French Food


I love hidden eateries. It is like a hidden gem when you discover it. The floup of it is will the business grow? Well, Chez Gaston KL by Rendez-Vous is indeed a hidden gem in Bangsar if you are looking for authentic home-cook style French food in KL.

I have not been to France as did not really know what the original authentic is like but over the years of learning, this is quite good!

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Those who love greens, this is one of my top recommendation. Salade de crottin de chevre @ RM 24 (s). Tossed salad with vinaigrette, pork bacon bits,  and baked with matured goat cheese on baguette stick topped with honey and black pepper.

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One of the simplest salad that I come across. Love the sourness of vinaigrette, smokey taste of pork bacon , and the matured goat cheese is amazing. Creamy, light and pack with punch. Loving it.

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Next is Soup de poissons @ RM 17 – Flo’s father’s recipe of sea fish soup,  blended with fennel, tomato, and serve with rouille sauce, croutons and emmental cheese.

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Indeed one of a very unique soup that I come across. Slight strong on the fish taste yet it gives you a nice after taste. The unique thing is you need to add on the 2 ingredient into the soup base on your taste bud then the soup character changed.

More fragrant, slightly creamy and after taste of it is nicely balance out with freshness of fish and mild saltiness to my liking. Recommended dish.

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Wild boar Pate

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This is rabbit pate, as among both if it, I like this more. The texture of the blended pate, herbs added in, the ingredient in between gives you the air for a nice mouth bite.

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My style of eating pate is, spread with a slice of butter at the bottom, add any of the condiments provided then one full mouth bite to give you the flavour of explosion in your mouth.

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I was one given a classic French style cooking food when I was in Melbourne. This instantly remind me of that taste and I must say, It is spot on as it looks!

Rouget en papillote a la creme de ciboulette @ RM 36. Whole deboned red mullet baked in “papillote” with vegetable julienne and creamy chive sauce. A dish that cook to perfection that I just finish it in minutes. – recommended.

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Confit de canard – duck leg in sea salt, cooked slowly and serve in creamy brandy sauce

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Slow Cooked ribs with blue cheese sauce. A unique combination but I wish the blue cheese sauce to be slightly stronger.


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Each of the mains is serve with sides of the day. It changes according to chef’s menu or ingredient of the day.

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When desserts is served, we are all excited over it.

Tart aus pommes @ RM 12 – French traditional apple tart, made with a cinnamon and green apple compote and served with whipped cream.

Mousse au chocolat  @ RM 12 – 62% ghana dark chocolate mousse. I am not a chocolate fan but this glass might look plain. It had me finish the whole glass by myself. thick in flavour, slight bitterness to my liking airy and sligh foamy as it should be in the best texture. – highly recommended for dessert!

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I read some food article before and realise that this is one of a classic type of French dessert Ile Flottante @ RM 11 – soft meringue floating island on an egg and vanilla custard. Love the custard mix as it is done to perfection. Best to share as some of you might find the meringue too heavy.

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Enjoying my French food with Chef Florian himself. Friendly and humble that he keep walking out to ensure our food is alright and explain the food personally himself to us too.

If you are not sure what to get on the menu: here is my recommended 4 items to start off with.

  1. Salade de crottin de chevre – with goat cheese
  2. Soup de poissons
  3. Rouget en papillote a la creme de ciboulette
  4. Mousse au chocolat

Chez Gaston KL by Rendez-Vous
12, Jalan Bangsar Utama 9,
Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours:
12pm – 2.30pm / 6pm – 10.30pm

Tel: 011-3993 0036

How many of you are a frequent diners at Northen Beach Cafe? If you do, I am pretty sure you guys know this little stall called La France tug in the middle of the coffee shop, that serve nice French Food. Well, over the time they have gain their reputation and now they have grown by moving to a new premises since last year to this heritage front corner unit behind Northam Hotel.

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By operating on the corner unit of the junction, its pretty hard not to miss this beutified outlet with huge trees located right at the outlet. Ample parking around the area especially you can park opposite with RM2 per entry car park instead of taking risk to be park at the road side and got fine from the MPPP.

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Actually this place is own by my best friend’s sister and we have decided to dine there over the weekend for lunch, since they had been serving pretty good food previously, most of their recepi is design by themselves and head more towards homecook style. Like the ambiance of the cafe, with a bit of contemporary style yet the overall cafe look and feel is there.

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If you are a smoker, you can be seated outside too, but cause of our hot weather, I prefer to stay in. 😀

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As you walked towards back, they have like a mini bar stool garden concept which is nice to be seated at night. Cozy place . .

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To kick start with our late Brunch, so a coffee is a must for some of us and Cafe Latte being serve and by looking at the smooth froth, know that it would be a great coffee.

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Iced Latte was being order next, as best to order less ice, if not it will dilute the taste of it

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Love my simple cup of Ice Lemon tea, with strong flavour of tea and hint of sourish lemon at the end.

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We do not know what we are ordering as we have ask my friend’s sister to serve us what is the best. 😀

I think this would be Albacore (French Croissant with Tuna, Cheeze and salad). Upon serving, I thought  – oh no~ why is my croissant is burnt on the top, thought it would not have made my day, but to my surprise it turns out to be super tasty with the style of it and the cheeze and tuna are perfectly match and I before I manage to cut into 3 pieces, it was instantly gone!

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Jambon BeurreFrench Croissant with Ham, butter and Salad

Another toast delight that make our day with ham carefully friend just a bit and inserted in between the bread.

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Next up is Croque Madame (Ham & Cheeze with Egg) in Ciabatta bread. Finely toasted which it is very simple yet just delicious.

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The super star of the day is this  Pork Sausage in Cabiatta bread (don really know what is the actual name) that apparently only serve during dinner time! Pork sausage is just wonderfully friend and aroma ooze out from the sausage is just irresistible. – highly Recommended!

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Aglio Olio with Extra Virgin Olive Oil @ RM9.00 is a very simple dish with lots of olive oil, olives and freshly cut tomato to cook along. Spegetthi is al dante and that Tatt whack half portion of it and left a bit for us to share! Pretty good too. .

Overall, this shop certainly serve pretty good toast if you are looking on healthy options. Other range like Speghetti as my thought, if they can cook a normal Aglio Olio tasty the rest should not be a problem!  Food price is pretty affordable which is not overly price.

Service wise I have no comment cuz its different for all of us and what I have been told and read thru other blogs, you might just received it uniquely. 🙂

Highly Recommended place~


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, ~ pretty good as I always love bread! -Stamped-

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

La France Cafe & Restaurant
3B, Jalan Irrawaddi,
10050 Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: 012-412 7355 (Ginny), 012-491 3360 (Nathan)

Business Hours: 12.00pm-10.00pm (Closed Tuesday – Dinner 6.00pm onwards)

GPS: 5.42628, 100.320936

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It was a rainy day, and also on weekend which I usually dine with my family on sat night or Sunday night then wanted to go a street nearby Campbell street to eat the char koey teow, mana tau did not open..aiii~ so switch to my dad’s favourite area. Northam Beach Cafe whereby a kopitam with East Meet West Meet Local food paradise. This Cafe a.k.a more standard kopitiam, offers variety of food like Western, French, Mexican, Japanese, Italian, German, Pizza and local food. One of a few stalls that must not miss which is the French, Italian, German, Jawa Mee, Char Hor Fun and Hokkien Char.

This are the outlook of the cafe.

This is the place where usually pack with people is because by the sea with not bad view. Cooling compare to the inside.

It is a big hawker offering lots of food. Was raining that day.

My mom was having ‘Hokkien Char’ which is one of her favourite in this hawker center. It is from the same stall as Char Hor Fun as as strong wok taste, not too salty, mix with some sambal given, wow, the taste is just nice, plate licking good.
This is the ‘Char Hor Fun’. Highly recommended. Got the wok taste and got the hor fun feel not like the one in KL a bit different in taste. The soup is thick in taste and the egg is perfectly match the taste in there which is my dad’s favourite.
This is one of the worst food I had in there, a fried potato with, don know what and what as all three pieces is different flavour but turns out to be all the same. Forgot to ask my parents as they said that they food on that stall not nice which is just next to the French Food stall.
This is from the Mexican Food stall and it is ‘Mexican Combo’. Well,was told by my dad it is nice so decided to try, before ordering the food, I was standing in front of the stall look at that lady cooking. She seems alright in cooking so decided to order. To my disappointment the food does not taste nice. Maybe I have taste before a better one and this is just not my choice. RM11 for this.
This is the firewood pizza as I order ‘Chicken Hawaiian’. Thin layer for the base, nicely baked in their special oven. Has some herb taste and maybe the pineapple that they use that day a bit sour if sweeter abit, will be very nice piece of pizza which I don mind to recommend.
This is from our favourite stall which we rarely miss. One of their signature is ‘Chicken Pie’ with a chicken and mushroom soup base in there. The soup is not too thick and not too watery, goes along very well with the crust of the pie and they were never ‘kiam siap‘ as inside the soup is rich of ingredient like chicken, mushroom and some vegie. RM9.50 for this.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6.5/10 , Good -Stamped-

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

Opposite Northam Hotel, Penang

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