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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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MIGF 2013 – Five Sen5es @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Continuing our tastings of the MIGF 2013 Festival Menus, we had a chance to check out what Chef Tan Tzaan Ling of Five Sen5es at The Westin Kuala Lumpur has to offer. We always enjoy the dining ambience in FiveSen5es with its classy hardwood tables, tasteful Chinese antiques blending against a backdrop of contemporary interior [...]

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The Best Prawn Mee in Kota Kemuning at Uncle Vincent’s!

The first thing I did was to taste the sambal that came with the bowl of Prawn Mee.  I could discern freshly-ground dried chillies (not the preservative-laden commercially produced type!), belacan and dried shrimps and laced with sweet fragrant pounded shallots.  Yes, that definitely passed my acid test. Next… the broth.  I scooped a whole [...]

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Restoran Boston Baru, Klang

Have you ever been to a restaurant at 5pm (for dinner) and wait for it to open?  This must be the only restaurant I have done something like that!  I have heard so much about this plac, the incredible crowds it draws and the ridiculous queues. So, one fine Saturday evening we were there at [...]

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Sandakan Food Trail (1)

Did you know that Sandakan is a great place for foodies?  Haha, I didn’t know that until I had a chance to visit this quaint town recently.  It’s actually the 2nd biggest town in Sabah and located at the north-eastern tip of the state.  Sandakan is actually very rich historically, with many places of interest [...]

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Lunar Luxuries at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Come 19 September 2013, the date of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, will you be doing a spot of moon worship and moon gazing?  If you are, well, why not do it in style with some of the exquisite mooncakes from Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur? Into its 3rd year of making and offering their special brand of [...]

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Boston Lobsters, Mooncakes & New Dim Sum – Di Wei @ Empire Subang

I think no one would ever say “No” to a lobster meal, seeing how this highly-prized crustacean is regarded as king and stands proudly at the top of the list of desired seafood.  Well, unless you are allergic to seafood, that is.  I was told lobsters are actually pretty healthy for the diet; it’s actually [...]

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