Category Archives: KL City Centre

Transparent Apron, Kuala Lumpur: A Supper Club is Born

I have a friend. His name is Ryonn Leong. But before you write this off as a childish essay, let me clarify that childhood dreams — and not childishness — is what this article is about. You see, Ryonn who hails from Kelantan has been playing masak-masak since he was a kid. And I don’t…

DISH, Dua Annexe: The Art of Dish-ing by Chef Steve Allen

My friends must think that I’ve gone missing by now. They’ve not heard of or seen my face for a good while now. But try explaining to them how your bosses and colleagues expect you to be a creative solution agency, an events company, a marketing & communications expert, social media titan, Bob the Builder,…

Menya Musashi: Famous Tokyo Ramen Chain in KL for Limited Time…Go Grab A Bowl Now!

If you ask any locals in Tokyo to name the place they head to for their favourite bowl of ramen in the bustling metropolis, chances are the name Menya Musashi would crop up as one of the top suggestions. And that would definitely explain the famous long queues in front of their flagship Shinjuku store…

Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine, Menara Hap Seng: A ‘Simple’ Reunion Dinner

The eve of Chinese New Year is fast approaching. As is with tradition, it’s an evening where family members gather around the dinner table to feast (seriously do you expect any less from us Chinese?) on their last meal before the New Year under the lunar calendar rolls in. In the movies, it’s often portrayed…

Garrett Popcorn Opens in Candylicious KLCC

Citizens of Kuala Lumpur can now look forward to popping good days ahead with the opening of Garrett Popcorn Shops. Sharing a sweet corner of the newly refurbished Concourse level of Suria KLCC, the world-famous Chicago snack parlor is finally opened alongside with Candylicious and Bruno Gelato. Sweet-toothed KL-lites can now go nuts over their…

MIGF 2011: Mandarin Oriental KL Welcomes Chef Reto Weber to Mandarin Grill

This year marks the 11th year that Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is participating in the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2011 with their signature Mandarin Grill restaurant (along with the hotel’s Cantonese kitchen, Lai Po Heen). The festival cannot come at a better time as Mandarin Oriental has just appointed a new Chef de Cuisine…

Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur: Mooning over Mid-Autumn Festival

Today is the 15th day of the eight month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which makes today – officially – the Mid-Autumn Festival (???). I know it is hard to keep track when the day is actually celebrated, given how early mooncakes of many different varieties are sold as early as July each year. Ironically, this festival…

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