In our last trip to Phuket, we chose to stay in the Old Town area.  Usually we would have stayed in the popular Patong Beach area but this time we decided to stay in Phuket Town itself for a change and also because there are better dining options there. One of the most popular restaurants […]

WARTEK – Indonesian Cuisine in Ara Damansara

This place has been making the rounds in social media lately – Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok all have featured Wartek.  Opened just a few months ago and located in a rather obscure spot in Ara Damansara, this cosy set-up has been packing in the crowds. We were there for lunch on a week day and the […]

Hock Kee Kopitiam, Bangsar South

Hock Kee Kopitiam is not like your regular kopitiam in a row of shoplots.  Instead, it’s a cosy space inside Nexus in Bangsar South serving all the usual kopitiam favourites, some of which are given their own unique Hock Kee twists.  Given how the kopitiam trend is a hit with Malaysians, it isn’t surprising to […]

Chinese New Year Celebration at PULLMAN KLCC HOTEL & RESIDENCES

This year, Pullman KLCC Hotel & Residences is all set to welcome the Year of the Dragon, one of the luckiest animals in the Chinese zodiac.  Besides the must-have celebratory menus, lobster sashimi Yee Sang, there’s also a special Chinese New Year-themed Afternoon Tea available from 15 January till 25 February 2024. At Red Chinese […]

Lunar New Year Celebration at EQ Kuala Lumpur

The Year of the mighty Dragon will be making its grand entrance soon and EQ Kuala Lumpur is all set to usher in the new lunar year.  Making its annual pop-up appearance, EQ’s legendary Chinese restaurant, Golden Phoenix will be delivering specially-curated festive meals during the celebration from 29 January till 24 February 2024.  Operating […]

ZUKKINI, Oasis Ara Damansara

Opened in August last year, Zukkini is nestled in Oasis Ara Damansara, serving fusionistic Australian and Asian cuisine.  Indeed, diners will get an “oasis” feel when stepping into this cool space with lots of striking tropical greens in its interior.  This calming effect is further contributed by their elegantly simplistic wood-themed furniture and flanked by […]


This year EQ is pulling out all stops to make Christmas merry and the year-end festivities spectacular.  From celebratory buffets, specially-curated meals in sophisticated venues to gourmet meals-to-go, EQ has something for everyone to make this festive season super-memorable! In a recent media preview, we got a sneak peak at some of the goodies coming […]


Kuchai Lama is one place I seldom venture to but I’ve heard some good things about this Papasan Canteen.  Located in the Kuchai Lama Business Centre area where parking is quite a challenge, this eatery has been garnering raves in social media for their local-Japanese fusionistic offerings. Their signature Omu Curry Rice with fried chicken […]


After having dined in Chef Wan’s restaurants several times, we wanted to try out some more casual fares from his cafes.  So we hopped over to the outlet in Taman Tun Dr Ismail on a late afternoon. Decked out in the usual Chef Wan’s “tropical paradise” theme, the café is beautifully set up.  Browsing through […]

SABAYON @EQKL: In Celebration of Techniques and Seasons

Perched high up on the 51st floor, Sabayon, EQ Kuala Lumpur’s award-winning modern fine dining venue is introducing its new seasonal menus. The distinctive new menus draw from an inspiration of culinary tradition, stemming from the classic methods of the famed Auguste Escoffier’s classique cusine, to more modernist takes on texture, flavour and presentation. The […]

Bottega Lounge Supports Pinktober at EQ Kuala Lumpur

This month when you visit Bottega Lounge at EQ Kuala Lumpur, you will be greeted with a pleasant vision of pink, from its decadent bite-sized confectionery and savoury appetisers.  “Pinktobar” has been coined for October as the month dedicated to cancer awareness. In conjunction with Pinktober, EQ has joined hands with MAKNA (National Cancer Council) […]

‘Bear Paw’ service at Bask Bear Coffee’s 100th store carnival

A “Bear Paw” serving freshly-brewed coffee through a “bear hole” took centre stage as Bask Bear Coffee celebrated its 100th physical store milestone at Suria KLCC recently. As the only coffee brand inspired by the basking Malayan sun bear, Bask Bear Coffee is spearheading sun bear conservation efforts with its “Save Sun Bear Fund” to […]