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Craving for Balitong? Check out Tian Lee @ Port Klang

Are you a fan of balitong? Balitong – or “siput sedut” in Malay is an edible sea snail usually cooked in a spicy sauce or with coconut milk in “masak lemak” style. You either love it or hate it.  Those who love it know the “art” of sucking out the chewy snail from the right end [...]

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Crabbing at Kali Little Restaurant, Pandamaran, Port Klang

This place doesn’t need any more publicity, nor any introduction, especially among crab lovers.  Crab lovers from far and wide make a beeline to this humble looking restaurant every night – the place is packed all the time.  During weekends diners hog the tables as early as 5pm and if you go after 7pm, you [...]

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Chambers Bar & Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

After months of refurbishment, the Hilton Kuala Lumpur recently unveiled its brand new Chambers Bar & Grill located on the lobby floor of the hotel. Entering the premise, we were bowled over by the sleek lines of its decor.  It seems like everything in Chambers is shiny and reflective – right from its intertwined double-C [...]

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Sandakan Food Trail (1)

Did you know that Sandakan is a great place for foodies?  Haha, I didn’t know that until I had a chance to visit this quaint town recently.  It’s actually the 2nd biggest town in Sabah and located at the north-eastern tip of the state.  Sandakan is actually very rich historically, with many places of interest [...]

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Boston Lobsters, Mooncakes & New Dim Sum – Di Wei @ Empire Subang

I think no one would ever say “No” to a lobster meal, seeing how this highly-prized crustacean is regarded as king and stands proudly at the top of the list of desired seafood.  Well, unless you are allergic to seafood, that is.  I was told lobsters are actually pretty healthy for the diet; it’s actually [...]

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Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot, Sg Buloh New Village

I love steamboats.  Or rather, now the fashionable new term is “hotpot” – that sounds more appropriate?  Anyway, whether it’s good old-fashioned “steamboat” or funky “hotpot”, I always enjoy it because it’s simple and nutritious and I love soups.  So, when I was invited to check out Xiao Lao Wang Hotpot, even though it’s all [...]

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Jala @ The Andaman, Langkawi

The first time I set eyes on Jala Restaurant, it took my breath away. I have never seen a restaurant like it before. Picture this: tables and chairs all laid out and set with elegant cutlery, complete with sparkling wine glasses and all around it is open… there are no walls (walls are kept to [...]

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Fish Farm Thai Restaurant, Ampang

The official name of this place is Fish Farm Thai Restaurant but many reviews and posts have added an extra “Vegetables“ in front of it, hence your Google search on this place will pop it up as “Vegetables Fish Farm Thai Restaurant”.  That’s really a more apt name because there are sprawling vegetables plots in [...]

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Braised Abalone & Fish Maw at Di Wei, Empire Subang Hotel

When I was a kid, “Yue Chi Lou Fan” was something that I could only dream about.  It was way beyond our means.  Literally translated, that means “braised shark’s fins mixed with rice” – a term that denotes abundant and decadent dining as only the very rich can afford shark’s fins.  Of course back then, [...]

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Hairy Crabs indulgence at Elegant Inn

I was told that the hairy crabs from the famed Lake Tai in Suzhou, China this year were a bit late maturing, hence the season for hairy crabs started later and naturally, will end later too. That is why, even now, hairy crabs are delighting diners in restaurants like Elegant Inn and they are available [...]

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Chef Jacky Lim’s Crab Delights at Tai Thong

If you are an avid fan of tv culinary shows, you may have caught an episode or two of the “Crazy for Crabs” series on Astro Wah Lai Toi (Channel 311) every Satuday at 9.30pm. I caught an episode of this “crabby” show recently when the Tai Thong Restaurants showcased their “Crazy for Crabs” promotion at [...]

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Super Crab Aroma Seafood Restaurant

I called ahead to book a table AND the crabs but was told that their stocks of crabs will only be arriving at about 6pm that day.  Anyhow, I took the risk of a crab-less dinner and made my way to Super Crab Aroma Seafood Restaurant (what a name!). We reached there pretty early in [...]

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Hai Jing Seafood, Kg Jawa

I love eating at places which are off the beaten track. It’s always exciting to check out a new place, at the most obscure of places and then discover the food there is not bad at all. I’ve been passing by this simple and basic looking restaurant for many months now, on my way to [...]

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Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner @ The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The Norwegian Embassy hosts a Seafood Gala Dinner annually in conjunction with the Malaysian Norwegian Business Council (MNBC) Innovation Award.  This award is given to an outstanding member of the council to acknowledge its excellent performance.  I was privileged enough to be invited to this gala dinner recently, which was held at the Mandarin Oriental [...]

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No Signboard Seafood

Where is your favourite Chilli Crabs place in Singapore? There has been so much hoo-ha recently over CNN’s Top 50 Most Delicious Food in the World and this so-called almost-national Singaporean dish ranked 35th in that list. The East Coast Seafood Centre houses numerous restaurants along the stretch facing the sea.  Restaurants with names like [...]

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