Coquo, Modern Spanish Cuisine With A Malaysian Touch

Coquo, which means “I cook” in Latin, located at the bustling Publika Mall in Kuala Lumpur, is another project by Chef Toni Valero, who comes with an impressive resume; cutting his chops at various Michelin-starred Spanish establishments like El Cellar de Can Roca and Mugaritz. The concept here works very well – cutting edge cuisine with a strong Spanish influence, incorporating Malaysian produce in a convivial ambience at friendly prices – what’s there not to love? … More Coquo, Modern Spanish Cuisine With A Malaysian Touch

Babe, Japanese Tapas Fun Dining Over KL

Babe is the brainchild of Japan-born Michelin-starred Chef Jeff Ramsey who tutored under Japanese ‘super chef’ Hide Yamamoto as Executive Chef of Tapas Molecular Bar at the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel. The restaurant dishes out mesmerising views of of the KL city skyline, accompanied by playful and artsy modern Japanese-tapas, or “Japas” as Ramsey terms it. A gourmet discovery not to be missed; one that’s filled with culinary mind games. … More Babe, Japanese Tapas Fun Dining Over KL

Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

Discovered Pocoloco, an amicable Italian casual dining gem deep in the heartland of Ang Mo Kio. PocoLoco’s open kitchen churns out authentic and very affordable Italian fare. This tiny joint punches above its weight, even offering fancy dish like the Raw Canadian Oyster with Champagne Vinegar & Cream, and is now on our list of regular Italian haunts. … More Pocoloco, Italian Gem In the Heartland

Inaniwa Yosuke, 150-year noodle-making tradition lands in Singapore

Attention all Japanophiles! The 20,000 sq ft Japanese Food Town featuring 16 casual dining establishments handpicked from Japan is now opened at Isetan, Wisma Atria. One of the outlet is my fave restaurant in Japan – Inaniwa Yosuke that brings 150-year old tradition of craftsmanship and skill from the Akita Prefecture, famed for the silky smooth thin and chewy Inaniwa udon. … More Inaniwa Yosuke, 150-year noodle-making tradition lands in Singapore

Corner House, Gastronomy At UNESCO World Heritage Site

Corner House, occupying a 1910 stately Black & White bungalow nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage Botanic Gardens, is helmed by Chef Jason Tan, who cut his chops at Les Amis and Le Saint Julien Restaurant in Singapore, and the 3-Michelin-starred Robuchon a Galera. His Gastro-Botanica contemporary cuisine embodies botanicals ranging from tubers, roots and fungi, to vines, fruits and herbs. The degustation dinner is one of our best meal in recent memory. … More Corner House, Gastronomy At UNESCO World Heritage Site

Yogyakarta Adventures – Historic Phoenix Hotel Rises

Phoenix Hotel – MGallery Collection is a heritage hotel in the heart of Yogyakarta that started life in 1918 as the private residence of a wealthy Chinese merchant. You can’t help but draw parallels with the Raffles Hotel; the Phoenix hotel is not as polished, but more authentic in some ways and feels less ‘manicured’ – the graceful property features lovely authentic Javanese antiques and artwork, with visible presence of Chinese aesthetics, such as the generous use of colourful tiles often found in Peranakan homes. A very affordable splurge for a dose of colonial history if you plan to visit Yogyakarta. … More Yogyakarta Adventures – Historic Phoenix Hotel Rises

Tong Le Private Dining @ Revolving Tower

Tong Le Private Dining, the flagship of the TungLok Group, is housed in one of 2 revolving towers in Singapore where you can feast your eyes on panoramic views of the Marina bay front. In the afternoon, there are only set lunches that ranges from $88 to $250 per head. Decor is elegant and understated; cuisine is top-notch with superb quality ingredients; service is impeccable. … More Tong Le Private Dining @ Revolving Tower

Duddell’s, 2 Michelin-starred Dim Sum

Hong Kong’s 2-Michelin-star Duddell’s, located at the Shanghai Tang building in Central, offers a decadent experience of dim sum and champagne. Never thought they go together but it certainly works. Decor is eclectic – quiet elegance complemented by classic artworks; not your traditional Chinese restaurant. We stayed mostly with the dim sum, which is nothing fancy, just fresh ingredients well put together that, combined with the superb service, makes Duddell’s deserving of the 2 stars. … More Duddell’s, 2 Michelin-starred Dim Sum

WOK ̊15 Kitchen, Cantonese Fare With A Million-Dollar View

WOK ̊15 Kitchen, located at award-winning ONE°15 Marina in Sentosa Cove that’s also home to the rich and famous, specialises in Chinese cuisine with a modern flair. The kitchen is helmed competently by veteran Executive Chef Chum Kar Ho, whose tangy signature Sri Lankan Chilli Crab is a welcomed deviation from the classic Cantonese menu. The bonus of dining here is the million-dollar view of the luxury boats and yachts berthed at the marina. … More WOK ̊15 Kitchen, Cantonese Fare With A Million-Dollar View