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 ...

24-Carat Gold Dessert, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Yesterday I shared with you The 200 Dollar Pizza. You might be wondering what could possibly follow as dessert? Well, at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives, nothing less than a 24-carat gold ending will do! One of a kind and certainly a culinary expe… Food Blog by: THe Yum ...

The 200-Dollar Pizza, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Would you pay $200 USD for a pizza? Guests at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives do! In fact, the triple digit Italian ultimate is one of their most talked about items. Topped with the most premium ingredients from around the world, the “Quattro… The post The 200-Dollar Pizza, Taj ...

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur – Boutique Hotel KL

By Monica Tindall Words: Aisling Cullen Photos: Monica TIndall I’m a sucker for a well-designed boutique hotel. Independently styled, beautifully decorated… some places are meant to be discovered and appreciated. That’s how I felt when I stayed at the Hotel Strip… The post Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur – Boutique Hotel KL appeared first on The ...

Zenzero Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, Kuala Lumpur, Brunch

By Monica Tindall Words: Craig J Selby Photos: Monica Tindall 30 July 2017 – save the date! More later; so do read on, [please]. I heard a rumour that this is the restaurant that all the Italian chefs in town come to. After experiencing brunch at Zenzero Italian Restaurant an… The post Zenzero Italian Restaurant ...

Sherena Razaly, Enak – Malay Cuisine Redefined with a Contemporary Twist

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I am an architect by design, but a restauranteur by birth. I own and operate Enak in Starhill, and currently run Ketuhar, located at Zell-V Wellness Hub. I got into the industry by chance after attending a meeting al… The ...

The Poolside Restaurant, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives

The Poolside Restaurant, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives
By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Maldives is one of the places in the world where the reality is actually more spectacular than the postcards. Sitting at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives’ Poolside restaurant and bar we can’t help but feel incredibly fortunate. Poolside Vi… The post The Poolside Restaurant, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa ...

Naladhu Maldives – Sublime comfort. Luxurious shelter. Timeless moments.

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall The Yum List discovers why Naladhu Maldives, an exclusive island with only 20 homes, is a dream escape for those demanding the ultimate in luxury, absolute privacy and convenience in accessibility. Planning a Holiday to the Maldives What many peo… The post Naladhu Maldives – Sublime comfort. Luxurious shelter. Timeless ...

Origami, Teppanyaki Restaurant, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall It’s surprising the variety of cuisine that can actually be found on the tiny resort islands of the Maldives. The Anantara team, for example, ensures that guests are not wanting for variety in their offerings. Thai, Italian, contemporary, Euro… The post Origami, Teppanyaki Restaurant, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort appeared first ...

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 … ...

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 ...

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 … ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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… ...
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