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Namelaka Patisserie, Bangsar

 

Forget the pre cny detox- we always have the appetite for a good dessert, especially ones befitting the season. Namelaka Patisserie is the perfect pick for sweets to kickstart a year of indulgence.  Hidden away on the first floor in Telawi Bangsar, it is easy to missed the staircase leading to a bright and spacious room filled with calm and comfort. Look for the KK mart and the stairways will lead you to the simplicity of natural sweetness that wins my heart.

 

There is no shortcrust pasty or sweet filling and rich chocolate topping whatsoever, only the finest technique with the most creative input of inspiration gathered from both beauty and imperfection of real fruit. With lots of white chocolate, and celebrating mother nature’s creation of some of the tastiest fruits, Namelaka Patisserie created unique dessert taking form of real fruit accordingly to the flavor of each respective fruits, without even having to plate it to impress their customers. The brilliant twists lie in the form of the dessert molded in 3d and a ganache layer of fresh smooth fillings holding chunks of real fruits encased at the core of each dessert fruit, as this creamy filling hold the shape of the dessert. It will be a real challenge trying to pack this because from what I see, it is best consume in the house. And why not? Since the interior provide nothing but comfy and relaxing as well as sleek clean of immaculate white.

 

Attention to detail abounds. Passionfruit and pear have the most beautiful exterior and is aesthetically the prettiest if you badly need to feed your camera. Myself is so in love with the sleek green apple but while the names sounded like a breeze, it’s a dish best left to the professionals.

 

It’s not a cake and it looks almost too pretty to eat, but this fruit dessert is totally extraordinary not only in essence, it comprises real fruit, and when break open, creating an otherworldly confection that simple begs to be photographed.

Don’t forget to enjoy with their cocktail or coffee brew. I find myself drawn to their mocktail mainly thanks to the freshness of mint infused and the frizzy.
Namake is a very new establishment during my visit and more dessert would soon to come. It is not usual that I speak so highly on dessert places but I am liking no artificial sugar added so I am looking forward to what they have next.

 

Namelaka Patisserie is located at:

1st floor, No 34, Jalan Telawi 2,

Bangsar, 59100, KL

Business hour : Sun -Thurs 11:30am–8pm, Fri- Sat 11:30am–10pm, Closed Weds.

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/namelaka.my

 

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Legit burger joint at Jalan Imbi- Burger on 16

Burger On 16 at Jalan Imbi
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Burger on 16 pride themselves on using the best meat. The burgers are uproariously good, but so is the atmosphere at this fun food joint. Service is smiley and personal, and the thoughtful availability of power sockets and wifi connection to digital nomads as well as visiting tourists or neighborhood hostel residences. In a city where anyone with access to buns and patties proclaims they’re the best, it takes something unique and innovative to stand out from the crowd. In the case of Burger on 16, the difference is the incorporation of crowd favourite- cheese. The burgers here are quite some good ones around Klang Valley- some with cheese inside the patty and on the patty, another with pesto sauce, but what gives this operation its appeal is the value for money and an extra dollop of fun.

Crowd pleaser California Cheese Skirt (RM 25.90) and Mad Cheese 200g (RM 24.90) are humming with flavour and far more complex in creation than they’re ever given credit for. Beef Patty topped with cheese skirt, or stuffed with cheddar cheese, with tomato, jalapeno caramelized onion, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce and sauce. There is not much space for anything beyond the cheese skirt. This cheese skirt is ever compromising my burger grip but come on, it’s cheese we are talking about. If you prefer white meat alternative in your burger, there is one with grilled chicken breast topped with caramelized onion, tomato salsa, cheddar cheese, lettuce and basil pesto sauce. This Chicken Phenomena (RM 17.90) maybe a little dry compared to their beef patties despite smothered in those delicious and rich pesto sauce, but eat it while its hot. You’ll enjoy it as much.


Chicken Phenomena (RM 17.90)

Mad Cheese 200g (RM 24.90)

California Cheese Skirt (RM 25.90), and look at the size of this half burger

And you don’t need to know how burgers are grilled, or where they are imported from. All burger joints tell you the same. You just need to know that if you’re going to be eating burgers, and munching on sides like Cowboy Fries (Beef/ Chicken) RM 13.50 and Buffalo Wings (RM 14.90), both of which is a little salty to me but I maybe the only being picky over my food. Folks within the proximity is lucky to have this burger joint grilling 7 days a week.

Cowboy Fries (Beef/ Chicken) RM 13.50
Buffalo Wings RM 14.90

And don’t forget to wash it all down with of milk shake or smoothies because Nutella chocolate milk shake is da bomb! But of course, when da bomb is too much to take in, check out their coffee. They’ve invested quite a bit at the coffee machine yet they are decently priced at less than RM 10 for a cup of latte.
Mango smoothie RM 12.90, Nutella Chocolate milk shake RM 12.90, Latte RM 9.90, Ice Lemon Tea RM 7.50

This one appeared on the vlog, watch our visit to the joint!

 

Burger on 16 is located at :
16, Lorong 1/77a, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opens daily from 11am–1am
Phone: 03-9224 2117
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BURGERon16/
GPS: 3.1413755,101.709448

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Infused with love at Hard Rock Café

 

Infused with love at Hard Rock Café with their limited-edition menu and enjoy freshly prepared American classic favourites at an outstanding world class services with glam of rock and roll. With fine ingredients to create the best of authentic American style food, Hard Rock is always a lively venue offering plenty to keep entertained throughout and after the meal. Vintage posters and iconic music with variety of cocktails only means that there’s always something to relate to whenever visiting any of their branches. I’ve personally went to both Hard Rock Kuala Lumpur and Hard Rock Melaka within this duration of the availability of their limited-edition featured menu.

 

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Sizzling platters of Tequila and Lime Chicken Fajitas were impressive with chicken nicely cooked, lettuce freshly sliced, and very refreshing sour cream, avocado mashed, and cheese to accompany. The chicken marinated in tequila and lime, then grilled and seasoned with Tex Mex style spices, on a bed of grilled jalapenos and onions was delicious and generous when it comes to portion serving size.

 

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Crispy Chicken Sliders was probably the stealer and if anyone knows me well, would know that I am not into battered meat but this one got me eating quite a lot of it; as a matter of fact, I reordered the same at my second visit- it was that good! Beer battered crispy chicken on three toasted slider buns with melted Monterey Jack Cheese and pickled, served with seasoned French fries is probably one of their best featured item and I love the choice of Monterey Jack to be melted in between the sliders. And like the rest of their food serving, this one was generous as well.

 

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Go with a group of friend, have fun with their cocktail and mocktails but most importantly, don’t skip the chicken sliders.

 

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Hard Rock Kuala Lumpur:
Wisma Concorde, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Opens Daily: 11:30am–1:45am
GPS: 3.1555754,101.7054
https://www.hardrock.com/cafes/kuala-lumpur/

 

Hard Rock Melaka:
8, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Opens Daily: 11:30am–1am
Phone: 06-292 5188
GPS: 2.1948705,102.2486035
https://www.hardrock.com/cafes/melaka/

 

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Fritz Brasserie @ Wolo Hotel, Bukit Bintang

 

With a chic interior and the top- notch service, Fritz Brasserie sits elegantly at the ground lobby of Wolo Hotel in Bukit Bintang. Polished in every way possible, the Fritz Brasserie ‘s remarkable interior absolutely got me enamoured of owner Christian Bauer and Eddie Chew’s sense of style and concept. The same name behind the renowned and iconic names such as Mr. Chew’s Chino Latino and Troika – sky Dining, it’s gusty modern Euro- inspired offering pleases, and excites in an equal measure, right from the small plates to crackling artisan bread with luscious quality butter, and fries discovered better by mistakes to meticulous curating of desserts. Whether you’re a food novice or seasoned gourmand, there’s going to be something you’ll enjoy here at the Brasserie Fritz.

 

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Steak (RM 95) here is showcasing the tender meat at its best: the cut blushing pink with juiciness at the prick of a fork. Fish and Chips (RM 75) is all about the crispy batter of Indian inspired flavours. The aromatic batter layering the plump juicy fillet carries Indian spices that could either be a work of a genius, or the opposite- depending on how much you can accept fish fillet with a hint of spice masking that sweet, juicy cod. It is inevitably impressive how well this tender-firm textured large flakes with high moisture is so well encased in that light airy batter casing. Serving generously with that signature fries, and those addictive dollop of raita, along some nicely cooked peas, this one is a memorable one. Mussels (RM 38) was radically different from anything we’ve ever tasted. This fresh black mussels in tarragon broth served with potatoes and choucroute is so tasty the flavour lingered in the mouth long enough for a smile. This if nothing else was worth another visit. Only, I’d wished for it to serve with some baguette perhaps.

 

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Fritz Brasserie @ Wolo Hotel, Bukit Bintang

 

Small plates are nearly stellar. Each dish, such as Soured Cucumber (RM 18)- Japanese cucumber and liquorice scented hummus with dill and Marinated Mushrooms (RM 38)-Mushrooms with lemon feta cheese, crushed peas and my favourite mint, is beautiful and thoughtfully rendered, packed with bold flavours. Also, on the table is another all-time favourite of mine- Roasted Cauliflower (RM 18). Herring Escabeche (RM 38) served with crème fraiche, onion, gherkin, celery, chives and chervil maybe pricey given the portion size, but it isn’t measurable with portion to begin with. Special mention should also go to the incredible bread and butter.

 

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Fritz Brasserie @ Wolo Hotel, Bukit Bintang

 

Desserts stayed loyal to the classics like Ice cream scoops (RM 16) and Crème caramel (RM 25). Ice creams are homemade from fresh milk, cream, and eggs and served with chantility cream and topping. Fritz Crème Caramel stacks cake and creamy caramel with marinated fresh berries- a combination to balance the luscious creamy and tangy sweet berry.

 

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14.Fritz Brasserie @ Wolo Hotel, Bukit Bintang

 

Brasserie Fritz has gained a fast reputation for great service and even better food and ambiance, with some saying that the chips served here might very well be one of the best in town. I wouldn’t agree one hundred percent but it seemed to magically have me wanting to have every occasion celebrated at this establishment.

 

 

The restaurant menu is slowly being fine-tuned so prices might vary from when I visited.

 

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Fritz Brasserie is located at:
Ground Floor, WOLO Bukit Bintang
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 55100
Business Hour: 8am – 12 am daily
Phone: 03-4065 0876
GPS: 3.1470646,101.7114057
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brasserie-Fritz-/

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Authentic porky meal at Yeah Cuisine, Jalan Awan (Ampang)

Yeah Cuisine at Jalan Awan Ampang

Yeah cuisine shouts authentic and delicious flavour at Jalan Awan, Ampang. They’ll tell you to go for the pork patty. They’ll tell you it’s a juicy bite of delicious umami minced with fresh herbs and sweet meat. And they’d be right. It is. Meals are available up until 3pm. And it’s well worth doing. Minced pork patty- isn’t too fat or too coarsely minced, but it wasn’t paste like either, the right fat-to-meat ratio. Pork patties serving on top of warm rice, this is the kind of bowl you will look forward to. I would of course like it with more vegetable but the salted fish in the patty was so amazing I didn’t mind the lack of vegetable.
With a variant of patties available to top that steaming fluff of white rice, choose from Coriander Pork Patty, Salted fish Pork Patty or even Dried Squid Patty, which by the way is very umami packed. The best thing is, noodle is available. Pork patty will rest on a bed of braised pork so if the patty isn’t quite what you are feeling, go for the Braised Pork Rice. Cubes of fat and meat layer from the pork belly with our staple grains and a whole braised egg is so good. Did I mention the bowls each comes with a sinful spoonful of fried lard? I swear to you it was some mixed emotions but if your stomach (or artery veins in this case) have only quota or space for one thing, then go for the pork patty.

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such generous spoonful of pork lard (CYC)- dayuuummm..

Should you have more space in the stomach, or more people to share your meal, then get a Chinese burger. The white cottony soft and fluffy mantao bun was so good with the dried squid pork patty. With the right thickness for the right amount of chew and plenty of umami from the dried squids, and the patty slightly bigger than the bao, every bite is enjoyably assured to have meat in it. Cleverly sandwich with some pickled vegetable, this can actually be a meal on its own. Other snacking option isn’t as interesting but it was really good to offer for variety. Especially for neighbouring patrons, Yeah cuisine can have you screaming for meal time every now and then when thinking of comfort food of honest serving. The restaurant is not stingy with their ingredients.7.yeah cuisinec

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Noodle is a great breakfast option but oh that rice roll…. And that curry… Malaysians will swear on that authentic curry is an entitlement and this Hakka heritage delivers an inimitable complex flavour that’s closer to the roots of Hakka palate. I personally feel that Hakka dishes are a little heavier when it comes to flavour but it is what makes them unique in defining their culinary history.

Yeah Cuisine is located at:
No. 53, Jalan Awan, Kuala Ampang,
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Daily Hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Phone: 017-310 1783
GPS: 3.1658113,101.748872
Facebook: https://mobile.facebook.com/yeahcuisine

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Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity

 

Hot pot has been around for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been loving all sort of hot pots for the longest time. The recent trend that is rapidly growing in the last couple of months is none other than the Chinese hot pot. The concept of hot pot is pretty simple- simmering meat cuts, assorted vegetables, and maybe some noodles in various choices of broths, of which is probably most of the time the draw factor to the hot pot experience. Chinese hot pots have come to more than merely just culinary and cultural experience. It is now a form of relaxing enjoyment involving more than just actively digging into what’s cooking in the pot. The most popular hot pot trend right now is one that comes with more than just a room filled with steams and noises. It is one that comes with exceptional attentive and warm service, and sometimes even some fancy albeit unnecessary presentations and performances.

 

4.Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity
5.Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity

 

Currently boiling hot is the “ma la” otherwise known as the “numb and spicy” hot pot experience with hefty dosage of Sichuan flower pepper added to the broth richly added with thick chili oil. This is one of the most famous variations of the Chong Qing hot pot, and it is indeed having its moment now. Chong Qing is the city believed to be the birth place of hot pot in China, but the unique spicy and pungent flavor that reflects the history of the place has since travelled all across the globe so we can now experience the similar, if not the exact same culinary experience.

 

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Sunway Velocity where hot pot spots are aplenty, this one caught my attention with the fancy display and their barbie doll meat presentation. Not that I am into it- I actually thought it wasn’t very appealing, but I thought it will be an attractive gimmick most people would appreciate. Alas, I didn’t manage to order that particular dish mostly due to my lack of proficiency in Mandarin. Here at the Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot, everything is mostly in Mandarin including the signage, putting that as the foremost upfront hindrance to locate the outlet.

 

7.Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity
6.Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity

 

Sauces are basic with freshly chopped chili, garlic, coriander and spring onion. As soon as the pot of broth is brought to the built in stove table, the meats and vegetables follows tightly after. All plates come with suggested cooking time as printed on the menu, so be ready for a mouth-numbing spicy hot pot experience soon after. We celebrate the creative soup and hot pot temperature with freshness mainly from land because the sea harvest wasn’t as intriguing. All meat balls, pork blood, pork intestine , tofu, mushroom, and the signature marinated pork rib were amazing except the pork belly slices which could have gotten more applauses if served slightly thicker.

 

10.Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot @ Sunway Velocity
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Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot is located at:
V05-01-02, Signature 1(V05) Lingkaran SV,
Sunway Velocity, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opens daily from 12pm to 12 am
Phone: 010-213 3382
GPS: 3.129573,101.723144
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xiaolongkanKL/

 

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Absolute Thai Street Food @ MIdvalley Megamall

 

Currently in Thailand when drafting this particular post just makes it worst to have to describe my experience with Absolute Thai street food in Midvalley megamall. If I must put it bluntly, then the simplest and most accurate description is probably localised. All our order, including the drink, of which one of it is sold as the Thai coconut (RM 7), totally fail to live up to their reputation. Absolute Thai has been serving street food with comfortable indoor seating, mostly inside malls, but the eatery still qualifies as street food given the array of most popular and renown Thai street dishes. One of which is the Thai Chicken Porridge (RM 11.90) and the Beef Noodle (RM 15.90). Which turns out would be a delight to most Malaysians. Seasoning and taste profile are closely tied to the local palate so for those eager to satisfy the Thai street food cravings, I’d recommend skipping this one.

 

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Lemon Grass (RM 4.90) drink weirdly has a wedge of lime and this one totally reminded me of our local limau ais. Safest order is probably the omelette but take note it isn’t a sharing portion.

 

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In Thailand, even if you don’t know where to look, there’s still a high chance to stumble upon treasure. While Bangkok’s street food already claiming their throne to be legendary, with critics and bloggers from all over the world dropping reviews and praises, there is indeed something magical about their cuisine that seemed familiar to most of us in Malaysia but yet still never fails to create a little bit of surprises each time. I am hoping that there will be more Thai restaurants in Klang Valley that could give us the same surprises.

 

 

Click HERE for more photos on flickr. Watch this appearing on my Youtube’s weekly vlog episodes.

 

Currently in Thailand when drafting this particular post just makes it worst to have to describe my experience with Absolute Thai street food in Midvalley megamall. If I must put it bluntly, then the simplest and most accurate description is probably localised. All our order, including the drink, of which one of it is sold as the Thai coconut (RM 7), totally fail to live up to their reputation. Absolute Thai has been serving street food with comfortable indoor seating, mostly inside malls, but the eatery still qualifies as street food given the array of most popular and renown Thai street dishes. One of which is the Thai Chicken Porridge (RM 11.90) and the Beef Noodle (RM 15.90). Which turns out would be a delight to most Malaysians. Seasoning and taste profile are closely tied to the local palate so for those eager to satisfy the Thai street food cravings, I’d recommend skipping this one.

 

1. absolute thai street  (2)
2. absolute thai street  (3)

 

Lemon Grass (RM 4.90) drink weirdly has a wedge of lime and this one totally reminded me of our local limau ais. Safest order is probably the omelette but take note it isn’t a sharing portion.

 

3. absolute thai street  (4)

 

In Thailand, even if you don’t know where to look, there’s still a high chance to stumble upon treasure. While Bangkok’s street food already claiming their throne to be legendary, with critics and bloggers from all over the world dropping reviews and praises, there is indeed something magical about their cuisine that seemed familiar to most of us in Malaysia but yet still never fails to create a little bit of surprises each time. I am hoping that there will be more Thai restaurants in Klang Valley that could give us the same surprises.

 

 

Click HERE for more photos on flickr. Watch this appearing on my Youtube’s weekly vlog episodes.

 

Absolute Thai Street Food is located at :
LG Floor, Mid Valley City,
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Phone: +60 3-2202 2708
GPS: 3.118518,101.676263
https://www.absolutethai.com.my/

 

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Absolute Thai Street Food is located at :
LG Floor, Mid Valley City,
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Business Hour: 11 am – 10 pm daily
Phone: +60 3-2202 2708
GPS: 3.118518,101.676263
https://www.absolutethai.com.my/

 

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