Muugu Garden Bistro, Bar & Grill – such affordable steaks!

In the middle of Bukit Bintang, amidst road diggings, construction, messy roads and haphazard road signages, there’s this green plot with manicured lawns and pretty shrubs surrounding a grey glass-fronted ...

Xin Cuisine – divine dimsum for private dining

We all know that for an authentic dimsum experience, it should be all about selecting your favourites from piled-high baskets on trolleys and carts pushed around in the restaurant.  At ...

Ah Boy Kwayteow T’ng, Penang

Have you heard about this stall?  Apparently most of the locals in Penang want to keep this secret. In a recent trip up north to Penang, we were told to ...


Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Whenever we go to Hong Kong, one of our favourite areas to ...

Flying with the wind in Melbourne the Global Ballooning way!

How would you like to “move with the wind”?  That’s not a ...

My recipes are featured in Flavours magazine!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s January 2014 and yes, finally I can reveal ...

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Beijing Roasted Duck in Si Chuan Dou Hua, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

When I was in Beijing, I found out that their much-touted Beijing Duck was prepared and roasted in many different styles, and I mean really very different styles!  In fact, every restaurant has its own style and there are hundreds of such restaurants in Beijing! Back here in Kuala Lumpur, I’m sure the restaurants that [...]

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Restoran Lucky, Ipoh – premium food at premium prices!

As a native of Ipoh, I know very well that good food can be found all over the town.  Not only is Ipoh famous for its “nga choy kai” (blanched bean sprouts with poached chicken), hor fun (rice noodles), chee cheong fun (steamed rice noodles) and salt-baked chicken, good seafood is also widely available and [...]

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Celestial Court Sheraton Hong Kong – Cantonese cuisine at its best!

Celestial Court in Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers ranks as one of the best Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong.  Their award-winning dim sum is incredibly popular among discerning diners and if you take a look at their menu, you’ll understand why.  Deluxe ingredients such as jumbo scallops, sea urchin, lobster and Fukuoka pork are [...]

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Garrett Popcorn Shops® – Opening at Mid Valley Mall this April!

I can’t remember when exactly the Garrett Popcorn Shops made their appearances here in Kuala Lumpur but it must be about 2 years ago.  I remember my first taste of it though.  It’s not like any of the usual popcorn we get here. Garrett’s popcorn definitely is a class above, maybe several classes.  The thing [...]

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Australian Lamb Shoulder Racks @ Las Carettas Mexican Restaurants

If you are a lamb lover, you should head over to Las Carettas Mexican Restaurants before the end of this month.  Why?  For the simple reason that for this entire month, you will get to taste some real lips-smacking lamb shoulder racks that are rarely served the way it’s done in Las Carettas. Start off [...]

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Sunway Pyramid’s “World of Cravings” featuring Brussels Beer Cafe

With 8 outlets in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor, Brussels Beer Cafe is familiar to many.  This is where many beer lovers head to for chilling out with their beer fix, particularly Belgian beers. Don’t be surprised if Hoegaarden beer is offered enthusiastically to you as Brussels Beer Café is the first outlet to [...]

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Hilton On The Park, Melbourne

The Hilton On The Park Melbourne is located in the heart of East Melbourne, the city’s main sports and entertainment district. It is easily accessible by tram (the tram stop is right across the hotel) and just about 8 minutes’ walk from the city’s CBD (Central Business District). Our ballooning experience with Global Balloons started [...]

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Osteoarthritis – how best to manage this condition?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects our joints. It’s a chronic condition due to the breakdown of our joint cartilage. Cartilage is the substance surrounding the joints which cushions the ends of the bones and allows easy flexible movements of our joints. This degeneration is commonly associated with aging but other factors contributing [...]

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Do you have a Passion for the Travel and Hospitality industry?

Have you always wanted to be in the travel and hospitality industry?  Well, if you have, do mark 21 March 2014 in your calendar now as Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia recently announced that it will be holding Starwood Careers Day across the country on that day! Starwood Careers Day 2014 encapsulates Starwood’s talent [...]

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Craving for Balitong? Check out Tian Lee @ Port Klang

Are you a fan of balitong? Balitong – or “siput sedut” in Malay is an edible sea snail usually cooked in a spicy sauce or with coconut milk in “masak lemak” style. You either love it or hate it.  Those who love it know the “art” of sucking out the chewy snail from the right end [...]

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Dining at The Restaurant @ The Club Saujana Resort

Tucked away in the far end of The Club Saujana Resort is The Restaurant.  There’s no fancy name attached, it’s just simply known as The Restaurant. This is the playground of Chef Alexander Waschl, who hails from Austria.  In the past 3 years that he’s been here, Chef Waschl has been delighting guests with his [...]

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Prosperity Chinese New Year Dishes @ Di Wei Chinese Cuisine, Empire Hotel Subang

As we gear ourselves up to usher in the Year of the Horse next week, the feasting schedule gets tighter.  If you are in the Subang/Sunway neighourhood, check out Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang.  Chef Yong Thian Teik there has come up with a selection of popular festive Cantonese-style dishes for [...]

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Prosperity Feasts at Xin Cuisine, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Xin, the Chinese restaurant in Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, is impressive looking with its majestic dragon pillars reaching up to the ceiling.  Each pillar has a glorious dragon intricately carved, entwining itself around the pillar and reaching upwards.  I’m sure there are many interpretations and stories behind these golden pillars. Amidst this grand Oriental setting, [...]

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Celebrate the Year of the Horse at The Emperor Chinese Restaurant @ Dorsett Grand Subang

To usher in the Year of the Horse, The Emperor Chinese Restaurant in Dorsett Grand Subang is offering a variety of special set menus, traditional Yee Sang, dim sum feast and special a la carte items, available until 14 February 2014.  The special Set Menus are available for lunch and dinner.  Named “Fortune”, “Happiness”, “Longevity” [...]

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Have a gourmet Chinese New Year meal at Noble Mansion

When it comes to Chinese New Year, many are willing to splurge on meals with family and friends.  Well, at least, most of my friends and family do.  After all, they reason “let’s have a great meal, at least once a year and especially since it’s the Chinese New Year!”  Eating well during the 15 [...]

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