KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika

KY eats – Robataya Izakaya (Japanese gastropub), Publika
By KY Izakaya, or Japanese gastro pub, is a relatively new type of Japanese restaurant in Malaysia. It is basically a pub with a proper bar and a full kitchen. You want to have a few beer or sake? Sure. You want a full meal? They’ve got that covered too. Robataya Izakaya at Publika Robataya ...

Durians @ Globalmax Trading, Kuantan

Durians @ Globalmax Trading, Kuantan
By vkeong We were in Kuantan yesterday and decided to look for a durian stall. After asking around, we were told that Globalmax Trading is the place where locals shop for durian. It’s a large shop at Jalan Lim Hoe Lek and they also sell kinds of fruits too. Since we were in Pahang where ...

Monica Larrieu’s Favourite Gifts Shops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 Monica LarrieuR… The post Monica Larrieu’s ...

Chef Michael Wong, Executive Chef of Le Mei, Le Meridien Putrajaya

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I’m the executive chef of Le Mei, Le Meridien Putrajaya’s Chinese restaurant. One of my friends suggested that I join the culinary industry. Once I got involved in this career this career I fell in lov… The post Chef Michael ...

Groom Artistry, Hair Salon, Cut, Colour and Keratin Treatments, The Intermark

By Monica Tindall My choice of hair salons has changed over the fourteen years I’ve lived in Kuala Lumpur. For one thing, proximity and convenience play a huge factor. Another key element in selecting and staying with a salon is their understanding of Caucasian hair – in partic… The post Groom Artistry, Hair Salon, Cut, ...

Alor Corner Curry Noodle (Jalan Alor Curry Mee) @ Bukit Bintang

Alor Corner Curry Noodle (Jalan Alor Curry Mee) @ Bukit Bintang
By vkeong It’s easy to pass off Alor Corner Curry Noodle as another food stall that caters to tourists. All the more so when it’s situated right at the entrance to the world famous Jalan Alor. But if you put away your skepticism and gave it a try, you will be rewarded with one of ...

Five Meals For $10 At The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre

By Monica Tindall Featuring over 50 retailers, The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre is a gourmet’s delight. From street food to fine dining, markets to pop-ups, and cuisine from around the world, this collection of food outlets has stirred up quite the buzz amongst foodies on … The post Five Meals For $10 At The ...

Chen Brothers Durian Stall @ Kepong Baru

Chen Brothers Durian Stall @ Kepong Baru
By vkeong Durian used to be an affordable thing to eat. I remember when I was still selling durians 3 years ago, Musang King was only RM13/kg at the lowest and hovered around RM18-RM21/kg on average, while D24 was only RM9/kg. Now, thanks to China’s growing interest on this King of Fruits, the price has ...

Pocket Wi-Fi with Travel Recommends, Internet While Overseas

By Monica Tindall Summer travels are on the way again, and as a writer, but so too as a tourist and business traveller, these days having a mobile Internet connection is just about essential. The ability to search for food and travel recommendations, navigate with maps, and even com… The post Pocket Wi-Fi with Travel ...

Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, Damansara Uptown

By Monica Tindall Monica Tindall Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, one of KL’s most friendly speakeasies, has cooked up some enticing new cocktails and The Yum List, ever so obliging, volunteered to try them out. For a far more articulate, humorous and comprehensive article on Lou Shang… The post Lou Shang Bar & Cafe, Speakeasy ...

Prawn Mee Food Truck outside Giant Bandar Puteri Puchong

Prawn Mee Food Truck outside Giant Bandar Puteri Puchong
By vkeong There’s a new food truck selling prawn mee in Bandar Puteri Puchong. It has been around for about 2 months old, opens from 5pm onward and can be found parked right outside Giant hypermarket. One of the reasons he became popular recently is because you can add pork ribs and roast pork into ...

Brasserie 25, French Restaurant, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur

By Monica Tindall Words: Aisling Cullin Photos: Monica Tindall One of the most stylish new destinations in KL arguably has to be the Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur. And their super chic restaurant, Brasserie 25, is a gem in this stunning old building. It is located on the ground f… The post Brasserie 25, French Restaurant, ...

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar

KY eats – Table 9 Cafe & Kitchen, Bangsar
By KY I don’t often accept reviews to cafes since there are really a dime a dozen out there, and for the most part, I like my street food & higher end restaurants (especially when I get to eat for free), but when Sue msg and told me about the Korean-run Table 9 Cafe & ...

Brasaria @ Jaya One PJ – The Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Heaven.

Brasaria @ Jaya One PJ - The Peruvian Charcoal Chicken Heaven.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) After months of drooling over their photographs posted online, I had leisure lunch at I sampled Brasaria’s Half Chicken Platter, Pesto Pasta, Chicken Pie and a couple of their best-selling sides. For drinks, there’s the Agua Fresca (RM4.00), made fresh daily with real fruit. Mine had a refreshing blend of watermelon ...

Touan, Yakitori Robata-yaki, ISETAN – The Japan Store

By Monica Tindall Words: David Stagg Photos: Monica Tindall As I rode up the escalators, the first thing that came to my mind is “wow”! You look up and you are watched over by this enormous koi lantern. It truly is spectacular. I feel instantly transported to Japan as Touan … The post Touan, Yakitori ...

Claypot Chicken Rice (Cooked on Charcoal) @ Jalan Ipoh, KL

Claypot Chicken Rice (Cooked on Charcoal) @ Jalan Ipoh, KL
By vkeong Doesn’t this claypot chicken rice just look gorgeous? Best of all, it was cooked on charcoal. If you are enticed to try it, you can get it at a unnamed claypot chicken rice stall at Jalan Ipoh. This little food haven is a ‘wai sek kai’ of sorts filled with various food stalls ...

Interview with Chef Liou, Executive Chef of Le Meridien Putrajaya, Malaysia

By Monica Tindall What do you do and how did you get into the industry? I am the Executive Chef of Le Meridien Putrajaya. I got involved in the industry after being influenced by family who were coffee shop owners. At the age of 10, I was already was making coffee and serving customers an… ...

Duck Noodle @ Soon Yen Coffee Shop, Melaka

Duck Noodle @ Soon Yen Coffee Shop, Melaka
By vkeong Despite being a local favorite, duck noodle does not enjoy the same popularity (with tourists) as the other food in Melaka eg. satay celup, cendol and chicken rice balls. As simple as it looks, it’s actually tasty and comforting to eat on a day when you just want something simple. There are plenty ...

Senya Izakaya @ Publika KL – The Best Hokkaido Pork Don In Town.

Senya Izakaya @ Publika KL - The Best Hokkaido Pork Don In Town.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) “I will make reservations. There’s always a queue,” my friend advised. And so we made our way to Senya at Publika that Sunday evening, to have the acclaimed – best Hokkaido Pork Don in town, or so they say. My friends have had it plenty of times and would undoubtedly vouched ...

Chan SinKee Pontian Wantan Mee @ Kota Damansara

Chan SinKee Pontian Wantan Mee @ Kota Damansara
By vkeong Many years ago, I would have told you to get out of here if you told me about mixing red chili sauce into wantan mee. As someone who hails from Penang, that concept was simply bizarre because we are so used to eating wantan mee with pickled chillies. But today, I would gladly ...

myBurgerLab @ Seapark, Petaling Jaya

myBurgerLab @ Seapark, Petaling Jaya
By vkeong I finally tried myBurgerLab after 5 years of telling myself “lets go there one day”. The main reason I skipped myBurgerLab when they first opened was because of the queue to get in during the peak of their popularity. But even after the opening of 3 additional branches, there is no sign of ...

Teochew Seafood Noodle House @ Damansara Jaya

Teochew Seafood Noodle House @ Damansara Jaya
By vkeong B & Best is usually the go-to-place for Teochew seafood noodle, and undeniably the most popular in PJ. But if for some reason you are looking for an alternative that’s equally good, check out Teochew Seafood Noodle House in Damansara Jaya right next to Atria Shopping Gallery. This shop has been in operation ...

Top Kitchen Penang Char Koay Teow @ Restoran 773, Kepong

Top Kitchen Penang Char Koay Teow @ Restoran 773, Kepong
By vkeong Top Kitchen, the stall that churns out great Penang Char Koay Teow in Kepong had relocated to a coffee shop just further down the road. Since there are still quite a number of people who don’t know about the relocation and thought they closed down, here’s the update post. As usual, they operate ...

[Travelogue] The Girls Trip To Bangkok.

[Travelogue] The Girls Trip To Bangkok.
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) This trip of mine to Bangkok was an impromptu arrangement, brought up during a night out with few of my close girl friends. Perhaps it was an easy deal casually flowing from the influence of alcohol, or maybe it was our first time travelling together as a group. I think it ...

Momotalo Yakiniku Japanese BBQ @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Momotalo Yakiniku Japanese BBQ @ Desa Sri Hartamas
By vkeong There are two yakiniku restaurants in Desa Sri Hartamas: KNK (Kannichikan Yakiniku) and Momotalo Yakiniku. Personally, I find both of them equally good but KNK seems to attract more Japanese customers while Momotalo enjoys more patronage from the locals – mainly because it’s pork free. And since Momotalo is pork free, their menu ...

Foo Hing Dim Sum House @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Foo Hing Dim Sum House @ Bandar Puteri Puchong
By vkeong Foo Hing Dim Sum House in Bandar Puteri Puchong is mainly known for their Macau style Portuguese egg tarts. But they are certainly more than a one-trick pony, as their dim sum are also pretty good and affordable. Like most dim sum restaurants in town, Foo Hing is also also especially packed during ...

KY eats – Tiger Char Kuih Teow, Lebuh Carnavon, Penang

KY eats – Tiger Char Kuih Teow, Lebuh Carnavon, Penang
By KY On one of the earlier visits back to my beloved hometown, Penang, we chanced upon Ping Hooi kopitiam while in search for a meal between lunch and dinner, this was actually due to the fact that both the Pitt Street kuih teow soup I was trying to have and my favorite oyster omelet ...

Johnny’s Penang Prawn Mee @ Restoran Wang Keng, Shah Alam

Johnny’s Penang Prawn Mee @ Restoran Wang Keng, Shah Alam
By vkeong If you are a prawn mee lover who don’t know about Johnny’s prawn mee in Shah Alam, then you are missing out on something truly special. His prawn mee has the richest and thickest soup you will possibly ever get, unless you cook it yourself. It’s simply a food experience that needs to ...

Shang Pim – Best Bak Kut Teh in Kepong

Shang Pim – Best Bak Kut Teh in Kepong
By vkeong Shang Pim is our favorite Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Kepong currently, and we think it’s the best in the town too. So we were shocked to see their shop with the shutters down and plastered with ‘for rent’ signs. Luckily they did not close down but merely relocated across the street to ...

Mad Hatter Desserts by MasterChef Asia Runner-Up Marcus. Like To Dislike?

Mad Hatter Desserts by MasterChef Asia Runner-Up Marcus. Like To Dislike?
By noreply@blogger.com (sharon loh) The past couple of weeks have been a blurry faze for me, mostly perturbed by a very stubborn on-and-off flu bug, alongside a handful of celebrations and outings, which kept my weekends at it’s peak. I seriously need an immunity booster – and a time machine.Regardless, my ongoing quest for new ...