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Heard a talk among my coffee lover friends that, eh “taufulou, have you tried out a new coffee place in TTDI?”. I was like, errrr will go check it out. Till I found some time to pay a visit to this much talk cafe, Artisan Roast Coffee

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Love their interior, which is pretty simple with red brick wall, high stool coffee tables around the area, sofa seating behind that makes it one of a attraction for younger crowds to hang out.

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Fresh cakes are available and some other selection of pastries.

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Order my usual, Latte to enjoy my coffee. @ RM 10.

If you are looking for a place to hang out, Artisan Roast Coffee is not bad. Coffee here is mild in flavour that even suits for those who are not so much into coffee.

Location:
Artisan Roast Coffee
Taman Tun Cafe
4 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+60377336397

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[update 1/5/2016:Close Down] know now as Pretz and Beanz 

Coffee industry in Malaysia is picking up, as there are more and more of these stand alone outlets that offer different kinds of coffee to consumers. One of the latest brand which is Chilla Cup is growing fast around Klang Valley.

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Tried their outlet in Solaris area which I have passby a few times. Right before my road trip, decided to drop by for coffee.

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Design of the outlet are nice and simple with brick wall with sofa seating area.

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I must say that I am impress with the manner of the outlet manager not only that, as he found out that I am a blogger, Suprise.. besides that he is nice friendly and know what is the best offering in the outlet.

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Order came in with some of my friends that went to the outlet before, Chilla Cup Pretzels is a must try, order my classic flavour Cinnamon pretzel. It was prepare fresh, right from scratch that need to wait for 5-10 minutes, soft, and nice. I must say its good~ no wonder they love it.

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Fruit pancake was recommended and looks great at its presentation. Not long after that, the whole thing turn soggy pretty instant because of fruit was use that cause water generate down to the pancake, we only finish half of it.

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Latte large to start of with, it was rather dissappointed with the froth being in this version, not only that, it taste no comment.

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Mocha large was next, at least it taste slightly better and there are room for improvement. I only can comment that different barista will brew different quality out. They still need lots room of improvement to make a good cup of coffee.

Overall, it is not a cheap breakfast with paying nearly RM 40++ for 4 items. With the price being spent I could easily find other place that offer better food and coffee.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10 so so nia . . -stamped-

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

Location:
Chilla Cup Solaris Mont Kiara
No. 2, Ground Floor,
Jalan Solaris 3, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +603 – 6204 9733

There are alot of buzz on this brand from my friends since their first opening outlet in Bangsar. Have always wanted to pay a visit till postpone many times. Ben’s is pretty well known to many people since its first opening in Bangsar Village and now they had expended to KLCC.

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Ben’s is pretty well know for its interior design that provides customer a very cozy dining experience. As for their outlet in KLCC they had taken over California Kitchen’s lot and now they had a great view that over look the KLCC park.

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As one of the reason that brings me here is that my best friend from Indonesia pay me a visit and decided to bring them to dine here. As the queue is always there, we waited for about 15 minutes for our table.

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Now only I realise that why people make a buzz about this outlet that you can see they really put in alot money in designing their outlet. No wonder so many people like to hang here and my friends also mention its a nice restaurant.

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They design it in a few dining sections in different designs.

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With sofa base, casual dining base, and proper dining area.

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Price wise are pretty reasonable for a shop like that.

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Here is my best friend Lina and her friend.

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Usually I will start my meal with Mushroom Soup that top with olive oil. Not bad, RM 11.90

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Carbonara is more mild in taste as I prefer mine to be more thick and rich in taste. @ RM 21.90

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Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta is filled with generous types of mushroom and its a bit more creamy that suits my liking. @ RM 22.90

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Wagyu Beef Pie @ RM 21.90

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Lychee Lime is refreshing and nice. @ RM 9.90, Not many place offer Lemon Lime Bitters and it taste pretty good too, someething that I have missed quite a while. @ RM 8.90

Service in Ben’s are pretty good too for such a busy dinner crowd with the section I am seating, 2 waiter are manning the area and work pretty efficient.

No doubht that its a great place to hang out with friends with its superb ambiance and I love their drinks especially as for food, its nothing much to shout about.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, love the restaurant ambiance ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Ben’s KLCC
Suria KLCC
Lot 140 First Floor
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +6 03 2163 1655
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm daily

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bens.big
Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co

I guess most of us know that 1-Utama is doing a make over on the old wing, with its new phase on completion soon, it had turn the whole place another new area so as me and my friend now say..new new wing or new wing? 😀 Chicago Rib House

[UPdate June 2016: NO Longer in Operation] now known as Ante 

Lets put that aside and one of the new outlet we found that got sell PORK! yes…I say PORK is this place called Chicago Rib House which is located at new wing few doors away from the old Italianese. Their first outlet is in Penang and I have tried once . . Now we have decided to give it a go again~

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A newly open place and its full house .. 🙁 as the attended is pretty attentive, while waiting,t hey explain the menu to us. .

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The whole concept is totally different compare to the Penang outlet. Its more cozy and comfortable with a bit of modern touch.

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Of course you can see all the cute piglets on the wall . . .

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Cozy half oval sofa area. .

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and which part of pork do you want to have tonight?

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I just love their bar, more like lighted up in neon style. . .

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You can go for their draft along with their happy hour. . . .

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I like their menu, as in newspaper style .. .

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This is how big it is ..

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We are certainly 100% satisfied by them . . .not sure bout you . .

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To kick start our night, we ordered a few cocktail to pull us right first. . .

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Cocktail order

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Classic Mojito which consist of rum, soda water, sugar syrup, crushed mint leaves a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice and a stick of fresh sugar cane.

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Ocean Mojito

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Lychee Mojito will certainly suits girls alot. You just drink drink drink non stop cuz its a bit sweet with lychee, hahh hahhhhhh..when the kick starts to kick in. . you will be either floating or planking on the floor. . .:D

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Mai Tai – which is certainly the word suits the drinks. A strong drink infuse with alcohol as you don feel the strong taste of it. Overpower by the taste of pineapple ..  drink more you will see the effect~

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After some tipsy drinks, we kick start our meal with Trio Sampler @ RM32.90.  Â Pork Chili Con Carne. It is accompanied by the the other 2 Trio Sampler members which comprise of Hot Buffalo Wings and Potato Skin. Love the potato skin`

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And take your Corn chips  dip out the Pork Chili Con Carne and put it like that, its just perfect!

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Pork Ribs (Full Rack, Flaming Kansas City) @ RM59.90 with 2 side dishes

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This is not just ordinary slab of pork ribs. or I would say one of the more unique item in this restaurant.

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its accompany by the small little shot glass there, as they are going to bath the ribs with bourbon. . .

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Then they going to lit it up and burn it for a while to let the taste of the bourbon burns into the meat. While eating the ribs, you wont actually feel the taste of the alcohol but the after taste of a bit liquor makes it even better.

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Before you are eating the pork ribs, you will be given a napkin and I love the quote, Caution, Porking in Progress … I have finish one of the ribs and will proceed to another process. . .

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Pork Ribs (Full Rack, Original Flavor) with 2 side dishes @ RM53.90

Love the classic sauce which taste more towards a bit like bbq n enhance with abit spicy chili in it. Love this one too . .

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Grilled Bourbon Chicken @ RM27.90  

Two grilled boneless chicken breast topped with their signature bourbon sauce and sprinkled with mixed cheese. For the side dish, please choose the rice. as the rice is good!

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If you love pork a lot and prefer more on meaty, this is definately one of your choice . 8oz. Pork Tenderloin @ RM32.90 grill to perfection that the meat is still soft after grilling, and the marinated sauce on it is just perfect and to bring it up more outstanding, right at the bottom of the meat, they include their own home made apple cinnamon dressing which is a bit sweet in taste yet pairs along with the pork very well.

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Seafood lovers like my friend, they finish this Shrimp Olio @ RM32.90 just within minute, where you can see how generous of ingredient they had given in this plate. lots of shrimps .. .

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Hickory BBQ Bacon Burger @ RM29.90

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AS another star for the night, when you prefer something a bit budget yet satisfying, this bbq bacon burger is certainly worth to try. Its huge pork patty with melted cheeze and bacon just bring out the taste.

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after this heavy heavy dinner, a full dinner must end with desert to make it complete for me. . .Brownie Royale @ RM12.90 with the brownie is not too soft also not too sweet, yet top with vanilla ice cream just nice.

Satisfying meal for me and my friends, I would say, there are not many porky place available around the area, this restaurant definitely stood out. .  Recommended shop~

Location:
Penang

Chicago Rib House
GP-170-G-43, Gurney Plaza,
Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Penang.

Tel : 04-229 0763
Fax: 04-229 0985

Selangor

Chicago Rib House
Lot F346, First Floor Rainforest,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
1, Persiaran Bandar Utama,
47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel : 03-7727 3210

Finally, I get to write up on this place. Most of my friend since beginning of this hear, when asked . . Where do you go Yum Cha, often the answer is OverTime. It is one of the latest hit hang out spot in town, started in KL and growing rapidly in some other states too.

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OverTime had turn into a drinking place for alot of office workers or bosses as I guess with  its great ambiance and unique brew beer of its own had attracted many from young to old.

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To drink Starker, the only place to get is only at Overtime as they do not sell at off shelf like many other beers do as the beer are always serve fresh and have to drink at the temperature of 4° to 6° Celsius .

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If you find that the mini barrel do not satisfy you, get the biggest barrel.

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A bar that offer a few types of seating from outside sofa type as you head further in, its not a bar ambiance with rocky wall. .

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and they have 2 area more like can cater for bigger group or private functions with solid sofa provided

I have always love F&B industry. I just do not know why, as my passion grew stronger in this industry. Just wish one day I can own one cafe too. Its like how I feel very happy when I heard any of my friend are into F&B business, with most of them are quite successful. Another friend that I am proud off that he started his small little cafe Coffee Chemistry Signature  which is quite well know among my circle of friends that located in Sunway Giza (click here) and now he had expand to a new classy and bigger outlet.

Since he just open his new outlet, me and my friend just head there to had a simple dinner and also to try out some of their new range of food.

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With new rebranding under Coffee Chemistry Signature that located on the ground floor of newly open First Subang Mall that host a few famous brand like Overtime, Library, Chatime and a few more.

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Coffee Chemistry Signature had a totally new concept compare to their first outlet as I guess that they have improve more and had turn to a more serious restaurant now.

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A place which is more for dining purposes that had divided into two sections.

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They also have a more private sections which can host about 8-10 pax at one go.

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For students or more leisure working people who like a place to chill can head to their cozy sofa area, sunk your ass there, order a drink and you can just relax there or can make yourself busy.

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Busy as in they have many types of board game for you to play.

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Flipping thru their menu, they have extend more food and choice of drinks already.

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