KG Korean Charcoal BBQ Buffet @ Da Men Mall, USJ

KG Korean Charcoal BBQ Buffet @ Da Men Mall, USJ
By vkeong The moment we entered KG Korean Charcoal BBQ restaurant, I had a deja vu. The place felt oddly similar to Kilo Grill. Wait a minute.. KG.. Kilo Grill, are they the same? Even the staff didn’t know. After clarifying with the owner who happened to be around, then only we knew that KG ...

After You Dessert Cafe @ Siam Square One, Bangkok

After You Dessert Cafe @ Siam Square One, Bangkok
By vkeong One doesn’t need to look far to see how a successful dessert cafe operates. Just look at After You dessert cafe in Bangkok. Besides being a homegrown brand, it doesn’t rely on gimmicks to attract customers. So even after 9 years since its opening in 2007, it continues to pull in the crowds. ...

Kid Thung Noodle & Thai Street Food @ Kepong

Kid Thung Noodle & Thai Street Food @ Kepong
By vkeong There are a number of new eateries popping up along Kepong‘s ‘wai sek kai’ recently. Kid Thung is one of them and they are probably the only stall serving Thai food. Their simple two page menu features a good number of single portion rice and noodle dishes. Prices range from RM8 to RM12, ...

All Natural Sea Cucumber from Perniagaan Hong (Mersing)

All Natural Sea Cucumber from Perniagaan Hong (Mersing)
By vkeong A few days ago I received a bag of sea cucumbers from Perniagaan Hong – 宏海产贸易(海参) sent all the way from Mersing. Perniagaan Hong is a family run business and sea cucumber is their main product. Since Chinese New Year is coming soon, I thought the timing is right to introduce this supplier ...

Chir Chir Chicken Fusion Factory – Coming Soon to KL!

Chir Chir Chicken Fusion Factory – Coming Soon to KL!
By vkeong Attention Korean Fried Chicken lovers, Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory will be marking its appearance in Malaysia soon at Pavilion KL. Mark you calendar! But first things first, it’s pronounced as ‘Chi-ruh Chi-ruh‘ which is similar to the sound of chicken being deep fried in hot bubbling oil. Due to its immense popularity ...

Pupen Seafood @ Na Jomtien, Pattaya

Pupen Seafood @ Na Jomtien, Pattaya
By vkeong Public transportation in Pattaya is cheap and it doesn’t cost you more than 10 baht (~RM1.20) to get yourself from one end of the city to the other. Just hop on the many Baht Buses that ply the roads 24 hours a day. In fact, it’s one of the cheapest and most enjoyable ...

The Jungle City Kitchen & Bar @ Kepong

The Jungle City Kitchen & Bar @ Kepong
By vkeong The Jungle City Kitchen & Bar has been open for less than a month, yet it is operating at full capacity every night. If my memory serves me right, the building that they are occupying now used to be a warehouse of sorts because the area is basically a light industrial zone. Most ...

Yoogane Dak Galbi @ 1 Utama

Yoogane Dak Galbi @ 1 Utama
By vkeong Yoogane, the famous dak galbi chain from South Korea has opened its first outlet at 1 Utama last weekend. Started in Busan since 1981, Yoogane is one of the most popular chicken galbi restaruants famed for their unique blend of sauces and seasoning made from high quality ingredients. To celebrate their opening on ...

YeZi Chinese New Year 2017 Promotion Menu

YeZi Chinese New Year 2017 Promotion Menu
By vkeong YeZi has opened its second outlet at 1Mont Kiara and their Chinese New Year 2017 promotion is now available for reservation. There will be three different sets to choose from according to your budget and preferences. While most Chinese New Year sets are tailored to serve 10 pax, YeZi’s can be enjoyed by ...

FoodConnection.com.my – Malaysian Delicacies Delivery

FoodConnection.com.my – Malaysian Delicacies Delivery
By vkeong Use promo code “VKEONGPROMO” to enjoy RM5 off at FoodConnection.com.my As a Penangite, I grew up eating Tambun Biscuits a.k.a. ‘tau sar pneah’ for breakfast, snack and supper. I guess it had been something I took for granted because it’s a challenge to find great specialty products like Tambun Biscuits in KL. Most ...

Green Lane Noodles @ Cheras

Green Lane Noodles @ Cheras
By vkeong As soon as I found out that there’s a shop that sells Penang food in KL, I went and hunt it down immediately last weekend. The shop is called Green Lane Noodles and it’s nestled so deep within Cheras it’s almost Balakong. It took us almost an hour to reach from Kepong but ...

Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh @ Kepong

Shang Pim Bak Kut Teh @ Kepong
By vkeong Shang Pim is the latest bak kut teh restaurant to open in Kepong recently. I was apprehensive about it at first, but the moment I knew it is the branch of Heng Bak Kut Teh Delight’s, all my hesitation faded away. FYI, Heng Bak Kut Teh Delight’s used to operate in Taman Kepong ...

Antonio’s Trattori Calabria @ TTDI

Antonio’s Trattori Calabria @ TTDI
By vkeong I just had probably the worst Italian meal in my life at Antonio’s Trattori Calabria. You know how sometimes you walk into a restaurant the vibe doesn’t feel right immediately? It was exactly like that here. The dining room was empty on a Saturday afternoon, the mood was gloomy and the restaurant didn’t ...

SOULed Out @ Jalan Ampang

SOULed Out @ Jalan Ampang
By vkeong Last weekend, a couple of colleagues from US came on a work trip and we decided to bring them to SOULed Out Ampang for dinner. It was the ideal place considering it was within walking distance from our office and their menu has something for everyone. If you work in a MNC company ...

Took Lae Dee @ Foodland Supermarket

Took Lae Dee @ Foodland Supermarket
By vkeong Took Lae Dee, which means cheap and good in Thai is a well known restaurant in the country that can be found within any Foodland supermarket. As you would have expected, all the food are prepared with fresh ingredients they get from the supermarket. It looks and feels like an American diner and ...

5 Foods You Have to Try when Visiting Asia

5 Foods You Have to Try when Visiting Asia
By vkeong You may have many reasons to be excited about your next Asian holiday. After all, who can say no to the incredible landscapes, the varied cultures, and the beautiful sunsets of Asia? But if you are a foodie and wish to explore the best Asian foods, just take a look at our top ...

Choong Kee Yong Tau Fu @ Ipoh

Choong Kee Yong Tau Fu @ Ipoh
By vkeong Sometimes, the line between tourist trap and local authentic food is a thin one. Whenever Pasir Pinji‘s Big Tree Foot Yong Tau Fu is mentioned, I get the same reaction: “it’s a freakin’ tourist trap!” Then how does one explain that even the Ipohians recommend it? Maybe it’s only a tourist trap when ...

Pablo Cheese Tart @ 1 Utama

Pablo Cheese Tart @ 1 Utama
By vkeong The most anticipated cheese tart chain – Pablo Cheese Tart has finally reached Malaysia at 1 Utama‘s Old Wing. Pablo Cheese Tart originated from Osaka and they managed to expand to other Asian countries such as South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia in less than 2 years. We are not the first but at ...

Neroteca @ Plaza Damansara

Neroteca @ Plaza Damansara
By vkeong As one of the longest standing Italian chains in KL, it’s only fair for us to harbor high expectations for Neroteca. We dropped by on a Sunday for brunch and it wasn’t quite the experience we were hoping for. I don’t usually complain about service unless it’s terrible. But the fact that I ...

Kesom Cafe @ Aman Suria, PK

Kesom Cafe @ Aman Suria, PK
By vkeong Kesom Cafe looked a lot more inviting a year ago. Not sure what happened but the restaurant doesn’t look even remotely like what other bloggers’ photos depicted. Now it feels more like a canteen and the atmosphere is rather gloomy. With that out of the way, the food’s great and that’s what really ...

Gold Bar Beer Dining @ Tropicana Avenue

Gold Bar Beer Dining @ Tropicana Avenue
By vkeong Last weekend my makan kaki and I had an enjoyable dinner at Gold Bar. It’s a relatively new restaurant and bar in Tropicana Avenue that offers mainly Western and a mix of Asian flavors. As if you need more reasons to have a beer, Gold Bar’s menu will also satiate your porcine cravings. ...

Thai Taste @ Kepong Food Court

Thai Taste @ Kepong Food Court
By vkeong Until I am able to find a tastier Pad Thai in Kepong, the one served by Thai Taste stall in Kepong Food Court shall be my favorite. We thought Senthai & Mookata‘s version was good enough, but as the Chinese saying goes “一山还比一山高” – there’s always someone better. Priced at RM8 a plate, ...

Ah Ma’s Sarawak Kampua @ Restoran One Sentral, Brickfields

Ah Ma’s Sarawak Kampua @ Restoran One Sentral, Brickfields
By vkeong There’s a nice Kampua Mee stall at One Sentral coffee shop just opposite YMCA in Brickfields. It is called ‘Ah Ma’s Sarawak Kampua‘ and they also serve delicious Sarawak Laksa. Their Original Sibu Kampua Mee is available in a couple of flavors like soy and chili sauce. We had the original flavor and ...

TouristGuide.com.my Grand Launching @ Westin Hotel, KL

TouristGuide.com.my Grand Launching @ Westin Hotel, KL
By vkeong After almost five years of setting up, the long awaited online travel site TouristGuide.com.my was officially launched two days ago. TouristGuide.com.my serves as a platform for travelers looking for the best travel package deals around the world. Whether you are traveling with friends or family, looking to meet new people, or simply want ...

Hong Kong HotPot @ Telawi Square, Bangsar

Hong Kong HotPot @ Telawi Square, Bangsar
By vkeong Bangsar is probably the last place you’d think of going for steamboat. But as long as Hong Kong HotPot is open, there will always a reason to come here to enjoy a steaming hot meal. Hong Kong HotPot (香港热锅) is located in Telawi Square just above Piggy Tail and it’s kind of obvious ...

Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah @ Yong Suan, Ipoh

Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah @ Yong Suan, Ipoh
By vkeong Being a huge fan of Nasi Kandar, I have always wondered how Ipoh’s famous Nasi Ganja would compare to my personal favorites in Penang. So during my last trip to Ipoh I made it a point to eat here no matter what. The official name for the nasi kandar stall is actually ‘Perniagaan ...

Toong Kwoon Chye Mee @ Bukit Bintang

Toong Kwoon Chye Mee @ Bukit Bintang
By vkeong Toong Kwoon Chye started selling noodles in KL since the 1930s, and now it’s run by the 4th generation of the family. The business started out as a push cart noodle stall that they moved around KL for 25 years. After that, they decided to move into a permanent location which is the ...

Raan Yaam Jae-Euang @ Chatuchak Weekend Market

Raan Yaam Jae-Euang @ Chatuchak Weekend Market
By vkeong One of the most memorable meals we had in Bangkok was at Raan Yaam Jae-Euang. It’s a Thai food stall tucked in a small corner of the maze-like alleys of Chatuchak Weekend Market. It’s pretty much a one-man show here since the owner does all the cooking himself. There are hundreds of dishes ...

Prawn Mee @ Restoran Heng Ong Fatt, Kepong

Prawn Mee @ Restoran Heng Ong Fatt, Kepong
By vkeong This morning I received a message from Nicole who told me she discovered a good prawn mee in Taman Ehsan. Since it’s been a while I haven’t had prawn mee, I went looking for it immediately. I take all food recommendations seriously and always try my best to try them. So please keep ...

Hong Kee Confectionery – Best Egg Tarts in Ipoh

Hong Kee Confectionery – Best Egg Tarts in Ipoh
By vkeong Hong Kee makes one of the best egg tarts in Ipoh that are reputed to have a crust with 48 crispy layers. It’s a family run business and they get up as early as 3am to bake their pastries and cakes. The products are then delivered fresh to their stall in Weng Seng ...