We were intrigued by this huge brown ball hanging at the entrance of Kampachi in Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya. It stands on ceremony under its own “roof” and from far, it looked like some kind of hive. This is what they call a “sugidama” or sake ball made out of cedar twigs, a traditional sign [...]
After an extensive and intensive 2-month refurbishment, the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur proudly unveiled its stunning and stylish Tao Chinese Cuisine recently. The makeover of this Chinese restaurant included an overall change in concept and dining experience, a cohesive mix of traditional and contemporary elements. It felt like dining in a peach blossom garden! “Tao” is [...]
Michael Saxon, the CEO of the Delicious Group and Director of Hospitality & Lifestyle for E&O Berhad is the author of “Chef’s Tale” – a book he wrote with the purpose of providing a journal of the 30 years he has been in the hospitality industry with the hope that it would help young and [...]
Wow. I love my new “home” It’s amazing how attached one can get to one’s blog. I mean, this blog here has been my baby for more than 3 years. It’s just like nurturing a child, from birth… seeing how it slowly took off… those first uncertain steps, fumbling, groping in the dark, trying to [...]
Gong Xi Gong Xi!or…Koong Hei Koong Hei! May the Year of the hoppity Rabbit bring you much abundance… health, happiness, prosperity and yumminess!
Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s a toast to a fabulous 2011 ahead – the start of another decade. I wish you all good things for the new year – joy, health and fulfillment in every way Personally, I feel nothing beats the love and warmth of family and good friends… a meal shared in the [...]
It’s the final week for the year. Where did my 2010 go?? I honestly can’t believe the year has just flown by and 2011 will be dawning in a few days’ time. It’s good to be on leave during this time. And half the week is gone already. It’s nice not having to be up [...]
With all the heavy hardcore eating during this festive season, what would be a most refreshing and light dessert? After a heavy meal, the last thing I’d want is another rich and heavy sweet. What comes to mind (and desire) is the brand new Magnolia Sherbet. Magnolia Sherbet: Think “refreshing”, think “nutritious fruity”, think “tantalising”, [...]
If you are in the Taman Tun Dr Ismail neighbourhood and would like to have a drink, chill out with friends in a friendly casual bar/restaurant, give D Legends Bar a try. Newly set up some months ago by a group of buddies, the outlet is run with Hans at the helm – a cheerful [...]
Can we have some more cake, please? Yes, that was what my colleagues asked me this morning, after they have tasted this Crazy Nuts Cake which I made last night… A simple soft moist chocolate cake, coated with more chocolate and sprinkled with caramelized hazelnuts and almonds… The texture looked a bit dense here because [...]
This is a first. Yes, this is my very first post on Korean food. It’s not that I don’t like Korean food. I was not really passionate about it but LL has done his best to try and change that. Yes, he’s very much into Korean stuff (like most youngsters his age!) ~ like K-Pop and of [...]
When we first moved to Kota Kemuning more than 3 years ago, it was still a relatively quiet and peaceful suburb. We love it for the tree-lined wide roads that were a breeze to drive on. Everywhere you turn, there are matured trees and lush greenery. The commercial area in the Anggerik Vanilla precinct wasn’t [...]
This is how my rascal lil dog, Koji, sleeps! He must think my bedroom slippers are the best pillows in the world!
It’s about time I did something. Change the outfit from the old boring one to something more contemporary, eh! Blogger’s new themes are pretty cool – so many combinations of templates and backgrounds! I like my greens and cyans … restful shades that don’t tax the eyes too much. The whole thing doesn’t reflect food [...]