Tuscan Chicken with Pinto Beans

Now that we are back to almost-normal working schedules, coming up with home-cooked meals for the family has become quite a challenge.  When I get tired of making the usual Asian rice-based dishes, I often opt for easy-to-prepare Western-style one-dish meals.  One of my favourite go-to recipes is aromatic Tuscan Chicken. In addition to being […]

Seafood, BBQ & Roast Whole Lamb Dinner Buffet @ Pullman KLCC

The name of this buffet in Pullman Hotel KLCC is quite a mouthful but it totally portrays the main highlights of the buffet!  Available every Saturday at 6.30pm-10.00pm, at the Sedap Restaurant, the extensive spread is something that buffet enthusiasts should not miss. Nothing kicks off a buffet better than indulging on a huge variety […]

YOI @ Bukit Rimau

Bukit Rimau lies in the fringe of Kota Kemuning and it’s quite often lumped in together with the latter.  The whole Kota Kemuning & Bukit Rimau dining scene has been getting quite vibrant with the mushrooming of many diversified eateries.  It is of course good news to the residents as there is no lack of […]

GRUB by Ahong

Grub by Ahong rose to popularity for its no-frills and wallet-friendly steak meals.  Housed in an unassuming shoplot in Section 17, Petaling Jaya, queues are often seen before they insisted on online reservations for their customers.  Seats then become very “hot” especially during weekends or holidays and you really have to book a few weeks […]


When we moved to Kota Kemuning 15 years ago, the main thing that enticed me to this township was the rich and extensive greenery of this place.  Tall matured trees and shrubs were everywhere, providing shade and beauty to the environment.  Well, most of this green landscape still abounds and for that, I believe many […]


I seldom buy cakes as my family prefers to eat the cakes baked at home.  We do buy some, of course – more so the celebratory kind of cakes for birthdays or any special occasions.  The other day while at our regular bakery, I bought a piece of Butter Marble Cake, simply because I just […]

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 […]