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Bar above hotels or know as Sky Bar are a boom in Bangkok as there are tons of it. In Malaysia, one of the bar that I have first visited when its available is Luna Bar that sitted on top of Pan Pacific Hotel. Being first time here back many many years ago, I was like so excited. Till date its still one of my favourite hang out spot.

It was 2 weeks ago, one of my best friend came back to Malaysia that he heard so much about this bar have yet visit, then right after our dinner we came by here.

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Taking evalator up to 35th floor and upon arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff. If its on weekend you will need to pay cover charge which is about RM50 if I am not mistaken. We were here on Sunday, therefore its free entry. Just walk up the staircase then you . . .

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reach Luna Bar. Its a modern chic bar and been quite a while since I last drop by. Slight renovation had took place that now DJ deck looks so cool on top left. A pool that well light up, and staging right in the middle for some private function or special events.

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Bar design still remain the same and the sad part is my favourite indoor space had now turn into a restaurant.

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This is one perfect place to hang out with your love ones especially sitting at the side deck here with comfy cussion, sipping your wine or cocktail and chat throughout the night is just perfect.

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Then you will be overlooking the colourfull lighting of KL view on one of the side. These sitting are available in both wing, depends where you would prefer.

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This is one of a bar that overlook both towers of KL, one which is KL tower and the other side is Twin Tower but you cant look at both at the same time.

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Here we are with Jun Wen and the rest. . .

Luna Bar certainly will be a great place for friends hang out and special occasion celebration as they do serve dinner at this place. For tourist, it will be a good drop by.

Location:
Luna Bar, Lvl 35
Pacific Regency Hotel Apartments,
Menara PanGlobal, Jalan Punchak,
Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
(in front of KL Tower Entrance)

Tel: +603-2332 7777

Opening times: Mon, 5pm-1am;
Tues-Fri, 5pm-3am;
Sat, 10am-3am;
Sun, 10am-1am

When comes to food, it is always very subjective and it seems that recently there is a big boom in Japanese Ramen industry where is start to mushroom everywhere. One of our latest findings is this outlet hidden inside Isetan 1-Utama, where I found my new love of ramen shop Menya Musashi.

[Update 2.1.2017 – found out they have change operator. Taste is different now-no longer best]

A famous ramen chain that is very famous in Japan finally reach Malaysia shore which is Menya Musashi, is one of the latest outlet that open its door to public since 6 months ago, me and my friend have been constantly returning to this shop for its perfect quality of ramen and only now I decided to blog about it. hehe~ Not only me, as many bloggers have been raving about this place and its actually good quality food being serve.

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For the first round we went 3 months ago, we gather 7 of us to attack on this place with possibility try to order the whole menu and guess how it turn out. There are stretch of chairs line up outside of this very small outlet that can be seated max 50-60 pax at one go. .

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and amazingly the turn over of this outlet is fast. People just get up and go off when finish their meal.

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not only this as you will be enjoying purely Japanese Ramen shop experience as the kitchen is very busy and you will constantly hear them yelling to motivate each other to move faster.

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Menu is pretty straight forward that you choose what types of Ramen follow by flavour broth on the right side.

  1. Shiro (white) – Onion flavoured oil/Original flavour
  2. Kuro (black) – Special oil from Fried Shallots and Garlic
  3. Aka (red) – Housemade Musashi Chili Oil
    Yeap, this is the whole menu, pretty easy to see right.

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this is the usual extra ingredient that you will get in a ramen shop as now they have fried garlic and chili powder at the side along. I love mine adding those 3 ingredient including chili oil to stir up the taste abit more.

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In Japanese restaurant its hard for us not to order Gyoza @ RM 9, as till date I have still get to eat nice gyoza in Malaysia, its being panfried perfectly on the base yet the ingredient in it just lack of the extra umph. If they add a bit more ingredient in it, then it would be just perfect.

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Next is Takana Gohan @ RM 7. A bowl of Japanese rice filled with sourish veggie (Mui Choy) and a bit of spicy taste after that. For me, I could not finish this by myself as it will be too sour for me.

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Teriyaki Chasu Gohan @ RM 9 something light for you if you do not prefer something heavy, rice is fragrant and soft top with seasoned chasu in small chunks and slices. If it comes with ramen broth along on the side then it would be a superb combination. 😀

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If you love your soup base with garlic taste then this is a bowl of broth that you should not miss. First impression of Ajimata Chashu Tsukemen @ RM33 – Ramen with ‘kuro'(special oil combined of fried shallot and garlic oil) that serve along in black colour soup like squid ink doesnt look impressive at all, yet it looks a bit weird like eating charcoal.

When you start to taste on the soup, you will be amaze on how good the broth is with garlic taste is not so strong even I like mine a bit more strong.

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Musashi Tsukemen will be the most prefer choice to start off with cuz its the orginal flavour broth, its milky thick that is just yummy! Then if you find that the taste do not suits your liking you can DIY the soup with the chili oil, chili powder and other ingredients that is available on the table. REcommended to start off @ RM27

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This would be my favourite among all as Chashu Men @ RM30 with homemade Musashi Chili Oil.REcommended!

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why is this so good as the broth taste is definitely a steal, follow by the springy thick ramen is just perfect to pair along in this bowl of ramen.

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If you decide to eat this dry ramen, please follow the step 1-3 on how to enjoy eating experience. you have to Slurrrrrpppp it~ Seriously!

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ChasuaTsukemen @RM 31 would be the dry version of ramen..serve along with broth soup at the side and some bamboo strips.

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All bowl of ramen are smack with this huge ass charsu

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The egg is so good that we decided to order extra. .  That I would always add one more additional to my bowl of ramen.

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This brand is so famous in Japan that all their bowls and spoons have the cut little samurai icon

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Master Chef Daisuke Yamaguchi

chef is always there at the counter and you can see him walk around, as we manage to capture his picture on that night. According to the 29-year-old Master Chef Yamaguchi, the secret lies in their broth – known as “tonkotsu”, (not tonkatsu, ok!) which he explained is “boiled for many hours, 10-12 hours and pork belly and chicken feet are the main ingredients, seasoned with Japanese wine and shoyu”. But why chicken feet, I asked. Well, the good chef merely gave an enigmatic smile and said “ahhh… it’s good for the collagen!”. OK, so collagen is good for your skin and all… and also for ramen. (Quoted from Pureglutton) full details about the brand drop by at her blog.

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This is the total bill that came out with 8 pax and we are totally satisfied at that round. Since that, we have return numerous round for ramen and often can crave for it!

If you are a fan or ramen then this is one of the shop that you must not miss and for first timer, it is definitely worth a try. It is slightly expensive but then its good!

Highly Recommended Ramen shop!

*Non-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 10/10 , highly recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Menya Musashi
Level 2, Eat Paradise
Isetan @ 1-Utama
Bandar Utama City Centre
Petaling Jaya

It is very funny that how year 2011 suddenly boom with so many international franchise bubble milk tea in Malaysia, especially those brand from Taiwan. First start off with Cha Time, Gong Cha and a few more brands from Taiwan, then come Ochado from Japan and now Dong Cha is from Hong Kong.

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Whenever I drop by IOI Mall Puchong, I tend to try out this brand more and found that they have some good drinks. Dong Cha is located at the Ground Floor of new wing in IOI Mall, nearby the escalator.

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Dong cha have something different compare to other bubble milk tea outlet is that they have this little snacks, Wagashi that is made fresh right in front of your eyes that is a assorted hot cakes filled with different fillings in it.

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I read in the net, saying that Wagashi is from Taiwan that makes a little combination of Taiwan and Hong Kong in Dong Cha.

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They have a few flavors and size to chose as in this picture is the Jumbo Wagashi

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  • Jumbo Cream
  • Belgium Chocolate With Cream
  • Italy Coffee With Cream
  • Matcha Red Bean With Cream
  • Peanut Cream With Mochi

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quite a huge range of drinks to choose from in Dong Cha.

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Compare with other outlet, I like their Moose Tea which the tea flavor is more thick, the creamy filling that mix along does not make it too milky and its just nice. If you are saying Moose tea version, Dong Cha stood up.

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Price is very reasonable and for around RM5 you can get a big cup already.

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Then Kelly have never tried this brand of Milk Tea before, she decided to give it a try. End Result, my fav brand still the best in Original Pearl Milk Tea.

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Kelly and her drink

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And as we were very full from our dinner, we opted to try the Wagashi in smaller version.

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No doubt that the aroma of the Wagashi is very very nice in smell, texture is like cake and do not eat it while it hot, just let it cool down a bit and it will taste much better. We tried, their Original Flavour, Chocolate and Peanut. I like Peanut and Original flavor more.

Well, its another bubble milk tea brand for you to try out.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Dong Cha
EG-13, GF IOI Mall,
Jalan Puchong Batu 9,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100, Puchong

Tel: 03 – 8076 7726

Business Hours:
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Website: http://www.idongcha.com/

It seems that Taiwanese  bubble milk tea seems like the latest trend to hit in Malaysian shores. First was Cha Time to boom in the market, then few months down the road, next brand that my friends talk about is this latest brand in the market Dong Cha which is also origins from Taiwan, also I realize that there are a few more brands opening up within this 2 months. . Gong Cha (貢茶) which origins from Kaohsiung in Taiwan since 2006 then start from 2009 they have bubble to Asians countries like Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and a few more. Hit to Malaysia few months ago

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This is how Gong Cha outlet looks like in The Gardens, Mid valley which located at 1st floor if I am not mistaken it is located on 2nd floor on Paparich/Digi/Maxis that wing.

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This on the wall would be their signature drink and its the same like all Taiwanese bubble milk tea, you get to choose your level of  sweetness level – no sugar, 30%, 50%, 70% and full sugar.

Seems like they are quite famous for their Signature Milk Tea and the ways to drink it:

  1. Milk moustache – without stirring, sip the freshly brewed tea from top layer of milk foam.
  2. Tea off – without stirring, slurp the tea from the bottom with a straw to savour the freshness and complexity of the tea.
  3. All in one – Stir both layers together and enjoy a perfect blend of milky froth and aromatic tea!

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So I ordered and tried their signature drink which I am quite satisfied when I order in their another outlet in SS15.. Since I want to intro this to my friend we decided to try out this branch . .

I would say that I am just very disappointed with the drinks that they have in this branch compare to the one I tried in SS15 as the taste differ so much. My friend just had her Oo Long Tea  a few sips then she gave me the whole cup and I tried it, its like putting milk in plain water and stir it.. Then I throw it away. The Green Tea I had was quite disappointing as well . .

To me I find it weird that how can the quality differ from both branches? I guess that their worker did not train well to mix the whole ingredient well . .  Well well, I should give them another try on their Gardens outlet again . .

Besides that, some of my friends prefer Gong Cha over Cha Time. .  Depends on your preference oh~

Location:

S-238B, 2nd Floor,
The Gardens Mall,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.Business hours : 10AM – 10PM

Last weekend, we went down for a short weekend to Melaka and the hotel we stay is superb, Philea Resort (which will blog bout it soon) and while in the resort we skip out for a while before dinner time to hunt for some light food. Jason introduce us this place which is flock by alot people around the town area and also as far travelers from out station. Original Klebang Coconut Shake.

After reaching there, we were a bit curious what is so good about this drink which so many people are queuing up. Then we join the crowd also to see what is happening.

Jason told us that this place started off with just a very small stall and after his coverage in paper and blog, their business had a sudden boom which makes what it is today.

According to him, they are the first to do coconut shake and they have their own style then ask us to judge ourselves what is so good about it.

Starting of with ice pack in a blender, then a few scoops of ice cream, then coconut water then a mini cup of sugar syrup.

Blend it n crush it with with coconut meat that place at the bottom . . .


Then pour into this tube machine. . .

pour it out cup by cup and it looks something like milk shake .. .

You can have it either Coconut Shake PlainRM 1.80

Or Coconut Shake SpecialRM2.30 with additional scoop of ice cream.

The taste of it is quite thick taste like milk shake at first and the more we sip the more normal it taste like and the ice did not crush properly and ice is a bit harsh, actually there is nothing to shout about something simple and I still prefer my Penang style Coconut shake (click here) with a plate of mee sotong which is a RECOMMENDED PLACE if you visit Penang.

So if judge it yourself lahhhh.. and be prepare to wait for 20-30 minutes in line for this cup of drink as we felt its not worth the time to wait.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 5.5/10 , so so only lah -Stamped-

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

Location:
Klebang Coconut Shake
Jalan Klebang Besar (beside Caltex)

Contact:
Telephone number: 013-34994061

Opening hours
12.30pm-6.30pm daily (except Friday).
Friday 2pm-6.30pm


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Concept kopitiam industry had been a boom at the moment. You can just see every where or corner is filled with different name and concept that they have. After Old Town, I believe Pappa Rich is one of their very next competitor. By hearing saying that the food is not bad, and my parents thought of something light to eat, so decided to choose this 1.

Compare to Old Town, I liked their interior design more, gives you comfy feeling and surely a great place to hang out.
When I look into the drinks menu, the name of the drink ‘Longan Milk Honey Ice’ caught my attention on ordering it. Something unique. A warning to those who have obesity. Please do not order this. The drink is damm sweet. It feels like you are drinking sugar syrup. I only manage to drink a few sips. That’s all. If the sugar lvl decrease by 70%, I think it would surely taste nice. RM6.90

When this ‘Roti Steam Kaya’ was served to my dad, my impression was, roti Bangkali(an Indian with the motorcycle selling bread) is served. Nothing special on this yet it cost RM4.50.

‘Nissin Noodle Fried Sausage n Chicken’ was my order. It is the far most plain ever dish that I have eaten in a restaurant which you can just cook yourself at home. Tasteless yet watery and the vegie did not wash clean. Cost RM 7.90 which I think is very expensive compare to those in Kim Garry or other Hong Kong restaurant or Old Town.
My mom was a very chin chai person when comes to food, but she irk about this ‘Mee Soup Foo Chuck n Fish Cake’ which is very salty. She said that its like eating a bowl of salt which I also tried, its really like putting your mouth taste some sea water. RM8.90
My bro had this ‘Pappa Chicken Chop’ and only one word for this. No comment or simply plain! RM15.90
‘Pappa Cendul’ Talking about cendul, thought that with its classy look of the restaurant and the serving of desert wouldn’t be disappointing yet it proves me correct. The ice did not blend very smooth, yet when you put it your mouth is like ice crush. If directly swallow, chances of throat damage might happen. The gula Melaka is very sweet which put too much. The santan taste a bit weird. Did not finish also. RM5.50
‘Tau Foo Fa Tong Yuen’ always remain one of my big time favorite. For this case, I just don like the taste of its soya. The skin of the tong yuen is too thick like eating flour than the filling in it!RM5.90 till the end, I still think the 1 in pasar malam taste much better than this.
My family and I had most disappointing meal and I would rate worst ever eaten so far yet with the price tag on each of the meal and drinks, its overprice and also have to pay gov tax and service charge. Definately BANNED this branch. Would not return anymore.
Maybe would try other outlets, since there are a few of my friends saying that they taste much better than Old Town but still prefer Old Town alot.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 1(for the environment)/10 , SUCKS~ BANNED~
–WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:
Sunway Pyramid,(old wing)
Lower Ground (ice skating wing)

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