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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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Sunday BBQ Brunch at Las Vacas

So what do you do on a lazy Sunday when you wake up late and are hankering for some good meats?  A BBQ Brunch is the answer and not just any old BBQ but head to Las Vacas for some scrumptious bites.  Unlimited servings too. Las Vacas serves only beef from Australia and lamb from […]

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Proud Janny – serving Fruit-based Cuisine with Pride

Fresh from their participation in the recent Agrobazaar Singapore in August where they helped develop a menu of fruit-based dishes served there, Chef Ryan Khang of Proud Janny is eager to share some of those dishes with folks here. Love the rustic feel of the cafe! As the Agrobazaar was focused on promoting Malaysian fruits, […]

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Time to go Hubba Hubba!

Perched on Bukit Ceylon, within the confines of Invito Hotel Suites is the city’s latest gastrolounge – Hubba Hubba! Owned by the same people behind Souled Out, WIP, Tujo, the concept here is hip and kinda quirky but generally done up tastefully. I found myself there one fine evening and as I walked through the […]

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A Journey Through Time VIII @ Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

November promises to be an exciting month at Starhill Gallery.  A Journey Through Time is a signature event that’s held in this exciting shopping and dining venue.  This year marks the 8th time that this event is held and is touted to be the biggest one ever. For 8 days, from 21-28 November 2014, A […]

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Sunday Buffet Lunch at Kampachi, Plaza 33 Petaling Jaya

It’s only available ONCE a week and if we are lucky there’s a public holiday, then there’ll be an extra session.  I’m talking about the lunch buffet in Kampachi Petaling Jaya.  It’s only available on Sundays and public holidays, so please check your calendars. Kampachi needs no introduction.  Having built its strong reputation for dozens […]

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Brunching at The Gastro Project, Sect.17 Petaling Jaya

Come weekends, you can now head on over to The Gastro Project in Section 17 Petaling Jaya for a long lazy meal, aka Brunch!  Since the brunch trend hit the scene here in the Klang Valley, cafes and restaurants have jumped onto the bandwagon trying to outdo each other in coming out with the best […]

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Sunday Curry Tiffin Lunch @ The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Tiffin carriers go back a long way with me.  I have the fondest memories of those round enamel carriers all stacked up and secured with a metal handle.  In those round containers were dishes cooked by my mom.  Back then we could only afford the most basic of the carriers, those pale yellow plain ones.  […]

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Ante – upping the porky stakes with their all-new Brunch!

I’ve heard much about Ante Kitchen & Bar – how they’ve been creating waves in the dining scene in Solaris with signature dishes such as the Char Grilled Pork Steak and Sweet Belly (both of which I have yet to taste).  The good news is that Ante has once again raised the stakes with their […]

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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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