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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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Bar Patua @ MGM Cotai, Macao (Macau)

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Macao does casinos and entertainment like no other city. The glam and bling of luminescence and iridescent glow at every single corner reflects the class and hospitality Macao has come to represent. At MGM, the lustrous warren of comfy nooks for wooing, with an elegant even though not as imposing bar to sit at if you like some bartender chat with your drinks- there’s history and storytelling for the tasting notes on what’s offered behind the bar, which might not arouse much interest in wine or beer drinker, but is quite handy for whisky or gin lover.

Serving their signature Portuguese inspired cocktail tonight, the folks behind the bar are all practiced professionals; personable, knowledgeable and looking sharp and handsome in nicely pressed suits. Our mixologist told us quite an interesting story from how Patua Penicillin (MOP 95) came about and how dark rum, scotch, and infusion of lemon, ginger, fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme and dill works their magic as it sits longer before pouring into your drinking glasses. Also serving us a couple of other well- executed drinks like the Bunny Mary (MOP 95), the energy is high in this handsome room filled with sets of modern European.

 




consisting of dark rum, scotch, lemon, ginger, honey syrup, fresh herbs
For those in need of some food, the tapas do the trick. Key to good tapas in my opinion, is all in the combination of skillful cooking and the most convivial of atmospheres if not the sourcing of the finest ingredients; in which Bar Patua absolutely fulfills. They might not strike sourcing of perfect ingredients and very little attention to details when it comes to presentation but combined with the pairing of ethanol compound, it is all good to most people.

<i>Bunny Mary -Vodka, carrot juice, pimento salt , Snack Platter, wings . </i>

Click HERE for Menu : https://static.mgm.mo/book/publish/dining-cotai/bar-patua/menu/2/

One of the MGM Macao lobby with a center piece of a 1.5 mil USD swarovski light

Catch this on one of the #sycookiesxmacao vlog series and watch how much fun we had at this place. Having said that, bear in mind that my drinking buddies are cooler than yours. Hahahaha.

Bar Patua is inside MGM Macao at:
Av. da Nave Desportiva, Macau
<span style=”text-decoration:underline;”><a href=” https://www.mgm.mo/en/cotai/dining/bar-patua “>  https://www.mgm.mo/en/cotai/dining/bar-patua </a> </span>
Tel: (853) 8806 2398
Opening hours: 3pm – 1am daily
GPS: 22.1465991,113.5680

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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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Kara – Conceptual French Cuisine, Kota Damansara (Sunway Giza Mall)

 

This contemporary French joint is all set with autumn-hued dining room and that neat and immaculate table arrangements. Lighting that creates a warm and intimate vibe that will heat up the heart before the stomach warms up for the main course, with a free flow of salad and appetizers at the salad bar. Indulge in Kara’s lunch offerings, including starter soda, one main of the day, and a spread of free flow salad and appetizers.

Beautifully served in champagne flutes, the Elderberry and Elderflower mix of soda cordials.

 

This salad bar is most lauded with bruschetta and slaws, and most delicious selection of cheese and olive. The hype surrounding its launch wasn’t prominent, but this polished tribute to the ultimate French contemporary is still charged with dynamite je ne sais quoi from affordable lunch serving through to romantic dinner. There is an entire service team making sure this contemporary restaurant living up to its reputation in both exceptional customer attention and culinary innovation. We are talking about set lunch buffet of RM 25+ and that is an absolute steal when it comes to value for money French cuisine.

Kara has tinkered little with the nostalgic transatlantic dishes, and we enjoyed the salad bar. But the pasta main course that followed was over-cooked: though well executed and teamed with a light pasta sauce, and cubes of salmon chunks seemed a match. Much better was the beef and chicken ratatouille, served in the portion perfect for lunch. Gravy for beef might be a little heavy but to have that with the bread is amazing. The tender beef helps balance it all but it needs more herbs. Some tweaks could be good but the portions are generous and price tags are small, it is worth every cent for quality like this, in particularly in relation to the ace ingredients and supremely innovative flavours.

 

 

Kara – Conceptual French Cuisine is located at :
A-05-01, First Floor (Above Orange Boutique)
Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
11.30am to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm
Tel: +6016-357-9213
GPS: 3.151467,101.591484
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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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Burgers and Lobsters @ Sky Avenue Genting Highland – Still a hype in 2019?

 

Since their opening in the Sky Avenue Genting Highlands, Burger & Lobster has long been considered a gastronomic must for visitors so it was no surprise that it prompted massive queues consisting of both locals and tourists. Some would even make a day trip just to indulge in a meal of burger and lobster at in the chilly temperature of Genting Resorts. As straight forward as its name, the restaurant sells two items only. Menu is so simple it is either lobster in several cooking method or Burger for those loving thick beef patties in between buns. Gaining so much love from fans all over the world, this eatery’s global expansion has been nothing but a great success, especially when they feature a unique local flavour at each one of their outlets in different countries respectively. My first visit was when I tagged along for one of their bloggers engagement session but I wasn’t too impressed to be honest. Second visit was a casual hang out at Genting and it was equally unimpressive. The following visits were amusingly inconsistent with several dining session rather enjoyable while the rest of the time being rather disappointing.

 

Burger and Lobster Malaysia

Lobster served in intense thick chili that’s also in my opinion, uncharacteristically diminutive sweet, wasn’t really a thing for me especially when all it does was overshadowing any flavour from the lobster. Hence, it was a onetime experience only for me. Every other time was every other thing and this time, I had the best lobster roll out of the many other times of my visit here in Burger and Lobsters Malaysia. This time, I could taste amazing texture so juicy and bouncy, it was delectable.

 

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Burger and Lobster Malaysia (2) Read my first visit HERE

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Skip the drinks at any cost but kudos to any gimmicky beverage. They are only good for picture taking.

 

Also read about SycookiesxRWG for all the food session at Resort World Genting and Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

Burger and Lobster Malaysia is located at:

Level 1, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands,
69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang
Opens Daily

Phone: 03-6105 9186
GPS: 3.425403,101.79387

 

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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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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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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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