Where to Eat on Valentine in KL

  1. Samira

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For a tropical escape within the city, head to Samira. The dim lit interior matches the dark wood furnishings creating a truly warm and intimate ambience. The place serves a wide range of tummy-filling and unique Thai dishes alongside house blend mocktails to let you toast to lasting years together.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 100 for 2 pax
  • Address: 268, Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Sentul
  • Opening Hours: 12nn to 3:30 pm, 6pm to 10:30 pm
  1. Café Café

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Café Café is an experience bringing Paris to lovers dining in Kuala Lumpur. The ambience exudes everything Parisian, from sightings to sounds, from passion to perfection. The menu presents gastronomic and authentic French cuisines featuring Australian lamb, Norwegian salmon, and French oysters among others.

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P.S. The restaurant is veteran when it comes to hosting anniversaries, engagements, and marriage proposals. So, if you’re planning on something to sweep your love of their feet, just give Cafe Cafe a call!

  • Estimated Cost: RM 150 for 2 pax
  • Address: 175, Jalan Maharajalela
  • Opening Hours: 6pm to 12am daily

3. Qureshi Malaysia

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Experience the intensity of flavors of the best cuisines from Northern India when you take your candlelight dinner to Qureshi Malaysia. The lavish interiors complement the biryanis, kebabs, tandooris, lamb dishes, the customer-recommended dal qureshi, and other dishes from the menu.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 150 for 2 pax
  • Address: Level Ground Floor, East Wing, TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPCKL), 10 Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Desa Sri Hartamas
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

4. Nobu

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If you’re a couple who want to experience another face of the Orient, you can opt to visit Nobu in KLCC. It is frequented by pairs to enjoy pork-free fine dining and to taste Japanese cuisine infused with South American flavors. While you spend the evening at Nobu, don’t forget to try their omakase. The chef would make his choice with your dinner, which can range from RM250++ up to RM798++ with sake pairing.

  • Estimated Cost: RM500++ for 2 pax
  • Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center
  • Opening Hours: 12nn to 2pm, 6pm to 10:30pm

For Those Who Want To Splurge:

Marini’s on 57

For an evening guaranteed to be filled with romance, couples like to visit Marini’s on 57, a rooftop bar and Italian restaurant that is also located in KLCC. The interiors are filled with Italian style furniture and paintings of Rosalba Mangione. Wine bottles also decorate the place, and the contents, of course, you can pair with your Italian meals.

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P.S. If you feel like trying something off the menu, Head Chef Modesto Marini will be always be at your service to whip up anything to please you and your love’s palate.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 300 for 2 pax
  • Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Center
  • Opening Hours: 5pm to 1:30 am (Monday – Thursday, Sunday), 5pm to 3am (Friday, Saturday)

PRIME Steak Restaurant – Le Meridien

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Multi-award recipient PRIME is another go-to spot for fine dining of Halal-certified meat-lovers. PRIME prides on its international quality beef cuts — angus and wagyu among others — and a great classic wines. If you’re looking for seafood dishes, PRIME won’t disappoint either; they have a good range of fresh salmon and oysters.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 300 for 2 pax
  • Address: Level Five, Le Meridien, 2, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Brickfields
  • Opening Hours: 12nn to 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Maison Francaise

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Why not take the anniversary celebration to the next level? Bring your date to a candle light dinner that’s situated outdoors and next to a pool. Take him or her to Maison Francaise. The main dining hall has a patio that overlooks a lush garden with the KLCC as a backdrop. You can also toast to an awesome night with one of the 150 premium wines from France as you savor their satisfying French dishes..

  • Estimated Cost: RM 400 for 2 pax
  • Address: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur City Center
  • Opening Hours: 12nn to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm

Villa Danieli

So, it’s classic candle light dining with a touch of bliss you’re looking for. Why not head to Villa Danieli at the Sheraton Imperial? Romance is definitely in the air with its trattoria set up, warm lighting, and rustic interiors. As expected, the menu is all Italian.

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P.S. Villa Danieli also serves Halal meals and alcohol.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 550 for 2 pax
  • Address: Level 5, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit
  • Opening Hours: 12nn to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Cantaloupe – The Troika Sky Dining

How about a special dinner gazing at the great Kuala Lumpur landscape? It’s possible when you dine at the Cantaloupe at The Troika. The dishes in the menu are mouthwatering European cuisines — Italian, French, Greek, and Spanish.

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Coffee lovers will also enjoy Cantaloupe’s unique coffee servings such as the Cafe Cantaloupe which is one that is served right at your seat.

  • Estimated Cost: RM 550 for 2 pax
  • Address: Level 23A, Tower B The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC
  • Opening Hours: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

We hope enjoy your dinner with your love one.

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Pantang Larang Tahun Baru Cina

Selamat Tahun Baru Cina…

Untuk pengetahuan korang, sambutan Tahun Baru Cina ni bermula sehari sebelum tahun baru dan berakhir pada hari kelima belas. Masyarakat Cina percaya sepanjang tempoh tersebut, terdapat beberapa perkara yang perlu dielakkan bagi menghindari penyakit atau nasib malang.

Bagi  korang yang tak pernah mengetahui pantang larang ni, disini Hafiz kongsikan 6 pantang supaya korang tak tersilap atau melanggar pantang larang ni semasa korang  beraya di rumah rakan yang berbangsa Cina.

Dilarang Makan Bubur

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Sepanjang tempoh perayaan, masyarakat Cina perlu mengelak bersarapan dengan bubur. Mereka dilarang bersarapan bubur kerana boleh menyebabkan seseorang menjadi miskin. Jadi korang janganlah bawa bubur ayam McD sebagai buah tangan, sebaik-baiknya beri buah-buahan atau hamper.

Adab Menggunakan Penyepit

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Kalau korang dijemput makan semeja, jangan sesekali mencucuk penyepit pada mangkuk nasi keadaan menegak!

Ini kerana ia kelihatan seperti membakar setanggi untuk memperingati orang mati…..

Jangan Menyapu

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Kalau korang terjatuhkan makanan seperti kuih, jangan pandai-pandai nak menyapu kerana korang akan menyapu semua nasib baik dan kekayaan tuan rumah.

Oleh itu, pastikan korang tidak melakukan kesilapan ini dan mengutip makanan yang jatuh tadi.

Jangan Pinjam Duit

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Jangan pinjam duit tetapi kalau korang dah pinjam, ni lah masa yang paling terbaik untuk bayar balik duit yang korang pinjam tu! Mengikut kepercayaan masyarakat Cina, hutang harus dilangsaikan sebelum malam Tahun Baru Cina supaya si penghutang tidak terbeban dengan hutang sepanjang tahun…

Tidur Lambat

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Mengikut adat tradisional masyarakat Cina, semua penghuni rumah wajib tidur lambat bagi menyambut kedatangan Tahun Baru.

Adat ini juga dipercayai memanjangkan usia orang tua mereka…

Jangan Pecahkan Barang

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Jangan pecahkan barang seperti pinggan, pasu, cawan atau mangkuk! Perbuatan ini menyebabkan tuan rumah boleh kehilangan kekayaan.

Kesimpulannya, sebagai seorang rakan yang baik…rasanya tak salah untuk kita menghirmati kepercayaan rakan2 sekeliling.

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11 Tips to Eat Clean and Start losing Weight

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What is clean eating? Clean eating focuses on consuming whole foods that are minimally processed and as close to their natural form as possible. Adopting a clean eating plan can be a simple and effective way to lose weight and boost your overall health. On top of that, eating clean means relying less on processed, store-bought items and preparing more meals at home, which could save you money.

Here are 11 clean eating tips that can help you be healthier and more energized:

1. Cut out Added Sugar

Eating too much added sugar has been linked to a wide array of health issues ranging from obesity to heart disease. When transitioning over to a cleaner eating pattern, foods and beverages with added sugar should automatically be phased out. When cleaning up your diet, using healthy substitutes for your favorite sweet treats can satisfy cravings and keep you on track.

For example, swap your nightly bowl of ice cream for a clean treat like Greek yogurt topped with berries, unsweetened coconut and cinnamon.

 

2. Bring out Your Inner Chef

A lot of people nowadays depend on fast food and other quick, unhealthy foods to get them through busy days.

However, making a habit of buying meals and snacks on the run can lead to unhealthy choices and behaviors. Although it’s not practical for everyone to cook all meals at home, preparing fresh, healthy food for yourself should be a priority whenever possible.

When eating clean, knowing what’s in your food is important and cooking for yourself is the easiest way to control what goes in and what stays out of your body.

3. Stop Eating “Diet” Foods

When trying to lose weight, many people reach for “diet” foods like low-fat dressings, diet soda, meal replacement bars and weight-loss drinks. These foods can be loaded with artificial sweeteners, preservatives and added sugar.

For example, low-fat yogurts can contain as much as 23 grams (6 teaspoons) of sugar in a half-cup serving. When following a clean eating program, choose whole, non-diet foods like unsweetened, full-fat yogurt and natural peanut butter with no added sugar.

4. Go for the Green

Leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale and arugula are easy and nutritious ingredients that can be added to almost any meal. Adding a mixed green salad to your meal, incorporating sautéed spinach into an omelet or tossing fresh kale into your favorite smoothie are easy ways to eat more healthy produce.

Greens — especially dark, leafy greens like kale — are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help your body thrive.

Try experimenting with different types of greens to narrow down your favorites.

 

5. Say NO To Refined Carbs

Filling up on white rice, bread and pasta won’t do you any favors when it comes to health. This is because these foods lack the vitamins, minerals, fat, protein and fiber that your body needs to function.

Plus, a high intake of refined carbohydrates has been associated with an increased risk of developing health issues like obesity and diabetes..

Swap refined grains for whole, fiber-rich grains like oats, barley, brown rice for cleaner, more nutrient-dense carbohydrate options.

 

6. Choose Nutrient-Dense Foods

Foods that are considered “nutrient-dense” contain an impressive amount of nutrients but are relatively low in calories. They’re perfect for those looking to shed pounds.

Nutrient-dense foods include broccoli, berries, eggs, red bell peppers, seeds, wild-caught salmon and sweet potatoes.

On the other hand, foods that are considered nutrient-poor, like candy and fast food, are packed with calories yet contain few nutrients.

Choosing meals and snacks that are loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients is a smart and delicious way to get healthier.

7. Keep It Clean When Eating Out

As long as you know what to look for, eating clean can be a breeze no matter where you are. Choose meals that focus on fresh produce, complex carbs, healthy fats and lean proteins. Although it’s perfectly healthy to indulge in a treat once in a while, make it a point to limit heavy dishes like creamy pastas and fried foods as much as possible.

Additionally, swap the breadbasket for a healthy salad before your meal to increase your vegetable intake while filling up on fiber.

8. Meal Prep for Success

Prepping bulk meals for the week ahead ensures that you will have fresh, healthy options every day. It also keeps you from making poor food choices out of desperation.

For example, knowing that you have a delicious meal already prepared and waiting for you in your refrigerator can deter you from stopping at a fast food restaurant for a quick bite.

Try investing in a dry erase board for your kitchen where you can jot down recipe ideas, grocery lists and plan meals for the week ahead.

9. Don’t Drink Your Calories

Drinking just a few calorie- and sugar-laden drinks per day can lead to weight gain over time and may increase your risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes.

Even healthy-sounding drinks like smoothies can be loaded with sugar, which isn’t good for weight loss or overall health.

To keep your added sugar intake to a minimum, hydrate with healthy options like water, water infused with fresh fruit and unsweetened green tea.

10. Keep Your Pantry and Fridge Stocked

When transitioning to a healthier diet, it’s essential to be prepared. This way, you always have the ability to make healthy meals and snacks.

Set aside time every week to go grocery shopping, which will ensure your kitchen is stocked with the ingredients necessary to keep you on track with your wellness goals. Keeping a supply of healthy canned, frozen and bulk ingredients on hand can make last-minute meals a breeze.

Canned beans, frozen vegetables and grains like quinoa and oats are affordable, clean ingredients that can be stored in the freezer and pantry to be enjoyed at any time.

11. Clean up Your Coffee

Although coffee is a healthy drink on its own, additives like sweetened syrups, artificial sweeteners and whipped cream can negatively impact your health and waistline.

Popular coffee drinks like frappuccinos, mochas and sweetened lattes can pack in hundreds of calories.

In order to keep your coffee healthy and avoid flooding your body with excessive amounts of sugar, keep your drink simple and opt for unsweetened items.

To conclude this…

Clean eating isn’t a diet — it’s a healthy way of eating that can be followed for life.

By increasing your intake of whole, clean foods and eating fewer unhealthy, processed items, you can positively impact your overall health and wellbeing.

Plus, eating clean can help you reach your weight loss goals in a healthy, sustainable way.

Try incorporating a few of these tips every week. Before you know it, you will be living a healthier, happier lifestyle