from my own and to live moments I’d only ever get so little in a lifetime. When I was presented the opportunity to travel to Italy, it felt almost too good to be true. Travelling…