Enjoy the festive season at TRADERS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR!

I can’t believe Christmas is just a month away.  Where has the year gone??  And because I got to attend a special preview of Christmas and New Year goodies at the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur recently, I got this oh-no-time-has-flown kinda nostalgia earlier than most of you.  While I look forward to celebrating the festivities, [...]


THAI CAMP – authentic Thai-style streetfood

Thai Camp has recently revamped its whole menu structure to serve only one-dish hot meals and fast snacks, a la street-food style.  It used to serve a la carte dishes eaten with white rice.  Which probably is a great idea because there is a demand for such fast meals, priced very reasonably in a decent [...]


FIFTYSIX DEGREES of Whisky Indulgence @ Spring Garden Kota Permai

It’s an annual affair – this whisky pairing dinner organised by the Tai Thong Group. Every year a special whisky is highlighted and this year, it’s the Fiftysix Degrees. This unique name refers to the latitude of the Scottish Highlands where this fine whisky is distilled. Launched in Malaysia earlier this year, Fiftysix Degrees is [...]


Top 10 Things to do in LABUAN

Labuan is located off the coast of Sabah. It is made up of the main Labuan island and 6 other small islands around it.  All this time, Labuan is best known as an offshore financial centre as well as being an offshore support hub for deepwater oil and gas activities in the region. As a [...]


DYNASTY @ Renaissance Kuala Lumpur unveils NEW DIM SUM MENU

What do you expect from a chef who has more than 30 years of experience making dim sum? Surely it must be dim sum that’s incomparable with quality that’s several notches higher than what you get in many restaurants around town? Surely the dim sum would leave pleasant and lasting memories of a meal well-savoured? [...]


ONG LAI: Porky Local Favourites at Sunway Pyramid

You can’t miss the red and gold lanterns, colourful oriental knick-knacks on the walls & ceilings, the quirky posters and of course, that constellation of kois (I’m told there are 56 of them) suspended in flight on one of the walls. Oh don’t forget the vintage bicycle mounted onto a front wall, one of its [...]


Artisanal Afternoon Tea with Master Pastry Chef TIM CLARK @ INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR

For 6 whole days since 15 November 2015, there’s an air of sheer indulgence at The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s dining outlets. The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur World Celebrity Chef Series 2015 continues with Tim Clark, an acclaimed Master Pastry Chef and Melbourne’s award-winning artisan chocolatier and patissier. This celebrity chocolatier has trained extensively in a 1-star [...]


JING THAI RESTAURANT – right in the heartlands of Seri Kembangan!

Deep within the heartlands of Seri Kembangan is this rare find: a restaurant serving Thai food. There’s no shortage of eateries in Seri Kembangan, mostly Chinese-Hakka hearty food, so Thai food here is really unusual. Seri Kembangan is also not a place I’d usually go to and locating Jing Thai amidst the factories in this [...]


PORTOFINO @ Lucky Garden, Bangsar: authentic Italian fares

Owned and managed by two true-blue Italians, Portofino has been quietly delighting lovers of authentic Italian fares in Bangsar. Named after a popular seaside town in Italy, Portofino occupies a corner lot (which used to be Pizza Hut for 15 years) in the quieter side of Bangsar – Lucky Garden. Italian Chef Keli rules the [...]


MAGNUM KUALA LUMPUR’s new desserts – time to party!

Have you been to the one and only pleasure store in Mid Valley Megamall? Now before you get some funky ideas about that, this pleasure store is none other than Magnum Kuala Lumpur. Billed as the very first Magnum pleasure store in the world (we Malaysians are really privileged, aren’t we?), its doors were officially [...]