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SOULed OUT Sri Harts – refreshed and rejuvenated!

I still remember the first time I stepped into SOULed OUT when they opened in Mont Kiara, way back in 1996.  I remember that little restaurant was perched on a small slope in that housing area.  I had met Michele Kwok and Fred Choo on a holiday trip earlier and when they started this cafe, […]

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A Reunion to Relish at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur this Chinese New Year

Whether it’s the all-important reunion dinner or any other meal during the coming Chinese New Year, Si Chuan Dou Hua at the PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur is all geared up with a variety of set menus and Yee Sang specials. The new lunar year will be welcoming the Year of the Goat, according to the Chinese […]

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Savour Flavours of Prosperity at Xin, Concorde Kuala Lumpur

You know that when you step into the grand dining hall of Xin, it’s going to be a delicious trip of traditional Chinese gourmet dining. The splendid golden dragons wrapped on the pillars and the opulent oriental-themed decor have “tradition” stamped on them. And that is exactly what Xin will deliver for the coming Chinese […]

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Yee Wen Thai Food – a hidden gem of Thai delicacies

It is not the easiest restaurant to locate. Hidden deep within the maze of industrial buildings in Kepong Baru, Yee Wen Thai Food draws in the crowds daily for both lunch and dinner. Its popularity is not only limited to the Kepong residents as hordes of diners from far and wide descend upon its humble […]

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Spring Reunion this Chinese New Year with Tai Thong Restaurants

The Tai Thong Group of Restaurants needs no introduction. As the largest chain of Chinese restaurants with 14 outlets in Malaysia, Tai Thong is popular whether for a wedding banquet, corporate event or just a dim sum meal. For the upcoming Chinese New Year, the chefs at Tai Thong have prepared several set menus with […]

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Be Bold, be Prosperous this Chinese New Year with GUINNESS® at Grand Imperial restaurants

With less than a month to go before we usher in the Year of the Goat, have you planned where to head to for pre-CNY “sau koong” feasts as well as during the Chinese New Year? For months, restaurant chefs have been busy drawing up special menus for the upcoming celebrations. To crank up the […]

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The Smoking Hog @ SS2 Petaling Jaya

There are quite a few different perceptions where The Smoking Hog is concerned.  These diverse views are mainly due to the ingenuity of the people behind this relatively new hog house.  Let me tell you what my perception was. When the rickety doors of the lift opened at the 3rd floor of the building, my […]

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The Pressroom Bistro @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

The Pressroom Bistro got its name from a traditional wine pressing facility and not the press room for news people as most would think so. I was under the latter impression, too. Would you like sugar with your coffee? I had a very pleasant initiation of this bistro’s offerings recently. The Pressroom Bistro serves food […]

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My Culinary Experience in Le Cordon Bleu

With a history dating back to 1895, Le Cordon Bleu needs no introduction in the world of culinary arts. Its legendary reputation has placed it in a class of its own, globally recognised for its embodiment of the spirit of French cuisine and culture. To many in the culinary arts and restaurant management field, Le […]

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Celebrity Chef Rosalind Chan – Cake Designer Extraordinaire

When I met Celebrity Chef Rosalind Chan, she was not at all what I had imagined her to be.  With awards and accolades in the field of cake designing a mile long, you can’t blame me if I had thought her to be a formidable character.  Prior to interviewing her, of course I had done […]

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Wind down at SIX with their signature cocktails

*Reviewed and written by Lester Liang   No doubt popular bars and drinking places were packed in recent weeks with crowds anticipating the countdown to usher in the New Year. Amidst all these merry-making, there is always room for new enterprises. One such bar which opened its doors roughly 5 months ago is SIX Bangsar. […]

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Affordable Steaks and Lamb Chops at Foodilicious Kitchen, Shah Alam

It’s 2015 and let the feasting continue! Let’s start the year by looking for some affordable eats. Shah Alam may be the most unlikely place to look for some decent steaks and other western-style dishes. However, it was in a rather obscure spot that we found some really nice lamb chops and steaks. Tucked away […]

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Rama V – celebrate the New and the Old

With the dawning of a new year just days away, it’s timely that the menu at Rama V has some new breaths injected in it. The beautiful and luscious grounds surrounding this Thai fine-dining restaurant never cease to delight me and I can always look forward to an exceptional dining experience in Rama V. A […]

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Who are The KariGuys?

So yeah, the question is: who are these KariGuys? Well, they are these 2 Indian guys (brothers) who are running a restaurant in Lucky Garden, Bangsar serving curries which are not the typical spicy Indian fare. Sounds a bit confusing, I know. I was kinda confused too when I stepped into the restaurant because its […]

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Seafood Buffet Dinner in PARKROYAL Kuala Lumur

If you are a seafood fan like me, then you just gotta make Chatz Brasserie in PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur your regular destination.  Following their blockbuster Crabs Buffet some months ago, the pace continues with this Seafood Buffet Dinner.  The spread features a tantalising variety of quality seafood as well as “Seafood Plates of Pleasure” with […]

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