Capture Flavours in Bloom with New Springtime Favourites from Starbucks Malaysia

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Capture Flavours in Bloom with New Springtime Favourites from Starbucks Malaysia

Meet the two new springtime favourites from Starbucks Malaysia – Matcha Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino® and Azuki Blossom Crème Frappuccino®

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur Offers Comforting Foods for Iftar with ‘Dari Dapur Ummi’ Promotion

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Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur Offers Comforting Foods for Iftar with ‘Dari Dapur Ummi’ Promotion

With the theme ‘Dari Dapur Ummi‘ (‘From Mum’s Kitchen’), Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur presents delicious spread for iftar (breaking of fast) beginning 6 May 2019 until 4 June 2019 at the hotel’s Coffee House on Level 9, in conjunction with the month of Ramadan (Muslim fasting month). Award-winning Executive Chef Rossham Rosli and his brigade of culinary experts has created irresistible buffet menu comprising signature must-haves such as barbecued lamb; chicken and beef satay; seabass, butter fish and red snapper cooked in flavourful asam pedas (sour and spicy) gravy; varieties of sushi; bone marrow soup; and traditional kuih (Malaysian bite-sized snacks and delicacies). The spread also includes selections of kerabu (mixture of Malay salad and herbs), including raw local vegetables, rojak, […]

10 Cafes in Sydney to Experience Food with a Twist!

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10 Cafes in Sydney to Experience Food with a Twist!

DEVON CAFE Known for serving tongue-in cheek comfort food take on café staples, has become a favorite with locals. Though the café differs slightly from branches, this foodscape never fails to serve up a delightful assortment of Asian-fusion mains and seasonal desserts – most famous for its Japanese-inspired Breakfast with the Sakumas, a dish made up of a miso king salmon sprinkled with a smoked eel croquette and mayonnaise. For those with a permanent sweet tooth, you can opt for the ‘DD Special’, a matcha and hojicha soft serve topped with well-seasoned hot chips. If the hot-cold pairing is too much for your taste buds to take in, there are always other novelty desserts to choose from – a flaky pork floss […]

7 Places Otaku Must Visit

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7 Places Otaku Must Visit

Japan is the center of anime and manga, particularly Tokyo. Here is a list of places Otaku must visit that will surely get their fandom worked up!

Celebrate the New Year of the Pig at Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel

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Celebrate the New Year of the Pig at Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel

Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel welcomes the arrival of the Year of The Pig on 4 and 5 February 2019 with an array of special festive offerings

An Opulent Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Awaits at Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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An Opulent Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner Awaits at Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur

As we usher in the Year Pig, Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur brings another exciting food promotion to celebrate this Chinese New Year festive season.

Taste of Oceana at Kwee Zeen

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Taste of Oceana at Kwee Zeen

Kwee Zeen, Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara Hotel’s signature open-kitchen all-day dining restaurant takes on a brand new concept every Friday with ‘Taste of Oceana’. Fresh seafood takes centre stage alongside an extensive variety of international and local dishes.  

7 Places to Go if You Love BTS and Want to Eat Like Them

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7 Places to Go if You Love BTS and Want to Eat Like Them

After a few days desperately scrambling for interviews and reliable sources, I finally found their favourite food which fans can find them right here in Malaysia!

7 Places to Visit in Selangor with Your Family During the Year-End Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Selangor with Your Family During the Year-End Holidays

Selangor is a state that boasts endless shopping malls, huge theme parks and colourful gleaming lights like i-City. It’s exciting for sure, but should you and your family wish to break free from the noises and the crowds for a while, the following are some of the places that you should consider.

7 Places to Visit in Putrajaya with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

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7 Places to Visit in Putrajaya with Your Family this Year-End Holidays

Still thinking of where to spend your time this year-end holiday? Think no further as there are a lot of attractions that families can enjoy in Putrajaya.

10 Things to Do within Mercure Singapore on Stevens

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10 Things to Do within Mercure Singapore on Stevens

Situated right smack in Singapore’s lively neighbourhood, here are your 10 fail-proof vacation tips list with Mercure Singapore on Stevens

Six Crazy Rich Asian-worthy venues in Malaysia

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Six Crazy Rich Asian-worthy venues in Malaysia

Topping the blockbuster list as the first all-Asian cast movie since 25 years ago, Crazy Rich Asians is feeding its frenzy globally. Led by Malaysian sweethearts Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh, the movie also features a number of local venues that boast extravagance. But you don’t have to be a crazy, rich Asian to indulge. Other than the sets shown in the movie, here are six places you can go for a grandeur expedition.

Travel the World with These 7 KL-Based Eateries

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Travel the World with These 7 KL-Based Eateries

From local cuisine to French dining and Middle Eastern fare, foodies could easily travel internationally through their palates and tummies without having to leave Kuala Lumpur (KL).   KUKUS STIM HABIS! Located in Glenmarie Shah Alam, ‘Kukus Stim Habis!’ serves local cuisine and keeping it all Malaysian by naming the dishes with Malaysian slangs. The Master Dulang set offers four different sambals (spicy condiments) and Alakazam whole leg fried chicken. Be sure to also taste the Malaysian all-time favourite: Nasi Lemak Kukus Basmathi (steamed Basmathi rice cooked in coconut milk) Website: Kukus Stim Habis!    THE MAJAPAHIT This is the place to celebrate the authentically delicious Indonesian, Thai, Malay and Vietnamese flavours all under one roof. Located at the Arcoris Mont Kiara, The Majapahit interiors combine modernity […]

7 Places to Eat in Ipoh, Kampar & Taiping

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7 Places to Eat in Ipoh, Kampar & Taiping

Perak is filled with a myriad of interesting attractions that are well distributed throughout the state. Read on to find out some of the best places to eat in Ipoh, Kampar and Taiping.

5 Truly Unique Dining Experiences in Malaysia

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5 Truly Unique Dining Experiences in Malaysia

Malaysia and delicious food go hand-in-hand. In 2015, a global survey conducted by CNN placed our beloved country on the sixth spot of their World’s Best Food Destination list. That wasn’t an isolated recognition either. There have been countless other international experts, critics, and food lovers who have expressed their love towards the Malaysian food experience. But of course, we don’t need anyone to tell us about the abundance of good food spots in our country. The average Malaysian opts to dine out on a regular basis. With customers being spoilt for choice, eatery spots need to provide something extra beyond a good menu. Here are 5 restaurants in Malaysia which offer you a truly unique dining experience. 1. Dine like an […]

Where World Class Gastronomy Meets Hollywood Bon Vivant in South East Asia

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Where World Class Gastronomy Meets Hollywood Bon Vivant in South East Asia

If there’s one thing that I know about the actor par excellence Robert De Niro, it is the fact that the man has exceptionally good taste. Whenever he sees a gem, he grabs it. And the gem in this story is Nobu Matsuhisa, the Japanese-trained sushi chef who have worked in Japan, Peru, Argentina and the United States, namely California and New York. So, when I heard that he waited almost four years for Nobu to finally say yes in opening a restaurant with him, we all knew something big was in store, so special that the Hollywood doyen of The Godfather II and The Intern fame, among others, didn’t mind waiting. But it’s a mistake to think that Nobu-san had it […]

12 Buffet Spread Picks for Iftar in Klang Valley in 2018

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12 Buffet Spread Picks for Iftar in Klang Valley in 2018

To help you decide on where to have iftar during Ramadhan in 2018 that is to begin on 16 May 2018, here are some of Gaya Travel Magazine’s picks of scrumptious buffets in Klang Valley

Taste of the Sea with Barbecue and Beyond

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Taste of the Sea with Barbecue and Beyond

The Eatery – which is Four Points By Sheraton Puchong’s signature all-day food and dining outlet – welcomes hungry travellers and locals alike to its tantalising buffet dinner selections comprising wide variety of hearty picks, well-seasoned seafood and tender meats grilled to perfection based on local and international flavours from Sunday to Thursday. The Eatery features an open kitchen concept where diners are able to see all the food being prepared.   During weekends, this outlet, which is the heart of the property, becomes more alive as it serves up delectable Seafood and Grill dinner buffet every Friday and Saturday night, which is a crustacean celebration featuring fresh catch from the sea. Diners, especially seafood lovers, will be thrilled to find freshly […]

Shelling It Out in Little Paris

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Shelling It Out in Little Paris

Prepare the bib, and get ready to get messy – again! Yes, we love the Crab Factory – so much so that we can’t stop talking about it. In case you missed it, we’ve published a review about this marvellous seafood joint in our previous Issue 11.6/12.1. But this time around, I’d like to invite readers to Carb Factory’s latest outlet in Johor Bahru, located along a row of French-inspired shoplots christened as Little Paris in the perfectly manicured Taman Mount Austin neighbourhood. The first Crab Factory opened in SS2 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, roughly four years ago and business has been booming since then. Speaking to the owner of Crab Factory, T.Y., the second opening marks the joint’s latest adventure in catering […]

Dining 40 floors Above the Ground at TRACE Restaurant And Bar

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Dining 40 floors Above the Ground at TRACE Restaurant And Bar

There is something mysterious about Element Kuala Lumpur hotel, the first ever full fledged Element brand to open in South East Asia, tucked discreetly in Menara Ilham, the third tallest building in the city designed by the globally acclaimed Foster+Partners. Menara Ilham is among Kuala Lumpur’s most recent state-of-the art office towers, with an impressive art gallery that sets it apart from its neighbours. The Element chain, which is part of Westin, is already popular in America and China. Built green from the ground up, the hotel promotes eco-friendly practices and draws inspiration from the sense of renewal that defines the Westin brand experience.  Element Kuala Lumpur consists of 252 well-appointed rooms ranging from studios to 3-bedroom units. Its 39th floor houses […]

Latest Recipe from Heaven

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Latest Recipe from Heaven

Rally up the troops, we might have found the best all you can eat restaurant in town! Established over five years ago, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur’s all-day dining outlet, Latest Recipe, has built strong reputation for serving some of the finest gastronomic delights that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. The menu – ranging from Indian, Chinese, Malay, Japanese and Western cuisines – leaves discerning gourmands spoilt for choice, with more international fares added to the menu from time to time. The flatteringly radiant space has a simplistic white scheme, accentuated by a high ceiling and dramatic colour-stained glass as its centrepiece. The outlet’s well thought out floor plan helps to enhance diners’ overall experience too, allowing them to move freely […]

From Palestine with Love

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From Palestine with Love

“This is not a hipster cafe; never have and never will be.” And I couldn’t be more than glad to hear that. Located in Section 3, Shah Alam, there is no doubt that Spiced Pumpkin Cafe & Bakery faces strong competition in the local gastronomic scene, especially amongst the plethora of eateries within the area that mostly project ‘hipster’ vibe (read: Instagram-worthy décor but mediocre food). Spiced Pumpkin Cafe & Bakery, on the contrary, indulges its customers with remarkably satiating menu that makes the best dining experience, minus the hype or Instagrammable decor. This didn’t come as a surprise considering the owners – Mas Zuhairin Zubir (Mas) and Nur Azizarin Kusyair (Nur) who fondly dubbed themselves ‘pumpkins’ – have years of practice […]

Gaya Travel Picks – Where to Enjoy Iftar in Klang Valley in 2017

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Gaya Travel Picks – Where to Enjoy Iftar in Klang Valley in 2017

When you have been abstaining from eating and drinking all day,a satisfying meal during Iftar is a must.Follow the list below to find out our selected pick to conduct (or even celebrate) Iftar in Klang Valley this year

6 Places to Dine for Vegetarians in Kuala Lumpur

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6 Places to Dine for Vegetarians in Kuala Lumpur

Being the sole vegetarian in a family of staunch meat-eaters had its drawbacks, but it wasn’t entirely without its perks.

Family-friendly Dining at Owlery

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Family-friendly Dining at Owlery

Owlery Cafe Dine & Grind could just be your next ideal place to bring your family. Established since May 2016, this family-friendly dining establishment has been attracting a steady stream of young families and large dinner parties due to its generous portion sizes and relatively affordable prices. And that’s just the way Mr. Shah Fariz, one of the co-owners of Owlery Cafe Dine & Grind, likes it. Rather than attempting to replicate a hipster-ish dining, the ambience here strives to strengthen bonds and spur conversations by providing comfortable seating with a designated area for children to play. At Owlery Café Dine & Grind, parents can actually enjoy the experience of dining without having to constantly worry about their little ones and entertaining […]

Savouring Jumbo Flavours of Thailand at myELEPHANT

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Savouring Jumbo Flavours of Thailand at myELEPHANT

On a recent trip to Chiangmai, Thailand, a wise man once told me: “When you’re feeling hungry, eat Thai food.” Thai food not only fills up really well, but also has rich aromas and flavours that heighten our senses and increase the sensitivity of our taste buds, making the entire dining experience more gratifying. So on one fine afternoon, I purposefully headed to myELEPHANT, one of the best Thai restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for the past 10 years that shows no sign of waning. The owners had previously run another Thai restaurant called Dodee in Kuala Lumpur city centre; however, when they decided to move the business to Petaling Jaya, the restaurant was injected a fresh look and given a new name, […]

Huckleberry, a Seriously Sweet Renaissance

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Huckleberry, a Seriously Sweet Renaissance

“All sorrows are less with bread” – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra For a person who loves pastry so much, it frustrates me to see the lack of bakeries or cafes serving real delicious baked goods in Malaysia. Though it is understandably not an originally Malaysian culture, eating properly baked pastries can be intensely comforting, satisfying and uplifting (and let’s just not talk about guilt here) – at the very least, it is the best way to start the day. For that reason, I am always on the lookout for great places that offer marvellously baked fares. My search eventually led me to Huckleberry, Damansara Heights.   Interestingly, Huckleberry possesses two different identities: Huckleberry Food & Fare during the day and Huckleberry After […]

Hitting the Seafood Jackpot at Crab Factory

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Hitting the Seafood Jackpot at Crab Factory

What could be more invigorating for a seafood lover than walking into a restaurant that offers the freshest, meatiest and juiciest shellfishes swimming with secret spices and perfect seasonings in a convenient boil-in bag? I stopped by at the Crab Factory in Petaling Jaya recently for a late lunch with my colleagues, and was impressed not just by the ambience, but also by its staggering array of treats from the sea that include king crabs, brown crabs, red lobsters, slipper lobsters and yabbies, all laid out for diners to have an infinitely delicious experience. Roughly three years ago, an avid traveller T.Y. Ooi decided to open a restaurant that embraces the Creole and Cajun cuisine after an eye-opening trip to Louisiana. Besides introducing […]

British Airways’ Top 10 Street Food Picks

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British Airways’ Top 10 Street Food Picks

British Airways announces its top picks on street food in Europe and North American in 2017. Travellers can now take advantage of the MATTA FAIR® special fares and travel to selected destinations to try out these mouthwatering street food. The special return fares start from RM2,588* in World Traveller economy class to London. Customers will land at the airline’s home – the award-winning London Heathrow Terminal 5 and from there they can enjoy stress-free onward connection to various cities across the UK, Europe and North America. Bookings must be made by 27 March 2017 on ba.com or at the upcoming MATTA fair for travel from 06 March 2017 to 31 December 2017. Vivian Tan-Loh, British Airways’ country manager for Malaysia, said, “One […]

Wood & Steel: Refreshingly Original 

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Wood & Steel: Refreshingly Original 

It was on a rainy Friday evening when my friend and I went to Wood & Steel in Kota Damansara, an area now regarded as one of Selangor’s currently hip neighbourhood. And if you know the Kota Damansara well, you will certainly be aware of the too many cafes around the area. Some goes the extra length to be innovative, while others remain true to the classic formula: good food, good place. Lately though, I have been hearing a few things about Wood & Steel, comments that usually went like “I eat there all the time,” or “the bruschetta they have is the best,” making me all the more intrigued. It was cold outside, so I was eager to get myself a […]