Where have all the hawkers gone?
by Chief Alchemist a.k.a Wiley Chin - July 25, 2007 Posted: 5:30:34 PM EDT

Hey, this is bizarre sounding but I'm afraid we are going to suffer another wave of brain-drain, err, talent-drain, food-drain, cooks-drain, Whatever!?! We've lost enough of our talents across the globe and now that America has discovered what real food is, i.e., MALAYSIA FOOD, we might be made to eat McD burgers while the people of the USA get all our hawkers' fares!  

How come? Because all our best food people might disappear from our shores and turn up at the Big Apple, that's why. :-P

Check out this Video!

Fatty, Crab, NYC

OKlah, I am damn proudlah...datswhy...you think we might loose our food heritage to the highest bidders or not? 

Bring in Da Funk!

A rising-star chef rekindles his love affair with intense Malaysian flavors, laid-back ambience, and challenging finger food.

·         By Rob Patronite & Robin Raisfeld


It’s a well-known fact that the New York dining public comprises two distinct personality types: the foodies and the scenesters. Although there’s occasionally some overlap, the former can be found stalking elusive, borough-hopping Bangladeshi chefs, while the latter are content to skulk down to the meatpacking district and shimmy into whichever establishment looks suitably thronged, menu notwithstanding. The Underground Gourmet belongs firmly to the first camp, and so, we’d always presumed, does Zak Pelaccio, chef of 5 Ninth and its newly opened Malaysian spinoff, Fatty Crab.


Read the rest on the New York Magazine.



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