Curate Coffee Roaster at SS2 is currently one of my favourite coffee if you are looking for a nice coffee doze for the day. Offering variety of coffee beans as they are one of a award wining roaster. 

best coffee in pjThis place is more for take away as they have very limited seating capacity.

If you are looking for nice coffee in PJ, then taking away for you would be ideal.

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20230831_131151  Some of their single origin is my profile and I would advise for you to explore to find out what you like. The barista there is very friendly and will ask you around to see what you like.

best latte Carefully pouring out my latte

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coffee in pj curate coffee hidden cafe latte in klCurrently is one of my favourite coffee place in PJ. Best coffee in PJ maybe?roaster in kl


Curate Coffee Roaster

75, Jalan SS 2/72, SS 2,

47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Time: 10:30 am–5:30 pm

I recently was introduce to this Famous Kavitha Banana Leaf Rice,  Taman Selera, Pjs 4, PJ Old Town. Once of a classic store that serves affordable banana leaf rice that constantly flocks with people during lunchtime. It is easily more than 45 years and currently is helm by second generation.

famous banana leaf riceUpon Seated down, let the guy there know you want banana leaf rice, then you will be serve with a piece of banana leaf, mountain of rice if you are able to eat, 4 types of veggie sides, and 2 types of condiments. All of those are free refill.

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I order some sides, where the Fried chicken is a must order as it is fried fresh upon order. kavitha banana leaf rice

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northen curry Then I went to took another side plate for mix rice. Choosing a few variety, mutton, chicken varuval, potato. 

famous banana leaf rice in KL

Flavours here are actually pretty spot on. Simple and on point with simple flavour to strong flavours. Mutton is cook to perfection on that day in smaller cubes for easy to bite with its fragrant spices curries.

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20231105_135322 I had 5 drinks in total, and totally enjoy each of the cup.

1. Badam Milk – recommended
2. Masala Tea – recommended
3. Salted Mint lassi – so so
4. Teh tarik is good
5. Kavitha Pull Coffee – too sweet for me.

chai masala tea  
 My total bill came to RM 50 for 5 drinks, 1 banana leaf rice, 1 fried chicken,  mutton,  and 2 veggies. I find it pretty decently price. Will certainly come back again. 

pj old town (2)*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, affordable and good.!!!~-Stamped-

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


Taman Selera, Pjs 4,

46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Time: 8am – 9.30pm


One of the famous Sushi Mastro Nikkei Restaurant in Kepong now have expanded their latest Flagship store near into the heart of KL. Sushi Mastro Nikkei Flagship Maluri, KL have tremendously  up their game in interior.

Sushi Mastro Nikkei Flagship Maluri, KLTheir Latest Sushi Mastro Nikkei Flagship interior is very vibrant. Came from its original business concept as South American and Japanese inspired food. With this special blend, they work with a local artist to bring their concept to live.sushi mastro outlet sushi mastro menu Its a comfy dining area and on weekend, it is constantly fully book on certain hours. Best to make reservation before heading over.

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Starting off, what caught my attention is their mocktails. That really look and taste like cocktails which is very impressive. 

The Romero Sandia @ RM13.80 perfect for our hot weather. Serve in tiki-style with apple cider, watermelon, and rosemary. Smoked cinnamon bring hint of smokiness nice aroma into the drink.  Thirst quenching.

The Yuzu Sour @ RM13.80 –  a mocktail equivalent of the Pisco sour, channeling white grapes with yuzu and house-made spice syrup.

japanese peruvianwhen you see this, It link me back to Sushi Mastro. This is a perfect simple combination of Sashimi of Mango and Salmon.. Nikkei Salmon Mango @ RM 62 (as they are using Norwegian salmon) drench with shoyu-marinated ikura and fresh mango slices. 

a mouth full of bursting flavors from ikura, soy sauce, mango. Love the simple sweet savory taste.

japanese fusionsashimiIkejime Sashimi @ RM 30 this is surprisingly good ( 2 cuts each) – golden snapper,
malabar snapper which both is local breed fish. . . Little did I know can it turn to sashimi. meat texture is nice, clean and fragrant. just need a little dip fresh wasabi and hint of soy sauce to bring up the freshness of the fish.
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for a fusion Peruvian mix, the surprise element is actually the base sauce. Sukoshi, Scallop & Seabass, @ RM 52 serve with 2 Hokkaido Scallop, ikeji golden snapper, aji amarillo sauce, quinoa and truffle oil.  Refreshing taste, with hint of herbs and creamy texture, nice end of truffle that is not over powering that brings the mouthful nice balance of flavour.  best japanese fusion foodsushi mastro signature dish The Montana Chirashi – Seafood Shirashizushi @ RM75. Sushi Mastro best seller. Most of the diner will certainly end this as one of the order in their table. Packed with salmon, hamachi, hon maguro, ama ebi, unagi, ikura, tobiko, barramundi and red snapper on furikake rice. A dish that perfectly fit into our grams. best japanese food in klI was caught in surprise that the base of the bowl still fit with rice and the ingredients actually quite generous. Every bite is a nice bite of flavours when you mix well. Bursting little saltiness from tobiko, fragrance garlic rice, with with raw cabbage lighten the flavours.  Nice fish texture comes from salmon and unagi cube. Portion is best to share as I also consider above average. I would say it is good. Recommended. best japanese food in pj


this Wagyu Yakiniku Don @ RM 140 is Japanese Miyazaki wagyu at 100gm serve with chef special Yakiniku sauce with hidden Garlic Rice at the bottom. It is serve rare and torch burn right infront of you to make it slightly charred and grill. The thin cut wagyu is amazingly good, brings a nice slight umami taste on the top layer of wagyu and topped it with special sauce, its perfect pairing. Hint of sweet and texture of meat is a bite of satisfaction. Garlic rice at the base is simple and cook with wok hei. aeon cherassushi mastro

Sushi SurtidasRM 198 – 16 types of specialty sushi. – Miyazaki A5 Wagyu, Salmon, Hamachi, Akami, Otoro, Hokkaido Scallop, Unagi, Ama Ebi, Ikejime Golden Snapper, Ikejime Malabar, Inari, Tamago, Gunkan Tobiko, Gunkan Ikura, Gunkan Spicy Tuna, Gunkan Spicy Salmon. 

best japanese food cherasTheir latest crowd favorite is Japanese sukiyaki served with sliced Argentinian Angus striploin beef, mushrooms, vegetables, tofu, onion, and egg on the side. @ RM55

best japanese food in kepongNice thins beef slice you just need a quick 3-8 seconds in the hot boiling soup to get the nice texture to your liking. Remember to dig with egg for more flavourful flavours. Love the soup base as it is salty enough for me and the fragrance of the soup is to my liking. sushi mastro sukiyabest mocktail in kl

This is a perfect ending, paring, their signature Graham Cake @ RM 20, with cream cheese, crackers with mixture of fruits and light cracker in between. goes very well with  Te de Bayas @ RM 13.80  Berry Tea, Gula Melaka and spice. combination. A nice palate cleanser at the end with a satisfyingly meal. 

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Certainly do not mind to come back again for fusion Japanese Food. Pretty well balance in flavour.


Sushi Mastro Nikkei – Flagship Outlet – Taman Maluri
L1-01, Residensi Lavile, 5, Lorong Peel, Maluri, 55100 Cheras.
Daily, 12pm-3:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm.

Tel: 012-312-4112

Sushi Mastro Nikkei Kepong

Unit 1-1, Fortune Centra, 2, Jalan Metro Perdana 6,

Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kepong, KL

Mon – Sun : 12–3:30 pm, 6–10:30 pm

Tel: 012-312 4112

It was a recommendation by my friend to try out and little did I know that my once a week lunch place Sunway Geo also does have them, but came all the way to check VeryThai Mookata & Street Food at The Starling Mall, PJ.

I do come to Starling Mall quite often and just miss them out. Consider it like a hidden gem for Thai food in the mall. It is located at the Popular bookstore wing at Level 2. very thai sunway geoIt was my friend’s family affairs that came here for dinner and the food here was good and the price is affordable.

the ambience indeed a nice and comfortable. I had late lunch at 2.30pm on that day that is why looks quite empty.
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best mookata in pjThe menu seems quite extensive and I was into their Mookata cuz of the pricing @ RM 59 for Set A. very thai menuThen they do have a lot other kind of street food which is available or even order ala carte dishes. Today only 4 of us we have some mix and match. DSC02951Again we ver order again for first timer, as everything does looks good in the menu. starling mall uptown damansaraThe classic drinks that usually will order are:

Thai Milk Tea @ RM 8.50 , Lemon Grass @ RM 7.50 , something unusual is the Thai Pink Milk tea  @ RM 8.50. best thai saladFor the Octopus Salad @ RM 22.50, this has swim to one of my top recommendations if you are looking for one. Fresh seafood was added in as prawns were fresh and juicy, octopus just boil to perfection. Thai glass noodle were cook to perfection. Right texture, slight chewy, soak with the classic sour sauce. Yumz!. The amount of sourness, sweetness, hint of spiciness just the right balance as you can taste all of it in one go. At the end you get those classic Thai street food after taste. pork neckDeep Fried Pork Neck @ RM 22.50 is also another classic street food that I would usually get when I am at Thai. It is a dish not for everyone from this stall. with the word mention its deep fried. Hence you will get the texture of slight rubbery, smooth meat texture to dip with the cher special sauce is the magic of it. You will get this confusing taste as it looks spicy but do give a nice salty, mild spicy, sour aftertaste.very thai pjbest thai pork leg riceThis would be one of my highly recommended dishes. The classic street food is Stewed Pork leg Rice  @ RM 20.50.  It is one of the best pork leg rice that suits my liking. The pork leg did not overcook, where the fats is still bouncy and not soft. Meat boil to perfection that is not too soft nor hard. The 2 secret that makes this one of my top recommended is the little side soup base which is actually the gravy. Strong aroma with hint of herbal, and hint of saltiness. Once  you add onto the meat, with a spoon of rice and top with the chili. It is the best combination. The explosion of flavours in your mouth is just satisfying.

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On the picture it looks seems small, thought that its easily for 2 pax. I am wrong when I am ordering that much amount of food. It is actually quite a big portion and most unique, first time seeing this with cheese in it. Makes me think that is Korean x Thai???

Cheesy Tomyum Pot with Mama Noodle @ RM 49. If you have a strong palate, then this dish will suits you well. Creaminess of this dish is quite interesting as it could be from the cheese effect. Nice balance of sourness and mild spiciness. The soup is pack with flavours. very thai mookatajeng jeng jeng.  Next is my Mookata  Set A @ RM 59.. I am certainly in love with their cutleries and also the look of its mookata. First time I see such a premium golden bbq soup holder.

Before we start, we were told the usual, need to move around the pork lard to oil the top. Then only start adding in the pork slices. 

Good point here is after you had mookata you wont smell it as they have a strong suction that goes underneath the table, clean environment too.mookata in pjbest thai steamboatbest mookata in klDSC02980Just look at the amount of food for 4 pax. seafood mookata klFor the soup base, we started of with clear soup as we were told we can do that then only add tomyum soup after that. Soup base is actually quite tasty after you have meat oil that flows into it. Tomyum will be subjective in thispoint as we love soup. After cooking a while, there is a mixture of flavours into it that might makes it unique. If you drink it before mixture it is actually decently good. best phad thaiPad Thai with Tiger Prawn @ RM 19.  Pad Thai have many version. I enjoy more those on the slightly sweet side. then I can add their condiments like vinegar, chili powder to enhance the flavour. The dish here which is exactly like I had when I was in Bangkok last year.

Again, might not be your cup of tea as a lot people associate this like Thai Char Koey Teow
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For ending, I will never miss my Tub Tim Krub – Red Rubby with Coconut milk @ RM 8.50. This is certainly must order here. A nice balance of coconut and evaporate milk, that gives a nice coconut arom that it needs. Ice here is not the harsh shaven ice, more towards the smooth side. Generous ingredients for its waterchesnut jelly and decent since. Every bite you can get the crunch of chestnut, the softness of jelly and the nangka aroma and sweetness just makes it well.

Cendol and Melon with Coconut Milk @ RM 9.50best thai food in pjvery thai uptown starling mallIf you are looking for a decent strong flavour profile of Thai food, I will be recommending VeryThai Mookata & Street Food in Starling Mall. Just note that my food was good as it was 2.30 pm. this could be one of the best Thai food in PJ.


VeryThai Mookata & Street Food @ The Starling

S-230, Second Floor, The Starling Mall,

6, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama,

47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 11 am – 10 pm

Tel: 012-296 7577

If you are into flavours, FLOUR Restaurant at Jalan Kamunting KL is gonna blow your mind away. Was told by @bangsarbae that  now they have lunch menu and it was as good as before. They were one of my favourite restaurant when they were still in Bukit Damansara. Flavours were on point and the cooking is spot on. (click here)

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In their new premises, Flour now do offer Lunch menu and I am totally excited over it.

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Love the interior design with its modern classic European with a fountain sits right in the middle giving a nice water flow relaxing ambience. 

Flour is also one of a restaurant which is Michelin Selected. 

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flour lunch menu

Menu were pretty direct. Their few signature is there, also chef cooking method is Modern Contemporary Indian Cuisine. It is playful and with twist of flavours.

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Started off with Pomfret @ RM55 (400-500g) – curry leaves puree marinated Golden Pomfret, charcoal roasted. 

The fragrant of the curry leaves on the top, makes it fragrant. This certainly is My special higlight of the day. The Pomfret is so fresh and cook to perfection. Charcoal roasted till fish oil is oozing out, the oil its one of the element that gives a nice hint fragrant, and the meat is so soft and juicy. Feels like taking a knife cutting it thru like a cake. 

DSCF4904The clever mixture of Curry leaves puree is the secret ingredient that enhances the flavour of it. Fish meat is soft, fresh and juicy. It gives you a nice green aroma that its need with light fish meat and a bit of nice bite texture on the gravy is just well balance.
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Garlic Cheese nan. I looks simple but the nan is dough and bake nicely. Nice bite chewy texture, and the Swiss cheese that the chef use is perfect! give a nice bitter, saltines to enhance the taste of the nan. I quite like it as the taste of it is quite harmonious.

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flour famous butter chickenButter Chicken @ is totally on point. Curry is slightly thick to my liking. It is smooth texture, everybite is filled with satisfaction. Chicken meat is soft, tender and juicy. Well coated with the curry.

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Pairing it with their rice is on point. The grains texture is quite different from many others as was share that they used different cooking method. It is a long grain that cook to perfection. A bit of like uncook texture 20%. Every bite is a nice bite of grains, yet pair with the curries is pretty well balance. Pack with flavours yet it is not overpowering. 

best modern indian restaurant klCoconut Red Prawn @ RM 88 – Red Prawn with Coconut Sauce and Thai Red Chilis is a clever cooking. It looks simple, it is fill with simple fragrance umaminess. Coconut sauce that the bottom is smooth,  prawn is cook to perfection and it is very fresh. You can taste the freshness of prawns with its hint of coconut sauce, hint of chili after taste, with the oil gives  a nice balance indian restaurant klprawnDSCF4936 I enjoy every little sip of this gravy. 
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Mutton Biryani  @ RM 90. Single portion grass Fed mutton, Biryani served with Basil curd. another dish that worth the shout out. To cook medium rare mutton in this pot of rice is certainly another skills set that need to be mastered. Cooking it well along that the grain is not over cook yet the mutton remains medium rare inside a pressure heat. 

Mutton is soft and tender, that gives a nice bite texture with long graints mix with spices, gives a nice mixture of well balance spices. Mutton do not have the lamb strong taste. The after taste spices of briyani just linger around your month.   best poori kl butter chicken   modern indian cuisine

A perfect ending for my meal. The dessert is highly advise not to share. I enjoyed every bits of the perfect biscuity base baked fragrant that I like, a taste f nature with hint of nutty end yet brings out the aroma of mild sweetness. 

chef yogi flour restuarantI am suprise to see Chef Yogi serve the last dessert. an honour to meet him in person with such a strong passionate chef that is cooking all ingredients with respect. Understanding from his perception of coming out with food  concept and ingredients that he has, quality food in this lunch menu he is serving definitely with the price tag and the taste worth to explore. .

t had been a while since I enjoy a meal with such a big smile and remain happy for the rest of the days. It is slightly expensive but it is money well spend for myself. A highgly recommended place by me.

definitely will be back again.


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If you are more explorative you can check out his degustation menu which is also my next aim.

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Flour Restaurant

12, Jalan Kamuning, Off,

Jln Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur,

Operating times:

Mon – Thurs: 6:30–10:30 pm (close Tuesday)

Fri – Sun : 12–2:30 pm / 6:30–10:30 pm

Tel: 012-960 0053

It has been a while since last posteda bout street food and to share with all of you, one of my usual favourite to go place during night street food is at Wai Sek Kai SS2. Plenty of pretty decent food, not the best but comfort food there. Stall no. 8 ,9 and 10 is the usual stalls that I would order. Stall no.8 has the Best Chinese Fried Indian Noodle.

 A kind of taste which is quite nostalgic for me, quite Penang style cuz this is run by Penang family over 30 years already, I aslo started to eat this stall since I studied in KL many moons ago. 

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They are one more consistency for its Fried rice, char Koey teow and even Chiense Indian Fried noodle. Love their fried noodle, as they have their own special gravy that cook along, fried till abit moist to dry, hint of sweet end, mild spicy, and its just a perfect place

A Perfect place for simple nice food. At times there are hit and misses, overall its still good. 

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