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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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FUZIO Bar & Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Located in the quieter part of Changkat Bukit Bintang, just behind the busy main thoroughfare, Fuzio’s facade commands more than a second glance. The slender vertical beams in its exterior design, coupled with a wooden panel with hanging potted plants, emblazoning its cuisine, lend a rustic charm to the whole setup. Upon stepping through its double glass doors, the interior exudes a cosy warmth. The raw-grained wooden tables, assorted eclectic paintings, mosaic walls, warm lightings all … [Read more...]

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Olive Garden @ Mid Valley MegaMall – hearty Italian fares

Malaysia has recently joined the list of locations of Olive Garden, a chain of Italian restaurants originating from the USA. Operated by the Secret Recipe Group here, Olive Garden is housed inside MidValley Mega Mall. The restaurant adopts a casual dining concept with its tiled floor, stone-clad pillars and wooden beams across the ceiling. The earth tones exude a sense of cosy warmth and somehow the booth seating on one side of the restaurant reminds me of an American diner. The menu shows … [Read more...]

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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, with some antipasti and mains thrown in. Oh, it also has a Brunch menu. “Enorme” is enormous in Italian and the inspiration for this chosen name lies in the … [Read more...]

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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 think of pasta, especially tagliatelIe, Chef Zampar’s creation would always be my benchmark. So, imagine my delight when recently I was invited to check out some authentic Italian … [Read more...]