Echo Eats: Battle of the Bubble Teas

Sunway has solidified its position as the undisputed bubble tea capital of Malaysia, with a plethora of options to choose from within close proximity of the campus to which the probing question – “Where do I get my boba cravings fixed?” will often come to mind.

Fret not, in this month’s edition of Echo Eats, we shall delve deeper into the world of boba by trying out five different takes on the humble pearl milk tea at different price points (so you don’t have to), which will hopefully help ease your pre-boba jitters and make your experience a hassle-free one. Continue reading Echo Eats: Battle of the Bubble Teas

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Echo Eats: Ranking Your Favorite Malaysian Childhood Snacks

Written by Samantha Chang // Bagai kacang melupakan kulit” – A person who forgets their origins or heritage.

Admittedly, I’m not as Malaysian as I would like to be. To paint a picture:
I recently went to a pasar malam and my first thought was “hygiene, much?”;
I know juuuust enough Malay to make small talk with a Grab driver (and I don’t know any of our other secondary languages); and
90% of the media I consume is Eurocentric to a degree. Continue reading Echo Eats: Ranking Your Favorite Malaysian Childhood Snacks

Echo Eats: 5 Healthy RM5 Meals in Under 5 Minutes

As students, we seek optimisation. We want good grades and extracurriculars, we want to be in tip-top shape, we want vibrant social lives and hobbies – but never at the expense of our wallets, and god forbid it creeps into our Netflix time. The centrepiece of all that may just be something as simple as making your own food. Continue reading Echo Eats: 5 Healthy RM5 Meals in Under 5 Minutes

Echo Eats: Battle of the Shaved Ices

This month on Echo Eats, we decided to do something a little different and a little pricier – we tried out three different takes on the shaved ice dessert! Korean and Japanese versions of shaved ice are growing ever the more popular among students due to the trendy vibe of the restaurants and the staggering size of the deserts, so we thought we’d go see what all the fuss is about and how it compares to our own Malaysian ABC. Continue reading Echo Eats: Battle of the Shaved Ices

Echo Eats: Which Popular Hamburger is the Best?

Welcome back to your monthly instalment of Echo Eats, where we review and hunt for food to enhance your student experience here at Sunway. This month, we tackle a fast food classic: the hamburger.

The original hamburger was invented in Texas in the late 1880s. Since its introduction, it has evolved into the global food phenomenon that’s been known and loved for decades, and undergone several iterations, most notably the McDonald’s Big Mac. With an estimated 900 million sold annually, this classic burger continues to feed happy customers 51 years after its introduction, practically ruling the fast food market. Continue reading Echo Eats: Which Popular Hamburger is the Best?

Echo Eats: Which cafe has the best Spaghetti Carbonara?

This month on Echo, our team has decided to embark on a new project, one that we believe everyone is passionate about:
Food.
From the cup noodles we snatch up from vending machines on deadline nights, to the novel, opulent cafes we seek out with friends to marvel at, food is central to the student experience. It is the silent witness to our most intimate conversations, to our roughest nights and to our happiest celebrations.
Hence, we at Echo are proud to introduce the first article of a monthly series known as Echo Eats, where we review and hunt for foods to enhance your student experience here at Sunway.
For our first installment, we decided to undertake a classic comfort food: spaghetti carbonara. Continue reading Echo Eats: Which cafe has the best Spaghetti Carbonara?