POISON APPLE, Bandar Sunway

The small round red Hobbit door at the small round entrance of Poison Apple is misleading. Once you step through the dwarf entrance into Poison Apple, the interior is pretty big. A wishing well adorned with bright red apples and swirling “mists” greets me, very Insta-worthy and a favourite spot for photos. The mystical wishing […]

Sunday Japanese Buffet Lunch – KAMPACHI @ EQKL

When I first moved to Kuala Lumpur back in the early 1980’s, there weren’t that many Japanese restaurants in the city. But one name stood out whenever good Japanese food was sought: KAMPACHI. Back then, this well-established was housed at the Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur and it’s always a special treat for me whenever I […]

New Menu at FIVE SEN5ES by Chef Ron Lean

Recently The Westin Kuala Lumpur welcomed a new chef to their stable – Chef Ron Lean Wen Seng as the Chef De Cuisine in Five Sen5es, their Chinese specialty restaurant. I was thrilled to be invited to a tasting of Chef Ron’s maiden food presentation to the media. The youthful-looking amiable chef, a Perak native, […]

45 SPEAK VEZY BAR @ Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur

At 45 Kamunting, time stands still.  Or so it seems. Taking after the address, 45 Speak Vezy Bar is a casual laidback joint in Jalan Kamunting in downtown Kuala Lumpur. Amidst taller, newer buildings in the area, this 1928 pre-war house at the corner of an alley stands its ground. Framed with potted leafy plants, […]


There’s always something delicious going on at Prego, the Italian restaurant of The Westin Kuala Lumpur. This is partly due to the fact that its large open kitchen is right there at the centre and everything the chefs do can be observed by the diners. Another reason is because Chef Marco De Cecco is so […]


Taking advantage of a long weekend recently, we had an opportunity to enjoy a staycation at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. It’s not often that we do a hotel stay in the city on a weekend as on most weekends, we are either out of town or are tied up with domestic activities at home. Located […]

RYOSHI IZAKAYA SIGNATURE @ Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya

Since its official opening a few months ago, Ryoshi Izakaya Signature at the Atria Shopping Gallery has been drawing the crowds and steadily expanding its menu. In fact, its menu is one of the most extensive ones I’ve come across. It’s almost like a mini Japan in there, listing most of the popular Japanese food […]


Matsusaka. Miyazaki. Nishiawa. Wagyu. Beef lovers would recognize these sweet-sounding names. There’s good news for serious beef lovers – from now until 31 October 2019, these premium beef are available to Genji, the award-winning Japanese restaurant in Hilton Petaling Jaya. Discerning diners will get to savour these 4 types of Japanese Premium Beef, halal and […]

LE SENSE: Dim Sum on another level

Where should I start about the best Dim Sum experience I’ve just had? No, it wasn’t in any high-class Michelin-starred restaurant nor any 5-star hotel in the big city. It was in this modest restaurant in a row of nondescript shophouses like most shophouses around here are and this was in a quiet enclave in […]

MEAT THE PORKERS @ their New Abode: Plaza Damansara, Bkt Damansara

After about 3 years in Solaris Publika area, Meat the Porkers, the Home of Porky Indian Cuisine has recently moved to a bigger better space in Plaza Damansara in Bukit Damansara. About time too, as the piggies need more space and this new premise is definitely a much better playground. Located on the 1st floor […]

“A Joint Culinary Journey of 88 Years” @ ORIENTAL GROUP OF RESTAURANTS

88 years – this figure refers to the combined number of years of culinary experience of both Chef Justin Hor and Chef Jacky Lam in the food industry. That sets the premise for this year’s culinary celebration by the Oriental Group of Restaurants – an annual event that highlights the different dimensions of classic Chinese […]