Over the past year or so there had been many steamboat restaurants setting up in and around the Klang Valley. Due to the stiff competition, many try to come up with innovative or unique styles of steamboat, offering ingredients that are different from the norm. Well, Charcoal Steamboat in Setapak has certainly sparked a lot of interest since they opened late last year. Using Japanese bamboo charcoal as the fuel and heat source to boil their soups, the restaurant’s signature pork bone … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2014
Way Modern Chinois – unique contemporary Chinese cuisine
The dining scene in Damansara Heights received a unique boost recently with the opening of Way Modern Chinois. A classy modern avant-garde restaurant, Way specializes in contemporary Chinese/Asian cuisine. Way means “unique” or “one and only” in Mandarin and this uniqueness starts from its entrance. The entrance isn’t spotted easily, not unless you are looking for a lift door! A press at the “Lift” button on the left and it opens into the restaurant. Way spots an elegant theme in its … [Read more...]
Le Meridien Cyberport, Hong Kong
From the bustling city to the quiet relaxing suburbs - what a stark difference! After leaving Kowloon, we headed to Cyberport where the Le Meridien Hotel is located, in the southern part of Hong Kong. It was an uphill journey, practically, through a long and winding road. The Le Meridien Cyberport is close to Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Center, Victoria Peak Tower, and Madame Tussauds. Nearby are University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital. Due to its strategic location, Le … [Read more...]
Haechi Korean Restaurant, Kota Kemuning – BBQ and More!
There are several Korean restaurants in Kota Kemuning but so far, our favourite is Haechi. As the name suggests, this Korean restaurant serves BBQ and we have been going there many times for our favourite BBQs. Haechi may not be very visible from the road as it is tucked away on the 1st floor of the shoplot they occupy. It is owned by a very pleasant and friendly Korean couple, known simply as Mr & Mrs Lee who have made Malaysia their home some years ago. The restaurant is bright … [Read more...]
Beijing Roasted Duck in Si Chuan Dou Hua, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur
When I was in Beijing, I found out that their much-touted Beijing Duck was prepared and roasted in many different styles, and I mean really very different styles! In fact, every restaurant has its own style and there are hundreds of such restaurants in Beijing! Back here in Kuala Lumpur, I’m sure the restaurants that offer Beijing Roasted Duck guard their recipes very closely. Fans of this roasted fowl will be happy to know that from 13 May till 15 June 2014, talented chefs, led by Chef … [Read more...]
Muugu Garden Bistro, Bar & Grill – such affordable steaks!
In the middle of Bukit Bintang, amidst road diggings, construction, messy roads and haphazard road signages, there’s this green plot with manicured lawns and pretty shrubs surrounding a grey glass-fronted bungalow with a bright yellow “M” logo etched on the front wall. The “M” is for Muugu, a recently-opened bistro, bar and grill with a huge garden which is perfect for outdoor events. This used to be Max At iHaus some years back. When asked what “Muugu” meant, I was told by Leonard … [Read more...]
Restoran Lucky, Ipoh – premium food at premium prices!
As a native of Ipoh, I know very well that good food can be found all over the town. Not only is Ipoh famous for its “nga choy kai” (blanched bean sprouts with poached chicken), hor fun (rice noodles), chee cheong fun (steamed rice noodles) and salt-baked chicken, good seafood is also widely available and enjoyed, if you know where to get the best. In Ipoh, you don’t need to travel to the seaside to have a great seafood meal. Right in the center of town, there’s a small restaurant that has … [Read more...]
Celestial Court Sheraton Hong Kong – Cantonese cuisine at its best!
Celestial Court in Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers ranks as one of the best Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. Their award-winning dim sum is incredibly popular among discerning diners and if you take a look at their menu, you’ll understand why. Deluxe ingredients such as jumbo scallops, sea urchin, lobster and Fukuoka pork are used to create mouth-watering dim sum which taste as good as they look, perhaps even better. With well-known Chef Chan Sui Kei helming the kitchen, it … [Read more...]
Garrett Popcorn Shops® – Opening at Mid Valley Mall this April!
I can’t remember when exactly the Garrett Popcorn Shops made their appearances here in Kuala Lumpur but it must be about 2 years ago. I remember my first taste of it though. It’s not like any of the usual popcorn we get here. Garrett’s popcorn definitely is a class above, maybe several classes. The thing that impressed me most about Garrett’s is that every kernel is well and evenly coated with their tantalizing caramel! I’m very particular about popcorn – even when eating the regular … [Read more...]
Australian Lamb Shoulder Racks @ Las Carettas Mexican Restaurants
If you are a lamb lover, you should head over to Las Carettas Mexican Restaurants before the end of this month. Why? For the simple reason that for this entire month, you will get to taste some real lips-smacking lamb shoulder racks that are rarely served the way it’s done in Las Carettas. Start off your meal with a Las Carettas signature Margarita Owner and Chef Victor Siow has led his team in coming up with Pan-seared Lamb Shoulder Racks that are deliciously tender and juicy. Now, … [Read more...]