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In Penang there is ineed plenty of street food that you can find. As a Penang Kia, my cousin share with me this place as one of his favourite Classic Nyonya Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay in Penang. He would always buy it whenever he come back to Penang during Chinese New Year. He rated it as one of the best Classic Nyonya Kuih in Penang.

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I only discover this 4 years ago and noob die me, but it is actually quite hidden. Also quite well known now to many tourist. This place had been operating since 1933 and I certainly believe this would be the 3rd generation holding the helm for this place.

The kuih are made fresh every day. There are many classic types of nyonya kuih available with the likes like:

    1. Angku kuih
    2. Kaya Kuih
    3. Huat Kuih
    4. Kuih Jaging (corn)
    5. Kuih Kacang Merah (red bean)
    6. Kuih Ketayap 
    7. Kuih Kosui
    8. Kuih Lapis
    9. Kuih Bingka Ubi
    10. Kuih Talam
    11. Kuih Seri Muka
    12. Onde – Onde
    13. Kuih Salat
    14. Kuih bugis
    15. Rempah Udang

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Many others also. easily more than 25 types available daily. Happy hunting.

Price certainly is not cheap as they are higher priced and also smaller portion. For the taste itself I love it. Classic, fragrant and filled with flavoures.

If you are looking for one of the best Nyoya Kuih in Penang, this is one of the place to look for.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good classic kuih but expensive, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay

Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Masjid,

10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 5pm

Tel : 0124152677

KAPE 카페 at Kepong is one of a cafe in KL that has “so called” Korean cafe. I honestly thought it was run by Koreans and got excited to go over to check it out. when reach and the language transpire is in mandarin, so I was like oh, Korean Concept. 

to me as for Korean Concept cafe, 2 things must get right. Toast and long black. 

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Interior is something very simple. Near to full white. 
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cafe in klby picture itself, since it looks more tempting, decided to go with Korean Street Toast, If i am not mistaken it is RM 18. I must say the smell certainly is inviting and One of a better toast that I have come across. Certainly do carry the Korean vibe as it carry strong flavors. with Spam and kimchi egg is certainly something very appetizing – recommended
coffee in kepongThen for me of course must go with Long Black, as that’s that Korean mostly drink on. It is more on the acidic side and it is decent la. 

the Lemon Butter Cake is not too bad. moist enough to go as a while set .
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KAPE 카페It is not located at the main road as you need to spot Baskin Robin, then side walk next to it. Not a bad cafe for Kepong people to hunt for or even cafe hop. Price is medium range. 

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-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, not bad la for Kepong !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

G-19, Residensi Sentrum Kepong,

Jalan Metro Perdana 6, Taman Kepong,

52100 Kuala Lumpur.

Open Wednesday-Monday, 830am-530pm.

Tel: 016-556-0348

There have been tons of hype for this Natalina Italian Kitchen in Avenue K, KL. Many have regard as one of the best Italian restaurant in KL. Visited this place early this year along with the hype and trying out a few dishes.

I was told that this restaurant is run by a classic Italian and that is why they are so well known here. It is also recommended by a few of my Italian counterparts as they rated as one of the food that very close to their home.

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Seating space here is not huge and if it is full house, you might find it abit cramp.

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avenue kWhat is famous here is certainly one of their pizza series as all pizza are made fresh upon orders.

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DSC01251Each of the table got their own freshly made bread to go off with. starting off with their special house made pesto, tomato and olive base condiments. It is actually pretty good as all 3 have pretty distinctive flavours.

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lasagneWhat attracted me in the menu are these few dishes. If there is a chance I would always try to order Lasagna, Not too sure if this is in the menu as the one I see in the website I could not find this dish anymore. This is one of a lasaga that is punch with flavours. Mince meat is cook to soft perfection and serve with melted cheese, with fried leaves that gives it a nice end crips texture. Best for sharing.

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franks barI have always been a big fan of Pappardelle con Guancia di Manzo @ RM 72 – broad pasta strips with wagyu beef cheeks white ragu, topped with Roman Pecorino cheese.

Certainly one of my favourite as it is hard to find nice version of this. It have to be wide and light weight and cook to al dante. This is unique as the sauce is great and even better with Pecorino cheese. Gives you a nice strong bold flavours from both tomatoish and mild bitterness of the cheese. Goes really well with the white wine I have chosen.

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DSC01243Usually i would go for classics Margarita and seems why not with something elevate for the day. Just hitting on something simple Tarfuto @ RM 68 – Buffalo Mozzarella, scarmoza, mixed wild mushrooms and wild truffles. It is a simple pizza that does not goes wrong. If it is wrong, then they would not be one of the recommended Italian restaurant in KL.

Edge is burnt to perfection with crips on the side. Love the dough as it is thin crust and I believe it is sourdough?

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best tiramisu in pjThis is OhMyLord! . I would have to rate this as one of the best tiramisu I come across. It is very hard to come across such texture, taste to my liking. IT IS A MUST ORDER! Classic Traditional Tiramisu @ RM 45 (contains alcohol)

It is moist and the mascarpone cream is beat to perfection. Soft and fluffy yet the base is punch with espresso and the top is with strong cocoa powder with nice bitter end. Every little bits of chocolate give you a nice bite. It is a well balance of flavour. Sweet, nice bitter end and a mild hint of alcohol punch at the end. it is PERFECTO!

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Natalina Italian Kitchen

Is it the best Italian restaurant in KL? This will be down to own individual preference. I find it quite decent and certainly will be back again to try their other items. Price wise is on the high side.

It is best for you to make reservations especially for dinner. Lunch you can still try your luck for walk in

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, pretty good Italian food but its on the expensive side !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Natalina Italian Kitchen

Avenue K, Lot 06 – Level 03, 156,

Jln Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm

Tel: 0126733860

LUT Gastrobar TTDI is one of a modern dining that have created quite a buzz in social media. With their signature post under this area, I have seen many people that have check in here. Lut Gastrobar offers modern casual dining serving an upscale local cuisine with modern touch that is pretty interesting, 

fine dining in pjmodern dining in klThe dining ambiance is certainly those kind of modern hip chic hype that certainly simiiar to those in Melbourne too. Love the colour neon place.
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lut menuFor menu it is pretty straight forward. you can either order from their ala cart menu or even Set menu for 2. What I know is their signature Foie Gras Sandiwch is a must order Item. lut special menu
DSCF8808Sharing their Set Menu RM 688 for 2 pax and some of the item are sharing portion. with this, kicking off with 2 cocktail of the day serve with Premium Oyster. It had been ages since I had good oyster and this fresh oyster is really good. Meat is sweet!

  1. Lychee Martini
  2. Blue Ocean is slightly more on the sweet side. 
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  4. angel hairNext is Uni Capellini with kelp, chives and truffle oil. Something punch with flavour to kick off. Capellini cook to perfection with springy texture and fresh unit to give a hint of creminess with truffle oil not too strong to pair well with it. DSCF8823Sharing : Spicy Salmon tartare – red onion, cucumbers, capers, avocado, kaffir lime and tortila chips DSCF8815signature foie gras sandwichSharing : Signature Foie Gras Sandwich – mushroom, miso caramel, pear.  Now I understand why this is a must order item. It is a mini square box that is so umami. Crusty bread with a bit butter taste that goes well with its creaminess of perfectly coked foei gras, miso caramel just give the edge it needed of sweet and saltiness balance. 
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    Sharing: Chargrilled  caulifeflower : Kombu, Paramesan, aoili, soy caramelDSCF8845Sharing : Oven Baked Purple cabbage : Haloumi, macademia and caesar fine dine in klSharing Chili Lobster :  chili, dried shrimp, grilled bread. It is hard to go wrong with this dish where gravy can bend towards sweeter or more spicy side. I like this as certainly bring the classic flavours that I like similiar to Penang. Creamy base, with spicy taking the lead and sourish end. Dipping with grilled bread is a great option besides mantou.
  5. steak in klSharing : Australian Angus Rib Eye MB5 with assorted condiments. I love how they seared this beef perfectly. Slight crips burnt outer layer yet the meat is cook to medium rare as I requested. Great cooking. This dish is also uniqhe where the condiments is on the heaver side.  served with miso caramel, kimchi, seasoned garlic and wasabi. If you mix all flavors together, it is too powerful and covering the great perfect steak. 
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    Signature Black Cod Ikura Don : Ikura, wasabi, scallion, premium japanese rice. I wish they put fresh wasabi as a side instead of putting inside the rice. Once you stir it all together, the wasabi just take over the whole bowl. Even the cod is cook nice and soft with its fish flavour is still there. burnt cheese cakeBurnt cheese cake as the closing meal.
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It is a strong flavour dinner for 2 journey. if you are in for this then its a great combination of local with modern touch. I wish they can create a better flavour journey dishes over the 9 course dinner. 

Location:

LUT Gastrobar TTDI

30, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,

Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating hours:11.30-2.30pm/6.30pm – 12am

Tel: 014-383 8093

I actually quite like LunaBar Coffee in Penang for its ambiance. Outlook is certainly very green as it is filled with plants. It is hard for you miss it as the  most unique one. One of a cafe in Penang that you can plan to visit.

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Lunabarcoffee penangNicely decorated with taste of art and scandinavian style. Most of the souvenir place on table are able to purchase.

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Outdoor seating area with the nature. 
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Love the vibe of indoor seating area, as it certainly do feels like a cafe in Taiwan.luna bar coffeeLunabarcoffee menupenang best cafe

I find coffee here are okay only, as there are better one out there but certainly in for their ambiance. 

It is a nice cafe to chill with is environment. Seems that alot studens are here parking themselves to work. So be prepare to get a spot from them. 

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, coffee is not too bad, I am in for the Ambiance, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

LunaBarCoffee 10d,

Jalan Clove Hall,

10050 Penang

Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm (Closed : Tues/Wed)

Bichii Coffee is indeed a hidden gem in Sungai Buloh. Tug in out of no where in this industrial architecture is pretty interesting. The owner started it off as a photostudio then now tune a notch up with a cafe as part of it. It is a hidden cafe in KL for this.

cafe in kepong The cafe is beautifully decorated with style and alot of corners can be ootd. With only limited space, we have to make reservation for sit in. Best do share to them where you prefer to sit. They have indoor and outdoor. For nice picture, I find that outdoor is more cool, as it is set up with like Camping look and feel at the balcony corner. It is also good that can consider Cafe in Kepong for Kepong folks to drive over.

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Bichii Coffee menuCoffee here is pretty decently good for a cafe in Sungai Buloh, that you do not have to travel all the way to KL or PJ. They take beans from a few supplier and one of them is Beans Brother. They changed bean every month. So it could be you like the beans today could be different on next visit. 
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If you are staying in this area and looking for good coffee, I would certainly recommend this coffee place for your cravings. Single origin is pretty good too!

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good coffee for this area, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Bichii Cafe 8/2, Jalan LGSB 1/3, Kampong,

47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Operating hours: Fri – Tues : 9am – 5pm

Wed/Thurs : Closed

Tel: 012-963 520

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