Those of you who know me well will know that I blog in my free time, away from work. I am not a full-time blogger and although my blog is now more than 8 years old, whatever that’s been written in it was done as a “hobby” and passion. Look, after 8 years, it’s hard to sustain or continue blogging if there’s no love or passion in it, right? I blog as a form of release: be it from stress or just the need to express myself and of course, to share with you an experience, whether it’s a meal … [Read more...]
Archives for March 2016
SUSHI TSEN, Seri Petaling: wallet-friendly decent Japanese fares
The main streets of Seri Petaling have fast evolved into a thriving food oasis. Every time we explore the area, I’m always amazed by the sheer number of food outlets in that area. New eateries are always popping up and diners heading that way are completely spoiled with lots of choices. Along Jalan Radin Bagus, with eateries flanking both sides of the road, Sushi Tsen stands out as it serves very affordable Japanese fares within its cool interior. We loved the spaciousness of the … [Read more...]
SUNDAY BRUNCH at SAILS RESTAURANT, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
During our stay at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort recently, we had a chance to indulge on their Sunday Brunch. “Brunch at Hilton” took on a whole new meaning with the sumptuous spread lined up at Sails Restaurant, one of their most popular eateries on the property. Sundays are especially laidback in Phuket – it’s something to do with the sun, sea and sky there, I think. The Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort was one of the very first establishments in Phuket that started the Sunday Brunch. … [Read more...]
DEWAKAN – elevating simple ingredients to exquisite fine-dining status
So much has been said and raved about Dewakan. Located inside KDU University College in Shah Alam, Dewakan restaurant is an entrepreneurial effort of the university. Helmed by Chef Darren Teoh, the restaurant runs on the combined efforts of the university culinary students, both in the kitchen and the dining hall. Dewakan is a shortened form of the Malay words “Dewa Makan” which essentially means “God of Food”. Simple and elegant interior of the restaurant Dewakan serves modern … [Read more...]
SHELL OUT – feasting on seafood with bare fingers!
Shell Out started with their Kota Damansara outlet in mid 2013 and late last year, another outlet in Setia Alam was opened. Working on the “Louisiana Boil” concept where seafood is boiled in pots of sauces and then poured onto tables sans crockery or cutlery, Shell Out has been a tremendous hit. I guess we Malaysians love to eat with our bare hands - there’s just something so primitive and basic in attacking food with fingers. I heard their Kota Damansara outlet is still crazy busy and there’s … [Read more...]
Chee Cheong Fun at Kedai Kopi Kuan Lee @ TTDI Kuala Lumpur
On days when the traffic is kind and the weather is fair and we are early getting to my workplace, there’s always a good chance that DL will be in the mood to detour to Taman Tun Dr Ismail for breakfast. Specifically, we’d head to Kedai Kopi Kuan Lee for my favourite KL-style chee cheong fun. Coming from Ipoh where our CCF is always served plain and simple with a sweet red sauce, chilli sauce, a dash of shallot oil, a splash of soya sauce, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and pickled green … [Read more...]
RENDEZ-VOUS @ Bangsar for decent affordable French food
French food is never cheap, well at least not here in Malaysia. But of course it’s not cheap because cheap things are seldom good. And also there’s nothing cheap nowadays, given the sorry state of our Ringgit and the pathetic state of the state. Now, putting our misery aside, it’s a good thing that there still establishments like Rendez-Vous in Bangsar (no less) that serves affordable French food. Yes, decently affordable. This French restaurant occupies a corner shoplot in Bangsar Park - … [Read more...]
CHEQUERS RESTAURANT & BAKERY, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
Chequers Restaurant in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur is pretty well-known as a casual eatery serving American-style meals. The affordable meals work well with its clientele who troop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some of their unique dishes like the Moo Moo, Double-Deck Croque Monsieur & Melting Moment are big hits in the KL waffle scene. Recently, Chequers expanded by taking up another floor upstairs to serve as a bakery cafe. Breads, pastries, cakes and donuts (both sweet … [Read more...]
JUAN VALDEZ CAFE @ The Intermark – indulge in Colombian coffee here!
Juan Valdez is actually a fictional character representing an association of coffee growers in Colombia. Only coffee beans that are grown and harvested in Colombia come under the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia as depicted by Juan Valdez. The iconic Juan Valdez typically appears with his mule, Conchita carrying sacks of hand-harvested coffee beans. From this inspiration, the Juan Valdez Cafe was set up in Colombia specializing in coffee retail. From the first … [Read more...]
HILTON PHUKET ARCADIA RESORT & SPA: the Sun, Sea & Food!
The very first thing that struck me when I set foot on the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa was: What a big big resort this is! “Big” does not even start to describe this huge property sprawled in 75 acres of idyllic greenery facing the Andaman Sea. The gorgeous Karon Beach just across the resort The resort faces Karon Beach and a 45- minute drive from the airport. The grand main entrance of the resort The super spacious Main Lobby/Reception Surrounded by … [Read more...]