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[Jul 1 – 7] What’s New This Week

JUL. 1 – 7, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feeling blues? Jazz up your week with exciting dining news and promos this week! 

Dining News and Promotions

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion: 30% Off Buffet 
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Searching for top-quality buffet selections? Don’t miss out this awesome promotion! Enjoy 30% off per adult on food and selected non-alcohol beverages for various choices of buffet such as Mediterranean Seafood Galore Buffet, Premium Seafood and Tomahawk Grill Buffet and many more! Only available for bookings via TABLEAPP for participating restaurants at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur including Essence, Celestial Court and Villa Danieli.

Unagi Special
Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Who could resist the temptation of the sweet caramelized unagi sauce drizzled over perfectly grilled unagi and steamed rice? Enjoy a unagi feast at the restaurants with dishes such as Uzaku, Umaki Tamago, Unagi Tofu and many more! Only available in July! 

New Dessert
The Tokyo Restaurant, ISETAN The Japan Store

Head to this food haven to indulge your taste buds in contemporary flavors with a Tokyo essence. Don’t forget to sink your teeth in the new Matcha-Flavored Burnt Cheesecake which has been winning the hearts of many diners here for its super smooth texture and delectable taste! 

Japanese Kushiyaki Fare
Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Enthusiastic about Japanese cuisine? This is your chance! Excite your taste buds with your favorite Japanese delights featuring a plethora of sumptuous sushi, tempura, skewered meats to pair with beers, sake. Only until 11th July at RM178 nett per adult. 

New Menu
Hard Rock Cafe Penang

Calling for all avid fans of the renowned Hard Rock Cafe Penang! A brand new menu is here with delectable Boozy Milkshakes and tantalizing Steak Burgers! Did you know the menu also features the significant 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger? Excited yet? Head to the restaurant to enjoy live music and spectacular food! 

Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail
Beso Rosado by ChinChin, George Town

Much-loved by foodies for their quirky, playful cocktail menu and a variety of small plates of Mediterranean flavors, Beso Rosado by ChinChin is definitely the place to be for any avid cocktail lovers! Great news is here! Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail from 12:00pm – 6:00pm only on Saturday and Sunday! 

Events

[July 3 & 4] Jamuan Open House with Datuk Chef Wan
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL

You are invited to one of the most delicious open house in town with Datuk Chef Wan! Dig into an array of authentic local dishes including some of Chef Wan’s original recipes with a wide selection of other Muhibbah delights. From 6:30pm – 9:30pm at RM150 nett per adult.

[July 5] Gin Day
Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, Bukit Bintang

Situated in a converted shophouse with a rustic decoration and an intimate ambiance, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a genuine taste of Italian cuisine. Come to the restaurant this Gin Day to indulge in 3 types of Gin and Pizza Bites only at RM98+ per person. 

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[May 6 – 12] What’s New This Week

MAY. 06 – 12 , 2019

What’s New This Week

A new week has come and it’s time to embark on a gastronomic journey by indulging in our hand-picked dining news and promos!

New on TABLEAPP

Makan Kitchen
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur

In search of authentic Malaysian dining experience with live interactive show kitchens showcasing iconic local cuisine? Look no further than the award-winning Makan Kitchen @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur! Savor an array of well-loved Malaysian delights which you would not stop coming back for more! 

Beso Rosado by ChinChin
George Town, Penang

Focusing on Mediterranean flavors and influences, Beso Rosado by ChinChin offers a variety of scrumptious delicacies designed for sharing amongst the tables. What’s more? Come to the restaurant to tease your palate with a quirky and playful cocktail menu of eye-catching cocktails using advanced mixology techniques! 

Dining News and Promotions

10% Off On Live Tiger Prawns
Unique Seafood, All Outlets

Can’t stop craving for fresh and sumptuous seafood dishes? Unique Seafood which boasts a vibrant environment with a variety of delicious seafood specialties is definitely your place to be! Get 10% off on Live Tiger Prawns delights such as Fried Tiger Prawns with Superior Soy Sauce, Baked Tiger Prawns with Salted Egg and more! 

All-You-Can-Drink Promo
Hana Dining + Sake Bar, Sunway Pyramid

How about digging into an abundance of sake and beer choices with unlimited finger food? A deal you simply cannot forgo! Head to Hana Dining + Sake Bar to partake in this unique All-You-Can-Drink fest at RM98++ per person every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 10:30pm! 

Ice Cream Promo 
Rocku Yakiniku, All Outlets

Rocku Yakiniku has been one of the go-to places for foodies who love to sink the teeth into tantalizing cuts of meat and relish live band performances. When you dine here, don’t miss out the delectable ice cream with 3 delightful flavors at only RM3.90 per scoop!

10% Off Pizza 
Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Old Malaya

Situated in the burgeoning culinary hub – Old Malaya, Luce Osteria Contemporanea offers a wide range of 55 home-made Italian pizza along with authentic classic Italian dishes! Great news for pizza lovers! Get 10% off for all pizza from the restaurant’s A La Carte menu on every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Events

[May 6 – 10] Sake-Pairing Dinner
Iketeru, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

What’s better than reveling in an exclusive 5-course sake-pairing dinner specially curated by the renowned Japanese Executive Chef at Iketeru? Take this one-of-a-kind chance to tempt your palate with premium sake perfectly complemented the freshest Japanese fare. From 6:30pm – 10:30pm at RM480 nett per person. 

[May 14] Wine Dinner
ROOST, Bangsar

Love to indulge in modern European cuisine featuring local sustainable ingredients while titillating your taste buds with fine Howard Park Wines? Experience this exclusive wine dinner at ROOST with delights like Raw Hokkaido Scallop, Togitxu Beef Skirt, Lamb Shank & Bone Marrow Ravioli and more at RM200+ per person. 

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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

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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”?

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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

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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? 

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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? 

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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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Celebrate Margarita Day with 5 Fascinating Facts About Margarita!

Have you heard of Margarita Day? Well, there is and it falls on February 22nd! Of course, this is a great excuse for you to revel in this much-loved cocktail. Grab your chair, chill with a glass of Margarita and check out 5 fascinating facts about Margarita! 

Wondering about a place to indulge in this popular delight in Klang Valley? We save the best for the last so keep on reading and awards are waiting for you ahead! 

 

Fun Fact #1: Nobody Is Sure About Its Origin

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Theories are varied about how Margaritas were first originated. Some say that the first Margarita was mixed in Juárez, Chihuahua by Francisco “Pancho” Morales in 1942. Others believe the real inventor of this impeccable drink is Margarita Sames as she concocted this for her guests in her vacation home in 1948. Another common story is the cocktail was actually invented by head bartender Santos Cruz for his favorite singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee and named the drink after her Spanish version of name – Margarita.   

Fun Fact #2: Margarita Actually Means “Daisy” In Spanish! 

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Margarita is named after this beautiful flower? It might surprise you but it’s actually not! “Daisy” – a refreshingly tart cocktail with a slightly sweet undertone, is an old drink dated back to mid-1800s. This cocktail includes a spirit as a base, sugar with some citrus for a bit of sour taste. Many believe that Margaritas are inspired by this special cocktail as it is basically a tequila Daisy.

 

Fun Fact #3: What Is That Salted Rim Used For? 

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No matter how many variations there are, you probably hardly see a Margarita without its salted rim. The salt actually plays an important role to enhance the whole experience of this much-loved cocktail as it brings out the sweet and sour flavors and reduce the bitterness of the tequila. Furthermore, salt can intensify the aroma of Margarita, making it a more flavorful treat. 

 

Fun Fact #4: The Most Expensive Margarita In The World? 

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Would you be willing to pay $1200 for a glass of Margarita? It was in 2013 when the most expensive Margarita in the world was concocted at 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penhouse Lounge in Manhattan. This frozen delicacy was made using the most high-end ingredients with the tequila alone costs up to $1800 per bottle while its ice was made from a $450 bottle of Lois Roederer Cristal Champagne. Finally, the drink was poured into Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass! Half the money of this was donated to a charity afterwards. 

 

Fun Fact #5: The World First Frozen Margaritas Were Only Invented Around 50 Years Back!

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A world without frozen Margaritas? Yes, it was what happened before 1971! The first frozen Margarita machine was invented in Texas by a school dropout named Mariano Martinez. The 26-year-old restaurateur had an immense trouble creating the frozen drinks for customers at that time. The cocktails were time-consuming and easily melted! Inspired by the soft-serve ice cream machine, Mariano came across the idea to make a customized one for Margaritas and this machine can now be found all over the world! 

 

If you love to unwind with this incredible cocktail, here is a quick guide on where to find it in Klang Valley!
Want to celebrate Margarita week? Head to Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur for special Margarita event from 18th – 24th February to enjoy a variety of Margarita mixes or come to FOOK from 22nd February – 2nd March to relish special hand-crafted Margaritas from RM30! 

You can also pay a visit to BLVD House, Opium, Jing Ze, CÉ LA VI, SkyBar @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, SaporeLa Bodega and Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill


Happy Margarita Day To All Cocktail Fans! 

 

 

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10 Christmas Buffet Lunch and Dinner for Christmas 2018 in Malaysia

Click here to view Buffet Lunch and Dinner in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Penang and other areas

Scouting for a Christmas buffet, dinner or brunch to enjoy a perfect get-together with your loved ones this Christmas 2018? We have got your back! Check out our hand-picked list of the top Christmas buffet in Malaysia! Love to see more? Don’t miss out our list of Top Restaurants that Serve Festive Menus During Christmas 2018!


1/ Feast on Traditional Favorites at Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Much-loved for its all-day-dining concept featuring impressive buffet with choices of Asian and international favorites, Vasco’s is one of the must-go destinations for this Christmas 2018. Feast on delectable specialties and traditional delights such as Roasted Turkey, Gingerbread Goodies, Chocolate Yule Log, Cinnamon Stars and a plethora more.

Christmas Special:
Christmas Countdown: 1st Dec 2018 – 1st Jan 2019 (except for 24th & 25th Dec 2018) at RM140 nett per adult | RM70 nett per child (lunch); RM168 nett per adult | RM84 nett per child (dinner).
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner: 24th Dec 2018 at RM200 nett per adult | RM100 nett per child.
Christmas Day Buffet: 25th Dec 2018 at RM228 nett per adult | RM114 nett per child (lunch); RM200 nett per adult | RM100 nett per child (dinner).

Vasco’s
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and make a table reservation at Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

 

2/ Savor Delightful Trimmings at Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

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A Christmas feast with delicious festive offerings and mouth-watering roast with chef’s special recipe would be all you could ask for! Head to Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya to be gratified by impeccable service and to dig in a hearty buffet spread of great delights and tantalizing cuts of Whole Roasted Turkey, Lamb, Venison and more.

Christmas Special
Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner: 24th Dec 2018 at RM168 nett per adult | RM88 nett per child. 
Christmas Day Buffet Dinner: 25th Dec 2018 at RM148 nett per adult | RM78 nett per child.

Paya Serai
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Petaling Jaya, 2, Jalan Barat, PJS 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and book a table at Paya Serai, Hilton Petaling Jaya

 

3/ Tempt Your Palate with Sumptuous Buffet Brunch at Soleil

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If you would love to take joy in Christmas by celebrating with a sophisticated European fine-dining Christmas brunch, Soleil would be your perfect place to be. Delight your taste buds with an a la carte brunch buffet featuring unlimited order of starters such as Roasted Chestnut and Pumpkin Soup, Grilled Goat Cheese Salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Irish Oysters; unlimited order of mains including Christmas Turkey, Barbecue Stingray, Roast Beef and more!

Christmas Special
Christmas A La Carte Brunch Buffet: 25th Dec 2018 at RM160++ per person.

Soleil
Location: Lot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and reserve a table at Soleil

 

4/ A Wide Spread of Contemporary Delights at Shook!, Starhill Gallery

Click here to view Christmas Menu at Shook!

As a unique open-concept kitchen in Starhill Gallery, Shook! has been captivating all the senses with its stunning dishes that will satisfy even the most discerning diners. Pamper yourself with a wide spread of festive buffet items with palate-pleasing Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding, Lobsters Thermidor, Whole Roasted Lamb, Salmon Steak and other delights.

Christmas Special
Festive Seafood Buffet: 23rd Dec 2018 at RM188 per person.
Christmas Dinner Buffet: 24th Dec 2018 at RM218 per person.
Christmas Day Surf & Turf Buffet Brunch: 25th Dec 2018 at RM158 per person.
*Exclusive Promotion: 20% off for table reservations via TABLEAPP

Shook!
Location: Feast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and book a table at Shook!

 

5/ Take in Splendid View of Kuala Lumpur at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Bar & Restaurant

Celebrate this Christmas at the highest revolving restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, why not? Revel in the splendid atmosphere, breath-taking view of the city at Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant while enjoying the most delectable items specially made for Christmas while being serenaded by soothing background music. 

Christmas Special
Christmas Eve Dinner: 24th Dec 2018 at RM366 nett per adult | RM266 nett per child (1st session from 6pm – 8.30pm); RM433 nett per adult | RM366 nett per child (2nd session from 9pm – 12.30pm).
Christmas Brunch: 25th Dec 2018 at RM166 nett per adult | RM155 nett per child.

Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower
Location: TH02, KL Tower, No.2, Jalan Puncak, off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu & reserve a table at Atmosphere360 Revolving Restaurant

 

6/ Tantalizing Festive Specialties at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Click here to view Christmas Buffet at Makan Kitchen

A joyful dinner at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru would be ideal for your Christmas celebration as tantalizing cuts of meat and sumptuous festive specialties are awaiting! Hit the right note this Christmas by relishing Rosemary Lamb Shoulder, Beef Spare Ribs, Salmon, Tandoori Lobsters and a lot more! 

Christmas Special:
Pre-Festive Buffet Dinner: 1st – 23rd Dec 2018 at RM118 nett per adult | RM59 nett per child.
Christmas Eve & Day Buffet Dinner: 24th – 25th Dec 2018 at RM168 nett per adult | RM84 nett per child.

Makan Kitchen 
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and book a table at Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

 

7/ An Extraordinary Feast at Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

Click here to view Christmas Buffet at Tosca

If you wish to take in the stunning view of Johor Bahru skyline while enjoying an extraordinary feast for Christmas, look no further than Tosca Italian Restaurant! Gratify your palate with a delightful buffet-style dinner of flavorful, mouth-watering BBQ cuts and an array of delicious local favorites!

Christmas Special
Christmas Eve & Day Buffet Dinner: 24th – 25th Dec 2018 at RM188 nett per adult | RM94 nett per child.

Tosca
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, No. 12, Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and reserve a table at Tosca, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

 

8/ A Galore of Festive Items at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge

Click here to view Christmas Buffet at TOP View Restaurant and Lounge

As TOP View Restaurant & Lounge is the highest gastronomical experience with 360 degree view of Penang – the beautiful world heritage city, there is no reason why you could forgo this restaurant for a special Christmas celebration. A galore of festive buffet are waiting to satiate your craving including items such as Orange Basted Roast Turkey, Hot Battered Rum & Pecan Crusted Ham, Chocolate Yuletide Log and more.

Christmas Special
Christmas Buffet Dinner: 23rd – 24th Dec 2018 at RM138++ per adult | RM98++ per child.
Christmas Buffet Brunch: 25th Dec 2018 at RM88++ per adult | RM68++ per child. 

TOP View Restaurant & Lounge
Location: 59 Dining Room, Level 59, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to view menu and book a table at TOP View Restaurant & Lounge 

 

9/ Stunning View with Local Favorites & Festive Treats at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Lounge

Click here to view Christmas Buffet at 360 Revolving Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

Your journey to Penang would not be complete without a taste of the world-famous Peranakan Cuisine which is offered at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar. Relish sumptuous local & festive delights featuring Roasted Turkey, Christmas Fruitcake, Veal Sausage, Grilled Lamb Chop, Prawn Cocktail and other delicacies.

Christmas Special
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet: 24th Dec 2018 at RM165+ per person. 

Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar 
Location: Level 16, Bayview Hotel Georgetown, 25A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and book a table at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

 

10/ Delectable Local Cuisine & Global-Inspired Delights at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Click here to view Christmas Buffet at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

If you are scouting for a place to revel in global-inspired dishes and local favorites, you should not miss out a buffet at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu. With an open kitchen offering live cooking stations of tantalizing festive items, delectable Malaysian cuisine and modern Western delights, this scrumptious Christmas treat at the restaurant would make a fulfilled get-together.

Christmas Special
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner: 24th – 25th Dec 2018 at RM168 nett per person. 

Urban Kitchen
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

>> Click here to view Christmas menu and reserve a table at Urban Kitchen, Hilton Kota Kinabalu

 

 

 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2018: Best Places To Savour Mooncakes And Sumptuous Delights

1. Delectable Mooncakes in Limited Edition Satchel at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Prepare to be dazzled by the very first collaboration of Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer Khoon Hooi – the stunning limited edition satchel gift box with a choice of Midnight Bloom (RM198) or Blossom Series (RM178). While selecting the mooncakes of your choice (as low as RM35 each), take this chance to dine in one of the restaurants here! Savour Chinese delights at Chynna, Japanese food at Iketeru or international buffet at the all-day dining Vasco’s. You can also treat yourself to trendy cocktails and fine cuts of meat at Graze, Chambers Grill and Chambers Bar. If you want to liven up your mood, check out Zeta Bar for their international live band, have a cup of coffee at Oro Cafe or relax at The Lounge or Boardwalk to revel in their spectacular views.

 

2. Oriental Mid-Autumn Delights in Cheongsam-Themed Gift Box at Hilton Petaling Jaya

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Head to Hilton Petaling Jaya for traditional mooncakes infused with subtle flavours! Get yourself a one-of-a-kind Oriental gift box which depicts a cheong sam at RM135 nett (premium box) and RM110 nett (standard box). Indulge yourself in timeless classics of 9 baked mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes of 5 flavours with price as low as RM25 each. You can also pay the restaurants here a visit for a fulfilled trip. Note that the Peking Duck at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant is a must-try and if you are in the mood for Japanese food, visit Genji Japanese Restaurant! Come to Uncle Chili’s Bar & Restaurant for a varieties of hearty food and fabulous cocktails and enjoy a wide spread of delights with a buffet at Paya Serai Restaurant.

 

3. 11 Types Of Sumptuous Mooncakes Are Waiting For You at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur 

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Encased in a traditional red box with gold handle, the elegant mooncakes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a wondrous Mid-Autumn indulgence. Eight types of baked and snowskin mooncakes (from RM32 each), from the pure classic White Lotus to the modern creation of Azuki and Musang King, are set to whet your appetite. You should also take this opportunity to explore the restaurants here! You can opt for redefined Chinese imperial dining at Celestial Court for a completely divine meal from start to finish or chill at Pavilions Lounge for some snacks and refreshing drink, head to Essence for sumptuous dim sum, steaks and premium fresh seafood and visit Villa Danieli for wood-fired pizza and an authentic rendition of Italian food.

 

4. Savour Timeless Baked Classics at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

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Handcrafted with premium ingredients and baked to perfection, the mooncakes at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a family gathering. The hotel offers 4 types of mooncakes (from RM29 onwards) with a brand new creation of chocolate mint flavour which would entice your taste buds with its rich bittersweet and refreshing filling. Don’t hesitate to set your foot in the restaurants here for an epic culinary journey. Take a walk to the popular dining spot Lai Ching Yuen which will drift you back to ancient Shang Hai, indulge yourself in tantalizing dining experience at Hanaya Japanese Dining or go to the open-concept The Mill Cafe for a hearty spread of international and regional favourites.

 

5. Walk Down The Memory Lane By Relishing Handcrafted Classics at One World Hotel

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If you fancy a mooncake selection of timeless culinary traditions, look no further than the premium handcrafted artisanal mooncakes at One World Hotel! Sold in boxes of four from RM25 per piece, diners are given the choice of 9 classic favourites which would take you on a trip down the memory lane. A journey to the hotel would not be perfect without treating yourself to scrumptious food at one of their two well-known restaurants here – Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which will enthrall you with its sophisticated and truly authentic Chinese menus and the award-winning Cinnamon Coffee House which offers superb delights featuring an open-concept kitchen.

 

6. A Royal Treat with Treasure Gift Box Series at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

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Should you gratify towards traditional mooncakes with a modern twist, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will satiate your cravings. Beautiful mooncakes with exotic flavours like Bird’s Nest and Musang King are expertly handcrafted by skilful pastry artisans here. Diners can purchase a selection of gift boxes known as Elegance (RM128), Signature (RM138) and Royal Imperial (RM198). Your royal treat will be elevated if you dine in one of the restaurants here. The pork-free Oriental Chinese Cuisine will fill your stomach with authentic and wok-friendly Chinese dishes. You can also treat yourself to a gastronomic dining experience at LINK – All Day Dining where you can enjoy live-cooking sessions or head to La Cucina Mediterranean which will serve you the finest contemporary cuisine. 

 

7. Mesmerizing Musang King Durian Mooncake with Blue Pea Layer at Way Modern Chinois

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The handmade snow skin mooncakes at Way Modern Chinois will fly you to the moon! The Musang King durian filling is meticulously prepared and enveloped in a silky smooth blue pea stained layer. Each moon cake is handcrafted with care and a bite into it would make you stop for a moment to admire its creamy texture. Mesmerizing color with irresistible aroma, the mooncakes are sold at RM23 per piece or RM88 for a gift box of 4 pieces. Once you come to this contemporary restaurant, remember to try their famous Truffle Roast Duck which is marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted in truffle oil and topped with truffle slices. An avant-garde indulgence you would not want to miss out! See how to get this duck for free here!

 

8. A Dazzling Collection of Baked, Snow Skin and Crispy Mooncakes at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur ushers in this Mid-Autumn Festival with a fine selection of baked, snowskin, and crispy mooncakes at the award-winning Shanghai restaurant which is well-known for their authentic dishes of Shanghai. This year, the restaurant is offering 2 new exotic flavours, namely Fermented Black Garlic with Egg Yolk and Durian Paste with Truffle which would make you feel over the moon! While you are at the hotel, there is no reason why you should not visit Starhill Gallery. Savour Chiu-Chow style cuisine at Pak Loh Chiu Chow or relish Chinese tea and dim sum at Luk Yu Tea House. You can also opt for unique Latin flavours with a twist at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, authentic Malay food at Enak KL or Southern Thai cuisine at Pak Tai. Fancy a light bite and a refreshing cup of tea? Head to Newens Tea House! Last but not least, remember to try the freshest seafood in town at Shook!

 

9. Handcrafted Traditional Mooncakes with The All-Time Favorite Li Yen Kam Tui at The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

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Celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with an array of hearty baked and snow skin mooncakes at The Ritz-Carlton. The mooncakes here are well-prepared and handcrafted by the culinary team of the award-winning Chinese restaurant Li Yen which serves one of the best Cantonese cuisines in town. The traditional baked mooncakes will bring you back in time with memorable flavours from classic creations to the all-time favorite Li Yen Kam Tui filled with delicious nuts and Chinese ham. You can choose to buy each piece at RM14 nett or get a box of 4 baked mooncakes here at RM100 nett. Mini mooncakes are also available in a box of 8 at RM112 nett.

 

10. Premium Traditional Mooncakes For A Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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A plethora of Mid-Autumn sweet delights are waiting for you at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru. The traditional mooncakes here are bound to tempt your palate and leave you desiring for more. The premium mooncakes are made with care, including classic flavours like Baked Pure Lotus, Baked Pandan Lotus and more from RM26 each while a gift box of 4 pieces will cost you RM99. Remember to visit the hotel’s two well-known restaurants for a touch of joy. You can enjoy exciting live-cooking stations at the all-day dining Makan Kitchen which offers Western and Asian items or head to Tosca Italian Restaurant for an exquisite selection of rustic Italian foods which will make you come back for more!

 

 

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#MerdekaDay: A (Makan) Journey To Iconic and Historical Places This Merdeka Day 2018

1/ Step back in time to admire the glory days in the past at Old Malaya

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Old Malaya

If you want to be drifted back to the colonial time while enjoying lip-smacking delights, you cannot simply ignore Old Malaya. Located at Jalan Raja Chulan, the 99-year-old colonial building has been transformed from a prominent residential area to a dilapidated sanctuary and finally the home of numerous heritage-modelled restaurants that are much loved by Malaysians and tourists. Amongst towers of offices and gigantic malls, this old landmark stands out as a unique, worth-visiting aesthetic legacy to step back in time and value our past. Come to Old Malaya if you love to appreciate the glory days of Kuala Lumpur in the past through the remaining ornate walls that harken back to the old days.

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The journey to Old Malaya wouldn’t be complete without sitting at a restaurant here to revel in the magnificent view of the iconic KL Tower or the serene ambiance of this culinary enclave. If you have a knack for steak, there is no reason why you should not opt for one of the best steakhouse in town – PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya. If you are into Malaysian-accented culinary with a modern twist, walk in Manja and it won’t let you down. Pier 12 Seafood Tavern will bring you to the sea with its freshest seafood while Luce Osteria Comtemporanea is where you can find yourself an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and Junior Chellapa will gratify your Indian food craving by showering you with authentic Indian dishes.

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KL Tower

A few minutes further from Old Malaya and you will set your foot on the highest telecommunications tower in Southest Asia – KL Tower. As the highest and most spectacular tower of Kuala Lumpur currently, the gleaming KL Tower has a spindle-like apex that allows visitors to admire the city centre. Boasting a theatre, an amphitheatre and beautiful cascading pools, this tower is a definite must-see sightseeing attraction. A visit to KL Tower would not be fulfilled without treating yourself to modern authentic Malaysian and international cuisine while rejoicing in the most spectacular view of the city centre at Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant KL Tower.

 

2/ Visit Historical Trio at Once – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square, National Museum of Malaysia

The more the better, you ask? Buckle up and visit these famous landmarks – Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Merdeka Square and National Museum of Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Designed by one of the most prolific British colonial architects – Arthur Benison Hubback, the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station has marked its 118 years old this year and one who came here would not stop admiring the gorgeous facade of the gazetted heritage building, the dome-capped pavilions along the roof line and the Renaissance-like verandas with arched colonnade.

Merdeka Square

It would be a miss if you don’t visit Merdeka Square where the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time and take joy in the annual Merdeka Parade here. Keep in mind that when you are admiring the lofty flagpole that holds the flag of Malaysia, you are actually seeing one of the top highest flagpoles in the world! Merdeka Square is not only a historical place itself but is also ringed by the majestic charm of heritage buildings such as the prominent Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral. Take a few steps further and you can pay the renowned Chinatown a visit.

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National Museum of Malaysia

Finally, don’t forget to spend your time in the National Museum (Muzium Negara) which is the most principal museum of Malaysia. Set up in 1963, the museum is a repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage. With its magnificent exhibitions and galleries, the museum imparts knowledge through the country’s historical past. Remember to admire the 3 note-worthy galleries here which are the History Gallery that traces back to the original days, the Cultural Gallery with a collection of various aspects of Malaysian culture and the Metalwork and Musical Instruments Gallery that showcases ceremonial ornaments and instruments.

Feeling peckish after wandering for so long? Don’t worry as there are a plethora of delectable food around for you to pamper yourself.

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Just take a few steps away from the National Museum of Malaysia and you will reach Hilton Kuala Lumpur which is well-known for its notable restaurants. Rest at the newly refurbished The Lounge to adore the picturesque scenery or find yourself a comfortable seat at the polished marble counter at Oro Cafe with a freshly baked croissant.  Yearn for a big meal? Walk in the all-day-dining Vasco’s for an impressive buffet of Asian and international favourites or savour classic dishes at the authentic modern European restaurant – Graze. You can also delight your taste buds with Japanese dishes at Iketeru or dwell in prime aged meat cuts or robatayaki-style skewers at Chambers Grill. Don’t hesitate to go for Chynna where the marinated-to-perfection Peking Duck will satiate your taste buds.

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A few minutes further to Bangsar area and you are in the heaven of food! Head to La Bodega BSC if you are searching for Spanish food or Madam Kwan’s BSC if you love Malaysian-accented dishes. Visit Vineria.IT for authentic Italian delights or dance your way to Dancing Fish for lip-smacking Malay and Indonesian flavors. You can also opt for a Western meal at Ben’s Bangsar Shopping Centre or The Daily Grind Bangsar.
If you are tired of the hustle and bustle, Jalan Bangkung is a great choice where a long line of eminent restaurants are set to whet your appetite. Savour Italian dishes at Opus Bistro or Leonardo ‘s Dining Room & Wine Loft, indulge yourself in Western food at Bobo KL, Lucky Bo or relish Spanish delights at Cava.

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Truffle Roast Duck at Way Modern Chinois

Still want more choices? We have got your back! Take a short drive to Damansara Heights to treat yourself to Japanese Tapas (aka Japas) at Babe which is conceptualized by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey or relish Asian fusion dishes at PLOY. If you love contemporary Chinese cuisine, walk in Way Modern Chinois and try their iconic truffle roast duck or go to The Point or Mezze Bar & Bistro in case you are craving for Western-fusion delights.