PRAWN DYNASTY @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa, Cheras

With a name like “Prawn Dynasty”, it’s clear what the speciality of this restaurant is. Serving plump fresh udang galah or freshwater prawns, otherwise known as “tai thau hah” in Cantonese, the restaurant sees a steady stream of prawn lovers strolling in. Although open for just a few months, word has already gotten out about […]


One of our favourite haunts in Kyoto is the Nishiki Market.  We love markets and never fail to visit one whenever we travel to any city.  The market is the life centre of locals and of course, visitors as well.  It’s easy to get to the Nishiki Market.  It’s just about 5 minutes’ walk from […]

My Favourite Spots in KYOTO, Japan

As the former imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto is a beautiful and interesting city in the Kansai region. As it was spared much bombing during World War II, much of the city’s ancient architectural sites and pre-war buildings are still standing today. Interestingly, Kyoto was removed from the atomic […]


On a recent trip to the mystical island of Langkawi, we had a chance to stay at Dani Beach Cottage. Yes, I always think of Langkawi as “mystical” – no other island has that impression on me. Maybe it’s all about the Mahsuri legend surrounding it, but every time I gaze at the island from […]

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at ZUAN YUAN, ONE WORLD HOTEL

“Gathered Elegance” is the theme for this year’s lunar new year celebrations at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant in One World Hotel. Aptly chosen – as since the restaurant’s massive makeover in end 2017, “elegant” is but one word to describe the restaurant. So, to welcome the Year of the Swine, why not have a sumptuous […]

This Chinese New Year, have a BLAST FROM THE PAST at RED @ Pullman KLCC

It’s my first time stepping into RED, the Chinese restaurant in Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre and like many first-timers here, I’m taken aback (in a good way) by its stunning setup. Its striking black and red theme is like a breath of intense fresh air, quite unlike the traditional oriental deco favoured by many […]

Celebrate “Year of Blooming Abundance” at HILTON PETALING JAYA

It’s the Chinese New Year season again and before long, the Year of the Pig will be ushered in with bouts of celebration. What better way to celebrate than to gather family and friends for some good makan sessions? In anticipation of this, the culinary team at Hilton Petaling Jaya is all geared up to […]

SEAFOOD WORLD @ Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya

Seafood lovers in Petaling Jaya – rejoice!  Seafood World, the latest restaurant from the Oriental Group is now open and holding court grandly at the Main Entrance of Plaza 33.  Its huge brightly-lit signboard beckons wickedly and once you step into its cool interior, you will be welcomed by rows of tanks housing live seafood […]


In Malaysia, nothing defines a celebration more than sitting down to a good meal with loved ones. With the upcoming lunar new year just round the corner, the Chinese are looking forward to welcoming the Year of the Pig with even greater gusto. With this in mind, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is all set with […]

Feast of Treasures for Chinese New Year @ NEW WORLD PETALING JAYA HOTEL

The New World Petaling Jaya Hotel may not have a Chinese restaurant but Executive Chef Joshua Er, Banquet Sous Chef Chai Chun Keong together with their culinary team are all set to serve Chinese festive dishes to usher in the Year of the Pig. For group booking, the hotel’s functions rooms will be the venue […]