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VLADIMIR’S PLACE – a taste of Russian cuisine

Russian food is not something that’s widely available here. In fact, I’ve never tried much of Russian cuisine except for the well-known beef stroganoff and chicken kiev but merely eating those 2 dishes does not qualify one to say that one has tried Russian cuisine. It’s akin to declaring that you have eaten Chinese food […]

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

One of the highlights of my London trip a couple of months ago is my dinner at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Listed as No.7 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 coupled with Heston’s status as a celebrity chef, it isn’t surprising that bookings at this 2 Michelin-starred restaurant is almost always full months ahead. […]

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Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches @ Sea Park, Petaling Jaya

The Ultimate Tickle – that’s the name for Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches’ signature BBQ Ribs.  If you haven’t heard already, this porky joint in Sea Park Petaling Jaya has been making some waves in the neighbourhood for the past couple of months.  Amidst all the comedic and entertaining hog-related posters decorating the restaurant, the aroma […]

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Iberico Kitchen @ Ara Damansara

The Iberico pig is much revered for its quality meat. It is often referred to as the “wagyu equivalent” of pork. What wagyu is to beef, Iberico is to pork. The superior taste and texture of Iberico pork is a result of its unique metabolism. The pig is able to metabolise directly whatever they have […]

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Enorme @ PJ Centrestage

Right smack in the centre of the podium of PJ Centrestage is Enorme. You can’t miss it. Actually, I didn’t even know about this PJ Centrestage until someone told me about Enorme. Opened since last December, Enorme has been quietly dishing up simple Italian fares to its clientele. Basically it’s a pizza and pasta joint, […]

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Authentic Italian Delights at Uncle Chilli’s Bar & Restaurant by Chef Massimo Zampar

I first met Chef Massimo Zampar a couple of years ago when he was helming the kitchen of Neroteca. If there’s one memorable thing arising from that meal, it was the excellent tagliatellle which he made fresh and cooked it with the most delicious meaty sauce. It was such an exceptional dish that whenever I […]

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The Gallery @ TTDI Kuala Lumpur

You will be forgiven if you think The Gallery houses art pieces – many people think that too. Well, you aren’t half wrong as there ARE paintings inside this premise and they are for sale. But the core business of The Gallery is actually food. It’s a family-owned and family-run restaurant in Taman Tun Dr […]

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Beat your way to BEATO now!

Dry-aging beef is very time consuming and expensive, of course. During this process, the beef is hung in special temperature-controlled cabinets for 25-30 days. During this time, the beef will slowly dry out, resulting in meats which are superior in taste and tenderness. In the dry aging process, natural enzymes breaking up connective tissues result […]

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TOPSHELF’s New Menu

Having just returned from Paris and having tasted her food, I realise that we do have some pretty good French cooking offered in our local restaurants too. And affordable. Yes, very affordable, if compared to what’s paid in Paris. Of course the argument goes that it’s because our ringgit has depreciated tremendously and one should […]

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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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Epicuro – what to eat besides the famous pork chops

Epicuro remains one of the best dining treasures I discovered last year and it still remains firmly on my list of favourites. Its famed Pork Chops, created by Yugin has been raved over and over (and not only by me)… truth be told, I never fail to order that at Epicuro. However, Epicuro is not […]

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Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon heats up InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has just kicked off their World Celebrity Chef Series 2015 with the appearance of Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon, a top chef from South Korea.  For weeks, photos of the incredibly hot-looking Edward Kwon have been flooding my Facebook timeline.  It’s not surprising  his legion of fans go ga-ga over him with […]

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Bubblylicious Brunch @ El Cerdo

Sundays are meant for sleeping in and lazy meals. If you are one of those who live by this principle, then El Cerdo’s Sunday Bubblylicious Brunch will fit right in. And if you are a porky fan, this will even be more appealing as El Cerdo is well-known for their porcine repertoire. You can opt […]

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Boathouse @ TTDI Kuala Lumpur – food to rock your tummy & heart!

The first time I met Chef Yenni Law was at the media launch of her book “Meatology” (read my write-up here).  Of course Yenni was very busy during that event and we didn’t have much time to chat.  I sampled some of her dishes (from her cookbook) during the event and from what I tasted, […]

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Business Lunch Sets at Senja @ The Saujana Hotel

If you are in the vicinity of The Saujana Hotel , Klang, Shah Alam or even Petaling Jaya, and need a nice place for a business lunch, look no further.  Go to Senja, which is nestled in lush green surroundings at The Saujana Hotel.  It’s a beautiful place, believe me. The standalone restaurant is lovely […]

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