The romantic & cosy ambience of the trattoria-styled Villa Danieli It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that we welcomed Chef Alessandro Graziosi to Villa Danieli. I still remember when we were invited to try Chef Alessandro’s new menu sometime in early April last year. It is now almost a year since he first arrived on our Malaysian shores and to celebrate his 1st year anniversary here, Chef Alessandro has come up with a special menu featuring his signature and some reinvented dishes … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2013
Celcom PortaWiFi for only RM99 with trade-in of your old broadband modem
As someone who’s so used to having access to the internet everywhere and anytime, I get tremendously agitated whenever I hit spots where there’s no WiFi or the service provider on my mobile decided to act up. I have become very dependent on WiFi provided at premises where I go to as sometimes my mobile phone’s coverage may just go flat especially when I’m in the car on a road trip somewhere. There’s bound to be places where there’s no coverage at all, so all net surfing has to come to a … [Read more...]
Bondi Junction @ Setia Walk, Puchong
Now that most of my Chinese New Year reviews have been tackled, it’s time to talk about some non-Chinese food. If you are tired of gorging on braised sea cucumbers, roast pork, steamed chicken and such… well, some simple western-style dishes could be just the answer to your jaded tongue. Bondi Junction @ Setia Walk, just over 2 months old, could be a bit difficult to spot as it’s located on the 1st floor of Block F. A good location tip is to look out for the Ding Tea outlet as Bondi … [Read more...]
New Formosa Restaurant – Festive Taiwanese Delights for Chinese New Year!
Last week when I stepped into New Formosa Restaurant, I realised that it had been exactly a year since I last visited this Taiwanese restaurant. That realisation hit me straight in the guts and never had I felt the swiftness of time so intensively than at that moment. As I glanced around this muchly-missed restaurant, I noted that nothing much had changed except for the chairs and several new service staff but then I also recognised some old familiar faces. I immediately felt right at home. … [Read more...]
Extra Super Tanker – Celebrate Chinese New Year with Extra Oomph!
It’s no secret that Restaurant Extra Super Tanker in Damansara Kim remains as one of the best restaurants I’ve discovered in the Year of the Dragon. Well, actually we discovered it long before 2012 but let's just say we have intensified our dining frequency there last year. It’s just so fitting that this restaurant would also be in our radar for the upcoming Chinese New Year. Even though we have been dining here pretty regularly the whole of last year, we have yet to get tired of any of Chef … [Read more...]
Prosperity Feasting in Xin Cuisine, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
You really can’t help holding your breath in awe the moment you step into Xin. I mean, just look at this gorgeous Grand Old Dame of Chinese Dining … Xin – the Chinese restaurant in Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur preserves its old-world charm of oriental grandeur in the form of its two centre-stage majestic dragon pillars rising up to the ceiling. The 2 dragons are named “Golden Dragon” and “Forever Dragon”. The story goes that many years ago, after holding court for some time in the … [Read more...]
Festive dining at Di Wei @ Empire Hotel Subang for Chinese New Year
As early as 1 January 2013, Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant in the Empire Hotel has already started serving Yee Sang (a must-have for Chinese New Year) as well as “Treasure Pot” aka “Poon Choy”. Poon Choy originated from Hong Kong and it’s a traditional Hakka dish, composed of several layers of different ingredients cooked in a big pot. Back in the olden days, the pots were made of wood but now mostly porcelain or metal pots are used. White radish, Chinese cabbage, yam, lotus … [Read more...]