A taste of authentic baba nyonya cuisine right here in the Klang Valley23 November 2016 @ 2:02 PM
For nyonya baba cuisine from both Penang and Malacca, Tan Bee Hong heads for Bandar Menjalara in the Klang Valley
IN Kepong and Bandar Menjalara, Kuala Lumpur, you’ll have to look really hard to find a nyonya restaurant.
This is why Just Nyonya is a breath of fresh air. In the kitchen, you’ll find chef Tan Kwee Sun grinding chilli and spices for curry kapitan, pongteh and nyonya gerang assam. Armed with 30 years experience in nyonya baba cuisine, Tan doesn’t believe in using pre-made commercial chilli paste or rempah.
Let's do the bir-nana21 November 2016 @ 2:06 PM
Biryani or banana leaf rice? Still licking her fingers clean, Tan Bee Hong suggests you have both
WHEN a friend emailed to say: “Let’s go for bir-nana”, I was like “What???” Curiosity piqued, I immediately set a date for dinner.
At Fierce Curry House, we spot a banner that reads: Banana leaf + Biryani = Bir-nana. Reminds me of the song Apple+Pen and I burst out laughing.
Seafood rocks!16 November 2016 @ 2:03 PM
Airflown oysters. Fresh fish. Live lobsters. All add up to an amazing spread, writes Tan Bee Hong
YOU can’t miss it. Just a hop from Bangsar LRT station in Kuala Lumpur, the bright blue awning of Southern Rock Seafood is hard to miss. At one end is the fishmonger where you can buy fresh fish, oysters, live crabs and lobsters.
The restaurant is huge, with al fresco seating as well as the air-conditioned interior.
Charming Port Douglas draws in the tourists with its village vibes and beachfront resorts3 November 2016 @ 2:04 PM
Crocodiles, village vibes and sophistication are what draws tourists in Cairns to drive to Port Douglas, writes Tan Bee Hong
AFTER all the adventure and action in Cairns, our media group moves northwards to Port Douglas. Halfway there, we make a pit stop at Palm Cove to soak in its village atmosphere.
The Gen-uine article: Sampling the buffet and bento offerings of Sunway Putra Hotel's Gen Japanese Restaurant31 October 2016 @ 2:04 PM
Those who don’t fancy buffet food can still join everyone at Gen Japanese Restaurant as lunch bento boxes are available, writes Tan Bee Hong
JAPANESE buffets are popular here as customers get to try a variety of cooking styles or raw items such as sashimi and sushi.
One of the few places offering lunch-hour buffet at affordable prices is Gen Japanese at Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from the buffet, it also offers a Bento Business Lunch at RM39 nett, inclusive of unlimited refills of soft drink or chilled juices.
Here, have a bite28 October 2016 @ 2:02 PM
Whether it’s pintxos or tapas, these bite-sized offerings can hit the right spots, writes Tan Bee Hong
PINTXOS and tapas. I must admit I cannot tell the difference, except that at Tiki Taka, pintxos come with one digit pricing and Tapas items have double digits. The restaurant, off the Sprint Highway, Kuala Lumpur, is lively, and at 7pm, the outdoor high tables and chairs are fully occupied.
Appetite for travel: Tan Bee Hong lets her taste buds do the walking with Australia's Food Trails Tour20 October 2016 @ 2:03 PM
Expecting to eat all the way, Tan Bee Hong is pleasantly surprised that Food Trails Tour is educational and entertaining too
AT 7.20am, a man with short, wiry hair, hurries into the lobby. “Hello, are you Bee?” he asks as he approaches. I meet the affable Warwick James, founder and operator of Food Trails Tour (www.foodtrailtours.com.au).
He helps me into the coach and tells me, apologetically, that he’s fully booked and has to pick up more passengers.
A fine fusion where Japanese meets Korean with a touch of Italian pizzazz19 October 2016 @ 2:03 PM
At Mazzo, customers get the best of South Korean and Japanese cuisine, with a dash of Italian too, writes Tan Bee Hong
MAZZO claims to be “Korean barbecue meets Japanese fare”, combining both cuisines with “an exquisite fusion”. It also serves Italian fare.
The months-old restaurant at street level in Publika, Kuala Lumpur, has a semi al fresco section as well as seating in air-conditioned comfort with luxurious long curtains, chandeliers, elegant tableware on white tablecloth, with white napkins.
Kampachi unveils omakase delights12 October 2016 @ 2:28 PM
IT’S autumn in Japan. At Kampachi, Chef Yusuke Ishigami is embracing the season with an omakase menu designed around persimmon, matsutake (pine) mushroom and kuri (chestnut).
The Autumn Omakase is available at Kampachi in Plaza 33, Petaling Jaya, Pavilion KL, Johor Premium Outlets and its flagship restaurant at The Troika. Do note that omakase menus are largely dependent on available ingredients and the chef.
Tea in 3: Enjoying tea at Petronas Tower 3's Nobu Japanese restaurant7 October 2016 @ 2:03 PM
When tea is served at 250m above street level, Tan Bee Hong gets a new perception of the weekend indulgence
WE’RE lucky. The bright, sunny afternoon augurs well for those gathered on the 56th floor of Petronas Tower 3.
The view through the glass windows of Nobu Japanese restaurant leaves us breathless. The word stunning comes to mind but even that sounds weak when describing the panorama that unfolds below us. Indeed, Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful city, with pockets of blue ponds and green parks to add to its allure.