Exploring: A Malaysian Morning Market

As a kid, I often accompanied my mom to the traditional morning market to shop for cooking ingredients. Needless to say, it has been years. When I shop for stuff these days, it’s usually at hypermarkets, because I’m a sucker for things that are nicely packed and a place that is air conditioned lmfao. Another reason is because I’m perpetually exhausted and can’t get up … Continue reading Exploring: A Malaysian Morning Market

Review: I Tried The New McDonalds Fish Prosperity Burger

So Chinese New Year is just around the corner and McDonalds has brought back their popular Prosperity Burger – available for a limited time only. I’ve never been a big fan, but people seem to like it enough for the company to keep having it every year. This time around, they’ve even added a new option – the Fish Prosperity Burger – in addition to the … Continue reading Review: I Tried The New McDonalds Fish Prosperity Burger

Food Review: Chinese New Year Menu @ Tuck Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

If it were up to me, I’d do away with the banquet-style meal for Chinese New Year. I mean, it’s more about having a meal with the fam and bonding, right? We can do that just as well with pizza and a bucket of KFC at home, like the Japanese do for Christmas lol. But tradition dictates, and I digress… On the second day of … Continue reading Food Review: Chinese New Year Menu @ Tuck Kee Restaurant, Ipoh

CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

At the stroke of midnight on the first day of CNY, loud bangs and blasts were heard all over Ipoh: the sounds of fireworks being set off to usher in a new year and new beginnings. Ten years ago I might have been among the revelers, but at 28? Tucked snugly into my mattress by 11PM. When the fireworks started, I was mildly annoyed and … Continue reading CNY 2018 in Ipoh Day 1 – The Practice of Bai Nian (Visiting Relatives)

Review: A Lunar New Year Feast @ Li-Yen, The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Famed for its award-winning Cantonese cuisine, Li-Yen at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur welcomes the Lunar New Year with a specially designed menu by Executive Chinese Chef Leung Kwai Hong, featuring the resto’s signature dishes alongside a seasonal selection of dainty Dim Sum. Was privileged to be invited to a preview tasting of some of the dishes they have on offer! Kicking off with a must-have at CNY luncheons/dinners … Continue reading Review: A Lunar New Year Feast @ Li-Yen, The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Reunion Dinner – Chinese New Year in Ipoh 2017

Nin 30 Man or Reunion Dinner night on the eve of the Lunar New Year is one of the most important occasions for Chinese families, where family members travel back to their respective hometowns and gather for a feast. For many of us who work in cities, it is perhaps one of the rare times that we see all our relatives under one roof….Although in … Continue reading Reunion Dinner – Chinese New Year in Ipoh 2017

Ushering in the Year of the Rooster at JW Marriott KL’s Shanghai

As much as I love Chinese New Year banquets, the sheer amount of courses can sometimes be overwhelming. For my readers who have never been to one, the meal usually comprises up to ten ‘items’ – which means that a lot of food gets left over and wasted in the name of ‘abundance’. So when I went to JW Marriot KL’s Chinese restaurant, Shanghai, for … Continue reading Ushering in the Year of the Rooster at JW Marriott KL’s Shanghai

Prosperity Feasts @ Oriental Thai Chinese Cuisine, Pullman Kuala Lumpur

One thing I love about Chinese New Year? Banquets!  Never mind the guilt and expanding waistline, we can worry about that later 😀 Usher in the Lunar New Year at Oriental Thai Cuisine @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur in Bangsar, where they serve hearty and affordable feasts for reunions with friends and family. Inspired by the Spring Festival, Chinese chef Tan Wee Kiat whips up five thematic … Continue reading Prosperity Feasts @ Oriental Thai Chinese Cuisine, Pullman Kuala Lumpur