Let’s Celebrate CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER @ One World Hotel Petaling Jaya

The Cinnamon Coffee House in One World Hotel Petaling Jaya serves one of the most diversified and extensive buffets in town. I’ve always been impressed with the huge variety of dishes offered, ranging from local favourites to western specialities.

The Almighty Turkey!

For this festive period, their chefs have gone the extra mile in crafting a selection of special items like Honey & Herbs Roast Turkey, Herb-crusted Roasted Striploin, Chicken & Waffle Sliders with Berries Compote, Prawn Grits on Frittata and that delicious soup – Potato, Leek & Beef Brisket Cream Soup!

Seafood galore

Super fresh Sashimi

The array of appetisers and mains from local, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Indian and western cuisines will keep you busy. My personal favourites are the Indian-style Curry Fish Head and Hainanese Chicken Rice!

Christmas is all about sweets and treats and there’s no lacking of these at the Cinnamon Coffee House. The desserts counters are filled with all kinds of colourful and festive sweets like Yule logs, Minced Pies, Christmas Pudding, Ginger Creme Brulèe, churros, stollen, cupcakes and cookies.

While you dine, Santa Claus will be making his rounds and I heard there will be carollers to add on to the festive cheer!

Please call +603-7681-1157 to make reservations for the following:

24 & 25 December 2017 (6.30pm-10.00pm)
RM158/adult; RM79/child aged 6-12 years

25 December 2017 (12.00pm-4.00pm)
RM118/adult; RM59/child aged 6-12 years

One World Hotel Petaling Jaya
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7681-1111

FESTIVE INDULGENCES at FEAST VILLAGE, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Feast Village @ Starhill Gallery is so aptly named – it really is a food lover’s paradise in the ultimate sense. It’s so difficult to decide which restaurant to dine in, amongst so many fine establishments within that labyrinth of good food. During this festive season, every one of those restaurants is offering joyous spreads of gourmet specialities to appease even the most finicky diner.


When one is undecided on what to eat, SHOOK! is the answer. Well known for its huge variety of sumptuous food on the buffet counters, Shook’s Christmas Eve Golden Starry Night Buffet is something not to be missed. There are more than 50 items of signature dishes to tempt diners – roast turkey, prime ribs with Yorkshire pudding, live lobster risotto, grilled seafood, steaks, fresh sushi, sashimi, dim sum, Italian delights and a bit assortment of festive desserts jostle for space on the counters. Oh, don’t forget those freshly shucked oysters too! This buffet will be served on 24 December from 7pm till 10.30pm and priced at RM228 nett per person.

Live Lobster Rissotto

Fresh Mushroom Soup

On New Year’s Eve, there will be the “Big Balloon Drop” Celebratory Dinner Buffet & Toast from 7pm till 11pm, priced at RM298 nett per person. Rest assured that there will be a sumptuous spread of specially curated Asian, Pan-Latin and European specialities in the buffet.

Sirloin Steak

French Onion Soup

Sumptuous desserts!


If you are looking for a seafood feast at Starhill Gallery, head on over to FISHERMAN’S COVE. I love the rustic ambience of the place with the tanks of live seafood and comfortable bamboo-clad furniture. On Christmas Eve, there is the Oyster & Alaskan King Crab Set Dinner (RM238 nett per person) and for New Year Eve, enjoy the Seafood Boat Dinner at RM188 nett per person.

Seafood Boat

Seafood Soup

Gratin Pacific Rock Oysters & Alaskan King Crab

Besides Gratin Pacific Rock Oysters and Alaskan King Crab, there’s seafood soup, braised wagyu cheek as well as lime crème brûlée.

Braised Wagyu Cheek

Crème Caramel

The Seafood Boat Dinner comprises crispy white bait & tiger prawns skewers, hirata rice buns, fresh oysters, prawns, crabs, mussels served on a boat, spicy onion rings, crispy potato wedges and their signature crème caramel for dessert.


Come Christmas Day, why not have brunch at SENTIDOS GASTROBAR? Their Felice Navida Tex Mex Mexican Brunch features a whole bunch of delicious savoury appetisers like oven-baked herb mushrooms, patatas bravas, roast garlic chilli chicken, garlic prawns together with mains like chicken burrito, smoked salmon quesadillas and churros Mexicanos. The Christmas Day Brunch is RM88 nett per person from 12.00pm till 3.00pm.

Signature Nachos

Roast Garlic Chilli Chicken

Garlic Prawns

Seafood Paella

At Sentidos, the feasting continues on New Year’s Eve – check out the Viva La Vida Fiesta Dinner Buffet at RM188 nett per person. Starting off with some Prosecco sparkling wine, get on to enjoy their roasted Australian striploin, roasted whole chicken, lamb chops, seabass fillet, smoked salmon and various cold cuts and desserts. The buffet comes with free-flow beer, house-pouring wines, sangria and soft drinks. What a great way to welcome the New Year!

Grilled Lamb Chops

Churros Mexicanos


So, head on to Feast Village for the coming festive celebration – make your reservations at +603-2782-3875.

At JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.feastvillage.com


The stunning 18-foot Christmas tree holding court in the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur leaves you no doubt that Christmas is in the air. With just barely 10 days to go,, if you are one of those who are frantically trying to plan your festive feasting, well, the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has several mouth-watering options in their F&B outlets.

Let’s start with their IVIV (OneSixFive) Wine & Lounge Bar where Afternoon Teas are a way of life. During this festive month, their pastry chefs have gone out of their way to bake extra-delectable goodies like scones, pastries, handmade chocolates and yule logs, of course – what’s Christmas without yule logs, right? At RM98nett per person, the Afternoon Tea with TWG Tea and barista-made coffee is something worth splurging on while catching up with loved ones.

If you must have the traditional roast turkey at Christmas, then head on to Serena Brasserie where this revered bird takes centre-stage at their buffet tables. Roast Angus Beef Ribeye and Yorkshire Pudding are favourites too. Buffet starts at RM168 nett per person for lunch and dinner on 24-25 December 2017.

The must-have Roast Turkey

Yorkshire Pudding, anyone?

On New Year’s Eve, there’s a celebratory dinner with live music performance and midnight celebration at RM248nett per person. On New Year Day, welcome 2018 with a festive lunch at RM108nett per person.

At Tatsu Japanese Cuisine, it’s always good to go for their Kaiseki dinner. For both Christmas and New Year, Tatsu’s 7-course Kaiseki dinner is priced at RM288nett per person. The traditional multi-course dinner includes hot and cold appetisers, light hearty broth, assorted seasonal sashimi, simmered, fried and grilled dishes followed by dessert.

If you choose to dine at Tao Chinese Cuisine, you may be in a dilemma of whether to go for their special Dim Sum Lunch at RM118nett per person or for their 6-course Dinner at RM218nett per person. For dim sum, the choices are pretty exquisite as what we found out during a recent preview.

Gourmet handcrafted confectioneries, housemade cookies, premium chocolates, Yule log cakes and savoury roasts are also available as gifts and takeaways. These can be purchased at IVIV (OneSixFive) Wine & Lounge Bar from now till 26 December2017. There’s an Early Bird 20% discount when booked and paid before 15 December 2017. Certain bank credit cards also get 15% discount.

For dining reservations, please call +603-2782-6000/2782-6173 or email foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my


InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2782-6000
Website: www.intercontinental-kl.com.my

Have a DELICIOUS Christmas & New Year!

This festive season, the chefs at Delicious are cooking up some pretty appetising stuff at their cafes. Amidst the Christmas trees and twinkling lights, on the menu are several traditional festive items.

roast turkey1

Roast Turkey Collage

On top of the list is of course the Roasted Turkey Breast & Stuffed Leg served with cranberries, roasted vegetables in chilli and herbs. I like how both breast and stuffed leg of turkey are served together – the best of both worlds.

turkey crown

You can order the whole Turkey Crown as a takeaway too. The Roasted Turkey Crown comes with stuffed legs mixed with sage, chestnuts and onions together with cranberry sauce and turkey jus, all for RM445 (5-6kg).


Things are kept pretty simple and traditional at Delicious. CEO Steve Allen totally believes that the freshest ingredients cooked well are their best bets. Take the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, for example. Fuss-free and grilled well, the beef turned out tender and tasty and all it needed were just wholesome sides like roasted vegetables, creamed mushrooms with a few stalks of asparagus to make it a satisfying dish.

salmon gravadlax

The same applied to the Salmon Gravadlax – a healthy rendition of salmon with Lemon & Horseradish Salad sprinkled with some crunchy walnuts.

mincemeat crumble pie

The very British Mincemeat Crumble Pie was served as a dessert with Vanilla Ice Cream. There’s no meat in this pie – what a misnomer, so that’s why it’s served as a dessert. The buttery crumbly pastry encasing a thick filling of dried fruits and spices would complete a festive meal here.

mincemeat pie

“A Delicious Christmas” is now ongoing until 31 December 2015.

If you are dining at Delicious any time now, check out some of the latest additions to their menu. Their new menu now features 16 new and improved dishes that are synonymous with the Delicious brand. Fresh from a food research trip in UK and Spain, CEO Steve Allen was inspired to come up with refreshed versions of their popular dishes, incorporating more vegetables and herbs for a healthier direction.

risotto balls

New dishes like Pumpkin Risotto Balls were a refreshing take – the mushroom and rosemary risotto balls were satisfying, especially when dipped in the zesty pesto mayonnaise.


Then there’s the crowd favourite of Duck Arrabiata Linguine which was cooked in a Spanish-style spicy tomato sauce dotted with black olives, capers and parsley.


Healthy and fulfilling dishes do well in Delicious. Their Chicken, Avocado & Pine Nuts Wrap with cherry tomatoes, parmesan and cucumber was really tasty.

pumpkin salad

The introduction of more local dishes in the menu is another step forward and gives more variety to the selections. Try the amazingly light Roasted Pumpkin, Coconut & Beef Serunding Salad drizzled with a spicy lime dressing – it’s sure to perk you up.

I enjoyed the Crunchy Chicken Wings with a sesame and seaweed crust dipped in mustard mayonnaise. You can’t go wrong with crunchy tasty chicken wings, really. They were addictive, to say the least.

chick wings

For the sweet-toothed, the new desserts include the amazingly fragrant Chocolate, Coconut & Pecan Cake and the Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit & Lychee Sundae. The cake was deliciously moist but just a tad too sweet – something which I trust Steve will fix.

choc coco pecan cake

Chocolate, Coconut & Pecan Cake 

pecan cake

And that tall-glass sundae, with all my favourite fruits in one glass, it’s rather irresistible.


Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit & Lychee Sundae

And I never leave a Delicious Cafe without having my all-time favourite cake – their dreamy Coconut Cake.  It’s not new – it’s been there for ages because apparently it’s a bestseller :-)

coconut cake


Quench your thirst with Apple & Mint Lemonade (my favourite) and Rose Lychee Frostie


For orders and more information, check out:


CEO Steve Allen (right) and Executive Chef Sandy Alan Rowe

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Have a MAJESTIC Christmas & New Year! It’s all at THE MAJESTIC HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

If you are looking to celebrating this festive season in a classy venue complete with old-world colonial charm, there’s no better place than at The Majestic Kuala Lumpur, specifically their Colonial Cafe.


Colonial Cafe

baby chair

It never fails to take my breath away every time I walk past the Orchid Conservatory and enter the Colonial Cafe. This restored heritage building retains much of its past colonial grandeur as can be seen by the beautiful decor of the Cafe. Plush furnishings, rich timber panelling, soft warm lighting and crisply starched white tablecloths set the pace for a luxuriantly cosy dining experience at the Colonial Cafe.

small round

round table


While The Majestic Kuala Lumpur has prepared various festive cheers at their F&B outlets, our intimate dinner preview was a showcase of their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menus.

long table

Our hosts for the evening were none other than the lovely Jenny Low (Director of Business Development) and Adrian Ooi (Guest Transport Manager). The Majestic Kuala Lumpur does hosting in style for sure as we were well taken care of throughout the evening.


our table

To set the mood in the right festive direction, we enjoyed a glass of Torralta Prosecco Superiore Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene. The smooth tangy bubblies immediately soothed and relaxed us.


Before long, an Amuse Bouche of Chicken Liver Crostini was served. A petite golden toasted bread cube holding smooth tasty chicken pate was a good start to our dinner.


Chicken Liver Crostini

This was followed by a lovely Starter of Woodsmoke-infused Blue Mussell, Scallops and Salmon on Avocado Puree, Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing made pretty with tendrils of micro cress. Honestly, the plating was too pretty to eat! I took several sips of the Dourthe No.1 Bordeaux Blanc and proceeded to dig in, feeling tinges of regret of having to destroy that prettiness. But it was really tasty with the sweet fresh marine flavours lingering in the mouth, paired nicely with the sauvignon blanc.


Woodsmoke-infused Blue Mussel, Scallops & Salmon



A typical Scottish Chicken & Leek Soup, cheekily named “Cock a Leekie” came next. Flavoured delicately with chopped leek and speckled with some herbs, the comforting soup warmed the tummy well enough.


Cock A Leekie

In preparation for the mains, a tangy Orange Sorbet in a martini glass was placed on the table. The smooth citrus sorbet was propped with a slice of dehydrated orange, its intense flavour enhancing the palate cleanser in the nicest way. I wished I could have another scoop.


Orange Sorbet

We tried 2 mains: Baked Salmon with Lemon & Dill Sauce and Trio’s King comprising Turkey Breast, Sausage in a Blanket with Herbs Stuffing served with Creamy Mash, Minted Mushy Peas and Red Wine Gravy.


Baked Salmon with Lemon & Dill Sauce

Of the two, I preferred Trio’s King as I found the baked salmon a tad too bland although the clean light fruity tastes of the Argentinian Bodega Norton Barrel Chardonnay did a decent job of jiving up the fish somewhat.


Trio’s King

The Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend of Dourthe No.1 Bordeaux Rouge paired well with the tender juicy turkey breast and I loved the freshly baked fragrant sausage puff cocooned in crisp layers of pastry. The rounded aromatic complexity of the red wine gave a lingering finish to this excellent main course – I’d go for this again!


Christmas Pudding

For a sweet finish to the almost-perfect meal, there was a Christmas Pudding served with Vanilla Sauce and White Chocolate Ice Cream. A whiff of the spices and dried fruits in the pudding reinforced the festive air.


As I sipped my camomile tea, the plate of Petits Fours was a welcome accompaniment. Christmas cookies and chocolates were just perfect as we sat back and absorbed the beautiful festive vibes, listening to the melodious vocals of the ever-popular Solianos drifting in from the foyer of the Colonial Cafe.


Petits Fours

Christmas Eve Dinner: Colonial Café’s 5-course dinner is priced at RM280 nett per person; RM380 nett with wine pairing

Christmas Day Dinner: RM220 and RM320 respectively without and with wine-pairing

New Year’s Eve Dinner: RM350 nett or RM480 nett with wine pairing.

ORNA Collage


If you prefer buffets, the Contango at The Majestic Kuala Lumpur serves:

Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch priced at RM180 nett per person
New Year’s Eve Countdown Dinner and New Year’s Day Lunch and Dinner Specials are at RM200 nett per person. For an additional RM70, there’s free flow beer and wine.


5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2785-8000

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Have a Merry Delicious Christmas in LA RISATA

Christmas is all about peace, love and joy and the best way to celebrate this is to spend time with loved ones. Preferably over some great food too. This year the festive celebrations can be enjoyed over a long weekend so there’s plenty of time for feasting and festivities.

table setting

I’ve always enjoyed dining at La Risata for its cosy ambience and good comforting food. The fact that it has stood the test of time means many others share the same view as this neighbourhood restaurant is always busy. Its unpretentious traditional rustic Italian-styled offerings are big favourites and I’d dare say that any item on its menu is never unsatisfactory.


With the upcoming Yuletide season, the chefs have of course come up with some special celebratory dishes. We had a preview of some of these delectable selections recently.


Pizza Mozzarella

To reflect the colours of Christmas, I loved how their Pizza Mozzarella was jived up more vibrantly with red and green peppers. The fresh-from-oven pizza had home-made smoked mozzarella all over it, spiked by aromatic anchovies and the gorgeous sweet marinated peppers.


We had a light appetizer next, in anticipation of the heavy meaty dishes later. The Grilled Bluefin Tuna with squid ink gnocchi in lemon butter sauce was just perfect to line our tummies. Still delightfully pink in the centres, the tuna slices were juicy and tender to the bite, complemented nicely by the fluffy slightly-bouncy gnocchi.


Grilled Bluefin Tuna with Squid ink Gnocchi


The two centrepieces of the dinner were the Roast Turkey and Roast Leg of Lamb. Both were executed excellently. The big bird and leg of lamb were roasted to just the right level of done-ness with the meats still pinkish, tender and sublimely juicy. Overdone and dry roasts are always a turn-off and the chefs at La Risata have really honed their skills and timing for these roasts.

Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey

The turkey and lamb were done so well that I actually enjoyed eating them sans sauce. That’s not to say the sauces were not good, in fact they were really tasty. There’s giblet gravy and cranberry sauce for the turkey and rosemary sauce for the lamb.



Roast Leg of Lamb

CUT LAMB Collage

Roast Leg of Lamb - carved

Roast Leg of Lamb – carved

I’m not a fan of stuffings for roast turkeys but I was told the traditional chestnut stuffing here was authentic and fragrant. I totally enjoyed the beautifully roasted vegetables though, from crunchy Brussels sprouts to the sweet baby carrots.



If you love salads as much as I do, the Rocket and Pear Salad with a simple lemon dressing and shaved parmesan is another must-order item. This crisp salad was really refreshing, especially when paired with meaty dishes.


Rocket & Pear Salad

Desserts at La Risata should never be missed. Dreamy Italian favourites of Tiramisu and Zucotto were the orders of the day. I loved how they’re never too sweet and never stingy on quality ingredients that made up these desserts.



Tiramisu – layers of Savoiardi biscuits soaked in espresso and filled with Italian mascarpone cream cheese



Zucotto – liquer dome cake filled with chocolate and vanilla cream with almonds, hazelnuts and chocolate bits


Oh there’s a luscious Pumpkin Pie on the festive menu too – a concoction of buttery crumbly pastry and sweet fragrant pumpkin served with maple cream sauce.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

So if you are in for some Italian-laced comforting food in a cosy and festive set-up, dial that number for La Risata to make your reservations.

DECO Collage


La Risata Damansara
128 Medan Damansara
Jalan Kasah
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2095-9572


La Risata Ampang
16 Persiaran Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4252-6269

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With Christmas being less than 2 weeks away, the mood for the holidays and upcoming festivities is certainly filling the air everywhere. While plans are made to dine out over the long holidays, some are also considering having their Christmas feasts in the comfort of their own homes. If you think roast turkeys are a must, you should either have planned to roast your own or thinking of ordering it from the restaurants/hotels.

Most establishments need at least 3 days advance notice when placing orders, so to help you with that, here’s a list of places that offer that delicious big bird:


Traditional Roast Turkey accompanied with sautéed mixed vegetables, chestnuts stuffing, giblet sauce and cranberry sauce.

Weight: 4kg
Price: RM338++


La Risata
16 Persiaran Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4252-6269

128 Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2095-9572


Roasted whole turkey comes with Waldorf salad, choice of 2 sauces from Cranberry, Giblet, Honey mustard or Red wine and 4 trimmings as well as a Christmas stollen.  These turkeys are available for order from 25 November 2015 onwards at the DeliCorner.

Weight: 4-5kg
Price: RM120 nett/kg


Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail
& Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2716-9388


Traditional Roast Christmas Turkey with chestnuts stuffing, served with red cabbage stew, orange fillets, Brussels Sprouts, broccoli with cheese sauce, creamy mash potatoes, giblet and cranberry sauce. Comes with 1 complimentary stollen.

Weight: 4-5kg
Price: RM420 nett

Hilton PJ turkey

Hilton Petaling Jaya
2 Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya
03-7955-9122 ext.4067/4260/4261


Maple-ginger glazed Whole Turkey is served with giblet gravy, pineapple cranberry compote, mashed potatoes and saute’ed green beans with almonds.

Weight: 4-5kg
Price: RM400

aloft turkey

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
5 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2723-1188


Bacon breasted, stuffed with pork bacon, chestnuts, grapes and aromatic vegetables. Comes with special giblet sauce, rum-infused cranberry sauce and extra stuffing on the side.

Weight: 4-5kg
Price: RM355+


16 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7727-4426


Roasted Turkey Crown – stuffed legs with sage, chestnuts and onions served with cranberry sauce and turkey jus. Orders to be placed at any Delicious Cafe in the Klang Valley.

Weight: 5-6kg
Price: RM445


Tel: 03-9221-8266 ext.201


Roast Whole Turkey with Cranberry Jelly, Apple & Chestnut Stuffing, Giblet Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables

Weight: 5-6kg
Price: RM85++ per kg
*Orders need three days in advance and subject to availability


Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144-2200


Wholesome Roast Turkeys with chestnuts stuffing, accompanied with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. Prices vary according to weight below (below roasting):

4kg : RM330+
5kg : RM400+
6kg : RM450+

LC Collage

Available at all outlets:

Ampang 03-4257-1668
USJ Taipan Subang 03-5637-3058
Damansara 03-2093-0380
or email: reservations@lascarretas.com


Take home a Roasted Turkey with your preferred stuffing of Apples and Raisins, Forcemeat and Rosemary or the classic Chestnuts option accompanied with delicious Giblet and Cranberry sauce, Buttered Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Potatoes.

Weight: 3-4kg
Price: RM410 nett

one world

One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 7681-1157
(Gourmet Counter at Cinnamon Coffee House)