Nadodi, Engaging Nomadic Journeys

Nadodi delivers an outstanding fine-dining experience in Kuala Lumpur, featuring “engaging nomadic cuisine” of the southern Indian subcontinent from Tamil Nadu to Kerala and into Sri Lanka, where traditional recipes are rendered with modern techniques and presented with a creative flair. The 11, 13 & 15 Miles menus are delightfully culinary journeys. … More Nadodi, Engaging Nomadic Journeys

FOO’D By Davide Oldani

Valentine’s Day lunch at FOO’D, at the historic Victoria Theater & Concert Hall that was built in 1862. An outpost of Michelin-starred Italian Chef David Oldani, the cuisine is good, although not ground breaking; but the iconic venue with Greco-Roman columns framing a beautiful setting, coupled with the very reasonable set prices make this a strong recommendation. … More FOO’D By Davide Oldani

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

OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

OKU in Japanese means the peeling back of the layers of an onion, and in poetry implies something abstract and profound, and is intended to represent the culinary journey that diners will experience at this restaurant, located in the heart of Jakarta and helmed by Chef Kazumasa Yazawa, who has cut his chops at several top-notch dining places – in Singapore at IZY and Waku Ghin in Marina Bay Sands, and Tetsuya’s in Sydney, creating a modern make-over on traditional Japanese dishes. … More OKU, Omakase Delight In Jakarta City

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

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

Contented With The Disgruntled Chef

Located along Ang Siang Road that’s lined with hip eateries, The Disgruntled Chef at The Club is helmed by highly-acclaimed ChefDaniel Sia, whom I encountered when he was the Chef de Cuisine at Justin Quek’s Le Platane in Shanghai when I was stationed there for a while. The decor is very Gentlemen club-like: white linen, dark leather sofas, elegant with lime-green hues dominating. The food is quite creative and the PRIX FIXE WEEKDAY LUNCH is good value at two-course / three-course (with one pudding) $38++ / $45++ respectively. … More Contented With The Disgruntled Chef