September 6, 2019

The Oriental Group Grand Dinners @ Noble Mansion

A Joint Culinary Journey of 88 Years with Chef Jacky Lam & Chef Justin Hor

Nothing short of a stunning culinary indulgence best describe the dining experiences at all The Oriental Group restaurants! The annual chef event where legendary “Old Master” chefs collaborates with The Oriental Group Executive Chef Justin Hor and the group’s in-house talent is back for the 11th year with a big bang.

Taking on new culinary heights, Chinese veteran Chef Jacky Lam from Macau’s Galaxy Hotel and Oriental Group Executive Chef Justin Hor has curated A Joint Culinary Journey of 88 Years menu for this year’s Grand Dinner series. Having collaborated previously back in 2011, both chefs are excited in combining their culinary experiences of 35 years and 53 years in the industry with an unforgettable gastronomical menu to be available from 19 August to 22 September 2019 at their leading restaurants.

Our culinary journey this year led us to Noble Mansion at Plaza 33 in PJ area. The exclusive fine dining Noble Mansion is the perfect venue for indulgence set in an elegant ambiance.

Combining flavours of yesteryears and brining new updates to the culinary palates, the Joint Culinary Journey of 88 Years Grand Dinner had both chefs working for the past 6 months in planning, curating and sourcing for ingredients for the menu. The talents and skills from both chefs certainly spark new culinary dishes for gourmands.

The menu commenced with five signature tapas platter from both chefs. These are available a la carte or in the Grand Dinner set menu. Chef Lam’s repertoire includes Macau Crab Meat Cake (RM24 per portion) and Chilled Szechuan Farm Chicken (RM20 per portion) while Chef Hor curated Oriental Group’s Signature Char Siew (RM20 per portion) and Ginger Sauce Jelly Fish (RM18 per portion). Vinaigrette Kyuri & Black Fungus (RM18 per portion) is a combining effort from both chefs.

Golden discs of Macau Crab Meat Cake tasted so delicious that one may need to seize the urge to reach out for another one. The meat cake has a tasty meat and crab meat filling that is juicy and bouncy with a subtle sweetness that is very enjoyable.

September 5, 2019

Tasty Australia Food Festival @ Isetan KLCC

Australia’s Finest Regional Australian Products in Malaysia

Foodies will revel at the return of Tasty Australia this week at Isetan KLCC! For the sixth year, Tasty Australia food festival, a collaboration by The Model Cook and Isetan Malaysia, is showcasing a total of 12 new brands with more than 80 products from South Australia and Western Australia.

From 30 August to 11 September 2019, head over to Isetan KLCC to eat and shop for some of The Model Cook’s traditional best selling25 brands from Australia. Most of these new brands is premiering their products in Malaysia as their first country of export.

The official launch of Tasty Australia was held on 3 September and was graced by the attendance of Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Malaysia, Mr. Michael Growder who officiated the event with Mr. Koji Oyama, Director/Managing Director of Isetan Malaysia. Seven founders/directors of the new brands showcased at this year Tasty Australia were present to meet and greet customers and members of the media, bloggers and special guests to share their brand story.

September 2, 2019

Mid-Autumn Bliss Menu @ Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festive with Poon Choy & Mooncakes

As we gear up for the coming Mid-Autumn festive month, it is the perfect time to usher in the festive mood with what Malaysians do best… gather to enjoy great food and good company with family, friends and business colleagues.

Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine, anointed as One of Asia’s Finest Restaurant by Miele Guide, has been serving over a decade of fine Cantonese cuisine as well as Hong Kong-inspired dishes to gourmands. It’s solid reputation for serving the finest cuisine with quality ingredients has garnered a loyal foodie cult of the elite in the city.

Although its my first time stepping into Elegant Inn, I have long heard of its acclaimed reputation through the industry’s grapevine. What started as a 6-table restaurant in Taman Connaught, Cheras before moving to Menara Hap Seng 11 years ago has truly paid off as gourmands can now enjoy the restaurant’s signature dishes in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur.

Elegant Inn boasts of the city’s glitzy view of skyscrapers of our nation’s prides with Twin Tower and KL Tower at sight. The restaurant is housed on level 2 and often gets missed by many city dwellers. However, true blue epicurean knows to hunt down the restaurant for a taste of its fine cuisine.

August 31, 2019

Omakase @ Kampachi Pavilion KL

An Exquisite Omakase Experience

Omakase, a word that has now become familiar among Malaysians when dining in Japanese cuisine. Simply a phrase that means ‘to entrust’ the dining experience to the chef, omakase allows a gourmet adventure for avid foodies in the realms of the Japanese culinary world.

It is a Japanese tradition to leave the food choices to the Japanese chef, knowing that the chef knows the best ingredients of the season. One pays a price and depending on the number of courses, the chef goes to work on preparing an omakase meal that ranges from the lightest to the heaviest before finishing up with a sweet course.

For a taste of an omakase experience, seek out the acclaimed Kampachi for a culinary adventure in the heart of our metropolitan city. Kampachi, one of the long-time award-winning Japanese restaurants, has been serving authentic and scrumptious Japanese cuisine using fine premium ingredients air-flown from Japan for over four decades. For this round, we headed over to Kampachi Pavilion for a taste of Chef Alex Lee’s Omakase experience.

Twice a week, the freshest and fine ingredients are imported from Tokyo’s iconic Toyosu Fish Market (formerly known as Tsukiji) and from Kansai Area in Japan. Each omakase experience takes diners from appetizer to sashimi, soup, grilled dish, main course and dessert. An omakase course at Kampachi starts from RM318 onwards and diners can also let the chef know if they do not take a certain ingredient or raw food.

August 28, 2019

Hong Kong Mei-Xin Mooncakes 2019

Bringing Hearts Together This Mid-Autumn Festive with Maxim’s Mooncakes

If you have never tasted Hong Kong MX Mooncakes, you don’t know what you are missing! Award-winning Maxim’s mooncakes has been a hot seller for the past 21 years for a reason. Their luscious mooncake series are well-renowned for their quality and flavours in Hong Kong and international markets of Asia.

Maxim’s White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks may have paved the way to stardom but today, Maxim continues to lead the Hong Kong market with their creative and sumptuous innovation of new mooncake series and flavours to many foodies in Asia.