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Many have either try or heard about Din Tai Fung restaurant.  Din Tai Fung is an award winning restaurant originating from Taiwan.  As most of you would know, they specialize mainly in “xiao-long-bao”.  This chain of restaurant was once name one of the Top 10 restaurant by The New York Times and currently have presence around the globe (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Japan, etc).

The first outlet, situated at The Gardens Mid Valley (2007) and currently have branches in Pavillion KL and Empire Subang.  For those who live around PJ, can now head on to the new outlet at e@Curve. 🙂

As usual, their food quality control is pretty much there.  🙂 Which is what I like about Din Tai Fung.  If you have cravings for xiaolongbao, La Mian or even fried rice with pork chop, head on to Din Tai Fung and you won’t be disappointed.  Prior to the new opening at e@Curve, i’ve frequented DTF in Pavillion and of course the outlet at The Gardens 🙂

I was invited for the pre opening at e@Curve.  A very cosy dining place 🙂


Let’s see what they have 🙂

House Special Appetizer RM4.50

Spicy Jelly Fish RM7.80

Stewed Beancurd with Honey Sauce RM7

Taiwanese Century Egg RM3.80

Spicy Vegetable Pork Wanton RM9 (yums!)

If you don’t like vege in your wanton, just order the Spicy Pork Wanton – RM10

And the Xiao Long Bao that they are famous for! 🙂

They have a variety of Xiao Long Bao, done to perfection (i.e. Normal, Shrimp and Pork Siao Mai, XLB with Crab, Vegetarian Dumpling etc) Price starts from RM11.80

They even have Truffle Xiao Long Bao! RM36

Deep Fried Shrimp Pork Wanton RM10

Taiwanese Spring Roll RM6

Mango Shrimp Roll RM8

Golden Pumpkin with Salted Egg RM10.80

Baby Green Beans with Minced Pork RM16

Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage with Garlic RM13.80

Shanghai Style Deep Fried FIsh RM18.80

And this is my fave, the Pork Chop 🙂 RM10.80 never fail to impress 🙂

Braised Beef Soup RM14.80

Cha JIang La Mian RM12.80

Shrimp Pork Wanton La Mian RM15

If you are a Fried RIce fan, you should really give their Fried RIce a try.  Shredded Pork Fried Rice RM13, Shrimp Fried RIce RM15

The latest addition to the Fried RIce family is the Mushroom Carrot Fried RIce RM12.80

Dessert Time! 🙂 Mini Sesame Bun RM5.50

Thousand Layer Cake RM4

Chilled Mango Pudding RM7.80

Din Tai Fung e@Curve

G17-G20 Ground Floor, e@Curve

No 2A Jalan PJU7/3 Mutiara Damansara, Selangor

Tel: +603 7728 3218

Website: Click here



For those who frequent Japanese restaurant with conveyor belts, would have heard of Sushi Tei.  They have outlets in Singapore, Bandung, Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Sydney and of course Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).  Recently I was invited to try their Japanese Yu Sheng and Winter Hokkaido Promotion.  Yes, you heard right.  Japanese Yu Sheng 🙂


Early “Lou Sang” for the year 🙂 You can choose from Signature Japanese Yu Sheng or Premium Japanese Yu Sheng

Pour in all the ingredients/condiments/etc

And ready to “lou” 🙂

Kaisen Shabu Shabu Collagen Nabe (Salmon, Hotate, Fresh Shrimp, Ika, Assorted Vege) ~ RM36.80

Sakura Ebi Fuwa Fuwa (deep fried tofu ball with sakura ebi) ~ RM13.80

Mame Aji Karaage (deep fried baby horse mackerel) ~ RM15.80

Tara Shirako Karaage (deep fried shirako – shirako is the sperm sacs of the male specimen of Tara) ~ RM49.80

Donsako Sushi Moriawase (Red Prawn, Salmon Roe, Raw Scallop, Zuwai Crab, Salmon, Minced Tuna & Spring Onion) ~ RM46.80

Tropical Dragon Roll (Banana, King Prawn Sushi Roll – I find the combination creative, fresh and nice!) ~ RM20.80

Haru Cheese Roll (soft shell crab, avocado, cheese, rice paper sushi roll) ~ RM13.80

Crunchy Tuna ~ RM18.80

Salmon Mentai (One of my favourite) ~ RM6.80

Tempura Moriawase ~ RM13.80

Ikura Chawanmushi (Salmon Roe on Steamed Egg Custard) ~ RM12.80

Deep Fried Chicken Skin!

You can order a variety of their creative signature drinks to go with your food

Or just go with Green Tea 🙂

Else indulge in their ice cream (Mango, Durian, etc)

Head on to Sushi Tei 🙂

Tropicana City Mall

Lot G-16, Ground Floor,

3 Jalan SS20/27,

47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel: +603 7728 4299

Website: Click here

I have previously blogged about the Festive Menu available at the other restaurants in KL Hilton which includes Senses, Chynna and Iketeru.  Before I blog more about Sudu (holiday-themed buffet), there’s more reason for you to spend your Christmas or New Year’s Eve at the many restaurants in KL Hilton.


Make your reservation online by 20th December 2011 (extended) and stand a chance to win exclusive weekend stays for two person at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.  🙂  Top Prize includes Weekend Stay for two at Presidential Suite (with breakfast).  Get more information here.  🙂


There’s more.  KL Hilton offers free pick-up and drop-off service (for a distance radius of 15km and below only) for diners at KL Hilton during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, so that you can party with an ease of mind.  Remember to pre-book this service by calling Hilton KL at +603-2264 2592/2596  🙂


Holiday Mood at KL Hilton 🙂

The Giant Santa at Sudu


Let’s get on to Sudu shall we? 🙂 If you are not contented with traditional Christmas offerings, fret not.  🙂 You can opt for dining at Sudu, with their holiday-themed buffet spread.  🙂


Sudu Entrance

Holiday-themed 🙂

Sudu dining area ambience

Semi-private seating area

You can start off with the wide selection of Breads (eat plain or with Butter or Margarine or dip it in Soup)

Or fancy some healthy salad (or not 🙂 )

whip up your own salad

Turkey Salad

Cheese Selection

Sushi Bar

Assorted Maki

Assorted Sushi


Let’s head on to the Mains 🙂

Roasted Lamb

Roast Turkey

Capitan Chicken Curry (yums!)

Beef Rendang

Rawa Meen Semolina Fried Fish

Poached Snaper with Vegetable Stock and White Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast with Apricot, Snow Pea & Tomato Basil


Pan Seared Mignon with Asparagus & Cherry Tomato

Butter Prawn, Chinese Style

Vegetable Squid

or munch some Keropok

Remember to leave your tummy space for the wide range of Desserts.

Which includes Choc Fondue

Various Cakes, they are just so pweeeettty 🙂

Malay Kuih

Apple Crumble


Last but not least, Fruits 🙂

Package for holiday-themed buffet in Sudu 

Christmas Eve: RM168++ per person

Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner: RM168++ per person

New Year’s Eve: RM188++ per person

Sudu KL Hilton

Call 03-2264 2592/2596 or book online (min 48 hours before) here



Fancy some Japanese during this festive season.  Preview into what Iketeru has to offer for their Festive Menu.  🙂


Nice deco with Aquarium

Macho Teppanyaki Chef not included 🙂

Sushi Bar

Choose the sake/Japanese wine of your choice 🙂






Garlic Rice

Dining at Iketeru this festive season entitled you to a purchase a beverage package at RM150++ per person for free flow beer, wine, house spirits and soft drinks during dinner and up to 1am at the Cosmo Lounge After Finner Party and Fireworks.  🙂

Iketeru Festive Menu is priced at RM158++ per person or RM188++ per person (for seafood trio)

Iketeru KL Hilton

Call 03-2264 2592/2596 or book online (min 48 hours before) here


I have personally dine in Senses, KL Hilton a few times and I actually love their food.  🙂  This festive season, Senses via Chef de Cuisine Michael Elfwing has combined creativity while retaining the traditions of classic cuisines.  This Christmas, tuck into their specialty menu 🙂

Cosy Seating Area @ Senses

Here are some pictures on what to expect for Senses Christmas Menu.

Christmas Canapes

(consist of Feuille de brick & truffle crisp, Thyme Macaron with duck liver pate and Foie Gras pralines)

Chestnut Soup

(Chestnut Soup with Foie Gras, Celery and Maple)

Mandagery Creek Venison 

(Sous-vide then grilled venison rack,compote of handpicked Swedish lingon berries, organic parsnip puree, sauteed baby spinach)

or if Venison is not your choice of mains, you can choose the Winter Seafood Medley

(Seared Atlantic halibut and ocean trout served with Nordic Shrimp & Hokkaido Bay scallop, lennel & celeriac with dill veloute)

And of course Dessert 🙂

The Package for their Festive Season Menu

Christmas Eve Dinner: RM398++ per person (with wine pairing)

Christmas Day Brunch: RM408++ per person (with beverage package)

New Year’s Eve: RM408++ per person (with wine pairing)

Senses KL Hilton

Call 03-2264 2592/2596 or book online (min 48 hours before) here


I have always love my coffee and earlier this week, I manage to check out Cafe Barbera at Sunway Pyramid.  🙂 You might have seen their other outlet(which happens to be the first outlet), at Bangsar (near to Wisma UOA / Maybank) and if you are a frequent traveller (via KLIA) their 2nd outlet is situated right in the airport 🙂

Barbera Coffee originated in Messinna Italy in 1870.  The founder, Domenico Barbera is nicknamed as the Magician for his extraordinary talent in creating great coffee taste and aroma.  Upon his death, his son Antonio carried over the family’s legacy and continued to spread the business all over Sicily and Calabria.

Cafe Barbera, Sunway Pyramid

Barbera Coffee is more than just coffee.  On its own, it creates the harmony of taste and aroma.  Its distinct quality is due to meticulous source selection of beans, their roasting and blending art, all carried out within the frame of an advanced research technology; the innovation and the careful processing are the basic to the company.  Let’s check out the coffee selection, shall we 🙂

Double Toasted Latte ~ RM11

Cappuccino Shakerato ~ RM11

Napoli ~ RM12

Cappuccino Napoletano ~ RM10

Roma ~ RM12

Espresso Shakerato ~ RM10

Affogato ~ RM11

Cafe Barbera serve pretty wide choices of coffee, and apart from the above, they have Venezia (Italian espresso, vanilla syrup, chocolate sauce, chilled milk foam), Espresso Fredo (Sweetened Italian espresso on the rocks), Cafe Latte, Espresso Macchiato and many more!  If you are not a fan of caffeine, fret not, as they do serve Tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Chamomile, Jasmine, Green Tea) and Fresh Juice.

Apart from coffee, Cafe Barbera serve pretty decent food and let’s jump straight in 🙂

Very nice Croissant that goes well with coffee!

Multigrain Croissant ~ RM8

Butter Croissant (just as nice, for those who don’t like grains) ~ RM7

Next up… Appetizers & Salads

Smoked Salmon Bruschetta ~ RM19

Spinach and Cheese Spring Roll ~ RM14

Rolled Smoked Duck Salad ~ RM20

Mushroom and Pumpkin Soup ~ RM13 or RM7 (cup size) each

Guess, what’s next?

Pizzas! The Pizzas at Cafe Barbera serve fresh pizza and not those frozen pizza, lol 🙂

See pizza-in-action 😀

Chicken Pizza ~ RM26

Pesto, Cheese and Mushroom Pizza ~ RM26

Spicy Tuna Pizza ~ RM26

Wait, there’s more 🙂 We can’t miss out Pasta Servings right?

Prawn Aglio Olio ~ RM29

Beef Carbonara ~ RM26

Of if u don’t like Prawn or Beef, go for the Chicken Lasagna ~ RM25

And if Pasta is not your thing, go for the Mains

Braised Lamb Shank ~ RM39

Stuffed Chicken Parcel ~ RM33

We shall end it with Desserts

Tiramisu ~ RM12

Pear Crumble ~ RM14

And this is definitely worth trying (and my all-time fave) Chocolate Fondant ~ RM14

Find Cafe Barbera details below 🙂

Cafe Barbera Sunway Pyramid

OB2-C7-42, Oasis, Boulevard Two,

Sunway Pyramid, Bandar Sunway,

Selangor, Malaysia.

Directions: Its located near Parkson.  Next to Brussels Beer Cafe, or Kim Gary.

Tel: +6035622186

Website: (Check out the exact location for other outlets!)

Follow them on twitter @BarberaCoffeeMY

Or Like them on their Facebook Page here

On our recent trip to Hong Kong, we happen to be in the Ap Lei Chau area.  As usual, I will be looking for coffee fix for the day and that led us to The TREE’s Chill Out Cafe.


TREE cafe is actually situated right inside the flagship store of TREE boutique.  TREE boutique is Hong Kong’s first eco-chic furniture boutique.  TREE is known for creating sustainable yet comfortable home furnishing.  They reclaim, recycle wood and turn it into beautiful furniture.  🙂


TREE cafe counter


The ambience of TREE cafe is pretty much the same concept as its produced furniture, and some of the chairs/sofa/table in TREE cafe are actually up for sale too! 🙂


Look so comfy I wanna jump on it – but I will sure break it LOL

Chair For Sale =)

See the Wall at the end with the glass window? That’s where the Carpenter at work!

And here is my Cafe Latte, which were nice, but no Latte Art though. Love the mug 🙂

If you don’t fancy coffee, you can try fruit juice, tea or even bottled gassy drinks

Love the interior of the whole shop (boutique + cafe)

Nice Wall Art!


Address: 28 Floor, Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

Website: Click here

Note: If you are hungry, they serve sandwich, cakes, pies, salads and others 🙂