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URBAN @ Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur – Executive Set Lunches at RM50nett per person

I have not been back to Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur for the longest time and recently when I was there to check out their Executive Set Lunches, the hotel still looked the same. It’s as if time has stood still. The same elaborate Malay “palatial” style still dominated the decor – after all, it IS called Hotel Istana. Ornate carved wooden furniture, intricate floorworks, arched walkways and heavy chintz drapes dictated the theme, reminiscent of regal Malay palaces. Therefore it was quite … [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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CEDAR on 15 @ Hotel Impiana KLCC

A view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline while dining is always a high selling point in any restaurant that’s able to accommodate that. Sometimes, that view sells more than the restaurant’s food. Typically, such dining places are bound to be very popular and may be very crowded. Cedar on 15 at the Hotel Impiana KLCC offers a great view of the Twin Towers and its surroundings and its spacious elegant setup is definitely a bonus. Matched against warm earthy tones in the walls and flooring, tables … [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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Unagi Treat at IKETERU, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Unagi is a summertime delicacy in Japan.  This is the time when the eels get really fat and their meat become more tender as there’s more fat marbling.  From now until 31 July 2015, Iketeru at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is bringing in these luscious unagi from the Miyazaki prefecture of Kyushu Island in Japan, a place renowned for their premium catch. Supplies come in twice a week, so you can be sure the unagi are totally fresh, practically from sea to plate, a concept favoured by … [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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Ramadhan Selera Kampung in PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

After a long day of fasting, there’s nothing more welcoming than breaking the fast with a bowl of steaming delicious rice porridge. Besides the traditional Bubur Lambuk, this year the chefs at Chatz Brasserie are cooking 18 types of porridge for their Ramadhan Selera Kampung. The clay pots are all lined up in one corner - lift the lids and you will be greeted with the lovely aromas of lobster porridge, bubur menguh Bali, bubur isi ketam and a whole lot more. Malaysian kampung cuisine … [Read more...]

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A Traditional Ramadhan Feast at Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

It’s that time of the year again. Yes, the holy month of Ramadhan is upon us. This time round, Latest Recipe at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur will feature traditional dishes from various states in Malaysia. The repertoire of authentic Malay dishes is presented by Executive Sous Chef Budiman Bistari and his team. Born and bred in Kedah, Chef Budiman is excited to have guests taste his specialities like Laksa Utara, Rendang Tok and Gulai Ikan. Inspired and influenced by his mother, Chef … [Read more...]