Low Carb/Keto Maitake Mushrooms with Pancetta, Chili and Egg

It’s always nice to discover new ingredients to add to my cooking repertoire. Especially now that we only eat real food at home, working with fresh ingredients is paramount. Which is why I was excited to discover a new variety of mushrooms available locally in Klang Valley: Maitake Mushrooms. Maitake mushrooms are also called the…

Cooking with Chefology x McCormick: Japanese Hamburg

After the Chefology x McCormick Bloggers Event, we each took home our very own Chefology pan along with a range of McCormick Herbs and Spices for us to have some fun at home. And of course it didn’t take much convincing for me to switch over to the Chefology pan. It’s a 24cm frying pan…

Sanoook @ Sunway Pyramid West Hotel

Caleen Chua is very much a business woman. Ever since she took over the director role of her father’s Chakri group of restaurants she has not stopped refreshing the brand. First, Hwan, a specialised Thai Dessert place; a catering division for Chakri Palace; and now, her very own brain child Sanoook, inspired by her love affair…

Grilled Eggplant with Ponzu

Bliss, is when you have found a life partner who is just excited as you are to go on food adventures of different kinds. I’m lucky that Kevin and I seem to agree most of the time on our meal choices, and that has brought us some memorable dining experiences, some are hits and some…

Ippudo Ramen at Pavilion KL (Revisit)

Even though I try to keep my diet as paleo as possible, I simply cannot resist a good bowl of Ramen. So when Ippudo Malaysia extended an invitation for me to dine at their Pavilion outlet, I very happily said yes and proceeded to drag my fellow Ramen lover Casey along. In fact, this wasn’t…

Mizu Japanese Fine Dining, Bangsar Village

MIZU Japanese Fine Dining has been in operation for over 9 years. That in itself is a pretty good testament to its offerings. Mizu is the brainchild of Mr Simon M. Sangawa, who hails from Japan. With his rich experience in the Food & Beverage industry (over 40 years), he gathered a few local Japanese…

Hong Kong: Tonkichi Tonkatsu Seafood, Causeway Bay

Nowadays, it’s rare for me to order any fried food, but my ultimate weakness has to be Tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet). It’s something that I used to always order whenever I visit a Japanese restaurant. I even had a regular one in Melbourne for a while, though unfortunately this cafe has since closed down…

Japan AFF – Toripaitan Ramen (Marutama Ramen Copycat)

Over a year ago, I took up a challenge and made Tonkotsu Ramen at home. Needless to say, I spent hours and hours going in and out of the kitchen as I didn’t have a pressure cooker yet at the time. My Tonkotsu Broth itself took over 8 hours to cook and I imagine my…

Japan AFF: Okonomiyaki

Some twelve years ago when I first moved to Melbourne, Daimaru was one of the biggest Japanese Chain right in the CBD. To be specific, it used to occupy the majority of Melbourne Central. Why did I bring a shopping centre into this picture? Well, anyone still remembers the Okonomiyaki they used to serve at…