Mamee Jonker House : All Things Mamee @ Jonker Street, Melaka

Fun fact: I’ve never been to Jonker Street in Melaka. I can hear the incredulous gasps. That’s like saying I went to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. It wasn’t that I wilfully ignored the place – I simply couldn’t fit it into my itinerary the last two times I was in Melaka. Well as the saying goes, third time’s the charm – and on my … Continue reading Mamee Jonker House : All Things Mamee @ Jonker Street, Melaka

Review: Durham @ FMS Ipoh – Breathing New Life To The Oldest Bar In Malaysia

Old-timers might recall FMS, possibly the oldest bar in Malaysia, with an air of nostalgia. Short for the Federal Malay States, it was first opened at Market Street in 1906 by a Hainanese immigrant, before taking up residence in a corner unit along a row of pre-war shoplots in 1923. The bar has served patrons for over a century, and was a popular haunt for … Continue reading Review: Durham @ FMS Ipoh – Breathing New Life To The Oldest Bar In Malaysia

Review: Best Fish Head Noodles in Petaling Jaya @ Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles Restaurant, Section 17 Petaling Jaya

This will probably come as a shocker, but I’ve never eaten fish head noodles before. Ever. Cue ‘wtf what kind of Malaysian are you’ comments right now lol. It isn’t because I hate it or anything  – it’s just one of those dishes that I felt no desire to seek out and try. Until my colleagues asked me to go along with them for lunch, … Continue reading Review: Best Fish Head Noodles in Petaling Jaya @ Moon Kee Fish Head Noodles Restaurant, Section 17 Petaling Jaya

Mamasan KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

It’s hard to pinpoint a particular style of cooking at Mamasan, since their dishes are so diverse – with Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese influences. Me, I prefer calling it Awesome Asian Food. The Bali-based restaurant, helmed by award winning chef Will Meyrick, has done so well that they’ve opened a branch in Hong Kong, and one in Kuala Lumpur in 2015. Good news for us … Continue reading Mamasan KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Nadai Fujisoba@ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

When it comes to Japanese noodles, ramen tends to get more attention – so it’s nice to see a place dedicated to two lesser known (but no less delicious!) counterparts – udon and soba. Like it’s name, Nadai Fujisoba specialises in soba, or buckwheat, noodles. The chain is popular in Japan, but has also made its way to Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. Located along High … Continue reading Nadai Fujisoba@ Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Din Tai Fung, SM Megamall Manila

Much hype has surrounded the recent opening of Din Tai Fung in Manila’s SM Megamall. The Taiwanese chain has several outlets in Malaysia, where they serve excellent soup dumplings (xiao loong bao), so I was excited to see if the quality was up to par here. I found it somehow… lacking.  It wasn’t that they weren’t good. Tender minced pork and melted gelatin forming a … Continue reading Din Tai Fung, SM Megamall Manila

Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, Singapore

What are the odds of returning to the exact same restaurant, out of hundreds of similar outlets, on two different (and unrelated) occasions? When my recent media trip brought us to Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro for lunch, I was like… wait a minute. This place looks awfully familiar. Then it hit me: I was here three years ago, when my Singaporean buddy Jaryl brought … Continue reading Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro, Singapore