KY eats – Bamboo Briyani Taste & See, Klang

KY eats – Bamboo Briyani Taste & See, Klang
What’s the similarities between currency exchange and nasi briyani? Well, for one, visiting one of these outlets is always a good idea before heading overseas for any amount of time, and of course, they’re also associated with the Indian Muslim communities in the country. Nasi Briyani Taste & See, Klang Briyani rice is often cooked ...

KY eats – Tuaran Mee Restoran with Lehing, Kota Kinabalu

KY eats – Tuaran Mee Restoran with Lehing, Kota Kinabalu
In North Borneo, the most often talked about hawker dish by visitors is undoubtedly fish noodle, and justifiably so due to the abundance of great seafood here. However, for the locals, often times a good plate of Tuaran Mee is where it’s at. Tuaran Mee Restoran, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu For those who’re not familiar, Tuaran ...

KY eats – Teck Huat Bak Kut Teh, Bandar Baru Klang

KY eats – Teck Huat Bak Kut Teh, Bandar Baru Klang
Realized it’s been a while since I last posted anything in Klang Valley, I suppose it’s appropriate to get back on talking about my favorite dish – bak kut teh. This is in fact the 60th such post on this blog, yeap, a bit much perhaps, but someone’s gotta do the job. Teck Huat Bak ...

Oldies Cafe Bar @ Jalan Sultan, Petaling Street KL

Oldies Cafe Bar @ Jalan Sultan, Petaling Street KL
The restoration of pre-war colonial shops in KL’s Chinatown/Petaling Street into stylish eateries, hostels and cocktail bars have reinvigorated this part of the city. What used to be known as a place to shop for cheap knock offs is now more of a spot for youngsters and tourists alike to gather and enjoy a cuppa. ...

Pak Tam Mee Udang @ Teluk Kumbar, Penang

Pak Tam Mee Udang @ Teluk Kumbar, Penang
During my trip back to Penang for CNY celebrations last week, we went for a Mee Udang hunt. Reason being, there’s not a lot of Mee Udang in KL and even if there are, the taste is just isn’t same and not up to expectations. Among the three that we tried, Pak Tam Mee Udang ...

MQL Steamboat @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam (With Fave)

MQL Steamboat @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam (With Fave)
If you are not a Fave user yet, this Chinese New Year will be the perfect time to take the plunge, as they are giving first-timer Fave users 22% off on their purchase by using code “ENJOYCNY”. It’s perfect if you are looking for a place to enjoy a meal with family, or to catch ...

The Alley 鹿角巷 Brown Sugar Deerioca Milk @ Icon City

The Alley 鹿角巷 Brown Sugar Deerioca Milk @ Icon City
I finally tasted 鹿角巷 The Alley‘s famous bubble tea. Sad to say I was not impressed by the service nor the taste. Maybe I went to the wrong branch, because it’s apparent that the outlets in Penang have a lot of bad reviews compared to those in KL. How bad? The review score is 2.9 ...

Valentine’s Day Set Dinner @ THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Valentine’s Day Set Dinner @ THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Valentine’s Day is drawing ever closer, if you still can’t decide where to take your Valentine for dinner on Feb 14, perhaps you could take this into consideration. This year, the team at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur will help you to impress your date with a classically romantic candle light dinner under the stars at ...

Nespresso Inissia – Celebrate CNY with a Cup of Nespresso

Nespresso Inissia – Celebrate CNY with a Cup of Nespresso
Chinese New Year is just around the corner, literally, at the start of next month! It’s a time to reunite with friends and family, visit or even host open houses, and just enjoy the festivities. During gatherings, the first thing offered to guests are drinks. But instead of giving or having sugary soft drinks, why ...

Cojiitii Malaysia – Chocolate & Tea Drinks @ The Starling Mall

Cojiitii Malaysia – Chocolate & Tea Drinks @ The Starling Mall
The drinks market in Klang Valley is saturated with brands that focus on milk tea and coffee. If you are looking for an alternative that stands out from the rest, check out Cojiitii at The Starling Mall. What makes Cojiitii different is that they have focused on serving chocolate and fruit based drinks since their ...

Ukiyo Osaka Yakiniku @ Sri Petaling

Ukiyo Osaka Yakiniku @ Sri Petaling
It’s high time Sri Petaling has a yakiniku restaurant. Ukiyo Osaka Yakiniku opened about 2 months ago at the neighborhood’s hottest commercial spot where dozens of F&B outlets can also be found. While there are a couple of Japanese restaurants around, Ukiyo Osaka Yakiniku is the only one that specializes in Japanese BBQ. Their menu ...

Jade Hills Merchant Market – January 20 2019

Jade Hills Merchant Market – January 20 2019
Jade Hills Merchant Market is a new destination to shop, play and dine in Kajang. Their next event will be held on 20th January 2019 and will feature pop-up stalls for food, games, shopping, and more. There will even be a pre-CNY concert and fireworks display! Starting with the theme of Carnival in January and ...

Talaykrata Seafood BBQ Buffet @ Publika (Live Tiger Prawns)

Talaykrata Seafood BBQ Buffet @ Publika (Live Tiger Prawns)
Talaykrata Seafood BBQ is the first buffet restaurant in KL to offer catching of live tiger prawns at table side as part of the experience. Watch the video here. The owners were inspired by the idea after traveling to Bangkok’s famous Taikong Seafood, where they are known for popularizing this dining concept. For those who ...

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 ...