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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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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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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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Buka Puasa “Dinner Indulgence” at China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre

One of the best valued Ramadhan promotions that I’ve come across this year must surely be the “Dinner Indulgence” offered at China Treasures in the Sime Darby Convention Centre. For RM118 nett per person, diners get to eat-all-you-can from 60 a-la-minute dishes, 69 delectable dim sum and 22 hot pot steamboat items. It’s truly a […]

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Savour the Selera Malaysia Buffet at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur this Ramadhan

Gobo Chit Chat is all set offer its patrons a delicious Selera Malaysia Buffet during this Ramadhan – a time when Malaysians gather with families and friends. The buffet dinner is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily. The layout of the food counters is very conducive for a leisurely meal. The curries section is very […]

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Ramadhan Selera Kampung in PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

After a long day of fasting, there’s nothing more welcoming than breaking the fast with a bowl of steaming delicious rice porridge. Besides the traditional Bubur Lambuk, this year the chefs at Chatz Brasserie are cooking 18 types of porridge for their Ramadhan Selera Kampung. The clay pots are all lined up in one corner […]

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