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DINING AT THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

In my earlier post on The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, I promised that I will share with you my dining experiences in this beautiful resort.  When it comes to dining choices, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is hard to beat.  Offering both indoor and alfresco dining, there are 7 outlets to choose from – [...]

BBQ MEATS Promotion in JULY at Oriental Group of Restaurants

We all know July is a scorching hot month and at the Oriental Group of Restaurants, “hot” takes on a whole different meaning. The chefs there, led by Executive Chef Justin Hor have decided to make it a month for BBQ specials. Yes, it’s all about roast meats in July – from Peking Ducks to [...]

SAPORE – authentic Italian & Spanish-Mediterranean Flavours in Ampang

What is “flavours” in Italian? SAPORE, of course and it’s an apt name for a restaurant that celebrates the authentic flavours of not only Italian food but also Spanish-Mediterranean favourites. Located in a quiet suburb in Ampang, Sapore Restaurant is the quintessential neighbourhood eatery that beckons with delicious comfort food and a relaxing place to [...]

A Taste of Dubai in NOBU KUALA LUMPUR with CHEF HERVÉ COURTOT

For just one week – actually, until this Friday 7 July 2017 only, Chef de Cuisine of Nobu Dubai, Chef Hervé Courtot is delighting diners with his signature dishes at Nobu Kuala Lumpur. During this short period, Chef Courtot will be curating a customised menu featuring the popular items from Nobu Dubai. Together with Chef [...]

THE ST REGIS MACAO – why do I want to go back?

The St Regis Macao is one of the most memorable hotels I’ve ever stayed and it’s an experience I would certainly love to re-live. Without a doubt, the hotel is classy, elegant and spells luxury in every corner – and that is expected of The St Regis. Ever since the Astor family opened the first [...]

THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI

Where do I even begin when it comes to The Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali? Let me start by saying that our 2-night stay at this fabulous resort was certainly not enough. We barely got to enjoy half of the facilities available in this sprawling resort spanned across a white sand beach facing the [...]

BOTTEGA MEDITERRANEA: Your One-Stop Fine Foods Store

Bottega Mediterranea has been making a name for itself as a great venue to have good coffee or wine and more-than-good gourmet sandwiches. More than that, as an importer of fine Southern European food (particularly from the Italian peninsula) the venue at Jalan Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur stocks a huge selection of delectables. They’ve been here [...]

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 [...]