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Check Out Warung Cikgu For Hearty No-Frills Nasi Mmanggey
It is an irresistible combination of fluffy hot-from-the-steamer rice drizzled with gulai ayam and served with easy-to-eat pieces of juicy fried turmeric chicken and burn-your-tongue-off sambal belacan that draws people to Warung Cikgu in Puchong. Started in May 2005, the eatery was set up by Kelantan native Ariff Suqimi and managing the two outlets is Ariff’s primary school friend and fellow Kelantanese, Nik Mohd Faiz, 28. The name of the place pays tribute to Ariff’s father who is popularly known as Cikgu Karim, a nod to his profession. This January, they expanded and opened another outlet in USJ1’s Regalia Business Centre. What they serve here is nasi Mmanggey which is actually different from the other Kelantanese favourite nasi Kak Wok. Confused because both dishes look identical? Can’t say we blame you as they are both feature fried chicken. Nik Mohd Faiz tells us there are slight differences between the two rice dishes that trace their origins back to Kelantan. He adds, “The concept is the same but the taste is different.” For nasi Mmanggey, the fried chicken is marinated with turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt while the nasi Kak Wok chicken uses a marinade made from fresh turmeric. In terms of spice levels for the sambal belacan accompanying the rice, Nik Mohd Faiz explains to us that they increased the spiciness. In Kelantan, nasi Mmanggey (RM5.50) is usually eaten for breakfast and lunch. At Warung Cikgu, you get to satisfy your cravings for the rice dish throughout the day. Accompany your meal with their kelapa baldi (RM4.20) or fresh coconut water served in a small bucket. Nik Mohd Faiz tells us the coconuts are sourced from Bagan Datoh in Perak. You also have Shake!Gu (RM3.70), their version of coconut shake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The word gu is Kelantanese slang for buddy.If you’re early, look for their breakfast items which are available till 10am. A must-try is the nasi lemak biasa (RM2.70). Simple but satisfying; the fluffy rice is delicious when paired with the fragrant, not too spicy sambal and crunchy deep fried ikan bilis. [...]
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What Teen Girls Should Eat to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Fruits and vegetables are staples in a healthy diet, and that includes one aimed at preventing cancer. Many studies have documented the lower risk of various cancers among people who eat more fresh produce, and avoid things like red and processed meat. [...]
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How to pair up foods to boost their health properties
It's a powerful force that adds up to give impressive results – helping the body absorb more of the food's vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and in turn, possibly lowering your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Dietitian Elaine ... [...]
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8 Fall Foods I Eat to Improve My Mood
I throw the spice turmeric into the fall foods category because I start experimenting with it once the weather turns cool. This yellow spice that we eat in different kinds of curry contains a natural anti-inflammatory agent, curcumin, that helps ... [...]
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Top foods to keep your heart, mind and bones strong as you age
At 63, Homero Lavernia is a true believer in the power of diet and exercise to revitalize your health. It wasn't until he was on the verge of needing insulin for type 2 diabetes that Lavernia decided he had to make big changes in his diet and lifestyle ... [...]
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Foods To Prevent Brain Disorders
Apple also protects the nerve cells from damage and reduces the risk of lung and prostate cancer as well. Avocado: The minerals present in avocado regenerate the oxygen content in the blood. On the other hand, the antioxidants present in avocado ... [...]
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World Cancer Day: Top five foods that can keep cancer at bay!
Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to prevent and inhibit formation of tumours in scientific studies. Pomegranates - Ellagic acid in pomegranates has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and deactivate cancer ... [...]
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Best Natural Food Remedies Of 2013: 8 Mouth-Watering Foods That Will Fight …
From a visit to the doctor's office to waiting in line to get prescriptions filled, treating ailments from the common cold to arthritis can be a painfully excruciating process. The cost for the cure could be more than people can afford with the stacks ... [...]
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5 Foods & Spices That Can Prevent & Help Treat Diseases
This important herb is often used to transform dishes into colorful concoctions of bold taste, but the health benefits will give you even more reason to incorporate it into your diet. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. This strong ... [...]
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Five foods to lower blood pressure
But it not only adds flavour to the food but also holds certain health related benefits. Team of researchers from Pondicherry University and University of Pittsburgh cancer institute, USA, has proved that curcumin, a bioactive ingredient found in ... [...]
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Foods For Cold: 13 Immune Boosting Foods For Winter
We all know those people who are coughing, sneezing and blowing their noses throughout the majority of winter, and while diet is important for all seasons, it can be extra important during winter months. "During this time we need to eat foods rich in ... [...]
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Health Expert Recommends Anti-inflammatory Foods like Turmeric for Fighting …
Even in conditions such as Behcet's disease turmeric is highly recommended due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has long been popularized by its therapeutic benefits which are thought to come from its phytochemical called curcumin ... [...]
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Can these foods really help to prevent cancer?
Broccoli: We already love our green veg for their health benefits that include boosting our immune system and giving us glossier hair, skin and nails, but now it seems that our veggie friends are providing great protection against cancer. In 1982, the ... [...]
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There Is No Cancer Prevention Diet, But These Foods Could Help
And a 2013 study involving 4,577 prostate cancer patients found that those who changed their diet to include more good fats — the type found in foods such as vegetables, nuts and olive oil — had a better survival rate than those whose diets remained ... [...]
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How fatty foods could be damaging your brain
More than a third of adults in the US are obese, meaning they are at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. Aside from weight gain, however, there is increasing evidence that a high-fat diet can harm the brain ... [...]
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Spicy Foods Are Favorites Of Astronauts As They Have Health Benefits Too
Turmeric is another spice that is really beneficial for health since it contains curcumin, which can help prevent cancer and reduce inflammation in the body, among other benefits, according to Huffington Post. Hot peppers help in weight loss by ... [...]
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