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Another new discovery for me as I seldom come to this Bangsar Shopping Mall. First discovery was a dining outlet next to this, WIP is pretty good and worth recommended the now after being invited to Nokia 501 Asha Launch with dinner incuded, I must say the 3 course meal of food quality is quite impressive at The Press Room.

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Pressroom is an interpretation of a vintage European brasserie. The emphasis is on simple Anglo-French brasserie food made from the finest ingredients.

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Love the ambiance, as its interior is modern European style.

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Since there are 2 of us so I order 2 different sets of dinner.

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I have never put any expectation in this dining as usually the food catering is pretty let down and start off with Pumpkin Soup. I must say I am suprise with how good this soup is. Slightly thick and creamy that good enough with well balance of taste. Not too strong or thick with pumpkin and well mixture of little cream that they are using. It was gone within seconds. One of the best pumpkin soup I can come acorross in KL.

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Casear Salad is pretty decent.

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Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Chick Peas and Tomato Ragout. Fish is freash and being pan fried to perfection that the skin is slighlty crips with mild salted end along with fish meat is soft. Season spices chick peas pairs well with tomato ragout and fish. I put 3 of the ingredient onto my fish that burst in flavours. Loving it.

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Grass Fed Rib Eye with Mixed Salad and Black Pepper Sauce

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For such a place, I never thought that the Rib Eye is awesome. Soft and juicy. Serve medium and top into our list too for steak now.

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For Carrot Cake, its one of the best I have come across, moist enough, not too dry and the icing is not to sweet. Perfect to eat along with a good coffee

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Apple Tarte Tartin

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Latte for the end of the meal.

For a nice dining or catch up with friend, this outlet had fallen into my recommended list also. Price are reasonable. Easily RM 40-RM100 per head depending on what you are ordering.

Location:
The Press Room
Lot G110 Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(facing main road)

Tel No.: 603 2095 8098
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours : 11.30am to 2.00am daily

The Apartment is not like a new development or project that is upcoming. A place that had been establish with very homey concept as The Apartment was named. Understand that many of us dine outside after work very often as the outlet aims to provids a casual, comforting home dining experience set in a modern apartment-like restaurant setting that is located at The Curve shopping mall.

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With their cozy environment, I used to hang out here with my friend for drinks on weekends as they play great soft music as background music and perfect place to chill and chat.

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It is exactly like a house as this is one of the few sections I love to be seated around as I called it living room area or bed room style located one floor up.

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A simple DJ deck area to spin off some music. I guess we can be DJ ourselves too, by doing a mixture at home, plug and play here. :p

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For special functions or private events, definitely wound be one of the place to consider as can easily cater quite a crowd with their huge dining space.

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Ever dine before in your bathroom? Hehe, they do have a bathroom dining concept here too.

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Okay, lets start off with what The Apartment have to offer and for the month of April, the have something special inhouse as currently they are doing The Chef Series that feature special serving of deep sea delicacies themed menu Unlimited Flavours Of The Ocean. They will be featuring in 2 parts as for Part 1 which is in April and Part 2 is on May.

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A flavorful Oyster Shot that prepare in shot glass to give you the after pleasure. I was told not to use spoon to dig up instead I just have to eat the whole thing like drinking a shot. Being a good follower I just follow and I am amaze on how the taste blend in. A bit sweet and sour from the mango, oyster is fresh that the after taste is fresh and refreshing. I do not mind to have another 2-3 more shots. 😀  RM11.90

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Next is the steak which is prepare medium well that comes to my liking and for the first time I see a steak pair with prawns mixture with  au jus, garlic, chillies, honey glazed tiger prawns & mash. Surf ‘n’ Turf is one of the latest addition to the menu.

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Almond Crusted Cod is one of my favourite for the night. Cod is very soft and fresh, with a gentle cut in between it just open instantly. Almond was fried crispy and brings the aroma out of it, cook along with some clams make it sweet and a bit sourish taste of tomato that makes the taste perfectly good! I just drink the soup base till dry. The cod nevertheless was being attack and gone within seconds. – Highly Recommended!

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Red Snapper @ RM39.90

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Pan fried red snapper with couscous and lemon butter reduction is one of the dish that suits most of our local people here as one of the reason I am saying this is most of our locals love to have their meals with rice. Therefore a simple pan fried fresh snapper and pair along with flavorful rice is good~

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Stuffed Squid is heading towards more of our local taste, a bit spicy on the end yet juicy squid being stuff with risotto to make it solid and goes along with the gravy. Every one just loves it. @ RM25.90

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Another dish that I like is Jamie’s Duck Pasta that brings you Fettuccine with shredded slow-roasted duck and tomato red wine ragout, topped with toasted pine nuts. Not many places that can cook this well especially with duck involve, and they have make it good with slices of duck meat cook along with red wine and the tomato taste just did not over power everything. Highly Recommended!

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Looking for something not so complicated then go for Tossed Pasta Plain is very simple yet flavourful as some of them just like their portion with lots of chili flakes. Too much will make your tongue numb yet its nice. 😀

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Prawn Capellini with tiger prawns, lemon zest, olive oil and marjoram.

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English Lamb Curry is another new addition to the menu. They are being generous with the lamb as its quite a big piece for a portion like that, well marinated and cook till the lamb is soft and serve along with special briyani, egg, carrot raita (yoghurt) and cashew nuts.  – Recommended!

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After great main dish on the table and it always have to get something sweet as ending and comes with Creme Brulee that is perfectly burn on the top to make a fine thin crips while your spoon poke upon it gives you a crack sound after that. Top with a scoop of ice cream and pretty good enough to make the sweet [email protected] RM13.90

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A desert that reflect much on our local delicacies as this  Buah Melaka Desert serve  palm sugar dumpling served and coconut ice cream @ RM12.90

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Premium Dark Chocolate Cake & Banana Pecan Cake 

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It used to be a hype on Red Velvet Cake and I have only tried once so far and this would consider the second time. I love this piece more with the texture of the cake is nice and the two cheeze layer is being put with the right amount that does not give you the feel of too much and strawberry dressing pairs it well. – recommneded

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For those who loves chocolate alot then you would not want to miss this Chocolate Mousse

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When this Baked Chocolate Pudding, every one’s eye was set on it and had make this desert super star for the night with its oozing chocolate syrup flow out along and with a scoop of ice cream being serve along and it is being freshly done from the oven and serve piping hot as upon this order you would have to wait for 15-20 minutes to get it. It was all worth the wait. I certainly would love to have this desert all by myself! not going to share! – Highly Recommended! 

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For those of you prefer something not that sweet then this slice definately suits your taste bud as Homemade Carrot Cake served with mascarpone cream and carrot syrup.

Part 1 of the special menu going to finish soon and I just cant wait for part 2 on chef’s special.

THE CHEF SERIES A Two Part Deep Sea Symphony – Part I of II available everyday from 11am onwards @ KLCC and 6pm onwards @ The Curve

*PORK FREE

Location:
The Apartment @ The Curve
Ground Floor, Western Courtyard,
The Curve Shopping Centre,
Mutiara Damansara.
Tel: 03-77278330
Website: www.atheapartment.com

The Apartment @ Suria KLCC
Lot G48 and 139 Ground Floor and 1st Floor
Suria KLCC Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-21662257

An island up in the north, which is rich with heritage and famous for its food, who does not know this island Penang? Well, one thing cannot be denied that, after a few areas have got awarded as UNESCO heritage area. . tourism industry had push up to another level, with a mark on the map by knowing its one of heritage spot! Nostalgie Cafe

[UPdate: No Longer in Operation]

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Good thing is this heritage area had attracted many tourist and many pre-wedding photoshoot had taken place with amazing work from many photographers along with many new cafe’s and boutique hotel bustling up around the area, one of the most recent place we found is this little family operate cafe, Nostalgie Cafe that stood alone in Steward Lane, which is just directly across Muntri Street.

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All the operates in the area have their very own catchy name, not to be surprise that Nostalgie actually come by from French which evolve from the word Nostalgia with the meaning of yearning for the past. As this place is know with its rich heritage, therefore this word been chosen that preserve the whole building outlook and do with a bit more touch up to bring back the look and feel of the place.

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Its like many cafe around the area and every cafe have their very own style preserving the whole building, and I must say this outlet is one of my favourite, as they did it with different style. A bit of art, antique which is a combination of east and west combination. Why is that so? Below is running operate cafe and upstairs is a boutique hotel which expected to be complete by Febuary 2012 and there are already people book the place. I got a chance to preview the place and its nice without completion yet. 😀

Back to my question, why is that so and with following pictures you will understand. . .

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The cafe is operated with chinese antique where the family really put in efford and import it back from China on a certain furniture. .

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This is the running cafe area . ..

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and this is what I mean a touch from the West with classic art paintings been put up on the wall . .

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A glimpse for the room upstairs .. . 😉

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Right in the middle, they have a mini garden  . ..

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and this is how people enjoying the place, a classic touch with a bit of simple contemporary design to make it very comfortable to chill for a morning. They are just a very friendly couple~

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As the cafe are moving forward, soon to be they will have many drinks to be introduce into the menu which is coming soon~

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On a hot sunny day, you would not want to miss this 2 drinks which is Ice Lemon Tea @ RM 5 & Cranberry Longan @ RM 9. Which is really a thirst quencher.

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If you are a Lime drink lover, try not to miss this as not many places can serve nice Lime Juice drink and the colour and tone of the drink already tell, made fresh~

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The menu is pretty simple as the have spaghetti, pizza and sandwich, the rest are drinks~ Food range are more like Italian homecook!

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A simple dish to start off with Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Prawns @ RM 24, taste is light with olive oil and well coated along the spaghetti,  sprinkle upon some cheese powder on top that serve along with two huge prawns. . .

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a meal that cook with their very own homemade sauce is Spaghetti Marinara with Prawns @ RM 24,   sourish in taste with the tomato sauce well coated on which is not too dry and by the time you finish the whole plate, there are little sauce that left on the plate that makes it look like you have lick it off~

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Fettuccine Carbonara with Turkey Bacon @ RM 21, as not many people can take too creamy taste as that’s one of my favourite, a bit salty with bacon that cook along, and enough cream to make it as I prefer.

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The star of the day is this Chicken and Feta Cheese Pizza @ RM 28, a home made base dough which you can see the chef roll in the kitchem that comes with the crust not too thick nor thin which is just perfect! Rich in feta cheeze taste and the flavor is a bit more strong, and a bit sourish with the cherry tomato that makes it blend so well. – Recommended!

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A pizza which is generous with prawns is this Prawns and Chili Pizza @ RM30  that you can see each slice of pizza comes with decent size of prawns. This pizza bends towards more on sourish size because of its tomato base~

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Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich @ RM 14

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Sandwich lovers, you must not miss this with its fluffy homemade bread daily on a very limited bread available that once sold out, you have to come back the next day. I love the bread so much and the chicken is perfectly grill that make it a great sandwich to start your day off. – Recommended!

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Under desert menu, this is the supper star or known as the cafe’s signature cake, Carrot Cake @ RM 12. This cake is also made fresh daily and one of the best seller in the outlet. Often get sold out over the day very fast, and some of the customers even come a few rounds for this cake. The cake is huge enough to feed for 2 person and if you are a cake lover like me, once slice is just perfecT! Its rich in ingredient, that every bite is filled with walnut and add on with a bit of raisins to sweeten it a bit. The cake is not too compact yet its a bit bouncy when you bite on it. A cake that I prefer, soft and not too sweet~

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Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts are a bit on the bitter side because of the chocolate used, and some of you might not used to it. They are not dry, very moist and with chocolate sauce added on makes it even better. RM10

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White Coffee @ RM 5 and Black Coffee @ RM 4

If you are coming to this outlet for dining, my recommendations is do not miss their pizza and sandwich, as their spaghetti taste are more towards authentic taste, therefore some people might find the taste a bit bland or sourish.

Its a good thing to see another cafe pop up around the area, one set back of this outlet is there are very limited parking space around the area, as you can park in the small lane oppsite the cafe or you have to park nearby area with just about 3 minutes walk by strolling down this rich heritage area`

Now they also have special Christmas Menu in da house check it out and make your reservations:

Location:
Nostalgie Cafe
34, Stewart Lane,
10200, Penang.
(Few shop lots away from Coffee Atelier)

Business Hour: 11am to 9pm, Closed on every Thursday.

Contact Number: 604- 261 0977

Email: [email protected]


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Oyster King had been one of the latest additions to the miniature stall in The Gardens. Without getting invites from Coco (thank you), I did not even realize that there is a stall around there. Despite of the name, you can guess that something that they cook would involve oyster. Being a fan of small small oyster surely I am up for this. I just cannot take big juicy oyster like what have been offering at Japanese or Seafood buffet.

I was there early and it was the usual few that we always had the outing together and Coco is arranging with the owner for us to occupied the place. As the time pass, more and more people showed up and this is my very first review that we had so many blogger at one shot, so stim, till to the extend we occupied 90% of the place. Then we were like alamak, how she going to do business la~

This place not only offer ala cart, but they do offer in set meals.

I just love the clip so cute and hoping and silently thinking to plot steal it back.

It didn’t took long for the owner to prepare all the food.

If you are a big fan of ‘Fried Oyster’ as known as ‘Oo Chien’ (Hokkien) back in my hometown Pg, then you MUST NOT miss this. I have not eaten fried oyster for ages yet still hunting for it. Well fried till some sides of the egg are crispy, a lil spicy and sour that makes the taste blend in well topping up with fresh oyster in the end is something we keep eating. I ate 3 plates of this charge at RM6 per plate. Recommended~

‘Fried Carrot Cake’ that had always been one of my favorite too when I was young, remembered when I was young watch the street movie theater and eat this and rojak. Still wonders does it still happen now. I prefer the carrot cake to chopped into smaller pieces and add on more garlic but this is as good as it taste. Fried with wok hei, and the pieces are cook evenly. RM5

‘Teow Chew Fried Noodle’ RM6

‘Wun Chai Ko’

‘Pumpkin Cake’ RM5

‘Dried Oyster Glutinous Rice’ RM6

A friendly host like Ms.Joan is hard to find. Thanks for hosting us~

Towards end of the meal, Sidney plan to give Wilson another surprise so he went to buy a cake and Racheal being the person that have to hold and walk with the cake.

This is the Birthday boi~ Wilson..

What I heard from him last night, they are getting married next year. Congrats lei~

Yatz, Jessica, Coco and Mandy

Sidney and Coco

Me trying to be the brand ambassador(fail punya)

At last get to meet the famous Junjunriko. There is funny story how she describe on me,
which she did not realise on.
It was a great night that get to meet other blogger. Thanks to Coco.
Location:
Oyster King
Located at Lot LG-K-03B,
Lower Ground Floor of The Gardens.
In front of Din Tai Fung Restaurant.)

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