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Original Cake Malaysia opens its first outlet in East Malaysia at Suria Sabah

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The castella cake wave still going strong in Kota Kinabalu with the opening of the Original Cake first outlet in East Malaysia at the newly renovated Suria Sabah Food Hall. The Original Cake recipe is from Tamsui, Taiwan and spread its wing to Malaysia. The Original Cake is located at the Suria Sabah Food Hall. Offering more more choice for ...

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Sabah Tourism Awards 2017 – A Tribute to excellence

The 11th Sabah Tourism Awards recently concluded at Magellan Sutera Ballroom on 2nd December 2017. A total of 35 awards in 13 categories are given to individuals and organizations that have excelled and contributed to the development of tourism and hospitality in Sabah. The Awards is an incentive for participants to strive for the higher level of professionalism in both ...

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An Eco-Friendly Christmas Joy Tree Lighting at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu hosted its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the hotel lounge on 1 December 2017 to usher in the festive and joyful holiday season. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu unveiled its eco-friendly Christmas 2017 theme during the Christmas lighting ceremony last night with a 13-foot Christmas tree made from collections of wooden pallets. Restaurant diners, in-house guests and media ...

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Empurau – The most expensive fish in Malaysia

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Priced at up to RM2000 per kilo, Empurau fish is the most expensive fish in Malaysia. What makes this fish so expensive is its rare and they feed on a special Engkabang fruits which found only on the island of Borneo. Empurau aka “wang bu liao” (忘不了) which mean unforgettable in Chinese is a freshwater fish found throughout SoutheastAsia but only ...

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New Executive Chef Heats up the Kitchen at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa’s General Manager recently announced the appointment of Daniel Shepherd as the resort’s new Executive Chef. A British national, Shepherd started his culinary experience in London, United Kingdom, over 24 years ago. Since then, he has worked in three other major hospitality groups in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Australia. Shepherd’s current responsibilities ...

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All new Fish & Fries at McDonald’s

Hot on the heels of several exciting menu items offered for a limited time over the last few months, McDonald’s Malaysia has yet again cast its proverbial net far and wide to tantalize customers’ palate with its all-new Fish & Fries meal. Inspired by one of Great Britain’s iconic dishes — the fish and chips — McDonald’s Fish & Fries ...

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Domino’s Pizza opening in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching in 2018

Domino’s Pizza, the market leader for Pizza delivery in Malaysia plan to open new outlets in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching next year. Domino’s Pizza currently runs 210 stores in Peninsular Malaysia and planned to open another 30 outlets around Malaysia, and they see big potential of expansion in East Malaysia. President and chief operating officer of Domino’s Malaysia and Singapore ...

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Rabbitfish Yu Kut Teh now serving at Alu Alu Kitchen

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Writeup and photos by Alu Alu Kitchen Bak kut teh is a Chinese soup dish, usually served with pork or sometimes with chicken. Sabah, with fresh seafood in abundance, also has potential to popularise seafood bak kut teh in particular with rabbitfish or “laimang”. Rabbitfish gets their name from their rounded blunt snout and rabbit-like appearance of the jaws. However, ...

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Live Seafood at Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shang Palace at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa announced the launch of its new menu, making it the first the first dining outlet in a five-star hotel here in Kota Kinabalu, offering live seafood. Created by Shang Palace’s Chef Chua Chee Seng and his culinary team, the revamped menu features live fish, shells and prawns that diners choose from ...

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Seafood Fiesta Combo @The Beer Factory Waterfront Kota Kinabalu

Seafood Fiesta combo The beer factory

Sponsored review The Beer Factory landed in Kota Kinabalu on July 2017 featuring outdoor al-fresco areas, indoor industrial factory-themed bar and individualistic designs. The Beer Factory KK is their 11th outlets around Malaysia. Located at Kota Kinabalu Waterfront, The Beer Factory is fast becoming a favorite place for beers and foods while enjoying the world famous sunset of Kota Kinabalu. enjoying beer ...

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Dim Sum Weekend Brunch at Nagisa, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

I grew up in Kota Kinabalu remembering that Hyatt served some of the best Dim Sum in Kota Kinabalu. We were so disappointed to find that Hyatt stops serving Dim Sum after the Chinese Restaurant closed. We were delighted to know that Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is bringing back the Dim Sim back in the form of Dim Sum Weekend Brunch at Nagisa that ...

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#grabdurian – lousy Grab campaign

Grab, One of our favorite ride sharing apps notify us about #grabdurian is back and we get a free D24 durian using GrabReward points. From their press release, Grab stat that “Grab is giving Durian lovers a chance to have the delectable D24 Durian delivered right to their doorstep for as low as 1 GrabRewards point for Platinum members and 200 GrabRewards points for any ...

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Sandakan Food Festival 2017 – Festival Village and Masterchef Sandakan Food Festival

Sandakan Food Festival was successfully held from 26 August to 2 September 2017. The highlight of the event is Food Festival at Bandar Kim Fun where more than 50 food stalls, restaurants, and vendors. We reached Sandakan on the 2nd day of the Food Festival and we right into action discovering the foods at the food festival. “Live” from the ...

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Gelatolab grand opening RM1 promotion and buy 1 get free 1 on dessert menu

You may have spotted Gelatolab Food truck at Tanjung Aru 1st Beach or at the events around Kota Kinabalu serving artisan gelato. They will be launching their brand new Gelato Outlet at Imago Mall (Infront Lucy’s Kitchen) on 9 September 2017  Saturday. Grand Opening on 9/9/2017 (Saturday) 2pm To celebrate the opening of their new outlet at Imago, customers can ...

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Chef Kris Budiarto, Executive Pastry Chef of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

‘I did not choose pastry, I fell in love with it”. Curios about the hospitality industry, Chef Kris started his career as a waiter and soon after realized his deep love and passion for pastry. Born in Jakarta, Chef Kris served in several leading hotels in his hometown including Jakarta Hilton International, The Regent Four Seasons and Park Lane Hotel. ...

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Chef Ahmad Azfar, new Chef de Partie at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

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Chef Ahmad Azfar Zikri bin Ahmad Zaini recently joined Hyatt Regency Kinabalu as a baker chef de partie. His signature items are sourdough bread, buttermilk buns and coffee buns! A wide selection of sourdough bread now available at Mosaic Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu. Sourdough bread contains the bacteria Lactobacillus in a higher proportion to yeast than other bread. More Lactobacillus means the ...

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Sandakan Food Festival – Happening this August 2017!

Have you caught wind? The first ever Sandakan Food Festival is finaly happening this August from 26th August to 2nd September 2017. It will be a 8 days celebration of food at Festival village and throughout Sandakan. For more details follow them on their Facebook @sandakanfoodfestival for more updates. The Festival will kick off with 4 days of fringe event and continue ...

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Dining in the Sky Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Dinner In The Sky MalaysiaDinner In The Sky will be coming to Kota Kinabalu this August at Sutera Harbour. This will be their first appearance in East Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. This one-of-a-kind dining experience is endorsed by Sabah Tourism Board and will be co-sponsored by Sutera Harbour Resort for a month, with two dinners served daily in the ...

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Venice’s Gastronomy by Chef Daniele at Ferdinand’s, Sutera Harbour

Ferdinand’s, The award winning Restaurant at Magellan Sutera launched the Venice Gastronomy by Chef Daniele. Born in Venice Mestre, Chef Daniele joined Sutera Harbour Resort in 2013, bringing with him his amazing cooking talent and his charming persona to Ferdinand’s at The Magellan Sutera Restaurant. Explore the flavours and taste of Venice with their exquisite semi-buffet dinner of authentic Italian appraisers, ...

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Berbuka Puasa at the heart of Kota Kinabalu at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa’s Café TATU welcomes the holy month of Ramadan with an array of sumptuous and delicious buka puasa treats for guests during the fasting month of Ramadan 2017 Throughout the fasting month, Café TATU will offer guests a variety of local and international traditional delicacies during its buffet dinner. Guests will be spoilt for choices: ...

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Sandakan Food Festival 2017

Foodies rejoice this August as the first ever Sandakan Food Festival will be held over 8 days from 26th August 2017 to 2nd September at Bandar Kim Fung, at the open carpark next to Yu Yuan school. We travel extensively to Sandakan over the past few years to discover the many wonderful foods at Sandakan and excited to know that there will be a festival ...

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First Sandakan Food Festival 2017 open for registration

The first Sandakan Food Festival (SFF), themed Oceans, Land and Forests, will serve a culinary selection that is uniquely Sandakan, and Sabahan.; gathering traditions from Chinese, Malay, Kadazan-Dusun, and more ethnic styles of cooking. The festival will be spread over 8 days, from the 26th AUGUST to 2nd SEPTEMBER, spread over the Merdeka holidays, and attract both local visitors from ...

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Duck King Cuisine Food Promotion at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

Renowned Taiwanese chef Dr. Eddie Liu is in Kota Kinabalu for a two-week Duck King Cuisine food promotion from April 21 to May 4, 2017 at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa. The food promotion will feature culinary creations by Liu, who is the Director of Culinary Arts of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei. Guests will have the ...

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