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Caorunn Gin takes over Chinatown bars

Caorunn Gin takes over Chinatown bars

Chinatown’s new bars worked together with three bartenders slinging drinks at each others’ venues for the recentChinatown Bar Takeover. Head bartenders Kelvin Lee (Her House), Yap Siew Mun (Kapitan Haus) and Haniff Yon (Rust KL) served their own special menus of three drinks each inspired 

Nespresso introduces the Liminha Over Ice

Nespresso introduces the Liminha Over Ice

Nespresso invites Malaysians to embrace positivity and ‘feel good’ moments over its Barista Creations for Ice coffee range and its thoughtfully crafted coffee recipes. Inspired by the delicious flavours of the tropics and in honour of Brazil’s national drink – the Caipirinha – the lime 

Treat Dad to high tea at Dorsett Grand Subang

Treat Dad to high tea at Dorsett Grand Subang

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Works the same way with fathers too, which means if you bring Dad along for High Tea at Dorsett Grand Subang, you’ll probably make him a happy man! 

With Father’s Day fast approaching, Dad gets to enjoy Saturday Buffet Hi-Tea for FREE on June 18 at Terazza Brasserie with a reservation of 3 paying adult guests. The Buffet Hi-Tea is available from 12 noon to 4 pm, featuring a variety of both local savouries such as roasted chicken rice, rendang, noodles with various condiments and choice of soup. 

It’s dubbed high tea but it’s really a full-fledged lunch menu – there’s rice to go with an assortment of mouth-watering curries; tom yum and chicken noodle soup; and Western fare such as cheese baked pasta and Roast Lamb. I normally avoid the carbs but I must say the fried noodles were very inviting and every bit as good as it looked. We could even make our own croissant sandwich, stuffing it with our choice of filling.

Probably the most tempting section of the buffet line is often the dessert corner – there are delightful desserts, cakes, fresh fruits, ice kacang and icecream as well as free flow teh tarik, coffee, tea and fruits infused water.  

Every table reservation made for this Father’s Day Buffet Hi-Tea will also receive a 20% discount voucher redeemable for the Dim Sum Brunch at The Emperor Chinese Restaurant on the next visit.  The Buffet Hi Tea is priced at RM98 nett for adults; RM78 nett for Senior Citizen aged 60 and above; and RM48 nett for children between the ages of 6 to 12.

And if you prefer ENGLISH Hi-Tea at the Piano Lounge, enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea Set from 12 noon to 5 pm on June 19. Priced at RM128 nett for two persons, DAD gets to enjoy a FREE pie as well as receive a 20% discount voucher redeemable for Terazza Brasserie’s buffet dinner on the next visit.  

As Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19, the whole family can have an outing together to The Emperor Chinese Restaurant for the Sunday Dim Sum Brunch from 11.30 am to 2.00 pm.  With every table reservation of 3 paying adults, DAD gets to dine for FREE and also receive a 20% discount voucher redeemable for Terazza Brasserie’s buffet dinner on the next visit.  The Dim Sum brunch is priced at RM98 nett for Adults, RM78 nett for Senior Citizens aged 60 and above; and RM49 nett for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

High tea is available every Saturday at Terazza Brasserie (without the 4th/pax free offer) as well.

For reservation, call +60 3 5031 6060 or email bookfnb.subang@dorsetthotels.com

From press release

Heineken Star Quality Experience

Heineken Star Quality Experience

Staying true to its core brewing principles that consistently make the perfect first sip of Heineken® beer, Heineken Malaysia Berhad brought its consumers on an immersive journey through the Heineken® Star Quality Experience held over the weekend at The Square, Publika, KL. The Star Quality 

Tiger Crystal Fire Starter District Festival

Tiger Crystal Fire Starter District Festival

Tiger Crystal’s Fire Starter platform went live in May to empower Malaysians to discover new passions and unlock their potential and skills. The platform’s website  https://firestarter.tigerbeer.com/ featured a cool AR facial recognition tool and personality assessment to enable fans to find out passions best suited 

Chic and sassy Chiqui Don

Chic and sassy Chiqui Don

Chiqui Don opened its doors in Sept 2019 and is probably the only kitchen and bar (that I know of) which encourages diners to submit recipes to its unique crowdsourced menu. The community-based concept takes inspiration from its diners and creates dishes based on their personal input. If your recipe is selected, you get to work with the chef to fine-tune the dish and see it get listed on the menu! How cool is that? 

Offering an interesting repertoire of local and global flavours, Chiqui Don takes up a generous space in Damansara Heights in red and orange hues with pared down brown notes. The result is a chic diner and bar that not only looks classy but delivers its promise. Invited to try the newly revamped menu, the evening started with bespoke cocktails, carefully crafted to match our current mood. No idea what Kim worked out with the bartender but it was a magical potion designed just for me. Turns out she knows my taste buds pretty well.

Easing into dinner, Shireen recommended some starters – initially big on tex-mex when it first started, the popular Oven Baked Nachos has been retained on the menu, topped with shredded mozzarella, homemade guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream (RM26). There’s an option to add chicken or beef, but the nachos were scrumptious as they were so you don’t really miss the protein. 

A spin on prawn gambas pil pil, Garlic Chilli Sea Bass featured small chunks of fish sautéed in olive oil with garlic and chilli flakes with crusty garlic bread (RM26) for dunking in the oil. Slightly on the salty side and heavy on garlic, this may not be a crowd-fav but personally, I enjoyed the simple flavours yet complex taste notes, though the fish pieces could be bigger.

We also had Chiqui Fries – perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, topped with parmesan cheese – except the truffle oil was too faint and didn’t shine.

Already feeling stuffed, we politely declined carbo and opted for Grilled Lamb Rack and Seafood Trio instead. 

A note on the menu says the seafood platter consisting of sea bass fillet, tiger prawns and half shelled green mussels was Inspired by Marcello Moretti (RM39). Choosing to let the dish speak for itself, the seafood was lightly tossed in vongole sauce. The natural sweetness of the seafood was subtle yet definitive. Freshness of ingredients is key here otherwise the whole dish fails. Happy to say, this hit all the right notes.

Grilled Lamb Rack was an idea from Gabriel Thang where you get New Zealand grass-fed lamb rack chops crusted with herbs, served with mushroom sauce, homemade yogurt mint sauce, white truffle potato mash and sautéed vegetables (RM59). Loved the mash as it was creamy and rich. The lamb was nicely still pink, moist and tender, with the yogurt mint sauce giving a different spin to the usual mint sauce.

There were many other things that caught my eye on the menu – Sambal Salmon Aglio Olio, Mutton Claypot Rice, Mutton Varuval with flatbread, Piquilo Pepper Hummus … sadly I have have but one stomach, so looks like we must return!

Add: 9-G, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, KL. M: 017-808 5158

Feel the Alps at Chalet Edelweiss

Feel the Alps at Chalet Edelweiss

Chalet Edelweiss — a unique experience that transports guests from the heat of the tropics to the sweeping horizons of the alps. Be transported to golden wheat fields, hear the howling wind, smell the fresh alpine air and feel the cool breeze while tasting a 

Feeling cheesey at Cotta KL

Feeling cheesey at Cotta KL

Hidden away above a mini market, Cotta KL is like a speakeasy bar but with ricotta cheese on the menu. The 3 key staples here are the Classic Ricotta Toast (RM18), Smoked Salmon Ricotta Toast (RM26) and Chuck Mooris (RM25). The Classic consists of a 

Somersby 0.0 makes a splashing entrance

Somersby 0.0 makes a splashing entrance

Somersby has launched another progressive new variant, a refreshingly different thirst quencher which is the alcohol-free Somersby Apple 0.0, brewed with premium non-alcoholic fermented apple juice,

The launch was at Popsicola.KL where customers, members of the press and guests enjoyed a lively pool party that depicted the creative nature of the brand with non-alcoholic 0.0 signs spotted around the venue. Filled with treats and goodies, Somersby Apple 0.0 made an impressive splash alongside great food and pulsating music around the innovative mocktails and slushies concocted with Somersby 0.0.

Launch gambit with former National Synchronised Swim team
Carlsberg management team together with Stefano (centre) toasting the launch

Known for its enjoyable traits, Somersby 0.0 maintains the brand’s true essence – a sparkling fruit beverage that comes with the finest ingredients akin to a cider mixed with a spritzer minus the alcohol content. Somersby Apple 0.0 has the celebratory feel of #refreshinglymore than just another fruity drink.

Mixologist Angel concocted 2 mocktails to go with Somersby 0.0

Comes with a fresh blue hue on its packaging, signifying alcohol-free universally, Somersby Apple 0.0 is brewed with premium apple juice, without any form of alcohol-based liquid added. Classified under the soft drink category, it is a sparking juice drink perfect for anyone looking to enjoy the moment, anytime, anywhere, and any way they like for a #RefreshinglyMore experience.

“Alcohol-free beverages are getting popular globally as consumer interest in wellness and alcohol-free products grows. Building on the growth momentum of our stellar Somersby Apple brand, we believe this is the perfect time to introduce an alcohol-free sparkling fruit drink variant. Somersby 0.0 offers the refreshing taste and same premium quality of Somersby Apple that complements all types of drinking occasions and lifestyles as it is non-alcoholic,” said Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

“Choosing Somersby as the brand for our first foray into the non-alcoholic beverage category adds the icing on the cake to our portfolio brands. Our emphasis on innovation and quality goes beyond just producing great beer. The Somersby 0.0 alcohol-free beverage gives us the opportunity to deliver new revenue by venturing into an untapped market. It also enables us to be a committed brewer in advocating responsible consumption,” added Clini.

Somersby Apple 0.0 is now available in 320ml cans, 4-pack cans and a carton, in stores nationwide. From now until the end of June, consumers who purchase any two 4-can pack of Somersby Apple 0.0 can redeem a cool and exclusive Somersby 0.0 Slushy Maker. There will also be sampling opportunities for consumer around the town’s hottest spots to give consumers a taste of the latest Somersby addition.

For the latest on Somersby, check up SomersbyMY on Facebook www.facebook.com/SomersbyMy and Instagram www.instagram.com/somersbymy.

Singapore chain Wok Hey debuts in Malaysia

Singapore chain Wok Hey debuts in Malaysia

WOK HEY, a fast-casual, convenient, take-out kiosk concept from Singapore, offering nutritional, value-for-money, customisable Asian stir-fry dishes, is now in Malaysia. Inspired by the cornerstone of Cantonese-style cooking, WOK HEY was seeded on the idea of creating modern interpretations of the traditional Asian stir-fry staples