Friday, September 22, 2017


Nothing excites KL-lites more than feasting on pricey seafood like lobsters, prawns, crabs and oysters in unlimited quantities. Even better when the extravagant buffet is served alongside live music performances, preferably of the jazz variety.

That is exactly what Saturday Night Vibes aims to deliver. Shook! Kuala Lumpur’s brand new dining concept, Saturday Night VibesCirque du Culinaire experience − introduced in August – takes dining to new, entertaining levels with the emphasis on fresh, global cuisine served alongside relaxing live jazz music.

We had a first-hand experience of Saturday Night Vibes when Q Sound, one of the world's most dynamic and versatile trombonists, and a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York blew us away with a repertoire of cool, lively tunes.

Joerg Hontheim, General Manager of Feast Village said: “Shook! is more than just about the amazing food. It’s about the holistic experience where guests excite their senses through a medley of food, music and magic. Our Cirque du Culinaire dining concept offers only the freshest specialities from our various show kitchens while you are entertained by a coterie of entertainers: magicians, clowns and stilt-walkers as you dine.”

Besides helping ourselves to the lavish spread of premium seafood, we were constantly plied with signature dishes from different restaurants at Feast Village: Fisherman’s Cove, Luk Yu Tea House, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill and Khushi Spice throughout the evening.

The spirited affair also saw us sampling the Signature Cocktail, an Aperol Spritz inspired by vibrant Mediterranean nights and European flavours. The jovial cocktail of prosecco, Aperol and soda definitely boosted our convivial mood that night.

Apart from the Continental style seafood, the Japanese section beckoned with Assorted Sushi and Sashimi as well as various rolled sushi, cocktail glasses of Japanese appetisers and tidbits.

Among the praiseworthy house specialities we savoured were Seafood Paella, King Prawn Noodles, Five-Spice Rack of Lamb, Snow White Dancing Prawns, freshly shucked Pacific Oysters and melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef cheeks.

When the clock struck nine, it was time for dynamic, live performances by the likes of FAZZ, a soulful Malaysian jazz band, Evelyn Feroza and Reza Salleh. Come September 23, Jumero will take centrestage while Jumero, Bihzhu and Ryot Jones will be the headliners on September 23, October 14 and October 21 respectively.

Handcrafted dessert, international cheese and bread selection, tapas-style starters and meat cooked a la minute left us spoiled for choice and utterly replete.
Saturday Night Vibes at Shook! Kuala Lumpur starts at 7pm, every Saturday night at RM168 nett per person. A beverage package available at RM88 nett comes with selected cocktails including the Signature Cocktail, Aperol Spritz, as well as other beers, wines and shooters. The 1-for-1 Happy Hour is also available from 9pm to 11pm in which selected draft beers, house wines and cocktails are served.

Shook! is once again the coveted new weekend hot spot for foodies and music lovers alike.

For reservations, call Shook! Kuala Lumpur, tel: 03 2782 3875 or email:

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Music is food for the soul…this Mid-Autumn Festival, I was thrilled to find music for my ears -- thanks to the pretty YUÈ Mooncake Gift Boxes from The Westin KL.

YUÈ, the Chinese word referencing to moon, music and delight, actually is a gift box incorporating Bluetooth speakers. Turn on a little switch behind the lid and YUÈ will connect wirelessly with your smartphones to play your favourite music. The sound quality is excellent too.

Clad in deep blue brocade or vibrant floral print, the velveteen lined YUÈ gift box holds a set of 4 baked mooncakes. 

Select from 7 delightful varieties: Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste, Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Pandan Lotus, Supreme Mixed Nuts, Pure Red Bean Paste, Imperial Black (charcoal bamboo skin with longan infused paste) and Pearl of Prosperity. Durian fans can opt for the Mini Pure Musang King Durian Snow Skin Mooncakes.
The pretty YUÈ gift boxes can be repurposed as jewellery or keepsake boxes; an impressive treasure chest that can uplift your mood when the Bluetooth speakers are turned on.

YUÈ is available at RM168 each for a set of any 4 baked mooncake flavours and at RM240 for the snowskin durian flavour. For enquiries, please call The Westin KL, tel: 03 2773 8338.