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23 Apr 2014 – reserve and get served!

Do you make reservations for meals at restaurants or do you just walk in?

I am, frankly, more of the latter. But that’s because I usually dine alone, or perhaps with just 2-3 pax at most.
For those who consistently plan meal outings with friends and families, an efficient restaurant reservation system are much appreciated.

Besides the usual direct reservation system via calling the outlet’s number (which in my experience can be rather unreliable), sites such as serves to smoothen the whole reservation process by eliminating the need to pick up the phone on top of allowing reservations to be made to many F & B establishments on ONE portal at ANYTIME of the day.
And if you do not have a place in mind as yet, you can browse by shop name, location or type of cuisine on; which helpfully suggest potential venues. .png
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23 Apr 2014

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Recommended: Very good dim sum @ Concorde Hotel KL (non- halal) – Xin Cuisine

Becky’s 1 Minute Summary:
What: Semi fine dining Chinese restaurant serving nouvelle Cantonese cuisine and Hong Kong dim sum.
What to order here: This marks my 3rd visit to Xin for dim sum. I have since tried almost everything on the dim sum menu. You can’t go wrong with the basics of prawn and pork dumplings. Desserts are a must.
The steamed pork bun (char siew) and the signature ‘Lau Sa Pau” is best eaten hot!
Overall experience: Good.
Price: RM6.50 – RM18.00 per portion of dim sum. Some comes in sets of 3 morsels.

For the long story, read on. :)


Xin Cuisine is one of the “old but gold” Chinese dining restaurants in KL hotels.
Not many outlets in hotels are non-halal; and out of the few non-halal ones, even less serves consistent and good quality Chinese cuisine with justified prices.
At Xin, you are assured of taste and quality for the prices paid.

I’m a bao lover so both the Char Siew Bao and Lau Sa Pau (RM9.50) are staples for any of my dim sum meals.
This Lau Sa Pau is one of Xin’s signatures and it is simply divine. Tear the soft, thin skin apart to release the rich lava of salted egg custard within. Proceed to savour with caution as it is hot!

very good dim sum Concorde Hotel KL - Xin Cuisine-018
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21 Apr 2014

Delicious peanut butter! Nuts Enough – Malaysia

I have my phases. Sometimes it’s bread and peanut butter. Sometimes its’ our local sweet rich kaya.
At times I’m only spreading fruit jams on my bread.

But I’ll always have a jar of peanut butter in my fridge. Because nothing can beat the satisfying taste of thick, roasty, sweet salty peanut butter on the tongue.
And because nothing makes a plain slice of toast better!

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21 Apr 2014

Xin Cuisine, Concorde Hotel KL – homely, classic pork dishes – BBQ crispy suckling pig, braised pork belly, slow-cooked pork tendon

Being Chinese, pork is a staple meat in our diet.
From simple stir-fries to braised dishes and curries, we love our pork and we grew up enjoying our families’ classic home cooked recipes.

For those lucky enough to have their families near, these dishes may be an everyday affair.
For most of us, a home cooked meal is a luxury, perhaps enjoyed annually during Chinese New Year or maybe monthly during hometown visits.

Pork dishes - Xin at Concorde Hotel KL-006
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18 Apr 2014

First Impressions: The Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 – RM299, RM599 & RM899

I was at the launch of the ZenFone in Jakarta and besides the launch event and seeing the rather animated and cool CEO of Asus (for the first time) Jonney on stage, there was a in-depth technical seminar and a full experimental area for attendees during the day.

The ZenFone series come with ASUS ZenUI, the all-new mobile user interface
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17 Apr 2014

One of PJ’s best desserts: Cempedak Rolls with Vanilla Ice Cream @Fat Spoon Cafe, Uptown Damansara

Hot crispy rolls encasing sweet, thick, mushy, ripe cempedak pulp; best eaten with generous coating of icy ice cream.
This is such an original creation isn’t it; making clever use of a local delicacy (spring roll), local produce (the fruit cempedak) and pairing it with everyone’s favourite dessert – rich vanilla ice cream! :)

fat spoon - cempedak spring rolls - uptown damansara

There’s so much more to this little cafe, but that’s it all I can think of today in this sweltering heat as I plow through a mountain of articles, emails and proposals.
Happy Thursday and indulge in some desserts ok? :)

Fat Spoon Cafe, Uptown Damansara
73, Jalan SS21/1A Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
+603-7728 3323

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