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Quiz: Incredibly Cheesy Facts For Cheese Lovers!

A pizza or a macaroni dish without a heap of some cheesy indulgence? It would be unimaginable for us to live in a world without cheese! If you find yourself an avid cheese addict or, in other words, too frantic about this delicacy, worry less because most of us are! The crowd-pleasing dairy product has been renowned for its myriads of variants in terms of texture, flavors and forms that can easily tempt the taste buds of any diners. 

Like many other foods, cheese has its own story of how it ended up to be one of the most desirable delights all over the world. Want to dig into its story right away? How about challenging yourself with our incredible quizzes about cheese first? Easy peasy, just pick the answer that you think it is correct and find out whether the hearty cheese fact is there! 

1/ When Was Cheese Created? 

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Amazing! You have got the correct answer! The cheese was accidentally created 4000 years ago! It is said that the first cheese was formed by storing milk in a container lined with an animal’s stomach!!! Thanks to the enzyme from the stomach, the milk was separated into liquid and curd. The curd has since known as our all-time-favorite cheese! 

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2/ How Many Kilograms Of Milk Are Needed To Make 1 Kilogram Of Cheese?

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Excellent! You have found the correct answer! It would take roughly 10 kilograms of milk for just 1 kilogram of cheese! To ensure the best quality of the cheese, the dairy animals must have a healthy diet. Wait, not only cow milk can be turned into cheese? Yes, you can find Goat cheese (made from goat), Pule cheese (made from donkey milk), Moose cheese (derived from Moose milk) and many other types! Fun fact, Pule cheese is actually considered the world’s most expensive cheese as it comes from the milk of Balkan donkeys from Serbia. 

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3/ How Many Varieties Of Cheese Currently Available According To The International Dairy Federation? 

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You are correct! Though you might have heard of various types of cheese, there are only around 500 types that are recognized by the International Dairy Federation. The criteria would include the length of aging, texture, methods of making, fat content, animal milk, country or region of origin and many more. The top methods that are commonly and traditionally used are: 

  • Moisture content
  • Freshness 
  • Content (double cream, goat, ewe and water buffalo)
  • Soft-ripened and blue-vein
  • Processed cheeses

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4/ What Is The World Best-Selling Cheese? 

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You are correct! This traditionally Southern Italian cheese made originally from buffalo’s milk is known to be the world best-selling cheese! Mozzarella cheese of several kinds is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes. 

This Italian hard cheese is well-known around the world as the “King of Cheeses”, yet it is not the best-selling cheese in the world!  

Originated in the English village of Cheddar, this cheese is the most popular cheese in the UK!

Though known as one of the world’s most popular cheeses, this Netherland’s cheese is not the best-selling one. 

5/ What Causes The Holes On The Cheese? 

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Despite the popular belief, mice don’t like cheese! Given a choice, they would go for sweets or carbs! They would still eat cheese of course but it does not necessarily mean they love it. 

Yes, the holes in the cheese are actually caused by the bacteria that turn milk into cheese. One of the bacteria, namely P. Shermani, releases carbon dioxide and forms bubbles in the cheese. These little air pockets cause holes of the cheese. 

Temperature is of utmost importance in making cheese, however, it is not the main reason that causes holes in the cheese! 

Maturing time is one of the key factors in making cheese, however, it is not the reason you are looking for! 

How many correct answers did you get? Nevertheless, you still deserve some cheesy indulgence! Craving for cheese dishes and would love to dive in one? Flex your fingers as we have the top restaurants that serve lip-smacking cheeses dishes to tempt your palate

 

 

 

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Wagyu Hunt: Top Restaurants That Serve Wagyu Dishes in Klang Valley!

Longing for the melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef yet don’t know where to get one? You have come to the right place! Dig in our comprehensive list of the top restaurants in Klang Valley that serve Wagyu dishes! 

 

1/ Sushi Azabu

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
LocationISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sushi Azabu

2/ Babe 

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
Location11th Floor, Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Babe

3/ Nobu Kuala Lumpur

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Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 2:00pm; Hi-Tea: Sat & Sun: 1:00pm – 4:00pm; Dinner Daily: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Nobu Kuala Lumpur

4/ Iketeru, Chambers Bar & Chambers Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur 

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Iketeru
Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Level 8, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Chambers Grill
Opening HoursMon – Fri: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Sat & Sun: 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Close for lunch)
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at Chambers Grill at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Chambers Bar
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 10:00am – 1:00am
Fri & Sat: 10:00am – 2:00am
Location: Lobby Level, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

5/ Horizon Grill @ Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

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Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Level 58, 2 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

6/ Ishin Japanese Dining

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Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: No. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ishin Japanese Dining

7/ PAMPAS Group 

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PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya
Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00pm – 1:00am

Location: 66 – 68, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Steakhouse at Old Malaya

PAMPAS Reserve 
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Daily: 5:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Sunday
Location: G01, Suasana Bukit Ceylon, 2, Persiaran Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Reserve

PAMPAS Boutique Steakhouse
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 3:00pm – 11:30pm; Sat & Sun: 12:00pm – 11:30pm
Location: A4-1-07, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
>> Click here to book a table at PAMPAS Boutique Steakhouse

8/  Hanaya Japanese Dining 

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location: Lobby Floor, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Hanaya Japanese Dining

9/ Soleil

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
LocationLot 7 & 8, 2nd Floor, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlena, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Soleil

10/ La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen @ Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Sundays & PH
Location: Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. No.1, Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at La Cucina Mediterranean Kitchen at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

11/ Mezze Bar & Bistro

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Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4:00pm – 1:00am; Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 1:00am. Closed on Sundays
Location132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Mezze Bar & Bistro

12/ Opus Bistro

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Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sun: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Opus Bistro

13/ Lucky Bo 

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Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Location: 65, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Lucky Bo

14/ YG Republique

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Opening Hours3Geori Butcher’s: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 2:00am; K-Pub: Daily: 6:00pm – 3:00am
LocationHG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC, 436, Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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15/ Kampachi Plaza 33

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm; Sat, Sun & PH Buffet: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
LocationP1-02, Level 1, Podium, Plaza 33, No. 1, Jalan Kemajuan, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Kampachi Plaza 33

16/ Manja 

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Opening HoursTue – Sun: 12:00pm – 2:00am. Closed on Monday
Location6, Lorong Raja Chulan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Manja

17/ Kikubari 

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 6:30pm – 10:30pm. Closed on Sundays
LocationL3-01A, DC Mall, Plaza DC, Damansara City, 6, Jalan Damanlela, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kikubari

18/ CÉ LA VI

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Opening HoursRestaurant: Lunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm; Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Lounge: Daily: 12:00pm – 1:00am
LocationLevel 37, Sky Dining, Ilham Tower, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

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19/ Ebisu @  Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:30pm – 11:00pm
LocationLevel 8, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 170, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Ebisu at Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

20/ Signature at The Roof

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Opening HoursDaily: 5:00pm – 1:00am
LocationSky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

>> Click here to book a table at Signature at The Roof

21/ Shook!

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:00am – 11:00pm
LocationFeast Village Starhill Gallery at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Shook!

22/ Way Modern Chinois

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Opening HoursMon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
LocationG-1, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Way Modern Chinois

23/ Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
LocationLevel 6, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill

24/ Grub by Ahong & Friends 

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Opening HoursTue – Fri: 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Sat – Sun: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed on Mondays
Location608, Jalan 17/10, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

>> Click here to book a table at Grub by Ahong & Friends

25/ Savini Ristorante Italiano 

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Opening HoursDaily: 12:00pm – 12:00am
LocationLevel 2, Lot 2-05, The Intermark, 348, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Savini Ristorante Italiano

26/ PLOY 

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Opening HoursMon – Fri:12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sunday
LocationG-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at PLOY

27/ Uroko Japanese Cuisine 

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Opening HoursDaily:11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Location2nd Floor, 22-A-1, Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

>> Click here to book a table at Uroko Japanese Dining

28/ Cristallo di Luna @ Pacific Regency Hotel Suites

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:30pm – 10:30pm 
LocationLevel 34, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Cristallo di Luna

29/ Torii Yakitori & Whikey Bar

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Opening HoursMon – Fri: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm till late; Sat & Sun: 5:00pm till late
LocationLot 8-6, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Torii Yakitori & Whiskey Bar

30/ The Tokyo Restaurant 

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
LocationISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at The Tokyo Restaurant

31/ Yakiniku Toraji

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
LocationISETAN The Japan Store, LOT 10, No. 50, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Yakiniku Toraji

32/ BEAST by BIG 

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 5:00pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sundays
LocationLot 6-A & 6-1A, First Floor, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at BEAST by BIG

33/ Tangerine

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Opening HoursDaily: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
LocationTHE FACE Suites, 1020 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur. 

>> Click here to book a table at Tangerine

34/ Kofuku Japanese Cuisine @ Seri Pacific Hotel

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Opening HoursMon – Sat: 12:30pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm; Closed: Sun & Public Holiday
LocationLevel 4, Seri Pacific Hotel, Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Kofuku Japanese Cuisine

35/ Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:00am – 2:00am 
LocationLevel 37, Madison Block, Regalia Residence. No. 2, Jalan Anjung Putra, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar

36/ Sou Omakase Dining 

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Opening HoursDaily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
LocationG247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Sou Omakase Dining

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

ELITE Review: Free Signature Dishes at Top Italian Restaurants in Klang Valley

 

1/ Luce Osteria Contemporanea

Located in Old Malaya – the renowned century-old building in the heart of KL, Luce Osteria Contemporanea is full of reminiscences of a true Italian spirit with warm lights and imported Pizza wood-fire oven from Italy. The restaurant offers a collection of 55 home-made authentic Italian pizzas along with a plethora of rustic Italian dishes in a cozy and intimate dining room. A perfect location to sit back and chill in the most Italian way.

The Il Gran Tagliere is well-presented to tempt your palate with a rendition of mouth-watering cold cuts of cheese, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and caper berries nicely interspersed. Curated for at least 6 to 18 months in Italy, the cold cuts of different flavours and textures – including Mortadella, Coppa, Salame Napoli, Smoke Speck, Italian Honey Ham and Parma Ham, are air-flown to the restaurant and carefully hand-picked to match with the 12-month-old cheese that comes along. Take a bite and mingle it with the traditional fried focaccia and you are all set! 

The Sole Pizza (also known as Sun-Shaped Pizza) is a delight that would capture your attention within a few seconds with its eye-catching and unique presentation. Using Burrata Pugliese cheese and fresh dough with flour imported from Italy, the pizza has a crispy skin outside yet uniquely soft texture inside that can easily entice your taste buds. The pizza is infused with a distinct smoky flavor thanks to the wood-fired oven which makes it a comfort specialty. 

The La Porchetta at the restaurant is a triumph in flavor which can silently trigger your salivation. The skilfully de-boned suckling pork is stuffed with high-quality pork sausage, Mortadella, capsicum, artichokes and Mozzarella cheese. Savour the porchetta with the beef stew cooked with Parma Ham that served along for an experience of pristine tastefulness.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 1:15am, Mon: 4:00pm – 1:15am.
Location: No.10, Old Malaya, Lorong Raja Chulan 50250, Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Luce Osteria Contemporanea

 

2/ Neroteca

Being the first non-halal Italian restaurant and deli in Malaysia, Neroteca is much frequented by foodies who love authentic Italian dishes with pork. Bright lights, wall-to-wall wine, hanging salami and ham, the restaurant hosts a unique friendly ambience with a quaint atmosphere. 

The Homemade Tortellini Pasticciati has an unpretentious look yet its taste is a stark contrast. The tortellini has mouth-watering fillings of many-month-old grounded salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, grated parmesan, grated nutmeg and egg which will entice your taste buds with full of flavors. The beef ragu sauce, with a milder taste, is a well-thought-out addition that balances the strong flavour of the tortellini. A simple yet flavorful indulgence!

The Classic Tiramisu is a sumptuous dessert made of Italian Savoiardi biscuits and nicely presented in a glass of jar, topped with fresh strawberry, lingonberry and a slice of dried orange. The melt-in-the-mouth tiramisu is a heavenly amalgamation of moderate sweetness and bitterness. The toppings are not only splendid but also refreshing. An ideal way to end your meal!

Neroteca’s La Porchetta is a signature dish that Italian food lovers simply cannot ignore. Plated on a wooden board, the mesmerizing slices of porchetta are drizzled with rich demi-glacé sauce and served with perfectly sautéed baby potatoes and aromatic house-made Roman Focaccia. The La Porchetta is a sublime indulgence with its fascinating crispy skin, well-moisturized meat as well as irresistible flavours. Savour the fork-tender La Porchetta with the made-fresh-daily bread and you will crave for more.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Unit G-1, Seri Bukit Ceylon. No. 8, Lorong Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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3/ Opus Bistro

Tucked away in the quieter side of Jalan Bangkung in Bangsar, Opus Bistro sits amongst a row of well-known establishments. Scrumptious classic Italian delights and amiable service, the restaurant has earned a number of loyal customers who are true Italian food enthusiasts.


The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb is a succulent dish which is so charming that one just cannot wait to devour. The three beautiful cutlets of New Zealand lambs are seared perfectly on the outside with spectacular striated texture and impeccable char. Cut into the lamb and you might have an eye-opening experience as the pinkish and tender flesh exudes a tempting juice. A value-for-money dish. 

 

The Spaghetti ala Opus is a note-worthy signature dish that will win your heart with its mild piquant flavor. The fresh seafood are cooked on point to preserve its sweetness and juiciness while the spaghetti absorbs all the flavors and satiates the taste buds with its buttery taste. A true delight for seafood lovers. 

The Roasted Cod offers a generous piece of fresh cod emanating a tantalising aroma with an eye-catching presentation. Topped with sweet cherry tomatoes, black olives and sprinkled with a good dose of fresh dills, the cod is a soft-to-the-bite morsel of lip-smacking taste.  Don’t forget to give the potatoes and carrots a try as their freshness won’t let you down at any bite.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am, Sun: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 67, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to make a table reservation at Opus Bistro

 

4/ Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft is a quaint restaurant that might drift you back to the Renaissance the first second you step inside it. Taking its name after Leonardo Da Vinci, the restaurant is inspired to deliver not only good food but also a culture of thought and reason which reflects the modern world that we live in. 

The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb, with its mesmerizing pinkish flesh, is a dish that you should keep an eye on. The lamb is skilfully made using blackened marinade technique which gives it a nice crust outside yet tender meat inside. Lying under the charming pieces of lamb is a bed of smooth and creamy sweet potato mash that well-balances the rich lamb racks. The fresh mint-chili sauce that comes along is also a sublime addition to the meat thanks to its aromatic flavor and fresh taste. 

The Leo’s Famous Pork Knuckle Platter might make you gasp in awe. A sight of the big portion of the pork knuckle with golden brown pork skin lying atop is enough to whet your palate. The pork skin is puffed up into startling little bits of crisp which results in a crunchy texture that pairs perfectly with the flavorful pork knuckle. Served along with 4 types of tangy sauce – apple cinnamon, mustard, au jus and red plum sauce, the meal is just simply impressive.  

The Leo’s Famous Spanish Iberico Pork Tenderloin is a must-try specialty for any pork aficionados. The well-cut pork tenderloin lies seductively on a bed of mashed potato and all-natural garden vegetable. Dip the pork into the mixture of Hollandaise and Chimichurri sauce and you might close your eyes in satisfaction as the creamy rich taste of the Hollandaise sauce and the fresh taste of Chimichurri totally enhance the juicy and flavorful pork tenderloin and play off the heavy nature of the food itself.

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Daily: 5:00pm – 12:00am.
Location: 61-1 & 61-2, Jalan Bankung, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to reserve a table at Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft

 

5/ Sapore

Sapore – the Italian, Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, is a hidden gem in Ampang that has long been a favorite destination of those who love Italian and Spanish-Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist. Sapore means “flavours” in Italian, hence the restaurant focuses on highlighting the authentic taste of Italian and Spanish food like Jamon Iberico, tapas and a number of dishes that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s carefully curated wine.

The 350g Roasted Octopus, Potato, Arugula Modena Balsamic will tantalise patrons’ taste buds with its irresistible flavor. Only high-quality Mediterranean octopus is used to cook for 3 – 4 hours with a variety of fresh herbs to bring out the best of its taste. The octopus is then marinated nicely with garlic black pepper, thyme and Spanish paprika. The use of smoky roasted potato and tangy balsamic dressing is brilliant as it balances the flavorful octopus.

The Hot Tapas – Iberico Pork Ribs with Barbecue Sauce is a worth-trying dish when you come to Sapore. The deep and complex flavour of the Iberico Pork Ribs is enhanced by a beautiful glaze of mouth-watering barbecue sauce smoldered outside. Take a bite and the nutty, tender texture of this succulent dish will make you yearn forever more.

The Spaghetti Carbonara with Egg Yolk, Guaniale Ham & Pecorino is a luscious signature dish for savory lovers. Using a good dose of Guaniale ham & Pecorino cheese and natural salt made from sheep’s milk, the spaghetti has a unique buttery taste filled with a right amount of flavor. The adequate fatness and non-powering flavor of the dish is set to entice diners’ palate. A mere satisfaction that you might never want to end.  

TABLEAPP ELITE Members can redeem these 3 signature dishes for free.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:30pm; Sat, Sun & PH: 11:00am – 11:30pm.
Location: 18, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

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Signature Dishes Review: Opus Bistro, Jalan Bangkung, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Opus” by definition mean a work of art and so goes to this hearty Italian restaurant. Opus Bistro is tucked away in the quieter part of Bangsar in Jalan Bangkung. To date, Opus Bistro has been serving up satisfied customers for almost 16 years and along the way has won many prestigious awards, including being voted as the top 20 restaurants in KL. Who would have thought a restaurant which started out as a hobby among a few friends who shared the similar interest of good food and wine has evolved to the success of 4 other sister restaurants located along the same stretch.

We swung by their subtle yet simplistic restaurant anticipating for a journey of hearty Italian flavours. The ambience of soft music, warm lighting coupled with minimalistic feel of the décor sets the mood for a cosy meal. Seated at an open-air table on their restaurant front somewhat enhance the dining experience as the neighborhood was quiet and we could feel some light breeze.

 

1) Spaghetti ala Opus (RM 40++)

Signature Spaghetti ala Opus with generous portion of fresh and succulent seafood.

The signature dish here are the Spaghetti ala Opus, Roasted Cod and Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. Hearty and warming, just by mentioning these signature dishes is enough to trigger involuntary salivation. First up was the famous Spaghetti ala Opus which is a generous plate of spaghetti coated in a light clean tomato sauce, sweet cherry tomatoes and packed with fresh succulent seafood.

Highlight of this Signature Dish, the fresh and succulent seafood.

For this dish, the seafood is the highlight, as the chef might want customers to taste the freshness in the seafood rather than risk overpowering the flavor. As mentioned, the generous portion of seafood was fresh and almost seemed like a seafood parade on itself, titillating us to eat it. Definitely a dish that should not be missed when dining here at Opus Bistro. 

 

2) Roasted Cod (RM 88++)

Perfectly Roasted Cod laid atop of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives.

Next up was the Roasted Cod. A generous piece of fresh cod roasted to perfection, laid on top of fresh potatoes, carrots and topped with sweet cherry tomatoes and black olives. What impressed us the most was the aroma that radiated from the dish. Not to exaggerate but, we could pick up a pleasing aroma even before the roasted cod was served to us. Such an irresistible attraction for fish lovers! We believed the tantalizing smell was not only from the fish itself but also from the blend of buttery smell and some dill sprinkled on the plate.

The mouth-watering aroma of the Roasted Cod still lingers in my memory.

This dish had the perfect balance of taste as it was savoury in a non-overpowering manner. The texture of the flaky roasted cod melts in the mouth with a buttery after taste leaving you wanting more. In my opinion, this signature dish is highly recommended for anyone who love a well prepared and fresh fish dish.

 

3) Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb (RM 83++)

The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a delightful mint sauce.

After the Roasted Cod took us away, we were expecting the next best dish and my, did they deliver with their signature Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb. This dish is the icing on the cake as it is the perfect ending to an amazing journey of taste. The Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb has three substantial cutlets skillfully seared on the outside whilst maintaining a juicy, pink interior, coupled with a mint sauce which perfectly balances the seasoned meat. In a nutshell, every dish served has exceeded my expectation, delivering a mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

The Signature Dish that got me mouth-watering, eyes-closed-in-appreciation kind of feeling.

Ultimately, I would personally recommend patrons to tried out the Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb which I personally love the most. The Grilled Rack of Lamb truly left its mark and deserve a place in my heart. Coming in the second place would be the Roasted Cod which is suitable for those who prefer fresh and lighter tasting dishes. Lastly, the Spaghetti ala Opus did not disappoint either with its generous portion of fresh succulent seafood.

If you would like to give Opus Bistro a try, you can make a booking for the restaurant here.

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Opus Bistro

67, Jalan Bangkung 

Bukit Bandaraya,Bangsar,

59100 Kuala Lumpur.

 

Operating Hours:

Mon – Sat : 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM ; 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sun : 6:00 PM
 – 12:00 AM

 

Top 5 Best Wines Places in Kuala Lumpur

Top 5 Best Wines Places in Kuala Lumpur

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” – W.C Fields, circa 1930’s.
Are you ready to venture into these restaurants voted as the ‘Best Wines Places in Kuala Lumpur’?

WOW! Over 1000 wines selection at Vintry

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An exclusive place with the widest selections of wines of over thousands to choose from their collections! Choose your own bottle or even discover a brand new label to pair it with your hearty meal. If you can’t decide what you want, the sommelier would be grateful to assist you in selecting a bottle or more.

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Extensive Wine List at Savini Ristorante Italiano

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Featuring the latest Italian fine dining restaurant in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with an extensive wine list from all around the world. When food is concern, you will be experiencing a very classic cuisine with the freshest ingredients the chef can find.

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Flow of Wine with the Sound of Music at Opus Bistro

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Wines are the best companion to great food! Enjoy a succulent Italian meal with good and fine wines here. Good music not to be missed in this place!

TIP : A scrumptious plate of tomato-based pasta would be complete with a glass (or more) of medium-bodied red wines.

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Finessed Spanish-American Wines at La Bodega

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Elaborate with Spanish and South American wine list, La Bodega surely amazed you with their finessed wines selections. All you could ask for is their wine list! Where Spain is concern, Tapas are almost always accompanied by wine.In Spanish, the word ‘Tapa’ means ‘to cover’ and it’s accustomed to serve the wine by placing a piece of bread over the glass.

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Homey Wine-Out at The Barn

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A home for great wines and a smorgasbord of exquisite cuisine crafted to perfectly match your aperitifs, ambience and inner sense of gastronomic paradise.
NEVER leave the place without savouring some of the world’s finest, handpicked selection of old and new world wines.

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