Old Bailey Restaurant 奧卑利, Hong Kong

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Located within the rejuvenated JC Contemporary of the Tai Kwun building sits Old Bailey 奧卑利, a Chinese fine dining restaurant serving Jiangnan cuisine. The restaurant is unique in the sense that it serves a number of specialty dishes from the Jiangnan region, but with an elevated experience. Their signatures include specialties such as the Shanghainese Mala Iberico Xiao Long Bao and Hangzhou Longjing Tea Smoked Duck, and because of this, you can see why this fine eatery is making its mark on the Hong Kong fine dining scene. Continue reading

Toh Yuen 桃苑, Hilton Petaling Jaya

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Located within Hilton Petaling Jaya sits one of the best Chinese restaurants you will find serving authentic Chinese cuisine and is simply named Toh Yuen 桃苑. The restaurant takes its name from the literal translation of Peach Court, and serves some of the best Chinese cuisines, lending dishes from southern China, with a predominant Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew influence, along with a creative flair that is both traditional and modern. It is no wonder this eatery produces one of the better Chinese New Year reunion dinner menus you will find without compromise of quality. Continue reading

Best Bars in Kuala Lumpur 2018

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Cocktail culture in Kuala Lumpur has come a long way with more and more bars appearing throughout the city. With many speakeasies and thematic bars popping up all over, its no wonder the city that get its name from the meaning Muddy Confluence is starting to pique the interests of well-seasoned travellers as one of the best night life destinations in the region. With Chinese themed bars around Chinatown to hole in the wall bars in Bangsar, cocktail culture is certainly developing a tipple at a time. Continue reading

Glen Grant Whisky

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Whiskeys is one of the most well-known distilled grains, and some of the most famous come from the Scottish countryside. Glen Grant has one of the more interesting origins which was initiated by two brothers who were whiskey smugglers built a brand with the invention of the tall slender stills creating some of the crispest whiskey you will find. Continue reading

Chez Gaston

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Located on the corner of a quiet alley of near Jalan Bangsar Utama sits a no fuss no frills French restaurant serving traditional French cuisine known simply as Chez Gaston. The restaurant seeks to do two things, provide affordable French cuisine without compromising on quality, to ensure that everyone will have a chance to taste some famous French dishes, ranging from their beef bourguignon to their home made pâtés. Continue reading

Best Bars In Hong Kong 2018

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When it comes to cocktail culture, Hong Kong is offers one of the most diverse and innovative experiences you will find in Asia. With so many new bars popping up you can see why there is always something for everyone. From gorgeous rooftops bars in Admiralty to the speakeasies along Hollywood Road, there are many hidden gems serving some of the most creative cocktails in the world. Whether you’re looking for a classic or something a little more adventurous, you’re sure to find it on this little island that is constantly raising the bar. Continue reading

Quinary, Hong Kong

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Situated on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong sits one of the best cocktail bars in Asia, Quinary. This establishment, inspired by molecular gastronomy restaurant El Bulli, specialises in a very interesting type of cocktail, multisensory mixology. The cocktails here have garnered many accolades including continually placing in the World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars, you can understand why it’s a must visit whenever you visit Hong Kong. From their bubble tea inspired Earl Grey Caviar Martini to their Lavender Meringue Pie, each drink comes across more like a gastronomical journey than anything else. Continue reading

Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

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Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in. Continue reading

Jimmy’s Kitchen, Hong Kong

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Located on the bustling streets of Wyndham Street in Central sits one of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong. What is great about this establishment is that it has a history of close to 100 years, since its founding in 1928. The uniqueness of Jimmy’s Kitchen not only rest in its age-old recipes, but that it serves one of the rarer types of Hong Kong cuisine… Hong Kong Colonial Cuisine. The restaurant serves dishes that comes from a mix of traditional Cantonese culture blended with the best of British old time cooking. Continue reading

Fonterra Dairy Sommelier

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A group of Malaysian foodies today became the pioneer batch of Dairy Sommeliers after undergoing a sensory science programme by leading dairy nutrition company Fonterra Brands Malaysia. For the very first time, the Fonterra Dairy Sommelier Programme opened to the public of Malaysia. The programme, which has been running for the past two years and exclusive only to employees, allows participants to deepen their understanding of food and familiarise themselves with its nuances. Continue reading