Proof’s in the Barrel – Balsamic Vinegar @ Giuseppe Giusti, Modena Italy

I am currently in Bologna Italy, in the region of Emilia-Romagna, and one thing I noticed so far, is that the Italians love to eat. They eat well, they eat often and they certainly eat huge portions. After a mere 7 days, my Asian stomach is just getting used to it.. almost.

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prosciutto di parma, diced parmigiano reggiano laced with aged balsamic vinegar of Modena… 

And Emilia-Romagna itself stretches from the wetlands of the Po delta down to the beach resorts of the Adriatic coast, and across fertile plains, from which loins great Italian cuisine is produced. This is THE ultimate foodie destination. I must say, 8 years ago I visited Italy but not Bologna, and I wasn’t as impressed with the cuisine as I am this trip. But that warrants a different post all together.

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Bologna City as seen from Torre degli Asinelli

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Glenlivet 50 Years Old @ Five Sen5es, The Westin KL

There we were, nicely seated for dinner in Five Sen5es, The Westin KL,  when the Glenlivet 50 years went to the highest bidder, for RM96K! Yes you heard right. And yes, this was the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of single malt whisky in Malaysia. At 8pm sharp on 12 June 2015, a […]

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Eden’s Ramadan Buffet @PAUM

Eden restaurants was one of most popular dining locations in Kuala Lumpur and Penang back in the 80’s. We liked it for its good mix of halal western and local cuisines, and it was the kind of place where one would go to celebrate a momentous occasion. I remember one of the popular branches being located where […]

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Diageo Reserve WorldClass – Nation’s Best Bartenders

Four of Malaysia’s best bartenders are now one step closer to representing Malaysia at the 2015 WORLD CLASS Global Finals in South Africa! These four finalists will represent Malaysia in Bangkok at the Southeast Asia Finals in August 2015. We were invited to The Bee at Publika, to witness the grand finals..

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Photo credit : Eternal student city … Bologna is the largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region and has been a university town since the 11th century. Photograph: Alamy

Off to Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy this weekend!

Off to Bologna, Italy this weekend for Blogville, and am totally psyched!

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De Hunan Hotpot @ Fahrenheit 88

Hunan cuisine is one of our favorites, when we are looking for a good chili fix. Noted for pungency, thanks to its generous yet judicious use of spices, we love its employment of fermented chilies that while tasty, does not leave you numb like, the malat. Hunan Hot Spicy Song Yee Tow/ Steamed Fish head […]

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The latest in Haute Cuisine at Marini’s on 57

I’ve always been a huge fan of the food at Marini’s and now, with the latest menu, there are more rousing new dishes to get excited about. Their newest will showcase the Tradition menu, and soon to come, the Spring menu – in honor of the season, all dishes are prepared with seasonal ingredients sourced from […]

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Veuve Clicquot Winemaker Lunch @ Brasserie Enfin

Champagne and food pairing. I don’t know why this idea never caught on sooner. The sting of the bubbles, and a versatile palate of vibrant fruity flavours.. one can’t really go wrong if one finds the right degustation menu to go with it, I expect. Which brings us to our lunch with visiting Winemaker from the […]

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Interview with Executive Chef Warren Lee Brown, of Hilton Kuala Lumpur

1. Hi Chef ! Tell us about your hometown in the UK and what life was like growing up. I was born in Leeds and raised in Birmingham – it was a small village where my mother would take me to her baking shop to make cakes. 2. How did you know you wanted to […]

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Cocktails at Hyde @ 53M

Cocktails at Hyde @ 53M it said. But first, I would have to find the place. Again, the GPS is always my trusty companion when in doubt, and I soon found this hidden bar, tucked away in a corner of Uptown PJ. And while cocktails might have a reputation for being less masculine than certain […]

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Ramen detour.. to Chuka Cafe

Well, that’s no disputing the ramen fever that has been spreading throughout KL for the past couple of years now. Well, then we turn our attention to a ramen tavern that has been in existence in our city, for at least a decade now, Chuka Cafe. And while the ramen fan base has been rapidly increasing, […]

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