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ABANICO – a Meaty Gem in Kota Kemuning!

Finally – there’s a decent western-style grill restaurant in Kota Kemuning! Hail ABANICO! Abanico is a deli-style restaurant serving quality meats like Iberico pork, wagyu steaks, F1 Tomahawks, Miyazaki A5 as well as gourmet house-made sausages, Norwegian salmon, Japanese Ogatsu scallops, Miyagi oysters and other premium seafood. Owned and run by Chef Eric Siew (formerly [...]

ORIENTAL STAR at EkoCheras Mall – let’s have a DIM SUM Feast!

Although it has only been just opened several months ago, Oriental Star Restaurant in EkoCheras Mall is bringing in droves of diners in the partially-tenanted mall. Besides the range of tasty Cantonese-style dishes offered in their menu, their Dim Sum selection has garnered lots of fans. This is evident by the always-busy scenario in this [...]

Festive Joy at LEMON GARDEN, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

I can’t believe we are already in December – where has the year gone to?! Wasn’t it recently that we had Easter and then were enjoying lemang and ketupat and now the Christmas trees are all up! Tinsels and carols and everything festive are blasting in the malls and everyone is gearing up for the [...]

Affordable French Dining at CHEZ GASTON, Bangsar Utama

I first met Florian Nigen when he was operating Rendez-Vous French Restaurant in Bangsar more than 2 years ago. When his business partner decided to return to France, Florian decided to start something smaller and more manageable on his own. Scouting around Bangsar, he spotted a corner lot in a quieter part of Bangsar which [...]

Chef Marcin Budynek helms Polish Tatar Food Festival at Shook!

Have you ever tried Polish food? I have never… until yesterday. So, when an invitation came from the YTL Group to try this at Shook!, I jumped at the opportunity. The Polish Tatar Food Festival is happening at Shook! for a very short period only – until 14 November 2018. Yes, that’s right – it’s [...]

YU by Ruyi @ The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur

If you have come across the culinary creations of Chef James Ho, you would find some of them to be incredibly beautiful – too beautiful to eat, that’s what I say. Remember those adorable miniature nasi lemak, chicken rice in sushi form at Ruyi & Lyn? They were so gorgeous and immediately rocked social media [...]

ORIENTAL STAR shining bright at EkoCheras Mall

Opened just last month, Oriental Star is one of the latest additions to the ever-growing stable of restaurants in the Oriental Group. The Oriental Group is really expanding extensively this year, with several new outlets opening in 2018. Located in the brand new EkoCheras Mall, Oriental Star occupies a huge space, with a capacity for [...]

Return of COCA RESTAURANT – Bangsar Shopping Centre

It’s a love story. It’s all about love for the Thai-style hotpot which prompted husband-and-wife team of Jannio Shun and Elizabeth Thea to bring back the popular restaurant brand Coca to Malaysia. Yes, the word is out – Coca Restaurant is now back here, starting with its brand new outlet in Bangsar Shopping Center! It’s [...]

DONGMUN MARKET in JEJU, South Korea

Whenever I travel to any city, I make it a point to visit at least one local market there.  I love markets – this is where one gets to feel and absorb the local vibes and there’s always an invigorating energy wherever locals (and visitors) interact.  Want to see how the locals live and behave [...]

PEKING DUCK Promotion @ ZUAN YUAN, One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Ducks are in. Ducks are the trend nowadays. Heck, there’s even one restaurant which has recently revamped its menu to focus just on ducks.  Yes, isn’t that good news for ducky fans! In particular, ducks of the Peking kind. For this whole month of October, many a glistening golden duck will be making its appearance [...]

CELESTIAL DYNASTY – Weekend Dim Sum Promotion @ RM5 Per Plate!

Dim Sum lovers now have a new restaurant to haunt in Petaling Jaya.  Celestial Dynasty opened its doors recently and as an opening promotion, is offering some 25 selected dim sum items at only RM5 per plate until end September.  The special promotional dim sum menu offers steamed, baked and fried items besides rice noodle [...]

US Smokehouse BBQ at VASCO’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

In our hot and humid weather, having a BBQ is always a sweaty affair – at least that rings true for me. Unless of course if the grilling is done for you and you get to enjoy the barbequed food in the cool comfort of air-conditioning. Well, for this whole month of September, you can [...]