Monday, June 30, 2014

Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo

Nearby one of my favourite Japanese BBQ place in Taman Desa is Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo. I thought they were owned by the same people. Similar concept and opposite of one another but selling different food. One is Japanese and the latter is Chinese.

One rainy Saturday early this year when it was raining like crazy, me and my friends went there to check it out. Forgive me for the extremely shitty photos below. It was raining heavily that time and we were seated in the alleyway. And I did not bring my camera therefore all photos were taken with my iPhone 5, not even an S.

Old Tricycle BBQ Yong Tau Foo.

Drinks are served in enamel cups. The motifs are for chinese weddings.

Love the chee cheong fun here. The texture is very smooth and nice. And I personally don't like local style chee cheong fun but I did eat this.

We ordered the big yong tau foo set for BBQ. It was definitely not enough for the 6 of us. The yong tau foo is about RM1.80/piece here. Quite expensive because the fish paste is not much. I do understand why they can't put too much because you'll be bbq-ing the damn thing and the veg probably burnt faster than the fish paste is cooked.

Look so fun and refreshing right ? It's strictly for fun. I still prefer the old style yong tau foo where we don't have to cook it ourselves. 

Our bill came up to around RM125 and all of us are still hungry. So we head over to Japanese BBQ opposite for our second dinner. This is a place to bring your friends from out of town or from overseas and friends who are light eater. I have to admit that this is not the place for me because I eat way too much.

Faber Plaza, No.5, Jalan Brunei Selatan, 
Jalan Desa Jaya,  Taman Desa, 
Kuala Lumpur.
   Tel: 012-2181352

Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ippudo Malaysia *non-halal*

When Ippudo first landed in Malaysia, there was a big craze over the ramen and everyone actually queued to eat. I was not one of the crazies because there are plenty of eateries in Malaysia. Only in our friendly neighbouring country people queue to eat. If you've been to this particular country, you will know what I mean.

I waited for the craze to die down and the opening of the second outlet before I went and try it. I love it! No crowd, good and fast service and less pollution. I simply love it! I was able to enjoy my ramen in peace.

Ippudo, The Gardens Mall. Low lighting and very cold a/c. Great for the current weather in Malaysia.

Goma Q. Fresh Japanese cucumber with sesame. I'm a sucker for this appetiser. Be it Taiwanese, Shanghainese or Japanese. It's so refreshing!

Shiromaru Special. Shiromaru with salted soft-boiled egg, pork loin and seaweed.
+IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth served with ultra-thin noodles, pork loin, bean sprouts, kikurage & spring onions. Classic Hakata style ramen.
(excerpt from the menu)

Karaka Special. Karaka-men with salted soft-boiled egg, pork belly & seaweed. 
+IPPUDO's original tonkotsu broth with special spicy miso, cashew nuts & ground pork.
(excerpt from the menu)

Ippudo Pan-fried Gyoza. Ippudo's original panfried gyoza is the description in the menu. There was a time when I crave for gyoza. It's hard to find good ones in KL. Or maybe I haven't been eating enough Japanese food? So far I like this and the ones from Kiku Zakura.

What I like best about Ippudo is the option to choose the texture of your ramen. I like it very hard and most people I know like it soft close to soggy. (don't know why) I love the porky broth as it has a sweet end without the strong porky smell. 
But I feel that the portion was too small for a RM30++ bowl of ramen.

(Various locations. Please click on the link to find out where)

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Once upon a time I passed by this cafe without a second glance. It doesn't look like a cafe (honestly!) and I thought they sell fruits and healthy juices only. In my defense, the place looks like a juice bar.

Saw a lot of photos of this place on Instagram and it got me curious (as usual!). And I've been on the lookout for new places for brunch. I had 2 weeks off from Korean class therefore I have time for brunch!

Wholesome Spanish Baked Egg. Homemade baked bean, egg, bacon, arugula & toasted ciabatta.

Gourmet Antipasto Breakfast Platter. Prosciutto, Salami Milano, Chorizo, Brie, Cheddar, Strawberry Grape Olive salad, 7 min egg & toasted ciabatta.

Juice of the day (apple + orange). Part of the breakfast platter.

Cafe Latte.

Cappuccino. Part of the breakfast platter and we paid for the upgrade from black coffee.

Our experience here was not perfect but we will still go back and try their pasta and pancakes in the future. 

We went there quite early and a friendly waitress took our order. The place was not pack throughout the time that we were there. I know weekends are nightmare and there's a queue. Anyway, we waited 30 minutes for our food and it did not come. None of the waiter/waitress bother to come and ask about our order. Other diners who got there later than us was served with their brunch. 

We finally flagged down one waiter and ask him to check on our order. He checked and did not come back to us on the status of our order. He just walked around serving other people as though we were invisible. The waitress that took our order earlier on looked at us suddenly and panicked. 

From the look on her face, we could tell that our order did not reach the cook. Please refer to the photo above for my order especially the breakfast platter. No cooking is required. You just need to cut and slice the produce and serve it to  me.

It was the longest brunch we've ever had. It took us at least 1 hours from the minute we step into the cafe. 45 mins to serve the food and 5-10 mins to eat it. After our brunch, we walked around Publika to buy some groceries. We were both dying from thirst. We kept asking ourselves whether there was a lot of MSG in the food? 

17, Jalan 26/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
03-6201 0090
Mon - Sun: 08:30 - 21:00

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Coffee Societe, Solaris Dutamas KL (Publika)

Coffee Societe has been opened for business since late 2011 and has quite a strong following of coffee lovers. To be honest, I did not like this place when they first opened because of their coffee. The coffee they served was too light then.

Despite that, I still go. Why ? I like the ambience and they are opened until 11pm. It is quite late for Publika area.

Perhaps there was a change in their coffee beans around mid to last quarter of 2012. I don't dislike it anymore and am more open to their coffee. This is the honest truth.

Huge table in the middle of the cafe. It's either for a big group of people or you may share it with strangers. I'm fine with both as long as they are not louder than me. (pssst... I can be quite loud)

Piccolo Latte. I had this one afternoon as my second cup of coffee. I can't take too much milk in a day. Lactose intolerance.

Beautiful coffee art. My order of cappuccino earlier.

This was taken from another time and was posted on my instagram.

Grilled Chicken.

A few of my friends love the wedges here. I don't really know coz I don't eat wedges eventhough I love potato. I'm quite weird and particular (i know! and i should not apologize for this..)

Carrot cake. It is quite nice and I normally don't eat carrot cake. Reason? I don't like carrots and in my head, carrot cake is a dessert for aunties. No offense to aunties. My mom and grandma do like carrot cake.

My favorite dessert to date. This is Blueberry Cheesecake. They serve this at Garage 51 as well. Read about Garage 51 here. They also have it in Strawberry.

Block D4, Level G3, Unit 3A,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur. 
03-6211 5523
Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun: 10:30 - 23:00

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