Chinese New Year with a Romantic Twist @ Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree KL

There may be only one true love, for each one of us, but there is no one true way to do dinner on Valentine’s Day. And if Valentine’s Day falls on the fifteenth Day of Chinese New Year (Chap Go Mei), well then, what we have is a double celebration. And at DoubleTree by Hilton […]

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 […]

Chinese New Year & Valentines Day @ Garibaldi KL

It’s no secret that Garibaldi is one of our favorite Italian Restaurants. And we were delighted when we found out that for Chinese New Year, there would be an exciting innovative menu too, for those who celebrate the auspicious year of the Snake. It’s been a long time since Italian Asian fusion cooking has promised […]

Chinese New Year @ New Formosa PJ


When Mrs Jeanie Lee of New Formosa, calls you for dinner, you should readily accept, simply because, she’s a fantastic cook. And she really does cook the best Taiwanese cuisine in town. Taiwanese food street dessert – jiu-fen I love Taiwanese food – heavy on pork, meat, seafood and vegetables, with an emphasis on textures […]

Di Wei, Empire hotel and the massive Poon Choi

What on earth is a “Poon Choi” ? I had never tried it before, so I was pretty excited to see what lay underneath the lid of that huge claypot. At Di Wei, Poon Choi or Big Bowl Feast is really a sight for sore eyes.. Poon Choi, that comes from the Song Dynasty, is […]

Chinese New Year @ Chef Choi

I love Chinese New Year celebrations at Chef Choi. It’s always such a porky affair.. I know I will definitely eat my fill of suckling pig and oh, for the love of crispy crackling skin! This year’s menu was a bit of an experimental menu , thrown together by the Chef.. But first the Yee […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year @ Five Sen5es, The Westin KL

I’ve always liked Five Sen5es, at one of the best Kuala Lumpur hotels, the Westin KL, because the place is so darn chic. It just oozes class, and the food is awesome too. I also like the fact that when you dine there, you are supposed to use all your 5 senses – sight, sound, […]

Chinese New Year @ Li Yen, Ritz-Carlton & Shanghai, JW Marriott

Double your Chinese New Year luck, with two menus, from Li Yen at The Ritz-Carlton KL and then, Shanghai at JW Marriott.. I really cannot believe that Chinese New Year is almost upon us once more. Everything files at the speed of light when you’re busy I suppose. Having just come back from a 2 […]

Gu Yue Tien @ Chulan Square, Kuala Lumpur

As the faint sound of a sizzle of meat made it’s way to our ears, the air smelled of smoke, garlic and pork fat. Pork is a beautiful thing.. in a sweet succulent brined pork chop way, or in a smoky, falling off the cracker, dry-cured parma ham way. It’s delicious as a rillette with […]

Chef Choi and the Truffle-phile

I suppose I have a few food-inclined friends who are still obsessed with fresh truffles. They tend to know a great deal, on the subject matter, and go through great lengths to transport/ship/hand-carry fresh truffles back home to KL, for the sake of a meal. They also go through great pains to keep the truffles […]

More Food Porn…

For those who do not want to cook for Chinese New Year..   There’s Elegant Inn.     Nian Gao – good fortune stick to you, like sweet sticky glutinous rice cake   Lap Mei Fan – your claypot runneth over with waxed meat rice   Eggy Foie – double decadence, double your luck   […]

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