Nara Kitchen & Co. @ Uptown, P.J.

Damansara Utama or otherwise known as Uptown, is a happening suburb in Petaling Jaya with a few new developments like the latest Starling mall and Somerset serviced apartments. When it comes to eateries, you are spoiled for choices as there are way too many of them. From a typical mamak, to fast food chains, hawkers, cafés, desserts, you name it. A happening place like this also means that parking is a challenge. As such, there’s only 3 reasons why I would drag myself there; 1) Village Park Nasi Lemak, 2) simply looking for a café for an ang moh brunch, 3) Desserts!! Continue reading “Nara Kitchen & Co. @ Uptown, P.J.”

Best Western Premier Ion Delemen Resort @ Genting Highlands

Best Western Premier Ion Delemen is the latest resort up in the hills of Genting Highlands. It is a new development just a few kilometers from activities such as golf, casino, shopping, theme park and more. Although it has a 5-star rating, it didn’t leave me an impression of a high rated luxury resort. There’s a total of 246 rooms. A Deluxe Room is about 400++ per night during peak season, and it can go as low as RM200++ during off peak. Continue reading “Best Western Premier Ion Delemen Resort @ Genting Highlands”

Shun De Gong Restaurant @ Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang

My BFF can be quite a selective eater, especially when it comes to Chinese cuisine. If I ever suggest any of those common Chinese restaurants in Bangsar, she would say things like “So sien (boring), I know how to make that also lah!” or “Outside food is so unhealthy, everything contains MSG and it’s not even nice. I can cook better than that, with less salt and no sugar. We use all the high quality ingredients. Eat at home!”. Very susah (difficult) like this. I would leave it for her to decide where and what most of the time, not unless if I’m dying for a bowl of Assam Laksa. Continue reading “Shun De Gong Restaurant @ Fahrenheit 88, Bukit Bintang”

SkyAvenue @ Genting Highlands

Most of us like to head up to Genting Highlands because of its cool climate and its short drive from Kuala Lumpur city. Some fond memories I have of Genting Highlands is the “bumper car” rides in the amusement park where my parents used to take my brother and I. Another was when one of my best friends took me to watch Jordan Chan (陳小春) live in concert during our high school days. Also, that time when my mom brought me to look see (and played a couple of rounds of roulette) in the casino for the first time when I turned 18. Besides that, there’s not much I can recall of since I’ve not been up over the past 6 years. Continue reading “SkyAvenue @ Genting Highlands”

Burger & Lobster @ SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands

It seems like everyone’s raving about the famous lobster chain from London, Burger & Lobster that opened its doors a few months ago in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting. My social media feed was flooded since (still is) with pictures from Burger & Lobster, literally every single week. I had been wanting to find out what was all the buzz as I really love lobsters. Plus, I haven’t been back to Genting Highlands for more than 6 years. So we took the opportunity of a long Labour Day weekend, and made plans to go up the highlands for a couple of nights to 吃喝玩樂 (eat, drink and be merry). My main itinerary was to eat that lobster!

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Kenny Hills Bakers @ Taman Tunku

Kenny Hills Bakers is a patisserie situated in the residential area of Taman Tunku. A lush, tranquil, and quiet side of town but only minutes away from the city centre. This bakery however, was bustling amongst the peace and quiet. Crowded with those dining in or simply taking away loaves of organic artisan bread and pastries. It was nonstop busy with people coming in and out this place (possibly because it was a public holiday at the time).

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Marmalade Cafe @ Bangsar Village II

Last Sunday, my dear family and I had our lunch over at Marmalade, located on the first floor of Bangsar Village II in Telawi. Marmalade is a family-friendly café serving healthy and very delicious comfort food. I am little embarrassed to say; it was only my second time eating there although it’s been around for more than a decade already. Even more so hard to believe given I’m always around Bangsar Telawi! The first was when my big brother had a craving for their famous carrot cake, while I was there to share half the cake for a cuppa coffee. Continue reading “Marmalade Cafe @ Bangsar Village II”

Muntri Grove Hotel @ Lebuh Muntri, Penang

Muntri Grove is a charming heritage boutique hotel along Lebuh Muntri, Penang under the George Town Heritage & Hotels group. The hotel was part of a row of ten old heritage houses built for workers serving the wealthy families then. Though restored, some fabrics of the building had been retained so that guests can experience the essence of Straits Chinese houses in the 19th century. Continue reading “Muntri Grove Hotel @ Lebuh Muntri, Penang”

Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar @ St Giles Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar is a French-Japanese nouvelle cuisine restaurant, on the 6th floor of St Giles Hotel at Mid Valley City. The restaurant has a simple clean design with tall window glasses, high ceiling, bare wooden floors, furniture and table cloths in neutral colours. It’s a good choice if you are planning for a lush date night to celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones due to its romantic ambience. Continue reading “Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar @ St Giles Hotel, Kuala Lumpur”

The Pantry Cafe @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar

The Pantry is a modest looking neighbourhood café serving gourmet all-day breakfast. It is along Lorong Kurau and tucked away from the bustling streets of Maarof and Telawi. Over the past few years, Lorong Kurau had evolved from the old side of Bangsar to what is now a small stretch of eateries from the east to west. I remember only good things about this café when I first tried some time last year. Continue reading “The Pantry Cafe @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar”