For the past 10 years, since its opening in 2006, Prime at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur has built up its reputation as one of the city’s favourite place for premium steaks. Living up to its “Prime Grill, Prime Wine, Prime Time” adage, Prime is the place to go for serious steak indulgence. Executive Chef Antoine Rodriguez ensures that every serving of succulent meat is done perfectly: perfectly seared with visibly charred edges yet retaining a tender juicy texture within. Steaks here are usually … [Read more...]
Archives for 2016
PUTIEN celebrates its 16th Anniversary with More Good Food!
Back in 2000, Putien’s founder Mr Fong Chi Chung started the restaurant as a coffee shop in Kitchener Road, Singapore. Mr Fong, who migrated from Putian of Fujian Province in China, missed the home-cooked dishes from his homeland and decided to open that restaurant to recreate those dishes. The rest, as they say, is history. From that humble beginning, Putien has since grown into a popular chain with 28 outlets internationally in the last 16 years and will soon expand to 33 outlets by end … [Read more...]
UOVO, Damansara Kim
Located along a quiet road in Damansara Kim, Uovo’s nondescript exterior is somewhat misleading. Once you step through the door, the dimmed ambience spells understated chic comfort. I like how the brocade drapes, dark wallpaper and intricate hanging lights combine to portray a dining space that can be both casually cosy or comfortably formal! Uovo’s menu is focused on teppan grill and desserts. Open only for dinner, the restaurant’s a la carte menu lists only a handful of dishes … [Read more...]
Celebrate Belgian Week with A Modern Twist on Belgian Classics at SOLEIL
Did you know that Belgium has 129 Michelin-starred restaurants? Based on per square km, considering that Belgium is a relatively smaller country compared to others in Europe, that’s like one of the highest in the world! Located practically in the heart of Europe, it’s understandable that Belgian cuisine is influenced by German, French, Austrian and Swiss cuisines. Belgium is also blessed with lots of natural resources to fuel its cuisine - the forests of the Ardennes are rich in game and … [Read more...]
YOUMIQI – SHUNDE CUISINE ROCKS!
In my last review of Youmiqi in May this year, I recommended their Kungfu Steamboat which was the highlight of my meal there. I didn’t really have a chance to check-out their regular menu items as that steamboat was really fulfilling! Read about that memorable meal here. Recently I visited Youmiqi again and this time it was to savour some of their signature Shunde dishes. Shunde is a district in Guangdong province in China. The Shunde style of cooking has often been … [Read more...]
SUNDAY BUBBLY BRUNCH @ SERENA BRASSERIE, INTERCONTINENTAL KUALA LUMPUR
Sundays are lazy days for me. I sleep in a bit and sometimes I go to the wet market and sometimes I head for a massage. Most people would go for a long lazy brunch. It gets even longer when there’s champagne involved. If you fall into this group, then why not head for the Sunday Bubbly Brunch at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur? After all, it only happens on the last Sunday of the month - so, that’s not too extravagant an indulgence, is it? Happening at Serena … [Read more...]
DANCING FISH, Bangsar Shopping Centre
The last time I dined at Dancing Fish was when they first opened, some 5 years ago. As one of the few restaurants around town serving good Indonesian fares, they have been doing well. And in fact, the restaurant just bagged the “Rising Star” Platinum Business Award 2016 bestowed by the SME Association of Malaysia. That’s a testament of the restaurant’s unique local expertise on the verge of making their global presence in the near future. Certainly, Dancing Fish has been … [Read more...]
FIERCE CURRY HOUSE, BANGSAR – where the BIR-NANA rules!
Are you a fan of Banana Leaf Rice? And you adore Biryani too? Can’t decide between the two? Well, Fierce Curry House has the perfect solution for you - have the best of both, have the Bir-Nana! A delicious combination of banana leaf rice and biryani, diners get to select their choice of Biryani which is served with 5 vegetable dishes of the day, resam, chicken curry or vathal kulambu, raita, achar, pappadam and kesari. These Bir-Nana sets are priced from RM20-RM26 per set, depending on … [Read more...]
MALLIKAS RESTAURANT – Best of Northern & Southern Indian Cuisines
Now I must admit Bukit Jalil is not an area I frequent much. But then I heard about this Indian restaurant there that serves a good variety of both Northern and Southern Indian favourites and thus, we made our way there. Opened just last year in this rather quiet neighbourhood, Mallikas Restaurant occupies a middle lot in one of the few rows of shops in the Bukit Jalil commercial area. Inside, its fuss-free set-up was clean and simple with efforts and resources focusing on the food … [Read more...]
AN VIET – Traditional Vietnamese Cuisine @ The Gardens Mall
An Viet, a casual restaurant which opened late last year in The Gardens Mall serves a good selection of popular Vietnamese dishes best suited to the Malaysian palate. Using only the freshest ingredients, An Viet’s culinary team ensures authenticity by sourcing key ingredients like fish sauce, rice paper and rice noodles directly from Vietnam. We were at An Viet on a weekday evening and the place was bustling. Browsing through their menu, we noted that their pricing was really decent so we … [Read more...]