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 The umbrella term Halal refers to anything permissible or lawful under Islamic law – a concept that is deeply rooted in the Islamic faith and has become increasingly important in today’s globalised world. According to the Quran, the term Halal is particularly associated with Islamic dietary laws and especially meat processed and prepared in accordance with those requirements. The Halal industry, therefore, refers to the production and distribution of goods and services that are compliant with Islamic law.

Over time, the concept of Halal has evolved to include not only food and drink items but also other aspects of daily life, such as clothing, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Today, the Halal industry is a rapidly growing sector of the global economy that is estimated to be worth over $2 trillion (*Source: ISFIN), with Muslim consumers accounting for a significant portion of this market . However, the Halal industry is not limited to Muslim consumers alone as many non-Muslims also choose to consume Halal products because of their perceived health benefits or ethical evaluations.

With an increasing number of people seeking Halal products and services, it’s no surprise that the industry is booming. And if you’re looking to expand your business in this market, then you wouldn’t want to miss this food expo in Malaysia ( – Karnival DagangHalal, being the largest Halal trade show that is open to all. As an excellent platform for businesses to showcase their Halal products and services, you can network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and developments in the sector. Tap into new markets and grow your business in the Halal industry, with Karnival DagangHalal.

The Growth of the Halal Industry

halal cert appliation in malaysiaThe growth of the Halal industry can be attributed to several factors, including the increasing global Muslim population, the rise of Islamic finance, and the growing demand for ethical and sustainable products. As a result, many companies are now seeking to tap into this lucrative market by offering Halal-certified products and services.

The Halal industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with the global Halal market estimated to be worth over $2 trillion. The Muslim population, which is the primary consumer of Halal products, is also growing rapidly, contributing to the growth of the industry, according to a report by Thomson Reuters, where the global Halal food market was said to reach $1.93 trillion by 2022.

The rise of Islamic finance has also contributed to the growth of the Halal industry. Many Muslims prefer to invest in Halal-compliant financial products, which has led to an increase in demand for such products. The globalisation of the Halal industry has also played a significant role in its growth. Halal products are now available in many parts of the world, making them accessible to a broader audience (*Source: E-Halal Organization 2010).

The global Halal industry is estimated to be worth around USD 2.3 trillion, excluding Islamic finance. Growing at an estimated annual rate of 20%, the industry is valued at about USD 560 billion (*Source: Malaysian Halal Portal) a year. Thus, making it one of the fastest-growing consumer segments in the world. The global Halal market of 1.8 billion (*Source: Halal Industry Development Corporation) Muslims is no longer confined to food and food-related products.

The global Halal market is rapidly entrenching further in the world economy driven by several demand and supply factors. From the demand side, a fast-expanding Muslim population combined with growing wealth in Muslim-dominated economies are the main growth drivers spearheading the increased demand for Sharia-compliant products and services. As per the latest statistics from Pew Research, Muslims are forecasted to comprise 26.4% of the world’s total projected population of 8.3 billion (*Source: Islamic Services of America) by 2030.

The average rate of growth of the global Halal market on a year-to-year basis is estimated to be around 6-7% (*Source: Malaysian Halal Portal). This growth is expected to continue in the coming years as more companies enter the Halal market and consumers become more aware of Halal products.

Halal Industry Trends

halal cosmetics

The global Halal market is constantly evolving, and several emerging trends are shaping its future. One of the most significant trends is the growth of Halal tourism. Muslim travellers are increasingly seeking out destinations that offer Halal food, prayer facilities, and other services that cater to their religious needs. This has led to the development of new Halal-friendly travel packages and the expansion of Halal tourism in many parts of the world.

Another emerging trend in the Halal industry is the rise of Halal cosmetics. Many Muslim consumers are looking for cosmetics and personal care products that are free from alcohol, animal-derived ingredients, and other non-Halal ingredients. This has led to the development of new Halal-certified cosmetic brands and the expansion of existing brands to include Halal products.

Technology is also playing an important role in the global Halal market. The use of blockchain technology is becoming increasingly popular for Halal certification, as it provides a transparent and secure way to track the Halal status of products throughout the supply chain. Other technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics are also being used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Halal certification processes.

The emergence of these trends is significant because they reflect the changing needs and preferences of Muslim consumers. As the Muslim population continues to grow and become more affluent, the demand for Halal products and services is likely to increase. This presents a significant opportunity for businesses that can meet these needs and tap into the growing Halal market. Additionally, the emergence of new technologies and innovations in the industry will help to improve the quality and accessibility of Halal products and services, further driving the growth of the global Halal market.

Challenges and Opportunities

The Halal industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with rising demand for Halal-certified products and services across the world. However, this growth has also brought about several challenges that the industry must overcome to continue its upward trajectory.

One of the biggest challenges faced by the global Halal market is the lack of standardisation. Different countries and organisations have their definitions of what constitutes Halal, leading to confusion and inconsistency in certification and labelling. This can make it difficult for consumers to trust that the products they are purchasing are truly Halal.

halal certification in malaysia

Another challenge is certification issues. The process of obtaining Halal certification can be complex and costly, particularly for small businesses. This can create a barrier to entry for companies looking to enter the Halal market, limiting the range of products and services available to consumers.

Despite these challenges, the Halal industry presents a wealth of opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. The global Halal market is estimated to be worth over $2 trillion, with demand for Halal products and services growing in both Muslim-majority and non-Muslim-majority countries.

One opportunity lies in tapping into the unmet demand for Halal products in non-Muslim-majority countries. As more consumers become aware of the benefits of Halal products, there is potential for businesses to expand their offerings beyond traditional Muslim markets.

Innovation is also key to the growth of the global Halal market. The development of new technologies and processes can help to streamline certification procedures and improve supply chain transparency, making it easier for businesses to enter and compete in the Halal market.

Halal Certification and Standards

The all around recognised Halal certification is of utmost importance in the global Halal market as it ensures that the products and services exhibited are permissible according to Islamic dietary laws. This certification is essential for businesses looking to cater to Muslim consumers, who make up a significant portion of the global population.

halal process in malaysiaObtaining the Halal certification process involves a thorough examination of the ingredients used in the products and the manufacturing process. This process ensures that all the products and services offered by business are free from any non-permissible substances such as alcohol, pork, and other animal-based products.

halal expo in malaysia

The acquisition of the Halal certification process also typically includes an audit of the manufacturing facilities to ensure that they comply with Islamic dietary laws. This includes the use of dedicated equipment and facilities for Halal production and ensuring that non-Halal products are not produced in the same facility.

Halal Industry in Different Regions

The global Halal market is a rapidly growing sector that caters to the needs of the Muslim population worldwide. The industry has seen significant growth in recent years, with an estimated global market value of $2.3 trillion by 2020. The demand for Halal products has been driven by the increasing Muslim population and a growing awareness of the importance of Halal certification among non-Muslim consumers.

  • Asia:

Asia is home to the largest Muslim population globally, making it a significant market for the Halal industry. The region has seen considerable growth in the global Halal market, with countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Pakistan leading the way. The Halal industry in Asia covers a wide range of products, including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the region has seen a rise in Islamic finance and Halal tourism.

halal middle east

  • Middle East:

The Middle East is another significant market for the Halal industry, with countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Qatar leading the way. The region is known for its strict adherence to Islamic principles, making it an ideal market for Halal products. The Halal industry in the Middle East covers a wide range of products, including food, cosmetics, and fashion.

  • Europe:

Europe has seen a significant increase in demand for Halal products in recent years due to the growing Muslim population and increasing awareness of Halal certification among non-Muslim consumers. The Halal industry in Europe covers a wide range of products, including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Countries such as France, Germany, and the UK have seen significant growth in the global Halal market.

  • North America:

North America has a relatively small Muslim population compared to other regions, but the demand for Halal products has been increasing in recent years. The Halal industry in North America covers a wide range of products, including food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The US and Canada have seen significant growth in the Halal industry, with companies such as Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods launching Halal-certified products.

Talking about the regional differences within the global Halal market, these differences vary vastly based on types of products and consumer preferences. For example, the Halal food industry in Asia is dominated by meat products, whereas in Europe, there is a significant demand for Halal-certified dairy products. In the Middle East, there is a growing demand for Halal cosmetics, while in North America, the focus is on Halal-certified pharmaceuticals.

Consumer preferences also vary by region. In Asia, consumers are more likely to choose Halal products based on religious beliefs, whereas, in Europe and North America, consumers are more likely to choose Halal products based on health and safety concerns. In the Middle East, consumers are more likely to choose Halal products based on quality and authenticity.

The global Halal market is a rapidly growing sector that has gained significant attention in recent years, with an increasing number of consumers seeking Halal products and services. This trend is not limited to Muslim-majority countries but is also prevalent in non-Muslim countries where Halal products are becoming increasingly popular due to their perceived health benefits and ethical considerations. As consumer demand for halal products continues to grow, it is likely that we will see even more innovation and investment in this sector in the years to come.

As the largest Halal food expo in Malaysia, Karnival DagangHalal plays a crucial role in promoting the global Halal market and connecting businesses with consumers. With free public visitation, the event provides a platform for businesses to showcase their Halal products and services, network with industry professionals, and gain insights into the latest trends and developments in the Halal industry.

As a recurring event of up to 3 times annually, Karnival DagangHalal has successfully established itself as a leading food expo for the Halal industry, attracting a diverse range of exhibitors and visitors from around the world. With an estimate of 50k visitors by quantitative surveyors, Karnival DagangHalal ensures that all the products and services exhibited at the event meet these rigorous Halal certification standards and promotes standardised Halal certification and labelling. The expo also provides standardised certifications for all the exhibits, which helps to address the confusion and inconsistency in certification and labelling. This makes it easier for consumers to trust that the products they are purchasing are truly Halal.

In addition to this, the expo also provides a live Halal audit, which ensures that all the products and services exhibited at the event are Halal certified. This helps to address the lack of standardisation in the industry and provides consumers with the assurance that they are purchasing truly Halal products.

With a $1.5 million budget spent on 13 different channels, Karnival DagangHalal has rigorous quality checks in place to ensure that all the exhibits meet the highest standards of quality. This helps to address certification issues and creates a level playing field for businesses looking to enter the Halal market.

Looking ahead, the future of the global Halal market looks promising, with increasing demand for Halal products and services worldwide. As such, Karnival DagangHalal is well-positioned to continue playing a pivotal role in promoting the Halal industry and driving its growth in Malaysia and beyond.

Join the largest Halal food expo in Malaysia and get a goodie bag and a potential lucky draw win with each early registration!

Date:               29th September to 1st October 2023


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Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth

Avid foodies queuing up for the thrilling local spicy food.

Building on its success of captivating the taste buds of avid foodieslast year, Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth returns to the fore with an even more enticing and thrilling food and beer escapade. As a brand that takes pride in delivering memorable exBEERiences, the Real Spicy Real Smooth campaign promises a new take on the unique gastronomic expedition, crafted to evoke a harmonious union between fiery delicacies complemented by the smoothness of Carlsberg Smooth Draught.

Freshly tapped beer at ‘Tap Your Own Beer’ bar.

Brewed using an innovative cold hopping technique, Carlsberg Smooth Draught delivers a signature
easy finish along with the smooth sensation of freshly tapped beer. The brand celebrates consumer’s
love affair with local spicy food with a more inclusive and extensive activation at JioSpace, Petaling
Jaya from 18th August to 2nd September, open to all beer lovers.

Consumers will be treated to a fresh cold Carlsberg Smooth Draught as a special welcome drink before
embarking on a journey of discovery and culinary delight. Homegrown culinary maestro, Monster Chef
founder KC Choong, will also offer delectable edibles ranging from Devil’s Curry Pocket Buns, Nasi
Lemak Bomb, Mala Sui Yoke and “Stinky” Popiah to turn up the heat. There is also Churn’s Beer-Gato,
an artisanal affogato drowned in a duvet of smooth beer, alongside Bean Jr’s three-level explosive
Mala Tau Fu Fa, all perfect pairings with Carlsberg Smooth Draught.


(Left) Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia kicked off the event with a party gun.

“Last year, Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth has delivered a VIP exBEERience to 200 lucky winners, in collaboration with a Penangite Michelin-starred Chef. This year, Carlsberg Smooth Draught is back with an even larger & “smoother” celebration of beer and local spicy flavours with an enhanced and curated experience that celebrates the perfect blend between spice and smoothness. The Real Spicy, Real Smooth campaign is all about making flavourful food and smooth beer accessible to all.” commented Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.



Cocktail Workshops are available every weekend at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.An exclusive cocktail workshop with Jason Julian, the mastermind behind all the top-notch flavours of Soma’s Bar’s concoctions adds further flair to the Real Spicy, Real Smooth event where consumers can try their hand at creating their own signature concoctions over the weekend. The party picks up pace when the clock strikes happy hour, featuring a ‘Tap Your Own Beer’ bar, a sip and snap photo booth that creates unique Insta-worthy photos as well as fun AR games that land winners exclusive prizes.

The evening pumps up even more once the DJs take over the decks with special scheduled performances by Inquisitive, Singapore’s most influential DJ and producer, local mavens Ramsey Westwood, DJ Kenji and many more.

Carlsberg Smooth Draught has also lined-up cool collaborations with APOM, the quirky label that produces ‘punny’ yet aesthetically pleasing t-shirts and trinkets along with Gumme, the makers of customised phone charms for its passionate followers. Consumers can purchase not just exclusive merchandise, but also join the speciality workshops, conducted by Gumme every Saturday, throughout the campaign duration or try their hand at customising their very own tote bags.

Beer enthusiasts, spice lovers, and all those seeking an unforgettable experience will not want to miss this instalment of Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s Real Spicy, Real Smooth, which open its doors daily from 5:00pm to 11:00pm on weekdays and 11:00am to 11:00pm on weekends as well as on public holidays. Pet parents will also be be able to bring their furry friends along to Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s pet-friendly pawty happening on the weekends, from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Filled with pawsome activities, animal lovers and their four-legged companions will be in for a purring, tail wagging good time.

To register for the Real Spicy, Real Smooth event, visit for more information and be sure to ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ @CarlsbergMY on Facebook and Instagram for Carlsberg’s latest activities and giveaways.

Consumers who cannot get enough of Real Spicy, Real Smooth can also pick-up an exclusive Spicy Discovery kit anytime they purchase two six-can packs of Carlsberg Smooth Draught from Super and Hypermarkets, 99 Speedmart and official e-commerce sites or when they enjoy six big bottles at coffee shops and food courts. Spending a minimum of RM100 on Carlsberg Smooth Draught at restaurants, bars and pubs also lands them the flavourful assortment. More details can be found at

Of course, as part of living a safe and responsible life, we advocate responsible consumption, always
remember if you drink, don’t drive – #CELEBRATERESPONSIBLY.


If you are a fan of Korean BBQ, you might want to consider to check out this new place in Sri Petaling. Gu On will be 1st Smoked Korean BBQ Modern Dining in Sri Petaling, KL. I am certainly impress with this new outlet that just open its door recently to many of Korean BBQ lover out there.


The air con is blast that makes you comfort in dining. In the menu, there are  good choices of sides, entry and main meat to choose from. 


korean modern dining

Bringing in the latest Korean Modern Cuisine to KL. I have watch alot of Netflix cooking stuff and this is actually quite near what they are serving compare to many our local Korean BBQ here. I would say one of its first kind! They signature is Smoked Ribs using hay stacks. I have always into those kind of smoked stuff .

kimchi jiggae

Kim Chi Pork Collagen Soup @ RM 30  is indeed something classic, but this is a bowl that looks simple, clear but pack with flavours. First sip will bring you trough some clarity, then follow thru some taste of sweetness from pork, hint of sourness kimchi a soup that gives you a nice touch that you need before starting the meal. It is indeed good ! recommended.DSCF4611

Volcano Steam egg @ RM 16 something simple that I would usually order. For this here is a bit fluffy and airy. Must drop a few drops of their in house soy sauce. Do request from them. It enhance the flavour up. 

korean steamed egg recipe

korean soba noodle

Perilla Cold Noodles @ RM 26 is indeed next in the line that must order. It is a cold noodle that brings you different layers of flavours. Cleverly build up in taste, that sprinkle with slices of fresh apple, that give you the crips and freshness while you start chewing on the cold soba, it gives a very refreshing perspective and the sesame and soy brings you the balance of mild salty it needed. A simple dish to hit on.

korean bbq in kuchai lama

smoked korean bbq

Smoked ribss is a must order. I find that the flavour is well balance. It is not too smokey yet you cant taste the well season meat. Each bite gives you a nice extra kick that it needs and its best to pair with their soju. Just cut thru nicely and bring hint of sweetness after taste. 

Smoked Pork hidden Back 160g @ RM 42  

smoked meat

Beef Brisket with Enoki @100 g RM38smoked korean bbq (2)

famous korean bbq in kl


famous korean bbq

korean bbq in pj

Smoked Beef Short Ribs 280 g @ RM 98

korean bbq in sri petaling

korean bbq

pork skin

Finishing, we add on Smoked Pork skin @ RM 20 and Smoked Fruit Marinated Intestine @ RM 39. The pork skin!!!!!!!is next whole new level. The bounch of it and while grilling it just shoot you with oil. If it is cook perfectly, you will get a nice layer of slight crips one sided skin and another side of skin is soft and chewy. Enjoyed both texture at one go.

korena bbq pork

Intestine is already pre smoked and cook. Just a slight touch of grill on the pan to give its light crispiness it needed, then the bite of each ring is good!

korean bbq in kl

korean bbq in mont kiara

I am certainly impressed with all the side condiments and the style of flavours, and offerings that they have. Truly is like watching Netflix production as this Modern Korean Dining BBQ is certainly one of its kind. If you are explorative and love to try what the new trend flavour of Korea then this is certainly one of the place to hit on now!

DSCF4623Seafood and Green Onion Pancake @ RM 26

   kimchi ice cream

To end , you can choose 3 different types of ice cream flavours. They have 1 indeed quite adventurous is Kimchi Ice Cream.

My Fav is Makgoli. It is smooth, strong makgoli flavours and it is indeed alcoholic on sri petaling


GU On Korean BBQ

22, Jalan Radin Bagus 8,

Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 57000

Time: 11am – 11pm 

A few times I drive pass by this place, it is always full with people and got me very curious. Only then found out that they are one of the new famous  大头啦啦煲 Dai Tao Lala Pot at Kepong, KL. They are famous for Charcoal Claypot Lala Pot. dai tao lala potDecided to check them out this Kepong Lalal Pot and I kiasu to come early at 5.30 pm after reading at some of the comments. The queue can go as crazy as 2 hours wait. When I reach, I  can even see some tables already finishing up eating where they open at 5pm. Quite crazy eaters.

dai tao lala pot menu

charcoal claypot kepong klOne of a Charcoal Steamboat in KL you can find.

fried lalal kepongFirst time here, we decided and go for 2 charcoal claypot. This is Dai Tao Signature Soup @ RM 38 per kg clams which is the star of the day. You can see that many tables just take phone out and shoot as most of the diners will suddenly jump up. First  is to make the claypot hot ontop of the flaming charcoal. They have a quick stir fry on some ingredients. Add in clams, soup then let it boil.
lala claypot kl Moments later, the clams is ready, do beware that time it agak agak 2-3 minutes then its ready to eat. If not will be over cooked then the fresh claims will shrink. Add in Chinese Rice wine to stir up the flavour (by the way it is also free flow for the Chinese rice wine to add into soup)lala steamboat You need to be fast to finish the lala in the pot or best advise to scoop up all of it and enjoy at the sides.Broth

is  mild spicy from ginger taste, hint of Chinese wine (but you can add more) to give you the extra punch of flavours. Clams flavour is there. I personally feel that to drink half of the soup enjoy it before allowing them to add on the soup base. The first soup base is always the best.pork pepper soup Next  pot we trying their Pork Stomach Soup with White Peppercorn @ RM38. Those of you cant take the strong version then this might be suitable for you to enjoy longevity of drinking. Mild peppery, nice after taste of broth and pretty decent broth to be as steamboat.  Chicken meat is soft.nam yu fried chicken wing I see other table order Namyu Fried Chicken, and it seems looks good. Order along. Turns out to be better than expected as they use fresh chicken to fry. Skin is crispy, not too salty and well balance of namyu taste is there, yet not too overpowering.steamboat in kepongWe are ready to dig in. 
special chili sauce I see other people making this sauce and I also follow along. Very simple. Just mix everything in the ingredients section. Just beware that their chili paid is very spicy. I am sure you will blow fire after eat it yet quite addictive. Its a  mixture of garlic, parsley, chili pady and Chives.

fresh seafood kepong Seafood we order were pretty spot on.

Tiger Prawns were really fresh @ RM22.90, Thousand Layer Beef Tripes  @ RM 18.90 , Hokkaido Scallops @ RM 28 , Marble Pork Slice @ RM 15.90, Signature Fish Paste @ RM 18.20seafoodAfter you finish you first round of soup, time to add in all the extra extra ingredients. I am not a fish ball person but their Fu Zhou Fish Ball @ RM 12.90 is a must order. Love the bounciness and the texture of it. Pretty good.

20230805_183402 We were lucky to get a table outside. Even though its hot we pray for luck to get windy wind.20230805_185504enjoy unlimited refill of soupbase.
best steamboat in kepongInside here is warm. If got opp do sit outside, no choice then sit in side and wear your bikini and beach wear.charcoal claypot steamboat klIf you are looking for a steamboat place in Kepong, you might want to consider this as one of the option. Be prepare to queue on weekend as I did kaypo and ask the manager there. They open at 5pm and they have people start queing at 4.30pm. If you bring your kids, do becarefull as people are moving with charcoal stove.



大头啦啦煲 Dai Tao Lala

Pot C-G-6, Fortune Avenue, Block C,

Jalan Metro Perdana 3,

Taman Usahawan Kepong

Operating Hours: 5pm– 2am

Guinness Malaysia is pleased to announce a bigger line-up of renowned chefs and food
establishments at Guinness Flavour by Fire festival this year.

Get you wefies printed on Guinness STOUTie machine at the upcoming Guinness Flavour by Fire festival_8378The chefs’ culinary prowess and mastery over fire take centre stage at the festival. Going
beyond the ordinary, they will fire up a variety of creative Guinness-infused dishes, bringing
out bold and exciting flavours, tantalising one’s taste buds. They are:

1. Experience the magic of Arthur’s Storehouse, Guinness Malaysia’s flagship partner
outlet. Chef Franky and the team have prepared a wholesome menu for all festivalgoers.
Look out for their signature Guinness barbecue ribs, and an authentic Irish favourite –
Guinness Irish stew!

Guinness infused lamb ribs_85212. Rock & roll celebrity chefs Johnny Fua and Sherson Lian of Kitchen Mafia are no
strangers to Guinness and Flavour By Fire. They return with a delectable menu that
includes a new signature dish – Guinness Sticky Lamb Ribs and a couple more

Sherson shows a member of the media at the Guinness media masterclass on how fire creates extraordinary flavours_82783. Big Boyz Barbecue by culinary innovator Chef Navin Karu specialises in grilling
gourmet foods devoid of additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients. What are they
throwing on the grill? – a scrumptious and exciting combo of Guinness-infused ‘Burgers
& Dawgs’, a couple more Guinness dishes, and other not-to-be-missed items.

Guinness chicken char siew_8424

4. Yat Sing Smokehouse brings to the table their American-style smoked meats, cooked
low and slow. What you should look out for – smoked spare ribs, pulled pork sliders, and
bacon mashed potatoes, all flavoured and infused with Guinness!

5. Kao BBQ, specialists in open-flame grilled meats, will serve an impressive variety of
meat skewers, all flavoured to satisfy the Asian palate. Look out for their Korean
Dakkochi, signature Lamb skewers, and Korean Pork skewers – all Guinness infused.

6. Shucked Oysters & Seafood Bar (sister company of Southern Rock Seafood) will be
serving two Guinness-infused dishes – grilled tiger prawns, and grilled salmon, both
flame-cooked to perfection. And, of course, what they’re super-famous around town for –
oysters; a variety of five different types will be available.

7. No one does pork like Chef Suren of Tipsy Boar! He will be firing up three unique
Guinness-infused dishes, including the not to be missed slow-roasted pork belly
porchetta with Guinness chilli kicap.

8. Undisclosed Location pays tribute to the marriage of Asian and Mexican flavours with
its innovative yet uncomplicated menu. Look out for their flame-cooked roast beef taco
with Guinness Marmite sauce and a Guinness Chocolate Fudge cake for dessert.

9. On a mission to take char siew beyond the ordinary, TNR by Sean & Angie will precisely
do that at our festival. Their signature char siew dish raises the bar with a Guinness
infusion and a complementary Guinness sauce to complete this mouth-watering dish.

10. Look out for our not-to-be-missed delicious desserts as well – Guinness chocolate fudge
and Guinness Magyum ice cream by Undisclosed Location and Caketella respectively,
as well as two varieties of Guinness bacon popcorns and Guinness chocolate cookies
from Bacon It.

The festival will also feature live music performances over the 3-day festival in Kuala Lumpur
as follows:
1. a$ix
3. Lost spaces
4. Talitha
5. Darren Ashley
6. Samantha Diana
9. K-town Clan featuring Jerryca Misty & DJ Yauzzy
12. Skies Are Red
13. Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men
14. Blister
15. 9 Lives Band featuring Joy Victor & Muzza

• Festival dates:
o 18 – 20 August at Sentul Depot, Kuala Lumpur
o 02 – 03 September at Fort Cornwallis, Penang

To find out more info on Guinness Flavour by Fire, do check out their website here and social media platforms Facebook and Instagram.

Recently on and off, there are a few people who asked me do I know any place that is pet friendly I would only say Jaya One or Desa Park City eatery. Little did I know that the new kid on the block, Xiao Ming Kopitiam at Jaya One PJ and all its other branch is actually pet friendly Kopitiam. 

pet friendly cafe in pjxiao ming kopitiam jaya one
pet friendly cafe pjEatery is indeed quite cosy over here, with full blast of air con, your furry pets wont be too hot as all pets can be inside the outlet. Even more thoughtful is that they also do prepare dog leash on the wall area to keep your pet around your friendly restaurant pjpet friendly cafe klIt seems that they are Hong Kong x Local fusion food and the price is quite affordable with mains starting from RM 13.90 or even a set from RM 15.90 (1 x main + 1 x drink) cheaper than my work place set lunch at Sunway.

xiao ming kopitiam menu

Menu is actually quite extensive. I came in the evening 6.30pm and there are also some dim sum dishes available. I wanted to order their Polo Bun, but its sold out as its one of their best seller. 

xiao ming kopitiam goh tong jaya

best kopipeng in pjFor drinks we ordered,

  1. Chilled Milk Tea @ RM 7.90 will certainly suits milk tea lover. Its smooth and silky, strong tea taste.
  2. Xiao Ming Ying Yong @ RM 5.90 – stronger on the teaside and love it, smooth and slightly creamy end.
  3. Xiao Ming Kopi @ RM 4.90 – those of you love strong coffee taste, this is certainly affordable and recommended!
  4. Xiao Ming Affogato @ RM 8.90

espresso affogato

fried spam

Order Luncheon Meat Frieds for bites to start off with @ RM 15.90. Nicely fried and love the hint of saltiness from it.


Wonderland @ RM 24.90, grilled chicken chop served with cheesy tomato gravy, Taiwanese Sausage and Man tou.

The portion is actually quite above average compare to some restaurant. Chicken chop is fried nicely with crumbs just nice. Generous amount of cheese. Perfect for cheese lover. I was suprise to see that they actually serve with Taiwan Sausage which give us an extra chewyness from the plate also with Mantou. Definitely a plate like this will KO you easily.
chicken chop
cheese bake chickenIn the menu, I saw this very unique and decided to give it a try. Baked Cheesy rice with fresh mango, sweet corn and grilled chicken  @ RM 18.90.

Kinda rare combination but turns out to be better than expected. The cheese is is not even like Banjir, is more like Tsunami type. I would advise those of you order this, best advise to start sharing this portion first. A perfect dish for cheese lover. nasi lemak setIndeed this is a dish that many ways would go wrong. However, Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken Chop @ RM 15.90 is a dish certainly worth to order. Chicken is fried to perfection, nice and crispy soft inside. Rice is fragrant and the sambal of course is not the spicy type. Medium taste with mild spicy and sweetness to pair well with its rice and chicken.nasi lemak pjfried raddishFried Radish Cake @ RM 11.90. Cubes are decently cute, love the wok hei of it. Better than many other stalls out there.
DSCF4507roast pork fried riceWok Fried Siew Yuk Served with Steam Rice and Fried Egg @ RM 14.90
 caramel pudding 2  Caramel Puddingportugese egg tart pj  Waited 30 minutes for these as Xiao Ming Portugese Tart @ RM 3.99 for 1 pc, RM 6.99 for 2pc seems to be customer favourite over here. Got my hands on the new batch of just freshly baked Portugese tart out. Filling is soft and airy. Nice balance taste, crust is slightly on the hard side but its quite buttery. This tart is really down to personal preference. 

DSCF4496Certainly this is an outlet I do not mind to come back again for its comfy environment, pretty decently price and kinda good food. Easy parking also.

Best of all, long operating hours from 8am – 12am. kinda all day long modern kopitiam.xiao ming kopitiam

One of a pet friendly restaurant in KL as there are also a few Xiao Ming Kopitiam spread out in KL. or even Xiao Ming Kopitiam in Klang.


Xiao Ming KopiTiam (Jaya One PJ)

31-LG1, Block C, Jaya One,

Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz,

Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya,


Operating Time: 8 am – 12am

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