Saravana offers more than the food it serves

With Deepavali round the corner, we decided to review a few Indian restaurants, starting with Saravana Bhavan in Bangsar. Especially popular with the last-minute shoppers, Saravana Bhavan, located on the same row as DeGem’s Bangsar flagship boutique along Jalan...

Nothing beats the Vergine when it comes to fresh food

At The Vergine (Italian for ‘Virgin’), they like things fresh from the oven. Anything fresh and “virgin” such as the virgin olive oil and virgin coconut oil, is supposed to taste better. In fact, after two years, The Vergine has decided to launch a fresh new set of...

Have you tasted Ayam Panggang Kenyalang in Seremban?

A weekend’s trip to Seremban with the kids to visit the Jelita ostrich farm, without checking out all the good food that Seremban town has to offer, is simply unthinkable. Most people can think of the usual stuff like siew pow, beef noodle, roast duck and so on, but...

Paradiso Café, the gem yet to be discovered

There is an old saying, “Never judge a book by its cover.” What’s more when the book comes “alive” with two “power” chefs hard at work in the kitchen of their small café in the middle of nowhere! Sounds like a folk’s tale? Paradiso Café in Damansara Sutera is where...

Fascinated with the way chicken is cooked using the SPICES!

It is no surprise that the Portuguese sea explorers in the early sixteenth century travelled as Far East as they could looking for the spices. It is these spices that were once the biggest trading commodity between the East and the West. I can understand why. Of late,...

Two little Secrets about Briyani

For those familiar and who have savoured the Nasi Briyani from the original founders of Restoran Sri Pinang (see Recognition: http://www.heritagebriyani.com/recognition/), let me tell you a secret. You can now order it online and have it delivered to your home or...

At Kung Fu Restaurant, Great Cooking is Like Martial Art

Usually I would not travel as far as Cyberjaya for food, but nothing is more compelling than to check on some good restaurants there especially after a visit to the administrative centre of Putrajaya. Just a short drive from Putrajaya, Shaftsbury Square which houses...

Whenever you crave for some grilled patin…

When we were craving for some grilled patin fish, the first thing that came to mind was Mamimia Patin Champion in Laman Melati Kuang. Again, with Waze and Google Map these days (just key in Mamimia Patin Champion), it only took a 20-minute breezy drive for us to the...

Seremban Seafood Village Still Popular After 30 years

Despite more seafood restaurants being set up, Seremban Seafood Village at Jalan Tuanku Munawir is still packed with guests who love to savour its famous crabs here. There are some that claim to be branches of Seremban Seafood Restaurant, but according to the...

Lucky King Bun is Seremban’s Next Big Thing

Seremban has always been famous for its beef noodles, roast duck, BBQ crabs and the siew pau but the Lucky King Bun is starting to make its foray into the competitive food business as the next big thing. Previously known as the curry chicken bun when the idea was...

Sengoti means simply delicious!

By Stephen Ng Malaysians are known for going to any place where the food is delicious, and as Pok Nik from Kelantan puts it in his local Kelantanese dialect, it is “sengoti!” (which means, simply delicious). The beautiful part is that you do not need to go to Kelantan...

An article that begs to be written about food review

Since I started doing food review for both the Star and New Straits Times in around 2008, and later spent a stint on fine dining restaurants for a magazine published out of Bali, Indonesia, this is one article that begs to be written. Food is very subjective. It...

Café with a difference

What impressed me about Summer Breeze Café at Casa Tropicana was when John Peter, its owner offered me a refreshing glass of iced serai tea on the house. It was like a gust of cool breeze on a hot summer day as I had had a tough time trying to get someone to attend to...

Sheryl Blogs: Christmas Arrives at Concorde!

Christmas is and always has been my personal favorite time of the year. So imagine my glee when I found out that Concorde Hotel Shah Alam had plans to launch their Christmas buffet menu! Nestled in the hub of Shah Alam’s business and tourist attraction areas lies the...