Yakiniku Toraji, Isetan The Japan Store

Having heard so much about the interesting items (with eye-popping price tags!) you can find at Isetan The Japan Store, not much buzz was on the food there. So when I discovered we were invited to dine at Yakiniku Toraji, I jumped at the chance to be on the premium restaurant floor called The Table. 'Yakiniku' is a Japanese term for grilled meat and as its name suggest, Yakiniku Toraji serves grilled meat in generous thick cuts. It is a Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant that inspires to provide a balanced diet of food that is beautiful to hold, delicious to eat and benefits the body in health, just like balloon flowers (known as Toraji in Korean). Assorted Namul (RM20) This bunch of seasoned

Peranakan Flavours, Tan Quee Lan St

I have been lucky enough to grow up having Peranakan food on a regular basis. It isn’t a common cuisine and even rarer to find a restaurant that serves delicious and traditional Peranakan food. I am so relieved to say that Peranakan Flavours blew me away. Every dish was created with the perfect combination of different flavours that perfectly represent this amazing cuisine. The Kachang Botol Salad ($8) is not your typical starter. It was spicy and a little tangy. The rawness of the winged bean might be too much for some, but otherwise I thought it was an interesting dish to start our meal. The Hae Cho ($16), which is a deep fried prawn roll that checks every box for me. Crispy yet light skin

Jersey Jack Gelato, Perth

Perth locals will now have access to a new Jersey Jack Gelato outlet as they recently launched their grand opening at Westfield Whitford City, Perth. The grand opening was a wonderland for foodies as Jersey Jack Gelato marks this enchanting occasion by exhibiting their most unique gelato flavours and treats! Fans of this originally Malaysian born outlet were treated to many giveaways throughout the launch week and the first 50 customers to race to the outlet between Thursday and Sunday will received a complimentary Mostros, double scoops, donut cones and gelato's!! We were recently invited to their Como outlet for a sneak peak of their delicious goodies. The outlet was cosy and expanded to a

Ten Moons Resort, Ko Lipe

When I first researched Ko Lipe, looking at the map, it seemed easy enough to get around the island. That's because I wasn't really looking at its terrain. If you're going to Ko Lipe, typically you'd pick a beach and stick to it. I chose the main beach - which is where we docked and also close to the Walking Street. But I also wanted to explore the other beaches like Sunrise Beach. I heard it was cleaner and quieter. So one night, for dinner, we made our way to Ten Moons resort at Sunrise Beach. They had wanted to host us too but because of the chalets that were being renovated, we settled on just enjoying a meal here instead. Indeed, what people say about Sunrise Beach is true. It is quiete

Bakerzin's New 2017 Menu

If you are a Singaporean, or have been residing in Singapore for a long time, you probably would have heard of Bakerzin, a homegrown F&B establishment that has been in the industry since 1998. With five outlets located in each district, Bakerzin offers a delectable selection of savoury eats ranging from quick bites, homemade soups, healthy salads, hearty pastas, freshly-made sandwiches and wraps to Asian fare. We went down to Bakerzin at Tai Seng and we absolutely loved the interior of this outlet! It is so spacious and comfortable. The smell of fresh artisan breads fills up the air in the cafe. For starters, we had the Chef’s Signature Crab Cakes ($5). The fresh and flavoursome crab cakes w

Motorino, SkyAvenue Genting Highlands

Honestly, I hadn't heard of the brand before. So when I was told I'd be dining at Motorino during a food trip to Genting, I was unfazed. Apparently the wood fire pizza brand hails from New York but I was none the wiser till actually getting there. I often say that once brands come into Malaysia, I believe their quality tends to drop a little. Not that I have tried Motorino anywhere else but I believe even comparing to other local Western places, there is a long way to go for this brand here in terms of quality. I can't say the meatball was outstanding or the best I'd ever tasted. It was at most mediocre. For the pizza, I had been expecting a thinner crust. Our pizza was slightly undercooked

Thai Hou Sek Plaza Arkadia, Desa Park City

Famous for its casual Thai dining fare, Thai Hou Sek has launched its third restaurant in Plaza Arkadia on the 23rd of August. Thai Hou Sek is a playful twist on words meaning ‘Very Delicious Thai’ when translated from Cantonese. From there, the brand works on creating fun and delicious Thai-Chinese meals. The restaurant takes pride in being a place that is perfect for friends, family or even a quick lunch spot for rushing workers, providing a playful warmth with its rustic setting. The launch kicked off with a traditional lion dance as well as the tossing of Yee Sang which is a symbol of wishing for good fortune and earnings. Some of their signature dishes that are all-time favorites would

Ah Mah's Homemade Cake, Plaza Singapura

Singapore's Popular Ah Mah's Homemade Cake has come up with a new flavour that has not failed to wow us all again! The Rocky Choc Ah Mah Cake ($13) is made from luscious dark chocolate, which the chef has generously blended into the cake batter and topped with delicious milk chocolate chips. Even after adding chocolatey goodness, this latest Ah Mah cake still remains as fluffy and light! Ah Mah Homemade Cake is also proud to announce the launch of its first ever outlet in town at Plaza Singapura. This will be the sixth outlet within a short span of two months, selling over 60,000 cakes in Singapore! Not forgetting the origins of all these goodness, the Original Flavour ($8) and the Cheesecak

CreatureS, Desker Road

Having come from some Peranakan background, I am quite picky when it comes to nyonya or Peranakan cuisine. That’s why when I decided to come to CreatureS, I was desperately hoping that the food here would be up to par. Thankfully, they did not disappoint and I can see myself coming back here again. In the interior, the two-storey restaurant spotted a very modern vibe with warm lighting and beautiful flower arrangements. If you don’t mind the location (famed for it being one of Singapore’s oldest red light districts), I would say that this place would be great to bring a date. To start, we had some of CreatureS’ Heirloom Home Brews. The Almond, Chinese Pear & White Fungus (Left: $7) was so no

UberEATS KL launch party at Le Blanc Bangsar

It is one of the most highly anticipated launches, especially for (lazy) foodies like myself! Having tried the service in Singapore, I am so excited to announce it is now in KL. UberEATS is an online meal ordering and delivery platform by Uber. All you have to do is download the UberEATS app and voila! You’re on your way to having all your favourite food delivered. UberEATS will be first be introduced in the following areas: • Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District • Bangsar • Damansara Heights. UberEATS operates from 9am to midnight, seven days a week! Don’t forget to use the promo code "eats-9s6lk" to get RM15 off your first order! Order from over 200 UberEATS partners including loc

Marche, Pavilion

Yes, Marche is back! And it's better than ever. You might remember the old Marche at The Curve - it was a little dark, packed and you'd come out smelling of food. The new Marche, under its new management, sports a brighter, more welcoming facade but maintaining the identity of the brand with its green and red and wood interior. I love the colours of the new place and even the tables and chairs seem more welcoming than older Marche outlets around the world. The concept is still the same. When you walk in, you're given a card to use. The different stalls offer a range of foods from pastas to pizzas to a grill to desserts and more. The premise is pork-free, though! My favourite dish to have at

Yatagarasu Yakitori, Circular Rd

With 15 types of pork belly wraps to discover, you'll be spoiled for choice with Yatagarasu Yakitori’s series of pork belly wraps, as it comes with a variety of ingredients from shiso leaf, lettuce, garlic, asparagus, bell pepper and cheese. You can find these brainchildren of Chef Kota Tanabe along Circular Road. Yatagarasu Yakitori offers not only pork belly wraps, but also other barbecued skewers featuring chicken and vegetables, utilising different parts of the chicken such as the thigh, liver, gizzards, wings and many more. Let’s discover what Yatagarasu Yakitori has in store for its guests, starting with the chicken. CHICKEN SKEWERS (from right to left) Thigh (most right): I started ou

High Tea at The Regent Hotel, Singapore

On one very fancy afternoon, we went to Regent Hotel near Orchard for what seemed to be a promising High Tea. This was my second time ever attending an event like this and I was extremely excited, especially after hearing that the Tea Lounge had recently paired up with one of my favourite coffee places in Singapore - Common Man Coffee Roasters, and was looking forward to some delicious coffee. The menu was plentiful, offering ranges of coffee and tea, both single-origin and blends, that would please any hot beverage lover; and for those of you that enjoy an extra kick together with your meal, a wide range of alcoholic cocktails were available, including really unique coffee-based ones! I sta

Pezzo Unveils the #MotherOfAllCheese

It’s every cheese lover’s dream come true! If you already loved Pezzo’s Cheesy Cheese pizza, get ready to be blown away with their newly launched addition Pump’d Up Cheese ($29.90 per pan, $5.90 per slice), which comes with a heavenly combination of five types of cheese – Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Italian Marscapone, Parmesan, Mozzarella and smoky Nacho cheese! My first bite was absolutely titillating to say the least. If cheese is not your ball game, try out their newly added Trufflin’ Truffle Mushroom pizza ($29.90 per pan, $5.90 per slice) which comes with a beautiful carbonara base. I really liked the oyster mushroom flavour mixed with the gooey mozzarella cheese and hints of truffle ap

Antoinette, Penhas Road

Antoinette is lavished with elements that are inspired by the French neoclassical period, and well known for their gorgeous Instagram-worthy cakes and multi-coloured macarons that makes patrons come back for more. And with new additions to their permanent menu that's available for both lunch and dinner? You will be spoilt for choice! Antoinette's Chef Pang Kok Keong introduces creative new and modern dishes that will take you back to some nostalgic moments with touches of Asian heritage. I decided to have a pot of Iced Yuzu, Mango and Passionfruit Green Tea ($12.50). And I love that it came with cubes of fresh mango and passion fruit at the bottom. Although it had a bit of a sour twang, but

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour: the Hello Kitty experience

It has undoubtedly always been a dream of mine to stay in a Hello Kitty themed hotel, or at least a room. And my dream had finally come true this year! After 26 years of dreaming of this day, it had finally come. And I was super excited! Mind you, we had just finished a 3D2N staycation in Marina Bay Sands and were spoilt silly by the most luxurious of experiences. Having to come to Hotel Jen, Puteri Harbour after that would have been unfair... except that Hotel Jen's standards were top notch too! We checked in rather quickly and were brought to the room. We had the premier package, which gave us Hello Kitty-fied accessories and even a Hello Kitty themed goody bag to take home. We stayed in t

Naughty Nuri's, Atria Shopping Gallery

Meat lovers are in for a wonderful treat over at Naughty Nuri's! Having just opened their fourth Malaysian outlet in Atria Shopping Gallery back in October 2016, this trendy yet homely brand seems unstoppable when it comes to conquering the local market. Isnuri Suryatmi, “Nuri” and her husband, Brian Aldinger opened their roadside warung in Ubud, Bali in 1995 and it became famous for its tantalising BBQ pork ribs prepared with Balinese spices and a secret sauce. Since then, the brand has continued to innovate to introduce new offerings to its loyal patrons. We went down to try out their brand new Celebrations Platter and we were not disappointed! Our eyes were immediately drawn to the enormo

Red Bow Cafe, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town Nusajaya JB

Here's a little known fact (to some) about me: I *used* to love Hello Kitty very much. I say used to because the love has probably dwindled to a like as I've grown out of it. But some part of me will always have a fondness towards the mouthless cat. So obviously when I was visiting JB, I had to drop by Sanrio Hello Kitty Town but I was also pleasantly surprised to find a Hello Kitty themed cafe at the premises. We stopped by for a quick snack and had a couple of lattes. It's nice to cool down with a drink after all that excitement in Hello Kitty town. I couldn't resist trying the Nutella milkshake too, which was packed full of the sinfully sweet chocolatey hazelnut spread. To top it all off,

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya JB

In all fairness, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town was built for kids in mind. I'm not sure if they anticipated the number of crazy female adults that still want to indulge in this childhood character in a theme park. But I was ready for anything. I just wanted to be surrounded by the mouthless cat for a while - so sue me. I know one of the most popular colours when it comes to Hello Kitty is pink but mannnn, I didn't expect the whole town to be quite this pink! Nonetheless, I was so excited to get to Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, I was literally jumping up and down at the entrance. There is only one ride in the theme park (which is located on the first floor of a building). And we promptly got on the ride

Blu Kouzina, Dempsey

Many like me out there I know do not have a good impression of Greek food. Especially if you’ve only been trying out those that are NOT from Greece. When I walked in to Blu Kouzina, I didn’t have high expectations at first. But boy, did this place change my whole perception of Greek food. I suggest that if you’ve had bad Greek food experience elsewhere, do give Blu Kouzina a try and I’m quite certain that it will change your mind. I’m not sure how a typical Greek restaurant would look like, but judging by pictures I’ve seen online of places like Santorini, this interior did kind of transport me to a Mediterranean seaside for that one night. Previously located in Bukit Timah, this family-owne