The Great Australian Bite Asia, Balsamic & Nutritional Lattes

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Importer of fine foods to Malaysia, The Great Australian Bite brings a new range of healthy items to Kuala Lumpur with their recently delivered Sweet Balsamic Reductions and Nutritional Lattes from Jomeis Fine Foods. With the hashtag #spreading… The post The Great Australian Bite Asia, Balsamic & Nutritional Lattes appeared ...

St. Pauls Wines, South Tyrol, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall On the hills just 20 minutes north of Bolzano lies the town and rolling slopes of St. Pauls. It’s here where terroir, passion and technology combine to create some of the regions’ most drinkable wines. The Yum List gets an inside tour of the viney… The post St. Pauls Wines, ...

The Art of Grain[s] @ Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall Reviewing restaurants, bars, and bistro’s enables some rather unique experiences. I have enjoyed countless wine-paired meals, even whiskey and beer-paired meals, but nothing quite prepared me for this exper… The post The Art of Grain[s] @ Five Sen5es, The Westin Kuala Lumpur appeared first on ...

Locanda Sandi, Great Hotel in Valdobbiadene, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Situated in Italy’s prime Prosecco producing region of Valdobbiadene, Locanda Sandi is more than a beautiful small hotel, it’s a story, a way of life reminding us of simpler times of the past, and the perfect location to soak up the region’s w… The post Locanda Sandi, Great Hotel in ...

Sushi Azabu, Omakase Menu, ISETAN The Japan Store

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall Sushi Azabu’s invitation to experience their Omakase menu came only weeks after I’d returned from the sushi capital of the world. The fond memories I’d created by sampling the incredible fish at Tsukiji m… The post Sushi Azabu, Omakase Menu, ISETAN The Japan Store appeared first ...

Locanda Sandi Restaurant, Best Restaurant in Valdobbiadene

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall One of the absolute delights of travel around Italy is the celebration of local cuisine and wine. If you truly eat local, you’re guaranteed a different experience in every region. Valdobbiadene is no different and it’s here at Locanda Sandi Re… The post Locanda Sandi Restaurant, Best Restaurant in Valdobbiadene ...

Nadodi – Engaging Nomadic Cuisine and PengWine Dinner

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall Nadodi had been on my wish list of dining venues ever since I’d read The Yum List’s first review of the place a few months ago. Molecular dining and engaging nomadic cuisine are descriptions that intrigue me s… The post Nadodi – Engaging Nomadic Cuisine and ...

Aliyaa, Sri Lankan Cuisine and Chilean Wine

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall If you’ve never visited Sri Lanka, you may not know that in addition to its stunning beaches, green hilly tea plantations and wildlife reserves, it enjoys a cuisine of tantalising flavours whose specialitie… The post Aliyaa, Sri Lankan Cuisine and Chilean Wine appeared first on The ...

Nobu Kuala Lumpur: New Osusume Menu & Special August Desserts

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall Dining at Nobu Kuala Lumpur is always a theatrical experience. Be it that stunning KL skyline, the meticulously-crafted presentation, professional and friendly staff (shout out to Leila, who is just fantastic as … The post Nobu Kuala Lumpur: New Osusume Menu & Special August Desserts ...

Lim Heng Kit, Chef/ Owner, Li restaurant Contemporary Malaysian Cuisine

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? My name is Lim Heng Kit and I am a chef/restauranteur of Li restaurant. It started out as a second option after dreams of playing professional football. Both cooking and football have similar philosophies whereby … The post Lim Heng ...

Villa Sandi and The Great Italian Prosecco, Valdobbiadene

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Nothing speaks Italian joy-of-life more than a chilled effervescent glass of Prosecco and it’s at Villa Sandi, in the Trevisian hills of Italy, that we discover the passion for a drop long rooted in tradition and fast growing in popularity. Vill … The post Villa Sandi and The Great Italian ...

PengWine, Premium Wines, Maipo Valley, Chile

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall Monica and I recently attended two wonderful dinners for which sommelier, Dinesh Kumar, had teamed up with Chilean wine producer, PengWine, to provide enjoyable pairings for Sri Lankan and southern Indian fl… The post PengWine, Premium Wines, Maipo Valley, Chile appeared first on The Yum List. ...

Stars Italian Gourmet Burgers, Bolzano, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Turning two years old in November, Stars Italian Gourmet Burgers is in one of the hottest locations to fill your tummy and satisfy your taste buds in Bolzano. Put together a charming city centre address, local ingredients, the friendliest team eve… The post Stars Italian Gourmet Burgers, Bolzano, Italy appeared ...

Johannesstube, Hotel Engel, Michelin-starred Restaurant, Bolzano

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall We first fell in love with the cuisine of chef Theodor Falser of Michelin-starred Johannesstube in the north of Italy when he was the star chef in the celebration of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s tenth anniversary. Opening the hotel a decade earli… The post Johannesstube, Hotel Engel, Michelin-starred Restaurant, Bolzano ...

Sartori di Verona, Elegant Italian Wines, Valpolicella, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Four generations of the Sartori di Verona family have built a story rich in character, beautiful in setting and steeped in tradition. Great grandfather Pietro first nourished the idea of growing his own wine from the desire to serve the devoted cli… The post Sartori di Verona, Elegant Italian Wines, ...

Casa Format Hotel – Stylish & Affordable Rooms in Turin with Breakfast

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall I declare adoration for Casa Format Hotel, a stylish property on the outskirts of Orbassano (near Turin), Italy, before I even arrive. Not only is it jointly run by a highly regarded Michelin-starred chef but the welcome message on the website roug… The post Casa Format Hotel – Stylish & ...

SPASSO Restaurant & Bar, MyTOWN Shopping Mall, Cheras

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall SPASSO Restaurant & Bar in MyTOWN Shopping Mall has seen a reinvention of the original Italian concept. Chef Iker Fernandez from San Sebastian, Spain has recently joined the team, and is adding a Spanish twist to the traditional Italian offer… The post SPASSO Restaurant & Bar, MyTOWN Shopping Mall, Cheras ...

Scrumptea-Delicious, Chocolate Afternoon Tea, Grand Millennium KL

By Monica Tindall Words: Sandrina Duniau Photos: Monica Tindall For my idea of a perfectly sweet afternoon… follow me! Our journey begins at the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur in Bistro 16. Choose a table (check the insider tip further down for the best table) and order the … The post Scrumptea-Delicious, Chocolate Afternoon Tea, Grand ...

Interview with Olivier Pistre, Executive Chef, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I started my culinary journey 25 years ago in my hometown in France. My parents were butchers and I developed a passion for food from my childhood. As Executive Chef of Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, I am in charge o… ...

Ristorante “La Credenza”, A Michelin-Starred Gem Off The Beaten Path, Turin, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Good food is worth traveling for and we’ve come half way around the globe to dine at Ristorante “La Credenza,” about a 30-minute drive out of Turin’s city centre. Chef Giovanni Grasso opened the restaurant in 1991 and says it’s been an evo… The post Ristorante “La Credenza”, A Michelin-Starred ...

Casa Format Restaurant, Orbassano, Turin, Italy

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall At Casa Format Restaurant, Chef Igor Macchia, of the Michelin-starred Ristorante “La Credenza,” and his partner in culinary aspirations, Giovanni Grasso, honour all that I admire about Italian cuisine. Local ingredients, simple hon… The post Casa Format Restaurant, Orbassano, Turin, Italy appeared first on The Yum List. Food Blog by: ...

Shook! Saturday Night Vibes, Starhill Gallery, KL

By Monica Tindall Louise Miller Who doesn’t love a great free flow Sunday brunch? There are few things more decadent and pleasurable than whiling away hours pondering over which food option to go for next whilst sipping on something delicious and bubbly. I’ve often wondered t… The post Shook! Saturday Night Vibes, Starhill Gallery, KL ...

VUN Andrea Aprea, Michelin-starred Restaurant, Park Hyatt Milan

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall “My contemporary cuisine looks to the future, but never forgets its origins” – VUN Andrea Aprea, Park Hyatt Milan VUN, meaning ‘one’ in Milanese, signifies the relationship between setting, city, cuisine and guests, bringing th… The post VUN Andrea Aprea, Michelin-starred Restaurant, Park Hyatt Milan appeared first on The Yum ...

Eka Roots, Chemical-free Organic Hair Salon, Bangsar

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall After a number of weeks on the road over summer and neglect of daily beauty routines, my hair is in less-than-optimal condition. Sun, sea and hotel shampoos have not been particularly kind to my locks. My feet and skin are also worse for wear so I book a… The post ...

Arena Di Verona – 95th Opera Festival and the Story of Rigoletto

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall If you’re in northern Italy in the summer, tickets to the Verona Opera Festival at the Arena di Verona are a must! The setting, the Verona Arena built in the first century, is said to be one of the best-preserved structures of ancient times. Backdro… The post Arena Di Verona ...

Maldivian High Tea, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall I have to admit; Maldives wasn’t the first place I thought of when considering high tea. It probably wasn’t even the 20th spot that came to mind. But, the team at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives has promised to change my preconceptions. Offer… The post Maldivian High Tea, Taj ...

One Doc Medical, 4-Step Signature Medical Facial – Best Facial In KL

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Returning from extended summer travel, my skin is in need of a little care. Despite (or in spite) of using sunscreen daily, my pores seem to have grown in size, are a bit clogged and my complexion is looking a little rugged. I find, however, the perfect … The post ...

Interview with Chef David Caral, Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar, Bangsar

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? Two and a half years ago I opened my own restaurant here in KL, Mercat Barcelona Gastrobar. In Spain, gastronomy is a common daily topic of conversation, it is everywhere. From when I was a kid in the kitchen with ...

24 Degrees Restaurant, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall 24 Degrees is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives’ all-day dining outlet. Unlike many resort restaurants, however, there are zero buffets. Everything (same goes for the other food and beverage services on the island) is ordered a la ca… The post 24 Degrees Restaurant, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives ...

Deep End, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Deep End is Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives fine dining restaurant. Built over the water, and open to the sea in the middle, marine life is the natural décor. A giant mother of pearl chandelier centres the open-walled restaurant and flickering … The post Deep End, Taj Exotica Resort ...
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