Louisa Lim

Recent and archived articles by Louisa Lim

20 May 2015 | 10:56 PM

Hollywood star Robert De Niro opens Nobu KL

KUALA LUMPUR: Academy Award winner Robert De Niro added a little Hollywood glamour to the city on Wednesday night.

Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa (left) and De Niro at the grand opening of Nobu KL.
25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

It’s always tapas time at Ohla

Small, convivial bites yield huge surprises at the sleek Ohla.

Grilled scallops with iberico pork belly and lemon mash potato.
18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

The streets-to-stardom story of Ian Kittichai, Thailand’s most famous chef

The classic rags-to-riches tale of Thailand’s most famous chef could serve as an inspiration to all of us.

From the backstreets of Bangkok to a star of his own show, this 47-year-old's ascent to culinary fame was through a combination of luck and perseverance.
2 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

The delicious story behind Bijan and their first cookbook

Bijan’s founders give hungry fans the cookbook they’ve been craving for after 10 years.

Culinary staples like nasi lemak make their appearance, but not without being ‘Bijan-ised’ first.
22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Bone broths an age-old elixir of youth

There’s a new fixer-upper in town, and it promises everything from wrinkle-free skin to a healthy gut.

The collagen soup at Bone & Pot combines the restaurant’s signature chicken-bone-derived stock and cubes of milky white collagen shipped over from Osaka, Japan. Photos: SAMUEL ONG and RICKY LAI/The Star
21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Fatto a Mano has good food for grazing

Hankering for handmade morsels? This restaurant is where you'll find Italian dishes.

15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

A taste of France: Ready for worldwide sit-down dinner on March 19?

From Australia to Ghana, chefs around the world are about to make gastronomes go ‘oh la la’.

Left to right: Nathalie Gourmet Studio’s Chocolate and orange new-age tart; DC Restaurant’s Foie gras ganache ‘sandwich’; Christophe Penot, French ambassador to Malaysia, says Gout De France is a chance for French restaurants to flex their culinary muscles.
13 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Crusading for equality on bikes

The female bikers of Desmodonna revel in the exhilaration of riding their machines.

Kiki has been riding motorbikes for over 20 years. Photo: THE STAR
28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

French chef Richard Toix serves plated artistry at the Mandarin Grill

The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur will showcase the flavours of chef Richard Toix from the one Michelin-starred Passions et Gourmandises.

18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM

Exquisite eats at Eight Gourmets Gala

En masse dining gets a flashy makeover with this new food hall restaurant hybrid.

Hakka Crab’s sang mee features live shrimps freshly caught from the restaurant’s many fish tanks.