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

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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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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Marking The Blog’s Anniversary : Our Pick Of 2016 Top 30 Great Food & Dessert in Malaysia (Part 2:Rank 15-1)

Written by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members & credited sources

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Thought of the day-“Great food needed more than chefs; it needed gourmet diners.”-Nicole Mones

Part 2 0f 2 (Rank #15-#1)

There are just too many restaurants and even stalls in Malaysia that offers amazing food & dessert. Some restaurants are being independent while some are in groups/chains, not to mention restaurants that being in hotels/resorts. Food stalls on the other hand are owned by independent owners and in many sizes. There is actually no exact standard to universally and precisely rank these food outlets in terms of the overall quality in food & dessert. Food hunters normally will have to depend on some experiences and recommendations by food writers/bloggers. This is a guide, our recommendation for all of you to find some great and food & desserts in Malaysia.

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Marking The Blog’s Anniversary : Our Pick Of 2016 Top 30 Great Food & Dessert in Malaysia (Part 1:Rank 30-16)

Written by @Lan
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members & credited sources

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

Part 1 0f 2 (Rank #30-#16)

There are just too many restaurants and even stalls in Malaysia that offers amazing food & dessert. Some restaurants are being independent while some are in groups/chains, not to mention restaurants that being in hotels/resorts. Food stalls on the other hand are owned by independent owners and in many sizes. There is actually no exact standard to universally and precisely rank these food outlets in terms of the overall quality in food & dessert. Food hunters normally will have to depend on some experiences and recommendations by food writers/bloggers. This is a guide, our recommendation for all of you to find some great and food & desserts in Malaysia.

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

Written by @joehairie
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members

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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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Ayam Bakar Kantri by Kantri Restaurant @ Singosari-Malang, Indonesia

Written by @Lan & Edited by @Joehairie
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“I am not a glutton, I am an explorer of food”-Erma Bombeck

A journey is incomplete without some great food and so our journey in East Java did have some stops here and there, enjoying the best of Indonesian cuisine. One of the most memorable dining experience was at the Kantri Restaurant which is located along the main road of Singosari, Malang-Surabaya. We just had some big breakfast and all the sudden we were hungry again and so our guide cum driver decided to made a ‘pit-stop’ at Kantri Restaurant. The menu seemed to have mostly fusion food but somewhere in between the pages I managed to see one alluring dish named as Ayam Bakar Kantri.

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Rasa Utara @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur : Serving the best authentic Northern Malaysian delicacies

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”-James Beard

Our culinary journey continues at Rasa Utara, Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. We were here for the first time in 2015 and we do keep coming back for more. Recently, we were in Kuala Lumpur and we knew that we must fulfill our cravings for authentic Northern Malaysian cuisine. And so we did. This time around we had so many great dishes, in one go. Greedy? Yes and no. We live in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and it is not every day that we get to go to Kuala Lumpur. We are unfortunate to not have Rasa Utara branch in our own city. Having the opportunity to dine at Rasa Utara is one golden moment for us. Why? We believe in the brand’s ability to serve the best authentic Northern Malaysian delicacies. We are fully aware that this is the only brand through its 3 restaurants, ably to to satisfy our cravings for Northern Malaysian Cuisine.

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Al Fresco Restaurant @ The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Written by @Lan & edited by @joehairie
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“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”-Bethenny Frankel

Al Fresco Restaurant is situated by the side of a beautifully landscaped sea-view pool. Al Fresco patrons enjoys outdoor dining with spectacular scenery and a relaxing atmosphere. The extensive selection of pasta and seafood dishes and famous wood-fired pizzas are complemented by a lively cocktail menu. We went here twice, both for lunch, on the first and second day of our stay at Magellan Sutera Resort. Though not that a grand restaurant, it is still worth visiting for its great food and affordable prices. Al Fresco is one of the many restaurants in Magellan Sutera Resort (Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah).

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