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 [...]

ARMADA HOTEL Petaling Jaya: OLD IS GOLD for Chinese New Year!

The Armada Hotel in Petaling Jaya is one of the oldest hotels around. Overlooking the Federal Highway, this stalwart hotel still stands valiant with its regular clientele despite being slightly overshadowed by bigger and newer competitors just an arm’s length away. I remember, many many years ago (like maybe 30?!), their Merchant Bar is the [...]

MYEONGDONG TOPOKKI – a quick fix for affordable Korean meals!

I love Korean food. And I usually satisfy the hansik cravings in restaurants where I can have everything and anything between bulgogi and bossam! That’s how most of the Korean restaurants operate here in Malaysia – they serve a whole wide range of Korean dishes under one roof. In Korea, most restaurants serve just their [...]