A Genuine Haven, called Gozo

The tiny island Gozo, that’s located just next to Malta is a genuine haven. It’s a great place to get away for the day – highly walkable with many great nooks, people to meet, as well as some terrific spots for lunch. On Gozo, you will find beautiful prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, breathtaking coves, great [...]

Road trip – into the belly of Malta

One of the best ways to experience Malta, is by renting a car, and driving around the island. Some might say that the evel knievel antics of impatient drivers who drive heavy on the right foot are a nightmare to encounter, but coming from Malaysia, I’d say it’s pretty much the same sort of driving. If [...]

Charmed by diminutive Valletta, Malta

One of the most historic spots in the Mediterranean, and one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, happens to be a place that I am currently in and exploring, Valletta, Malta. The charmingly diminutive capital, Valletta, a World Heritage City and European Capital of Culture 2018, is a perfect place to stroll [...]

Wines of St Hugo, at Cava Bangsar

The 2010 vintage for St Hugo, one of Australia’s iconic wines, has finally reached Malaysian shores and we were invited by Pernod Ricard Malaysia to try out their selection of fine wines, paired with some delectable Spanish cuisine, prepared by Cava. Being a huge fan of Cava, I knew we were in for a treat. [...]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 2

Read Part 1 here.. 4. Eumundi  Eumundi markets, we were told, is a must visit. Open only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8am till around 2.30pm, it is one of the region’s largest outdoor markets. Well, we missed the Wednesday market, due to our kayak tour ending late, so we caught the Saturday one instead. [...]

Queensland – Sunshine Coast .. Part 1

For the avid foodie yet active traveller, Queensland, located on Australia’s northeastern corner, remains an alluring destination that has a great balance between good food, as well as adventurous activities such as surfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking, paragliding, skydiving, scuba diving, bushwalking, or just plain running along the beach. The availability and abundance of fresh seafood, local meats, [...]

The Magical Kim Ma @ Palace of the Golden Horses

From delicate dim sum to fusion Chinese cuisine, the award winning Kim Ma Restaurant, under the prowess of renowned Chef Roy Wong has certainly stood the test of time. Such acutely stylish venues rarely last, but after being around so long, Kim Ma can certainly add longevity to its enviable list of attributes. chinese fusion [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Benoit Chargy of Hilton KL

Today’s Chef is the Spotlight is Executive Chef Benoit Chargy of Hilton Kuala Lumpur. With over 20 years of experience in pastry, 12 of which he spent as Executive Pastry Chef in 5-star establishments, Chargy is undoubtedly a talented chef. Today, we bring you on a journey.. an interview that reveals his path to becoming [...]

Shochu Pairing at Kuriya

One of the great things about Japanese food, is that it is so versatile. I can eat it any time of the day, and I’ve even had it paired with white or red wine, sake or shochu. Even an after work beer goes terrific with some slivers of fresh fatty fish, still plump and juicy [...]

The Greek Week Festival at Eccucino, Prince Hotel

Nuts about Greece or Greek Food? Here’s a solution for that hankering that’s just screaming out to be satisfied. Baklava  For two weeks, the Greek Week Festival will be running at Eccucino, Prince Hotel so find a way, to visit them, asap. The festival is headed by Greek guest chefs, Chef George Diakomichalis and Chef Kalliopi [...]

More Food Porn – The Iberico Burger

Man cannot live on beef alone .. and for that, there is the Iberico burger.. The Iberico Pork Burger. It never stinges on fat. Consistently juicy, super flavorful and sublimely tender. And it browns, developing a dark, crisp crust that’s one of a kind. The depth of flavour, enhanced by the melted cheese and tart [...]