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Sweet treat that meets the mark

MY quest to find a decent bowl of fa sang wu (peanut paste) dessert came to an end recently when I stumbled upon Restoran Ruby Desserts in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur.

Staff dishing out black sesame paste. — Photos: SAMUEL ONG/The Star

Flavourful fowl from city of Big Ben

DUCK meat lovers need not travel to London to savour its famous roast duck anymore as the dish is now served at Ming Palace.




It is duck galore at Ming Palace with (clockwise from left) London Roast Duck, Herbal Duck Soup and Peking Duck. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

Ipoh university showcases diversity of cultures on campus

IT TRULY was a global affair at Quest International University Perak (QIU) during the “Voices of Culture” celebration at its campus in Ipoh.




From fourth left: Goh (in white shirt), QIU vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Raman Narayanasamy and organising committee chairman Assoc Prof Dr Gurdip Kaur being welcomed by Punjabi dhol drummers.

Prawns get top billing in Cheras

A SEAFOOD dinner is usually reserved for special occasions as more often than not, it puts a dent in your wallet.




Some of the must-try dishes at Prawn Dynasty in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, including the Braised Claypot Prawn with Special Fish Soup (foreground).

Grand flavours of Kerala-style crab dishes

ONE family-run banana leaf restaurant is thriving thanks to its much sought-after speciality crab dishes and fried bitter gourd.

Staple of Kashmiri cuisine

IF YOU have never tried Roghan Josh, here is your chance to taste this Indian dish with a Persian

Honouring dads

Concorde Hotel Kuala LumpurTreat dad to a lavish and memorable meal at Melting Pot Cafe. An extensive spread awaits diners during high-tea, including chicken mushroom pie, roti jala, Thai spring roll, mee goreng mamak, roast lamb, Thai pineapple fried rice, Hainanese chicken rice, Bavarian meat loaf, Indian fish head curry, Grilled Fish Fillet with Citrus Butter Sauce, Hazelnut Panna Cotta, berry trifle and brownies. The buffet dinner offers more mouthwatering delicacies, such as Thai crab meat salad, Thai roasted chicken, seafood skewers, Wok-fried Prawn with Salted Egg, Deep-fried Fish with Mango and Thai Sauce, Beef Wellington, Lamb Stew with Root Vegetable and Deep-fried Squid Masala. The Fathers Day promotion is priced at RM70 nett per person for buffet high-tea and RM110 nett per person for buffet dinner. For reservations, call 03-2717 2233.

Delicious duck dishes to quack about

What The Duck (WTD) restaurant delivers what its quirky name promises — plenty of duck-based dishes which are healthy, affordable and delectable.




Delectable to the last bite are (clockwise, from top left) Warm Smoked Duck Breast, Tomato Jam Crusted Salmon, Sizzling Brownies and WTD Duck & Waffle.

Fresh new creations to surprise patrons

There is always something new at The Wine Shop (TWS) in Penang.




(Clockwise, from top left) Smoked salmon aglio olio, smoked duck pizza, 45-day dry-aged beef burger and spicy tomyam chicken spaghetti.

Savour an exquisite tango of tastes

THE dining landscape has grown by leaps and bounds, making it possible to savour a range of cuisines right here in Kuala Lumpur.




Pretty servings of (from left) Seafood Croquettes with Greek Yoghurt Pesto and Japanese Cucumber Salad, palate cleanser (in shot glass) and Marinated Red Snapper in Lime and Lemon Juice and Fresh Corn, Cilantro, Red Onions and Habanero Chilli. — Photos: YAP CHEE HONG/The Star