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.

August 25, 2019

Xin Cuisine @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

New Executive Chinese Sous Chef Ricky Wong

There’s a new Chinese Chef at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant in Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur! Chef Ricky Wong is bringing a list of his signature dishes to city’s favorite restaurant for classic Chinese cuisine.

Renowned for their Hong Kong dim sum, Cantonese roasts and nouvelle Cantonese cuisine, Chef Wong will be adding on his list of signatures to the menu at Xin Cuisine. Diners can expect fine and classic Chinese cuisine with modern updates. As Xin Cuisine is non-halal, expect lots of porky dishes to be some of the highlights in the new menu although Chef Wong also specializes in seafood.

Dinner commenced with Sweet & Sour Pork in Ice Bowl (RM40 small|RM60 medium|RM80 large). The classic Ku Lou Yuk is presented in an ice bowl. Not only just for presentation, the ice bowl served another purpose to chilled up and crystalized the battered pork cubes to and sauce to make it even crispier. The chilled sweet & sour pork is deliciously tasty and crispy. A dish that is bound to be a favorite to diners of all ages.

August 21, 2019

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Sparkles @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Mooncake Sparkles

Make someone’s world sparkle this Mid-Autumn season with Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur Mooncake Sparkles! Thinking out of the box, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur is adding sparkles to the Mid-Autumn season with their exclusive crackle glass light globe with mooncake set.

The Crackle Glass Light Globe makes the perfect ornament with its mesmerizing lights in the comfort of your home space. Available in 2 sizes of 9 inch or 5 inch and comes in three colours of Sparkling Gold, Sparkling Blue and Sparkling Pink, the light globe is paired with Concorde Hotel’s exquisite mooncakes as a gift set for this mid-autumn festival.

August 20, 2019

The Original Xiao Long Kan Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅 @ Fahrenheit 88

Authentic Chengdu Chinese Fondue Opens Till 2AM

The original Xiao Long Kan 龙坎老火锅 hotpot is finally opened! The newest kid in Fahrenheit 88 opened recently a few days ago on a soft opening to the public. Xiao Long Kan is located outside of the shopping mall next to the 7-eleven convenient store. Housed in a 4-storey building, the restaurant is opened till 2am daily.

Established in 2014 in Chengdu, China, Xiao Long Kan is popular for their authentic selection of premium meats, fresh vegetables, handmade meatballs, innards and offal together with their tasty broths prepared using a traditional recipe that’s hundreds of years old. The restaurant is constantly so busy that there is always a queue in the many outlets for the hotpot experience.

August 18, 2019

Mid-Autumn Mooncake 2019 @ Dorsett Grand Subang

Mooncake & Tiffin Gift Set

The Mid-Autumn festival commemorates a year of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and is much celebrated by many with family and friends. It is also a time for gathering during the 15th day of the lunar calendar as the moon shines high and bright. A time to enjoy mooncakes and tea, the Mid-Autumn festival is also the perfect time to send some of these delicious mooncakes to loved ones and friends.

Dorsett Grand Subang is presenting a selection of their hand-crafted halal mooncakes in a limited-edition Dorsett Deluxe Tiffin Gift Set that comes with 4 mini baked mooncakes. The Mooncake & Tiffin Gift Set has 2 design and 3 colours to choose from. Priced at RM168nett per set, there are various flavours of mooncakes to choose from.

The Dorsett Deluxe Tiffin comes in a floral with bird design or a musical sonata with butterflies. Available in pastel blue, pastel lilac and pastel orange, the 4-tier enamel tiffin holds 4 mooncakes. The beautiful tiffin is not only pretty but makes a nice decorative item or be used as an actual tiffin.

August 17, 2019

The Emperor Chinese Restaurant @ Dorsett Grand Subang

Chef Bryan Teh SIAL Award-Winning Creations

Dorsett Grand Subang is rejoicing for the 2nd consecutive year as Executive Chinese Chef Bryan Teh and his culinary team has emerged as winners again for this year at the Salon International De L’alimentation (SIAL) Shanghai competition.

2019 China International Top Chefs Invitational Competition by SIAL took place in May 2019 and is co-host by CCA, World Association of Chefs Societies and SIAL China. This prestigious competition is participated by top chefs from Hongkong, Malaysia, Korea, Italy, and Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu of China exclusively. Judged by top judges of World Association of Chefs Societies with International Judge Certification, the participants are tested on cuisine creativity, cooking skills, utilization of assigned ingredients, taste, and cleanliness in kitchen.

Chef Bryan clinched the Gold with Distinction Award with two unique dishes of Wok-fried Ribeye Beef with Grape Sauce and Deep-fried Chicken Wing Stuffed with Otak-Otak. The unique pairing of ingredients is what sealed the winning points for Dorsett Grand Subang’s Executive Chinese Chef.

Foodies can now enjoy Chef Bryan’s award-winning dishes along with his signature dishes at Dorsett Grand Subang’s Chinese Restaurant, The Emperor for lunch or dinner with advanced order. The Emperor is well-known for their sumptuous Chinese cuisine that is also pork-free. From fiery Szechuan to Cantonese dishes, the menu at The Emperor also includes a delicious dim sum list for yum cha session.

The golden Deep-fried Chicken Wing with Otak-Otak offer diners an unusual moreish flavour from our local otak-otak spices. Stuffed to the max, the otak-otak filling has a well-balanced spice note that complimented the crispy deboned chicken wing well. A side sauce that has a creamy and unctuous flavour added much oomph to the dish.

August 15, 2019

Anne Elizabeth The Deli Restaurant @ Taman Segar Cheras

Meat Up at Anne Elizabeth!

Tucked away in the bustling area of Cheras is Anne Elizabeth The Deli Restaurant. A truly hidden foodie gem, I wasn’t even sure how this restaurant never got on to my radar for the last five years since its opening. Perhaps Cheras was never my usual food haunt but then again, I would have gone to the end of the earth for food that is worthy of travel.

Anne Elizabeth, owned by a dynamic duo husband and wife team, Jacob Fong and Sandra Lee had the foresight to take a chance with introducing ‘Select and Order from The Deli’ concept to diners five years ago in the location where they lived. Jacob hails from Brunei and has been a chef for more than 20 years specializing in European cuisine. When asked to elaborate, he specifically named British, Italian, Spanish and French as some of his main signatures.

Parking can be a problem in that area as it is located on one of the rows near Cheras Leisure Mall. However, this has never deterred the restaurant’s loyal fans from dining at Anne Elizabeth as it is always crowded throughout the day and especially on weekends.

The two-storey restaurant is located on a corner lot, catering up to 80 pax of diners per floor. One simply cannot miss the bold black and white signage of Anne Elizabeth. The owners decided to use their favorite religious names of Anne and Elizabeth simply because it felt more personal while echoing a lovely name together.

The restaurant décor is rather simple as the owners wanted the food to speak for themselves. A minimalist décor that echoes European minimalist with a deli counter and a bar, Anne Elizabeth has an easy-going vibe that makes dining casual and comfortable.

Sandra admitted that she enjoys running the front dining space while Jacob handles the kitchen and the deli. Both shared that their concept truly allows them to always have a personalized service with every customer and made sure that their staffs are trained well on this concept too. Business is brisk and constantly heavy during the day and so the owners have lots of staff trained to provide solid and fast service to customers.