A Pot full of Prosperity … at Di Wei, Empire Subang

Apart from tossing the Yee Sang, another great dish I always look forward to during Chinese Near Year is the Poon Choy. This lovely pot of prosperity is special in that it is composed of many layers of different ingredients. It is also eaten layer by layer instead of “stirring everything up”, but if you [...]

Going Balls Deep @ Yang Kee Beef Ball Noodle

We recently went balls deep with Mr. Siew from Yang Kee Seapark’s popular beef ball noodle. The somewhat shy owner of the stall had invited us months back to watch him make beef meatballs which he does by hand. It wasn’t until he invited us to observe his artisanal skills that it occurred in our [...]

The Fiery BBQ Buffet @ Empire Subang

BBQ buffets, in case you haven’t noticed, or endured the endless lines of people, especially during the holiday season, are big and hot. It’s also apt to start a fight, especially when folks hog the stations where all the good meat resides. But then again, without such a heated atmosphere, would the out-door BBQ be [...]

Starting the New Year right… at New Formosa

The first time I fell in love with the food at New Formosa, has got to be the first time I ate their Three Cup Chicken. You see, three cup chicken is a classic Taiwanese dish, one which I only learned to appreciate, when I visited New Formosa a couple of years back and tried [...]

Ushering in the New Year @ EE Chinese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel

The ubiquitous Chinese New Year Yee Sang is something most Chinese look forward to. This coming year though, it falls on the 31st of Jan 2014, which means restaurants are already sending out invites to try their Yee Sang, during the month of December. Which brings us to EE Chinese Cuisine at Eastin Hotel, Petaling [...]

Char Siew Fix at Spring Golden Restaurant, Shah Alam

BBQ pork or Char Siew is a famous street-side, Chinese hawker dish that everyone loves. But what makes a great plate for Char Siew? Is it the perfect fat to lean ratio of meat? Is it the skewers of pork meat marinated in a secret, homemade honey hoisin sauce, then roasted till it resembles charred, [...]

Sing Wah Coffee Shop @ Jalan Gasing

During the wet, wet, rainy season, nothing hits the spot like a hot pot of Bak Kut Teh. The name literally translates as “meat bone tea”, and, at its simplest, consists of fatty pork ribs simmered in a broth of herbs and spices including star anise, cinnamon, wolfberries, cloves, dong guai, fennel seeds and garlic, [...]

Signature @ The Roof , Bandar Utama

Having a cocktail, or dinner, high above the city and taking in spectacular views at one of the best rooftop bars, this side of town, is one of my favorite things to do, on the weekend. For us PJ folk, The Roof at Bandar Utama sure beats sitting in traffic for 2 hours, trying to [...]

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 [...]

Appu Uncle Curry House @ Section 19

“Kai Pavi Da!”  Says the huge garish sign featuring a popular Tamil actor, which means “Use Hand la!” And the food here is so tasty, I really don’t mind if I do. What I die a little each time for is the fish head curry here, as well as the prawn curry. The Putu Mayam [...]

KL Restaurant Week (KLRW) 2013 @ Kin No Mizu & Brotzeit

So what and when is KL Restaurant Week (KLRW) 2013 exactly ? If you haven’t already heard, The KL Restaurant Week is set to take place from the 4th – 11th of October, with nearly 50 of the city’s top restaurants participating in a week long gastronomy event. It’s all about the convenience of booking [...]