This is a blog written and maintained by a foodie and travel couple from Malaysia, with passions to provide great and useful information about hotels, food, restaurants, and traveling around Malaysia. First launched in 2008, they do their best to provide the useful and interesting information ever since.
Audience of Malaysian Foodie is significant – average number of visits during one month period is 25,000. Social following is decently strong, around 15,000 people gets notifications on their social feeds when Malaysian Foodie post something new. Let’s see how this blog scored on our four categories.
Visual Appeal – 87%
The theme on this WordPress site looks professional. Big and crisp images tell the story of the events, places visited and food tasted. In every category you visit, there are latest, “what’s hot” news and articles featured with interesting and well optimized photos. Colorful surroundings are the foodie’s main features that capture the attention.
The site loads fast, looks good and the first impression is fine. Browsing through the categories & posts, you’ll see some beautiful imagery, and well-designed posts, reviews and features.
Originality – 80%
The Malaysian Foodie offers shopping guides, recipes, hotel reviews, and news in the travel and food industry. Following the standards of the industry, this website doesn’t show anything new and unique, but goes for a diversity in reviewed products, services and food. The authors adopt a well-established practice, and stick to the “what works, don’t change it” approach.
Practical Tips – 86%
Those topics on Malaysian Foodie are covered in depth. A big amount of posts are published and shared on the site, providing a ton of information for travelers and people who want to find out more about the mentioned categories. For example, in the “events” section, you’ll find 22 pages of related posts. That’s a good coverage, and usefulness is on the high level. You’ll definitely find places and events, or hotels to see you didn’t considered before, or some quality recipes for your next kitchen adventure.
Web Usability – 90%
The site uses optimized and responsive WordPress theme, with white background, and modern font, a little bit too thin by our taste. Writing style of the articles is descriptive and promotional. Navigation is simple and not over packed with items, which definitely adds up to the score. Mobile version of the site is optimized well, with hamburger menu that displays the same categories as the desktop version. Big search bar will help you find anything of interest, and simplicity without too many ads or popups provide fine experience.
The Malaysian Foodie is a good looking and well maintained blog, with fine design, lots of useful information, and practical advices, reviews and articles. Good photography and simplicity score well, writing is fine and descriptive, and optimization is fine – site loads fast. Malaysian Foodie is a good provider of quality information, and we hope the authors will keep up the good work.