Soleil, DC Mall, French Sunday Brunch

By Monica Tindall Words: Patricia Podorsek Photos: Monica Tindall When I think of celebrities I tend to conjure up the likes of talented athletes like David Beckham or talented actors like Nicole Kidman, but not often talented chefs. Yet recently, FirstClass… The post Soleil, DC Mall, French Sunday Brunch appeared first on The Yum List. ...

Exploring Miami’s Key Biscayne – Top Travel Tips

By Monica Tindall Exploring Miami’s Key Biscayne The barrier island of Key Biscayne, a mere 15-minute drive from downtown Miami, is home to picturesque white sand beaches, two state parks, and a diverse array of restaurants and resorts. Formerly a coconut plantation, the tiny … The post Exploring Miami’s Key Biscayne – Top Travel Tips ...

Igor Macchia, Italian Michelin-starred Chef

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? At the moment, I’m managing three restaurants: La Credenza restaurant in San Maurizio Canavese; Casa Format restaurant in Orbassano; and L’origine by La Credenza restaurant in Taipei. I’m … The post Igor Macchia, Italian Michelin-starred Chef appeared first on The ...

Svago, Spanish Italian Restaurant, KLCC

By Monica Tindall Words: Linnea Welker Photos: Monica Tindall We arrived at Svago on a lovely sunny afternoon to be greeted by Spanish Chef Basilio and Svago’s friendly servers. Chef Basilio’s passion for his new menu was clear as he enthusiastically described the e… The post Svago, Spanish Italian Restaurant, KLCC appeared first on The ...

Cafe 5, Belgian Liege Waffles & Coffee, Pudu

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Keeping things simple, Café 5 is named after its number on the street in Pudu. Surrounded by Chinese shop houses, mechanics and bric-a-brac stores, this corner café is a fun find, and THE place to visit in KL for the most delicious waffles in the cit… The post Cafe 5, ...

YG Republique: Samgeori Butchers, TREC KL

By Monica Tindall Words: Katrina de Laszlo . Photos: Monica Tindall Until last week, I was a Korean BBQ virgin and as it turns out, I couldn’t have chosen a better place to experience this style of eating for my first time. YG Republique Malaysia, owned by the successful So… The post YG Republique: Samgeori ...

Sapore, Ampang, Spanish & Italian Restaurant

By Monica Tindall Words: Heather Onderick Photos: Monica Tindall Those of you romance language connoisseurs will know that the word Sapore means flavor in Italian. A recent lunch at Sapore uncovered a bouquet of fresh flavors across a diverse menu offering hot tapas, cold tap… The post Sapore, Ampang, Spanish & Italian Restaurant appeared first ...

IPPUDO, Japanese Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall With a mission of spreading “smiles and arigatou through bowls of Ramen,” IPPUDO has more than accomplished its goal with over 200 restaurants in 14 different countries worldwide. And, while IPPUDO is famed for its Tonkotsu (pork-based) Ram… The post IPPUDO, Japanese Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre appeared first on The ...

Kikubari – Sake. Wine. Tapas – Japanese, DC Mall

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Kikubari means caring in Japanese, and the team at this sake, wine and tapas restaurant on the third floor of DC Mall brings the meaning to life. Warm greetings mark our arrival and friendly hospitality is carried throughout the evening. Mindfulne… The post Kikubari – Sake. Wine. Tapas – Japanese, ...

Sommelier, Marcel Altmann, Das Central, Soelden

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m the sommelier and head waiter at Das Central. I go into the industry by a lucky coincidence. A friend of mine, who owns a restaurant in Vienna, asked me to work for him in his restaurant as managing director… ...

Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Every year a new batch of expats make KL their home. This list is designed to help get you settled and quickly make the most of some of what this vibrant city has to offer. Below I highlight my: Top Ten Tips for Expats in Kuala Lumpur 1. Travel You ...

Byblos Lebanese Restaurant, TREC KL

By Monica Tindall Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall Hummus Where the Heart Is – An Infatuation with Lebanese Cuisine Why is it that Mediterranean cuisines always produce the very best comfort foods? Rich in flavour with the simplicity of wholesome, fres… The post Byblos Lebanese Restaurant, TREC KL appeared first on The Yum List. ...

The Bar Awards KL – The Ultimate Cocktail Tour

By Monica Tindall Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall This was it. My golden ticket. My Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory, Veruca Salt “I want it now!” moment. That invitation I’d been waiting and hoping for a long time to receive. The email from my editor Monic… The post The Bar Awards KL – The Ultimate ...

Flavours of Mexico IV, Culinary Celebration, KL

By Monica Tindall In celebration of the launch of the fourth Flavours of Mexico event in Malaysia, friends of the Embassy of Mexico and Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur got a teaser last night of what is to be found around the city over the next few days. Mexican guest chef, Manuel Bernal, in … The post ...

Tut’s Egyptian Eatery, One Utama, TTDI

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about Egyptian food – enough to know better than to lump it altogether under the one theme “Arabic,” but not enough to name a single traditional dish. I can see, though, that’s all about to change with to… The post ...

Medifoods Lifestyle Cafe, Healthy Food, TTDI

By Monica Tindall Words: Chris Moore Photos: Monica Tindall All-natural and organic vegetarian cuisine would normally sound as appealing to me as nails being dragged down a chalkboard. Now, that’s not to say I haven’t had my share of delicious and appetizing meatless… The post Medifoods Lifestyle Cafe, Healthy Food, TTDI appeared first on The ...

Healthy Cafes on the Gold Coast, Queensland

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall In my mind, there are two sets of people on the Gold Coast: those who drink, party and think hot chips are the be all and end all of good food; and those who exercise, meditate and care about what goes into their bodies. And then perhaps, there are those ...

Interview with Chef Iker Fernandez, SPASSO, KL

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? As the Sous Chef of SPASSO Restaurant & Bar in MyTOWN Shopping Mall, my role is the menu creation for the opening, kitchen team training and development and preparation of food with our hearts. I was born and r… The ...

Arteastry High Tea, Element Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Perfectly in line with Element Kuala Lumpur’s art infused setting, their “Arteastry – Art. Tea. Pastry,” is the MOST UNIQUE AFTERNOON TEA we’ve come across in the city. If you’ve yet to visit Trace Restaurant and Bar in the newly o… The post Arteastry High Tea, Element Kuala Lumpur appeared ...

P&C Cocktail Bar, Hidden Bar, Sri Hartamas

By Monica Tindall Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall The Ultimate Bespoke Cocktails from P&C Cocktail Bar The problem with going to great restaurants and cocktail bars is being faced with too many choices. I like to think of myself as a naturally adventurous pe… The post P&C Cocktail Bar, Hidden Bar, Sri Hartamas appeared ...

Nero Nero, California Italian, DC Mall

By Monica Tindall Words: R. Koret Photos: Monica Tindall The arrival of a new international chef is always intriguing. How will he make his mark? What changes will he introduce to the menu? How quickly will his impact be felt? So it was with considerable excitement that Monica an… The post Nero Nero, California Italian, ...

Kurin, Poké Bowls & Healthy Food in Nu Sentral, KL

By Monica Tindall Words: R. Koret . Photos: Monica Tindall Kurin: Clean Fresh Protein in a Pokéritto, Good to Go! Kurin means “clean“ in Japanese, and this spanking new grab-and-go resto just opened next to the cinema on the 5th level of NU Sentral, lives up to its name. The p… The post Kurin, Poké ...

The Prep Room, Art Cafe, Sri Hartamas

By Monica Tindall Words: Patricia Podorsek Photos: Monica Tindall Artistry is the first word that comes to mind when I think about our recent visit to The Prep Room. In this small cafe tucked into a quiet strip of Sri Hartamas, charcoal drawings line the ceiling, origami cra… The post The Prep Room, Art Cafe, ...

Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s High Tea & Happy Hour

By Monica Tindall Words: Robin Pascucci Photos: Monica Tindall It’s more than just the view. Anyone who has tried Nobu, the famous upscale Japanese chain with its up-close-and-personal view of the Petronas Towers can tell you that yes, the view alone is worth the trip. … The post Nobu Kuala Lumpur’s High Tea & Happy ...

Joe’s Bar, Art of Aperitivo Menu, East Hotel, Canberra

Joe’s Bar, Art of Aperitivo Menu, East Hotel, Canberra
By Jane Words: Jane Speechley Images: Jane Speechley and supplied. Joe’s Bar in the lobby of East Hotel in Kingston has been a popular installation on the Canberra dining scene since it opened its doors in August 2016. The entrance to Joe’s Bar, … The post Joe’s Bar, Art of Aperitivo Menu, East Hotel, Canberra ...

The Whisky Academy – Apprentice Level Certification, KL

By Roov Words: Richard Koret Images: The Whisky Academy The Whisky Academy held its Malaysian debut in late April in the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Petaling Jaya (*they have since shifted office and are now based in Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas). The event was an all-day t… The post The Whisky Academy – Apprentice Level ...

Must-Visit Places for Street Food in Morocco

By Monica Tindall Words: Dan Greene Photo: Ronald Woan Morocco is up-and-coming as a popular tourist destination, rich in culture, steeped in history, and offering some of the best food in the entire world. From tagines to roasted meat, and sweet treats to some stran… The post Must-Visit Places for Street Food in Morocco appeared ...

Interview: Johannes Kohler, Youngest Sommelier in Italy

By Monica Tindall The Yum List chats with Johannes Kohler, a partner in Johannesstube, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hotel Engel, and also Italy’s youngest sommelier! What do you do and how did you get into the industry? Since I am part of the owner-family, I have a wide ra… The post Interview: Johannes Kohler, Youngest ...

Cocott’, Casual French Restaurant, TTDI

By Monica Tindall Words: Margaret Elizabeth Photos: Monica Tindall Stepping into Cocott’ my first words to Monica and Caning were, “Wow!” The restaurant glows with natural light from two glass walls, one of which leads to a covered terrace. As late afternoon turned … The post Cocott’, Casual French Restaurant, TTDI appeared first on The ...

The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall There’s nothing that takes us back more to halycon days of a carefree past than beginning a decadent pampering session with a cocktail. And, that is exactly the way our afternoon begins at The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur. Pimm’s co… The post The Majestic Spa by Spa ...