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Bulgogi Brothers stir up a Burger Revolution!

The burger craze had its run last year in the Klang Valley. Burger joints were popping up a dime a dozen; everyone was jumping onto the hot bandwagon and the ...

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Epicuro @ Damansara Uptown – delectable porky bites!

“Where would you recommend for a good meal?”  I often get asked this perennial question.  I usually drill further to find out what particular cuisine the person has in mind ...

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Sushi Hinata – indulgent Omakase and other set meals

Forget ramen and teppanyaki – you won’t find them on Hinata’s menu. Here in this little Japanese restaurant tucked in a row of eateries at the St Mary Residences, the ...

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My Marrakech Tea

I love tea. All kinds of tea… Chinese, Japanese, English, bags and ...
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Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, Thailand

Last month we had a short break in an idyllic tropical destination.  ...
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Have a Popiah Party at home!

Popiah is such a Malaysian thing that not many people know that ...

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A flaming feast at CHARCOAL @ The Saujana

I just can’t help but be charmed by the lovely open grill restaurant aptly named Charcoal at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.  Set amidst lush grounds, Charcoal spots a warm cosy ambience and I’m struck by its simple contemporary elegance.  The beautifully-appointed open kitchen in the centre is where all the flaming and grilling actions […]

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Premium Dim Sum Dinner @ Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Back when I was growing up in Ipoh, some of the best dining memories I have are those of eating dim sum at night.  Supper is a popular pastime in my hometown – back then, nobody has ever heard of “supper is bad for you” and even if any one had heard about it, nobody […]

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Taiko Japanese Cuisine, Mont Kiara Shoplex

It used to be Ramen Taiko Japanese Cuisine and they were mainly specializing in ramen only.  A new management took over the restaurant in April this year and expanded the food repertoire to include other Japanese dishes.  A new chef, Chef Steven Khoo took over and has since revamped the menu.  The cosy restaurant has […]

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A steaming affair at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Fans of steamboat, or “hot pot” would be delighted to know that they can now indulge in this steaming affair at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur until 30 December 2014. The “All Steamed Up – Oriental Steamboat” promotion offers 5 unique broths and I really have a hard time deciding which one is the […]

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Manmaru Udon and MORE!

The name Manmaru Udon may have led many to believe that the place is an udon house.  I was one of those who actually had that notion.  Until recently, that is.  Besides their signature udons, Manmaru’s menu lists an extensive range of Japanese favourites.  In fact, the choices are quite mind-boggling. I’m a great fan […]

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Chettinad Palace USJ – southern Indian cuisine at its best!

Chettinad cuisine is one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. Spicy in this case refers to the abundant use of spices and not tongue searing chilli-hot kind of spiciness. Chettinad region covers the Tamil Nadu state in southern India and the community living in this region are known to be mostly wealthy and […]

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Opium @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Opium is incredibly photogenic. From its colourful exterior to its opulent interior right down to the food and drinks, everything dances in glee for my camera. I’m talking about Opium, the latest dining and fun place in Changkat Bukit Bintang opened by Werner Kuhn and his team. Yeah, the same Werner Kuhn who set up […]

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Kampachi @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur: the return of “All Kansai Festival”

If you go up to the 6th floor of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur now, you won’t miss the colourful flags and decorations decking the section close to Tokyo Street.  Yes, it’s autumn now in Japan and there are many wonderful food offerings during this time of the year.  It’s no surprise that Kansai is known as […]

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Simply d: that’s for simply delightful & delicious!

A spin-off from Delicious, Simply d which opened its first outlet in NU Sentral recently runs on a refreshing concept.  CEO of the Delicious Group as well as the driving force behind this venture, Steve Allen thinks it’s a great idea to let the customers decide what and how they want their food done.   […]

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Showcase your talents at Unplugged Music Cafe, Subang Jaya

Are you an aspiring musician and/or singer and looking for a platform to showcase your talent?  I know how frustrating it is for talented musicians who are new on the scene and struggling to get an audience to experience their talents.  For “untested” musicians, the market is rather ruthless – nobody is really interested to […]

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I need a Club Med holiday!

Did you catch the Matta Fair last week?  I meant to do that – I told D that we should go check it out as we really wanted to snag some good vacation deals.  I knew it would be madness to go to the fair, knowing very well how insanely popular it is and how […]

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Ippudo @ Bangsar Shopping Centre: it’s not all about ramen

Mention the name “Ippudo” to any Japanese food lover and immediately the response is likely to be “oh, famous for ramen!”  Well, that’s true, of course, as the founder of Ippudo, the charismatic Shigemi Kawahara is known as the “Ramen King” in Japan.  When Kawahara-san started Ippudo way back in 1985, he created ramen which […]

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Have a Steak Feast at The Restaurant @ The Saujana Resort!

Hey listen up, all you steak lovers out there… if you crave nothing but the satisfaction of a prime cut of meat cooked just the right level of preferred doneness, then you just have to head over to The Restaurant at The Saujana Hotel before end of this month. Chef Alexander Waschl is all geared […]

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A LI YAA – delightful Sri Lankan cuisine

I love my spicy food, I do.  Indian, Malay, Portuguese, Nyonya cuisines – they all hold a special appeal for me.  As for Sri Lankan cuisine, well, I haven’t had much exposure on that so when I was invited to check out A Li Yaa Island Restaurant & Bar, I wasted no time in saying […]

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Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Four Points by Sheraton Penang is located at an excellent spot. It’s just 15 minutes away from Georgetown and it’s along Tanjung Bungah with the sea just a few steps away. See, that’s really getting the best of both worlds: sea views and yet close enough to the city centre. The 220-room hotel offers uncomplicated […]

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