Omakase restaurants have been growing in popularity and mushrooming all over the Klang Valley. Sushi Mew, having established itself in Hong Kong and Singapore as a purveyor of Japanese cuisine, has opened its doors at The Westin Kuala Lumpur. Just about three months old, it …
Kalamata Cafe may be housed in an ordinary upstairs shoplot in Desa Sri Hartamas, but once inside, one is transported to the Mediterranean, with warm terracotta contrasted against turquoise hues, abstract designed Egyptian carpets on the walls and exotic hanging lamps, providing the ideal ambience. …
Continuing his French love affair, Chef Andy Choy has opened Doux Doux, his latest foray into desserts.
Located inconspicuously above a Chinese medicine shop, who knew a lovely French-inspired pattiserie serving excellent canelé existed? Like most cafes these days, Doux Doux by Chateau Dionne employs minimalist styling in its decor. The main hall keeps an open space except for one table, housing only the pastry and cake counter, while the adjoining room pans out to a private and cozy sitting area.
French tunes play softly in the backgound and lest you forget, a picture of a blown up canelé reminds you of the in-house specialty and the large windows overlooking the road offer a front row view of the wet market below, brilliantly juxtapositioning two entirely different worlds in one stroke of genius.
The order of the day are canelés which come in 3 sizes – mini, original and signature, ranging from RM4 to RM12. The outside is crusty and caramelised, while the inside is custardy and moist. I’ve tried the plain original, matcha and rum vanilla. All are very good, though the rum isn’t significantly apparent. There’s even a Cereal Milk flavour.
Also tried the croissants – Croque Monsieur and Mini Almond – flakey and delightful, each mouthful is calorie-worthy, making you with there was more to go around.
In true French pursuit, there are also madeleines, brioche, tempting tarts, souffles, paris brest and other pastries to choose from. You’d be hardpressed to pinpoint a favourite as everything is so good, or pick out a fault for that matter, as chef Andy proves he is just as adept at pastries as he is in the kitchen whipping up French cuisine.
Only thing is prices are slightly on the high side and the pastries a wee bit smaller than average. But perhaps the old adage ‘good things don’t come cheap, cheap things don’t come good’ rings true here.
Guinness Malaysia is back with a month-long celebration to celebrate the good times this St Patrick’s Day. Guinness Malaysia’s 2023 St. Patrick’s celebration, “Our Day to Remember”, is all about bringing fans together to celebrate their loved ones – their true lucky charms – as …
Opened since January 2021, Jade Pavilion managed by Banyan Tree serves pork-free Cantonese cuisine and has become a popular dining destination for both tourists and locals alike. Helmed by Chef Kenny Lee and Chef Dino Lee, the resto honours the classic traditions of dim sum …
The latest upscale restaurant in town serving authentic Chinese cuisine, EMP KL invites food connoisseurs to step back in time and feast like an emperor in ancient times. Located at The Westin KL, EMP KL adds that touch of grandeur reminiscent of imperial China with its opulent interior.
The interior features a terracotta palette saturated with golden hues, embellished with vintage teak screen dividers with intricate latticework and clay carvings. Decorative ornaments and soft furnishings showcasing colourful and meticulous Oriental motifs add to the lushness of the extravagant setting.
EMP KL’s offerings are impressive and decadent – embark on an emperor’s gourmet experience with the Crispy King Prawns with Wasabi Mayo, Chilled Ice Plant Salad with Yuzu Dressing for cool tangy sweetness before warming up with the Braised Hot and Sour Seafood Broth whereby contrasting flavours come together in a simmering pot of complex and tasty broth.
Seafood lovers will be delighted with the live seafood menu that guarantees freshness straight from the ocean. Chef’s recommendations include Giant River Prawns Chee Cheong Fun in Claypot, Steamed Bamboo Fish Canton Style in Lotus Leaves as well as Tiger Prawns in Barbeque Beijing Royal Style. Other wonders of the sea are the Baked River King Prawns with Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese and Sweet and Sour Golden Prawns in Hawthorn Berry Gravy where the tartness from the Hawthorn berries adds tangibly sweet notes to balance the scrumptious golden savoury dish.
A must-have here is the Signature Crispy London Duck, aromatic and succulent mouth-watering goodness roasted to crispy perfection. Other popular choices for poultry and meat are the Golden Crispy Garlic Chicken, Tea-smoked Beef Short Ribs and Wok-Fried Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef with Black Bean Paste.
There’s also delectable bite-sized dim sum in the day. In particular, the Threesome Dim Sum consists of Cod Fish with Crab Meat and Squid Ink Dumpling, Homemade Fish Dumpling and Minced Chicken with Chives Dumpling, rounding up the magical trio, are especially popular.
Dining at EMP KL promises to be a gastronomic journey that will delight the senses.
Add: 1st Floor, The Westin Kuala Lumpur, 199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Call +6010-303 0011
Savour a wide array of enticing Chinese New Year Delicacies at The Oriental Group of Restaurants including Shunde Style Poon Choi; Triple Wealth, Health and Happiness Gift Set; and together with Chinese New Year Specialties and Gourmet Celebration Sets, the CNY delicacies are available at …
Fans of authentic Thai cuisine are in for a treat as Niyom 26 opens at Tropicana Gardens Mall. Located on the concourse floor of the mall, Niyom 26 is a spin-off of the established Thai restaurant Baan 26 at Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. “Our menu …
Tiger Beer roars into the Chinese New Year with a renewed spirit with its ‘Cheers to Bold Beginnings’ campaign. The notion is all about celebrating moments of reflection, as we recognize our past courage while gearing up for a bolder tomorrow. Tiger wants its fans to uncage the spirit of “Gan Gan Chong” with the boldness to break through with courage as we march into the Year of the Rabbit with exciting activities, promotions and giveaways.
Tiger is spreading the festive cheer through the vibrant décor depicting streets of Chinatown at the concourse areas of selected malls, namely, Tropicana Gardens Mall in the Klang Valley, Queensbay Mall in Penang and Ipoh Parade in ipoh. These activations will be ongoing until the end of January 2023. Consumers will have a chance to take home limited-edition CNY premiums such as the Tiger rummy set, Tiger bowl set, or even exclusive Pestle and Mortar Clothing (PMC) merchandise, among others.
As for fans who will be purchasing their favourite HEINEKEN Malaysia brews at selected hypermarkets and supermarkets, not only will they get to enjoy Heineken®, Tiger Beer, Tiger Crystal and Guinness Foreign Extra Strout in exclusive festive packaging, but they can bring home exciting merchandise too. The most sought-after gift, the exclusive Tiger Rummy Set will be given for free to those who purchase two cartons of Heineken, one carton of Tiger Crystal or 16 cans of Edelweiss. Also, with every RM200 purchase of Heineken, shoppers can bring home their very own Heineken Dining Set. Furthermore, those who buy a carton of Tiger Beer and a carton of Tiger Crystal, or three cartons of Tiger Beer can get their hands on the Tiger Ceramic Bowl Set. The exclusive Guinness Serving Tray will be given to those who purchase RM200 worth of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout or Guinness Draught in a Can.
At selected 99 Speedmarts, those who buy two cartons (48 cans) of participating HEINEKEN Malaysia brews will receive a two-piece glass container set. On the other hand, at selected convenience stores, those who spend above RM18 of participating HEINEKEN Malaysia brands stand to win an iPhone 14 or RM88 Touch and Go e-Wallet credit when they participate in the contest.
Tiger is also bringing the festive cheer to selected coffee shops and food courts with lion dances and ‘Choi San Yeh’ (God of Prosperity). Various stage performances, as well as enticing promotions and lucky draws are on till end Jan 2023. Patrons who purchase big bottles of Tiger, Tiger Crystal, Heineken and Guinness can check under their bottle caps to see if they received a ‘Star’, ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ character liner. One ‘Star’ bottle cap liner wins consumers a 10g, 99.9% Tiger Gold Coin. One ‘A’ liner allows the redemption of RM888 cash prize, while those with a ‘B’ Liner will get RM188 cash prize. Those who collect 12 of the ‘C’ bottle cap liners will get to take home a Tiger CNY Bowl set.
“With the Year of the Rabbit, we wanted to celebrate the spirit of ‘Gan Gan Chong’ with fans of the brand. This is the time to take a pause to really celebrate the past moments and successes with our loved ones and re-energise our inner tiger for a bolder beginning to the year ahead. With our exciting activities and promotions, our consumers can elevate their celebrations as they march forward boldly while bonding with friends and loved ones. Stay tuned for more updates, as we even have a unique collaboration with local artists coming up too,” said Joyce Lim, Marketing Manager of Tiger Beer Malaysia.
This Chinese New Year, Oversea Restaurant is hopping into the Year of the Rabbit with their rich traditions of Chinese cuisine. Look forward to seasonal signature Chinese New Year dishes such as Yee Sang, Waxed Meat Rice, Prosperity Treasure Pot, Dried Meat and an assortment …