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DINING AT THE STHALA, UBUD, BALI

In an earlier post, I shared with you our stay at the lovely Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Ubud, Bali (read about that here). Located amidst a traditional village where art galleries and rice fields rule, the Sthala is a cosy quiet hotel by a river – perfect to unwind, rejuvenate and just be. [...]

FAVOLA, LE MERIDIEN KUALA LUMPUR: AN UPDATE from CHEF DOMENICO PIRAS

The first time I tasted Chef Domenico Piras’ dishes was last August when he first started at Favola, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. I can still remember vividly his amusing tales about Sardinia where he grew up and where his mother still lives. Chef Domenico is an absolute wizard when it comes to pasta, most of [...]

MACHA & CO – BANANA LEAF RICE & MORE!

I love Indian food and usually can’t say “no” to Banana Leaf Rice. But BLR, to me, must only be eaten for brunch or lunch, never for dinner – it’s just too heavy for a night meal! Heavy – because usually at a BLR joint, one tends to get overboard when presented with an array [...]

MARCO CREATIVE CUISINE – a culinary journey like no other!

Over the past couple of months, you may have noticed that social media was flooded with news about Marco Creative Cuisine. Marco Creative Cuisine opened its doors in 1-Utama in end March 2017, helmed by Chef Daren Leong who used to own and helm Miam Miam and Franco restaurants. The 62-seater restaurant with attractive furnishing [...]

CHICKEN UP, Subang Jaya – Korean Fried Chicken

The best Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore has made its way to our local shores. I believe the Singaporeans are discerning in their love for Korean fried chicken and thus Chicken Up was established in that island state. After 7 years of delighting fans with their famous fried chicken, Chicken Up decided to bring their [...]

GAROUPA PROMOTION in Oriental Group of Restaurants

For the entire month of June 2017, if you love fish, cooked in all manner of Chinese styles, then do head over to any of the Oriental Group of Restaurants. The grouper, or better known as “garoupa” here, will be the highlight of the month. There will be 2 types of garoupas in this showcase: [...]

Charmed by STHALA, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in Ubud, Bali

Bali is one place that one cannot stop re-visiting. In my last trip a couple of years ago, I had briefly visited Ubud and was charmed by the place. As depicted in “Eat, Pray & Love”, the rural rustic setting of Ubud with its terraced rice fields and traditional crafts created by her artistic people [...]

Kampong Festive Dining at FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Let me start by saying the Festive Buffet by JW Marriot Kuala Lumpur happening at Feast Village in Starhill Gallery is one of the best-value-for-money Buka Puasa buffets in town. Priced at only RM98 nett per person, the huge selection of local favourites is unbeatable! Executive Chef Zaffar Samad and his team have done a [...]

SANGKAYA ICE CREAM dishes out NEW FLAVOURS!

We all know about Sangkaya Ice Cream – that coconut madness that got everyone intoxicated on its smooth fragrant and refreshing ice desserts. Well, Sangkaya has now taken another step forward and recently unveiled its range of new ice cream flavours and several new desserts on the menu, based on Malaysians’ favourite traditional sweets. As [...]

MAHLIGAI NELAYANKU at CINNAMON, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

The buffet spread at the Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel has always been impressive, more so now in Ramadhan for the breaking of fast meal. The theme this year is “Mahligai Nelayanku” and Executive Sous Chef Saiful Baharin together with his culinary team are showcasing authentic local dishes. With more than 100 dishes in [...]

BABE: Putting the Unconventional in to Familiar Favourites

What is it about Babe and Chef Jeff Ramsey that makes you hold your breath a bit, even at the very first encounter?  Well, first of all, when you walk in to Babe Restaurant on the 11th Floor of  [email protected] just as dusk is approaching, wouldn’t you hold your breath at this view? Stunning view, [...]