Click here to view Signature Dishes at FOOK

Savor 3 Exotic Delights at FOOK @ Jalan Sultan Ismail!

Set amidst lush green foliage right in the hustle and bustle of the city center, FOOK is the perfect dining haven for those who seek a short escapade.  

As one of the latest restaurants to join the expanding Modern Asian Dining scene in Kuala Lumpur, FOOK takes inspiration from East Asian culture and boasts an amalgamation of modernity and traditions in its interiors as well as foods and drinks. 

Click here to view FOOK environmentA stunning mural in the dining room.

The restaurant welcomed us with a staircase lightened up by classic Chinese lanterns. Once we stepped inside, the Oriental decorations in the dining room made us gobsmacked and I was absolutely obsessed with the beautiful murals on the wall. 

Click here to view FOOK's environmentDon’t forget to chill with a drink at the restaurant’s bar as well.

Click here to view FOOK's environmentClassic and cozy table setting.

The restaurant’s contemporary chic look promised a meal of various flavors with a twist. As usual, I took this opportunity to reveal the top 3 dishes that are loved by the diners here! Don’t forget to read until the end as exciting news are awaiting you there!


1/ Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar

Click here to view Salmon Tartar with Quail Eggs and Caviar

We decided to embark on our indulgence by treating the palate to something refreshing. And this signature Salmon Tartar with Quail Eggs and Caviar quickly enticed us just by its appearance alone! As suggested by its name, the dish features quail eggs and salmon tartar using high-quality salmon mixed with finely chopped cucumber and shallot before being topped with a generous amount of imported Norwegian caviar. I took a spoonful of the tartar, mingled with the house-made Thai chili sauce, sweet basil and this exciting combination was rejuvenating enough to excite my taste buds. 

>> Click here to view Salmon Tartar With Quail Eggs and Caviar


2/ Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles

Click here to view Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles at FOOK!

Here comes an interesting take on the classic Vietnamese Pho together with Japanese Soba – Wagyu Pho with Buckwheat Noodles. This signature dish is a ravishing reinterpretation of 2 cultures in one bowl. My eyes quickly fixed on the slices of high marbling Wagyu beef aesthetically put atop the buckwheat noodles. Pour the piping hot beef broth into the bowl and you can relish this magnificent combination. The melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu did not let me down at all while the buckwheat noodles surprisingly blended nicely with the broth. My small tip – quickly enjoy the bowl while it is hot to avoid the noodles being flaky! 

3/ Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun

Click here to view Smoked Beef Brisket In Charcoal Bun at FOOK!

Finally, we ended our meal with the signature Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun. I was amazed to know that it took 2 whole days to prepare this signature dish – the beef was marinated 1 day before being slow-smoked for another day! The beef was no doubt tender-to-the-bite as you can easily feel every strip of it. Its strong smoke-infused taste was then balanced by the sweet corn, parsley and house-made charcoal bun. A dish for those who love teasing the taste buds with intense flavors.

>> Click here to view this Smoked Beef Brisket in Charcoal Bun

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find out more about TABLEAPP ELITE

Location: 19, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at FOOK



Click here to view Simply Malay Buka Puasa Buffet at Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Tuck Into ‘Simply Malay’ Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner @ Bijan Bar & Restaurant!

What’s better than delighting the taste buds at one of your favorite restaurants? Not to mention it is a multi-award winning restaurant focusing on fine Malay cuisine which is much-loved by discerning foodies? That’s why I was contented to get an invitation from Bijan Bar & Restaurant to experience their “Simply Malay” Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner to rediscover Malay food heritage with a variety of soul-satisfying dishes and heart-warming flavors. 

View Bijan Bar & Restaurant EnvironmentThe restaurant welcomed us with its warm and lush interiors. 

Just a few steps away from KLCC, my colleagues and I reached Bijan Bar & Restaurant on a rainy day. The lush backdrop, artistic decorations, wonderful background music and attentive staff totally made it a perfect dining spot to cherish your moments with family and friends! We quickly forgot about the rain earlier and were gobsmacked as in front of our eyes were buffet stations neatly set under the golden-hued light, enticing with lines of enthralling delights that we could not wait to chow down on. 

My eyes quickly fixed on the Satay Station as I was seduced by the irresistible aroma emanated from the enthralling pieces of the grilled-on-the-spot satays such as Satay Udang, Satay Sotong, Satay Perut (tripes satay), Satay Daging and more. 

Click here to view Satay StationSatay skewers with fascinating sizzling sounds and tempting aroma.

Marinated with fine herbs for hours, the satays were infused with tangy flavors while still maintaining their moist texture despite the strong heat of the charcoal. I have to give it up to the homemade peanut sauce which was absolutely outstanding. The sauce was not only delightful with its moderate sweetness but also brought out the best tastes of the satays. Amongst all, the Satay Perut amazed me the most as unlike the common stretchy texture, this Satay Perut had such tenderness that one could not resist from savoring one more!

Click here to view Chef on Action
A friendly chef is grilling meat-ilicious satays at the live-cooking stall

If you do not mind a bit of smoke, don’t forget to catch the chef in action as well! You should also keep an eye on the special Otak-otak which features scrumptious sea bass as it was flavorsome and also recommended by the chef! 

Click here to view appetizerYou can tease your palate with some appetizers such as Gado-gado, Cucur Jagung, Keropok Lekor and Cendawan Goreng.

If you can refrain from the temptation of the Satay Station (which I failed obviously), you can embark on this hearty affair by tucking into some appetizers first. There are a variety of mouth-watering selections of appetizers for you to choose including Gado-gado, Getok Ubi, Keropok Lekor, Cendawan Goreng, Kerabu Nangka, Kerabu Betik and Kerabu Sotong Bakar.

I was delighted by the Gadogado (Lotek) for its ingredients which are light and refreshing – perfect for the start of a heavy (and yet lip-smacking) indulgence. 

Click here to view Cucur JagungThe Cucur Jagung is delightful with its crunchiness and splendid balance of sweetness and savory.

As someone who loves the bursting flavors of Kerabu, I did not miss out a chance to get a taste of the 3 types of Kerabu here. 

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3 types of Kerabu including Kerabu Nangka, Kerabu Betik and Kerabu Sotong Bakar.

Click here to view KerabuKerabu Sotong Bakar

Not only did the Kerabu dishes excited my taste buds with the rejuvenating freshness but they also warmed my heart with their nostalgia flavors. 

Bakar Station featuring Ayam Golek, Ikan Kerapu and Lidah Salai.

Here comes the main dishes! If you are a fan of bakar delicacies, you would not be able to keep your feet on the ground (literally!). In front of my eyes was a 5kg Ikan Kerapu (grouper or garoupa) which was meticulously roasted in banana leaves! Dip its firm and smoke-infused meat into your favorite sambal and you would be elated! Did I tell you that there are up to 15 types of sambal here? Yup! You read it correctly! 
If you are adventurous enough, you can challenge yourself with the in-house smoked beef tongue – Lidah Salai or you can stick with a safer choice which is the Ayam Golek

 Click here to view LaksaSumptuous Homemade Laksa.

Inspired by his mother’s recipe, Head Chef Razis decided to have an interesting take on the traditional Laksa by adding a little twist which resulted in an extraordinary flavorsome gravy. I crafted my own Laksa with a bit of sambal and it mingled with the Laksa perfectly. Don’t forget to scoop more broth into your bowl as you will not want to stop savoring this luscious gravy! 

Click here to view main coursesAn array of sumptuous delights with vibrant colors triggered my involuntary salivation.

Happily stuffed with a luscious bowl of Laksa, I shifted my attention to an array of traditional delights beautifully nestled in clay pots featuring Udang Masak Lemak Nenas, Ayam Kampung Limau Purut, Gulai Kambing, Rendang Daging Hijau, Nasi Minyak, Sotong Masak Hitam. The vibrant colors of these dishes promised bursting flavors in the mouth and with that thought alone, I could not stop myself from the involuntary salivation. 

Click here to view Black SquidSotong Masak Hitam with unpretentious look yet palate-pleasing taste. 

I started to pamper my palate with the Sotong Masak Hitam as its mysterious look triggered my curiosity. You might be reluctant by its somewhat unpretentious appearance yet keep in mind that the flavors will do all the talking! The squid was, to my surprise, superb tender yet not flaky at all with a delicate sweetness that lingered on the taste buds. 

Click here to view Bijan's main coursesRendang Daging Hijau is a must-try!

I have always been an advocate of Rendang dishes at Bijan Bar & Restaurant and this Rendang Daging Hijau is yet another lip-smacking Rendang dish to die for! The slow-cooked caramelized beef was packed with aromatic flavors that enticed my taste buds. The beef meat was no doubt fork-tender and juicy and each bite was satisfied as it oozed an irresistible sweetness. Definitely the winner of taste for me! 

Click here to view Ayam Kampong Limau Purut
Ayam Kampung Limau Purut with an alluring tanginess.

The Ayam Kampung Limau Purut is one of the chef’s favorites. This free-range chicken was cooked until it was infused with the tangy flavors from the kaffir lime leaves – a compelling combination which you should pay attention to!

Click here to view Udang Dish
Don’t miss out the Udang Masak Lemak Nenas as its rich and enjoyable fatness would make you craving for more!

Full and satisfied savoring all the main dishes, I finally indulged myself in the tantalizing morsels of desserts which, impressively, were all meticulously crafted by the chefs here.

Click here to view the dessert I quickly relished pieces of traditional Kuih Talam! Delicate with classic flavors, they drifted me back to the good old days!

Click here to view DessertA plethora of Kuih-muih for your choice which are innovatively presented to entice your palate.

Click here to view Ais KacangAis Kacang Station features various ingredients for your customized Ais Kacang.

I ended my hearty dinner by treating myself to the Ais Kacang which you can customize for your preference. And don’t miss out the ice-shaving machine which the restaurant has thoughtfully prepared for a fulfilled experience to enjoy this traditional favorite. 

I was stunned to know that this is just one of the 4 special rotating tailored menus which will be served in the holy month! These home-sweet-home delights captured my heart for its perfect renditions of old-school tastes and innovative twist. A hearty buffet to cherish the moment of togetherness!
We would like to send our special thanks to 
Bijan Bar & Restaurant for this heavenly indulgence!

Early Bird Promotion: Book now to enjoy Simply Malay Buffet Dinner at RM110 nett per person (before promotion: RM139.20 nett) (RSVP before 9th May 2019). 
>> Grab Early Bird Promotion Here

Simply Malay Buffet Dinner
Dining Period: 9th – 31st May 2019, from 7:00pm – 9:30pm.
Price: RM139.20 nett per person.

Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Location: 3, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a Simply Malay Buffet Dinner at Bijan Bar & Restaurant



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[Apr 8 – 14] What’s New This Week

APR. 08 – 14 , 2019

What’s New This Week

Welcome back, foodies! What’s better than starting your new week with impeccable dining news and promotions? Find out the perfect places to hang out with your friends or simply to indulge yourself in delicious foods!


De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan
The LINC KL, Jalan Tun Razak

Head to the new brainchild of chef Wan for a gastronomic indulgence for all the senses. Have a little escape away from the hustle and bustle by relishing the luscious green plants and cool vibes in an urban setting while enjoying authentic local dishes with a twist meticulously curated by chef Wan! 

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town

Craving for sumptuous buffet spreads featuring a wide selection of local and international delights? Look no further than Sarkies @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel! This “culinary oasis” in George Town will excite your taste buds and take your dining experience to a whole new level with cozy indoors and beautiful outdoor dining area. 

Dining News and Promotions

New Hanami High Tea
Nobu Kuala Lumpur, Menara 3 Petronas

Love to revel in a picnic under the Sakura? You can experience that feeling right at Nobu Kuala Lumpur! Come to the restaurant to savor Hanami High Tea specially prepared using bento boxes filled with spring-inspired flavors of sweet and savory options. Only on weekends until 28th April!

New Set Lunch
Naughty Nuri’s, All Outlets

If you are frantically in love with ribs, you might not want to miss out this news! An array of new lunch delights have arrived at the restaurant with pork ribs in everything! Savor Boneless Ribs Burger, Pork Ribs with Nasi Goreng, Ribs Baguette Sandwich and more accompanied with complimentary Asparagus Soup, Mango Pudding, Vanilla Ice Cream! Only at RM21.90! 

Happy Hour
Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft, Jalan Bangkung

What’s it like to live in the Renaissance? If you want to know the answer, there is no better way than come to Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft to experience it yourself! Don’t forget to please your palate with global dishes here and grab 20% off promotion on house wines, Carlsberg, Sangria or 10% off and 1 Free Bar Bites with any purchase of whisky. 

April Delight
Xing Zhu Restaurant, Cyberview Resort & Spa

Inspired by the concept of lush tropical gardens with beautiful landscape and relaxing environment, Xing Zhu Restaurant is definitely a go-to place if you want to take a break after a hectic week. Remember to gratify your taste buds with Deep Fried Mashed Taro Lotus Paste and Salted Egg Yolk at RM12 nett per portion which is only available in April!


[Apr 14] Songkran Event
Tamarind Springs, Ampang

Be ready as it’s the time of the year when you can take part in the biggest water fight and have a good time with family and friends! Chow down on unlimited portions of authentic Thai Street Food, quench your thirst with handcrafted drinks and more interesting activities are awaiting. From 11am – 5pm at RM130 nett per person (drinks are not included)!

[Apr 14 – 15] Vishu Sadya
Kayra, TTDI

Vishu (Hindu festival) is just around the corner and remember to take this opportunity to enjoy authentic Kerala cuisines! Wondering where to get one? Tuck into a hearty sadya spread and palate-pampering dishes at Kayra this April which is lovingly crafted to celebrate the true flavors of Kerala!


Luxuriate In 3 Delectable Delights at Izakaya by Sango @ Sri Hartamas

Last week was so hectic that my friends and I couldn’t wait for the weekend to relax in a laid-back atmosphere and have a little chit-chat. What’s better than hanging out in a casual Japanese pub to chow down on sumptuous Japanese foods and relish some drinks? That’s why we decided to head to Izakaya by Sango @ Desa Sri Hartamas!

As suggested by the word “Izakaya” (informal Japanese pub) in its name, the restaurant offers a menu of decent price with the setting suitable for a casual meet-up. This modern progressive Japanese bar is actually a spin-off from the renowned Izakaya by Sango (since 1995). Cozy interior and friendly staffs, we immediately fell in love!


1/ Wagyu Tobanyaki

Click here to view Wagyu Tobanyaki at Izakaya by Sango

The first dish – Wagyu Tobanyaki, totally caught my attention when it was presented. To be honest, I am one frenzy advocate of high-quality Wagyu on “Tobanyaki” – a cooking technique in which meat is roasted on a ceramic plate. That’s why this plate of 150g of perfectly-sliced Wagyu meat with gorgeous marblings accompanied by assorted vegetables was eye-catching enough to satiate my craving.   


Click here to view Wagyu Tobanyaki

The beef, interestingly, will be cooked by diners themselves yet you can ask for help from the restaurant’s staff if needed. We put one piece of the marvelous Wagyu on the hot ceramic plate and its sizzling sounds were so satisfying that we could not keep ourselves from silently screaming in excitement. The rich, fat-friendly and savory Wagyu beef thrilled us with its juiciness, softness and smoothness. An impeccable indulgence!

>> View this Wagyu Tobanyaki


2/ Sango Signature Platter

Click here to view Izakaya by Sango Signature Platter

The second dish is the top-selling platter filled with flavors – Sango Signature Platter. The platter features tsukune (Japanese chicken meatball), chicken wings, salmon cubes, Wagyu cubes and sweet potato. You might need to take note that the sweet potato might subject to availability (as replaced by the okra skewer shown in the image). Grilled on charcoal, the skewers were infused with a distinct aroma. Just squeeze a bit of lemon and dip these delights in the tare sauce (a thick, sweet soy sauce) with egg yolk and you wouldn’t stop savoring them! I love the Wagyu as it didn’t have that sketchy texture of overcooked beef while the wings won my heart for their crispy goodness. 

>> View this Sango Signature Platter


3/ Truffled Wagyu Donburi

Click here to view Truffled Wagyu Donburi at Izakaya by Sango

Here comes the last dish which is also my most favorite dish of the day – Truffled Wagyu Donburi! This much-loved Donburi (rice bowl dish) is embellished with tender cuts of medium rare Wagyu beef with Italian-imported truffle oil drizzled on top. I was amazed by the way the truffle oil complemented the melt-in-the-mouth and juicy Wagyu meat as they were such a match in flavors! If you love your rice to be a bit soft, you can mix the whole bowl with the savory tamago (half-boiled egg) beautifully set aside. Definitely a must-try! 

>> View this Truffled Wagyu Donburi


TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Learn more about TABLEAPP ELITE Membership here


Izakaya by Sango @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Location: 2, Ground Floor, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Izakaya by Sango



View Interesting Facts about Afternoon Tea

Weekly Reads: In-TEA-resting Facts About Your Favorite Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea is a long-standing British tradition and it has become so well-known that you can easily enjoy it at hotels, restaurants or even bars! Some of you might be frenzy advocates of this quintessential tradition for their delicious treats and etiquette, yet the following facts would make you treasure it even more.  


1/ The Origin of Afternoon Tea

Click here to view Afternoon Tea at Pavilions LoungeImage Cre: Pavilion Lounges @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

If you think reveling in an Afternoon Tea is interesting, you would also fall in love with the story behind how this tradition was originated. It is believed that in the 18th and 19th century, English people often got hungry during the long gap between lunch and dinner which was very late in the evening. Annoyed by this hunger pains,  Anna Maria Russell – the Duchess of Bedford, scheduled her time to enjoy a light meal of cakes and sandwiches which she believed was an excellent stand-in in the middle of the afternoon. She soon began to invite her friends along to enjoy it and so the craze became a legend.


2/  Is It “Scone With The Wind” Or “Games Of Scones”?

Click here to view Afternoon Tea at Newens Tea HouseImage Cre: Newens Tea House

The pronunciation of “Scone” is surprisingly still controversial up till now! It can either be pronounced as “Gone” or Throne”! Step back in time, the origin of the word “Scone” is believed to have come from the Dutch word “Schoonbrot” which means “beautiful bread” and later was changed to a shorter version which we know as “Scone”! There is no right or wrong in how you call it. Although you might keep in mind that some more pedantic experts would argue the correct pronunciation of scone is like “gone”!


3/ The Difference Between Afternoon Tea and Hi-Tea

Click here to view Afternoon Tea at THIRTY8Image Cre: THIRTY8 @ Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Many have mistaken “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” as one. If you do think so, this fact might surprise you! There was actually a huge difference between these two! “Afternoon Tea” (also known as “Low Tea”) was originated for the upper class, while “High Tea” was designed for a working-class man’s main meal of the day! The Afternoon Tea, therefore, will feature delicate finger foods ranging from small sandwiches to scones, pastries and cakes. On the other hand, as a working class could not afford such an indulgent treat, their tea set will be full of heartier affair like meat, pies and crackers and served on a high table as indicated by the term “high” in its name. Nowadays, fewer differences are seen between these two traditions. 


4/ Did You Hold It Correctly? 

Click here to view Afternoon TeaImage Cre: visitlondon

The standard correct way to hold a teacup is with one or two fingers of the hand put through the hole of the cup handle. The cup should be balanced with your thumb on top and your other fingers curled underneath. Although it’s not compulsory and unnecessary nowadays, the etiquette of holding a traditional teacup might be something you will find enjoyable to know. The holding can be a little tricky as you gotta try to lift your pinkie finger out to look proper. It is believed that the raised pinkie was started by a noblewoman and mimicked by the Royal family. 


5/ Milk First or Tea First? Jam First or Cream First? 

Click here to view Scones

Image Cre: The Daily Mail

In the past, milk is added to the teacup first to protect the delicate china from the hot tea. As time’s gone, it is more common now to add the tea first, followed by the milk. How about jam and cream? It has been a debate raging on for decades about whether to put jam or cream on your scone first! Actually, it depends mainly on where the tradition is from or where you are having your tea! In Cornwall, it’s jam then cream yet in Devon, people will do the opposite! 

Can’t wait to indulge yourself in an Afternoon Tea or High Tea in Klang Valley already? We have just the list hand-picked for you! Check out Newens Tea House, Pavilion Lounge at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, The Lounge & Oro Cafe at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Bistro 160 at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur!



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[Apr 1 – 7] What’s New This Week

APR. 01 – 07 , 2019

What’s New This Week

What’s better than embarking on a new week with extraordinary dining news and promotions? Revel in our hand-picked list of the dining news of the week you would not want to miss out! 

Dining News and Promotions

Unlimited Ibérico Pork Promo
Fei Fan Hot Pot, Subang Jaya

Great news for pork aficionados! Can’t have enough of your favorite highly sought-after Ibérico Pork? Luxuriate in the flavorful Hong Kong hotpot here and grab Unlimited Refillable Ibérico Pork Slices and Homemade Ibérico Balls only by adding RM20++! 

Sakura Seasonal Promo
Ishin Japanese Dining, Off Jalan Klang Lama

Don’t miss out this amazing opportunity to delight your taste buds with sakura-inspired dishes featuring imported sakura from Japan such as Sakura Negi Toro Sushi, Sakura Cold Soba, Sakura Flavor Rain Drop Cake and many more! Only available until May! 

Salmon Promo
Yamaguchi Fish Market, Kampung Pandan

A big fan of salmon delights? It’s your chance now! Indulge in the fresh catches in town at the restaurant while savoring high-quality salmon air-flown from Japan!  Don’t forget to grab a 30% off on every second salmon dish you order! 

New Set Menu
Wondermama, One Utama Shopping Mall

What’s better than enjoying new sumptuous dishes at affordable price? Head to Wondermama to savor the latest set meals featuring Asian fusion dishes like “Sabar” Saba Fish Pestu Pasta, Golden Salted Egg Fried Rice, Nasi Lemak Biru and other delicacies only from RM13.9 onwards! 

Group Dining Promo
Truly Wine, The Starling Mall

Searching for a laid-back dining spot for your gathering? Look no further than Truly Wine with their new Super Value Group Dining Package! Tuck into a variety of choices including Soup, Pizza, Pasta, Meat, Salad and Beer only at RM50 per person! The more the merrier! 

New Menu
Beast by BIG, Damansara Heights

Usher into the new week with a brand new seasonal menu from Beast by BIG with meticulously curated dishes such as Bafun Uni Toast, Burrata Pizza, the perenial signature Japanese A3 Wagyu Tenderloin Katsu Sando along with other eye-pleasing and mouth-watering dishes! 


[Apr 6] A Taste of Spain
Tapas Club, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Buckle up and head to Tapas Club Pavilion for a sophisticated buffet offering a plethora of exquisite delicacies with the richest of classic Spanish flavors from the Iberian Peninsula while being serenaded by Live Spanish music. From 12pm to 4pm only at RM80 nett per person. 

[Apr 7] High On Sugar
THIRTY8, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur 

Calling for chocolate lovers! Anticipate an eye-opening experience with interactive live stations and chef in attendance. Get ready to relish a chocolate tasting counter with local & imported chocolate, freshly baked brownies and a menu of 40 chocolate-inspired recipes with free flow of tea, coffee, hot chocolate & smoothies. Only at RM160 nett per adult; RM80 nett per child. 


Tuck Into 3 Sumptuous Porcine Dishes at El Cerdo @ Bukit Bintang

Situated in the culinary hub Changkat Bukit Bintang, El Cerdo is one of the familiar destinations for pork lovers. As a big fan of porcine dishes, I’m of no exception! The restaurant has become my favorite dining spot ever since my first visit last year. Honestly, I could hardly find any reasons why I should not indulge myself in mouth-watering pork dishes featuring home-cooked pork flavors from all over the world like Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico.

If you are wondering what you should order when coming to El Cerdo, I’m way more than happy to share with you! As a frequent diner here, I was introduced to the top delights and here are the 3 dishes that would make me come back to this place for more! 


1/ Spanish Ribs Platter 

Click here to view this free Spanish Ribs Platter at El Cerdo

Want to excite your taste buds with the best ribs on one single dish? This Spanish Ribs Platter would be all you could ask for! In front of my eyes were 3 mouth-watering types of ribs including Spicy Baby Back Ribs, Green Salsa Ribs and the highly sought-after Ibérico Ribs! I love the Green Salsa Ribs as this typical Mexican home-cooked delicacy is an exquisite combination of pork ribs and green salsa – strong, smoky and meaty flavors with a mild kick from the green salsa. The Spicy Baby Ribs and Ibérico Ribs were both succulent with a fall-off-the-bone texture I could hardly resist. 

>> Click here to view this Spanish Ribs Platter


2/ Crispy Pork Knuckle

Click here to view Free Crispy Pork Knuckle
The next dish – Crispy Pork Knuckle was a true show stopper! The delectable New Zealand Cured Ham Knuckle was roasted perfectly until it had an eye-pleasing layer of ‘crackling’ skin on the outside with incredible tender goodness on the inside. I was in love with the heavenly crunchiness from the skin. Served alongside with potato dumplings, sauerkraut, apple mousse and mustard beer sauce, this delight is something not to be missed out for all pork knuckle fans out there!

>> Click here to view this Crispy Pork Knuckle


3/ Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak

Click here to view free Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak at PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Meticulously marinated for 48 hours in paprika, herbs, onions, and garlic, this Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak had a distinct aroma that would whet the appetite of any diners. My first bite was a pleasant experience as the juices from the pork shoulder slowly covered up the entire mouth while its flavors lingered on the taste buds. Served with jalapeño and smoked paprika sauce, this classic dish is an excellent choice for those who want to spice up the palate. 

>> Click here to view Grilled Pork Shoulder Steak


TABLEAPP ELITE members can redeem these signature dishes for free. Find out more about TABLEAPP ELITE here.


El Cerdo
43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at El Cerdo




[Mar 25 – 31] What’s New This Week

MAR. 25 – 31, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feeling blue? Great dining news and promotions are here to brighten up day! Grab an exclusive 20% off the total bill with bookings via TABLEAPP at Vasco’s, Chambers Grill, The Lounge, Chynna, Graze, Iketeru and Zeta Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur! 

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Kampachi EQ
Equatorial Plaza

Nestled in the new stylish Equatorial Plaza, the latest and finest edition of Kampachi restaurants – Kampachi EQ, offers truly authentic Japanese cuisine with ingredients sourced from Japan and spacious dining areas including an exclusively-designed sushi bar crafted from Hinoki wood. Come here to experience top-notch service and relish traditional food meticulously prepared by the team of Japanese chefs. 

Bistro 160
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Searching for a comfortable spot to enjoy your afternoon tea, social lunches or to mingle with friends? Come to Bistro 160 to delight your taste buds with delectable desserts, cakes, pastries, sandwiches, burgers and salads complemented by coffee, tea, aperitifs or indulge yourself in a fine selection of champagne, wine and cocktails! 

Dining News and Promotions

All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu
Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Never had enough Shabu-shabu to satiate your craving? It’s your one-of-a-kind chance now! Head to the restaurant to revel in the deliciously addictive Shabu-shabu featuring premium Australian beef at only RM88 nett per person. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays until 17th April 2019. 

Giant King Prawn Promo
EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, Bandar Sunway

Are you a big fan of seafood? If you are, don’t miss out this great deal offered by EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala! Savor the freshest seafood at the restaurant and whet your palate with sumptuous Giant King Prawn only at RM14.90 per piece with any purchase of À la Carte pasta and rice.  

20% Off Wine
Private Room, TTDI 

Well-known for being the first speakeasy wine bar in Kuala Lumpur, Private Room is the perfect venue to enjoy quality wine, cocktails, liquors and spirits. Longing to relish extraordinarily good wine yet worry that you might break your bank? Grab 20% off selected wines at this renowned bar! 

New Dish
Dancing Fish, Bangsar Shopping Centre

Love to gratify your palate with a number of Malaysian and Indonesian dishes? Dancing Fish is your place to be! Remember to experience their newest addition Cumi-Cumi Bakar featuring Calamari charcoal-grilled over embers and basted with special Cumi sauce for a light smoky and caramelized flavor.  


[Mar 27] Wine Dinner
Tangerine, THE FACE Suites

Dine at the quintessential rooftop with scenic Kuala Lumpur city view while digging into a 6-course wine-pairing dinner with the finest Ethica Wines. Please your palate with exquisite dishes such as Hokkaido Scallops, Foie Gras & Quail, 300 Days Grain-Fed Wagyu Cheek, Marcapone Sorbet and more. Priced at RM450 nett per person. 


Click Here To View 3 Favorite Burgers at The Daily Grind

Revel In Top 3 Favorite Burgers at The Daily Grind

My friends and I have a great fondness for burgers (some even call us “burger fanatics”) and this guilty indulgence actually brings us closer as we are always on the go to search for the nicest burgers in town. Our stop last week was The Daily Grind which is known as the very first gourmet burger restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant quickly won our hearts for its wide range of crafted and adventurous creations with high-quality ingredients and delectable homemade sauces. Its retro yet laid-back ambiance is also suitable for our casual meet-up. 

Patrons come to the restaurant are pampered with a plethora of delights featuring Burgers, Light Bites, Comfort Food and more. If you want to relish the best burgers at this restaurant in your next visit, check out the following 3 burgers which have always been the top choices of frequent diners here! 


1/ Foie Gras Burger
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The first burger – Foie Gras Burger, easily whetted our appetite just by its glamorous appearance! The premium Australian beef patty and the skillfully pan-seared foie gras are to die for! The beef tempted our taste buds with its tenderness and juiciness while the foie gras melted on the tongue, exuding distinct flavors which were complemented by the balsamic palm sugar glaze. Portobello mushroom and onion cranberry jam were added to balance the taste, making this burger our top favorite! 

>> Click here to view this Foie Gras Burger


2/ Downtown Tokyo 

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Another hard-to-resist delight is this Downtown Tokyo. Inspired by Japanese cuisine, the burger is made of deep-fried soft shell crab with a touch of wasabi mayo and some rocket leaves served in charcoal buns. We were a bit doubtful at first to try this exotic patty but we then immediately fell in love with the combination. The soft-shell crab was perfectly fried to reach an incredible crunchiness whereas its taste gave a mild kick on the tongue. A wonderful experience.

>> Click here to view this Downtown Tokyo


3/ Sloppy Joe

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Sloppy Joe
– as its name suggests, is best to enjoy messily! The burger is made of sautéed beef patty in barbecue sauce, melted cheese and topped with onion rings. We were overwhelmed with the big portion of the burger yet excited at the same time!  Sumptuous cheesy beef patty mingling with crunchy onion rings, this classic burger is a delightful mess which would make you come back for more.  

>> Click here to view this Sloppy Joe


TABLEAPP ELITE members can redeem these 3 dishes for free. Find more information about TABLEAPP ELITE here


The Daily Grind Bangsar
Location: LG8, Lower Ground, Bangsar Village. 1, Jalan Telawi, 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

The Daily Grind Ampang
Location: 26, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to reserve a table at The Daily Grind Ampang