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 […]

Welcoming the Year of the Horse, 2014 @ Tai Zi Heen

Ah… the Year of the Horse.. apparently those who don’t act fast in this year will get left behind, so I am told. And as we gallop into the Wood Horse year, I am told that one should expect the unexpected adventure & exciting travels to distant lands.. Events move so quickly in a Horse […]

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, […]

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 […]

First Low Sang of the Year.. 2012 is just around the corner!

Chinese New Year is a little like Thanksgiving where there’s celebration, massive feasting, visiting relatives and where ornate, wildly colored dragons, kamquat trees, and generally, decorations that are “red” in colour, are used to decorate the place for good luck. Chinese restaurants will inadvertently be serving up dishes with names that mean “good luck” and […]

Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant, One World Hotel

Chinese New Year is incomplete without a Yee Sang toss for good luck, prosperity, longevity, health and wealth. Yee Sang also known as lo hei (in Cantonese) is a Chinese raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish, mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. […]

New Formosa @ SS2, PJ

Midweek and the work is pouring in. Arrgh.. somebody turn off the tap please. Alternatively, sit and wait at the phone and hope some kind soul (like for example, someone like Marian), calls to invite you for some nice dinner, not too far from home. Oh someone up there heard me! My prayers were indeed […]

Elegant Inn @ Menara Hap Seng, KL

Elegant Inn – many months ago, I had read so much about this place, from my cousin’s blog and so, we were pretty excited when Marian extended an invite to us to a dinner hosted by Jeanette, the owner of the restaurant. At the table were also A lil Fatmonkey, FBB, LL and BE. Jeanette […]