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LEXIS HIBISCUS, PORT DICKSON – Part 1: THE RESORT

To say that Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson is huge is an understatement. When we visited this prime vacationing paradise located at the 12th mile of Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, it’s like entering a whole exclusive mini township on its own. The immensely spacious reception Beyond the vast reception area, once we hopped onto the buggy [...]

BRASSERIE 25 @ Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

Have you heard? Kuala Lumpur’s latest hotel – Hotel Stripes, an Autograph Collection property has just opened its doors to guests a few days ago. There’s a distinctive vibe about this YTL Luxury Hotel – old-world charm mixed with chic contemporary touches exuding a unique character which is iconic on its own. We were privileged [...]

BIG MOUTH SEAFOOD, Bandar Botanic, Klang

I’ve often wondered what inspired the amusing name “Big Mouth” for this fairly new restaurant occupying a corner shoplot in Bandar Botanic, Klang. Does one need to have a big mouth to gobble up what they serve? It has been drawing in the crowds almost every evening since it opened a few months ago. With [...]

THE PHOENIX HOTEL YOGYAKARTA – MGallery by Sofitel, Indonesia

MGallery by Sofitel is a collection of high-end hotels all over the world and The Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a member of this fine collection. It’s my first time staying in an “MGallery” property and my recent visit to Yogyakarta gave me an opportunity to savour this charming boutique hotel. The Main Lobby [...]

MY 9N/11D TRIP TO HOKKAIDO – PART 1: CHITOSE/NOBORIBETSU

Our trip to Hokkaido was in end September/early October 2016 for 9 nights 11 days covering Noboribetsu, Hakodate, Lake Toya and of course, Sapporo. We decided to visit during autumn when the weather was delightfully cold and yet with the fall colours still visible. We took the Air Asia night flight directly from KLIA2 and [...]

DOLLY DIM SUM @ PAVILION ELITE, BUKIT BINTANG

Dolly Dim Sum recently opened its 3rd outlet in the spanking new Pavilion Elite. Having made its presence felt and loved for its pork-free all-day-dining dim sum in Avenue K and Nu Sentral, it’s timely that this charming dim sum eatery spreads its pretty wings to the busier part of Bukit Bintang. With a seating [...]

CANTON KITCHEN: Home-style Comfort Food from Farm-Fresh Produce

Canton Kitchen, now with several outlets in the Klang Valley, started off humbly as Restoran Foon Lock in Kg Bukit Tinggi way back in 1988. As a little eatery in the cool serene foothills serving fresh vegetables from its own farm, the business has flourished when people got to know and enjoy the farm-fresh produce [...]

Festive Chinese New Year Dining at MEATOLOGY, TTDI Kuala Lumpur

For the upcoming Chinese New Year, Chef Yenni Law has crafted 4 special dishes at Meatology for those who would like to have a change of dining scene. I mean, if you are wary and weary of the regular noisy Chinese restaurants, Meatology provides a more casual and cosy environment for you to hang out [...]

FESTIVE INDULGENCE AT EE CHINESE CUISINE, EASTIN HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Food has always been a platform for celebration in all communities and more so in Malaysia.  We celebrate everything with food, don’t we?  What more when it’s the Chinese New Year!  In fact, feasting gets more intense during this season and it’s not just simple eating – it has to be done the prosperity and [...]

SECRET GARDEN REVEALS ITS SUPERB STEAMBOAT SETS

I’m a big fan of steamboat and are always on the lookout for good ones.  So when I got to know that Secret Garden has just launched their steamboat meals, I wasted no time in rounding up a couple of makan-kakis and headed to the restaurant in Taman SEA, Petaling Jaya – read my earlier [...]

SWEET STUFF FROM FAT SUNDAY

If you are looking to buy some decent cookies for Chinese New Year because you are not inclined or do not have the time to bake, do check out Fat Sunday.  Fat what? Yes, the name is kinda cute, don’t you think? (I wonder why “Sunday” though? Do people get fat only on Sundays?) A [...]