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SOULed OUT Sri Harts – refreshed and rejuvenated!

I still remember the first time I stepped into SOULed OUT when they opened in Mont Kiara, way back in 1996.  I remember that little restaurant was perched on a small slope in that housing area.  I had met Michele Kwok and Fred Choo on a holiday trip earlier and when they started this cafe, […]

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Be Bold, be Prosperous this Chinese New Year with GUINNESS® at Grand Imperial restaurants

With less than a month to go before we usher in the Year of the Goat, have you planned where to head to for pre-CNY “sau koong” feasts as well as during the Chinese New Year? For months, restaurant chefs have been busy drawing up special menus for the upcoming celebrations. To crank up the […]

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My Culinary Experience in Le Cordon Bleu

With a history dating back to 1895, Le Cordon Bleu needs no introduction in the world of culinary arts. Its legendary reputation has placed it in a class of its own, globally recognised for its embodiment of the spirit of French cuisine and culture. To many in the culinary arts and restaurant management field, Le […]

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Celebrity Chef Rosalind Chan – Cake Designer Extraordinaire

When I met Celebrity Chef Rosalind Chan, she was not at all what I had imagined her to be.  With awards and accolades in the field of cake designing a mile long, you can’t blame me if I had thought her to be a formidable character.  Prior to interviewing her, of course I had done […]

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Bintang the Bear Charity Campaign with Starwood Kuala Lumpur Hotels

Starwood hotels in Kuala Lumpur are teaming up in a joint effort to raise much needed funds to financially support local children born with congenital heart defects. The initiative first mooted by Lé Meridien Kuala Lumpur saw great success in its first year in 2013. Since then, the hotel group decided to expand on the […]

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A Journey Through Time VIII @ Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

November promises to be an exciting month at Starhill Gallery.  A Journey Through Time is a signature event that’s held in this exciting shopping and dining venue.  This year marks the 8th time that this event is held and is touted to be the biggest one ever. For 8 days, from 21-28 November 2014, A […]

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Kampachi @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur: the return of “All Kansai Festival”

If you go up to the 6th floor of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur now, you won’t miss the colourful flags and decorations decking the section close to Tokyo Street.  Yes, it’s autumn now in Japan and there are many wonderful food offerings during this time of the year.  It’s no surprise that Kansai is known as […]

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INDULGE in TGV Cinemas, 1-Utama

Have you noticed the stylish purple and silver INDULGE in TGV Cinemas in 1-Utama?  It does look a bit “intimidating”, purely because the reception cum private ticketing counter looks so posh through the glass doors.  Step inside and you will be transported into a whole different world of cinema entertainment and impeccable dining.  There’s the […]

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The Fat Spoon Cookbook

Melissa and Michelle Pong are like two bubbly peas in a pod.  The 2 sisters are the cool owners of the Fat Spoon Cafe in Damansara Uptown, a quaint little cafe known for its quirky local favourites served with a twist.  It’s a cafe that’s only about 3 years old but the sisters’ creations, mostly inspired […]

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Marrakech Tea – it’s all about bonding Family with Food

So the long Hari Raya weekend has passed. Many are still on holiday for the whole week but for people like me, it’s back to work as usual. A good long weekend is always welcomed as it gives me a chance to do 2 very important things. One is to cook up a storm and […]

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Affordable Japanese Buffet at TAO @ Sunway Giza

Tao doesn’t really brand itself as a Japanese restaurant.  It prides itself in serving a variety of popular Asian cuisine, with Japanese influences in a major portion of its menu.  Its All-You-Can-Eat buffet is extremely popular and because it is one of the very few restaurants that offer this “all you can eat concept” for […]

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My Marrakech Tea

I love tea. All kinds of tea… Chinese, Japanese, English, bags and tins of them fill my kitchen larder. In the office, I have packets and sachets of green tea to keep the oxidants away. However, all those are going to take a back seat now because I’ve just discovered a whole new tea experience… […]

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Let’s Berbuka Puasa the “Juadah Kampung” way in Silka Cheras!

If you have been to the Cheras Sentral Mall, you would have noticed this brand new mid-size hotel adjacent to it, with a very stylish “Silka” logo heralding it. Yes, that’s the Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur, a value-led 319-guestroom hotel which is within 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Throughout the holy month of […]

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Authentic Ramadhan Delights at Hilton Petaling Jaya

I’ve always loved Paya Serai at Hilton Petaling Jaya for its excellent authentic Malay dishes on any day. It is one of the most established and popular hotel restaurant in Petaling Jaya. Now with Ramadhan and a new Executive Chef helming the kitchen, diners will be totally spoiled for choice by its magnificent Buka Puasa […]

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Buka Puasa “Aroma Semenanjung”-style at Cinnamon, One World Hotel

The Cinnamon Coffee House at One World Hotel is one of the busiest places ever, come Ramadhan.  I know, because I pass by the place very often and during Ramadhan, extra tables would be put out in the lower ground lobby area to accommodate the hordes of diners.  Well, you really can’t fault the enthusiasm, […]

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