the gardens


Healthy eating? What comes into your mind? Modern will say poke bowl. Older generation will say vegetarian. Well, both is also healthy for me. Another will be this Purple Cane Tea Cuisine in the Gardens, Mid Valley, which is one of my favourite restaurants. a restaurant cooking is infused with Tea. Not only that, trying to cater to a bigger market, it is Pork Free restaurant that they do not sell pork and beef.

With the festive season of Mid Autumn is just around the corner, celebrating this The Big, Bright and Beautiful Moon 《圓月溜溜》 Delivering a Plate Filled with the Gift of Fullness and Serenity.

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one of their moving item is also their HALAL mooncake which is love by many races. Prominents tea flavour which is not sweet yet flavourful.

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When you order a pot of tea, 2 pot will be served. This is how the way they filter their tea. First pour of tea water into the pot. Then let it sit for a while before pouring out. According to them, this is the best way to get the aroma out from the tea.

Exactly like how I was thought when I visited China.

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One of my all time favourite is their Double Boil Soup. Yup! Double boil soup serve in a tea pot. It is punch with flavour, easy to drink as I like it. I do not mind to have 3 tea pot of double boil soup. Recommended!

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What is in the teapot? as below. The amount of ingredient in it for such a small pot!

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I define this, a place where offer a kind of Taiwanese classic ambience with tea infusion food. Their mid autumn festival menu starts from RM 88 that can easily feed 4 pax. But there were 6 of us and I think it is just nice. 1 guy 5 girls.

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Simmered Chicken with Yam in Jasmine Tea Sauce.

the chicken is soft and the winning part is the creamy sauce. Fragrant and just syrup ontop of your rice is a perfect combination. 
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One of the signature for the restaurant is this Black Tea Curry Lions Mane Mushrooms. The curry is not too thick, yet you would easily need to bowl of rice for this. So easy to eat, super mild spicy with mild creamy. Instead of santan the replace it with Almond milk.

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Sweet and sour Sliced Grouper with Lychee Black Tea. Fried to perfection as it is crispy and a layer of fragrant which is just right.

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tea inspired dish

Stir Fried Mushroom

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One of their super in demand pudding. Grapefruit Rose Tea Pudding. Not your usual as it add ons with fresh handpeel pamelo from Ipoh into this. A bite with give you burstful of flavour.

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healthy option? defiantely one of my option to dine in. Their herbal egg is da bomb too!

紫藤茶原 Purple Cane Tea Restaurant
LG, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Tel: 03-2283 6090

Those who been to Vientnam and tried pho there, you will ended up start to crave for it. To find a nice bowl of pho is indeed quite hard in Malaysia. Is like finding the best Ramen in KL. However, one of the shop that I frequently visit is An Viet, the Gardens. They also recently expanded to An Viet, Pardigm Mall, PJ.

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As re-opening of the outlet, we get to see a showcase how their signature meatball is made by their Vietnamese Head chef.

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Some of the ingredients to showcase what ingredients are used for their soup base. They also use premium raw ribeye beef.

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In their menu, you get to choose your noodle size. Usual serving is Normal. You can go less or you can go to large.

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Not being adventurous yet want to try something signature on the menu, you can kick it off with An Viet Tasting Platter or you can order ala-carte appetizers to pair with your main dishes.

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My usual bowl of noodle is always the mix. Serve with beef slices, meatballs and brisket.

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For paradigm outlet, they do have their mini green house. Which usually they do have a pot of basil leaves set on each table, however in this outlet is you can pick the pot and bring it to your table.

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The beef slices usually are cook half raw, as when you dip into the piping hot soup, then it will be just perfectly cooked.

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For only beef slices noodle, you get to taste their soup more prominent.


the half cook raw beef. Just perfect.

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We end the meal with their signature  Vietffogato. Vietnamese coffee with coconut milk and ice cream. One of my favourite.


Caramel Pudding.

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From now till 15th September, Ăn Viet is offering for non-subscribers 10% discount for one Beefiest Phở  ordered, 2 orders will enjoy 15% and 25% for 3 orders.   Not a member yet?  Sign up today and enjoy move savings…20% for one order of Beefiest Phở , 30% for 2 orders and 50% for 3 orders.

Ăn Viet, Paradigm Mall
LG02/03/03A (Lower Ground, in front of MBG)
Kelana Jaya, Taman Seri Subang,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Tel: 03-7661 2844

The coffee trend in Malaysia is still picking up as the months go by. We’re getting spoilt with more choices than ever before, but most brands come up short when offering an authentic coffee experience in the comfort of your own home – unlike Nespresso.

Nespresso Malaysia offers authentic flavours from all around the world; a sustainable coffee experience from the cherries they pick to the coffee I can make on my own!

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A perfect cup, for a perfect start.

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A Nespresso machine is indeed a perfect gift for me. An aroma that is hard to resist especially in the morning, to help me get on with my day.

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The Lattissima One is compact enough to fit perfectly in the tight confines of my kitchen. I got it during their recent CNY promo, which ends on 17 February, through their website with a rebate of RM288 off and also received RM88 coffee credit.

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With this machine, I can make an espresso or enjoy my usual cappuccino and latte just by adding milk using the built-in milk system.

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I am having a Fortissio Lungo today.

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My fresh cup of coffee is just a push of a button away.

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Step 1: Fill up the milk container and insert the capsule into the slot.




Step 2: Press the milk button. Once the container is empty, the coffee will begin to pour. Enjoy the aromas that fill the room while you wait.


I love how thick and fluffy the milk froth is.


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Step 3: Just sit back and relax while enjoying your morning coffee.

My Fortissio Lungo is rich and full-bodied (just the way I like it), yet the aroma of the coffee is intensely fragrant. The aftertaste of malty toasted notes reminds me of West Indian coffee.


A great cuppa before starting my day off, made with the perfect machine that’s compact, time-saving and, most importantly, simple.

Starting off with passion for food and a piggy hunter all around the world, the owner have decided to compile all his favourite taste profile into creating Ticklish Ribs & Wiches located in The Gardens, KL. Their original outlet is at Seapark and now, the pigs have conquered level 3 at The Gardens, 2 shops away from Sushi Zanmai.

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Pork lovers out there, this place will definately feed you well as they are hitting most of their items all about porks.

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Besides that, the owner of Ticklish Ribs & Wiches have strong passion in local comedy scene where they have a stage for One Mic Stand. The event is held once or twice a month and do drop by at their FB to check out their events.

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There is a story from all the pigs around the shop. You can start stare at the mural wall as the story stats from there, then you follow the trail to this pig angles and into the kitchen.

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Quite classic place for washing hands.

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Most of the items ordered are prepare fresh, especially on the sandwich side.

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Drinks are rather interesting as:

  1. Worms in Mud – Squiggly Cendol in murky Holicks @ RM 14 – this combination is really quite unique and it is worth to try
  2. LOL – Lemon Grass on Lime @ RM 13 – quite refreshing and thirst quencher.
  3. Screwface Sidekick – Tangy Mango & Soursop @ RM 13
  4. Yolo – Milo & Cincau @ RM 14


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Gila babi menu for your reference~

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Signature BBQ Pork Ribs @ RM 48. A good quality pork that imported in just for this series. Serve in a mini bucket that is filled with Soft, juicy and well marinated pork ribs. Dip with the sauce gives you an unique dimension of flavour.


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Sloppy Fries @ RM 9 – filled with mince pork sauce and melted cheese. This is definately a good combination with beer. Quite addictive as it is not too salty.

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For something simple, you can opt for Babischetta @ RM 15. Toasted and serve with sloppy mince pork, with cheese then toast again.

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One of their best seller for sandwich is this Red Cuban with pulled pork. Simple yet delicious. Bun is not too dense yet flavour is there.

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Rice Vice @ RM 22. A simple fried rice with well fried coated pork in breadcrumb. Never go wrong.

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You Braised Me Up @ RM 26. With well balance of pork and layers of fats, I am inlove with this. Intense flavour from their special braise sauce, meat is soft and fats that is near melt in your mouth is just nice. Serve with side salad.

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Lazy Bones @ RM 30 – boneless ribs with marination. – indeed a pork lard rice that gives you the slightly fattening flavour as it needs to balance up with the pork ribs. Those who needed to add on weight, one of a good dish to hit on.

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Ticklish Ribs & Wiches
The Gardens Mall
Lot T-216B, 3rd Floor,
The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City.

WAZE: https://waze.to/lr/hw2839xysk

OPENING ​​HOURS: Everyday (10am – 10pm)

CONTACT NUMBER: 012-5672216

A mixture of nice food could be found at The Boulevard. One of the place that constantly I see my friend check in and also appears in my Instagram is this Define:Food. It is one of a restaurant that sits at level one that have attracted many diners around the area. Define Food is run by chef Malcolm Goh that had gain his reputation in the industry itself.

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Started off with Classic Mushroom Soup @ RM 18 – Garlic Bread, Truffle oil, Cepes Dust and Mascarpone.

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Deep Fried Duck Rillette @ RM 19 with salted egg dip. This is by far the weirdest taste of dish for the night. Duck meat taste is too gooie and raw for us, as even we dip with salted egg dip could not over power the strange taste of it.

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Caesar Salad @ RM 26

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Truffle Fries @ RM 18. Lack of truffle taste and just tasted like plain fries with some cheddar.

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for starter, this is by far one of the best – Truffled Creamed Mushroom with Garlic toast @ RM 15. Cook to perfection that creaminess is to my liking, however the consistency of it is quite bad as we add on the same order since the first place was good. Second plate came out less creamier, very sweet and there are hit and misses.

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In this restaurant, the dish that I am looking forward the most is this Beef Wellington @ RM 88. Grain fed Tenderloin, puff pastry, intense mushroom duxelle, truffle gravy, Mesclun Salad. Maybe my expectation of this dish is too high as I have watch too much Hell’s Kitchen and Gordan Ramsey where the description of his Beef Wellington and I am seeing is different. Understood that this is our local version of it.

This is indeed a very tricky dish to emulate as I find that the puff pastry is soggy, taste of intese mushroom is slightly salty and truffle gravy is very mild.

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Provencale Seafood Risotto @ RM 48 indeed taste great. Broth that they are cooking with is rich in flavour and cook to perfection. One of the best dish for the night, where it is fragrant with seafood taste. However again, when we were impress with the first dish and place second order, the second plate is off the mark. Their inconsistency is disappointing.

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Salted Egg Duck Pasta @ RM 33 is pretty unique and have its own dimension of taste.

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The safest bed among their spaghetti range is this Wagyu Bolognese @ RM 25. Spaghetti Italian parsley, shaved grana padano. Gravy is not too thick, yet spaghetti is al-dante

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Harissa Spice Rub Lamb Striploin @ RM 58. A great dish which we think did not really fit the bill as with RM 58, you are served with 5 mini slices of lamb. Indeed it is cook to perfection where the meat is seared nicely along with the marination of spice did penetrate through the meat that give it very nice aroma.

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Jarred ‘Kopi Kau’ Tiramisu @ RM 23. I still prefer my classic.

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One of the most impressive dessert is their Bomb Alaska. Smooth cream and technique of pipping is perfect. Torch it to a bit golden brown is the best colour to get.

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The group celebrated our birthday in this place. Thank you everyone.

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Not a bad place to be as there are a lot of hit and misses where they still need alot of improvement to bring a gear up. However it is indeed base on personal preference.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, for such pricing, here is still alot to play with.!.-Stamped-

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

Define Food
Mid Valley Boulevard
29-1,Level 1, Signature Offices,
The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur.

Daily, 1030am-1030pm.

Tel: 016-901-4024

Define:food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I still remember till date that, with a huge hype all over social media and online platform when they just open its door back early this year is such an impact. Hakata Ippudo Ramen is making alot of my friends talking bout it with their great experience in Singapore and now its available in Malaysia.

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I guess their marketing paid off and of course with a well establish brand such as Hakata Ippudo that is so well known in Singapore is now making its second mark outlet in The Gardens Mall. I have visited their first outlet a few times this year (click here).

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Upon this launching, they have also added new item into their list. Ippudo Veggie Noodle.

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Now, a vegetarian can also enjoy ramen in this shop as I find it very nice as its serve in cold. Classic silky noodles tossed in Ippudo’s house special sauce served with assorted veges. Ramen is smooth, aromatic with their house sauce making me slurp the whole plate pretty fast.

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I love their Pork Bun, Steamed bun with braised pork and ippudo’s original sauce. .  the only set back is its not consistent. Sometimes its good and sometimes its not really there.

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Among the list, I have always prefer their Karaka-men – original tonkotsu based broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts and ground pork.

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 Anna is enjoying her ramen with a satisfaction face. . .

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Akamaru Shinaji is Ippudo’s original tonkotsu broth enhanced with special- blended miso paste and fragrant garlic oil. Served with thin noodles, belly chashu, kikurage and spring onions.

Currently they have 2 outlets to serve your cravings,

1) Pavilion KL – Connection Level 4 (11am – 11pm)
2) Gardens Mall – Level 3 (10am – 10pm)

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