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Iron Chef Tuyen – The Equatorial Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Vietnam was a special tasting of two signature dishes cooked by the Chef de Cuisine of The Equatorial Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Chef Tran Thi Thanh Tuyen.  Chef Tuyen, as she is popularly known, has been with The Equatorial Hotel since 1996.  The petite and [...]

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MIGF 2013: Qba Latin Bar & Grill, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

You just gotta love Chef Pearl Woo. Chef Pearl Woo in her playground Chef Pearl Woo from Qba Latin Bar & Grill in The Westin Kuala LUmpur is one of the most lovable chefs I’ve met in a long while.  The warm, bubbly, chatty and ever-smiling chef makes one feel immediately welcomed and at ease.  [...]

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Up close & personal with Gordon Ramsay at the Hawker Heroes Challenge in Singapore!

I was actually straining my ears out, hoping to catch an expletive or two from Gordon Ramsay when I attended the SingTel Hawker Heroes Challenge in Singapore last weekend.  But, heck – no such luck. Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is actually pretty charming in real life, when addressing the public.  Maybe that’s what his [...]

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Ramadhan Specials at Dorsett Grand Subang

In less than a month, our Muslim friends will be observing fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan.  Many hotels and restaurants are already gearing up to come up with delectable “Berbuka Puasa” offerings in celebration of the holy Muslim month. Dates are a must for Berbuka Puasa This year, Dorsett Grand Subang will be [...]

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The Westin Kuala Lumpur showcases “Hats Off Kuala Lumpur” with Michelin-star Chefs

All culinary enthusiasts are in for a rare treat as The Westin Kuala Lumpur prepares to unveil a spectacular gastronomic journey like no other the city has seen. Staged for the first time ever in Kuala Lumpur, “Hats Off”, an extraordinary culinary showcase, will bring together international and local masters of their own culinary expertise, [...]

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Gastro Sentral @ Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Would you believe me if I tell you that prices indicated in the menu of Gastro Sentral are Nett Prices? Yes, it’s true – the prices are inclusive of all prevailing taxes and that, in my books, is as good a reason as any, to dine there.  Besides, their prices are really very reasonable, given [...]

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A Delicious Christmas

The latest outlet in the Delicious stable – Delicious @ St Mary Place may not be easy to locate, for some, as it’s inside a block of residential condominium. However, once you drive into Jalan Tengah (which is off the busy Jalan Sultan Ismail, the road where The Lodge is) and you spot the conglomerate [...]

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MIGF 2012 Festival Menus at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

For the 12th year, the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is set to tempt diners in Malaysia with 30 fine restaurants participating. For the entire Festival month of October, these restaurants will be serving up Special Festival Menus at Special Festival prices accompanied by a host of Special Festival Offers. Hunan Ice-chilled Whole Baby Abalone [...]

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A Taste of Great Britain @ Delicious Cafes

When Chef Steve Allen came on board the E&O Group as its Group Creative Chef earlier this year, I knew it would be a matter of time before he’d be showcasing some true-blue British dishes. After all, Chef Allen is “True Brit” through and through. Well, what do you know – just last week I [...]

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Launch of Noel Gifts Malaysia’s Hari Raya 2012 Collection @Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail

Noel Gifts Malaysia recently launched its Hari Raya 2012 Collection of hampers and gifts at Restoran Rebung Chef Ismail in Bangsar.  The name “Noel Gifts Malaysia” needs no introduction as this brand has been very well established in the local scene for many years.  In fact, it has been in Malaysia since 1991, under a [...]

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Sara La Fountain – “A Taste of Finland”

 My knowledge on Scandinavian cuisine, particularly Finnish cuisine, is pretty much limited to what I have watched occasionally on television.  What came to mind immediately is “New Scandinavian Cooking” which I have caught on Asian Food Channel (AFC) just recently. So, when I was invited for a media event featuring none other than the American-Finnish [...]

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