The Asia Diaries: PAUL Malaysia

Located at: Level 2, Pavilion Mall, 168 Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Visited on: 04th October, 2022 If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you would know by now that TEL is a fan of PAUL French Bakery and Pâtisserie. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea time, there’s always something satisfying that PAUL has to…

The Asia Diaries: Ăn Viet

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Located on the second lower ground floor, Ăn Viet is an assuming spot that serves up a comprehensive menu. What caught my attention, though, was their commitment to alleviating global food wastage. For dishes that have them on the side,…

The Asia Diaries: Chizu

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Although Chizu is best known for its cheese tea, what we tried (and loved) was their cheesecake. I might not always be the biggest cheesecake fan around, but both of the cheesecake slices that we tried were so good that…

The Asia Diaries: Mantra

Located at: Sunway Pyramid Mall, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 03rd October, 2022 Mantra used to be our favourite Indian restaurant during our stay in Sunway, Malaysia between 2008-2012. It was a much larger space on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid, as opposed to the smaller affair that is now hidden away…

The Asia Diaries: Peranakan Place

Located at: 1 Utama Mall, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Visited on: 02nd October, 2022 The tagline at Peranakan Place is ‘authentic Nyonya cuisine’. So, what exactly is Nyonya cuisine? Let’s start with what Peranakan means. Peranakan refers to an ethnic group in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore that are native-born but are of mixed ancestry….

The Asia Diaries: De.Wan 1958

Located at: The LINC KL, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Visited on: 01st October, 2022 Chef Wan is one of Malaysia’s most recognised celebrity chefs whose television shows we would sometimes come across on the Asian Food Network, during our time in Malysia. He is known for his flamboyancy as much as for his media…

The Asia Diaries: Madam Kwan’s

Located at: Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Visited on: 30th September, 2022 Madam Kwan’s is a chain of Malaysian restaurants started by the now-89-year-old Kwan Swee Lian and currently run by her son and his family. The brand is popular for its authentic curries and Malaysian specialties such as…

The Asia Diaries: Tamarind Hill

Located at: 19 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Visited on: 29th September, 2022 Nothing much had changed since we last visited Tamarind Hill about ten years ago. The quiet Thai-Burmese restaurant with its rustic, dimly-lit ambience and Buddhism-inspired décor was still the same, and – more importantly – the food still tasted just…

The Asia Diaries: Nasi Lemak, etc.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia If you visit Malaysia, nasi lemak is a MUST have. It’s basically considered as their national dish and, over decades, has been consumed for breakfast in most Malaysian (and even Singaporean) households. Nasi means ‘rice’ in Malay, and lemak literally translates to ‘fatty’ – an indirect reference to the coconut cream in…

Noodles

Located at: Cinnamon Grand, 77 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka Visited on: 13 September, 2022 Noodles at Cinnamon Grand serves a variety of East Asian dishes that range from Singaporean to Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese. They do a pretty good job with their laksa, but today we were going to taste a few other dishes….