4 Types of Exotic Gastronomy in Bujang Valley, Kedah!

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4 Types of Exotic Gastronomy in Bujang Valley, Kedah!

The next best thing about eating food, is to talk about it. And I bet everyone has done his or her fair share of that, especially when travelling.

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 Dine in Kuantan, Pahang

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7 Places To Dine in Kuantan, Pahang

Kuantan, to the Gaya Travel team, seems to be going on the right direction, providing friendly, laid-back dining spots that serve affordable serious food for both locals and travellers alike. The city is turning into a major culinary centre on Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast through its wide range of eateries in the forms of artsy cafes, classic kopitiams, fine dining and traditional ethnic stalls, so diners will never have any problem in satisfying their palate. For travellers who are new to Kuantan’s gastronomic scene, allow us to introduce you some of the best places to dine, where memorable meals can be enjoyed without having to pay through the nose or drive extra miles to the outskirts. Check out our best 7 spots […]

Indulge in Chinese New Year Dishes for Good Luck and Health with Philips

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Indulge in Chinese New Year Dishes for Good Luck and Health with Philips

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia –Rich in tradition, family gatherings and good food, Chinese New Year is something many Malaysians look forward to every year. As many prepare to welcome the Year of the Rooster, it is time to fill the dining table with traditional Chinese New Year dishes to usher in more “fatt” with less fat with the help of Philips. Deciphering the meanings of the dishes at the annual Chinese New Year dinner is like a treasure hunt. Each individual dish is steeped in tradition and is a homonym for a particular wish for the year to come. Among the must-have dishes at the table are fish to signify abundance, spring rolls and dumplings to represent wealth, tang yuan also known as sweet […]

A Journey of Multi-Sensory Gastronomy at Villas Uluwatu

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A Journey of Multi-Sensory Gastronomy at Villas Uluwatu

22nd December 2016 – The name QUILA combines ‘qui’, which stands for ‘he who transforms’, with Alila, and aptly reflects the transformative dining experience presented within its exclusive setting. Diners seeking a culinary thrill are taken on an exhilarating ride for all the senses in a daily-changing dinner menu comprising a variety of different plates, artfully tailored by Executive Chef Marc Lorés Panadés. Each plate is perfectly sized to deliver a powerful punch, a flavoursome bite, or a provocative palate.     Reflecting Chef Marc’s philosophy of “getting to the root of every single product, by getting as local, organic and sustainable as possible”, the menu of mainly Mediterranean-inspired creations combines fresh seasonal local produce with modern cooking techniques, styled in uniquely […]

Greyhound Cafe Reintroduces Signature Menu with New Festive Additions

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Greyhound Cafe Reintroduces Signature Menu with New Festive Additions

KUALA LUMPUR, DECEMBER 2016 – From the moment you step into this trendy restaurant set in the heart of shopper’s heaven Bukit Bintang, you know you are in for a treat. A place that is as cosy as it is stylish, Greyhound Café serves up exciting and amazingly authentic Thai cuisine with a twist. Born in Bangkok, the brand has grown to include branches in Hong Kong, China and Singapore, with Greyhound Café Malaysia being the first branch in Southeast Asia outside of Thailand.     The restaurant exudes chic sophistication in monochromatic shades of black, white, grey and brown, with fresh flowers on each table brightening up the space. Black-and-white alphabet tablets are embedded into the area surrounding the open bar […]

InterContinental Bali Resort Enhances its Raw Food Menu in Response to Customer Demand

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InterContinental Bali Resort Enhances its Raw Food Menu in Response to Customer Demand

An increasing number of people are turning to raw food diets in order to achieve optimum health, while many others recognise the wellness benefits of consuming raw foods for at least part of the time. At InterContinental Bali Resort, we are pleased to incorporate a range of raw food dishes into the menus of both Jimbaran Gardens and Bella Cucina. Our aim is to provide guests with the option of fresh, local, sun-ripened fruits and vegetables, and delicious unprocessed foods, which provide the body with the best nourishment that nature has to offer. While the raw food selections are available for any of our guests to enjoy, the menus have also been designed to complement InterContinental Bali Resort’s yoga and wellness programmes. The […]

25 Years Of Celebrating Great Food And Wine In Melbourne

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25 Years Of Celebrating Great Food And Wine In Melbourne

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (31 March – 9 April 2017) returns for the 25th year and all eyes will be on Melbourne as the Festival in a special collaboration will coincide with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Announcement! The iconic Lygon Street, known as Melbourne’s own Little Italy, will host the 25th Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, with the godfather of Italian cooking, Antonio Carluccio, at its helm. A record table length of over 580 metres, with space for 1600 diners, will run the length of Carlton’s Lygon Street. This iconic dining strip claims many Australian culinary firsts, including espresso coffee, pizza and alfresco dining.       Culinary godfather and Festival favourite Antonio Carluccio will design a menu […]

British Airways Kicks Off Holiday Season With More for Less

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British Airways Kicks Off Holiday Season With More for Less

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 NOVEMBER 2016 – The holiday season is just around the corner and there has never been a better time to visit London than now. Visiting London is currently up to 10 per cent cheaper following the depreciation of the pound. Coupled with British Airways’ White Friday special fares and the exclusive shopping offers from some of UK’s most popular brands including Amanda Wakeley, Bicester, DAKS, Hackett and Westfield, Christmas shopping in London is now more affordable than ever for travellers. Vivian Tan-Loh, British Airways’ country manager for Malaysia says: “Holidaying in the wintertime in the UK is a truly wonderful and magical experience with all the festivity. The favourable currency exchange rate makes accommodation, shopping and dining much more […]

AccorHotels Singapore announce Gourmet Food & Wine Festival 2017

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AccorHotels Singapore announce Gourmet Food & Wine Festival 2017

Singapore is set to sizzle in 2017 as AccorHotels, the largest hotel operator in the country, announces its spectacular inaugural Gourmet Food & Wine Festival, featuring Michelin Star chefs from their multiple award winning restaurants and bars across the city. “In a city that is renowned for its culinary culture, AccorHotels will bring together some of our best chefs from around the globe and showcase some incredibly talented Singaporean chefs to create a food festival as vibrant and diverse as the city itself,” said  Graham Wilson, Chief Marketing & Distribution Officer, AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “This event will be unlike anything Singapore has seen before with immersive experiences, cooking classes, spectacular wine and champagne dinners, bespoke cocktails, and the most exciting new flavours […]

Tippling Club Cooks Up Inspired Culinary Creations for New Tasting Menus

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Tippling Club Cooks Up Inspired Culinary Creations for New Tasting Menus

Singapore, 21 November 2016 – As Singapore’s dining scene continues to evolve, so do the menus at the award-winning Tippling Club. After three successful years at Tanjong Pagar, Tippling Club has changed up its dining offerings under the creative direction of Chef-Owner Ryan Clift, with the assistance of new British Assistant Head Chef Ayodeji Adeyemi (fondly known as Chef Ayo).   Recognised for its innovative, ultra-progressive cuisine and cocktails, Tippling Club was ranked 12th best bar in Asia by Asia’s 50 Best Bars and 31st best restaurant by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants earlier this year. With a host of prestigious accolades under its belt, Tippling Club continues to imbue its top-notch dining experience with a sense of renewed excitement and a touch […]

Must-Try Authentic Winter Delicacies in Hong Kong this Year-End

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Must-Try Authentic Winter Delicacies in Hong Kong this Year-End

  Hong Kong is the perfect holiday destination for Malaysians who are looking for a short winter getaway with cool temperatures below 15°C this December. During this magical and festive season, visitors can celebrate special occasions such as Christmas, the New Year’s Eve countdown and indulge in exciting year-end sale with their loved ones. However, no winter experience is complete without indulging in warm comfort food. In Hong Kong, you can find the best mix of traditional and modern dining establishments, giving your taste buds a festive flavour adventure fitting for the holiday season. Here is a list of the amazing winter dishes in Hong Kong that you and your families should not miss.   Hot Pot Hot pot is a Hong […]

The Good Co. Serves Honest Food with a Purpose

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The Good Co. Serves Honest Food with a Purpose

Kuala Lumpur, 15 November 2016  – The Good Co. is a newly opened healthy fast-food cafe with a twist, serving what it calls “honest food”. The Good Co. prides itself with an aim to improve one’s quality of life through mindful and healthy eating. The Good Co.’s key mission is to change mindsets on fast food, which is long known to be fattening and heavily processed. The Good Co. intends to offer its customers a healthier fast food option of natural, nutritious, sustainable and organic ingredients which it hopes will improve one’s quality of life. The idea for The Good Co. cafe began five years ago when its Founder, Miss Levy Li ( Miss Malaysia Universe 2008) moved back to Malaysia from […]

Joyful Gatherings at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

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Joyful Gatherings at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, 9 November 2016 – As the Season of Love and Giving approaches, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur is looking forward to sharing ‘Joyful Gatherings’ with all of you. An array of dining activities will entice you to have a memorable Christmas and New Year with us. On Christmas Eve, relish from the Christmas Roasts and Winter Stews Buffet Dinner at Chatz Brasserie while on Christmas Day, we will showcase a Christmas Buffet Lunch and Christmas Seafood and Carvery Buffet Dinner. The buffets will feature six types of roasts and four stews. Let us commemorate the New Year on New Year’s Eve, with the Poolside BBQ Under the Stars, followed by a Countdown Party at Klix Lounge. Each year, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur endeavours […]

Top 8 Places to Visit in Perak

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1. A Gem of Palace – Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah    If you are a history buff, be prepared to be awed by this iconic attraction in Kuala Kangsar. Strategically located at the heart of this serene Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar, Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah showcases enthralling anecdotes of the late Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014). The gallery provides insights into what made Sultan Azlan Shah the man he was, from his personal background to his vast personal collections, honorary awards, jewellery and medals. Tip: Travellers who arrive in a large group can request for a guided tour, which comes highly recommended so that travellers will be able to appreciate the exhibits even more. Entrance Fee: RM4 (Adults), RM2 (Senior citizens, including […]

The New Era for The Strand Yangon

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The New Era for The Strand Yangon

Singapore, 26th October 2016 – This November, one of South East Asia’s most enduring landmarks will enter a new era, as Myanmar’s grand dame hotel, The Strand Yangon, reopens on 15th November 2016 after a restoration project that has seen this luxury heritage hotel ushered elegantly into the 21st century. “The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in South East Asia, founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkiesbrothers, and it remains one of the most architecturally beautiful landmarks in the region,” commented Olivier Trinquand, Vice President, TheStrand Hotel & Cruise.  “This latest project has preserved the heritage at the heart of the hotel and honours the Strand’s part in Myanmar’s history, whilst creating a […]

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur Deepavali Promotion

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Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur Deepavali Promotion

Deepavali Treats 29 & 30 October 2016 Buffet Hi- Tea RM 68 per adult RM 40 (children between 5- 12 years)   In conjunction with the Festival of Lights, Hotel Maya will be offering an exceptional Indian Food Promotion on 29 & 30 October 2016. Maya Brasserie’s culinary team will be creating a variety of curries and typical Indian delicacies. Some of the delectable dishes that will be offered are Pulao Rice, Chicken Tikka Masala, Fish Head Curry, Vegetables Kurma, Curry Eggplant, Deep Fried Marinated Seafood with Mint Yogurt, Chicken Satay and Tomato Rasam. Roti Canai and Tosai will be prepared a la minute. A tasty selection of Indian desserts such as Carrot Halva, Gulab Jamun and Payasam will also be featured. […]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Presents Various Packages and Promotions

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Presents Various Packages and Promotions

Hong Kong, 19 October 2016 – With Christmas fast approaching, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces the latest events, happenings and promotions from its properties in London, Marrakech, Milan and Paris.   1. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London Celebrates Winnie the Pooh’s 90thAnniversary Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London celebrates the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh this winter with a fun-filled Pooh Bear accommodation package.  Available from 19 October to 31 December 2016, the Pooh Bear package is priced from GBP 1,000, and includes:   One night’s accommodation in a luxurious suite Full English Breakfast for up to two adults and two children Winnie-the-Pooh 30-book boxset and cuddly Winnie-the-Pooh teddy on arrival * Pooh Bear afternoon tea in The Loggia for two adults and […]

Korea Welcomes Muslim Tourists

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Korea Welcomes Muslim Tourists

With around 130,000 Muslims living in South Korea, both Koreans and foreigners, and currently about 15 mosques, South Korea seems to be like an unlikely Halal hub. However, the East Asian country is making a strong push to attract Muslim tourists and to cater to those who would like to enjoy a taste of Korea back home.     The number of Muslim tourists to Korea has been steadily increasing by an average of 20 percent every year with approximately 900,000 Muslim tourists visited Korea in 2015 compared with 750,000 the previous year, a small percentage of the total 12 million foreign visitors to Korea in 2015. Specifically, the arrival of Muslim tourists from Malaysia in Korea is estimated to reach 115,000 in […]

TripAdvisor Reveals World’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants & Malaysia’s Top Cheap Eats According to Travellers’ Choice

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TripAdvisor Reveals World’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants & Malaysia’s Top Cheap Eats According to Travellers’ Choice

SINGAPORE, October 19, 2016 – TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for top restaurants around the world. This year’s awards recognise 528 restaurants overall, including the top 25 fine dining in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, Mexico, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. This year, TripAdvisor has also awarded some of the best bargain dining establishments around the world.  Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period. “Eating is such a big part of a travel journey so we’re incredibly excited to recognise the top places to eat […]

The Biggest Nasi Lemak Event in the World is Back!

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The Biggest Nasi Lemak Event in the World is Back!

After one-year hiatus, Malaysia’s premier food event also dubbed the biggest nasi lemak event in the world, I Eat Nasi Lemak is back! Brought to you by friedchillies.com, an award-winning food website that’s been around since 1998 under FriedChillies Media, it will be held on 5 November 2016 at TM Convention Centre, Bangsar from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to the overwhelming response in previous years, there will be nasi lemak action from 40 of the best nasi lemak sellers in Malaysia under one roof, this time featuring more vendors from out of the Klang Valley such as Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Penang and Perak. All vendors are specially curated via a selection process that started in early 2016 by FriedChillies’ team […]

ZUMA to pop up by the beach at Anantara Layan Phuket this festive season

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ZUMA to pop up by the beach at Anantara Layan Phuket this festive season

World-renowned and award-winning restaurant ZUMA will bring its contemporary Japanese cuisine to Anantara Layan Phuket Resort in Thailand – the first ever ZUMA pop-up in Asia. This unique dining experience, running from December 15th until mid February next year over the international festive season, will offer diners a chance to enjoy dining ZUMA style, with the Andaman Sea as a breathtaking backdrop. Menu highlights will include a selection of ZUMA’s favourite signature dishes such as spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili & sweet soy; miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf and sliced yellowtail with chili relish, ponzu & pickled garlic. A wide range of grilled dishes from the Japanese robata will also feature at the pop-up, alongside sushi and […]

Intercontinental® Kuala Lumpur Jointly Wins the Dato’ Lau Foo Sun Excellence in Dining Award

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Intercontinental® Kuala Lumpur Jointly Wins the Dato’ Lau Foo Sun Excellence in Dining Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia– The 473-room luxury hotel, InterContinental® Kuala Lumpur has recently received another accolade, the Dato’ Lau Foo Sun Excellence in Dining Award 2015/2016. The win was for the Chaine des Rotisseurs Baliage Kuala Lumpur Dinner held on March, a wine pairing event exclusively concocted by eight talented chefs. The prestigious award reaffirms the hotel brand’s service and product excellence that continues to draw acclaim from local and international visitors as a world-class business and leisure destinations, serving the finest culinary. Led by Executive Sous Chef, Abdul Razak, the guests were served with the amuse-bouche of Asian inspired dishes featuring fresh ingredients including air-flown seafood, complemented with creative and vibrant condiments. Leveraging the expertise of the hotel’s certified sommeliers, each dish […]

HotelAsia to Create More Value for Food and Hospitality Equipment Sector

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HotelAsia to Create More Value for Food and Hospitality Equipment Sector

SINGAPORE – 5 October 2016 – HotelAsia, one of Food&HotelAsia’s pioneer specialised trade shows for the hotel, restaurant and foodservice sectors designed for leading industry players are gathered to showcase new, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative technology, will return from 24-27 April 2018 at Suntec Singapore.  Apart from featuring an impressive host of international and local brands, this augmented edition of HotelAsia will also unveil a Singapore Pavilion for the first time. Also in the pipeline are various events and activities to be staged alongside HotelAsia, designed to bring industry players in the hotel, restaurant and foodservice sectors closer to buyers. The events and activities include the inaugural SCI Equipment Award, selected FHA Culinary Challenge competition segments, and relevant FHA International Conference tracks. […]

Emperor of Seashells at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

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Emperor of Seashells at Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

Having opened 2007, Zuan Yuan Chinese restaurant have made their reputable mark through serving authentic Cantonese cuisine in style. Complimenting their standards, everything is prepared diligently. Introducing a promotional menu comprising 5 exquisite a la carte abalone items, Master Chef Koh will be showcasing the “emperor of seashells” from October 1st onwards. Fans of this highly-prized ingredient will be in awe by the various interpretations of this nutrient-rich delicacy. For a hint of luxury, try the Deep Fried Crispy Abalone accompanied with Grilled Hokkaido Scallop drizzled with Teriyaki Sauce. The Braised Abalone with Fried Fish Maw, Morel Mushroom and Black Truffle will make your heart and stomach flutter. Other alternatives include the Double Boiled Abalone Soup with Dried Scallop and Korean Black […]

Thai-Ed to Good Taste at Cinnamon Coffee House

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Thai-Ed to Good Taste at Cinnamon Coffee House

Leg on over to One World Hotel Petaling Jaya as Cinnamon Coffee House pays homage and showcases the best of Thai cuisine with its bold flavours, through its “Thai-ed To Good Taste” promotion. A collision of tempting treats from the Land of Smiles awaits and will leave you wanting for more starting with an array of refreshing Som Tam such as a variety of Thai Salads namely Mango Thai Salad, Papaya Thai Salad Glass Noodles Thai Salad to prime the palate for show stopping mains. Best complemented with helpings of rice, the must try of the menu is the Tom Yum Goong and not far behind are the Thai Prawn in Chilli Paste Sauce, Prik Pao Seafood, Thai Basil Squid, Thai Yellow […]

Happily Gaining Experience & Weight in Selangor

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Happily Gaining Experience & Weight in Selangor

After the resounding success of the Eat.Travel.Write first and second version, the journey continues to the third phase. This time around, the programme brought 30 participants involving members of media, social network influences and bloggers to explore Kuala Kubu Bharu, Fraser’s Hill, Genting Highlands and Shah Alam. Read on to explore things you can do when being in the territories.   Where we visited 1. Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve Sungai Dusun Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife rescue and breeding centre with a peat swamp and lowland dipterocarp forest that is home to tapir, Selangor’s iconic animal. There are eight adult and three baby tapirs currently at the centre. The tapirs are fed twice a day and they will only stop eating once […]

Top 5 Lesser-Known Hipster Cafes In Hong Kong To Explore This Summer

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Top 5 Lesser-Known Hipster Cafes In Hong Kong To Explore This Summer

Hipster cafes are aplenty in Hong Kong, but the best ones are usually the lesser-known cafes tucked away in the most unexpected places. While tourists flock to the usual coffee chains for a cup of coffee, trendy locals and long-time expat residents park themselves at the mushrooming independent cafes that allow them to spend a quiet yet pleasant afternoon without breaking the bank. Here’s a peek into the top 5 best-kept hipster secrets:   Café Hillywood Blink and you might just miss it! This hearty little café is so hidden that only eagle-eyed hipsters would be able to chance upon it. Located just across the street from Hong Kong Bowling Green Club, Café Hillywood quickly became a favourite hangout spot for locals […]

August Offers @ Hotel Maya

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August Offers @ Hotel Maya

MEDITERRANEAN AND PASTA at Maya Brasserie 1-27 August 2016 (except Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays) Buffet Lunch RM 95 per adult RM 50 (Children between 5- 12 years old)   The Mediterranean countries’ rich melting pot of culture has resulted in the interesting mix of cuisine renowned all over the world. This August, Maya Brasserie offers a special Mediterranean and Pasta food promotion. Authentic buffet spread of delicious Mediterranean cuisine which includes appetizer, salad, selected cheese variety, main dishes and desserts native to the Mediterranean shores. Diners can look forward to dishes like Pilaf with Saffron,Hashweh Ground Beef and Rice with Nuts and Raisins, Izmir Koftesi (Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce), , Dajaj Ablama (Chicken Stew), Mushroom Ravioli with Tomato Sauce , […]

Halal Culinary Delights in Hong Kong

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Halal Culinary Delights in Hong Kong

For Malaysians, food usually makes up a huge part of every travel adventure. Visitors to Hong Kong should not miss out on the wonderful array of local cuisine when visiting the city best known for authentic Cantonese dishes with distinct flavours not found anywhere else. Muslim travelers, don’t fret as Hong Kong offers a great variety of halal-certified, mouth-watering offerings so you will still get to enjoy the local cuisine when you visit. Here’s a peek to some of the top halal-certified restaurants in Hong Kong! Aladin Mess Hands down, best Indian takeaway in Hong Kong has to be from Aladin Mess in Causeway Bay. This restaurant is popular with the lunchtime crowd drawn in by the rich and authentic flavors of […]