CHILLI CRABS at Bucked Out Seafood Buffet, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

To all Crab Lovers: how does a 4-hour free-flow of fresh live mud crabs cooked in sweet spicy chilli sauce sound to you? All that indulgence for RM149 nett per person. Sounds good? I think it’s a great offer, particularly for crab lovers. Diners can choose their live crabs from a tank and the culinary […]

GLASS TARTINES & TIPPLES, St Mary Place, Kuala Lumpur

The artistic and adventurous streaks in Sharon Lam are manifested in the repertoire of dishes served at Glass Tartines & Tipples located at St Mary Place, in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. A professional fine art photographer turned restauranteur, the enterprising Sharon, together with her culinary team constantly create and re-invent dishes that are unique […]

DELICIOUS @ St Mary Place, Kuala Lumpur

The last time I dined at Delicious was many years ago. Over time there has been many changes made at their cafes, in terms of management and menu. A recent visit to the Delicious at St Mary Place revealed a menu that’s varied with western choices and local favourites. This particular outlet serves a breakfast […]

E&O RESIDENCES, Kuala Lumpur

Staying in the suburbs, out of the glare of city lights, I’ve sometimes wondered what it’s like to live right in the centre of a metropolis like Kuala Lumpur. Well, recently I had an opportunity to experience a 2-night stay in the heart of Kuala Lumpur – in the luxurious urban haven of E&O Residences […]

MANJA Kuala Lumpur – get ready to be pampered!

Nestled in a cosy cul-de-sac and surrounded by skyscrapers, Manja is a welcome refuge amidst Kuala Lumpur’s crazy traffic. It’s located along Lorong Raja Chulan; its pretty facade unmistakable and easy to spot. Wooden tables and high chairs are set out right in front of the restaurant for guests to relax with a drink or […]

EQ – the iconic Equatorial Hotel is back in Kuala Lumpur!

I can’t believe 7 years can just zip past so fast. That’s the time taken for the new EQ to reappear on the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Many of us know the Equatorial Hotel which opened back in the 1970’s and had remained very popular until it closed in 2012 for a massive redevelopment. The hotel […]

VIVA ITALIA BRUNCH @ PREGO, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

The year-end festive season is fast approaching and before you get hooked on the celebratory buffets all across town, do check out the Viva Italia Sunday Brunch at Prego, The Westin Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the most popular Sunday brunches in KL and it’s always a treat to indulge on the sumptuous offering there. […]

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, […]