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Afternoon Tea @ 1885, The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

So where would you go, in Penang, if you wish to have a quiet tête à tête with your best friend over a traditional English Afternoon Tea?  Why … to 1885, of course. 1885 – named for the year that The Eastern & Oriental (The E&O) Hotel was established, is a classic colonial-style dining venue [...]

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Frangipani @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

The name Frangipani is not unfamiliar to many diners, especially those who love frequenting restaurants in the Changkat Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur.  Frangipani has stood its ground there for more than 11 years and has always prided itself for its French-inspired offerings.  That was the direction in Frangipani’s first decade. Moving into its [...]

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Chambers Bar & Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

After months of refurbishment, the Hilton Kuala Lumpur recently unveiled its brand new Chambers Bar & Grill located on the lobby floor of the hotel. Entering the premise, we were bowled over by the sleek lines of its decor.  It seems like everything in Chambers is shiny and reflective – right from its intertwined double-C [...]

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MIGF 2013: Grill 582 at Best Western Premier Dua Sentral

The Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is already well in progress, having started on 1 October 2013.  Diners have the rest of this month to enjoy the special festival menus offered by the participating restaurants. When we first dined in Grill 582 at Best Western Premier Dua Sentral a few months back, we loved the [...]

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Kuala Lumpur Restaurant Week: Opus Bistro @ Bangkung, Bangsar

October is set to be a tremendously exciting month as far as Food is concerned.  I think gourmets, gourmands, gluttons and all who are enamoured with food will welcome October with wide open arms and stomachs.  There’s Oktoberfest, the MIGF 2013 and then there’s the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Restaurant Week! From 4-11 October 2013, more [...]

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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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Topshelf @ TTDI

Located in the quieter part of Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Topshelf has been dishing out popular French and Italian dishes to discerning customers. Helmed by the dashing Chef Christopher Yee and partnered by the charming Hairenna Othman, this unassuming restaurant has been around for almost two years. Trained in French cooking in Europe, Chef Yee [...]

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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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Maison Francaise – be totally pampered by its Sunday Brunch!

Maison Francaise is one of those gem of a restaurant which, when you step into it, you immediately feel a rush of well-being, awe and comfort, all at once.  Tucked in an almost secluded spot on a road very less-travelled (at least, for me… in fact, I didn’t even know such a road existed!) this [...]

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Mediteca – Mediterranean Wine, Deli & Tapas Bar, Kuala Lumpur

When I heard that Mediteca has introduced a pork-friendly Mediterranean menu recently, I knew it’s time to check it out.  “Pork-friendly” certainly sounds like music to the ears of porcine lovers and it was also incentive enough for me to brave the infamous city traffic crawls for dinner there recently.  Mediteca is located right in [...]

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Maliqa Mediterranean Cuisine @ Plaza Damansara

The first thing you that will strike you, when you step into Maliqa, is its “big” eclectic presence.  Everything, from the tables, chairs, wall colors, knick-knacks, pictures, wall hangings, carpets… they all scream “diversity at its best” because nothing matches anything.  Every piece of item is ornate and unique in its own identity and therein [...]

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Sweet Specials at NOSH, Bangsar

The thing with us Malaysians is that many of us love our desserts and we often want to stuff as many varieties as possible.  It is not uncommon then to see diners often ordering several types and sharing them among themselves. Ann Lee of Nosh understands this penchant perfectly.  That is why she has come [...]

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Millesime @ Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur

I have heard much about Millesime at Menara Kencana Petroleum – the kitchen of which was set up by Chef Max Chin and it’s his favourite playground where he cooked whatever he felt like it for the day, a la “Private Kitchen” style.  There was no structured menu and diners just have to sit down [...]

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Chef Alessandro’s 1st Anniversary Celebration Menu at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

 The romantic & cosy ambience of the trattoria-styled Villa Danieli It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we welcomed Chef Alessandro Graziosi to Villa Danieli.  I still remember when we were invited to try Chef Alessandro’s new menu sometime in early April last year.  It is now almost a year since he [...]

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Bondi Junction @ Setia Walk, Puchong

Now that most of my Chinese New Year reviews have been tackled, it’s time to talk about some non-Chinese food.  If you are tired of gorging on braised sea cucumbers, roast pork, steamed chicken and such… well, some simple western-style dishes could be just the answer to your jaded tongue. Bondi Junction @ Setia Walk, [...]

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