Cover The Good Food Trio co-founders Lissa Yeoh and Yeoh Way Cheng

In the first episode of Tatler Malaysia’s Tatler Tours series, our friends from The Good Food Trio Lissa Yeoh and Yeoh Way Cheng take us around their favourite spots in Ampang, and reveal some gems worth sharing

When we approached Lissa Yeoh and Yeoh Way Cheng to share what they love most about Ampang, arguably one of Klang Valley’s most coveted addresses, they were only all too happy to oblige. After all, Ampang is more than just home to them—it’s also where their Good Food Trio story began.

For the uninitiated, gastronomic powerhouses Lissa and Way Cheng, together with their friend Yuen Yin Sze-To, co-own and operate a handful of wildly popular restaurants including La Risata, The Daily Grind, and Bijan. The three brands have since taken the Kuala Lumpur gourmet scene by storm but The Good Food Trio’s adventure really began with the opening of the first La Risata, an establishment that serves rustic Italian fare, in Persiaran Ampang, Kuala Lumpur in 1996.

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“Ampang is a big neighbourhood but the community is quite small so in that sense it’s very friendly,” Lissa said, adding that whether it’s at the nearby grocer’s or the prestigious Royal Selangor Golf Club, she’s bound to run into friends. As purveyors of good food, the culinary maestros shared the ease of finding a nice cup of freshly-brewed coffee or a delectable spread of wholesome Malaysian cuisine.

Lauding Ampang’s convenience, Lissa and Way Cheng also highlighted the self-sufficient neighbourhood’s enviable selection of luxury malls (for their shopping fix), pedestrian walkability, state-of-the-art hospitals, schools (public, private, and international), and easy access to wider Klang Valley. In fact, Lissa and Way Cheng send their children to the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) and Mutiara International Grammar School respectively.

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Perhaps the brightest Ampang gem of all are the ultra-exclusive residential developments. “We like to keep an eye out on luxurious new properties in our neighbourhood,” Lissa revealed as they explored the breathtaking Pavilion Embassy showroom with Tatler Malaysia.

Located within the prime Embassy Row enclave in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Pavilion Embassy is an address that will never go out of style, offering both a premium status as well as peerless connectivity to the city. Though most of Kuala Lumpur is peppered with dazzling skyscrapers that seem to breach the clouds, Pavilion Embassy Mayfair Residences is low density in comparison, with only 57 units. With unit sizes that span from 1,899sf to a generous 2,701sf, coupled with a partially-furnished interior design, the residential development promises a luxurious living space while enjoying the best of city living.

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To-be residents with a tot or two in tow would be pleased to learn that Pavilion Embassy houses a children’s playground, a nursery, a kid’s pool, and lush green landscaping, perfect for activities and quality time spent outdoors. For the entertainers, brag-worthy social spaces such as the lifestyle kitchen, games room, and outdoor BBQ deck will keep your family and friends coming back for more.

“Because we’re pretty active, having all the facilities in one area is pretty ideal,” Way Cheng said, which resonates with the top-notch facilities Pavilion Embassy has to offer. From a state-of-the-art gym to a 50-metre infinity edge lap pool, to premium lounges and designated rooms for both work and play, and on-demand concierge services exclusively for Mayfair residents promising the signature Pavilion experience, truly, you’d be hard-pressed to find a finer place you’d be proud to call home.

Watch the video below for their recommendations of what to do, see, and eat in Ampang:

Visit the Pavilion Embassy property gallery at Level 8, Menara Khuan Choo, or call 011-2028-0888 for an appointment.

  • ProducerElyza Khamil
  • VideographyE Squared Studio
  • Make-UpLer Wan Ning and Diong Jin Jin
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