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KRISTANG CUISINE – MELBA AT THE MANSION, The Majestic Malcca

In our recent 2nd visit to the lovely YTL resort, The Majestic Malacca, I was delighted to note that the hotel’s main restaurant, The Mansion has now adopted a new concept. It used to serve a mix of western and Peranakan favourites but now has been re-branded as “Melba at The Mansion” serving Malaccan-Portuguese cuisine [...]

NOBU KUALA LUMPUR: SAKE PAIRING OMAKASE TO CELEBRATE SPRING!

Just for 2 days this month, on 21 & 22 April 2017, there will be a special Sake Pairing Omakase in Nobu Kuala Lumpur. This is a 7-course menu paired with 6 of the world-renown restaurant’s premium sake selections: Nobu ‘The Sake’ Jyunmai Daiginjo, Hokusetsu Jyunmai Shu Sado, Hokusetsu Yukino Hibiki, Nobu ‘The Premium Sake’ [...]

DZH SEAFOOD SAUNABOAT @ TREC Kuala Lumpur

There’s steamboat and there’s hotpot but have you heard about saunaboat?  Basically, saunaboat  it’s about steaming food, in the true sense of the word.  The regular “steamboat” is such a misnomer – food is cooked in boiling soup and not steamed!  Whereas, saunaboat is much like in a sauna – placing food in a closed [...]

My 9N/11D Trip to HOKKAIDO – Part 2: HAKODATE

Hakodate is the 3rd largest city in Hokkaido, after Sapporo and Asahikawa. Our leisurely drive from Noboribetsu took about 3 hours as we took our time and stopped for coffee along the way. We reached our hotel, Dormy Inn Express in the late evening. After checking in and freshening up, we headed out looking for [...]

Pairing Wolf Blass Wines with Chinese Cuisine

Established in the Barossa Valley in 1966, Wolf Blass has grown from a humble tin shed to become one of the world’s most successful and awarded wineries.   This Australian winery has certainly come a long way.  A recipient of more than 8,000 medals and trophies, including Red Winemaker of the Year at the 2016 International Wine [...]

LEXIS HIBISCUS, PORT DICKSON: Part 2 – THE FOOD!

The past week had been a crazy busy time at Lexis Hibiscus. Droves of holiday-makers thronged the walkways, clambering all over the leaves, petals and stigmas of the hibiscus – it was the Malaysian school break. Thank goodness there’s now some peace and sanity back at the resort! It isn’t surprising that Lexis Hibiscus is [...]

TIGERLILY THAI RESTAURANT @ DC Mall, Damansara Town Centre

Damansara City Mall, affectionately abbreviated to “DC Mall” is located in Damansara Town Centre. The road leading to it is a bit convoluted and you may miss the turning into the mall and its carpark but nevertheless, the mall is slowly picking up its tempo as far as tenants are concerned. Take the escalator down [...]

Sakura Spring Blossoms Food Festival at GENJI, Hilton Petaling Jaya

It’s springtime in Japan now and it’s the season of sakura and hanami in the Land of the Rising Sun. If you are in Japan during this season, you’d be blown away by the glorious sights of sakura blooms in parks and gardens. But if you can’t be there, no worries. If you can’t get [...]

The NYONYA CELEBRATION at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Have you ever dined at Melting Pot Cafe, the coffee-house in Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur? If you have, then you would know that it’s always busy, teeming with hungry patrons enjoying the appetizing fares on the menu. Melting Pot’s buffet spreads are pretty legendary with local specialities taking the limelight. For 20 days this month, [...]

BOSS CURRY HOUSE, Bkt Rimau, Shah Alam

Right here in my neighbourhood there’s this curry house that has been serving crowds in its modest premises. Serving Chettinad-style mixed with other Southern Indian dishes, food here is displayed in vegetarian and non-vegetarian shelves. Service is brisk and friendly and together with the very decent dishes, so it’s not hard to see why this [...]

PEKING DUCK & FLAMING POT PROMOTION @ ZUAN YUAN, One World Hotel

With the Chinese New Year feasting all behind us, don’t even think, for a moment that the dining scene has tamed. To keep the momentum going, new food promotions are constantly launched. One of the latest promotions that caught my eye and appetite is the “Crispylicious Peking Duck” and Flaming Hot Pot in Zuan Yuan [...]

RETRO TAPAS BAR CAFE @ TREC Kuala Lumpur

Retro Tapas Bar Cafe is one of the latest additions to the long list of F&B outlets in TREC. Located at the Alcove section of TREC, this bar cafe occupies a quiet corner facing the main road. With its bright yellow and red furniture, you can’t miss it. I couldn’t help but be amused by [...]