I have tons of pictures of food but spared no time to update this blog. My apologies — work has been keeping my schedule really busy, day & night.
A month ago, I was in Singapore for work and I was based near Haw Par Villa. There were almost zilch eateries nearby and since the yellow line was accessible for me, I took the MRT over to Holland V. I’ve never been to Holland V and I didn’t want Japanese food (which I had on a daily basis while in SG!) so I decided that I needed fries.
As the name implies, all mains come with fries and you get to choose between shoestring or straight cut.
Grilled Pork Chop, $13.90
I picked the pork chop out of the waiter’s recommendation and chose shoestring with original seasoning fries, which I think was sprinkled with spiced pepper. I wasn’t impressed with the pork chop, but was more disappointed with their fries as they turned out to be neither crunchy nor tasty with the seasoning.
With so many restaurants/cafe in SG, I will skip EWF when I visit Singapore. The food wasn’t entirely bad but it was pretty forgettable.
Everything With Fries
40 Lorong Mambong
Arenaa Diner attracted us with its RM 10 (or less) per main and its daily crowd (and queue) made us assume that it had to be good.
I was down with a sore throat on the day we dined here and had limited options as almost everything on the menu had the word “fried”.
Chicken Scaloppini, RM 9
Tempura Fish, RM 9
The only safest option on the menu for me was the Spaghetti Pomodoro (RM 8).
Soaked in watery pomodoro sauce and topped with cheddar cheese powder, the meal was as distasteful as it looked.
Will there be a second round? Only if we ran out of options to eat around the area. However, if you want to try Arenaa Diner, do get there before 12 PM and skip the pasta.
23 Jalan Tun Perak,
Everyone should know this place by now — but if you don’t, fret not: they’ve only opened for 3 weeks so it’s still “new”.
We visited myBurgerLab on a Wednesday evening and had trouble looking for a parking spot. If you don’t mind walking a little, do park at the housing area opposite of Seapark instead of the square because you’ll get stuck in a jam.
We were greeted by smiley faces who briefly explained to us about their burgers and recommended us to go with a set (+ RM 5 for fries & bottomless drink). We ordered:
A+ (Beef), RM 15
This was my choice. Loved the beef and caramelised onions but didn’t agree with the shiitake & enoki mushrooms. A+ comes in chicken too, if you don’t take beef.
See those fries? They’re absolutely superb. I won’t mind having a whole basket of it!
Beautiful Mess, RM 18
Beef burger with portabella mushroom, sunny side up & mozarella cheese. What’s there not to like? Probably the best among all 4 that night.
My friend took their Swisstake burger (RM 14) but she was quite disappointed with the lack of mushrooms. They probably went into mine ;)
By the way, if you’re wondering, those were charcoal buns that tasted just like any ordinary bread.
Sloppy Burger, RM ? (around RM 14-18)
The name implied its messy aftermath and the taste reminded me of coney dog. We found the minced beef salty and it wasn’t a favourite that evening.
Currently the place is always packed and the burgers get sold out pretty quick (by 9 PM, on most days). If you make it by 6 or 7 PM, you’ll probably get to enjoy a better burger experience.
14, Jalan 21/22,
The folks over at Jin Yi know Await Cafe and recommended us to head over for a cuppa.
I dropped by to see what they brewed on a Sunday noon with a friend.
I liked the simplicity of the cafe but there weren’t enough tables to fit a large group.
Brazil Santos (syphon), RM 11 & Kiba Flip tea, RM 8
I was struck by the name of the candy-like flavoured tea (as how the barista described it) so I had a cup. It was a fruit infusion tea that emitted a strong aromatic smell. I love fruit teas but this one did not make it to my ‘like’ list.
Chicken Ham Sandwich, RM 9
The sandwich was ultimately yummy. The bread was fresh & they used good quality cheese, which really made a difference to the sandwich considering there was no sauce in it.
Fresh Vege Salad, RM 6
Just a reminder: this cafe’s main purpose is to serve excellent coffee so do not expect an extensive menu with food items.
Await Cafe is located on the first floor in the the row of shops behind Ficelle and is opposite of RT Pastry House. If you fancy a good cup of coffee on a lazy noon, this is the place to go.
9-1-5 Jalan 3/109F
Taman Danau Desa.
Tel: +603 79710978
After having one of the yummiest curry laksa at a coffee shop nearby (sorry, forgot the name!), my colleague & I headed over to Souka for some sweet treats.
The picture above was taken in Mukha — Souka is the small shop next to it.
Red Velvet Cake, RM 9
There was too much butter for my liking and they informed me that it helped in making the cake moist. It’s not as great tasting as the one in Bangsar (guess? :)) but overall, the cake was good enough for me.
Hazelnut Torte, RM 9
This has to be my favourite cake from Souka just because I like the combination of nuts and chocolate. My colleague agreed that it was really good too and it’s probably the only reason why I’ll return to Souka.
15 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Tel: +603 77322248
Artisan Roast, second visit. First visit in February.
After a delectable treat at Souka (in the next post), I walked over to Artisan Roast to meet the same friend for another round of red espresso.
This time, I tried the red latte. It definitely looked like teh tarik but it did not taste anything like it, I promise! There’s a hint of bitterness even though milk has been added but I cannot decide whether I like the drink or not. I do, however, find it better than the tea-cordial concoction I had during my previous visit.
Artisan Roast Coffee
4 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14
Tel: +603 77336397
My time devoted to this blog has to be reduced significantly due to my hectic schedule. Please bear with my delayed updates!
I have to admit: my stomach doesn’t take chilli very well.
Once in a while, I do test my own limit by taking as much chilli as I can. Mr. T & I were looking to have lunch at Sri Petaling and came across shops of chilli pan mee. We selected Super Kitchen because our car was parked nearest to it.
The red chilli flakes are no longer a stranger to Mr. T, who took about 5 spoonfuls of it during his previous visit and suffered the consequence after that. To not reiterate his mistake (hehehe), I only took one.
Pan Mee, RM 6
I couldn’t even stand a spoonful of those chilli flakes and gave up after eating 3/4 of it.
Fried pork slice
The fried pork slice looked really crunchy in the picture of their menu but it turned out nothing like that. The oil used was old in age and the meat was really dry.
I’m not entirely a big fan of pan mee but Mr. T loves to flood his food with chilli so I guess we’ll return for a visit another day.
Restoran Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee
43 Jalan Radin Bagus
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur.