DC Restaurant x Jeff’s Cellar x Être Patisserie

DC Restaurant x Jeff’s Cellar x Être Patisserie

Darren Chin of DC Restaurant need no further introduction when it comes to the fine dining scene in Malaysia, and his latest collaboration sees six hands working together with Chef Lee Choon Boon of Jeff’s Cellar and Chef Ann Lee of Être Patisserie at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat. This collaboration features a black box of local ingredients showcasing what modern Malaysian cuisine really is. From the local caviar served on crab ice cream to the local rabbit consommé, the cerebral approach to the dishes really make you think. Continue reading →
Ultimate Guide: Ipoh Street Food

Ultimate Guide: Ipoh Street Food

Ipoh is home to one of the most picturesque towns in Malaysia, encapsulated by its infamous limestone hills. Located in the state of Perak, Ipoh is famous for its colonial past, as well as its significance in the growth of Malaya. The home to some of the best local fare from the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken Rice to the Sar Hor Fun, Ipoh food is known to locals as some of the cleanest and freshest there is. Recently named 6th of Best in Asia by Lonely Planet, the melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and European colonial cultures is apparent in the food that you hear about. From the arty revival of the Kong Heng block to the once famous Concubine Lane, we have a look at what they have to offer. Continue reading →
M Boutique Hotel Ipoh

M Boutique Hotel Ipoh

Located in the historical tin mining town of Ipoh sits a unique boutique hotel that almost seems misplaced, the M Boutique Hotel Ipoh. This unique establishment is situated on Hala Datuk, not far from the Ipoh city centre, a city decided by Lonely Planet as one of the Best in Asia. This quaint little hotel is furnished with a fusion of contemporary design and colonial past, being dubbed “urban straits eclectic”. This hotel seeks to invoke a sense of throwback to a time where the straits settlements were in its infancy, but with a modern twist. Continue reading →
Travel, Wonder and Wanderlust

Travel, Wonder and Wanderlust

We always look forward to travelling yet, when we are clearly asked why we do so, we tend to give superficial answers. Superficial in the sense that we want to get away from our work stress or see the world. These are the most common answers when asked why we travel. But as Alain de Botton puts it in his book The Art of Travel, we don't seem to ask ourselves the deeper reasons we travel. We say we do it for pleasure, yet know that it takes out of of quite a lot, from money to energy, but yet we do it. It really is a way for us to get away and think while we are away, when we are not in our comfort zones. It is this that gives us a better objective view of our life plans and situation. It is through this we can be better people. Continue reading →
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