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MIDO Korean BBQ Restaurant, SS2 Petaling Jaya

Don’t be intimidated by the double-barrel ancient-looking thick wooden door which guards the entrance to Mido - latest Korean restaurant that’s opened in SS2 Petaling Jaya. The exposed brick walls on both sides of the door reinforce the traditional ancient slant of Mido’s facade, as designed by one of its owners, Joseph Lee. Push open the wooden doors - it’s like stepping into a traditional Korean house with warm brown tones everywhere. Bamboo blinds, Korean masks and other knick-knacks … [Read more...]

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Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon heats up InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has just kicked off their World Celebrity Chef Series 2015 with the appearance of Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon, a top chef from South Korea.  For weeks, photos of the incredibly hot-looking Edward Kwon have been flooding my Facebook timeline.  It’s not surprising  his legion of fans go ga-ga over him with many of them expressing their adoration and support in social media. So when I received an invitation from the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur to meet him … [Read more...]

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Ippudo @ Bangsar Shopping Centre: it’s not all about ramen

Mention the name “Ippudo” to any Japanese food lover and immediately the response is likely to be “oh, famous for ramen!”  Well, that’s true, of course, as the founder of Ippudo, the charismatic Shigemi Kawahara is known as the “Ramen King” in Japan.  When Kawahara-san started Ippudo way back in 1985, he created ramen which personified his philosophy and vision.  His innovative “Tao” or way with ramen took on many revolutions and improvements.  From a 300 year-old invention, Kawahara-san’s … [Read more...]

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Bulgogi Brothers stir up a Burger Revolution!

The burger craze had its run last year in the Klang Valley. Burger joints were popping up a dime a dozen; everyone was jumping onto the hot bandwagon and the Klang Valley folks were spoilt for choices.  Not only were the outlets competing ferociously with each other, the playing field was littered with enthusiastic food reviewers who were battling each other to see who could win the crown of being the “burger king” or “burger queen”! I stayed away from the battle field. Simply because I’m not … [Read more...]

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Haechi Korean Restaurant, Kota Kemuning – BBQ and More!

There are several Korean restaurants in Kota Kemuning but so far, our favourite is Haechi. As the name suggests, this Korean restaurant serves BBQ and we have been going there many times for our favourite BBQs. Haechi may not be very visible from the road as it is tucked away on the 1st floor of the shoplot they occupy.  It is owned by a very pleasant and friendly Korean couple, known simply as Mr & Mrs Lee who have made Malaysia their home some years ago.  The restaurant is bright … [Read more...]

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Bulgogi Brothers, e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Do you know where the first Bulgogi Brothers restaurant is located in Korea? Why, where else but in Gangnam! Yes, everyone knows where Gangnam is now, thanks to Psy. The 1st Bulgogi Brothers restaurant was opened in 2006 in Gangnam, south of Seoul. From there, it mushroomed to 46 outlets all over South Korea including 1 in Canada and 4 in the Philippines. It’s no wonder then that this quintessential Korean restaurant has gained an almost cult-like status in Korea. So, what is Bulgogi? It … [Read more...]