How To Gain Weight: CNY Edition

Happy Chinese New Year! This year’s festivities are much more subdued due to the pandemic, but I still had an enjoyable time bonding (and eating!) with the family over the weekend. To save on the hassle of preparing an elaborate meal for our reunion dinner night, we decided to have hotpot/barbecue out on the porch. We bought most of the ingredients in advance so we … Continue reading How To Gain Weight: CNY Edition

I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?

Would you line up for THREE hours just to eat hotpot? Well, that’s what a lot of people do on a regular basis at Hai Di Lao, the popular Chinese hotpot chain famed for its spicy malatang soup. Founded in 1994, the restaurant has over 935 outlets all across the world, including in Malaysia. When the chain opened its first shop in Sunway Pyramid back … Continue reading I Finally Tried Hai Di Lao: Was It Worth The Hype?

Review: Ho Kee Seafood Steamboat Restaurant, Bandar Puchong Jaya

It’s been raining a lot lately – and what better way to warm up than with a nice. bubbling hotpot dinner? Braving the downpour, we drove to Ho Kee Seafood Steamboat Restaurant in Bandar Puchong Jaya, on the recommendation of a friend of Moo’s. The place is pretty popular, judging from the Saturday night crowd. The ground level is air conditioned, but we didn’t want … Continue reading Review: Ho Kee Seafood Steamboat Restaurant, Bandar Puchong Jaya

Review: Hong Kong-Style Hotpot @ Bone & Pot, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Update 8/2/2021: This restaurant is permanently closed. Puchong-ites seem to have a love affair with hotpots – just drop by Bandar Puteri Puchong or Bandar Puchong Jaya, and you will be spoilt for choice with the number of establishments serving the specialty. One of these places is Bone and Pot. Even among hotpots, there are a variety of different styles, from Ma La (Sichuan) to … Continue reading Review: Hong Kong-Style Hotpot @ Bone & Pot, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Review: Two Pesos Hotpot @ Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong

It was a scorching hot day but that didn’t stop C and I from having hotpot for lunch at Two Pesos, a hotpot specialist restaurant in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong. While the brand was founded by a Taiwanese couple, the story goes that they met and got married in Boracay, hence the resto’s Filipino-sounding name. The resto’s interior is cheerful and decked out in bright … Continue reading Review: Two Pesos Hotpot @ Bandar Puchong Jaya, Puchong

Review: Mo-Mo Paradise @ J’s Gate Dining, Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur

One of my favourite things to have is shabu-shabu and sukiyaki – so I was thrilled to try out Mo-Mo Paradise, a famous Japanese chain that specialises in the cuisine. Recently opened at J’s Gate Dining in Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur, this is the first Mo-Mo Paradise outlet in Malaysia, focusing on an all-you-can-eat concept with fresh, high quality ingredients. The modern dining space features … Continue reading Review: Mo-Mo Paradise @ J’s Gate Dining, Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur

Food Review: Chiang Mai Mookata & Thai Street Food@ Skypod Square Puchong

UPDATE: This outlet is permanently closed. Moo-kata, or Thai style barbecue, is all the rage these days: judging by the increasing number of outlets popping up in and around the Klang Valley. What I like about it is that you can barbecue AND boil your food on the unique stove at the same time! My first experience with it was in Phuket in 2015. I. … Continue reading Food Review: Chiang Mai Mookata & Thai Street Food@ Skypod Square Puchong

Steamboat Buffet Below RM40 in KL @ Shasa Shabu Restaurant, Cheras

It’s been awhile since our last Powerpuff Girls meetup (my ex-colleagues and I called ourselves that, haha!), and since it was inconvenient for H to drive, P and I braved an hour of horrendous Saturday night traffic (why don’t you stay at home, other people!?) to Shasa Shabu Restaurant, all the way in Cheras – which, according to H, serves pretty decent steamboat buffet fare … Continue reading Steamboat Buffet Below RM40 in KL @ Shasa Shabu Restaurant, Cheras