So Fishy but Still So Good!

There’s always that one friend who knows just where to get good food. Sometimes, you need to drive far; other times, it can just be right behind your house. In this case, it’s not a friend and yes, it was behind my house. My sister’s husband has a nose for delectable menus and he found…

Hana Tei: Giving Your Tastebuds a Reason to Celebrate.

Finding a great-quality Japanese restaurant to dine at, and one that your wallet agrees with you, is quite difficult these days, what with the fluctuating petrol prices in Malaysia. Before you sigh and walk away, there is a cozy little place in Bangsar that might change your mind. Of course, do remember that anything can…

All It Takes is a Little Sushi to Get Through the Day.

There are days when things aren’t so bad. There are days when things do get rough. And then there are the days when shit hits the fan. When those days hit me, I read to take my mind off troubled times. Or I sleep it off. But sometimes those things don’t work. When they don’t,…

A Timely Escape to the Cove.

My beach vacation was a timely getaway from the hustle and bustle, the unwanted stress and the corporate poison from having left my company. Any later and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Also, any later will mean that I’d have to tussle with the Hari Raya and school holiday crowd! I booked…

A Double Birthday Celebration at Kim Ga Nae.

So last night my husband and I had a double celebration dinner at Kim Ga Nae, a Korean barbecue restaurant in Damansara Uptown. The dinner celebrations were in conjunction with my dad’s belated birthday (the actual day was on 29 June) as well as my aunt’s (my mum’s sister). My sister and her male companion…

Four Birthdays at Portofino and a Crying Child.

Seriously, what are the odds of celebrating your birthday on the same day at the same place with three other people? With mine, there were FOUR people celebrating their special days that same night! Last Friday, December 2, had been the first significant turning point of my life. Many of my friends had already turned thirty…

Spoil Your Senses, 282 Metres Up in the Sky!

What do you do when you have friends visiting from the States? And these are not just your friends. These are the people whom you grew up with and have lost touch with ever since they left the country, never to be seen again until many years later in the unforeseeable future. These are the…

Food Review: Portofino, Bangsar.

It was a truly enchanting and delightful dinner that I had last night with my parents, my husband, and another friend. It was my dad’s birthday yesterday, so we decided to have the celebration at Portofino, an Italian restaurant located at a corner of a row of shophouses in Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Upon entering the…

Food Review: Betty’s Midwest Kitchen.

Sometimes it is easier to satisfy a craving. Because if you don’t, you will turn into a very grumpy cookie monster. That was how we solved the “What shall we have for dinner?” question last night. I had a culinary itch to satisfy. I wanted appetizers for dinner. If my husband can have breakfast for…

Food Review: Nyonya Colors.

There are days when you know what to have for dinner. But there are days when you don’t. Before you start writhing on the floor out of hunger and desperation, what I would do (and suggest you could do the same) is go to the nearest shopping mall, because it is a place where all…

Sushi, Sashimi, and Me.

Good news always calls for a celebration, and with it comes a reason to splurge and enjoy. I gave my husband a wonderful dinner treat at Rakuzen last night, a somewhat expensive and high class Japanese restaurant in Oasis Square, Ara Damansara. Because he had finally secured a new and much better job (the office…

Food Review: Mikey’s Original New York Pizza.

This was one pizza parlour where the famous line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy would fit right in. Except that you’d have to adapt it to suit the atmosphere. When Sauron created the Ring from the fires of Mordor, his objective was to turn nine Men into his Death Knights. “One Ring to…

Food Review: Giggles & Geeks.

I’m sure most people think of food reviews as almost positive, and hope that they can find out all the good things about a cafe, restaurant, pub or bar. What food and drinks they serve, how they feel about the environment, whether the interior or exterior design is attractive or not, to the kind of…

Are You A Regular Customer?

Do you often eat at the same place? Or would you prefer to rotate your dining destinations? If you’re a regular customer at some eatery or diner, how often are you actually there? Until you reach a point where the restaurant service staff remembers you? Whether it is for your complicated order or that one…

Because Sushi, Because Sashimi.

Different people have different ways of dealing with stress. Some people go to bed. Others indulge in a little retail therapy (though, the money spent is hardly ever ‘little’). Some bury their noses in their favourite books (I do that too). Others will bury their faces in exclusive facial spa sessions. I used to read…

Little Bites of Delight.

It is probably not wise to have dessert for dinner but I wasn’t in the right mindset to make a decision. Because I wasn’t hungry when dinnertime arrived and I wasn’t about to rain unnecessary blows on my bowels. I’ve suffered from bloating and tummy discomfort before, especially when I’m not hungry but I’d eat…

Hipster Joints.

My apologies for not having uploaded a blog post yesterday, as it was a public holiday in Malaysia (Awal Muharram, also known as ‘Maal Hijrah’) and I was out all day with my husband and some friends. And our outing has given me some input for a blog post today. Here’s a little tidbit about…

Food Review: Big Bob Burgers and Coffee.

Want to start a revolution? Here, have a burger. Not just any burger. Have a Big Bob’s burger! Because it’s so big, one is enough. No, seriously. Just ask my husband. He had one and he was as satisfied as King Midas and his golden touch. I think we’ve mentioned ‘burger’ and one too many…