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Kim Ma Restaurant, Palace of the Golden Horses – Chef Roy Wong’s revamped menu

The last time I was in Kim Ma Restaurant, I remember vaguely a restaurant that was very traditionally Chinese in décor, with the obligatory lanterns hanging all over it. Yes, it has been that long. All that had changed now. Kim Ma has just gone through quite a massive refurbishment. I love the new look. […]

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10 Classic Porky Favourites at Xin Cuisine @ The Concorde, Kuala Lumpur

One of my favourite Chinese restaurants in the city – Xin Cuisine at The Concorde Kuala Lumpur has just launched more porky dishes in their menu.  Already a firm favourite among lovers of classic Chinese dishes, Xin Cuisine has now endeared itself deeper in their hearts with new delicious pork dishes since April. When their […]

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Auntie Chan’s Noodles House, Kota Kemuning – fab home-made fishballs & more!

Despite the name, you won’t find Auntie Chan in this restaurant. Instead, you will find Auntie Chan’s daughter, Shirley, who’s the one running the show here. An avid and passionate cook, Shirley explains that her mother used to operate a stall in Penang selling her famous duck meat koay teow th’ng. She recalls how her […]

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Charcoal Steamboat Restaurant, Setapak

Over the past year or so there had been many steamboat restaurants setting up in and around the Klang Valley.  Due to the stiff competition, many try to come up with innovative or unique styles of steamboat, offering ingredients that are different from the norm. Well, Charcoal Steamboat in Setapak has certainly sparked a lot […]

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Way Modern Chinois – unique contemporary Chinese cuisine

The dining scene in Damansara Heights received a unique boost recently with the opening of Way Modern Chinois.  A classy modern avant-garde restaurant, Way specializes in contemporary Chinese/Asian cuisine. Way means “unique” or “one and only” in Mandarin and this uniqueness starts from its entrance.  The entrance isn’t spotted easily, not unless you are looking […]

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Beijing Roasted Duck in Si Chuan Dou Hua, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

When I was in Beijing, I found out that their much-touted Beijing Duck was prepared and roasted in many different styles, and I mean really very different styles!  In fact, every restaurant has its own style and there are hundreds of such restaurants in Beijing! Back here in Kuala Lumpur, I’m sure the restaurants that […]

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Restoran Lucky, Ipoh – premium food at premium prices!

As a native of Ipoh, I know very well that good food can be found all over the town.  Not only is Ipoh famous for its “nga choy kai” (blanched bean sprouts with poached chicken), hor fun (rice noodles), chee cheong fun (steamed rice noodles) and salt-baked chicken, good seafood is also widely available and […]

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Celestial Court Sheraton Hong Kong – Cantonese cuisine at its best!

Celestial Court in Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers ranks as one of the best Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong.  Their award-winning dim sum is incredibly popular among discerning diners and if you take a look at their menu, you’ll understand why.  Deluxe ingredients such as jumbo scallops, sea urchin, lobster and Fukuoka pork are […]

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Xin Cuisine – divine dimsum for private dining

We all know that for an authentic dimsum experience, it should be all about selecting your favourites from piled-high baskets on trolleys and carts pushed around in the restaurant.  At least that’s how dimsum was enjoyed back in my hometown.  One of my favourite earliest childhood memories is going for “yum cha” in the wee […]

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A Super CNY Treat at Extra Super Tanker Restaurant!

Yeah, I know there’s more than one “super” in the title of this post.  But when it comes to Extra Super Tanker Restaurant, we’ve never had a bad meal there.  And that’s really saying something.  No matter how busy the restaurant is, our dining experiences there have always been pleasant and food quality maintained stringently […]

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Private Kitchen – flavoursome Chinese New Year Set Meal

The Year of the Horse will dawn in less than a month and weeks before this, restaurants have already concocted their special Chinese New Year feasts.  It’s always a busy never-ending feast during the lunar New Year celebrations. Private Kitchen in Damansara Uptown will be serving some special dishes at affordable pricing during the Chinese […]

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Ocean Shabu Shabu @ Seri Petaling

Almost every other evening now is wet and chilly.  The rain just won’t let up and on evenings when the sky opens up and pour torrents down, that’s the perfect time to have a steamboat dinner.  I enjoy steamboat for the simple method of cooking food at the table where meats, seafood and vegetables are […]

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All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum Feast at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Coming from Ipoh, a town famed for its delicious dim sum, it isn’t any wonder that I am a dim sum fan.  I practically grew up on yum-cha sessions in the many old-world dim sum shops that are a common sight in Ipoh.  The odd thing is that we “Ipoh Mali” folks have so much […]

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Comforting Dishes @ Lammeeya

Lammeeya has always been known for its popular “Lam Mee”(smooth yellow noodles cooked in a starchy broth) and other types of noodles.  Lunch hour at Lammeeya s always packed with diners slurping away at their Lam Mee, Prawn Noodles, Curry Mee, Chicken Kwayteow Soup and my favourite, their Chee Cheong Fun, served Ipoh-style. Not many […]

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Restaurant Lan Je, Kota Kemuning

From its humble beginnings in Rawang, Restaurant Lan Je which is famous for its delicious steamed tilapia, has now expanded to many parts of the Klang Valley (Balakong, Kota Damansara, Puchong, USJ Subang, to name a few), and its most recent one is in Kota Kemuning which opened for business in mid July 2013. Restaurant […]

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