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Ho Chi Minh City's Street Food

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In Vietnam you can get to try out some of the best street food in the world and the options are endless. Start from the simplest fruit, baguette to pho. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the best city in Vietnam to try street food. Pho is the most popular food among the Vietnamese population. Pho is originally from Hanoi; a hearty noodle soup is now popular nation wide. Pho, commonly eaten for breakfast, although many people will have it for their lunch or dinner.

Sandakan Kopitiam @ 88 Market Place, Kepayan

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Sandakan is a place well-known for its cheap and fresh seafood, also known as a food heaven. Food such as Seafood Bak Kut Teh, Century Egg Dumpling and Springy Noodle which only available in Sandakan and can hardly be found elsewhere. For a taste of Sandakan food in KK, you can try the Sandakan Kopitiam in 88 Market Place.

Hai Lua Food Countryside @ Ho Chi Minh

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Hai Lua Food Countryside is open air place located at the night market outside Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh. Walking around 20 minutes approximately to reach Ben Thanh market from the hotel we stayed "Palace Hotel Saigon" made it convenient to had dinner at Hai Lua. It was a  great experience dining here, it's an open kitchen with couple of grills outside, where you can see your food being prepared. The ambiance of the place was simple, using plastic chairs and tables.

FUKUROU Japanese Restaurant @ DAMAI

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Fukurou is still one of our toplist for Japanese food, it's time to re-visit place again and this time I brought my friend from KL to try it out. It's still one of the best for me, I love the fantastic presentation of Japanese food here, it makes your normal day dining like an indulgence! If you want to avoid crowd, come here on normal weekday, peak period will be Friday and weekend!

Rumah Makan Daun Pisang @ Alamesra

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Rumah Makan Daun Pisang is a restaurant specialized in authentic Indonesian cuisine, well-known for its great value of Ayam Penyet. With the huge crowds noticeable at the restaurant, it ensure you that the food here is really good. For your information, this restaurant is operated by the same restaurateur as Warung Padang Jawa.

Chiwawa Mexican Food @ Gaya Street

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A burrito is a type of Mexican food consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose a filling. New in town, Chiwawa is a humble yet stylish cafe specialized in Mexican burritos.

PHO 24 Vietnamese Pho Noodle @ Ho Chi Minh

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Pho24 is s local fast food chain, clean modern chain found everywhere in Ho Chi Minh City serving excellent beef noodle soup at affordable prices. Pho24 is a Vietnamese noodle restaurant chain belonging to VTI (owner of Highlands Coffee, Hard Rock Cafe, Emporio Armani, Swarovski, Aldo, La Vie En Rose, Debenhams, Coorslight, Orangina and etc).

Asia Model Festival Awards 2013 - The biggest awards festival for Asia models

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The 8th Asia Model Festival Awards 2013 was held on 15th January 2013, at Seoul Songpa-gu Bangi-dong Olympic Hall. The biggest model festival in Asia ‘Asia Model Festival Awards’ united 15 Asian countries in tune with the slogan, “Asia Is One”. This festival was hosted by the Korea Model Association (Chairman, Yang Eui-sig) and supervised by cultural workshop DBK, international model center and sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korea Tourism Organization, The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation.

Kedai Kopi Lotus @ Taman Dah Yeh

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Craving for NON-Halal Satay? Pork Satay. succulent bites of marinated pork on skewers, served with chunky peanut sauce. is now available at Kedai Kopi Lotus!

Fast Food Fish Head @ Bandar Baru Seri Petaling

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Fast Food Fish Head is a Chinese restaurant in Seri Petaling, famous for its steamed fresh-water fish. Restoran Fast Food Fish Head serves great steamed fish dishes and specialises in wild river fishes that are caught in Pahang state. One of their bestsellers 'chiu-phai-cheng' (house specialty steam fish) and you can choose any fish you like to go with this steaming style.

Restaurant Little Man Tai @ Kingfisher

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Restaurant Little Man Tai is located in Kingfisher Plaza, specialized in serving Beaufort cuisine. Their signature dishes including the Beaufort Style Fried Noodle, Stir-fried Choy Sum with Pork, BBQ Pork Omelette as well as Sweet and Sour Pork.

Bintulu Korean Restaurant @ Lintas

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We at KK here have benefited from the large presence of Koreans, especially in terms of enjoying authentic Korean Cuisine without the need to travel far. Located in Lintas, Bintulu Korean Restaurant is one of the best restaurant specialize in authentic Korean cuisine.

Kuan Onn Tim Sum @ Lido (daytime)

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Ah Fatt Penang Koay Teow Soup's stall in Kuan Onn Tim Sum serve one of the best koay teow soup you can find in KK. Crowded in the morning, the restaurant is always filled with patrons enjoying a hearty, tummy-warming bowl of Koay Teow Soup.

Ho Chi Minh Food - Bun Moc Thanh Mai

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Thanh Mai specializes in Bun Moc - a vermicelli noodle soup made from a pork and mushroom infused broth. It's one of the Vietnamese favorite breakfast other then their Vietnam's national dish, the noodle soup known as Pho. The meats in Bun Moc commonly include pork paste balls made from raw pork sausauge, cha lua (pork sausage). This is a delicious and light noodle soup made popular in the northern parts of Vietnam, but can be found throughout the country.

Rasa Utara Cafe @ Mid Valley

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Rasa Utara has an inviting ambience, great eatery for shoppers who are looking for a fuss-free yet delicious Northern Malaysian cuisine. Every meal are complete with a choice of nasi lemak or nasi wangi; selections of entree your choice - poultry, seafood or meat and serve with complimentary pucuk paku, ulam, egg and sambal.

SABAH KOREA RESTAURANT @ 1Borneo

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Sabah Korea Restaurant is located in 1Borneo Hypermall, specialized in authentic Korean cuisine. The restaurant is run by an elderly Korean husband and wife couple. Apart from Korean BBQ, they also offers family set meals and personal set meals at a reasonable price.

Oasis Food Court @ Mid Valley

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Food court with stalls selling the full spectrum of hawker favorites. Perfect for those who want to fit in a quick meal before continuing to shop. A truly hidden gem on the second floor of Mid Valley Megamall Centre Court, the Oasis food court is frequented not only by employees working at the mall but also by shoppers looking for cheap yet delicious meals. The food court offers local hawker delights in a comfortable air-conditioned environment.

Seed Cafe @ Mid Valley Megamall

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Seed Cafe is chic cafe with a charming and inviting look. They serve a mixture of Asian and Western food which is perfect place for young people who seek a comfortable cafe with ambient to eat and relax. The food here is fusion and the menu sees items such as tempura prawn sandwiches, beef noodles, Nyonya curry laksa, chicken rice, Cajun chicken chop and good mousse cake.

1 Beaufort Restaurant @ Kingfisher

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Located at the row adjacent to Giant supermarket, this restaurant serves Beaufort styled Chinese dishes. Their signature dishes including the Claypot Seafood with Beancurd, Stir-fried Choy Sum with Char Siu, Beaufort Noodle as well as Soy Sauce Chicken.

Homecooked at Northpoint & Sub of the day at Subway, Mid Valley

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My mum rarely choose to dine out, she cook the majority of our meals at home. This is one of the many expenses that she cut from her monthly budget in order to live within her allowance. But there are other benefits of making a choice to cook at home and eat at home. Overall, cooking at home is much healthier than dining out.

Tee Box Cafe and Restaurant @ Bukit Jalil

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Tee Box serve up some good steam fish, Chinese dishes and noodles. While waiting for your food to be serve you'll be entertained by a large screen TV. It's a good place to have a few beers, munching on some supper or snack and chatting away the night with your friends.

Serai @ Life Centre - VALENTINE’S 5 COURSE SAMPLING DINNER

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Of Bouquet of Roses, Chocolates, and Candlelight Dinners , Valentine Day is the day where all lovers and couples look forward to - to celebrate their journey of love. Serai @ Life Centre dedicates the night to couples by offering them an exciting dining experience – an exclusive prepared meal for two. Located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Serai @ Life Centre exudes a chic and unique concept in a fashionable urban setting in the city’s bustling centre. Emulating the dining experience of its sister outlets, Serai @ Life Centre reflects an exclusive look and feel, incorporating floor to ceiling windows with picturesque views of the outdoors.

Chinese New Year Menu at Serai Restaurant

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An exclusive Chinese New Year Menu at Serai Restaurant, Lion Dancing, Oranges, Yee Sang’s, and Lovely Family Gatherings. Chinese New Year is all about great food, good company and moments of wonderful celebration. Serai Restaurant invites you to celebrate this celebration together with an exclusive menu specially customised for the Chinese New Year festival. Serai welcomes you and your family to experience this delightful outlet and indulge the comfort of simply relishing home cooked food that features Serai’s standards in using quality ingredients.

Jing Cheng Restaurant @ Bundusan

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Located in Wong Kok Commercial Centre, Jing Cheng Restaurant is a hidden gem in KK, serving delicious Chinese food. The signature Asam Fish was once mentioned in Star Metro back in 2010.

118 Food Court Kuchai Lama & Old Kland Road Hawker Food

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118 KK Food Court chains in Old Klang Road is a great place to feast on hawker food with over 40 hawker stalls food selection, it's located just next to the wet market, along the road to Kuchai Lama. During night time this place was packed with dinner and supper crowds, WiFi service available, big screen TV and Flat panel TV place on every corners with a non-stop movies playing on TV screen

Papaya for Uric Acid

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Just try it if you've got uric acid after all no harm done. This is a really effective, just mix green papaya cubes to the ordinary green tea, my cousin-brother tried and found it very effective. I have also shared with a friend with gout to try this (his "toe joints" started to deform), after a week of drinking this formula there is significant improvement, and after two weeks the toe joints heal and revert to normal state.

BBQ Thai - Thai Street Food @ Old Klang Road

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BBQ Thai - Thai Street Food  is a chic style restaurant with an open air and wooden huts design, they serves Thai street food that accommodate to Malaysian palates especially for those who seek for authentic fiery Thai spice. BBQ Thai - Thai Street Food is a new, one month old eatery along Old Klang Road and they only open from 5pm - 1am. There's a small cube signage with purple lighting indicate this eatery but you will easily miss, so drive slow, located on the left hand side of the along Old Klang road when you are coming from Mid Valley, it is right after Coco Steamboat.

Kedai Kopi New Lion @ Beverly Hills

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Kedai Kopi New Lion is another place for us to savour in Klang Bak Kut Teh. For those who were unaware, it is actually a sub-branch, also a new business venture of the well-known Kedai Kopi Kam Kee.

Mai Yai Thai Orchid Restaurant @ Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu

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On cold nights, its good to have some nice spicy dinner warm the heart and belly. And KK being a hotspot for Thai inspired cuisines, we decide to go for what people say the closest resemblance to authentic Thai Cooking. And so, its off to Waterfront and we find ourselves at Mai Yai Thai Orchid restaurant.

Yeast Bistronomy @ Bangsar

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Yeast is a newly opened, chic and cozy bistro that offer delicious and simple French cuisine, Christophe Chatron-Michaud and his Malaysian-born wife, Lissan Teh are the founder of Yeast. Yeast, specialize in traditional Artisan French bread. Their breads are made using home-grown, natural yeast which can hardly find using in any bakeries and food outlets nowaday, it gives the bread a better texture, perfect crust and flavor. During lunch hours, their menu are more bread-centered items, as breads are the main acts in this establishment. For those who are leaving the office at 5pm-7pm everyday can pick up some marked down price bread with 30 percent off. Yeast provide a  hearty breakfast, quick business lunches, afternoon teas and romantic dinner which you can relax while enjoying your meal and sipping away your glass of wine in this perfect cozy ambient.

Hong Kong Restaurant @ Lintas

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Hong Kong Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant serves delicious seafood cuisine located in Lintas Square. The restaurant, occupying a corner shop lot, is always filled with heavy crowds during dinner hours.

The Big Break – Episode 9

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Our Malaysian Contestant Eli cooked up a pizza in the Italian Episode, challenging her to the next level. With heart - thumping experience, Eli managed to succeed the challenge and bringing her a step closer to get her Big Break.

Kudos Modern European Dining @ CityMall

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FYI, Kudos Bistro is rated #Ranked 1 of 167 restaurant in Kota Kinabalu by Tripadvisor. We have always loved Kudos Bistro with its classy ambiance and really good food. So it was our pleasure when the gracious proprietor of this fine eatery invited to review some of their new menu. Read on to find out   the many exciting food to come.

TALENT ACQUISITION, ALOFT STYLE @ ALOFT KUALA LUMPUR SENTRAL

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Aloft Hotels, the “Style at a Steal” brand by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), will debut soon in Kuala Lumpur, when the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral opens its doors on 22 March 2013. Pioneering initiatives in pop culture, design, and technology have positioned Aloft as a must-have brand for the next generation of travellers. Aloft hotels have reported consistently high guest satisfaction scores since launch, reflecting the success of its modern, and vibrant design at an affordable price point.

Sinsuran Kim Hing Lee Sang Yuk Mee @ Lido Food Court

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Pork Noodle, more well-known as Sang Yuk Mee in KK, is a KKians favourite food. Located at Lido Food Court, the famous Sinsuran Kim Hing Lee's Sang Yuk Mee sets up a small stall during the evening, offering the same authentic delicacy.

Kenny Rogers Roasters @ 1Borneo

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On the 9th of January 2013, prior to the Roasters Healthy Eating Day's promotion, Kenny Rogers Roasters was giving out Free 1 Kenny's Quater Meal for every 1 Kenny's Quarter Meal purchased at the outlet with the condition of either one of the purchaser had to wear red colour clothing, footwear or accessories.

Little Caesar @ Perth, Australia

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When you step inside a restaurant that is the winner of the World Champion Pizza Maker, there is no question of a doubt, one would feel almost intimidated, consuming food that are meant for demigods, or at least fit for the greatest emperor Caesar. So we were a bit surprised to say the least at how humble and cosy this place is, which is good news for us mere mortals, and travelers at that.

Fook Yuen @ Asia City

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Fook Yuen is a famous 'yumcha' hotspot in KK. There are four branches which located respectively at Damai, Asia City, Kolombong and Gaya Street. Unlike the franchised kopitiams, Fook Yuen is a local kopitiam which offers great beverages and food at a reasonable prices with comfortable dining environment.

New Age Vegie Cafe @ Bundusan

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New Age Vegie Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant using natural ingredients to cook in a contemporary dining style to suit all palates. The cafe is located in Bundusan near New Wong Kok Restaurant.

Sri Nurain Restoran @ KK Taipan, Lintas Jaya Uptownship

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Just a few shops away from Tasty Soto House, in Lintas Jaya Uptownship, you will find Sri Nurain Restoran, a halal restaurant offering various Malay dishes at a reasonable price.

Otako Takoyaki @ 3rd Floor Sungei Wang Plaza

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This place is on the 3rd floor of the Sungei Wang Plaza where most of the food vendors are located. They have a couple varieties of takoyaki (octopus balls) and okonomiyaki (flat cake of unsweetened batter fried with various ingredients). This is the Osaka-style (origin in Osaka Japan) which is doughy, soft, hot and steamy - cooked through with lots of nori and katsuo.

Bunga Raya Cafe @ Celyn Hotel City Mall

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Previously featured on Groupon, at the price of only RM15.00, you can get a meal for 4 persons at Bunga Raya Cafe in Celyn Hotel. The deal included 4 main course with a choice of grilled chicken with rice and a side dish or other dish selections such as special fried rice or butter fish with rice.

Luigi Malones @ Segama

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FYI, Luigi Malones is going to close for renovation from 7th January 2013 onwards.... if you're thinking to dine here, please call 088-252429 for more info.
Luigi Malones located at Jalan Sugut, Segama, is a franchise restaurant from Ireland. The á la Carte Menu represents an extensive array of dishes from around the world. Great choice of house specialities, pastas, pizzas, fajitas, burgers and fantastic steaks are the dishes available at Luigi Malones.

McDonald's - Serious Lamb Burger @ Perth, Australia

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Leave it to the Aussies to introduce a unique burger in an overly commercialised joint. Perhaps in an attempt to win customers who are more conscious about how their food affect their environment, this is very much in sync with the 'eat local' global movement, that has seem to hit the more 'cultured' Westerners.

Cui Jing Food Corner @ Alamesra

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Cui Jing Food Corner is a newly open eatery serving assorted types of noodle in Alamesra. The shop, with a Chinese signboard in yellow and red colour, is located behind Maybank.

Jus Burger @ Perth, Australia

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Winning the award of being the best burger for Western Australia in 2012, is certainly no small feat. Being a big fan of burgers, we made it a point to visit one of their many little outlets, one of which is here at Leederville.

Kedai Kopi Sin Hin II @ Donggongon

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Kedai Kopi Sin Hin is famous for its hot buns and Kopi Botol (Cold Coffee in a bottle). Besides the hot buns, there are a few hawker's stalls in the restaurant which offers variety food.

Taka's Kitchen @ Perth, Australia

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If you’re looking for a fast, flavoursome fix of delicious Japanese cuisine, Taka in Barrack Street is unbeatable value for money. This cafe-restaurant is a student's favourite place to eat in Perth.

Kuan Onn Tim Sum @ Lido

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In KK, you can rarely find Penang Lobak. However, in Kuan Onn Tim Sum, Lido, there is a stall which offers authentic Penang Lobak during the evening.