Crab Factory, SS2

At the risk of oversharing (but you know, us media types, we overshare anyway), on one of my very first dates with someone from my past, he suggested we go to one of these seafood places where you eat with your hands. He claimed that he would still like me despite watching me go full savage on the food. Also, he said it would be rather amusing to watch foodievstheworld get "her" hands dirty. Let's just say that it didn't work out too well. So, since then, I was hesitant to go to these seafood places... But when we got the invitation to go to Crab Factory to try out their seafood, it had been six months since my quirky date and I had started dating someone else. And I had a crazy craving for

Johnnie Walker x Auntie Sim's CNY Special

If it's anything Chinese people love more than the CNY holiday, it's the food (and alcohol) that comes with it. That is why Johnnie Walker has paired up with Auntie Sim's to offer diners the perfect combination of the two. This CNY, Johnnie Walker is introducing a specially selected Lunar New Year set menu paired with its Gold Label Reserve. Going to the event I wasn't quite sure what to expect, I've heard of wine pairings, and more recently, tea pairings, but very rarely, whiskey pairings and much less with Chinese food. It is only when the wonderful chef owner, Auntie Sim explained that she believed her specially curated Teo Chew menu would go well not just with the typical cognac (the dri

GinRikSha, Bukit Damansara

Indian fusion food has been gaining popularity in recent times, what with porky Indian food and all... and now, there is GinRikSha's incredible spread of tantalising cuisine mixed with a cool, modern ambience right in the heart of Bukit Damansara. It's a pretty brave move to open so close to Aliyaa too, a neighbourhood favourite for Sri Lankan food just one row behind. But if it's one restaurant that can prove to be a decent contender, it would be GinRikSha. I love the cool interior that makes it perfect for a nice night out with friends or family. Of course, the more the merrier when it comes to Indian food. I would recommend you start off with the pop corn tempura (RM12). Corn deep fried i

Intercontinental KL's CNY menu 2017

If you're looking for a place to start your CNY feasting then Intercontinental KL is the place to do just that. The ever-so-classy hotel continues to command a steady stream of loyal followers because of its world class food and ambience. Of course, since it's their CNY menu, we had the tasting session at Tao. It's definitely the place to bring your future in-laws to to impress them this CNY if that's the kind of thing you're looking for. Or spoil the family with special set menus that start at RM1,988++ for ten. For the Fortune menu, which is the slightly more expensive set menu, you'd be getting a mouth-wateringly good yee sang with Hokkaido scallop, north Canadian lobster claw drizzled wi

Prosperity Feast @ Plaza Brasserie, PARKROYAL Beach Road

Still fretting over what to have for reunion dinner this coming lunar new year? Head over to Plaza Brassiere at PARKROYAL at Beach Road as they celebrate the year of the rooster with a Chinese New Year buffet spread from 16 January 2017 to 11 February 2017. Acclaimed for his expertise in traditional Cantonese roasting techniques, Executive Chef Ken will have a hand in all the dishes for this CNY buffet spread, characterised by a fusion of local, Asian and international flavours. What you need to try at Plaza Brasserie will be their ‘Fa Cai Yu Sheng’. Not only will you see the traditional condiments such as raw salmon slices, dried orange skin and prosperity crackers, there are also interesti

Open Door Policy Brunch Makeover, Tiong Bahru

What better way to spend your weekends by enjoying brunch. All you brunch lovers out there can head over Tiong Bahru's favourite neighbourhood bistro, Open Door Policy (ODP). Ushering in the new year, ODP has also introduced a new and amped up weekend heart brunch fare that is also nutritionally-conscious and 100 per cent gluten- and dairy-free. This new menu is created by Chef Ryan Clift, whose personal dietary intolerance has set him on a journey to create the yummiest gluten- and dairy-free dishes that stay true to ODP’s signature style of contemporary comfort food. The new weekend brunch selections offer diners who want to eat in a wholesome, mindful way, a myriad of options that don't f

David Brown's Restaurant, Penang Hill

A quick search of Penang Hill will take you to stunning panoramic views of the place. But there are also dining opportunities to take advantage of while you're up there. While David Brown's restaurant has been up there for the longest time, it has maintained its charm and quality of food over the many years of operation. Enjoy the cool hilly breeze and lovely natural surroundings while you're up there. The trains up to Penang Hill have recently been upgraded and will get you up there in 10 minutes or less. Our tip: pay a little extra to jump the queues. It's RM30 return for the express lane and you will probably save an hour in waiting time, especially during peak periods. A normal ride will

Bao Culture Food & Drinks, Penang

Bao Culture Food & Drinks is located in a new area in Penang - the Auto Mall. You can admire beautiful cars as well as the coastline from the cafe and it is one of the best spots in Penang for sunsets. You can even cycle here and park at their bicycle parking lots (which is what we did!). The interior of the shop is decorated in a quirky manner with a container unit housing their kitchen and another makeshift food truck to serve drinks and take orders out of. It is technically located on the mezzanine floor and each shop unit is separated by thin walls. This also means little renovations can be done to the place. But that doesn't stop the shops from being creative with their space. Because o

Tony Roma's Incoming Platters

The Festive Season from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's has always been a time for family gatherings, catching up with old friends, and eating way too much food. Now that 2017 is here, we continue the feasting for Chinese New Year, and then after that it's Valentine's Day, then March 14, then April's Fools and really, every occasion is an excuse to eat! So, from January to March, Tony Roma's will be introducing the new seasonal platter menu, featuring large portions of regular customer favourites, all to share amongst you and your loved ones. It being my first time in half a decade since I've visited this establishment, I was quite excited for what was in store for us. It has been a

Metisser Patisserie & Tea Room, Penang

Penang is more than just the char kuey teows and assam laksas... Really. I mean, you can get equally good ones in KL nowadays. So whenever I head up to Penang, I am on the hunt for new hipster cafes and other dining experiences I may not be able to get in KL. A quick search brought my tired feet to Metisser Patisserie. Tired because we had decided to bring out bikes up to Penang for a ride around the island. And boy, was it a good idea! After eating at so many different places during our short 3 day trip, we needed to burn off the calories somehow! At Metisser Patisserie, its clean aesthetic and airiness gives it a very classy feel and I immediately felt out of place in my shorts and t-shirt

Auspicious Chinese New Year Feast at the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

Chinese New Year comes early this year and it's happening just a few weeks after all the Christmas and New Year celebrations! This coming Lunar New Year, the iconic Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant is offering a special Chinese New Year Menu featuring seven dishes and seven set menus, to usher in good luck and wealth for the new year. The seven dishes include: 1. Wealthy Nian Gao (Round) ($23.80) Made with glutinous rice, this traditional round-shaped Chinese New Year cake is a symbol of welcoming prosperity. For an extra dust of wealth, you can opt for an even more auspicious version with gold flakes ($33.80). Be sure that you call at least four days in advance to place an order for this di

Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Hotel

Known for being one of the best high-end Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Peach Blossoms will definitely not disappoint, especially if you are looking for good Chinese cuisine. And since Chinese New Year is just around the corner (how time flies by so quickly!), we got to try their Lunar New Year menu for 2017, and it's definitely a winning bet if you are looking for a place for reunion dinner or family gathering this upcoming Chinese New Year. Marina Mandarin Salmon Yu Sheng with Mixed Fruits No reunion dinner would be complete without a Yusheng, and what makes this particular Yusheng stand out from the typical ones is due to the fruits being added to the mix. It adds a fruity characterist

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