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Local inspired food with a twist. Where can you actually find that in modern dining. It was a recent discovery for me that Bijan at Changkat Bukit Bintang is actually a well known Malay restaurant visited by many. With the success of this, they have expended it next door with SPG by Bijan. A twist of Malay Tapas and Light Bites and specialize cocktails with local infusion.

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If you are looking for Malay Cuisine then head to their classic well known Bijan.

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Certainly inlove with their ambiance. It reminds me of like when I am in Bali. Casual sitting area with fan and neon purple as background and classic mosaic bar is indeed a perfect place for gathering.

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Their cocktail series is indeed a bomb. Not your usual classic that you get in cocktail bar but it is indeed with local flavours infusion.  Believe that one of a unique cocktail in Changkat Bukit Bintang?

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Hit The Road Jack @ RM 35 : vodka, frangelico, jackfruit, lemon

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Kampung Girl @ RM 35 : gin, cucumber, ginger, blue pea flower

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One of the local inspired cocktail is :Petai Cocktail. YUP! PETAI! Stinkini @ RM 35 pickled petai, gin, vermouth. I was like whatttt.???!!! Decided to give it a try and it blew me away. I am not a fan of petai but this cocktail is another level. A well balance of mix with hint of fermented petai that brings the aroma right at the end. PERFECT PERFECT! – Recommneded!

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Blur Like Sotomg @ RM 42 : Spicy squid ink sambal tumis, anchovies, petai, mozzarella & coriander. One of my favourite for the night as a well nice mixture of flavor. not the usual Italian classic. A clever combination that brings all the flavour subtle.

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Or Chien San @ RM 22 : It’s SPG’s or chien meets okonomiyaki. Fried oyster omelette, miso chili sauce, aioli, bonito flake & sesame. Topped with fresh oyster and omelet is done right. Bonito flakes adds a layer of smokey flavour into it.

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One of the iconic entry for the menu is : Ah Ran Sini @ RM 25 Nasi Lemak flavours stuffed into rice balls & deep fried for deliciousness, served with anchovy mayo

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Lamb Dumplings @ RM 16 : Lamb & Chinese parsley dumplings served with black vinegar, shrimp chili oil. First time having dumpling made with lamb. Lamb is soft and chili shirmp is a great pairing.

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Duck Curry Bun @ RM 29 : Baked Keralan duck curry in a bun.  Extra bread for dipping +5. Second favourite of the night is this unique dish for me. Duck curry bun that had done to perfection. Fluffy bun dip into the bread is just perfect. With its hint of tumeric and duck meat cook to its softness.

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Spring Chicken Diavola @ RM 32 : Spicy roast spring chicken diavola-style with baby potato confit & sautéed vegetables.  A perfect plate to share as it fits well with beer as it is punch with spices.

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Seabass & Acar Noodles @ RM 43  : Crispy rice crust seabass fillet served with pickled vegetable “noodles”

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A clever twist of local infusion with modern dining. Certainly one of my recommended restaurant if you are looking for a unique experience.

A joyful experience comes to this set back of MCO 2.0. This place currently being coverted into private event space till further notice:

Enquiries @ [email protected]
Contact: 03-20313585/
016-4316568

Location:
SPG by Bijan
3A, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
www.facebook.com/SPG-by-Bijan

Operating Hours: 11am – 12pm (non MCO Period)

Tel: +603 2031 3575

What a big news piece for MCO 2.0. One of a world best chef Gordon Ramsay will be operating one of his famous chains Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort KL. Making this the celebrated multi-Michelin starred chef and TV star’s first Malaysian restaurant. Looking at Sunway official page, it mentions that the restaurant will be starting to operate in June.

I certainly looking forward for his Beef Wellington in the menu and certainly, hopefully, cross finger it will be in there. Have been aiming this since the day I saw it in Hell’s Kitchen.

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All the above are for illustration purpose only. Looking forward for this new dining experience and I am sure it will be fully booked during the first 6 months. Since many of us cant travel.

follow Sunway for more of Gordon update:

https://www.sunwayhotels.com/sunway-resort/dining/gordon-ramsay-bar-and-grill

Thanks to my friend Gary for drawing the attention of this Golden Potato at Kuchai Lama to me. We just had finished my favourite mala hotpot place for dinner and we were super full. He and his gf said that you die die must try this. Damm good. Both of them then went off to tapau where the truck is parking right in front of Family Mart Kuchai Lama.

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Came back with 1 pack that it was so good. We walk towards the food truck to make another 2 pack for take away.

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Surprise to see that the Golden Potato truck is park at the central location of Kuchai where it is the most jam of all. Then get to see that their Potato ball is done fresh. Roll on the spot, fried on the spot. This is one of a common street snacks where you get to find in certain morning or night market.

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it is definitely tricky and not easy to do. To get it raise to an airy ball, it needs the right ingredients and lot of energy to squeeze up the balls.

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It is best advise to eat on the spot. as Potato ball is not easy to last long where the air bubble of the ball will slowly go soft and will become a flat kuih after that.

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Here you go on a prefect ball of Golden potato ball. It is not cheap though as a pack of 8 balls for RM 5. Once a while okay la cuz it is so good.Fragrant with slight crust. Then chewy texture after 2 bite that gives you a nice goie bite. A perfect snacks for anytime.

This truck is park right at the heart of Kuchai Lama in front of Family Mart. Just realize that they have a few food truck and the recent hype is at Kota Damansara Right in front of burger King where you will see a bee line of people queing.

*Pork FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good ball ball !!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Golden Potato Kuchai Lama
(In front of Tealive Kuchai Lama)

Operating hours: 11am – 11pm

Jingle bell, jingle bell as month of December is the happiest festive season of the year. Christmas is just around the corner. I could not help but Taste by Champignon in Ekocheras had come out with their winter series edition. This is so cute especially with rain deer and ginger breadman. Snowman is edible too but on special request.

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For winter collection they have 5 in total.

  1. Mont Blanc @ RM 22 : Chestnut Cremeux, Raspberry and Rose Jelly, Mascarpone Whipped Ganache, Vanilla Sponge and Biscuit
  2. Reindeer @ RM 22 : Cacao Barry Dark Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt, Almond Crunch, Dark Chocolate Cake And Chocolate Ganache
  3. Blackforest @ RM 22 : Dark Chocolate Mousse, Cherry Jelly, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Sponge, Pitted Cherry and Dark Chocolate Coating
  4. Xmas Sleigh @ RM 22 : Mint Mousse, Strawberry Jelly and Financier
  5. Ginger Man @ RM 22 : Cream Cheese Mousse, Carrot and Walnut cake infused Earl Grey and Vanilla Cream

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Blackforest @ RM 22 : Dark Chocolate Mousse, Cherry Jelly, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Sponge, Pitted Cherry and Dark Chocolate Coating

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Ginger Man @ RM 22 : Cream Cheese Mousse, Carrot and Walnut cake infused Earl Grey and Vanilla Cream

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Xmas Sleigh @ RM 22 : Mint Mousse, Strawberry Jelly and Financier

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Reindeer @ RM 22 : Cacao Barry Dark Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt, Almond Crunch, Dark Chocolate Cake And Chocolate Ganache

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Mont Blanc @ RM 22 : Chestnut Cremeux, Raspberry and Rose Jelly, Mascarpone Whipped Ganache, Vanilla Sponge and Biscuit

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This winter season all are pretty good. A nice balance of flavour, with layers of flavour. Each of the dessert is master crafted. Look at the thin layer of top follow by multiple layer of ingredients in it. Some of the pastry even take 2-3 days to complete.

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My personal favourite will be:

  1. Gingerman
  2. Black Forest
  3. Mont Blanc

enjoy your Christmas dessert.

Location:
The Champignons Cake shop
Lot No. G31,Ground floor EkoCheras Mall,
No.693, Batu, 5, Jln Cheras,
Taman Mutiara Barat, 56000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9134 9288

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

High Tea is indeed not my thing as I find the price for it is quite steep for me. However when I saw @ivyaiwei posted about her experience for High-tea in The Ruma Hotel and Residence, then I asked her about her opinion. She just told me her no.1 spot. Best of all, CIMB card/Debit cardholders get 40% off!! Immediately I just went and book for it.

Just got an email that their promo had extended to November too. Menu right at the bottom.

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Ruma Hotel and Residence would be like one of my recommendation for travellers with budget. Indeed it is a boutique hotel with nicely build up modern interior. I have not stayed here before but did came over for functions. It is indeed a nice place for picture taking.

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Their high tea area is in Goutal room. During this time, reservation is highly recommended and have to send them email ([email protected]) for reservation confirmation. Then you have to make a deposit to secure the spot.

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there are 2 sessions. 2.3pm or 3.30 pm. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with their handwashing ceremony.

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From the menu, there area some selection of tea for you to choose from. Fret not, as hot water for the tea is refillable.

We had :

  1. Chocolate Mint Tea
  2. French Orange

Both tea were surprisingly good. Got their own taste charactor and it is light yet do not cover the actual tea taste. Pairs well with our tea set too.

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as it was Pink-October, in support for Breast Cancer awareness campaign, they have created the tea set to be feature in pink theme.

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the flow was to start from top tier then flow to bottom . However, it depend your own liking how you would want to kick start on it.

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Not the usual pastries I have especially those tarts with beetroot – that gives you hint of earthy and hint of sweetness at the end is pretty good. Yet the cracker and topped with salmon cubes is savory and perfect!

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Can see that they actually put in effort for their mini cakes as there are layers of flavours in it. After enjoying the whole series of items, only then I understand why IVY mention is her no.1.

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If many of you want to pamper yourself for a nice afternoon treat, I guess with 40% off is a pretty good bargain and it is quite full actually. I am here mainly because of the  40% CIMB high tea Promo! 😀

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What’s in for November?
Movember menu starts from 6th November:

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Afternoon Tea available every Friday-Sunday
Afternoon Tea Session starts at 2:30pm-6pm.
Afternoon Tea is charged per person.
Cancellation Policy ( after payment) : 5 working days’ notice full refund / 3 working days’ notice 50% refund / 1 working days’ notice 100% deposit forfeited.

Make your bookings here: [email protected]

Follow me Instagram: @taufulou

*Pork FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, recommended with its price, ambience and pastry quality !!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
7, Jalan Kia Peng,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel: 03-2778 0888

First came Brew & Bread when I was in F&B industry. Gotten free sample from my boss for their drip coffee. For a local roasters they are pretty impressive. Over the years the years, they have then build cafe to showcase their coffee and now with warm food. Their original outlet was sin Kota Kemuning then now another outlet in Wisma MCA at Jalan Ampang which is famous for their brunch in KL.

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After the trail, their drip coffee had become one of my favourite before all others came out, of course with the most recent well known that most of my friend is buying is “perks”.

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they have a display corner that sells their coffee drips, beans and some other merchandize.

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of course, I am in for their single-origin filter coffee @ RM 14 which what they are famous for. Their latte @ RM 8 and Mocha @ RM 11 are equally good.

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Read up some reviews, their food are pretty good too. Decided to try out their Truffle Bacon Carbonara with Bacon Brisket @ RM 26. It is creamy and they use like sort of fettuccini thicker version, that is cook to al-dante and fragrant is just right.

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this is their signature that a lot of people shout out: Hot Bunny Crab @ RM 25. For price wise, it is a pretty good catch with a generous amount of crab meat, a bit hint of creamy spicy and herbs, yet cheese taste is prominent. No wonder it is a must-order. – recommended too.

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A twist of indon – is their healthier version of Gado-Gado @ RM 14. The sauce they did it right, a bit peanut sauce just that healthier side.

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Egg Benedict @ RM 26 with special in house marinated chicken. More like chicken kunyit. a nice twist which is not the usually classic. Time to change some taste?

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French Toast @ RM 23. Broich type bread and a scoop of ice cream. Kinda normal nothing to shout about.

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Sandwich of Truffle mushroom @ RM 13 and I guess this is the least favourite among the food we have tried. If can, avoid.

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As we are here for birthday gathering with ex-colleague, after meals, cakes of course is a must.

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cakes all so so only.

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If you are here, I think their pasta series definitely stood out, follow by Brunch and maybe local delights. For me on my taste profile, rating them as one of the best coffee in KL for a local roaster.

*Pork FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good eh. Recommended for their Coffee and Pasta!!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Brew & Bread
Wisma Mca, Suite G-03,
163, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 8am – 5pm

Tel: 03-2093 8734

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