Those who know me well will know that I love cooking and hosting friends and family at my home. I enjoy working in my kitchen and with the new dining area recently added to our house, it’s always a pleasure to lay out a meal and seeing everyone tucking in. One of the most popularly-requested meals at my home is Nasi Lemak – something which is pretty easy for me to whip up. Because it’s a meal that’s regularly cooked when hosting and entertaining friends, I usually cook a special main dish … [Read more...]
Archives for 2018
SUMI GENSHI-YAKI SAKEBA, Bangsar
When Chef Anson Ng relocated from his birthplace Hong Kong and set up Sumi Genshi-Yaki Sakeba in Bangsar with his Malaysian wife, Karen, we all get a taste of Japanese fares fused with Chinese and local influences. Located in the ever-busy Jalan Telawi 2, Sumi Genshi offers diners a nice vantage point to have a hearty meal or just chilling out at the bar enjoying the Bangsar scene. Take the Shabu-Shabu, for instance. The milky broth used for this Japanese-style hotpot is a … [Read more...]
Festive Dining & New Menu at MEATOLOGY, TTDI
There’s a lighter bounce to Chef Yenni Law’s steps these days. Yenni is one of the most hardworking chefs I know - she pushes herself relentlessly in her quest to improve Meatology’s offerings, serving up ever-delicious food to her customers and just doing something better and different every time. After months of brainstorming, creating, testing, improvising and fine-tuning a huge variety of dishes with her protege, Chef Shelly Saw, Yenni finally presents the 2019 new menu for Meatology as well … [Read more...]
Sugar, Spice & all things Nice this Christmas at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
December is the month of festivities. It’s funny how people behave when it comes to the year end. People tend to be more relaxed and jovial once the malls (and homes) are decked out in Christmas glitter and you hear “Silver Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” everywhere you go. It’s also the time when people let loose their belts and plan for feasting gatherings before the year is out. If you are one of those and can’t decide where to have your festive makans, why not check out the … [Read more...]
ABANICO – a Meaty Gem in Kota Kemuning!
Finally – there’s a decent western-style grill restaurant in Kota Kemuning! Hail ABANICO! Abanico is a deli-style restaurant serving quality meats like Iberico pork, wagyu steaks, F1 Tomahawks, Miyazaki A5 as well as gourmet house-made sausages, Norwegian salmon, Japanese Ogatsu scallops, Miyagi oysters and other premium seafood. Owned and run by Chef Eric Siew (formerly the Executive Chef from DoubleTree Hilton Kuala Lumpur) and his lovely wife Han-Ni, Abanico is a welcome entry to … [Read more...]
ORIENTAL STAR at EkoCheras Mall – let’s have a DIM SUM Feast!
Although it has only been just opened several months ago, Oriental Star Restaurant in EkoCheras Mall is bringing in droves of diners in the partially-tenanted mall. Besides the range of tasty Cantonese-style dishes offered in their menu, their Dim Sum selection has garnered lots of fans. This is evident by the always-busy scenario in this spacious restaurant during brunch/lunch hours. We were there recently to check out the Dim Sum and had a hard time deciding what to order, scanning the Dim … [Read more...]
Festive Joy at LEMON GARDEN, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
I can’t believe we are already in December – where has the year gone to?! Wasn’t it recently that we had Easter and then were enjoying lemang and ketupat and now the Christmas trees are all up! Tinsels and carols and everything festive are blasting in the malls and everyone is gearing up for the year-end celebrations. If you are planning some festive feastings this month, do check out the buffets in Lemon Garden at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur. Personally, I think the buffets here are … [Read more...]
Affordable French Dining at CHEZ GASTON, Bangsar Utama
I first met Florian Nigen when he was operating Rendez-Vous French Restaurant in Bangsar more than 2 years ago. When his business partner decided to return to France, Florian decided to start something smaller and more manageable on his own. Scouting around Bangsar, he spotted a corner lot in a quieter part of Bangsar which he deemed would be perfect for his new venture. Hence “Chez Gaston” took shape along Jalan Bangsar Utama 9, a road housing several smaller eateries, a convenience store and … [Read more...]
Chef Marcin Budynek helms Polish Tatar Food Festival at Shook!
Have you ever tried Polish food? I have never... until yesterday. So, when an invitation came from the YTL Group to try this at Shook!, I jumped at the opportunity. The Polish Tatar Food Festival is happening at Shook! for a very short period only – until 14 November 2018. Yes, that’s right – it’s only for 3 days (it started yesterday!) This lightning promotion is held in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Malaysia with a special menu crafted by Guest Chef Marcin … [Read more...]
YU by Ruyi @ The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur
If you have come across the culinary creations of Chef James Ho, you would find some of them to be incredibly beautiful – too beautiful to eat, that’s what I say. Remember those adorable miniature nasi lemak, chicken rice in sushi form at Ruyi & Lyn? They were so gorgeous and immediately rocked social media with their appearance and everyone was sharing those photos! Well, Ruyi & Lyn has expanded its wings and hence the birth of YU took shape in The Gardens Mall just … [Read more...]