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. ...

Baan Kanom Jeen Thai Restaurant @ Empire Damansara

Baan Kanom Jeen Thai Restaurant @ Empire Damansara
By vkeong Khanom chin, or khanom jeen is a type of thin rice noodle that resembles a thicker version of rice vermicelli. The texture is somewhat different though, as it tastes smoother and bouncier, kind of similar to laksa noodle. Because of that, khanom jeen is simply referred to as Thai Laksa in some northern ...

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 ...

5 Things to Do at Mamee Jonker House, Melaka

5 Things to Do at Mamee Jonker House, Melaka
By vkeong As someone who grew up in the 80s, Mamee Monster Noodle Snack is one of my favorite childhood snacks. These ready to eat crunchy instant noodle treat was affordable, convenient to eat and more importantly, tasty. And who could forget the seasoning powder that came together. It tasted so good that I would ...

KY eats – Penang Jawa Mee at Park Way Kopitiam, Subang Jaya

KY eats – Penang Jawa Mee at Park Way Kopitiam, Subang Jaya
By KY As a Penangite, I’m always on the lookout for a good plate of Jawa Mee, one of those Penang hawker dishes that receive little attention outside the island. For those who may not be familiar, jawa mee is basically the Chinese version interpretation of Mee Rebus. Park Way kopitiam Jawa Mee, Subang Jaya ...

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 ...

5D4N Trip to Kansai Region, Japan

5D4N Trip to Kansai Region, Japan
By vkeong ** Still updating ** I just returned from a Media FAM trip to Kansai region in Japan recently. In this post I will share the itinerary planned for the trip which lasted 5 days and 4 nights. Kansai (関西) is the western region of Honshu with the three biggest cities being Osaka, Kyoto ...

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, ...

Kuih Keria Abang Botek @ Sungai Putat, Melaka

Kuih Keria Abang Botek @ Sungai Putat, Melaka
By vkeong Kuih Keria is a unique Malay style donut that is more commonly found in Melaka. It is basically deep fried sweet potato dough covered in sweet Gula Melaka glaze. Depending on the recipe of choice, sometimes honey and a mix of rock sugar and caster sugar are used instead. When done right, the ...

Kuih Keria Abang Botek

Kuih Keria Abang Botek
By vkeong Kuih Keria is a unique Malay style donut that is more commonly found in Melaka. It is basically deep fried sweet potato dough covered in sweet Gula Melaka glaze. Depending on the recipe of choice, sometimes honey and a mix of rock sugar and caster sugar are used instead. When done right, the ...

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. ...

Beijing Travelogue: Traveling Solo And All The Adventures In Between.

Beijing Travelogue: Traveling Solo And All The Adventures In Between.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) 这次的旅游感觉好有滿足感. One thing’s for sure, traveling and exploring brings about more fulfillment and contentment than material wealth can ever bring for me. On a side note, I’d just like to add… I survived! I wrote about my In the short lead up to my trip, I made a couple of prior ...

Nasi Ayam Bonda @ Kampung Bachang, Melaka

Nasi Ayam Bonda @ Kampung Bachang, Melaka
By vkeong When one thinks of chicken rice in Melaka, it’s usually chicken rice balls. But chicken rice ball is mostly prepared by the Chinese and halal ones are extremely rare. Luckily, there are plenty of halal chicken rice options in Melaka and many of them are as good as the non halal versions, albeit ...

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 ...

KY eats – Teong Bak Kut Teh, Klang

KY eats – Teong Bak Kut Teh, Klang
By KY I’m always on the lookout for new bak kut teh places, and since we now stay a stone’s throw away from Klang, this isn’t an issue at all when there are some 400-500 BKT stalls/restaurants in the area. Teong Bak Kut Teh, Klang My latest exploit was this old bak kut teh restaurant ...

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 ...

Honolulu Cafe Authentic Hong Kong Cafe Opening Soon in Sunway Pyramid

Honolulu Cafe Authentic Hong Kong Cafe Opening Soon in Sunway Pyramid
By vkeong If you love Hong Kong culture then you have a big reason to rejoice. Honolulu Cafe (檀岛香港茶餐厅), known for their delicious egg tarts and award-winning coffee and milk tea, are opening up their first outlet soon in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid. Widely recognized as the pioneer in Hong Kong’s ‘cha chan teng’ culture, ...

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 ...

The Japan Festival Launch 2017 @ 1 Utama Shopping Center

The Japan Festival Launch 2017 @ 1 Utama Shopping Center
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) Konichiwa! こんにちは! Emcee for the day.Japan representative for HIS Malaysia.Japan representative for Embassy of Japan.Shirakawa Matcha Tea Making Experience.“Maiko” Live Performance.‘Kabuki from Shirakawa’ Live Performance.The VIPs and Official Sponsors for the event.The most appealing part of the launch for me would be probably be the ‘Kimono Experience’, where I got to ...

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 ...