Sunday, December 23, 2018

New Year Celebrations at the Hilton


Spend more time with family and friends as we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 with
Urban Kitchen’s dinner and high tea buffet, specially crafted just for the evening and party the
night away at Rooftop Poolside!

Buffet Selections for the New Year!
Lookout for Chef’s specialties of poached whole salmon, seafood and chicken terrine and
smoked fish and meats cold cuts in its New Year’s Eve spread. With its extensive selections
of appetizers, mains and desserts, you are surely equipped to enjoy an after-dinner countdown
party!



Head on over for high tea on New Year’s Day 
and enjoy the chef’s specialties and other Malaysian favourites!

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet
RM 168nett / adult

New Year’s Day High Tea, 1 January 2019
RM 88nett / adult



A Splashful Countdown at Rooftop Poolside
Usher in the New Year with a huge splash! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the poolside in Hilton
Kota Kinabalu’s first ever wet countdown party. Bring along your best swim wear and change
of clothes for that memorable year-end celebration. Slots are limited, so call us today to make
your reservation! 
Price: RM 88nett per person (includes two drinks)




For more details :
call +6088 356 000 
-or-

Hilton Dining members enjoy up to 25% discount and selected credit cards enjoy 20% discount, except for Year-end Countdown Party at Rooftop Poolside.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas with Hilton Kota Kinabalu

Celebrate Christmas in style with the most luxurious hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Pamper your loved ones with glorious food while spending quality time with them this festive season. Christmas dinner (or lunch...or high tea) in Kota Kinabalu just got better!  







Christmas Eve High Tea Buffet
Showcasing Malaysian dishes with hints of Christmas selections that is sure to impress both
domestic and international travelers alike. Fill up and get energized for that last minute
Christmas shopping or simply take a break and just enjoy the choices.
Price: RM 88nett per adult



















Christmas Day Lunch Buffet
Spend the day relaxing with friends and family and enjoy an extensive buffet spread of local
and international selections such as roasted turkey and beef in the carvery section; lamb
Navarin, stewed seabass with clams and honey glazed chicken in the Western hot section;
vegetable biryani, butter chicken masala, lamb korma, vegetable dhall curry and Goan fish
curry in the Little India corner; beef rendang, sambal sotong, ikan masak lemak and grilled
chicken and beef satay in the Nusantara section; wok fried vegetable vermicelli, deep fried
chicken with lemon sauce, soy ginger braised beef and baby pak choy with mushrooms in
China Town section. Pescetarians will definitely enjoy the seafood on ice featuring fresh
salmon, octopus “Tako Sashimi” and yellow fin tuna.
Price: Rm 138nett per adult






Christmas Eve and Day Dinner Buffet
Features festive favourites such as roast turkey, roasted whole lamb and slow roast beef rump
accompanied with a myriad of condiments and sauces. Other specialties include black truffle
chicken and mushroom pie, barbecued beef brisket, cinnamon chicken with preserved lemon
and chick peas, oven baked salmon with cranberry and lemon crust, Rosemary-pecan mashed
sweet potatoes, mussel diavola and chicken giblet, and kidney beans pilaf rice.
Price: RM 168nett per adult






Festive Simplicity at Rooftop Poolside Bar & Grill
For something more relaxed, choose any of the seven specially crafted festive ala carte dishes
with prices starting from RM 22nett per dish. Signature dishes include smoked salmon
carpaccio, wood fire oven roasted turkey, duck confit and black cod. Available for lunch and
dinner on Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve.



For more information or to make a reservation, 
d: +60 88 356 305
f: +60 88 356 370
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Pantai Restaurant Reopens at Bungaraya Island Resort


Step into paradise in just 20 minutes from Jesselton Point, Kota Kinabalu
 the Bungaraya Island Resort is a tranquil nature resort for those 
who long for a relaxing getaway. 



With an amazing view of the wild Borneo sea 
and the hypnotizing symphony of nature's little critters and birds chirping around you, 
one cant help but completely let go of the stresses of the world in a matter of minutes. 


The Bungaraya Island Resort welcomes all to their brand new Pantai Restaurant and Grill. It was once a small yet charming beach side kitchen, has now become a full fledged 100 seater establishment. 



The Pantai Restaurant houses a bar, lounge, and dining area which is pretty good choice for an intimate event like weddings and anniversary dinners. Their brand new menu with hand crafted creations assembled by Head Chef Lung, under the mentorship of renowned culinary consultant Chef Friedrich Budde. The menu showcases western styled dishes with a distinct Asian touch. 


"We believe good food starts from good and wholesome ingredients, and this makes all the difference. All our dishes are made from farmed fresh organic herbs and vegetables, hybrid groupers, fresh prawns and meat." -Chef Budde, when asked what sets The Pantai apart from the rest. 

The Pantai Restaurant & Bar 
7am - 11pm Every Monday,Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
5.30pm -11pm Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday



For private parties, dinners, celebrations or wedding receptions, 
please contact the Bungaraya Island Resort's Sales Department
T : +6088 380 390 





Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pizza + Art = PIZZART is in Kota Kinabalu!


Anchor is mostly recognized by bakers and food enthusiasts 
for their world-class butter and milk.

 But did you know they also produce a wide array of cheeses and cream ? 

Fonterra’s leading dairy food services segment, Anchor Food Professionals celebrates the festive season with a lot of cheesiness by elevating the pleasures of pizza to a whole new level.




This PizzArt campaign takes the enjoyment of pizza a notch up by infusing global food trends into local favourites. With the meat-endowed-cheese-oozing PizzBurger as one of its main attraction, the other four pizza inventions created by Anchor Food Professionals include an ambitious all-meat-based UltiMeat Pizza, a spin on Chicago’s authentic Deep Cheese Pizza, a hearty Cheese Pretzza as well as delicate Pizza Rolls.


Speaking at the unveiling of the second PizzArt campaign in Kota Kinabalu recently, Director of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, Ms Linda Tan spoke about how the brand taps into their New Zealand-based research and going beyond their role as consultants to their partner restaurants and clients. She added that the team is always ready to take up the challenge of drawing inspiration from worldwide trends and adapting them locally to help their partners stay ahead of the culinary curve, using only the best dairy by Anchor. With AFP’s New Zealand based research and expertise, the team is able to help them achieve a competitive edge.

“We want to excite the market and take the enjoyment of pizza a notch up by infusing global food trends into local favourites. This round we are working with 18 outlets in Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia. In Kota Kinabalu, customers of The Chubs Grill and Mad Ben Café are in for a treat with these one-of-a-kind pizzas just in time for Chinese New Year,” said Ms Tan.



In Kota Kinabalu, The Chubs Grill (non-halal) will be introducing the Ultimeat (RM33.80 per pizza), Pizza Rolls (RM23.80 for 4 pieces) and Cheese Pretzza (RM28.80 for 3 pieces). Mad Ben Café will be introducing Ultimeat (RM45) and Pizza Rolls (RM18).

She added, “These inventive pizzas under PizzArt were conceptualized and created by our own Anchor Food Professionals’ Hot Cooking Chefs. These pizzas can only be made by kitchen crew with advanced culinary skills, and in restaurants with pizza ovens. 


Anchor Food Professional hopes to trail blaze the increasingly popular innovative pizza movement in Malaysia. The likely Malaysian favourite, PizzBurger features a succulent grilled minced meat patty stuffed with Anchor Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese and baked in light crust with Anchor Butter. The Deep Cheese Pizza draws inspiration from the Chicago-authentic deep dish pizza, featuring an elevated layer of stuffing filled with creamy, delicious Anchor Shredded Mozzarella Cheese and Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese with a hearty Putanesca filling. The Pizza Roll oozes cheesiness with every bite as it’s stuffed with Anchor Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Anchor Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese, Masala meat and spinach – perfect for breakfast and as snacks. The wholesome UltiMeat Pizza ambitiously features a pizza base made entirely out of ground meat deep fried to crusty perfection before being baked with Anchor mixed cheeses on top, great for sharing with loved ones. The meat-filled Cheese Pretzza, as the name suggests, incorporates Anchor Cream Cheese, Anchor Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Anchor Colby and Cheddar Cheese and Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream into the dough before it is baked and served with a side of pizza dipping sauce.



The artisanal pizzas will be available :-
U Pizzeria in Subang, Selangor, 
Pizza House in Bandar Utama, Selangor, 
Pizza 185 in Bandar Puchong Jaya, Selangor, 
Havana in Changkat, Bukit Bintang, 
The Butcher’s Table in Petaling Jaya, 
US Pizza in Bayan Lepas & Georgetown, Penang and Bukit Mertajam, 
Mustard Sandwich House and
 Food & Desire in Ipoh, Perak, 
Temasek Hotel Café (Portugese Settlement Hotel) in Ujong Pasir, Melaka, 
Hungry Bear in Bukit Beruang, Melaka, 
Finale Kitchen Bar in Segamat Johor Bahru, 
The Chubs Grill and Mad Ben Café in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 
Osome Wood Fired Pizza in Kuching, Sarawak,
 Chillax Café & Bistro in Miri, Sarawak
 and Bistecca & Bistro in Sibu, Sarawak.


Try out their amazing creations at the outlet closest to you! 
Spread the love for everything pizza, art and Anchor with their up-and-coming hashtag 
#pizzart #AnchorFoodProfessionals 




Saturday, September 30, 2017

Tavern's Brand New Lobster Nasi Lemak

No more excuses! Nasi lemak may be a local favourite but admit it, sometimes we feel it's getting boring right? Fret not, the culinary experts in Tavern Kitchen & Bar has come up with the best solution! 

Say hello to the brand new and limited edition 
Lobster Nasi Lemak!

This is the most interesting and luxurious nasi lemak yet!

A full-sized lobster baked with gooey cheese and a generous serving of fragrant coconut rice with all its accompanying condiments. 



Also new on the menu is the grilled giant squid with Tavern'special sambal sauce. I love the  slight charred flavour and the tender texture of fresh squid! 



As usual, this is how we show love and appreciation to good food. Let it bask in the glory of the happy people of the local media scene. 

This promotion is limited to 30pax daily and is valid until December 2017. 
The Lobster Nasi Lemak is only RM49! Pretty good value for money considering the big portion of fragrant Nasi Lemak and that sexy full sized lobster! 

Tavern Kitchen & Bar has different types of entertainment everyday, win mystery prizes when you join in their fun games and enjoy their happy hour! 

Visit them today and try out their food! Oh, my favourite dessert is chocolate brownie! 

Follow me on Instagram @charlottefong and let me know which dish is your favourite in the Tavern Kitchen & Bar! 


For more info on Lobster Nasi Lemak,  please visit www.tavern.com.my/lobster-nasi-lemak




















Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Goon Wah Restaurant : Kuchai Lama

This dish has been haunting me ever since I've moved back to KL. 

Placed on top of a stove to keep the contents hot, but you gotta eat it pretty quick 
to avoid eating overcooked or burnt food. 

Lou Shu Fan 瓦煲老鼠粉

By far the best Lou Shu Fan i've had in years. 
When translated , "Lou Shu Fan" means "Rat Tail Noodles" because of its precut shape. 
Generous with their toppings of minced pork meat, fried dried shrimps, green onions and fresh chilli! 


Cold Tofu 

This dish oddly reminds me of Thailand. Deep fried tofu sprinkled with sweet chilli sauce, strips of cucumber, mengkuang, and peanuts! Topped with some chinese parsley and sesame seeds, served with a side of century eggs and cold tomatoes. This is pretty good to snack on and to help you survive the wait for your main dishes. 


Deep Fried Seafood Noodles

Yellow noodles are deep fried while seafood and vegetables are stir fried with broth as gravy. Both will be combined upon serving. However, I felt like this dish would have been better if the noodles were more crispy. However, the sauce really pulled this dish together and the not-so-crispy noodles can be forgiven. 

Restoran Goon Wah XO 
Business Hours : 8am - 4pm (Closed on Sundays)

Location : 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Holiday Hack : Padang Point Beach

I always had a love-hate relationship with picnics at the beach. But after i discovered this hack and tried it out, my love for beach picnics has doubled - no space for hate!

If you are anything like me, I hate noisy crowds. Wishing for an empty or ALMOST empty beach all to yourself and your friends without having to go to a 5 star resort or the Maldives?

It's kinda hard to get that in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah now as our beautiful beaches are becoming increasingly popular with tourists.

Beat the system.

We packed our picnic basket and set out from Jesselton Point, the local jetty where we got a speedboat to Sapi Island. From there, we bought tickets for a ride on the Inter-Island Flying Fox which allowed us a free boat ride to Padang Point beach. You are not allowed on this beach unless you are participating in this activity.

So, we got our tickets at 10am and asked that we play the ride at 1pm. Hence, we had 3 hours to enjoy our picnic on a very quiet beach :)









 Remember to load up on sunscreen and liquids! 

Here are some basic information 
Jetty to Pulau Sapi : Jesselton Point 
Speed Boat company we used : Beach Bums
Items needed : Identification Card (Malaysian) or Passport (Travelers), cash, and sunblock