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Posted by Food Wine Sleep on September 26th, 2013

Flavours of Malaysia

Flavours of Malaysia is back to take you on another adventurous journey of gastronomy discovery! From 26 September to 13 October the Grace Brasserie will be transformed into a culinary exploration of Malaysian food as guests are invited to taste an aromatic menu prepared by Malaysian Chefs specially flown in from Kuala Lumpur.
This year Head Chef Tan Kok Siong and his team will highlight specialty dishes from the Southern States of Malaysia, specifically Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor. Guests will enjoy well-loved local recipes, authentic Nyona specialties, traditional slow food of rendang, fresh healthy organic ulam salad, succulent seafood, tasty meat dishes, and delectable desserts.

The Grace Hotel
will once again be partnering with Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines. Guests will have the chance to win great prizes such as a return ticket on Malaysia Airlines’ to Malaysia (ex-Sydney) with two nights accommodation in the luxurious 10rooms at Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, centrally located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur close to the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment.

The Southern States of Malaysia – Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor

Negeri Sembilan, is located about 50 km South of Kuala Lumpur. Rich in culture and history, Negeri Sembilan has a prevalent influence of Minangkabau culture. Traditional Negeri Sembilan food is hot and spicy as one of the ingredients used is the chili padi, the hottest of chillies. Popular dishes include Rendang, (a deliciously thick traditional dry meat curry). Authentic local favourites include Masak Lemak Cili Api (beef, chicken or fish simmered in coconut milk with extra hot chilli and aromatic herbs), Rendang Minangkabau (Beef Rendang cooked Minangkabau style), Rendang Ayam Negeri Sembilan (Chicken Rendang) and Udang Goreng Chili Padi (Hot & Spicy Prawns).

Melaka, is located between the states of Negeri Sembilan and Johor. The historic state is home to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Melaka. Melaka is famous for delicious Baba Nyonya food as well as Portuguese food. Favourite dishes include Nyonya Laksa (served with herbs finely sliced cucumber on top), Ayam Tempra (Braised Soy Sauce Chicken), Melaka Satay Celup (Steamboat Satay, an assortment of raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat and vegetables on skewers dunked in spicy peanut sauce unique to Melaka), Melaka Rojak (mixed fruits with kangkung vegetables) as well as the popular Chicken Rice Balls of Melaka.

Johor is the Southern gateway to Malaysia. Mouth-watering Johor specialties include Laksa Johor (scrumptious blend of spaghetti, fish curry gravy and vegetables), Lontong (rice cubes with rich vegetable gravy), Sayur Lodeh (assorted vegetable, stewed in coconut milk), Mee Rebus (a noodle dish which consists of mee or yellow noodle, served with tangy, spicy brown gravy, and then topped with condiments) as well as Mee Soto (a special soup served with peanut, beansprout and chicken meat and rice).

It is indeed a culinary adventure not to be missed!

Flavours of Malaysia is available daily for:Lunch Buffet: Tuesday to Friday from 12.00 to 2.00pm and Sunday from 12.30 to 2.30pm
Dinner Buffet: Friday and Saturday from 6.00 to 9.00pm

$40 Lunch Buffet, Tuesday to Friday

$50 Lunch Buffet, Sunday

$50 Dinner Buffet, Friday & Saturday

For more information or reservations call (02) 9272 6670 or


The Grace Hotel Sydney – In the heart of Sydney

The landmark Grace Building is a historic building located in Sydney and plays an important role in the history of Sydney, and Australia. Inspired by the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower in Chicago headquarters of the Chicago Tribune, the Grace building is of Art Deco architectural style and had state-of-the-art innovations and facilities for the time. It was built by the Grace Bros. retail empire and remains one of Sydney’s best known examples of pre-war architecture strategically located on the corner of York, Clarence and King streets, the jewel in the crown of their retail empire. Today the Grace Building has come into its own as one of Australia’s best known hotels located within a grand heritage building.
10Rooms occupy the 9th, 10th and 11th floors of the award winning 1930’s heritage listed Art Deco building, The Grace Hotel. 10Rooms at The Grace Hotel Sydney offers a unique option for travellers who are tired of the same repetitive interiors and generic layouts.
Located at the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the Hotel is a short stroll away from Martin Place, Queen Victoria Building, Darling Harbour’s Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s luxury shopping precincts, theatres, galleries, museums and restaurants, cinemas, Sydney Casino, Chinatown and more.

Posted by Food Wine Sleep on June 24th, 2010

Secret Foodies hit Sydney’s eastern suburbs last Thursday, this time dining at Emmilou on Bourke St in Surry Hills. Guests began arriving at 7pm and were greeted with a cocktail on arrival created especially for the event and aptly named the ‘Ms Darlinghurst’.

Celebrity chef Chris Cranswick-Smith gave us a very warm welcome, delivering each dish and sharing his food philosophy. Chris has been cooking since the age of 14, worked in Michelin star restaurants in Spain, France and the UK and some of Sydney’s top restaurants. He is also a regular guest chef on Ready Steady Cook.

The cuisine at Emmilou can be described as “an authentic menu of modern Spanish tapas that combine international expertise with fresh, local produce”. With an impressive wine list, including a delicious Shiraz from his own fathers winery, Cranswick Estate, guests were not short of wines to compliment their dishes.


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