COSMO Pro Air Purifier

When we were locked down during the pandemic, one of the most frequently used items at home was our air purifier.  It was switched on most of the time and it was so heavily used that it kinda wore off a few months ago. It was time to get a new and more efficient air […]

TOMMY THONGCHAI rocks at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Tommy Thongchai is an urban Bangkok Cafe located in Jaya One, which is a popular shopping and chilling-out complex in Petaling Jaya. With things coming back to almost-normal, Jaya One is fast regaining its regular crowd. Tommy Thongchai serves a good selection of western-Thai food on its menu. Popular Thai favourites like Pork Knuckle Rice, […]

XFRENS Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam

The brand “XFrens” refers to a chain of popular restaurants located in Kemuning Utama, Subang, Puchong and Setia Alam. Yes, they are popular – I have seen the queues, especially during peak hours. Their repertoire of dishes are mainly the kind of comfort food served in local “dai chow” and Chinese restaurants, as what we […]


In 2020 and 2021, Hari Raya was miserable and not celebrated the way it should be – ie balik kampung and bonding with families and loved ones, no thanks to the various lockdowns during the pandemic. This year, finally – the situation has improved and there’s actually light at the end of this long dark […]

YUAN ROOM @ 1Utama Shopping Centre

As the latest addition to the Oriental Restaurants Group, Yuan Room has certainly made its presence felt at this popular shopping mall in Bandar Utama.  Occupying a prime lot facing the main entrance to the mall, you can’t miss it.  Unlike most of the other Oriental restaurants, Yuan Room’s dining space is not all that […]

ORIGIN Pillows Review

For quite some time now I have often woke up in the morning with a stiff neck.  No matter what sleeping position I engaged, the stiffness by the side of my neck would take many rounds of stretching and massaging before I can feel some form of relief. I’ve tried raising my pillow and even […]

Chinese New Year Festivities at PULLMAN KLCC

The Year of the Tiger is about to roar in – have you planned your festive gatherings yet? With safety SOPs in mind and diligence in practising them, this year, dining out is allowed but do choose a venue that responsibly enforces the necessary health safety measures. Pullman KLCC is one of those establishments which […]


The Year of the Tiger will be here soon enough – are you bold enough to tackle the new year?  “Fortune favours the Bold” is the theme for Toh Tuen Chinese Restaurant for 2022.  In preparation for the coming celebrations, Hilton PJ’s culinary team has curated 3 different set menus priced between RM168nett – RM218 […]


Happy Reunion does not only mean the Reunion Dinner on Eve of Chinese New Year – it refers to any get-together with loved ones & family during the upcoming Lunar New Year.  Therefore, from now until 15 February 2022, get ready for some festive gatherings at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant in One World Hotel, Petaling […]


With less restrictive processes now for the celebration of Chinese New Year, families and friends can get together but still practising strict SOPs, the coming festive period is indeed something to look forward to. Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant at the Putrajaya Marriott Hotel is a good choice due to its spacious elegant setup.  With Executive […]

Vegetable Curry Dip with Refried U.S. Pinto Beans

The speckled pinto bean is not only nutritious but very versatile for cooking. Rich in protein, it also contains phosphorus and manganese and is very high in dietary fibre and folate. These mashed and refried pinto beans are a life-saver for busy people. Personally, my family love the dips I make with these refried beans, […]

DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya

It is commendable that even during this challenging pandemic period, the very first DoubleTree by Hilton in Putrajaya was opened just more than a month ago.  The launch of this resort during this time is a testament to the commitment of Hilton to establish its presence in new destinations across the country and our administrative […]