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MANMARU ROBATAYAKI & BAR @ Atria Shopping Gallery

The revamped Atria Mall in Damansara Jaya has caused quite a stir in the neighbourhood.  After so many years of “renovation”, the revamped and enlarged mall looks nothing like what it used to be.  There are quite a number of eateries in the mall and several serving Japanese food.  Manmaru Robatayaki is one of the […]

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VLADIMIR’S PLACE – a taste of Russian cuisine

Russian food is not something that’s widely available here. In fact, I’ve never tried much of Russian cuisine except for the well-known beef stroganoff and chicken kiev but merely eating those 2 dishes does not qualify one to say that one has tried Russian cuisine. It’s akin to declaring that you have eaten Chinese food […]

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PIGGY TAIL, Bangsar Baru

I lost count of the number of times the word “piggy” appears on the menu of Piggy Tail. This eatery, hardly a year old (opened since November last year) located in the busy Telawi area of Bangsar is packing in pork lovers by the droves. Looking at the menu, which is full of all sorts […]

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DOLLY DIM SUM @ Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

There are not many stand-alone pork-free dim sum restaurants in the city.  Many perceive that dim sum without pork are “not that nice” as pork is deemed to be a major taste contributor for dim sum.  However, there are several pork-free Chinese restaurants in town that serve decent dim sum and I’m so glad that […]

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Honda City Bloggers Drive – checking out the ALL-NEW HONDA CITY!

The very first car I owned, way back in the 1980’s was a Honda. It was a white 2nd generation hatchback Civic and I still can remember how thrilled I was when I took my first drive in my first car. Years later, I bought another Honda Civic which I absolutely loved and I kept […]

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RUYI & LYN

The other day somebody asked me the meaning of “speakeasy”. I wasn’t quite sure what it meant, so I asked around and I read some. I researched. Well, apparently the term refers to an “illegal establishment that sells alcoholic beverages” and people spoke quietly (hence “speak easy”) about such places so as not to alert […]

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Unagi Treat at IKETERU, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Unagi is a summertime delicacy in Japan.  This is the time when the eels get really fat and their meat become more tender as there’s more fat marbling.  From now until 31 July 2015, Iketeru at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing in these luscious unagi from the Miyazaki prefecture of Kyushu Island in Japan, […]

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Hari Raya Classics by Marina Mustafa

I was immediately drawn to the cover of this cookbook, by the big wide smile of the author herself. Marina Mustafa is the author of “Hari Raya Classics”, one of the latest books from MPH Publishing under its MPH Masterclass Kitchens series. Marina is no stranger to cookbook writing – this is, after all, her […]

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

One of the highlights of my London trip a couple of months ago is my dinner at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Listed as No.7 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 coupled with Heston’s status as a celebrity chef, it isn’t surprising that bookings at this 2 Michelin-starred restaurant is almost always full months ahead. […]

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PUTIEN – indulging in new seasonal dishes & signature favourites

I’ve always liked the food in Putien ever since I first tried it when they opened in early 2012 (read my first review here).  And it may or may not be a good thing that their 1-Utama outlet is just a stone-throw away.  Good because I can easily get to indulge myself there and may […]

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LIMAPULO – Baba Can Cook!

There’s a dearth of good Nyonya food outlets around town as many of these serve sad, pale versions of the cuisine.  Blame that on commercialization or just a lack of skills – as far as I know, Nyonya cuisine involves a lot of tedious preparation, not to mention the difficulties in sourcing some of the […]

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Ding Emperor – Premium Steamboat at fair prices

It’s no secret that I love steamboat or hot pot as some may call it.  There’s something truly enjoyable about eating freshly cooked food, like right out of the pot!  Nothing can be fresher than eating that piece of meat, fish or vegetables that have just been dunked into hot soup and cooked to just […]

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Kelantan Delights – Berbuka Puasa the traditional way

For a taste of authentic Kelantanese fares this Ramadhan, head on to Kelantan Delights, one of my favourite Malay restaurants. This year, Head Chef Muslim Sadli and his team have come up with a splendid spread of more than 80 delicious dishes for Berbuka Puasa. When I visited Kelantan Delights at Chitta Mall recently – […]

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Chilling out at BOFE, a cosy cafe in Sect.19 Petaling Jaya

Bofe is a cosy neighbourhood cafe located in Section 19, Petaling Jaya. With a clientele that consists mainly of nearby residents, Bofe enjoys a decent flow of customers, even on a week night. This is thanks to their line-up of simple but commendable comfort food served in a pleasant homely ambience. Dishes listed in the […]

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Let’s Berbuka Puasa @ BIJAN, Kuala Lumpur

There are 3 reasons why I love BIJAN (the fine Malay restaurant and not the sesame seed). Reason No.1 is for its incredibly lovely ambience; reason No.2 is for its out-of-this-world Chocolate Durian Cake and reason No.3 is for everything served in between the gorgeous walls and the cake! A restaurant specializing in fine Malay cuisine, Bijan […]

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