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Mikan @ Damansara Perdana

Damansara Perdana is one place which I hardly venture out for food, although it is pretty near my office.  With its rapid development the past few years, dining places have mushroomed so much in this area that I can hardly keep up with it! Mikan Japanese Cuisine which used to be at Maju Junction, Kuala [...]

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Sunday Brunch at Kampachi @ Troika, Kuala Lumpur

Ever since Kampachi at Troika opened late last year, I had wanted to check out their Sunday brunch. (Read about my earlier dinner review here). They do serve the usual set meals as well as the more extravagant omakase meals but the Sunday brunch is something to look forward to if you are an ardent [...]

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Pampered by Ploy’s Special Selections

Chef Daniel Yong of Ploy tells me how he often has to go through meticulous food testings and tastings before finalizing a dish on their menu.  Thanks to the sterling food benchmark set by Datuk Jared Lim, owner of Ploy, you can be sure that every item listed on the menu has gone through much [...]

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Watami – a Grand Feast of Exciting New Dishes!

Watami Japanese Casual Dining Restaurant recently caused quite a stir in the dining scene when it introduced its new pork menu and on top of that, added 20 new dishes originating from Tokyo into its burgeoning grand menu.  The 20 dishes make up only a quarter of new additions to the existing menu available in [...]

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PLOY Specials 2013

We reviewed Ploy way back in August 2011, soon after it opened.  As a restaurant that prides itself in reinventing modern Japanese and Thai cuisines, it has tantalized many a taste bud since then.  Almost two years since it established its niche in Damansara Heights, its ultra-cool retro-chic interior still retains its charm while the [...]

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Dining at The Andaman, Langkawi

WARNING:  This is a food porn-centric post.   The Restaurant You see, the people at The Andaman stick to simplicity when it comes to naming their restaurants – there’s no need for any fancy names and there are not too many outlets in the resort.  So, why complicate things, right?  The all-day dining venue is [...]

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Yama & J – Fusion Sushi Buffet at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Jaya One was abound with excitement last week when Yama & J had a soft opening.  Colorful balloons were strung across the entrance and stairs leading up to the upper level (just above Starbucks) where the bar restaurant is located. With more than 27 years of Japanese culinary experience, mainly in the USA, Chef Yama [...]

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Genji @ The Hilton Petaling Jaya

Did you know that there was once a legendary nobleman back in good old feudal Japan known as  “Shining Genji”?  Well, I can’t blame you if you don’t because this legendary guy was famed for his appreciation and great passion for fine food, wine and lifestyle.  The namesake of this central character in the book [...]

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Sushi Tei @ SetiaWalk Puchong, Kuala Lumpur

With 7 outlets in Malaysia and many more in the region, Sushi Tei, a Singapore-based sushi restaurant is poised to delight more of their fans.  Their latest outlet in SetiaWalk Puchong reflects the same open-kitchen concept, conveyor belt offerings and spacious dining area. The extensive menu can be quite mind-boggling… you just have to zoom [...]

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Sunday Brunch at Hanare @ The Intermark, Kuala Lumpur

Generally, I am not a fan of buffets.  I prefer sit-down meals where I can order quality portions of food which are served freshly-cooked and piping hot from the kitchen and not having to go choose my dishes from endless lines of food served on buffet tables.  More often than not, those dishes have been [...]

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Kampachi @ The Troika, Kuala Lumpur

The popular phrase “The Rise of the Phoenix“ refers to something which makes a spectacular or miraculous comeback. The mythological phoenix is an immortal bird that bursts into flames when it dies and is reborn from its ashes. Kampachi has recently reopened in The Troika, Kuala Lumpur. I’m not alluding that phrase to this reopening [...]

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KyotoLab – Funky & Fun is the idea!

Almost everyone in town knows about The Pool. You know, that latest party place along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur where every groovy party thrower wants to host the most happening party, be it a birthday, anniversary, launch, hen’s night etc etc. It’s called The Pool because well, the pool is the central attraction there and [...]

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Menya Musashi is open at 1-Utama!

I confess: I am not a great fan of ramen, generally. I find that eating ramen (in many Japanese restaurants here) is akin to eating instant noodles. That’s why on any other day you won’t ever catch me in a ramen shop. Not much anyway. Not until I heard that Menya Musashi is opening right [...]

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Watami @ Pavilion

The very first time I stepped into Watami was at their 1-Utama outlet and that was for a hurried lunch. I had a bowl of ramen and I was good to go. I believe I do have some photos of that meal somewhere but I haven’t had a chance to blog about it. I told [...]

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PLOY – Work@Clearwater, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur

I like this line:  Be dazzled by Ploy.  No, I don’t mean “ploy” as in “a calculated action to frustrate an opponent”… but rather “Ploy” as in “gems” in the Thai language.  Yes, all that are glittery and dazzling are represented in Ploy… from the glitzy shimmering  cushions to the gem-cut facet motif on its [...]

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