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SASAGAWA – Authentic Kaiseki Cuisine

Opened for almost 3 months, Sasagawa took over the premise which used to be Makishima within the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. Some changes have been made to the interior decor. Holding court in the centre now is a huge pot of bonsai held high in a stone pond with flooring marked in centric circles creating a mesmerising effect. This is further enhanced by interesting wooden lattice dividers along the long corridor leading to private dining space. Clever light effects from the … [Read more...]

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Private dining @ HUNGRY MARIO

Driven by passion and a great love for food, Sim Hon Sing decided to quit the corporate world and succumbed to his dream of living a culinary lifestyle fulltime. Together with his lovely wife, Magarita, both of them have opened up their gorgeous house to welcome guests who wish to experience private dining on a personal level. A self-taught chef, Hon Sing was introduced to the world of cooking by none other than his mother. As a kid, he used to love watching and helping his mother cook up … [Read more...]

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Mooncakes Galore & Special Mid Autumn Festival Dishes @ TAI THONG

Months and months before this, Master Chef Yiu Wing Keung together with his culinary team sat down with their creative chef hats to brainstorm and create the new flavours of mooncakes for the year. Every year Tai Thong Restaurants pride themselves with several new flavours to entice their customers. While maintaining the evergreen traditional ones, the new flavours for the year are always anticipated with great interest. This year Tai Thong Restaurants are introducing 4 new flavours which … [Read more...]

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Mid Autumn Mooncake Delicacies @ EASTIN HOTEL Petaling Jaya

“Healthy” is the buzz word for mooncakes offered in Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. Yes, healthier new fillings are in store. I was intrigued by their culinary team’s creativity in coming up with fillings such as Red Dates, 6 Coarse Grains, Green Tea, Sweet Potatoes and Ginger Tea. The other piece of good news is that, to avoid over-indulgence, these new creations are made in “mini” sizes at RM13 each (except the Musang King durian paste filling which is at RM19). In case you are wondering – … [Read more...]

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Halal-certified “Jewels of Mid Autumn” @ DORSETT GRAND SUBANG

Without fail, every year I see restaurants and hotels try to out-do each other when it comes to Mooncakes for the Mid Autumn celebration. Some creations can be deliciously innovative while some are outlandish, to say the least. Then there are also the purist establishments which stick to tradition and produce only what’s been enjoyed repeatedly over the years. After all, what’s good for our parents and grandparents should still be good now after so many years. The Dorsett Grand Subang is … [Read more...]

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Mid Autumn Treasures from Toh Yuen @ Hilton Petaling Jaya

Besides the Lunar New Year, another major festival when the Chinese celebrate a reunion of sorts is the Mid-Autumn Festival. Although very much now a commercial affair (which festival here is not?), the Mid-Autumn Festival remains a celebration steeped in tradition for many. As a kid growing up in Ipoh all those years ago, I remember I’ve always looked forward to the Mid-Autumn Festival, aka Mooncake Festival as that’s one occasion when we would have so much food placed on an outdoor table, as … [Read more...]

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CLUB MED CHERATING BEACH, Kuantan, Pahang

The name “Club Med” is pretty much a well-known brand where holiday resorts are concerned. Their best-selling factor is the all-inclusive food, accommodation and activities package in a luxurious idyllic setting. Everything is taken care of, the moment you step into a Club Med and that’s exactly what a perfect holiday should be! The sole Club Med here in Malaysia is located in Cherating, Pahang. Club Med Cherating Beach is nestled on a perfect spot: between a lush tropical forest on one … [Read more...]

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Honda City Bloggers Drive – checking out the ALL-NEW HONDA CITY!

The very first car I owned, way back in the 1980’s was a Honda. It was a white 2nd generation hatchback Civic and I still can remember how thrilled I was when I took my first drive in my first car. Years later, I bought another Honda Civic which I absolutely loved and I kept it for more than 5 years before changing it for a Honda CRV. So you see, Honda and I went a long way and I have good sentiments about this brand. So when I was invited to participate in a special drive event for the … [Read more...]

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Savour the Selera Malaysia Buffet at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur this Ramadhan

Gobo Chit Chat is all set offer its patrons a delicious Selera Malaysia Buffet during this Ramadhan - a time when Malaysians gather with families and friends. The buffet dinner is available from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily. The layout of the food counters is very conducive for a leisurely meal. The curries section is very popular with their authentic fares: beef rendang, chicken curry and gorgeous nasi briyani. There’s also a Seafood Grilling station where fresh fish, tiger … [Read more...]

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IPPUDO – have you tried their Grand Menu 2015?

Do you know that IPPUDO Malaysia refreshes its menu annually? Yes, new items are introduced every year, in line with founder Shigemi Kawahara’s philosophy to continuously innovate to remain true and relevant. Kawahara-san is always reinventing and redefining recipes of his ramen - something that emerged more than 300 years ago! Starting this month, new creations have been added to the menus of IPPUDO in Pavilion KL and The Gardens Mall. The new items are based on customer feedback and … [Read more...]