Dec 5, 2015

kl: johnny rockets

i don't know how to begin with this post. but there's only one thing lingering in my head right now about johnny rockets...waste of calories!

johnny rockets
kuala lumpur

kl: the daily grind

the daily grind is probably the first gourmet burger joint in kl, but it's leaning towards the higher end of the market so their prices are steeper compared to the more popular ones.  logically, we should have tried the regular burger but we couldn't resist the fancier ones.

burger waffle

softshell crab burger

the daily grind
bangsar village i
kuala lumpur

kl: red lobster

this is one of the chains i wanted to try during my last us vacay but failed to do so. i was so happy they opened up in kl. i was actually just in for the free cheddar bay biscuits which are good but a bit salty. everything was mediocre especially the almost overcooked pasta.

red lobster
the intermark
kuala lumpur

kl: kgb burgers

killer gourmet burgers is one of the forerunners during the burger boom. i like the fact that they have two ways in cooking their burgers (grilled or crust seared) and they have a variety of flavors for their fries. plus it's more accessible for me since they have a branch at my favorite mall.

the gardens, midvalley
kuala lumpur

kl: acme south

sooo happy a resto opened up that serves southern food. acme south didn't disappoint. the flavors were spot on.

acme south
bangsar village i

mikey's original new york pizza

ahhh, first new york style pizza in kl. finally a place that serves decent pizza and apps/sides too!

buffalo chicken tenders?

crisscut fries

mikey's new york pizza

kl: majestic hotel buffet

this was one of those random moments when we wanted to eat in a hotel buffet and i just pretty much looked for new hotels to try and voila i found the majestic hotel.

very few photos, i was actually watching my food intake. the food is good and the price is affordable as well. i reckon though that the dinner buffet has more selection especially when it comes to seafood which was something we wanted. but still a good try.

majestic hotel

5 jalan sultan hishamuddin
across the old railway station (near kl sentral)

brunch kl: plan b

plan b is not just a brunch place, it's good for casual meals. they have great sandwiches and unique pastas. overall, food is good and consistent, plus it's also accessible.

my favorite drink - lemongrass and ginger tea

french toast - something i actually won't recommend.

corned beef and hash - this is not what i expected. it is fresh/homemade corned beef cut into cubes and the hash is also not the typical grated potatoes but were also cubed. it was tasty and really filling.

plan b

bangsar village i
midvalley megamall
d' pulze cyberjaya

brunch kl: nutmeg

second brunch spot is nutmeg.

big breakfast? i'm not sure if this was called nutmeg's big breakfast, but this is normally a big breakfast in any brunch place in kl. bread, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, meats (cured beef and sausage), eggs (your choice, mine is poached me thinks with some hollandaise) and fried mac and cheese which is something unique to nutmeg.

waffles - nothing extraordinary

eton mess - because my friends miss the uk (lol)

among the famous brunch spots i like nutmeg the most, though i frequent antipodean more because of it's accessibility.

bangsar village ii
bangsar, kuala lumpur

brunch kl: antipodean

gaaaah...i've been so bad in posting my foodie adventures. let me start with my brunch series.  brunch is a thing in kl, i think they got it from the aussies. i'm starting with antipodean cafe, which probably is the most famous brunch spot in kl.

their signature flat white, request it to be really hot!

big breakfast - slice of toast, homemade has brown, mushrooms, scrambled eggs and sausage (you can choose between 3 types of sausage or bacon me thinks).

antipodean is affordable, good value for money and it has several branches now so it is quite accessible.

antipodean cafe

midvalley megamall
menara tan&tan (near klcc)

Jan 26, 2015

2014 eats

i've been a bad foodie. i actually didn't post all my european eats because i didn't take pictures as i thought they weren't post worthy. gheez i didn't post my milan eats! let me check if i have photos to share.

anyway, on top the eu eats i never posted anything from 2014 which was still quite a handful. i'll try to post them as soon as possible.

Jan 7, 2015

paris: le comptoir du relais

saved the best for last. for my best meal in europe i'm torn between this and trattoria zaza. i cannot forget the simple pasta dishes i had in florence and truffles really makes my palate super happy, but foie gras is love too. so let's just say this is my best parisian meal.

i made sure we made it to le comptoir du relais before lunch time because the lines could get horrific. i was only set on two items and the rest were just random choices.

foie gras toast (13E) - oh this is love. i love foie gras. the salt and jam/jelly on top made this entire dish a party in my palate. love love love.

terrine boudin (12E)- don't know what happened to me but i suddenly had a craving for this. i simply cannot forget jinlovestoeat post on this and was happy that le comptoir had it on their menu as well.

salade nicoise (13E) for my healthy mom...though this doesn't pass with all the beans and anchovy that have high uric acid. but i digress, this was mighty flavorful thanks to the anchovies, i liked it.

daube joue de boeuf (18E) - one of their bestsellers is this beef cheeks stew. though it was melts in your mouth tender, i felt that it lacks a certain oomph. so i had to agree with my dad that this was nothing extraordinary.

pied de porc (19E) - pardon the photo i forgot to rotate the mash so the spoon won't block the pied de porc. if you like soft mushy mashed potato then this one is for you. it depends on my mood but i normally like the heavier mashed potato and not something that is practically runny. the pied de porc is not the typical fried pork trotters. this one was made into a terrine and then deep fried. the pork cubes were a tad too small and maybe that's why i felt that the pork was overly seasoned with the herbs.

we came a couple of minutes before the opening time and there was already a line. i don't know if my experience was mind blowing enough. but i would like to try l'avant comptoir next door which is their version of a tapas bar, i think they have more interesting dishes :).

le comptoir du relais
6 carrefour de l'Odeon

paris: angelina

angelina is synonymous to hot chocolate. well, that's what they are known for. for chocolate lovers this is probably heaven. we were at the chateau versailles and suddenly felt the need to get a mid morning snack.

tried their famous hot choco. maybe it's just me and i don't like hot chocolate but there's really nothing special. it was just a rich hot choco. i'd rather have mcdonald's hot chocolate :D. 

i think this was chicken caesar salade baguette. gheez i forgot. remind yourself that sandwiches in paris are huge and one can easily feed two people. but we bought 3!!! one for each...had them for lunch at the tuileries because we couldn't finish them at the versailles.

i think that angelina, is a parisian icon and you must try it if you love hot chocolate. i wish i was able to try their pastries which they are also known for. they have branches at famous tourist spots like across the louvre and 2 locations in chateau versailles if i'm not mistaken.  angelina and i are not yet over, i have yet to try her pastries =).

chateau versailles