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: 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…

Robata Grill @ Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Located at: 24, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka Visited on: 17 March, 2022 Robata Grill at Mövenpick Colombo serves up an array of Asian flavours that cover Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and other Far Eastern cuisines. We started off with some Tom Yum Talay (LKR 790). It was quite spicy, but good to get our…