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In KL we do not have the famous Funny Moutain Soya Bean from Ipoh, but we have this famous Kim Soya Bean at Petaling Street. I never knew about this stall till a few months ago. Usually I visited China Town at Petaling street during night time. Rarely would come during day time.

So for visitors to Petaling Street, this is one of a soya bean stall that you must stop by as usually it is flock by both locals and tourist. There is another drink stalls which is famous that I rarely miss is the famous ‘air mata kucing’ that just sits right opposite.

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This stall had been operating for more than 30 years and currently is operating their secound generation – the son.

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Family business both dad and son in action. Love my soya bean in white sugar and this is smooth and fragrant.

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According to my friend, they are not only well known for their soya bean as their Taufufa is the signature of this stall. I have to second that in a way as rarely you get a smooth taufufa texture. Texture is fragrant just near melts in your mouth. I had 2 bowls.

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I usually prefer my taufufa in black sugar. KL folks love their taufufa with ginger white sugar.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, Not too bad eh.just slightly more expensive!!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Kim Soya Bean
Opposite Hong Leong Bank
Petaling Street, Chinatown, KL

Operating hours: 9am – 11pm

One of the very early starters of Speakeasy bar in KL, is this famous place PS150 is also known as one of a  Hidden bar in Petaling Street. Making a huge wave since its opening till now that it is a must visit bar whenever you are in KL.

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PS15o speakeasy bar is not easy to find as I always thought it is a back door at the side alley or behind and I was wrong. The shop concept is a misleading yet love it as it feels like a sundry shop with huge collection of toys. The entrance is just right next to Merchant Lane.

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there will be a guy right at the counter as he is not selling toys but the main entrance into PS 150 hidden bar.

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You will be walking thru a few sections and I love the first seating area. Give you the private space and transport you like old Shanghai feel, that is dim with red lights. Sitting here too long I might get headache but only can accommodate 2 pax. Will be a great dating area.

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After that, this is the natural place, that you can see the tree roots and it is open area. Great for smokers (oh no, you no longer can smoke here) It could be warm here too.

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very interesting cocktail  menu that they have. Not a big fan of cocktail bar, but good to visit once in a blue moon as we had a gathering here.

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this is the signature place that you often get to see in Instagram. Tons of people have came here and shoot this signature old Shanghainese concept. It indeed gels with China Town.

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ambiance here is nice and sitting place is quite limited.

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It was a coincidence that they have a guest mixologist from Philippines.

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Order one of the bar snacks to go after as I havent had my dinner. Crispy Duck Popiah – Roasted Duck, pickled cucumber and hoi sin @ RM 30. Fried to perfection that the popiah is crispy and roasted duck pair with pickled cucumber and their cocktail is indeed interesting. Personally fell that it will goes well with gin or sake mix selection cocktail. Enjoy well as per roll is RM 10.

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Takeshi Cooler – dry sake, pisco E1 Gobernador, Umeboshi plum, special jaggary shrub, Lime, Soda, Toasted Rice Cracker. @ RM 45

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I am a fan of Negroni and Love the balance taste they have it here. Something simple yet great!

Not a bad place to hang out, especially for those who love Speakeasy bar hopping. There are a few in the area. Great for tourist to come by here too. They have nice cocktail as I think they are balance out well.

You can try out the spooky Speakeasy bar – The Deceased (which has very interesting concept).

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, nice place to hang out with friends !!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur
(next to Merchant Lane)

Operating Hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays : 6pm to 2am
Sundays : 4pm to 11pm

Famous Night Market is one of the main attractions for people who are bargain hunters and street food lover. Country like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand are pretty well known for their signature area. Well, in Kuala Lumpur we do have one of a signature that many locals that know about it. Famous Taman Connaught Night Market.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught or Night Market in Cheras is already created its signature by being longest night market in KL. This had been a hit since long time ago, even when I studied in KL 12 years ago. For tourist, this is definately one of a place for you to visit and walk around besides China Town if you come at the right time, which is only on every Wednesday night.

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Night market is always a variety of mixture from fashion, handcraft and food especially. Since its near Chinese New YEar, this place will be like a warzone and its super pack with people.

For this blog post will be pretty much filled with lots of pictures to give you glimpse of what’s offering in this market.

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Lets take a stroll, whereby you usually would spend easily an hour here and if you walk,shop and eat will easily cost you about 2 hours.

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Cheap hair accesories

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Trendy bag for you to bargain. .

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Original DVD that is slightly cheaper than shop operator. .

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Sunglasses that is not original . .

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Doggie food and snacks. . . that is kinda cheap, I bought a few packs for my dog.

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Creative handcraft greeting cards. . .

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Books . .

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And of course food is a must, that’s most of my content is ..

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Local Snacks with Yam Cake

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Hong Kong Famous curry fish ball but had localise, taste is not that spicy, tomyam flavour available and of course fish ball texture is different.

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Other fried fast food snacks from mixture of fresh and frozen food.  . .

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In Penang this is know as Leng lui Tong sui, that is also in this pasar malam.

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Its a local dessert where you can have all the mixture of ingredient with different soup base or selection of your choice. If you do not know what to have you can pick from their picture menu.

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Seaweed Jelly Honey is a thirst quencher or I rate it like Taiwan Ai yi Ping. . Similiar.

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Our very first version of Bubble Milk tea before Taiwan milk tea hit our shores. Used to be power base and of course its still very popular among bubble milk tea lovers.

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Local drink with ‘Mata Kuching’ that known as a element to cool down your heaty body.

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This is something new to me. Passion Fruit Drink consist with fresh passion fruit and sour jelly.

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I love this so much that I ended up having 2 cups. Its not cheap tho, is RM4 per glass if I am not mistaken.

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Those of you who went to Thailand I am sure you would not have miss this kind of drink.

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Fresh young coconut juice and signature of this stall is coconut jelly with slices of coconut being frozen in it. Love the taste as there is strong taste of coconut juice showing its made from fresh.

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Taiwanese Pizza. .

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Japanese Snacks as I always prefer the wasabi version. This is a cold platter.

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Local famous XL fried Chicken, Uncle Bob.

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Other fried item also available, from sausages, hash brown and  .. . .

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Takoyaki, as some stalls are pretty nice, and this stall that I bought so so only.

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Our very local mobile steamboat car or what we call it, Lok Lok.

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 as KL version comes with a bbq grill pit that you can choose some for them to grill and add on spiciness if you want. . .

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Taiwanese Sasuage. . .

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This special burger is pretty fattening if you stand there and see them cook . .

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I don really like it but it seems like a big hit in the night market

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HOng Kong hand made candy . .

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This is one of a stall that operate by family and brisk business. Decided to give it a try, its a local type of Okoyaki . .

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Taste is pretty decent only . .

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For local snacks, Steam Nasi Lemak and of course you need to have the special spice chicken along, not the best but still okayla. .

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Fried ‘Cempedak’ known as smaller version of Jack Fruit.

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This cempedak is very fresh, juicy and sweet. . .

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And its one hell of a expensive cempedak. 3 for Rm4 if I am not mistaken.

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local dessert tarts. . .

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Otak Otak . .

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Not so nice ..

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SOmething that similiar to Taiwan thatI have eaten is the duck parts.

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Local Chinese Pancake ..

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There are 2 version with the picture above is thick . . .

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The thinnest is know as Apam, and in the tray is the crispy version of Chinese Pancake.

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Among so many stalls I walk around, this is the stall that super pack with customers.

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Its a homemade cake that is RM6-RM8 per piece and so many of them buy at least 3-5 different flavour. Decided to join the crowd and gotten Cheeze cake which is their signature. Not bad for RM6

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An old uncle sell this, and decidied to buy from him.

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Love this stall as its used to be in front of Tesco on the Thai food fair and its one of the best street Thai food available. Price slightly cheaper that what I usually have or in Mall food court. Located at the end the road – the other end from McD

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another stall that sell Spicy Noodle. .

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Not so spicy and add the chili oil, its too oily and not spicy also . .

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Another signature stall of the night market is Stinky taufu. .

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Deep fried to perfection, stink enough that every one say its like toilet never wash for 4 days or drain got clock with stinky stuff. Well, not as bad as it is and its  love hate relationship. Still find Hong Kong & Taiwan taste so  much nicer although its much different.

Nowdays to eat snacks in Night Market is no longer cheap as I remember 10 years ago, RM20 enough to eat the whole street and for this round, after 10 years on my last visit, I spend about RM70 for the street snack. This is how much different compare to last time and of course choices of offering had change 50%. One of the best night market in KL.

Food snacks in here rangers from RM3-RM15, drinks from RM0.80 to RM10 and fashion shopping from RM1 – RM100 (depends on your bargaining skills)

Parking at the area will be horrible .. .

Its a great place to hunt for especially travelers, by Taxi it will cost about RM15-RM25 outright from KL, Bukit Bintang or by train , Star LRT to Tasik Selatan station then taxi..

Another of my favourite Pasar Malam is Pasar Malam OUG.

Locations:
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught,
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
56000 Wilayah Persekutuan
(Opens on Wednesday nights weekly from 6pm till late)
– Look for USCI college or McD drive Thru)

With appreciation comes true knowledge; quality cues are discovered and connoisseurs created. One which is true luxury products, including cognac and Hennessy X.O. This journey towards understanding the quality of Hennessy X.O begins with Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows . Some of you might have read previously.

This year Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows Gastronomy finds a true match in three-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef Edward Lee, who trained in classical French kitchens, and has tempered this experience with the better part of a decade cooking in 610 Magnolia finagling an invitation to work in the kitchen for the week. Impressed with Lee’s passion and skill, the chef offered him the restaurant less than a year later, and his Southern adventures began. The rest is history.

As this Korean-American Chef Edward Lee, who has challenged culinary royalty on Iron Chef America and won, spent a week immersing himself in the heritage and cultural diversity of Malaysia by literally “eating his way through Kuala Lumpur” in a journey taking him from one revealing mouthful to the next.

On Episode 1, Will Quah brought chef to Selayang wet Market to discover more about our local ingredients.. . .

Episode 2, Heading to Jalan Tun HS Lee for local street food

Episode 3, Moving towards one of the most popular night spot Petaling Street, Chinatown and guess what the chef have discover?

Episode 4, After China Town, the are heading to Little India at Briekfields to have a glimpse of dining with hands by Indian traidion

Episode 5, To experience how urban Malaysians live their lives in the city, Chef takes a brief pause from the heritage trail to indulge in contemporary coffee culture.

With much discovery that the chef move around the town, finding himself absorbing, understanding and reformulating all he has seen, heard and tasted in this whirlwind nonstop eating journey through the city for the upcoming Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows dinner. This gastronomic journey certainly open up his creativity to come up to blend his experience with Hennessy X.O into the food. I am sure it will blast us away with his creating in the menu past April. Click  here for previous exclusive event by Chef Edward Lee

Bangkok Trip Day 1: Part 1 (click here)

After all of them had arrive, that we did have quite alot of food while waiting for them, click on part 1 to see futher more. Then my friend Annie came by and lead us to China Town by using public transportation. First using SKY Train, then their Bangkok Subaway which we stop at Hua Lamphong MRT.

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Then  I saw this light so nice shining down to the floor and looks like the sequal part of the movie – Star trek where they transport themself machine and ask all of them to make a post. so this is how it come out. . lol . .

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Then out at the station, we took tut tut to China Town which cost us 80 Bhat for 3 person which is okay lahhh . . .

Tut Tut is also known as one of the famous mode of transportation also, one of the most convinient to move around in city area of  Thailand which the vehicle is small and they drive pretty fast, they usually only do short distance which is around the city area anything futher than that, have to go for taxi.

For tourist just be aware that, you have to ask a few tut tut before you hop on to get their market rate as if you dont, they will just rip you off in price if they known us are foreigners/travellers.

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This is ChinaTown at night, know as one of the busiest area that filled with lots of food along the streets. I would say that it is more like a street food of Thai Style which I just cant wait to visit most of the stalls around here, and the worst of all, when I reach, it rained!

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Then Annie introduce us one of her favourite restaurant that had indoor seating and outdoor seating, as we cant be seated outside as it rain heavily, so we got no choice have to sit indoor.

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our pot of Tom Yum Kung! its spicy enough with just a few sips that my tears start dripping, sourish is just as I prefer and the prawns are fresh.

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Fried Prawns that fried till it look like its bandage, cripsy inside out. . .

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Another dish with prawns and small squids as I like this the most, with the taste a bit salty spicy black pepper taste and eat along with rice is just nice!

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BBQ prawns that is just fresh bbq on the pit that just season with some salt and must dip with some soy sauce to bring up the taste.

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This is star of the night, its crab meat fried along with egg, and make it a bit spicy sour and mix with rice is a perfect combination. I do not know what is it called as it is written in thai and most of this dish is order by Annie . Total damage for the night is around 1500bhat which we find it quite cheap that they give generous amount of prawns, crab meat and other ingredients.

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Next is this stall that must not miss as I meet another of my friend Golf as she is having her desert time at this shop and she told me must try if I love shark fin’s and bird next. Since we are here, just give it a try as this shop is located 6 shop lots away from the seafood restaurant I ate.

I also did read in some blogs that China town here is famous for this 2 items too. So no doubt that our stomach its already at its max capacity, yet we still must try it.

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They are prepare fresh in a small stall outside the main road that cook in claypot. yum yumn!

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Fresh Shark Fin’s

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It was sardin pack in the shop as we have to wait for our turn that we came in big group as another big group that just left.

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Here comes our hot pot of shark fin soup as its available in 2 version which is 300bhat and 500 bhat, the difference is the ingredient they added in which of course we opt for the 500Bhat and look at the chunks of shark fin, as for 500 bhat like that its pretty generous and damm worth to eat.

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Taste is pretty good, not too starchy, mild in taste and of course I love mine to add in with lots of vinegar. Crab meat were pretty generous too and enjoy every sip of it that I can chew on all the fine slices of shark fins.

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Then we order some desert which is this Longan with Ginko

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Then of course another signature that must not miss is their Bird nest soup that served it in warm, and doesnt taste too sweet and the bird next quality is there, not to say the best one but for the amount we paid I would consider it good. its 300Bhat per bowl.

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All I can say is, the sea food shop located directly opposite this Goverment Savings Bank and the current standing place of me where I took this picture is where by the Shark Fin Soup and Bird Next Shop is.

If I am not mistaken, its located along the streets of Thanon Yauwarat

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After meals, then my friend she ask me, where do you want me to bring you club? there are 3 options for you:

1) the place which is famous with foreign tourist?

2) the place which is famous on our locals?

3) the place which is famous on our locals but age around 18-22 crowd?

then directly we choose option 2 and came by to this hottest club in town that famous with its local crowd that located at Eakamai Soi 7 Thonglor and the club name is NungLen . . .Well I would said that all of us enjoy ourself to the max and went back sober, with great musics, hot chicks and cheap whisky as we got our Black Lable 1 L for just 2200 Bhat!

It was a great start for all of us on our very first day and 2nd day early morning we had a good international breakfast which is a famous cafe chain from New York, on next post, be prepare to get ur saliva dripped out . .

I quite often hear my colleague mention about good durian puff nearby China Town, Petaling Street/ Chee Cheong Kai, Kafe Happy Meal but I have never been there myself and they always order take away and do pick up from the shop. I have tried it a few times and taste pretty good if the puffs are chill.

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It was not until few weeks ago, I manage to follow them to do some take away for client and I was quite surprise that I am actually make a taking away Happy Meal from McD but nope..we make a take away at Kafe Happy Meal. We actually placed an order before we went for pick up.

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You wont be expecting alot of crowd but the crowd is consistant and when we reach there and wanted to buy more of the puffs its already sold out and it was only 1pm at that time. Luckily we placed an order.

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Besides their signature Durian Tart and Puff’s, cakes are available too but I have yet to try.

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They did featured in quite a number of media

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and the boss himself was in the shop that day. Very friendly guy as one of us were a regular there.

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Durian Tart RM2.50 each that perfectly baked, with the side crust is crispy and the toppings baked till cripsy with a hint of durians on it but the best part is the filling in it that had one thick layer of durian, mix with some egg cream makes it soft and aromatic. Best to eat it while it is warm and I was told if you eat it there while it is pipping hot, it would have taste even better. One word for all, eat it while its fresh!

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RM 2.40 / box contain of 4pcs durian puffs

With the puff is soft and at times we eat it without chill it taste not bad with strong hint of durian taste in it but last 2 weeks to prevent in from getting spoil and we put in fridge longer and took it out for our tea time, it taste perfectly good that the filling is chill like eating durian ice cream.

I prefer the Durian Tart more with its strong taste with crispy edge and durian puff sure goes well on tea break! Best to order first before you head there directly~

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good eh~ -Stamped- Recommended~

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

Location:

Kafe Happy Meal
143, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Kuala Lumpur
(nearby China Town Back Entrance)

Tel: 03 2072 6080
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