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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 [...]

RUYI & LYN’s New Dim Sum

Not many people are aware that Ruyi & Lyn serves some of the best and visually appealing pork-free dim sum in town. Cocooned within the elegant stylish dining space of Ruyi & Lyn, the dim sum area is located in a quieter corner. The dim sum menu may not be the most extensive in town [...]

New Menu at GOA By Hubba curated by Celebrity Chef SAPNA ANAND

Author of 2 successful cookbooks so far (with 2 more in the pipeline), star of her own cooking show on AFC, celebrity chef Sapna Anand sure is one superwoman. Balancing family and work commitments, Sapna made time recently at Goa by Hubba for an evening with friends and fans of Goan cuisine. Presenting some new [...]

EXQUISITE MOONCAKES from TAO Chinese Cuisine @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Time is really hurtling through and it’s just a matter of weeks before the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated – on 24 September 2018 actually. Synonymous with this festival is of course, the mooncakes and these are all already on sale in bakeries, restaurants, supermarkets and hotels – consumers here are really spoiled for choice. Standing [...]

PASSIONE RISTORANTE ITALIANO – going Italian in Sri Petaling!

The last time I met Chef Stefano was at Enoteca Restaurant earlier this year. He has since moved on to spearheading and helming a new restaurant – Passione Ristorante Italiano, located in Sri Petaling. As we all know, Sri Petaling is full of eateries, predominantly Chinese and local ones, so an Italian restaurant here stands [...]