Ramandan is coming near and some of my friends already asking where got nice ramadan buffet in KL for Ramadan Buffet. Recently went to check out  CITARASA NIPAH AT EQ KL is certainly a restaurant with great ambiance.  The take over kitchen and menu will be helmed by EQ’s famed Chef Muhammad Hajral Lisarni will be your guide to the gastronomic splendor with classic traditional cuisine. .

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eq hotelLove the ambiance of the hotel as certainly dine in comfortable in posh settings. DSC00671

Chef Hajral maintains that native Malaysians will always miss the authentic tastes of their home, despite the prevalence of modern, simplified versions of some classic Malay dishes. For this spread, the recipes have been used for decades and handed down from a bygone era, before the invention of time-saving kitchen appliances. Chef Hajral explains that the secret to the success of these recipes is that they were passed down from generations of women who spent hours slaving over the stove to achieve the coveted “trifecta” of tenderness, richness, and consistency.

eq hotel (2)ranging your classic street snacks to fresh seafood corner.eq hotel (11)best ramadan buffet in klthe fresh oyster is to die for as I ended up having 1 dozen. That is how fresh it is. Clams and prawns were equally good.fresh oyster buffeteq hotel kl

Making a resplendent return, Citarasa Nipah now offers a widest variety of delicious kerabu (local salad) prepared by Chef de Partie Saadiah, another fan-favorite from last year! Chef Saadiah is a kerabu expert who has modernised our humble yet traditional kerabu and elevating it to new gastronomic heights that are bound to tickle even the most discerning palates. She promises that each day there will be a good amount of sampling of the 41 different kerabu; no two days will ever be alike. She whips up special sauces, flavoured with aromatic oil and sambal belacan that is certain to get us hooked yet again. Usual favourites like freshly shucked oysters, mussels, tiger prawns, baby scallops, and more will be among the fresh seafood on ice.

ramadan buffet early birds priceramadan buffet priceeq hotel (3)Do remember to check their outdoor area too, with the classic as their hainese chicken rice is pretty good. Need to take the ginger and chili to make it perfect. eq hotel (1)Soup corner is also one of myf favourite. Sabayon eq hotel


EQ ramadan buffet 2023

One of the most emblematic dishes of Malaysian cuisine, EQ’s signature satay, will also be featured prominently. The carvery features kambing golek as an additional meat option (roasted whole lamb). Chef Hajral’s signature Nasi Beriani Kambing Batu Pahat, which will be served with nasi beriani and vegetable dhal, also features lamb as a main ingredient.eq hotel kl (1)Other area of cuisine with luxury flaours are the Indian and Malay classic coners. Be sure that your palate will be in umami state.eq hotel (12)eq hotel (14)eq hotel (10)Maybe to avoird all that you can kick off with the fresh greens corner?gelato in klEnding the meals, be sure to check out the ice cream. Passion fruite is my favourite.eq hotel (6)You can enjoy some classic kuih or cakes.hotel ramandanbuffet kleq hotel kl (2)Just look at the oyster.eq hotel (13)

Opening Hours

Citarasa Nipah is available at Nipah from 23 March – 21 April 2023
from 6.30PM – 10.30PM.

Early Bird Vouchers

  • RM188+ per adult

Redemption Period: 23-26 March and 19-21 April 2023

Group Vouchers

  • RM208+ per adult

Minimum of 12 vouchers required

Redemption Period: 23 March –  21 April 2023

Buffet Dinner

  • 23 March – 21 April 2023
  • RM228+ per adult | RM114+ per child age 6-12

Reservations are recommended. Guests may email [email protected] WhatsApp +60122789239 or book through TableApp at

I would say this is one of the Best hidden Burger in SS15 Subang, PJ.. At first when I saw this instragmmer posting about this place and saw the beef patty, I must immediately plan to swing by to this place. Shimokita Space in SS15 is actually a clothes bundle shop cum burger joint that been operating about a year ish. best cafe in ss15It is not hard to find this place as those of you that are familiar with Subang Square, you can park right there and walk over. Locate the famous SS 15 Rojak shop, and it is directly across the street on that row of shophouse. 

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Interstingly located TNB place then a kinda run down door that gives you the feeling that you are going up to like doggy place then thats the correct vibe you need to have then walk up.

japanese burger in subang

you will not miss out the place as you climb up the stairs as you will be rape with strong grill smell. If it does not happen means the pit is not burning yet. You will be greeted with those kind of 90’s J-pop songs era then that is indeed correct. 

You can turn left or rigth from the entrance from their Japanese Subway signage.

Right to Japanese clothes shop and left to dining area.
shimokita space ss15I am in love with the vibe here as this is so retro, square box tv, type writter if those of you dont knwo what is that can swing by, classic Aiwa Audo set and a perfect place for photo opps. hidden burger in ss15Just look around this room its like nearly every corner you can just OOTD ke plenty photobomb!
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bundle shop subang best ootd spot in subang shimokita space burger menu

They have very straight forward menu. My favourite is Classic Beef Burger Smasburger and for single starts from RM8. Just amazing price.

Those of you cant take beef then you can opt for their Shimokita Spicy Chicken Burger from RM 14. Which is also a pretty good choice.


japanese shop in subangCreamy ButterBeer @ RM 14 is their signature and crowds favourite. Give it a try. It is not a beer but just their naming.

IMG-20230208-WA0034This is their all time crowds favourite or best seller Classic Beef Burger Smasburger @ RM 8. For this price, I have to all hands down on deck for them. One of the best cheap burger in PJ that I have come across only if their beef patty is made by themselves. Cheese is well coated onto the burger and the bun is gril to perfection. Slightly toasted and some burnt edges inside the bun.

best burger ss15

One bite just blew your palate away. A great mixture of saltiness from the cheese, nice season beef patty, umami special caramelize onion sauce and the hint of buttery just flows in. its really good.

best burger in pj

best burger in subang
Next wanted to try another version is their Shimokita Cheese Burger @ RM 10. this is slightly more jucier with the sauce that they have drench on, abit more helty with some greens and tomato and with its unique hidden taste is with jalapeno. 

Some adventure with your palate then this is the one to go after. I still love their signature classic.

this is the doggy door for you to walk in. I am certainly going to come back to try their classic triple patty.

If you are looking for affordable cheap street gourmet burger in Subang, you can temporary come to this place as I only discover this place. 

If you do have other awesome burger joint to share, please share on comment below.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, love their burger, da bomb!!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Shimokita Space Burger

94, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15,

47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 3pm – 11pm


It was very random and was aiming for coffee after breakfast. Hit into google to find nearby cafe and AE Coffee was in the list with 4.9 google rating which is super impressive. Only then realize that they are new kid on the block. Operate since end 2022. I would now rate them one of the Best coffee or cafe in Penang is AE Coffee.

Again Ae cafe, their coffee and pastries suits to my liking

ae coffee

This is indeed a small cafe operating nearby Penang Road. 

hidden cafe in penang penang award winning barista

A cafe that is run by 1st runner up in Barista Competition. after I saw this rights behind the counter, my expectation do change higher little. was here aiming to get long black and latte ended up need to aim Single Origin. 

ae coffee menu

 2 pager coffee and also some pastries at the counter. all the look of it sure do look very tempting.


penang award winning barista cafeLook for a transparent mini menu that sits above the order tab. There is where their little special hidden menu of the day or cake of the day is available. On that day Tiramisu with Alcohol and Cheesecake(which is their signature) is on.


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As we were so full, was here for coffee and the pastries were too tempting ended up with cakes and Madeline for the morning. 
DSC00499Madeline @ RM 3 is bake to perfection as I always love mine with the little burnt solid edges then in the middle is soft and fluffy butter cake base. This is awesomely good to pair with my single Origin. best tiramisu penangOh miy goawd! Must intro you their Tiramisu@ RM 18. It is da bomb or one of the best I have come across in Penang. It is different version compare to the famous tiramisu  Narrow Marrow

This is a style by its own, topped with nice cocoa powder, and the base is soft airy light cloud mascarpone cheese and espresso sponge at the bottom with alcohol is not too heavy yet goes well flavour by itself or best pair with their coffee. 
best coffee in penangMy Single origin is Guatamela. the mild fragrant body, less acidic and the aftertaste is just amazing. medium roast kind of coffee aroma stays easily 10 mins. Best! Drink while its hot is mild fruity base yet near room temperature its like chocolaty. 

Certainly this is one of my favourite cafe place in Penang for a good cuppa. 

**Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, awesome coffee for me – !! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Ae coffee

11, Lebuh Clarke

10050, Penang

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 6pm

Chinese New Year is just 2 weeks away. Everyone is already ushering and starting to prepare for Reunion dinner or gathering. This year CNY 2023 with Golden Phoenix at EQ KL is bringing us the classics. EQ brings back the legacy of
Golden Phoenix with food from its cherished menu archives.

cny 2023 price

Golden Phoenix restaurant has long held a reputation for culinary excellence since its inception in 1974.
Much like its mythical namesake, the restaurant has gained legendary status for its celebrated
Cantonese and Szechuan fare.

Chef Choy Sin Sang has been instrumental in continuing the Golden Phoenix legacy for many years. An
alumnus of Selangor Ching Wu School, Chef Choy studied the art of dim sum making at the Taiping Tea
House before working at his first hotel in 1957. He joined the original Equatorial Hotel in 1973, where he
has since ensured that the food from the Chinese kitchen is of the highest calibre and authenticity. It is
with great pride that EQ recreates the Golden Phoenix in all its glory every Lunar New Year.
This year, we invite you to savour a magnificent showcase of classic and beloved oriental creations with
a unique and contemporary twist.

chinese new year menu 2023 Chinese New Year 2023 Set Menus To Celebrate With
There are four set dinner menus, offering some of the very best celebratory fare. Priced at RM188+,
RM238+, RM328+, RM488+ and RM688+ respectively per person, for a minimum of four persons.DSCF2971Rich Fortune Set (RM188+ per person) (Available for lunch only)
Platinum smoked salmon Yee Sang
Braised lobster soup with sea cucumber, dried scallops and mushrooms
Braised sun-dried oyster with abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom and broccoli
Steamed giant grouper with marmalade sauce and glass noodles
Sakura prawn fried rice with smoked duck, taro and asparagus
Assortment of Chinese pastries – Rice cake and baked peony lotus seed paste
DSCF2963Great Prosperity Set (RM238+ per person)
Platinum smoked salmon Yee Sang
Braised lobster soup with sea cucumber, dried scallops and mushrooms
Braised sun-dried oyster with abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom and broccoli
Steamed giant grouper with marmalade sauce and glass noodles
Baked king prawn with sea salt and Mexican pepper
Traditional roasted chicken with fragrant onion sauce
Sakura prawn fried rice with smoked duck, taro and asparagus
Chilled sweetened rainbow pearls, panna cotta with avocado cream
Assortment of Chinese pastries – Rice cake and baked peony lotus seed paste
DSCF2982 Happy Reunion Set (RM328+ per person)
Platinum Hokkaido scallop and salmon Yee Sang
Double-boiled fish maw soup with fish lips and conch meat
Baked cod fillet with sakura “melazhan” sauce with fragrant onions
Braised sun-dried oyster with abalone, sea moss, flower mushroom and broccoli
Stir-fried Hokkaido scallops and prawns with asparagus in supreme dried scallop sauce
Roasted chicken with fragrant shallots, garlic and Mexican spice
Golden Phoenix seafood fried noodles
Sweetened taro sago cream soup with black sesame glutinous dumplings
Assortment of Chinese pastries – Rice cake and baked peony lotus seed pasteDSCF2968 Wealth Treasures Set (RM468+ per person)
Premium abalone Yee Sang with fish roe
Double-boiled fish maw soup with fish lips and conch meat
Blue sea prawn with chef’s signature sauce and basil
Braised abalone with dried oysters, flower mushrooms, sea cucumber and broccoli
Steamed cod fillet, Hokkaido scallops with preserved soy bean dregs and superior soya sauce
Tea-smoked chicken roll and crispy chicken with mango yuzu sauce
Garlic fried rice with seafood, fish roe, topped with crispy scallops
Sweetened taro sago cream soup with glutinous rice dumplings
Assortment of Chinese pastries – Rice cake and baked peony lotus seed pasteDSCF2966 Prosperity Set (RM688+ per person)
Premium abalone Yee Sang with fish roe
Blue river prawn ball broth, fish maw with Alaskan crab meat and fresh lily bulbs
Baked stuffed lobster with dried scallops, mushrooms and cheese
Braised abalone with dried oysters, flower mushrooms, sea cucumber and broccoli
Steamed cod fillet, Hokkaido scallop with preserved soy bean dregs and superior soya sauce
Roasted duck with crispy bun and hoisin sauce
Garlic fried rice with seafood, fish roe, topped with crispy scallops
Sweetened bird’s nest, red dates, lotus seeds and ginkgo nuts
Assortment of Chinese pastries – Rice cake and baked peony lotus seed pasteDSCF2994Starting off the double boil soup perfectly. Simple nourishing, clean, mild herb taste to my liking.

Fried Rice had evolve to healthier level. I find this clever cooking as using okra, brown rice and the taste is subtle enough to bring a nice mild flavour journey
eq kl lou sang 2023

Prosperity Toss
Yee Sang, the hallmark of Chinese New Year, will be available from 5 January to 5 February 2023. The
most extravagant version is the premium abalone Yee Sang with fish roe (RM188+, portion serves four
to six; RM368+, portion serves eight to ten), followed by the Hokkaido scallop Yee Sang with fish roe
(RM188+, portion serves four to six; RM368+, portion serves eight to ten). Other options include crispy
white bait and fish skin (RM118+, portion serves four to six; RM228+, portion serves eight to ten),
smoked salmon with soft shell crab (RM168+, portion serves four to six; RM328+, portion serves eight
to ten), and the Korean snow pear variant (RM108+, portion serves four to six; RM208+, portion serves
eight to ten). Additions range from extra crispy fritters from RM8+ per portion, jelly fish (RM28+), Korean
snow pear (RM28+), crispy fish skin (RM38+), salmon (RM58+), whitebait (RM78+), 10 pcs of 20-head
whole abalone (RM148+), 4 Hokkaido scallops (RM138+), and soft shelled crab (RM68+).

Many more offerings await discovery at

Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2789 7700 Mobile: +6012 292 3343

Christmas Buffet at Fairway Coffee House M Resort Hotel, KL where Santa Claus is coming to town! (if you imagine it). It will be a great place for dining and of course a great staycation. This is a new hotel that just opens its door recently.

m resort hotelDSCF2729Fairway Coffee House M Resort HotelDSCF2758DSCF2730DSCF2743They have huge range of food available for you and their Christmas buffet Dinner spread is one of its kind, with 3 key highlight.

  1. Fresh Garden Salad (fresh kale is just amazing)
  2. Freshly baked Beef Wellington
  3. Fresh Oyster Open right infront of you.

seafood buffet in klDSCF2748Be spoilt for choice by enticing specials such as Roasted Whole Jumbo Chicken with Condiments, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Roasted Whole Leg of Lamb, New York Mini Beef with Chimichurri Sauce, Potato Boulangère, Mussels in French Style, Classic Lamb Stew and Baked Pasta to name a few.DSCF2769DSCF2770Crustaceans on Ice (Slipper Lobster, Yabbies, Oyster, Tiger Prawn, Half Shell Scallop, Black Mussel, Mud Crab), Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese and Avocado, Classic Margherita Pizza with Micro Sweet Basil, Singapore Chilli Crab, Stir Fried Lotus Root with Black Fungus, Assorted Naan, Chicken Tandoori, Tandoori Fish Tikka, Chicken 69, Satay and Lol-Lok station ( Prawn, Mussel, Flower Crab, Squid Ball, Fish Ball, Shiitake and Enoki Mushroom, Fish Cake, Crab Stick, Beef Ball, Cockle)seafood buffet in pj


Just look at that beef wellington. 

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The fresh garden salad.
fresh oyster buffet

The fresh oyster highlight. Just look at that. I had at least 1 dozenDSCF2781m hotel resort pjSweet treats are also the highpoint here for dessert lovers and those who are a child at heart. Every pastry is intricately crafted and the most well received creations include Au Chocolate Pound Cake, Chestnut Buche De Noel, Mango Carrot Cake, Fraisier Buche De Noel, Tiramisu, Black Forest Entremet, Classic Fruit Cake, Pannetonne, Marzipan Stollen, Pistachio Saint Honore, Mille-Feuille Framboise, Lychee Choux, Passion Fruit Kaffir Lime Tart, Pave Gateau, Salted Caramel Financier, Mince Pie, Berry Panna Cotta, Pate De Fruit, Macaron, Assorted Cookies, Coffee Biscotti, Marshmallow Pop, Assortment of Chocolate Truffle, Traditional Christmas Pudding with Crème Anglaise and Almond Tart with Berry buffet in pjdessert in kl
christmas buffet in kl


double boil soup

If you are in for selected stuff I think this is a Christmas buffet worth recommended for such a price. With beef Wellington and Fresh Oyster. thats da bomb.

To add to the festive cheer, Santa Clause and Christmas carollers will make an appearance to entertain. For enquiries or reservations, please call 603 -7773 7690 or email to [email protected]

Eve of Christmas Day & Christmas Day Buffet Dinner

24 & 25 Dec (6.30 pm – 10.30 pm)

RM228.00 per adult & RM93.00 per child aged 5 -11 years

Christmas Day Hi Tea

25 Dec (12.00 pm – 4.00 pm)

RM165.00 per adult & RM93.00 per child aged 5-11 years

We all got super excited when we heard Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023 is coming to Malaysia. It is like the long waiting in a slow sailing yatch to our shore. However, the reveal of Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023 Bib Gourmand list did stunned many foodie out there.

Again, food is a very subjective manner, compare to local taste or commercialize. do bare in mind that Michelin award is at super infant stage where there are alot of so called “inspector” to grow along the years if the owner of Tan Sri is able to keep up with the cost. (mostly is government initiative, however for Malaysia is private)

The Michelin Star Revelation 2023 has selected a total of 61 restaurants in Malaysia the coveted Michelin Stars, with 34 in Kuala Lumpur and 27 in Penang.

As a Penang Kia, of course we are proud with one of a rising star eatery which is Au Jardin walked away with 2 awards. Best Young Chef and also 1 Michelin Star Restaurant. 

Let me breakdown into 3 segments for you guys.

  1. Michelin Selected (More like recommended only – no awards or anything – could be potential move into Bib Gourment list in 2024 if consistancy is there. Part of Inspector spot check for year 2023)
  2. Bib Awards or Michelin Bib Gourmet – this is more for Street food, hawker, familiy style restaurant – which is a great award to have like Thailand – which is kinda Michelin Street Food Guide
  3. Official Michelin Star Awards Restaurants (that is breakdown into 1,2,3 stars) – comes with a lot of inspection like, service, table cloth, service, recommendation of food, complication of food ordering, attentiveness, technical food taste, food journey experience, knowledge of using seasonal ingredients and tons.

Lets Kicks start with Michelin Bib Gourmand Awards  :

Below are the BiB Awards Recipients which is worth to check it out.  (means this are recognize as street version of Michelin Awards – NOT EVEN MICHELIN STAR Ya!) as they do not meet the criteria of star series however on consistency of flavour profile yes & affordable.

Kuala Lumpur

  1. Ah Hei Bak Kut Teh, Jalan Imbi
  2. Aliyaa, Damansara Heights
  3. Anak Baba, Brickfields
  4. Congkak, Bukit Bintang
  5. Dancing Fish, Bangsar – read more:
  6. De Wan 1958 – read more :
  7. Hai Kah Lang, Cheras
  8. Heun Kee Claypot Rice, Pudu
  9. Hing Kee Bak Kut Teh, Jalan Kepong
  10. Lai Foong Lala Noodles – read more :
  11. Nam Heong Chicken Rice
  12. Nasi Ayam Hainan Chee Ming Jalan Klang Lama
  13. Restoran Pik Wah
  14. Sao NamWong Mei Kee, Pudu


  1. Bridge Street Prawn Mee
  2. Communal Table by Gen
  3. Duck Blood Curry Mee
  4. Green House Prawn Mee and Loh Mee – Read More:
  5. Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine
  6. Ming Qing Charcoal Char Koay Teow
  7. Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Kuih – read more :
  8. Neighbourwood
  9. Penang Road Famous Laksa
  10. Rasa Rasa
  11. Sardaaji
  12. Taman Bukit Curry Mee
  13. Tek Sen – read more :
  14. Thara
  15. Theebi Pandarams
  16. Tho Yuen
  17. Wan Dou Tou Assam Laksa

congrats to Both Penang Eatery – Tek Sen famous for family homestyle cooking and Sardaaji for Northen Indian Cuisine.


Who is the official 1 Michelin Star Restaurant:

1-Star Michelin Restaurant: Worth to check them out. I am sure their reservation now is over the roof.

  1. Dewakan, KL : read more :
  2. DC. by Darren Chin, KL : read more :
  3. Au Jardin, Penang
  4. Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery, Penang

Finally lets go to Michelin Recommended/ Selected (No Awards)

I am sure there are alot controversies in this list for both Penang and KL. However do bare in mind that these are only recommended list ya! no awards or anything. Is more like a guide. 

Michelin KL Selected

michelin Penang Selected

*The full selection of the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023 is available free of charge on the Michelin Guide website and their app. You can also follow their Facebook@MichelinGuideWorldwide

Remark: I personally feel that this is a great initative to begin with, as Michelin guide certainly will take time to grow on local context. Do bear in mind that “mysteries inspector” will dine anonymously for at least 2-4 times to ensure their ratings and consistency. Year 1 food list usually not that impressive as over the years as michelin starting to grow, then yes, we will get to see more prominent food feature. 

I certainly believe that Michelin have not train up 1,000 inspectors to tour around Malaysia for year one. As they certainly need to groom the talent up. (basic criteria inspector criteria read here). So for Malaysians F&B owners and operates, I can only advise you to keep your hardwork as who knows you might be rewarded on 2024, 2025. Like Thailand and SG, it takes them more than 5 years to reach where the list is today. (this is also aggressive push from the Govt side). I certainly hope that new Malaysia Govt can support this initiative also.



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