I like the concept of “Bring Me Food” that’s being introduced at Tosca in DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur. I mean, who wouldn’t like that, right? Bringing someone food must surely be one of the best things to do, especially to food lovers! It’s kinda like the Japanese Omakase concept. Basically that means “I’ll leave it up to you” and in this case, it means leaving it to the chef to cook whatever he fancies for that meal. To some, it may be a bit risky for who knows what the chef could be up … [Read more...]
Archives for October 2012
Hairy delights at Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant, Empire Subang
Every year from September to October or early November, the Shanghainese Hairy Crabs make an appearance in many Chinese restaurants. Known also as “mitten crabs” (due to the furry growth on their legs and pincers), these hairy crustaceans are prized for their thick creamy roe and delicate flesh. The most prized catches are those that come from Lake Yangcheng and Lake Tai in Suzhou. It takes 2 years before the crabs are fully grown and ready for the table. An authentic hairy crab should have a … [Read more...]
Celebrating Sheraton’s 75th Anniversary at Villa Danieli
It all started in 1937, when Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore opened the first Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. That makes Sheraton exactly 75 years old this year. Together with 90 Sheraton Hotels across Asia Pacific, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur has been carrying out a host of activities to celebrate the brand’s 75 years of hospitality legacy. Basket of freshly baked buns at Villa Danieli From now until 14 November 2012, if you book a stay at the Sheraton Imperial … [Read more...]
KyotoLab – Funky & Fun is the idea!
Almost everyone in town knows about The Pool. You know, that latest party place along Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur where every groovy party thrower wants to host the most happening party, be it a birthday, anniversary, launch, hen’s night etc etc. It’s called The Pool because well, the pool is the central attraction there and everything happens around it! Anyway, do you know that there is a cool, in an eclectic way, restaurant upstairs, just one floor above The Pool? Called KyotoLab, it … [Read more...]
Are you ready for THE BIG BREAK?
Are you a fan of TV reality shows? I am, especially those culinary shows, like MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef and of course, Junior MasterChef! Well, now the Asian Food Channel (AFC) together with Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be bringing you a brand new series called “The Big Break”. Chef Farah Quinn making friends with a young girl who lives at the Shelter Home for Children in Malaysia In this exciting AFC Original Production produced in partnership with Resorts World™ … [Read more...]
Dining at Sheraton Macao
Following my earlier post on the Grand Opening of the world’s largest Sheraton Hotel and the biggest hotel in Macau – the Sheraton Macao, I’d like to highlight the dining experiences I had during that whirlwind 3 days’ trip. At the Sheraton Macao, dining is a treat, with 3 signature restaurants offering a choice of Asian and international cuisine, overseen by award-winning Director of Culinary, Australian Chef David King. Xin Xin is Macau’s first 5-star Asian hotpot and seafood … [Read more...]
Extra Super Tanker unveils some superb new dishes!
I have often wondered about the inspiration behind this name “Extra Super Tanker” for a Chinese restaurant? I mean, the place doesn’t really look like a tanker and possibly the description “extra super” refers to the food served here? Well, if that’s the case, then I agree wholeheartedly! Ahhh… but coming back to the “tanker” part, I was told the amusing anecdote behind this. Apparently it was meant to be “tankard” as the previous owner was a beer lover but somehow the spelling went a bit off in … [Read more...]
MIGF 2012 Festival Menu at The Restaurant, The Club Saujana Resort
Located in the quieter part of Glenmarie is The Club Saujana Resort. Do not mistake this for The Saujana Hotel – this is further down the road. The Club Saujana Resort (a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World) is the ultimate urban retreat, nestled amidst 160 acres of lush tropical gardens and fringed by the two 18-hole championship golf courses of Saujana Golf and Country Club. The Restaurant is housed inside this classy boutique hotel. Yes, that’s the name of the restaurant – The … [Read more...]
A Taste of Taiwan at Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel
At the heart of Taiwanese food is simplicity and use of basic rustic ingredients. Simple cooking methods also prevail, where food is usually cooked using just one method (eg steaming, frying, boiling etc) and then served. This is quite unlike other Chinese cuisines, like the Shanghainese or Cantonese dishes whereby usually a combination and permutation of various cooking methods are used to prepare a single dish. Perhaps it is this simplicity of ingredients and methods which has endeared … [Read more...]
MIGF 2012 Festival Menus at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
For the 12th year, the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is set to tempt diners in Malaysia with 30 fine restaurants participating. For the entire Festival month of October, these restaurants will be serving up Special Festival Menus at Special Festival prices accompanied by a host of Special Festival Offers. Hunan Ice-chilled Whole Baby Abalone This year’s theme, “Classical Chefs!” represents pure and honest food, honouring the roots of a symphony of cuisines that include … [Read more...]