From Bukit Mertajam to Taiping

A continuation post from last years returning trip from Penang. While having brunch at an Indian Muslim coffeeshop in Teluk Bahang on Penang Island, a chinese lady with her family suggested I try Bukit Mertajam’s famous laoshu fen (silver needle rice noodle) pork noodles when I headed back to Kuala Lumpur. I have never been […]

White Truffle Promotion at Graze, KL Hilton

This November, Graze at the KL Hilton, offers its hugely popular white truffle promotion at its newly renovated eatery. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, this modern European brassiere is much more approachable now, compared with the previous stylish Senses, and I love the new contemporary look this restaurant is currently sporting. Executive Chef […]

Dimsum Unlimited @ Celestial Court

Dainty dishes of steamed meat buns, shrimp dumplings and more dimsum than you can imagine, is what I am talking about. Imperial Sheraton’s Celestial Court is a ballroom-like restaurant, spacious yet well concealed on the third floor of Imperial Sheraton, it sits in a nook, behind an opulent entrance where an intricate Chinese lantern and […]

The Malaysia Wine Fiesta 2013 @ The Curve

This year, we joined the company of a dynamic lineup of top winemakers and a plethora of new wines and spirits, from around the world for an unparalleled wine festival, held at The Curve. Sipping the afternoon away and enjoying a delectable array of specially selected wines, the venue was crowded with folks enjoying full-bodied […]

Food Crawl with the Fabulous Baker Brothers

I finally met them! The Fabulous Baker Brothers.. and fabulous they were. The most fun part was that we got to take them on a food crawl, across Changkat Bukit Bintang as well as Jalan Alor, KL. Since the sky was just chucking it down with rain, around the time we were supposed to meet, […]

Gastro Sentral @ Le Meridien KL

There are, unfortunately, a few meals I wish I could have skipped, this year, i.e. the joyless plates slapped together by cynical or lackadaisical kitchens. But such unhappy memories have a way of vanishing (kind of like how one puts lacquer over a scratched parquet tile to make it looks spanking new) when one recalls […]

Branzo Sunday Brunch @ Prego , The Westin KL

What do you want in a brunch? Strong coffee, some bubbly, no line or queue for your food, and enough choices to satisfy your Angus-lovin’ brother and your Vegan aunt? And it’s no wonder that some folks don’t like brunch. First there’s the two-hour wait. Then you get seated, but since the place is so […]

Greywacke Wine Dinner @ Zipangu Shangri-la KL

So, with a head full of knowledge about the Greywacke wines that we partook of midweek in Casa del Rio Melaka, we found ourselves as guest of Zipangu, Shangri-la Hotel KL, for the next round of Greywacke wine-food pairing excursions, but this time with Japanese cuisine taking center-stage. We were looking forward to Chef Ishii Takayuki’s dinner […]

Greywacke Wine dinner with Kevin Judd @ Casa del Rio Melaka

Before I met the man, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that Kevin Judd, was a famous winemaker at Cloudy Bay for over two decades, and then left to launched his own label, Greywacke to huge critical acclaim in 2010. When we did get to finally meet him and have a […]

The Fascinating Frescobaldi Wine Dinner @ Villa Danieli

If you’re wondering why the name Frescobaldi sounds familiar it’s because it is a famous Tuscan Vineyard. With a wine history of 700 years, the Frescobaldi family lineage of thirty generations is nothing to scoff at. The start of such passion is said to have begun in the year of 1300. At Pomino in 1894, […]

Coffee Culture with Illy coffee at Latitude03

Just last week, were were at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur celebrating International Coffee Day by learning how to make the perfect cup of coffee. Not only that, by the end of the event, we would have learned coffee art as well.  Since I am a right klutz at anything to do with drawing, I was pretty […]