Duckking, Lot 10 Hutong, Roast Duck, Bukit Bintang

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall There’s nothing like a buzzing food court in Asia to get the tummy rumbling and the vibe at Lot 10 Hutong really sets the scene for a delicious food adventure to begin. Steam rises from pots, hawkers loudly declare the tastiness of their food an… The post Duckking, Lot 10 ...

Birch Cafe @ DC Mall KL – Lovely Interior. Fancy Good Food. Unfriendly Prices.

Birch Cafe @ DC Mall KL - Lovely Interior. Fancy Good Food. Unfriendly Prices.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) Mind you, it’s Birch with an “r” and not a “t”. This is the much talked about cafe that has been trending on social media of late, and possibly the only restaurant that was bustling within the desserted DC Mall while I was there. It was a sunny public holiday afternoon ...

Matthew McLauchlan, Wholesale General Manager, Common Man Coffee Roasters

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m the Wholesale General Manager for CMCR and part of the awesome squad that runs Common Man Coffee Roaster’s wholesale business, working with a team of experts responsible for sourcing, roasting and packi… The post Matthew McLauchlan, Wholesale General Manager, ...

Romantic Dinner, Maldives’ Highest Peak, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives takes a romantic dinner for two up a notch with their Dining by Design destination dinners. Limited only by your imagination, the resort team will set up a white clothed candlelit table just abou… The post Romantic Dinner, Maldives’ Highest Peak, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort ...

Dr Ali’s, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Celebrating cuisine from the spice route, Dr. Ali’s showcases food from the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and a significant number of Arabian recipes. Shangri La’s specialty restaurant boasts a stunning seaside location. The interior i… The post Dr Ali’s, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives appeared first on ...

ShopBack Malaysia Upsized Cashback Campaign

ShopBack Malaysia Upsized Cashback Campaign
By vkeong It’s no secret among my family and friends that I am a staunch supporter of ShopBack Malaysia. For me, it is the best online loyalty platform. So I have no problem promoting it even on my personal Facebook. Like my friend says in the screenshot above, it’s free money. After being a user ...

Astor Bar, Cocktails at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall Gold domed tiled ceilings sparkle warmly in the soft light. Gold leaf splashbacks glimmer against a smokey dark marble bar. Hints of the precious metal gleam from recessed gold leaf ceilings in between the cr… The post Astor Bar, Cocktails at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur ...

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Luxury Spa in the Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Chi, or Qi, in Chinese philosophy, is the life force that determines well-being. To be in optimal health, Chi is supposed to flow without constraint around the body. Motion, therefore, is of upmost importance in reducing blockages and maintainin… The post CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, Luxury Spa in the ...

InterContinental Abu Dhabi, A Grand Dame on the Marina, UAE

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Long flights, the 14-hour plus kind, are not for me! I vowed a number of years back to never put myself through that torture again. So to break up my summer travel between Asia and Europe I stop in the UAE. Last year it was Dubai, this year it’s Abu ...

Lan’s Minced Pork Shop (岚肉燥专卖店) @ Taichung Second Market

Lan’s Minced Pork Shop (岚肉燥专卖店) @ Taichung Second Market
By vkeong Like most Asian major towns and cities, the market is an ideal place to start looking for good food, and Taichung is no exception either. Located 15 minutes away on foot from the Taichung Station, Taichung Second Market (第二市场) is a popular eating spot for locals and tourists alike. For a market that ...

Byblos Sur Mer, Lebanese Restaurant, InterContinental Abu Dhabi

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Specialising in marina views and a complete food and beverage experience, Byblos Sur Mer is InterContinental Abu Dhabi’s Lebanese restaurant. It’s comes with high repute and we’ve been told that guests travel all the way from Dubai (a 90-m… The post Byblos Sur Mer, Lebanese Restaurant, InterContinental Abu Dhabi appeared ...

Elixir Health Pot 无老锅 @ Taipei (Wulao Zhongshan)

Elixir Health Pot 无老锅 @ Taipei (Wulao Zhongshan)
By vkeong Looking back, our previous vacation to Taiwan 8 years ago was a touristy one. We went to as many night markets as time allowed and and ate almost exclusively at the food stands. The only proper sit down meal we had was probably at Din Tai Fung – which we had to queue ...

A Spoonful Of Sugar.

A Spoonful Of Sugar.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) I recently read an article that was trending online on the theory behind Nice Girls Don’t Ask, and it got me thinking. It’s really an article about corporate leadership, but I’m going to talk about it in a slightly different context. For a very long time, and from the bottom of ...

Lafite, Beats and Brunch, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Patricia Podorsek Photos: Monica Tindall Sunday brunches in KL can be a little formulaic. Most profess weekly free-flow bubbles and buffet tables laden with iced seafood, a charcuterie station, carved roast for the carnivores, and a festive desse… The post Lafite, Beats and Brunch, Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur appeared first on The ...

2017 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival (台湾滷肉饭节)

2017 Taiwan Braised Pork Rice Festival (台湾滷肉饭节)
By vkeong When it comes to Taiwanese food, braised pork rice or minced pork rice (滷肉飯 – Lu Rou Fan) is without a doubt one of the nation’s favorites. It can be found everywhere from a street vendor, restaurant to a five-star hotel. Because of that, it is also called the “National Rice” of Taiwan. ...

KY eats – Punjabi Cuisine at Big Singh Chapati, SS15 Subang Jaya

KY eats – Punjabi Cuisine at Big Singh Chapati, SS15 Subang Jaya
By KY While Indian makes up for one of the big three ethnic groups in Malaysia, when it comes to Indian food, the Northern variety is definitely one of the least represented. There’s a 24/7 mamak restaurant in every commercial areas, but a true Nothern style cuisine, or in case of Big Singh Chapati, a ...

Casa Latina and Cacao Lab, Latin American Food, Ampang

By Monica Tindall Words: Shaun Humphries Photos: Monica Tindall It’s not every day that you get to meet (and eat food created by) a celebrity Venezuelan chef in Kuala Lumpur. So, whenever the occasion arises, I always jump on it. Thanks to Chef Tamara Rodriguez’s rec… The post Casa Latina and Cacao Lab, Latin American ...

Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee @ Medan Selera Berlian, Jinjang

Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee @ Medan Selera Berlian, Jinjang
By vkeong The food court in Jinjang Utara has been demolished to make way for MRT construction. Because of that, most of the hawkers have shifted their stalls to Medan Selera Berlian in Jinjang Selatan. This includes the Petaling Street Charcoal Fried Hokkien Mee I blogged about almost 2 years ago. Nothing much has changed ...

Jerry Thoong, Hair Stylist and Founder of Co-founder of Groom Artistry

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m one of the technician stylists and also one of three founders of Groom Artistry. I jumped into the world of hairstyling more than 10 years ago when I was encouraged by a great friend of mine to give this ...

Kaya Kok (Kaya Puff) @ Sin Eng Heong, Ipoh

Kaya Kok (Kaya Puff) @ Sin Eng Heong, Ipoh
By vkeong Started in 1961, Sin Eng Heong is one of the oldest biscuit shop in Ipoh. Many would consider a visit to Ipoh incomplete without dropping by Sin Eng Heong to get a box of their legendary Kaya Puff. This staple snack is also more fondly known as Kaya Kok by the locals. A ...

Prego, Italian Restaurant, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Patricia Podorsek Photos: Monica Tindall Trying to keep a restaurant going for more than a decade in KL is a little like trying to weave a motorcycle through the traffic on Jalan Tun Razak: With patience and a good driver, you’ll manage to avoid cars j… The post Prego, Italian Restaurant, ...

Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali @ Marina Bay Sands

Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali @ Marina Bay Sands
By vkeong Osteria Mozza by Mario Batali is widely hailed as the best Italian restaurant in Singapore. Just look at the lineup of co-owners and partners of the restaurant and you will understand why. Even if you haven’t heard of Mozza you probably should know Nancy Silverton, who appeared in an episode of Chef’s Table ...

Das Central, Luxury 5-Star Hotel in Soelden, Austria

By Monica Tindall Words: Sarah Rees Photos: Monica Tindall A hotel is so much more than the sum of its parts. Das Central, the only five-star hotel in the beautiful town of Sölden in the Ötztal Valley, has an impressive list of features and attributes to satisfy even tho… The post Das Central, Luxury 5-Star ...

Pandan Apam Balik @ Taman Bukit Maluri Pasar Malam

By vkeong Taman Bukit Maluri‘s pasar malam convenes every Sunday evening on the street next to Kuan Yin Ting temple. It is small but functioning with sufficient number of food, fresh produce, seafood, clothes and accessories stalls. You can easily buy a simple meal or stock up your weekly groceries here. Among the dozens of ...

Best Restaurants in Soelden, Dining at Hotel Das Central, Austria

By Monica Tindall Words: Sarah Rees Photos: Monica Tindall The surrounding area of Soelden may be packed with restaurants, but there is little reason to leave Hotel Das Central during your stay. Fine food and exceptional wines are an integral part of the fabric of this glorious … The post Best Restaurants in Soelden, Dining ...

My First Taste Of Egyptian Cuisine At Tut’s Egyptian Eatery @ 1 Utama PJ

My First Taste Of Egyptian Cuisine At Tut's Egyptian Eatery @ 1 Utama PJ
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) “We are going to have Egyptian food for lunch today,” I told my friend while walking towards Tut’s.“What’s Egyptian food?” my friend asked.“I have no idea,” I paused before replying. Expectations: Egyptian drinks leaned towards the sweet side. From the left – Egyptian Lemon Mint (RM8.00) [Top pick!]. Sobya Milk (RM7.50). ...

Yakiniku Toraji’s Improved Premium Course @ Isetan The Japan Store

Yakiniku Toraji’s Improved Premium Course @ Isetan The Japan Store
By vkeong Due to changes in the currency exchange rate between the ringgit and the yen, Yakiniku Toraji has improved their signature premium course menu (while retaining the original price) to correctly reflect its true value. Not only the course will include more meat, some of the existing items have been upgraded as well. For ...

ice Q, Lunch at the Famed James Bond Spectre Filming Location

By Monica Tindall Words: Sarah Rees Photos: Monica Tindall If you are seeking a spectacular and exclusive dining experience, it doesn’t get much better than this. Not only are you 3,048m above sea level at ice Q, hanging off the side of one of the most spectacular peaks in th… The post ice Q, Lunch ...

CUT by Wolfgang Puck Steakhouse @ Marina Bay Sands

CUT by Wolfgang Puck Steakhouse @ Marina Bay Sands
By vkeong After Tim Ho Wan, CUT by Wolfgang Puck was my second proper Michelin starred experience. The entire time I was there, I dissected everything from the food quality to the service. Then, I compared CUT to the many steakhouses I have been to in KL to see what sets a Michelin starred restaurant ...

Gampe Thaya, Soelden, Austrian Mountain Food

By Monica Tindall Words: Sarah Rees Photos: Monica Tindall Who knew a humble mountain hut could become one of the must-go places in Sölden for traditional, local food with a view to dominate any conversation and distract you continuously from your date? It was only our seco… The post Gampe Thaya, Soelden, Austrian Mountain Food ...