Lai Ching Yuen, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

You can't help but to be blown away by the sheer opulence of Grand Millennium Hotel as you step into their lobby. With the cascading chandelier, gigantic display of fresh flowers, the dark marble flooring and the gold water feature, you will be wowed. The food at its Chinese restaurant Lai Ching Yuen is no exception to its whole grandeur. The restaurant is decorated in a glamorous black and red oriental theme, and is one of the nicest Chinese restaurants I had the honour of p

J&D Espresso, Pavilion KL

J&D Espresso used to be one of the few brunch places to go to in the Klang Valley before the proliferation of brunch places happened. They are, what I would call, one of the pioneers. Their first branch opened up in Bandar Utama many moons ago while their newest branch in Pavilion Elite is a recent addition. Taking on a very different approach here, J&D Espresso Pavilion Elite gives off a slightly more upscale vibe - clearly to fit in with its surroundings. But it is done in

Toriden, The Table @ Isetan the Japan Store

The Table @ Isetan the Japan Store is the perfect go-to place if you're looking for Japanese restaurants that originate from Japan. Toriden is a Michelin star restaurant from Fukuoka Japan specialising in chicken. So if you're looking for beef or pork here, you've come to the wrong place. Chicken is the name of the game and they play it so well here. To maintain its Japanese standards, many of the restaurant managers here are Japanese and many of their ingredients and ware ar

Palillos, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang used to be a hotspot for the young'uns to get their party fix on but now that TREC is open, it has quickly become a place where locals flock to for meals (if they dare to deal with the traffic during rush hour). One of the newer places along the popular party street is Palillos, a Spanish yakitori joint that'll absolutely blow your mind. You'll feel like you've been transported to a small Japanese restaurant because of its layout and decor. As soon as y

define:food, Midvalley

It isn't often that I can say the food at any one particular establishment has blown me away. There are plenty of F&B places popping up left and right that seem to be capitalising on the Instagram-factor and only offering food that is aesthetically pleasing but fail to impress the tastebuds. But define:food seems to have it all. Well, almost. Located right smack in the middle of the ground floor connecting Midvalley Megamall and The Gardens Mall, it has found itself in one of

The Table at ISETAN the Japan Store, Lot 10

Japanese food lovers are going to be very pleased with the offerings at The Table, which just opened at ISETAN the Japan Store in Lot 10 last week. The preview saw 400 guests gather at the very Japanese-centric food place and I think The Table is a good contender for the saturated market of Japanese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur city centre. It offers the top Japanese restaurants right here in the heart of town and its prices are reasonable. Organised by Mad Hat PR, the event w

Acai Lab, Solaris Mont Kiara

Acai bowls have been all the rage in Kuala Lumpur and Acai Lab has opened up its door at Solaris Mont Kiara, taking up the half shop lot with Brasil Fitness. The acai berry, which originates from Brazil, is base ingredient for the acai bowls that everyone is going crazy about. Acai berry bowls here at Acai Lab range from RM15.90 to RM21.90 depending on the size of the bowl. Each bowl is a quick to-go kind of meal - the size you pick just depends on how much you wish to eat. A

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, wh

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

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 o

Garage 51 x Nutella: Christmas Menu 2016

Christmas is my favourite season of the year and not just because of the festivities, but also the food! Apart from the typical Western-styled dishes we get to overload on once a year, tis also the season for sweet dreams to come true. Garage 51 does just that with their Nutella Christmas menu this year! Start with a Mochatella (RM16) - which is basically a Nutella mocha. And then try their messy garage pancakes with Nutella (RM18)... The pancakes are beautifully stacked with

Tiger Lily, Damansara City

We got to visit a brand spanking new Thai cafe in the almost-finished Damansara City Mall recently. The main floor of the mall itself, while still midway through opening up its stores, felt very modern and grand, with high-class restaurants gracing the upper balconies. The lower ground floor is a more relatable, comfortable atmosphere laced with affordable dining options. Tiger Lily was founded on the idea of providing affordable and healthy food with a different atmosphere,

Vin's Restaurant and Bar, TTDI

My Thursday evening was made very special by being able to dine at Vin’s Restaurant and Bar in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. I had yet to visit this establishment but I’ve heard great things from people, so I was quite excited. Our dinner started with a Tomato Confit Bruschetta (RM24): cherry tomatoes confit in extra virgin olive oil (known as EVOO on their menu), garlic and basil atop house-baked whole wheat bread. I had never had confit-anything other than duck at this point and it

Hoppers KL, Jalan Pudu

If you love appam (a.k.a hoppers), then you're going to love this new cafe along Jalan Pudu! All of Hoppers food is, well, served in hoppers! Genius! I mean, who doesn't like hoppers. It's crunchy along the edges, and soft in the middle, and it's shape makes it a perfect substitute for a bowl! Hoppers certainly lives up to its name, their variety of hoppers did not disappoint. The savoury hopper is not too sour and it is made to order, so it is nice and fresh when it reaches

Common Man Coffee Roasters, TTDI

Being a huge fan of the coffee served at Common Man Coffee Roasters in Singapore, this visit to their KL establishment was met with a ton of excitement and anticipation. Disclaimer: I have a love/hate relationship with its branch in Singapore: I loved their ambiance, their impeccable coffee-making skills and the fact that they had a health/yoga studio right upstairs; on the other hand I wasn't a terrible fan of their price point and the fact that their food had a tendency to

Meat the Porkers, Publika

Have you ever walked into a place and thought to yourself, "This place is going to change my life." Well, that's what I thought when I first saw the sign for Fiercer Curry House get taken down and Meat the Porkers eye-catching one go up. Home of Siew Yoke Biryani, reads its tagline below the punny moniker. I knew only good things could come out of that. Who can resist siew yoke and biryani together, you tell me? So, we seized the opportunity to try out this place as soon as i

Okonomi, Publika

The DIY craze started with burgers, moved on to the healthier option of salads and now we can customise sushi, too! It’s only natural that in a day and age where we thrive on instant-gratification and freedom of choice that this culture would carry on into food too. Sushi as it is, is already awesome. But to get to customise it? That’s some next level YAAASSS right there! Okonomi in Publika is where you can go to satisfy your DIY sushi cravings. Make your own sushi and choose

Isetan The Japan Store opens up in Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur

October 27th was the grand reveal of the much-awaited ISETAN, the Japan Store. Marketing themselves as “storyteller(s) of authentic Japanese culture through aesthetics deep-rooted in Japan,” this specialty store is one of two to exist in the world, the other being in Paris, France. It was certainly a grand affair. The 5-floor departmental store showcased its best for the opening: each floor offered a variety of shopping options or services, all beautifully and tastefully deco

Kit Kat open its first concept in Southeast Asia

Nestle’s KitKat took its tagline, ‘Have a break, have a KitKat‘ to a whole new level. Nestle recently launched a KitKat concept store – the KitKat “Chocolatory” in Midvalley Megamall. This store will give the public the chance to engage with the brand by allowing patrons to create at least 10,000 variations of delicious and mouth-watering KitKat fingers. Patrons can also choose to purchase special editions of KitKat flavours that are not available anywhere else besides this c

Cake Boss comes to Malaysia!

You would not expect a shopping mall like Sunway Pyramid to be busy on a Tuesday night. But then again, it isn’t every day that Malaysia welcomes someone like celebrity baker Buddy Valastro aka. Cake Boss to lead an event. There were easily over 2000 people gathering around the Orange Concourse that night and the area was so packed full of fans that I could not even see the stage. But good fortune enabled us to be able to meet the Cake Boss in a private room when he was meeti