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Top 10 F&B Chain in Malaysia

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It always been a joyful feeling to see a hugely successful F&B business worldwide opening it outlet in Malaysia. Vice versa, it happy to acknowledge local F&B business are able to open outlet at oversea

These are the F&B restaurants where the local spent their weekend. Although there are lots of delicious F&B restaurants, these are my list of top 10 favorite F&B restaurants to go !

Check it out ! another list of my 10 Successful Food & Beverage Restaurants in Malaysia


The brand "Oldtown" is not unfamiliar to Malaysian. In order to compete in market, mass expansion throughout nationwide most crowded and strategic places were launched. Signature food and drinks are Oldtown White coffee and Curry Mee.


The brand "Chatime" actually means something goes like this, "give me a break, drink tea" or, "It's time for tea". Anyways, Asian does not despise tea. Chatime pretty much dominating Malaysia's demand for milktea.

Huge success skyrocketed the Chatime ambitious move to open more outlets nationwide. Signature drink is pearl milk tea with red bean ! You could order one cup to try at RM6.5 - RM8.5


A popular dessert brand in Malaysia currently embarking expansion. Brought to you as far as Taiwan. Those who missed Taiwan dessert, this is a great place to satisfy your taste bud.


Chicken Rice Shop

Probably the only way to beat too much fried chicken is to have a feast on steam chicken. Rumor has it that steam chicken is much healthier ! definitely should try the Pai tee.


Pizza Hut Crown

Malaysian does not turn their back at Pizza ! Cheese, pineapple, chicken reminds me of Hawaii Chicken Pizza !! Pizza Hut is one of the most popular brand before KFC and McDonalds. I will rank Pizza Hut 3rd in orderly manner.


Subway Chicken Slice Sandwiches

The tempting submarine sandwiches were no boundary in seducing our taste bud. The taste is always lingering at our mouth ! It get so addictive and so much cheaper !


Instead of getting a coffee, take a cup of fruits blended drink ! Take a fruit a day, keep doctor away ! Imagine all the healthy food blended together added with special flavor for your day !! For ordinary Malaysian, most of us don really know how to blend the right fruits !

After drinking Boost's juice, immediately recovered from a light flu !


Malaysian are started to jump into frenzy of Japanese food. The brand "Sushi Zanmai" is getting popular due to its daring expansion across Malaysia. The vast opportunity is there to capture Malaysia market for Japanese food. ! Malaysia never shy away from fish such as Salmon and Eel !


Domino reigns heavily at West Malaysia competing with Pizza Hut. The presence od Domino at East Malaysia is marginal.

10.  WENDY'S

Witness the world third largest hamburger restaurant "Wendy". One can get to dine at Sunway Pyramid. Wendy always promote it superior healthy hamburger !

10 Attractive about Seoul Garden Restaurant

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Seoul Garden Restaurant is expanding its reach nationwide. Managed by Zingrill Holdings based in Singapore.

Some attractive points to ponder about Seoul Garden restaurant :

- Buffet style with variety of drinks
- Halal
- "Do Serve Beef"
- no alcohol
 - Variety of ice-cream
- There are Chicken Bulgogi and Chicken Kim Chi
- Various dressing notably, Spicy Korean Chili 
- Seafood such as prawn, squid, clam and many more
- Cendol
- 5 Types of soup

It was a pretty serene environment. Food was all well prepared no single out-of-stock and empty scheme by the restaurant. Get inside became the only two customers unfortunately there were nothing for early bird !

Told the cashier we are going to have buffet here, she was happy to see both of us and pretty straightforward give us a receipt as I had paid her in advance.  There was a friendly looking staff following us to our favorite sitting spot. Pouring spicy Kim Chi Soup to the bowl and started the grill
Clean and neat walking freely with so many Korean food choices.

There were vegetables and appetizer but, This is my kind of appetizer. Golden Crispy roll, fries, fried rice.

Look closely, I greedily took yummy chicken bulgogi, chicken kimchi, chicken bbq. There were some vegetable and corn inside the kimchi soup.

Yummy Kim Chi soup Noodle. Excellent taste !

Seoul Garden Seafood

Was not in the mood eating seafood. The best part all seafood were fresh !

Not a big fan of seafood, grilled the prawn instead.

Herbal Soup !


Seoul Garden Tissue !

It might be the biggest "Halal" "Buffet" Korean Restaurants in Malaysia with so many outlets nationwide.

Seoul Garden website :

Spent RM87.00 approximately RM43.50 per person.

Prosperity Burger vs Chicken Rice

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Make your move visit McDonalds and Chicken Rice Shop now as new menu rolled out in the month of January 2016

McDonalds Malaysia prosperity burger

Prosperity Burger is McD Malaysia festive menu only available when Chinese New Year is around the corner. A set of Prosperity Burger, come with Twister fries and Prosperity McFlizz. Honestly, The prosperity McFlizz is definitely easy to make. The ingredients are adding some orange with 80%. sprite. I have seen it and you probably could have seen it too since McDonald practice open kitchen  

Craving other than Prosperity Burger or feeling Prosperity burger too small portion for your appetite?

Introducing Chicken Rice Shop's Chinese new year menu,  It highly recommended due to its variety of delicious snacks especially the "Nyonya Pai Tee"and "The Pak Choy" with dark soy sauce and last but not least delicious mouth-watering Hainanese style Chicken with special kind of dressing.

The drink was exclude from the package though ! The cost is RM22 per person.

Johnny Rockets Burger and Quiznos Pizza at Penang

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Fast growing restaurant brand in Malaysia 2015. New opening at Penang Gurney Paragon.

Johnny Rockets brand and uniform at Penang

American restaurant franchise are mushrooming in Malaysia. The huge expansion is ongoing with many new restaurant opening at highly congested area such as the Gurney Paragon Mall. With so many high rise shopping malls in Malaysia, the demand for upscale restaurant is increasing. Willing to pay premium price for a decent meals is an idea adopted by local communities as their lifestyle is catching up with developed country.

By checking out their Facebook page targeted on Malaysia, they have poured sizable fund into effort making a successful marketing effort,Johnny Rockets MY Facebook Page

If it was not because of it heavily marketed on Facebook, author would not be able to learn newly opened restaurant at Gurney Paragon mall. Came to know about Johnny Rockets through Facebook's sponsored post while scrolling the News Feeds.
Smoked House Single

Offer much complex flavors and bun types. Burger lovers definitely must try.

I wonder why drinks was not included in a package that cost RM27.00 ? Ordered an average size smoke house single burger.

It was a surprising experience acknowledging that there are few other restaurants rather than just Johnny Rockets. It was not just about Johnny Rockets restaurants,

Inside Urban Food Hall, Johnny Rockets are one of the restaurant operating under one name. 

Was not fancy about taking away, dining in with friends ordered a pizza package carrying the brand name Quiznos Cafe. The package contains a cold coke and cost not more than RM18.00 .

Classic Italian

The order was taken by selecting it at an ipad . While selecting, the staff were dancing with loud music turned on. It was a pleasant dinner.

First try Johnny Rockets burger, definitely using some juicy and quality ingredients. a memorable experience indeed. Saliva was all over the table till the floor.

Kim Gary Restaurants Stone Grill vs Cheese Baked

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Menu is comprising of Japanese, Hong Kong and Western cuisine.

Kim Gary Restaurant Interior Design

Kim Gary Restaurant does not really has a signature dish. Guessing the best and most popular dish to eat, I try to find out food related to its name of the shop "Hong Kong". I had chose the mouth-watering cheese baked fried rice with pork. . After that, It is an ever-lasting experience.

Tomato Soup

The kind and helpful service associates would ask you "soup type and drinks". It was a surprising moments trying to understand and pronounce the desired order because the menu written in traditional Chinese characters rather than the simplified character. It was an awkward encounter. There was another soup something like corn soup and some other beverage. I like the Milk Tea and Tomato Soup shown in above image.

Kim Gary Restaurants Menu Cheese baked pork fried rice

There was a menu counter for customers viewing before entering dining table. At first thought, Kim Gary was pretty much a Korean name painted a wrong impression. Believe they do have some Korean dishes.  

Take a look at the menu, since some restaurants preferred to put a bigger image in order to insert a "big portion" impression to walk-in customer.

Cheese baked pork fried rice

Full of Drools into the spoon and and fork so that nobody could take my portion because it polluted by my smelly saliva. It has an incredible size of satisfaction. The cheese is just right there fully covered the surface with tomato and vegetable.

Cheese baked fried rice Kim Gary
Where are the porks ? the answer is hiding beneath the mountain of cheese. Two big pieces of pork that was more than enough. The taste of tomato and baked cheese are the best combination ever.

Stone Grilled Pork RIce

Another day tried the Stone Grilled Japanese style Curry rice. I must say if Cheese baked vs Stone Grilled. I totally vote Cheese baked rice.

There are many Kim Gary restaurants opened throughout Malaysia.  One of the successful Asian franchise restaurants.

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Kim Gary Website            : Link

10 Reasons Why Customers like Mamak Restaurants

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Nasi Kandar & Teh Ice are popular choices 

Mamak restaurants seberang jaya jalan todak 4

Mamak is a local dialect for Indian Muslim of Malaysian nationality. Hanging Islamic portraits nearby the cashier counter and serving local delicacy. It easily identified as a mamak restaurants, just check around as if there are Roti Canai and Mee Goreng Mamak.

1. 24 Hours 7 Days

I would bet there were no provisions charging Mamak restaurants for illegal operating hours. Some authorities tried to stop them not to operating 24 hours but it proved their effort in vain. Some huge mamak restaurant with enough manpower would open 24 hours and 7 days.

2. Football Match Gathering

Whenever there were historic Soccer matches such as Manchester City vs Chelsea, the crowds of fans are aiming every nearby Mamak restaurants for a cheering favorite team. Shouts of insulting do happen. It funny to see how few Manchester fans goes full rage when their team get booed at other table full of Chelsea fan,

3. No Rooftop Dining

No Rooftop Dining at Mamak Restaurants

Turning Parking lots into no-rooftop-dining is a very brilliant idea. The cold breeze and dimmed light is a peace of mind dining places especially 12AM - 2AM. Meanwhile, the customers ignored the sign of "no smoking" as they were dining outside the perimeter where the "no smoking" sign can be seen.

4. Receipts for your reference 

As if for example you were having a bad stomachache after dining at any restaurants at all, there always a receipt to prove to your doctor or employers or even your family. Besides, not all the Mamak restaurants could afford to give everyone a copy of receipt. It costly !

Moreover, Mamak restaurants is exempted of GST ? Why there were no GST no on the receipt?

5. High Definition Televisions 

Mamak Restaurants with HD television

If you were to visit Mamak restaurants, if you are first time do not be surprised there are more than 2 televisions installed hanging at the corner. Sports and movies are few subscription selected to cater customers. 

6. Uniforms

Most of the employees are wearing same uniform and pretty much adhere to restaurant hygiene regulations set by local authorities.

7 Delightful Service

Probably shocking their ability to memorize lengthy food orders. Most of the staff are talented they were never mess up any food orders. Apparently, not all of them. Most of the mamak restaurants I have been to the sanity conditions are pretty comfortable.

8. Maggi Lovers

There is no possibly other reason than this anyone would order instant noodle in mamak restaurant. They simply are a true Maggi lover or they are too lazy to cook it at home. The easiest most convenience cuisine for person with a lazy disease. I just hate to see anyone order Maggi at mamak restaurants. They should just cook it at home. 

9. Price Friendly

Price matter the most and an influential factor where to eat. Daily dining in Mamak restaurant would not cost one to file bankrupt. 

10. Tasty Curry with flatbread

Roti Tisu

You are looking at Roti Tisu. Topped with some sugar and served with two different curry. I could not imagine the Roti I have been eating all my life is getting expensive. Roti Canai was once RM0.80. Well, flour price is rising one of the essential ingredient making Roti Canai.


Lunch at Restaurant "Teh Tarik Place"

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Teh Tarik Place with Nasi Goreng Ayam and Bandung Sirap

Nasi Goreng Ayam

It would surprise you that serving customer a fusion of Malay and Indian cuisine. The best food will be the Rempah Chicken which normally a cuisine origin in Malay community. Surprisingly, the restaurant does serve customer a set of cuisine usually done by Mamak restaurant. One would order Roti Canai there too.

Teh Tarik Bandung Sirap

A taste of Pink colored drink with the smell of fresh milk. Bandung sirap is the perfect drink beside Teh Tarik.

Unlike a normal coffee shop, local franchise restaurants are charging higher average price for its service and food quality.

Do not feel any guilty not to order Teh Tarik because the shop does not really emphasize the drink in any form. You may order a cup of Teh Tarik which is half the name of restaurant..

In Teh Tarik Place website, providing information about the opportunity for franchise. Whoever wish to open restaurant, you may want to get a piece of information in their website.

Facebook link : Teh Tarik Place Facebook Page

Subway Restaurant with Signature Chicken Slices sandwiches

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Everyday Value only at RM7.30. Self-Pick your vegetables, buns, sauce

Subway Malaysia and Chicken Slice

Totally different experience it was my first time stepping in this grand franchise restaurant in the world. June 2015 marked as the month and year trying Subway meal for the first time in my whole life. I am grateful it was awesome. I will never forget because Subway encouraging customers interaction with the staff picking up i customer's own delicious choices of vegetables, sauces, buns. You will be amazed with the variety.

I have known Subway for a long time since was like 2008 ? Subway always come in mind because of it affordable pricing. You see, everyone could grab it just for RM7.30.

I was terrified when we are customer the one fill up the empty cup. The staff was like passing me the empty cup, I knew this was gonna happen because there was a soft drink machine beside me while I was paying at the counter. Shortly after paid, passing me a empty cup with Subway wording. Never in my whole life filling up own carbonated soft drink.

Variety of delicious sauces, many choices of fresh vegetables are the reason keep me coming.

OldTown White Coffee Raya 2015 Menu

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MyDulang Set Special menu for Ramadhan featuring Nasi Rendang

OldTown White Coffee MyDulang

"Sungkai" or in English "break their fast together" for Muslim. Let Sungkai at OldTown White Coffee Restaurant with more than 200 outlets across Malaysia. The new menu is aimed to attract customer to come eat in line with Raya festive season in June and July 2015.

Definitely make it much more attractive rather than just the average OldTown White Coffee Menu. For instance, KFC Malaysia made a wise decision rolling out " Ayam Kicap Meletup" in conjunction of the incoming Hari Raya 2015.

With "Ayam Kicap Meletup" or in English as Dark Soy Sauce Chicken Explode and OldTown White Coffee's MyDulang Set, everyone could enjoy more choices of meals while increasing their mood in this coming festival.

OldTown White Coffee

Not really went there for OldTown White Coffee. Was really amazed by OldTown effort in promoting MyDulang Set. There is a big signboard outside the restaurant with a really huge promotional illustration.

Nasi Rendang

Get a bite of lekor, fried chicken, boiled egg, cucumber, some vegetable and crunchy keropok. This set cost something like RM21.00nett

Coca-cola Float

Coca-Cola Float for the hot sun in lunch time coupled with spicy and oily meal. 

10 Successful Food and Beverage Franchise in Malaysia

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Growing Restaurant Franchise Brands Nationwide

All the successful food and beverage restaurants listed below are strategically located nationwide. One can rest assured to say numbers of KFC outlets in Malaysia far surpassed any other single restaurant brand in Malaysia.

Lucrative food and beverage market and friendly government policies towards food and beverage franchise is main contribution to many successful story owning a franchise restaurant.  

Joy is ours with these restaurants making business in Malaysia. Imagine a day without these 10 restaurant brands in Malaysia, it will be an awful nightmare !.


Secret Recipe

It is surprising to know that the founder and headquarter for Secret Recipe is Malaysian-based businessman.

2. KFC


One of the most powerful restaurant brand in Malaysia. Serving mainly chicken with secret ingredients from Sanders.



Mainly serving burger and french fries.



Sweet coffee rescue your day


Famous Amos

The smell of Famous Amos at the airports is soul intrigued.


Soft donuts is the best


Baskin Robbins

Ice-cream that will melt your heart at a random hot scorching day


Great service, great environment, great food.


Whooping with great tasty sauce.


Extra sauce to the tender chicken please !

Thought this is it ? No !, check it out the other 10 brightest franchise F&B in Malaysia at Top 10 F&B chain in Malaysia