SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall It would be an understatement to say that I have a hard time unwinding. I can’t stay put long enough to make it through an entire movie without fiddling with something else at the same time: filing my nails, sewing on a button… I wake in the middle of … ...

Angelo’s Cafe & Restaurant @ Grand DarulMakmur Hotel, Kuantan

Angelo’s Cafe & Restaurant @ Grand DarulMakmur Hotel, Kuantan
By vkeong After a rebranding exercise, the iconic M.S. Garden Hotel in Kuantan is now known as Grand DarulMakmur Hotel. It also underwent a facelift which transformed their resident cafe cum restaurant – Angelo’s to a modern and bright space. It can be found next to the main lobby and their menu features a mix ...

KY eats – Apple Strudel at Fruity Cake & Bakery, Klang

KY eats – Apple Strudel at Fruity Cake & Bakery, Klang
By KY Ask anyone about Apple Strudel, and chances are they’re going to be talking about the famous Corica Pastries in Perth. Yeap, they do serve up an awesome apple strudel (I was fortunate to have a chance to try thanks to Val back in the years), I recently found that you can get an ...

Maldivian Cooking Class at Naladhu Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Ever wondered what cuisine possibilities lie within a nation made up of tiny islands with dry land area sometimes barely 500 metres across and much of that covered in sand? Fish, fish and more fish? Well, it turns out that the Maldives is rich in culin… The post Maldivian Cooking ...

Joanna’s Five Favourite Midweek Dinners in KLCC

By Monica Tindall We asked our team of Yum List writers to share with us their personal lists of favourite spots to eat, drink, visit or shop in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Each week we’re featuring a different writer and revealing his or her top picks. Here are Joanna McCall̵… The post Joanna’s Five ...

Rojak Penang (Pasembor) & Cendol Penang @ Taman Megah

Rojak Penang (Pasembor) & Cendol Penang @ Taman Megah
By vkeong For those who frequently travel along LDP, you should notice a rojak and cendol truck parked at the side of the road leading into Taman Megah. Judging by the number of customers I have seen camping there, its popularity can certainly match Cendol & Rojak Mustaffa in Section 17. Despite knowing its existence ...

Executive Sous Chef, Stefan Beck, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? My role at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is the Executive Sous Chef, mainly in charge of Western cuisine and THIRTY8. My team and I are involved in designing new menus which are locally sourced and creatively made. I have … ...

Heng Kee F.T. Bak Kut Teh @ Kepong Commercial Park

Heng Kee F.T. Bak Kut Teh @ Kepong Commercial Park
By vkeong If you frequent Kepong, you would notice that there are many bak kut teh restaurants with the same Chinese name – 兴记. This is not a coincidence because they are opened by the disciples of the same master who taught them the recipe. That also explains why their bak kut teh and supplementary ...

French Cooking Class, Cuisine Boleh, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

By Louise Miller Louise Miller It’s not often that I get to combine my foodie passion with my day job of teaching French in an international school. However, a chance encounter with the professional chef who was running after school cooking classes there presented an opportuni… The post French Cooking Class, Cuisine Boleh, Mont Kiara, ...

KFC Zinger Double Down – All Meat No Bun

KFC Zinger Double Down – All Meat No Bun
By vkeong I have always liked KFC‘s Zinger Burger. I believe it’s their strongest product and one of the tastiest burgers in the market. The Zinger Double Down is like an improved version of the original burger by swapping out the buns and replacing them with fried chicken fillets. I don’t know who came up ...

Beauty Prep for Travel, Hair Treatments, Hair Removal & Nails

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall When travelling I’m all about convenience and comfort over beauty, so my “beauty” prep for long travel is all about taking care of things before I depart so that I’ll have less to do on the road. I’d much rather be climbing the sights and sni… The post Beauty Prep ...

The Dark Gallery Boutique Chocolate Cafe @ MyTOWN Shopping Centre

The Dark Gallery Boutique Chocolate Cafe @ MyTOWN Shopping Centre
By vkeong The Dark Gallery takes chocolate seriously and takes pride in producing their own chocolate desserts. Dark chocolate, scientifically backed for its various health benefits is the focus here at this new boutique-and-cafe concept. At The Dark Gallery, you can expect to find plenty of artisal dark chocolate desserts such as ice cream, tarts, ...

Packing for Europe, What’s In My Luggage? The Travel Essentials

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall It’s summer and we’re heading to Europe! But, oh what to pack? Even after all of these years of travel I have to say I’m not speedy in getting my luggage together. I need a good plan to make the most of space and keep my bags light. Truth be ...

TEP Wireless, Unlimited Internet While Travelling in Europe

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall While it’s fun reminiscing about travel when I was in my 20s with no Internet, just a backpack and a plane ticket, oh boy am I glad that I’ve “been there done that” and now have a whole host of modern conveniences to assist in making the most of my ...

Snacks under RM10 to Eat at MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Snacks under RM10 to Eat at MyTOWN Shopping Centre
By vkeong MyTOWN Shopping Centre is a new shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Like everyone else, we were intrigued with the opening of this new mall and we decided to go and check it out. Food choices are aplenty and there are many options for snacks at MyTOWN Shopping Centre. Best of all, they are ...

Hotel Jen Malé by Shangri-La, Male, Maldives – The Best Hotel for a Stopover

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall With many flights from South East Asia arriving late afternoon or evening to Malé, the best thing to do is stay close to the airport on the day of arrival. Accommodation is not cheap in the Maldives and we see no point in paying big bucks solely for a nig… ...

Going Au Naturale With barbieeyesland.my® Contact Lenses.

Going Au Naturale With barbieeyesland.my® Contact Lenses.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) Colored contact lenses are an essential part of my makeup routine, and I’m really excited to share what barbieeyesland.my® have got to offer. Oh My Pearl BROWN 14mmOh My Baby Choco 14mm I would pick barbieeyesland.my® for a reliable online website and blogshop, for cheap and affordable colored contact lenses in ...

KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika

KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika
By KY Izakaya, or Japanese gastro pub, is a relatively new type of Japanese restaurant in Malaysia. It is basically a pub with a proper bar and a full kitchen. You want to have a few beer or sake? Sure. You want a full meal? They’ve got that covered too. Robataya Izakaya at Publika Robataya ...

Durians @ Globalmax Trading, Kuantan

Durians @ Globalmax Trading, Kuantan
By vkeong We were in Kuantan yesterday and decided to look for a durian stall. After asking around, we were told that Globalmax Trading is the place where locals shop for durian. It’s a large shop at Jalan Lim Hoe Lek and they also sell kinds of fruits too. Since we were in Pahang where ...

Monica Larrieu’s Favourite Gifts Shops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By Monica Tindall We asked our team of Yum List writers to share with us their personal lists of favourite spots to eat, drink, visit or shop in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Each week we’re featuring a different writer and revealing his or her top picks. Here are Monica LarrieuR… The post Monica Larrieu’s ...

Chef Michael Wong, Executive Chef of Le Mei, Le Meridien Putrajaya

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m the executive chef of Le Mei, Le Meridien Putrajaya’s Chinese restaurant. One of my friends suggested that I join the culinary industry. Once I got involved in this career this career I fell in lov… The post Chef Michael ...

Groom Artistry, Hair Salon, Cut, Colour and Keratin Treatments, The Intermark

By Monica Tindall My choice of hair salons has changed over the fourteen years I’ve lived in Kuala Lumpur. For one thing, proximity and convenience play a huge factor. Another key element in selecting and staying with a salon is their understanding of Caucasian hair – in partic… The post Groom Artistry, Hair Salon, Cut, ...

Alor Corner Curry Noodle (Jalan Alor Curry Mee) @ Bukit Bintang

Alor Corner Curry Noodle (Jalan Alor Curry Mee) @ Bukit Bintang
By vkeong It’s easy to pass off Alor Corner Curry Noodle as another food stall that caters to tourists. All the more so when it’s situated right at the entrance to the world famous Jalan Alor. But if you put away your skepticism and gave it a try, you will be rewarded with one of ...

Five Meals For $10 At The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre

By Monica Tindall Featuring over 50 retailers, The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre is a gourmet’s delight. From street food to fine dining, markets to pop-ups, and cuisine from around the world, this collection of food outlets has stirred up quite the buzz amongst foodies on … The post Five Meals For $10 At The ...

Chen Brothers Durian Stall @ Kepong Baru

Chen Brothers Durian Stall @ Kepong Baru
By vkeong Durian used to be an affordable thing to eat. I remember when I was still selling durians 3 years ago, Musang King was only RM13/kg at the lowest and hovered around RM18-RM21/kg on average, while D24 was only RM9/kg. Now, thanks to China’s growing interest on this King of Fruits, the price has ...

Pocket Wi-Fi with Travel Recommends, Internet While Overseas

By Monica Tindall Summer travels are on the way again, and as a writer, but so too as a tourist and business traveller, these days having a mobile Internet connection is just about essential. The ability to search for food and travel recommendations, navigate with maps, and even com… The post Pocket Wi-Fi with Travel ...

Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, Damansara Uptown

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, one of KL’s most friendly speakeasies, has cooked up some enticing new cocktails and The Yum List, ever so obliging, volunteered to try them out. For a far more articulate, humorous and comprehensive article on Lou Shang… The post Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, Speakeasy ...

Prawn Mee Food Truck outside Giant Bandar Puteri Puchong

Prawn Mee Food Truck outside Giant Bandar Puteri Puchong
By vkeong There’s a new food truck selling prawn mee in Bandar Puteri Puchong. It has been around for about 2 months old, opens from 5pm onward and can be found parked right outside Giant hypermarket. One of the reasons he became popular recently is because you can add pork ribs and roast pork into ...

Brasserie 25, French Restaurant, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Aisling Cullin Photos: Monica Tindall One of the most stylish new destinations in KL arguably has to be the Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur. And their super chic restaurant, Brasserie 25, is a gem in this stunning old building. It is located on the ground f… The post Brasserie 25, French Restaurant, ...

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar
By KY I don’t often accept reviews to cafes since there are really a dime a dozen out there, and for the most part, I like my street food & higher end restaurants (especially when I get to eat for free), but when Sue msg and told me about the Korean-run Table 9 Cafe & ...
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