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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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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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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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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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Good Friends Cafe, Subang Jaya

With such a simplistic name, the vision behind this place is crystal clear. Obviously the owners want it to be a place where good friends (and family) can gather to enjoy simple honest meals that won’t bust your wallet. Food served here has a “homey” feel and the chefs are geared and passionate about cooking […]

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Premium Steamboat at YeZi @ The Roof

I think steamboat is a very Chinese thing. Well, at least here in the Klang Valley, it is. Most of the flourishing steamboat restaurants are filled to capacity, with mainly Chinese diners. We Chinese seem to love cooking our food in boiling broth and then slurping up the soup later. I love steamboat for that […]

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Lam’s Kitchen – a gem in Bukit Jelutong

The folks in Bukit Jelutong are a lucky lot.  With Lam’s Kitchen housed in the neighbourhood mall dishing out delectable food, they certainly have it good, as far as family and casual dining is concerned.  Located just next to Jaya Grocer’s, the simple set-up does not undermine the delicious food coming out from the kitchen. […]

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Unique Seafood @ Kota Damansara

Live seafood swimming in tanks may seem squeamish to some but at Unique Seafood, that’s the only way to serve it.  Freshness is their top priority.  “From the tank to the table” seems to be their motto and seafood lovers can’t be happier. Unique Seafood is one of the earliest restaurants to venture into this […]

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Leng Loong Seafood Restaurant – where Lenggong favourites abound!

This no-frills restaurant serves simple home-style dishes, leaning more towards Kong Sai (or “Kong Xi”) flavours. Its location in Taman Equine may seem a bit off-the-beaten-track but it’s actually fairly easy to get there, coming from the Kesas Highway. The chef is from Lenggong, a little town in northern Perak with a major community of […]

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Blossoms of Fortune for Chinese New Year at Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel

There’s a change in command in the kitchen of Zuan Yuan these days. Chef Heng Sze Hooi, Assistant Chinese Chef together with his team have come up with some delectable dishes for the Chinese New Year, which is just days away. I must say that’s a very refreshing change and things are looking good there. […]

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Have A Teochew Feast at Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant this Chinese New Year

I’ve always liked Teochew cuisine. Teochew dishes tend to be kinder on the palate and stomach due to the gentler cooking methods. Signature Teochew dishes are often prepared over a slow fire, stewed, steamed or just simply sti-fried. Oh, they also do their pickles perfectly.  Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant is one of those restaurants […]

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in style at Noble Mansion, Plaza 33 Petaling Jaya

The name itself speaks volumes.  Noble Mansion – arguably one of the Oriental Group of Restaurants’ most stylish outlets.  Not only is the décor impressive, the whole ambience reminds one of a traditional mansion given an elegant modern twist.  This is also where Executive Chef Justin Hor unleashes his creative flair in the repertoire of […]

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Gourmet Indulgences for Chinese New Year at Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Every year, restaurants vie with each other to come up with innovative ideas for Yee Sang.  So far this year, I’ve tasted a gamut of ingredients in yee sang, from the common salmon to Australian lobster, soft shell crabs and even grilled lamb. In Chynna at Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Chinese Executive Chef Lam Hock Hin […]

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at Ee Cuisine, Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

Weeks before the Chinese New Year, the feasting has already begun.  Now it’s the week before the big celebration, the feasting is now in almost full gear, as can be seen by the packed restaurants around town.  Many companies are holding appreciation feasts for staff and customers… you know, the traditional “sau koong” meals.  And […]

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