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[Updated] 22/5/2016 after a reader inform me, this stall is called Wong Ji Bak Kut Teh and have moved with updated address as below.

Quite sometime ago, my best friend brought me to try out a bak kut teh stall that she find very good. Its quite a hidden one as travel all the way to mainland to try it out. One of the reason that she always told me that, have to be there early, cuz its often sold out if we arrive late. So this round we arrive at 6pm. I called it BM Pasar Bak Kut Teh.

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To locate this stall, its not hard nor easy, as its located along Bukit Mertajam wet market, nearby Pos Office. What you can do is either double park if you have the chance or park further behind or front and walk there. I was lucky that day to park by the road side next to the stall. One of the problem is that, the coffee shop doesnt have a name and you just have to drive pass slowly to locate it.

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Mostly they are doing neighborhood business which they do not cook it alot ..

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They have a few pots for you to choose if you do not know what you want, best of all is always go for a mixture of everything.

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One of the trick that make it so good is because they using charcoal to heat up the claypot that makes the taste extra umph. . not like those normal ones using gas stove to make it warm. . .

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Here is my pot of Bak Kut Teh Mixture. .  everything also masuk of all the pig spare part. .

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Quite like the taste of it, which is a bit strong on the herbs taste, yet not too thick and well prepared. Taste of the soup is much better I think its because using Charcoal to boil on it or its just my mind always have the impression using charcoal to cook stuff is always better. Price is pretty decent as for 2 pax is around RM18 with such generous amount of ingredient.

Well, I have visited this place a few times yet often forgot to ask the auntie what is their name of the stall. . .:d

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good~ Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Jalan Pasar
(next to the Pasar itself)
14000 Bukit Mertajam
Penang

New Address: Taman Betik Manis, Jalan Betik Bukit Mertajam

For larger map and directions, Click HERE

In Kl, we have one of the most famous Taiwanese Desert which is Called Snowflakes, as when I visited Taiwan 2 years ago, I was a bit surprise to see that actually their concept is very similiar to Meet Fresh Taiwan (click here). In Taiwan, Meet Fresh is consider one of the famous brand for this desert.

So my dad been telling me about this place he want to try out. Previously he wanted to try out the Yea Japanese BBQ Steamboat Buffet located at Penang Times Square so brought him there. This round is this Taiwanese Desert so mark and done.

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Now is the era of Taiwanese Desert that is bubbling every where in Penang and KL state that have attracted more than 20 brands and the latest arrive in Penang and KL shore is this Taiwan Famous desert Meet Fresh. In Taiwan itself they have more than 100 outlets around Taiwan and their history is in their wall which is pretty impressive.

The orignal 2 masters Mr. and Mrs.Fu originated from Central Taiwan believe that cooking desert in traditional way still the best way to preserve traditional taste of it. It is made daily by handmade of those taro balls and afew other ingredients to ensure customer enjoy freshness of it. More of it (click here)

As for this round, Meet Fresh is own by Wong Kok Group and if you ever want to consider this franchise, they are the best people to go after.

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Like any other Taiwanese desert, after place your order, you will be given this alert item as while they are preparing the desert and once it is ready, it will beep and vibrate. Then only you head to the counter to pick up your desert.

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As usual, will try out their signature or original taste as Meet Fresh Signature Herb Jelly  with its herbs ice base which is pretty solid in tastes and Taro balls is chewy towards hard side abit and herbs jelly is just nice. @ RM 6.90

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Little Taro Balls in White  Gourd Tea @ RM 5.90

On the menu, I see the name of this drink is very unique and decided to give it a try, with top layer cover with foamy cream and stir it along it had become creamy white and filled little taro balls, its a bit on the sweet side and nothing to shout about.

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On the other side, Soya is always one of my favorite. So to compare what’s the difference of it on Double Joy Soy bean with others as it just lack of extra [email protected] RM 8.90

Still Snowflakes (click  here) stands out more and in Penang, okay lah..if you are craving for nice Taiwanese deserts.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6.5/10 , okay lah -Stamped-

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

Location:
Meet Fresh
Lot G04 & GA49, Ground Floor,
163D-1-04, Pesiaran Gurney,
Gurney Paragon, 10250, Penang

Business Hour: 11am to 10.30pm, Daily

Sometimes, when you crave for Bak Kut Teh, you need not drive all the way to Klang for your favorite stall, sometimes, some where nearby or some where in a commercial area will have a nice BKT shop that was until recently, we found new love for our BKT outing stall which is this Xingang Bak Kut Teh, that located a street away from Leisure Mall, Cheras.

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We were told that this restaurant serve authentic Klang homecook recipe Bak Kut Teh and immediately we arrange to drop by.

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It was Sunday late lunch, and there are quite a number of crowds here too.  As we sat down, the crowd start pouring in till near full house.

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Normal menu they have here, and one thing that caught our eyes was their pricing. I would say a bit cheaper compare to those places like Jalan Ipoh or KL area.

One unique thing in this shop is that, you can choose how your Bak Kut Teh to be served, can be either in Claypot or in glass bowl like those in Klang, pricing definitely will be slightly different as for me, I always prefer mine in Claypot.

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We ordered, Dry Pork Ribs mix with Trotter pot to start off with and its quite a surprise to me that they add in ladies finger in it. It was cook till quite dry, that the think soy sauce able to coat with the meat, and you have to stir it fast to prevent the meat from sticking at the side or base of the pot. Will be a very good companion to eat along with rice, as it is not too salty that just nice.

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Claypot Ribs @ RM 9 that served, just enough for me, if I am eating by myself, and by this time, I just cant wait to taste on their soup. The soup that definately comes to my liking, its a bit more strong in herbs taste that I have always like, and the soup is not too watery. Can just taste out that they use alot of pork ribs to cook along as the soup taste sweet too.

Best of all, the soup can be refill, and I had 4 bowls of the soup~

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One of my favourite that I would not really miss is pig’s spare part. ‘Intestine and Stomach’ @ RM 8 as I find it cheaply price with the generous amount of spare part that they gave me. I love the intestine, as its been stuff into multi layer style, just nice to chew and its wash till clean that do not have those weird taste.

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Claypot Big Bone @ RM 18, cook till the meat is soft and dip into my garlic chili with thick soy sauce is just perfect.

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Vegetable in Garlic Sauce @ RM 7

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Besides serving Bak Kut teh, they do have something special in da house with some of their dish are own creation and we try out their Apple Chicken which is something that I have never tried out before, deep fried first then shower with their own homemade apple sauce. Taste pretty unique, that have the sweetness of apple and crispy on the outer layer. I would say, worth to try~

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I am just so jealous of you that work nearby the area, as they do have set lunch for their Bak Kut Teh just for RM 9 that served along with Rice + Bak Kut Teh + Vege + Chinese Tea. Where to find this kind of promo wor, where usually I eat myself also easily cost RM13-RM16.

Well, this shop also do have steam fish, that I accidentally deleted that picture in my camera, which comes in 4 flavours, I did try out their garlic ginger steam fish, that I like how they did their own mixture and strong in garlic taste and ginger taste.

This place had add into my list of bak kut teh hunting place, and I would say, worth recommending to try out if you love those kind of soup base, a bit stronger in herbal taste, soup is also a bit thicker. Recommended place~

Remark: The dish have 3 sizes to choose from, pricing above is base on our order as some is medium, some is small.

*NON-HALAL

Location:
RESTAURANT XINGANG
21, Jalan Manis 7, Taman Segar,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012 3932216 (Kenny Tee)
012 9071820 (Susan Tang)


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Do tell me who is not a fan of Bak Kut Teh? I am a big fan of Bak Kut Teh, just that whenever people mention this, where is the best, first location always pop out in people’s mind is Klang Lahhhhh, but Klang you want to hunt for good 1, always have to be in early morning. . .what bout if you crave for Bak Kut teh then its at night? One of the places that also with the word Klang, is Old Klang Road, and when you mention Bak Kut Teh, alot people first’s response is ‘Under the bridge 1 ah’? Old Klang Road Bak Kut Teh, under the bridge. Ah Wang Bak Kut Teh

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Well, what can I say, Murphy and his cousin bring me to this famous Ah Wang Bak Kut Teh shop at Old Klang Road where most of the time its always filled with lots of people especially during dinner. Here is not only famous for Bak Kut Teh as they are very well known for their signature Steam Fish . . . . .

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For side dishes, its always ‘Tu Ka Chor’ (Pigs Trotter Vinegar) is one of the additional that I would order. For this stall, its highly recommended by me as I don always like the texture of it, as for this stall, it was nicely steamed till it was very soft and one bite of the fats into the mouth it nearly melts on tongue, with its thick aromatci sauce cook with a bit of herbs and their very own style is one of the bowl that I finish it by myself. The thick sauce goes very well with rice!

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This stall Bak Kut Teh served very mild taste of herbs that most of the people in KL would prefer and add on with some spare parts.

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Vegetable is good too .. .

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This is what people meant that Bak Kut Ten Under the bridge which is located directly below. . . This direction is from Old Klang Road heading to Mid Valley as the stall would be on your left.

This stall nothing to boast about just that they had made their name and very famous among all the neighbourhood and if you do come here, their Tu Kar Chor is not to be missed! Will try on the steam fish next round .. . .

-= 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:
Ah Wang Bak Kut teh
Batu 4 1/2 Jalan Kelang Lama
Kuala Lumpur

H/p: 013-2282288/016-2341319

GPS Coordinate : N3 05.622 E101 40.497


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After helping out Ee Lune on a photo shoot for Castell and it was a good experience and the restaurant had been into one of my recommended list of restaurant (click here previous post). Few days later, I received a sms from Ee Lune that the owner would like to host all of us for a review in her restaurant and I was so happy to go again. Best Steak in Town, Castell Restaurant.

Castell had been here for more than 30 years, yes, I seriously meant 30 years but not many people know about this restaurant as it was overshadow by the overhead bridge in front of it. This restaurant is famous for their steak, and a few signature item in the menu which is seriously good! Previously, the restaurant was run by a couple and they decided to call it a day for retirement, then they sold it off to a guy, and now Sheena is the new owner of this restaurant that had spend to refurbish it and it is about 3 months old now.

The owner also had the passion to bake as most of the deserts in the shop are prepared by her, there are one desert that I miss a lot when I was studying at Melbourne and she baked it and Sheena told me that what she have prepared for us in the list, my jaw dropped, as it lotsssss of food!

As Mother’s Day is around the corner, this would be one of the choice to consider.

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The pictures taken by me during the last photoshot and had been used by the restaurant in their advertisement.

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As the night is still young, we got serve with ‘Bread served with garlic, olive oil and vinegar’

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Then the first dish of the night came out, by the look of ‘Crabmeat Seasoned & Stuffed Back in Its Shell’ is no stranger to us, its a mixture of east and west, it was perfectly fried till it was golden brown and using my fork to break it open, it was meaty in it, as they use the whole crab meat to stuff it in and mix with other ingredient. (RM19.90)

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‘Grilled Portobello Mushrooms’Three Varieties (Mixed Herbs, Tabasco and Garlic Butter) at (RM15.00)

I just love this as it reminds me during my uni time when I joined bbq club that they this is actually one of the must eat item in the list. I just love how it is grilled till the flavor were add in till the mushroom absorb the taste of it.

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‘Mushroom Cheese Bruschetta’ – 4 Pieces’ (RM12.90)

I am a bread lover as anything that freshly toast in it, its good!

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‘Tomato & Basil Bruschetta – 4 Pieces’ (RM12.90)

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If you are looking for something simple yet appetizing, ‘Prawn Cocktail’Prawns, Lettuce, Special Castell Dressing (RM12.00)

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‘Jumbo Prawn Bisque’ (RM22.00)
When it was serve, we were quite surprise by one huge prawn cut into half that stand tall like that and all of us were like, woahhh!!! And just cant wait to taste on it. It was as good as crab bisque that the prawn was very fresh, chewy n springy.

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‘Crab Bisque’ (RM18.00)
Is one of the best soup that we have had, as the portion is rich with ingredient as we can see a lot of crab meat in it till every spoon we scoop, we can bite huge crab meat and the soup base is very flavorful . Recommended~

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‘3 Blend Mushroom Soup’ (RM8.00)
Surely I do not mind to go for another round of soups.

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‘US Prime Rib’ (RM98.00)
Is actually one of the signatures for the restaurant that the Rib is amazingly huge till witch took a picture of it which is half the size of her arm. The rib was perfectly grilled with the griller burred lines on the steak, and it was cook medium rare as I like my steak to be. Later it was cut into cubes for us to eat and it was gone within seconds, by dipping the sauce given, it add extra umph in it, if you prefer to taste the original of the steak, it is advice not to dip with the sauce.

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After we finish the whole ribs, the best part is to suck on the taste and lick it clean the bone, and this is how we do it, Ken

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and Me.

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Strong aroma that makes people uncomfortable when it got served is ‘Stilton Special NZ/AUS’ Grilled tenderloin wrapped around a blue cheese melt with beef bacon (RM68.00)

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I am not a big fan of blue cheese or I would say I have not master the skill to enjoy blue cheese but in this restaurant, this is a must have steak for me. The meat is tender, juicy and soft and every bite of it, it just melts me. I cut a small cube of it and dip with blue cheese and cuz a small slice of bacon tip on top of it and its al dante. Recommended~

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As mention by Sheena, those who are not used to eating steak, her recommendations would be ‘Prime Fillet NZ/AUS’Thick, juicy tenderloin fillet with an amazing sherry sauce (RM68.00). as far as she concern, those who eat it never fail to come again for second piece. As for us, we had fall in love and craving for it. One of the best and juciest steak that I had so far.
Recommended~

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As some of you are not able to enjoy steak, worry not as they do have other selections to cater for you.

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If you are looking for a good bargain in the menu, then I would say you must head for ‘Mixed Grill – Lamb, Chicken, Sausages, Prawns’ (RM39.00). The portion is huge and with the price tag on it, no complains.

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‘Grilled Lamb Cutlets’ (RM38.00)

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‘Grilled Kurau’ (RM55.00)
Something different in the menu as most of the restaurant will usually use dory fish or salmon, well marinated and grilled evenly the colour looks good and the fish meat is soft.

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‘Chicken Parmigiana’Crumbed chicken breast served with chips at (RM30.00)
I love it as afterfried the top it with cheeze and tomato purree to baked along with it. I dip it with simple chili sauce, it is flavourful~

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Previously I was craving a lot for spaghetti as I watch the Korean drama ‘Pasta’ and by seeing how they prepare and I did learn a few tricks how to see good pasta. ‘Creamy Chicken Pesto Linguine’ Grilled chicken, cream, fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil at (RM24.90) is good, as it was creamy and flavorful that suits my liking.

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Seafood option will be ‘Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Grilled Jumbo Tiger Prawns’ at (RM27.90), the spaghetti is springy and cook just right, taste mild but has the umph of it.
When all of us said we are full, but there are always a room for desert. Most of the desert are homemade by Sheena as she made it from home and bring it over to restaurant and something I am hunting for are, Friand and Apple Crumble.

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‘Homemade Tiramisu’ with the based soak with Baileys and mascarpone cheeze in it, its there. yum~ (RM14.00)

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‘Coffee Hot Fudge Cake’ tell me, girls would fall in lurve with this piece deeply, as it is rich in flavour and eat it along with ice cream is perfect. (RM12.90)

Remark: it is quite sweet but one of the best seller.

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One of my favourite all time, that I had miss for very long time, ‘Choc Chip Hazelnut Friands’ at (RM8.90). I used to eat it when I was working in a cafe in Melbourne and not many places that serve this, and trust me, it was prepared hot and it has half melted chocolate chip and hazelnut in it. A simple bite with ice cream, just make my day~ Recommended

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I love the ‘Apple Almond Crumble’ with the level of sweetness is there and the top layer is baked a bit crispy just as I like it. (RM12.00)

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The desert do not end there as Sunny (Bigboysoven) was in the mood and a chocolate moist for us to end with it.. Oh. . my, his cake never fail to impress us.

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The great night end with imported beers with all my favourites, Leffe and Paulaner (RM 24), serve along with snacks, another great recepi by Sheena made from corn flakes, crunchy anchovies and curry leaves, something unique and flavourful to go along with beer.

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If you feel that is above your budget then can start to try their Set lunch at a very reasonable price from RM16.50+

After the whole long list prepare by Sheena, that I can only say thank you, we all had a great dinner and definitely now, to go for nice steak at a reasonable price, surely this is one of the restaurant to hunt for.

Recommended~

*realise that this restaurant no longer in operation and change to a new name . . – 10/18/2013

Location:
CASTELL Restaurant and Bar
19, Lorong University C,Section 16,
Petaling Jaya,Selangor.

Tel: 03-7955 0532

Business hours: 12 – 3pm
(Last order 2.30pm) and 7-11pm (Last order 10.30pm)

Prices shown above are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax. CASTELL is a PORK FREE zone.

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One of the day, where we were pretty bored with our canteen food, so we decided to go out hunting for lunch again, that had landed me one of the newly open IOI mall new wing. It has been ages since I last step into this mall, but as it was not far from my company and one of my colleagues mention that the set lunch in Breeks Cafe is quite worth it and landed us here for the food. They do have one branch in Penang at Gurney Plaza but their menu had never temp me try it out.

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Their set lunch comes with types of drinks to choose from and we order the whole range of it. ‘Ices Strawberry Lemon, Iced Passion Fruit Tea, Iced Lemon Tea’

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with ‘Soup of the Day’ tasted so so. .

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‘Mozzie Balls’ were pretty good, with mozarella cheeze in it. RM6.90

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Next was the serving of ‘Chicken Patties Melted’ with cheeze covers on top and dip with the sauce given, taste not bad but it feels more like ramlee burger syle. RM19.90

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‘Grilled Chicken Chop’ at least it taste a bit better that its fried with some marinated herbs taste. RM19.90

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‘Grilled Chicken Chop’ RM19.90

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‘Lasagna’ was not up to my expectation as I find the layer in between the filling is thick and flour taste is there.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5.5/10, so so only la their set lunch~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Breeks Cafe
EG9, EG10,
101 Puchong Mall
Jalan Batu 9

Tel: 03-8076 8726

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