Book launch: Kandaqstan by Jahabar Sadiq

Event details

  • Sunday | December 10, 2017
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Coliseum Cafe, Kuala Lumpur
  • members

In one word, Kandaqstan brings up images of crowds and long queues patiently waiting at a stall or restaurant for a plate of steaming hot rice and a melange of curries with meat, fish, eggs, ladies’ fingers, coconut chutney and green chillies.

What is it in this meal that people rave about, lust for, travel for miles and line up for? And where are the best nasi kandar? What gets the maximum five ladies’ fingers on the Kandaqstan rating system?

Come join us, get the book, check whether your favorite nasi kandar outlet makes the list, and argue with the mayor of Kandaqstan himself.

*Jahabar Sadiq went into journalism after high school and never looked at another career. He was at New Straits Times and Business Times before settling at Reuters as correspondent and later, its TV producer. He started and ran The Malaysian Insider until its demise in March 2016. Jahabar started The Malaysian Insight in March 2017 after a year of teasing people with his adventures and rating of food across Malaysia. That one-year sabbatical led to him coining the term “Kandaqstan” for all the good food that came out from Penang and other parts of Malaysia where the mamaks excelled in whipping up the tastiest of curries and dishes.