September 22, 2020

M Cuisine @ Plaza Arkadia


Sumptuous Modern Chinese Cuisine

A newbie on the block, M Cuisine is raising the bar in the realms of Chinese cuisine at Plaza Arkadia. Barely a month old, words have begun to spread among foodies that the new Chinese restaurant is making headlines with its gorgeous menu and elegant modern ambiance. Mesmerizing, modern, moreish, marvelous… all these bests describe the new M Cuisine.

Chef Kam Seng Kee and his culinary team is elevating Chinese cuisine with skillful traditional Chinese flavours presented with a modern and creative twist. After several stints overseas with his last one in Indonesia, Chef Kam is ready to showcase a list of his signatures set in an ambiance decked out in grandeur.

Stepping into M Cuisine, one cannot help but be in awe of its high ceiling flanked with contemporary art chandelier pieces set against a dark and gold backdrop, leathery banquette seating as well as cornflower blue ones with wood tables. 

Private rooms are available on upper level with a magnanimous table that seats 20 pax and another that seats 8 pax. Both rooms are equipped with karaoke and offer diners a space for fine dining along with entertainment.

M Cuisine has no boundaries when it comes to dining. Besides an exquisite menu of the finest, diners can also savor Chef Kam’s ‘See Fong Choy’ menu within a budget of their choice. The regular a la carte menu offers a list of familiar Chinese dishes for daily consumption as well as some premium ones for special occasions. Filled with a list of Chinese tapas to double-boiled soups, premium live and dried seafood to meat, rice and noodles as well as dessert, the menu is deliciously tempting at sight.

September 20, 2020

Plaza Premium Group Mid-Autumn Mooncake 2020

Prestige Mooncakes

Mooncakes are in season and another list of mooncakes to check out this festive Mid-Autumn is by Plaza Premium Group Malaysia. Available at all Plaza Premium Lounge outlets as well as online, these handcrafted petite mooncakes are available now till 1 Oct 2020.

Whether one is purchasing for their own consumption or as gifts for family, friends and business acquaintances, the beautiful mooncakes make an impressive gift with its long and elegant maroon and gold gift box.

A first for the group this year, Plaza Premium Group is offering a series of Shanghai Mooncakes and Crystal Skin Mooncakes with various filling. From traditional ones to modern flavours, there’s something for everyone. In addition, these mooncakes are low sugar and preservative-free as well.

September 15, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Puchong


Cuti Cuti Malaysia Dream Away Staycation
After having stayed at quite a few Hilton Garden Inns abroad, it’s a first for me to check into the Hilton Garden Inn Puchong recently with my family. Located in Millennia City, the hotel boasts of a city and lake view, making the staycation experience a lovely one.

A short Cuti Cuti Malaysia is what most of us have learn to really enjoy and appreciate lately. The weekend beckons for a staycation nearby to unwind with family. Hilton Garden Inn offers a solitude from the city and yet, if there is a yearning for some shopping, there’s the IOI mall only 10 minutes away from the hotel.

Checking in on a sunny Saturday afternoon, we were greeted with warm smiles from Reception located on the sixth floor. A quick registration and we were handed our room key and briefed on the hotel’s facilities and breakfast options. The reception is spacious and warmly lit by Nature’s light streaming in from the glass windows of the hotel area.

Our room, King Deluxe Room, boasted of a view of cityscape with the lake view at sight as well. The room is spacious, enough to hold a lovely king-sized bed as well as an additional roll-away bed along with a work desk area and an apple green single sofa chair.

September 10, 2020

Eat All You Can Makanthon @ The Emperor, Dorsett Grand Subang


A la Carte Chinese Feast
Time to chow down at The Emperor at Dorsett Grand Subang! It’s a Eat-All-You-Can Makanthon for an affordable price of RM68 nett per adult. Available daily, the Makanthon features an a la carte order style with over 40 Chinese cuisine with a few local and international ones thrown in for good measure as well as 9 desserts.

The Emperor is renowned for Muslim-friendly handcrafter dim sum as well as award winning Executive Chinese Chef Bryan Teh’s signature list of Chinese dishes. For a limited time, the Makanthon promotion offers diners a wide choice of dishes prepared upon order in small portions so that one can enjoy a larger variety of dishes. We checked out the deal recently and was really pleased with the affordable pricing and the dishes served.

From appetizers, soup, Western and local noodles to Chinese dishes along with Chinese BBQ, dim sum and desserts, we’re glad most dishes are served in small portions as we get to try more. Diners are given the menu sheets and they can simply order to their hearts’ content. Since there is no time limitation, one can take their time to order and enjoy the freshly prepared food without having to waste food.

Dim sum is always a popular choice and there is a solid list of steamed and fried ones available. Tuck into the classic Steamed Prawn Dumplings with Coriander and Steamed Siew Mai Emperor Style to enjoy these plump dumplings.

September 7, 2020

Mid-Autumn Mooncakes 2020 @ Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel PJ


Moon-Shaped Wonders at Zuan Yuan

Send delicious gifts of Mid-Autumn mooncakes from Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant to family and friends this festive season. One World Hotel Petaling Jaya’s Chinese restaurant is offering 12 types of Moon-Shaped Wonders this season available from now till 1 October 2020.

The mooncakes are set in a gorgeous Oriental themed box of red and gold ornated with pink sakuras. Customers can choose from a variety of six baked, five snow skin and one special Teo Chew savory mooncake options.
“A good mooncake will not stick to the teeth”, quoted Chef Jordan Chin, Dim Sum Chef of Zuan Yuan. Chef Chin and his team has curated traditional flavours as well as one with Malaysia’s king of fruits to appease palates of all ages.

Tuck into a Teo Chew traditional favorite of Deep-Fried Teo Chew Yam Paste with Single Yolk where layers of flaky pastry enveloped creamy yam paste and that rich salted egg yolk. Perfect with a cup of tea, the mooncake is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

September 5, 2020

Mid-Autumn Mooncakes 2020 @ Dorsett Grand Subang


Mid-Autumn Magic of Mooncakes and Dorsett Eski Bag

An annual festival of Mid-Autumn makes its return this year at Dorsett Grand Subang with a list of the hotel’s signature Muslim friendly mooncakes. As family and friends rings in the joy of the season, it is also the time to savor the rich pastry filled with creamy nutty fillings, traditionally enjoyed during when the moon is the brightest in the sky on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.


While gatherings and socializing are limited this year, one can still send gifts of luscious mooncakes to family, loved ones and business acquaintances with Dorsett Grand Subang’s signature varieties of mooncakes and Dorsett Eski Bag.

September 1, 2020

The Butcher’s Table @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur


Meat-ing Expectation
Talk about a blast from the past… somethings should always make a comeback! In this case, it did… The Butcher’s Table is the newer offspring of Mr. Ho Kim Loon, who was more renowned with his first offspring of Mr. Ho’s Fine Foods. Back in late 1990s, foodies know where to go for exceptional roast pork and premium sausages and that is at Mr. Ho.

After a hiatus from the food scene, the Ho family decided to make their comeback with The Butcher’s Table first outlet in SS2 few years ago. Roping in his kids now, they have recently opened a new outlet in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur in late February this year but had to close due to the recent pandemic situation.

The Butcher’s Table is now open, and diners are in for a meaty treat. Talk about meat-ing expectation… the restaurant is located on level 7 and offer diners several section of dining areas along with a private room as well. We like the simplicity and modern ambiance where smart casual vibes allow diners to enjoy a hearty meal from this delicatessen.

The menu is filled with lots of choices of meat and poultry with a few seafood thrown in for good measure. Most of Mr. Ho’s signatures are present along with a few newbies. Add-on a very affordable wine list, diners are set for an unforgettable dining experience of beefy and swine-ful dishes!

Perhaps the Crispy Roast Pork (RM17.50 | RM25.00 with one side) would be the perfect choice of appetizer to kick off here. After all, Mr. Ho’s legendary Siew Yuk is what most of us remembered him for. And disappoint us it did not after a decade… the crispy roast pork is still fabulously yummy.

August 30, 2020

Eat All You Can Dim Sum @ The Emperor, Dorsett Grand Subang


Go All Out with A Dim Sum Extravaganza
Weekends with public holidays are all for spending time with family and friends and some food indulgence. The Emperor at Dorsett Grand Subang is offering dim sum fans an Eat-All-You-Can Dim Sum Extravaganza for the price of RM88 nett per person on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

With a featured list of over 30 selections of dainty morsels of handcrafted steamed and fried dim sum along with some Chinese specialty dishes and desserts, diners can enjoy a dim sum affair set in the grandeur of The Emperor with family and friends. The Muslim-friendly restaurant offer diners with a spacious main dining area as well as some private rooms.

Soups make good starters, especially double-boiled ones. A spoonful of the Double-Boiled Arrow Root Soup or Double-Boiled Lotus Root Soup will certainly warm up the tummy for a dim sum feast to come.

The Cold Sliced Chicken served with Jellyfish & Cucumber was a favorite of mine. Something refreshing about the chilled poached chicken roll with crunchy slivers of seasoned jellyfish and cucumber that makes my palate sense liven up.

One simply must order the classic crowd favorite of Steamed Siew Mai ‘Emperor’ Style, Steamed Fish Paste Dumpling with Garlic, Steamed Bean Curd Roll with Oyster Sauce and Steamed Phoenix Feet with Black Bean.

August 24, 2020

The Oriental Group From Macau to KL Grand Dinner 2020


Majestic Macau to KL Feast with Chef Yap Poh Weng & Chef Chung Kuy Fai


The much-anticipated Grand Dinner series by The Oriental Group is back this year with honorary Macau Master Chefs Yap Poh Weng & Chef Chung Kuy Fai. 4 hands, 9 exclusive evenings from 22 Aug to 8 Sept 2020, the Grand Dinner menu with the master chefs will be available across the Group’s various restaurants.

Chef Yap Poh Weng and Chef Chung Kuy Fai, both have over 30 years of culinary experience with international stints across the globe. Award winning Chef Yap, having named one of “China Top 50 Celebrity Chefs” by Food and Wine magazine as well as listed as diamond-rated chef by both Asian Diamond Chef Association and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, is currently helming the legendary Yan Yu Chinese restaurant in Guangzhou along with the award-winning Grand Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Hangzhou and world-famous restaurant Whampoa Club in Beijing and Shanghai. 

Chef Chung has also trotted across the globe with stints in Tokyo, Shanghai, California’s Napa Valley before settling in Macau as executive chef. Renowned for his bold culinary-scapes, he also has several accolades including an inclusion into the prestigious Black Pearl Restaurant Guide.


The first Grand Dinner series kicked off at Ruyi located at Bangsar Shopping Centre. Ruyi, a modern multi conceptual dining space that combines a beautiful bar with an award-winning pork-free kitchen serving eclectic Chinese menu, a mezzanine area and a Western bistro as well as private rooms. 

Dinner commenced with five Signature Appetizers Combination. The Suzhou Style Crispy Eel, stacked high in a pretty noodle basket and crowned with crispy meat floss and sugary strands, tasted as good as it looks. The crispy eel pieces are glazed with a caramelized sweet honey glaze, making it deliciously enjoyable.