Redefining the olden days Chim Chum @ Steamboat Bakar Sepanggar

Written by @joehairie
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Thought of the day– “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces-just good food from fresh ingredients.”-Julia Child

(This particular restaurant is one of our best recommendations of eateries in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for your Ramadhan 2017 Sungkai/berbuka puasa)

In Thailand, Chim Chum (pronounced as t͡ɕîm t͡ɕùm) is regard as street food. To produce Chim Chum, a charcoal stove (clay pot) is filled with broth. The burning charcoal will get the broth boiling and that’s the right moment to put uncooked food inside it. People in Laos and Cambodia have long been using this cooking method. It’s about using that hot pot to dip something for a while (Chim) or quickly dip it (Chum). Today, Chim Chum is still being used but in a contemporary environment, such as in Steamboat Bakar Sepanggar Restaurant, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Fish Market Restaurant @ Warisan Square, Kota Kinabalu : The first to offer Sauna Steamboat in North Borneo

Written by @Lan 
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Thought of the day-“Food is a great way of communicating.”-Jan Karon

(Muslim Friendly Restaurant in Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah, Malaysia)

Kota Kinabalu city is abundant with Seafood Restaurants. While each is uniquely different, the newly-opened Fish Market Restaurant at Warisan Square is proud to be the first to introduce Sauna Steamboat in North Borneo, a pioneer, so to say, in giving the customers a new dining experience. Gone are the days when Steamboat fans in Kota Kinabalu need to heavily depend on their ‘Tom yum Soup’ to boil their preferred seafood items. They now have the choice to consume seafood items that is cooked in healthier method.

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Al Hamra Restaurant & Bistro @ The Palm Square Kinarut, Sabah

Written by @joehairie
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Thought of the day-“Growing up, I learned life’s important lessons at the dinner table.”-Chef John Besh

Blink and you might be missing something in regard to some amazing dining opportunities. As Kota Kinabalu’s and its surrounding area fickle with new restaurants opening, one might not ably to see the best of the best. Connoisseur included. Hidden somewhere in a newly-developed commercial and housing area near Kinarut town, is one contender in the burgeoning concept of Middle Eastern cuisine. Introducing, Al Hamra Restaurant & Bistro at The Palm Square Kinarut. Though located about 18 KM from Kota Kinabalu city, getting here is not a hassle.

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Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant @ Kota Kinabalu : Our Dining Experience in the Puteri VIP Room

Written by @Lan
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Thought of the day-“I love food, I love eating.”-Robin Gibb

We both love seafood and we recently had this opportunity to visit Kampung Nelayan Seafood restaurant. There’s nothing else to do there, of course, other than to enjoy the delicious food served by the talented Chefs. Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant is located about 8.3 KM from Kota Kinabalu City Center. There are 2 main dining areas here namely the Main/Common Dining Hall and the Puteri VIP Rooms. In the main/common Dining Hall, customers are to choose either having that ala carte servings or to indulge in their generous Buffet BBQ Steamboat. We had both and for the ala carte, we had it in our comfy Puteri VIP Room, with full privacy, away from the crowd!

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The Colors of Seremban @ Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus : Hj Shariff Cendol

Written by @joehairie
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Thought of the day: ‘Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance.’-Chef Edward Lee

People talked and keep writing good reviews about this place, a restaurant named as HJ (Haji) Shariff Cendol. Their Cendol is quite famous (since 1930’s) and we wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to try it, we’re in Seremban anyway. We want to see more ‘colors’ of Seremban, this time around in its edible ‘items’. We hope to see and experience that said ‘colors’ at Haji Shariff Cendol @ Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus. For the record, their Cendol is ranked at #1 by TripAdvisor reviewers and that put it as the best dessert in the whole of Seremban Town!

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Our dining experience @ Rasa Utara, IOI City Mall Putrajaya

Written by @Joehairie
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Thought of the day: “Good Food Is The Foundation of Happiness.”-Auguste Escoffier

All Rasa Utara Restaurants are Halal Certified

We had this golden opportunity to visit another branch of Rasa Utara Restaurant which is located at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. There are many ways to get to IOI City Mall, click HERE for more information. Rasa Utara @ IOI City Mall is located on the Lower Ground Floor IOI City Mall, not far from the right side of East Wing Entrance (Click HERE for precise location of Rasa Utara Restaurant). Rasa Utara itself is well known for its authentic Northern Malay Cuisine and we were eager to have another round of some great and high quality food.

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Rasa Utara @ Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

Written by @Joehairie with Invited Guest, John Eliakim & Research by @Lan
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Rasa Utara is well-known for its mouth-watering dishes of Northern Malaysia and we both still can’t forget how great the dishes that we had in previous visit (November 2016). We were in Kuala Lumpur again recently and decided to indulge in more Rasa Utara’s delicacies, this time around we came with a guest from that came all the way from United States, John Eliakim (Kim). This was the second visit for Kim, he’d been to one of Rasa Utara branch in 2014. He was delighted when we invited him to come along. There are 3 Rasa Utara restaurants, each located in Mid Valley Megamall, Berjaya Times Square and IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. For this particular visit, we chose Rasa Utara at Mid Valley Megamall.

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We applied ‘Le 7 regole per riconoscere la buona cucina’ by Roberta Schira to our dining experience at Ferdinand’s, The Magellan Sutera Resort

Written by @Lan & Research made by @joehairie
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“There’s nothing more romantic than Italian Food.”-Elisha Cuthbert

A deeper look into ‘Petto di Anatra Cotto in Sous Vide e Scottato Servito con Fegato d’Anatra’

We took weeks to produce this critique. A lot of reading and we even had to ask one of our Italian friend to translate a book written by Roberta Schira who is a journalist and food critic. Yes, we had to refer to some writings about Italian Food for 2 obvious reasons. First, we rarely dine in a fine dining restaurant, let alone in Italian Restaurant. Second, the food we ate was something new for our palate. To produce a credible critique, we must then refer to some valid sources, as guidance as we go through with this particular post. Welcome to Ferdinand’s @ Magellan Sutera Resort and let us introduce ‘Petto di Anatra Cotto in Sous Vide e Scottato Servito con Fegato d’Anatra’. To describe our experience at this exclusive Fine Dining Italian Restaurant, we decided to apply the ‘7 rules to understand good cuisine’ or Le 7 regole per riconoscere la buona cucina by Roberta Schira.

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