Botak Liquor Bar, Petaling Street, Chinatown

By Monica Tindall Words: Shaun Humphries Photos: Monica Tindall Living inside the mall obsessed KL bubble can sometimes feel constricting and systematic. The same stores, the same crowds and the same fluorescent lighting quickly takes away my creative buzz. Thankfully, th… The post Botak Liquor Bar, Petaling Street, Chinatown appeared first on The Yum List. ...

Tao Chinese Cuisine, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall Traditional Chinese feasts are a pleasure I have enjoyed since my late teens, living in mainland China. There is always something special about relaxing with friends in a private dining room, enjoying a subtle C… The post Tao Chinese Cuisine, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur appeared first ...

Way Modern Chinois, Dim Sum & Mooncakes

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall Way Yummy Yum Char at Way Modern Chinois I have found bliss. In the form of a little, light blue mound. A mooncake to be exact. Lavender-infused mooncake. Possibly the most delightful morsel that has passed my tast… The post Way Modern Chinois, Dim Sum ...

Magnificent Mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur, Mid Autumn Festival, KL

By Monica Tindall Mooncake season has descended upon Kuala Lumpur in full colour, flavour and design. Hotels and restaurants around the city are selling some of their best creations to date. Here The Yum List checks out some of the most creative and delicious mooncakes in Kuala Lum… The post Magnificent Mooncakes in Kuala Lumpur, ...

Daniel Boller, Executive Sous Chef, Shangri-La Maldives

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I am Daniel Boller, the Executive Sous Chef of Shangri-La Maldives, recently promoted. This industry is a real passion for me and it was injected in me at a young age from my mother. She was my first mentor. Being ...

Pahit, Gin Bar, Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Claire Matheson Photos: Monica Tindall Of All the Gin Joints in All the World: Pahit Gin Bar’s Education in Gin I have a confession to make. I’ve never really understood the fascination with gin. There, I said it. I realise it’s social suicide t… The post Pahit, Gin Bar, Kuala Lumpur ...

Energy Spa & Wellness, Great Eastern Mall

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall “Where do you go for…?” is something I often get asked by new expats to Malaysia. A common request is a recommendation for a great massage and spa. Here I share my three favourite treatments at one of our most-loved spas in Kuala Lumpur, Energy S… The post Energy Spa ...

Super Saigon Pho Cafe, Vietnamese Restaurant, TTDI

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall Given the vast range and great quality of food available in Kuala Lumpur, it has often surprised me that Vietnamese restaurants are so few and far between here. I am a huge fan of our neighbours’ clean aromatic reci… The post Super Saigon Pho Cafe, Vietnamese ...

Blaq Coffee Store, Cafe and Coffee Retailer

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Moving from virtual to reality, the team behind the online coffee and brew equipment retailer, Bean Shipper, now has a physical space, Blaq Coffee Store. Encompassing both a retail section and a café this is great news for coffee lovers who want to … The post Blaq Coffee Store, Cafe ...

Tiki Taka, Fusion Tapas, Medan Damansara

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby . Photos: Monica Tindall Recently Lonely Planet listed Damansara Heights as one of the ten emerging neighbourhoods to visit worldwide. I can see why. With restaurants in the area like Tiki Taka shaking up the neighbourhood’s culinary s… The post Tiki Taka, Fusion Tapas, Medan Damansara appeared first ...

Chocha Foodstore, Contemporary Malaysian, Chinatown

By Monica Tindall Words: Shaun Humphries Photos: Monica Tindall Living so far from our home in Canada, we don’t get many visitors to KL. But, for the few brave souls that do make the 25-hour trip (for example, our lovely parents), it’s always great to have an exciting rest… The post Chocha Foodstore, Contemporary Malaysian, ...

Michelin-starred Chef Terado-san, Sushi Azabu

By Monica Tindall How did you get into the industry? I used to help my uncle in his restaurant during summer from the time I was in primary school until high-school. Those moments triggered me to pursue being a chef to put a smile on customers’ faces while enjoying their meals. Share … The post ...

Common Man Coffee Roasters, TTDI, Afternoon Tea

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Common Man Coffee Roasters in TTDI is a café that I often recommend to friends wanting a “damn good cup of coffee” and a good range of delicious food to match. Really, truly, the coffee here is superb and it takes very little persuasion to get me to … The ...

Kind Kones, Vegan Ice Cream, Mont Kiara

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall Nothing helps beat this hot weather like super-cold ice cream. A few of us from The Yum List recently had the chance to sample some awesome ice cream concoctions from one of Mont Kiara’s newest outlets, Kind Kones. T… The post Kind Kones, Vegan Ice ...

Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar, Bangsar

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Vowing to deliver “plated desserts, all things chocolate and hot food items that are reasonably priced,” it’s immediately clear that Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar in Bangsar is set to satisfy our sweet cravings and not leave too muc… The post Upperhouse Kitchen & Dessert Bar, Bangsar appeared first on ...

Barat Mediterranean, Vegetarian Restaurant, Bangsar

By Monica Tindall Words: Robin Pascucci Photos: Monica Tindall Magic happens when restaurant owners empower their chefs to take creative risks in the kitchen. And in the case of Barat, the magic that winds up on your plate also comes from a source that is healthy and socially … The post Barat Mediterranean, Vegetarian Restaurant, ...

Mandarin Grill, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall The words elegance and luxury pretty much summarise my first impression of the Mandarin Grill. Muted shades of plush upholstery and fittings are offset by huge crystal chandeliers that seem to cascade like waterf… The post Mandarin Grill, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur appeared first on The ...

The Daily Grind Ampang, Brunch & Dessert

By Monica Tindall Words: Shaun Humphries Photos: Monica Tindall I’ve always felt that Sunday afternoons were made for relaxing, napping, and of course, eating – which just happen to be three things I excel at. On a recent visit to The Daily Grind in Ampang, I was happily … The post The Daily Grind Ampang, ...

Antoine Rodriguez, Executive Chef Le Meridien KL

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I have proudly been the Executive Chef at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur for the past 13 years. It’s been a great journey so far as we are always striving to reach new levels of culinary distinctions as one of the ...

Nara Kitchen & Co, Cafe in Uptown Damansara

By Monica Tindall Words: Louise Miller Photos: Monica Tindall As we step over the threshold of Nara Kitchen & Co, we are immediately struck by a happy vibe! The place is buzzing with the throng of convivial chatter. Pretty pastel crepe fringes and circular fans adorn the … The post Nara Kitchen & Co, Cafe ...

La Mexicana and Kobe, New Location, Ampang

By Monica Tindall Words: Hannah Staley Photos: Monica Tindall Dance Moves: Caning Care for some Sake with your Tacos or Margaritas with your Sushi? If like me you answer with not only a ‘yes’ but a ‘hell yes’ then the newly revamped and rehoused partnership of … The post La Mexicana and Kobe, New Location, ...

The Rum Bar KL, Premium Rum and Beautiful Food, Bukit Bintang

By Monica Tindall Words: Shaun Humphries Photos: Monica Tindall I don’t know much about rum. I know it can be spiced and I know some of the best comes from Central and South America – but beyond that I’m pretty much a rum rookie. That all came to an abrupt end on a recent bal… ...

The Ganga Café, Indian Vegetarian, Bangsar

By Monica Tindall Words: Robin Pascucci Photos: Monica Tindall I’ve found my new go-to Indian restaurant. Tucked into the row of restaurants on the cozy back street of Lorong Kurau is the delightful vegetarian gem, The Ganga Café. Though this restaurant was a new find fo… The post The Ganga Café, Indian Vegetarian, Bangsar appeared ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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