We love the toss everything in a pot type of recipe. Also known as egg bukhara, this heart-warming dish is fragrant with spices but gently so. Top it with fresh mint to be transported to the days of Caravanserais. More »
Twenty three bucks for a strip steak... in KL. Now that's a first. Mustafa Jones promises the finest smokey steaks, BBQ meats that are hand rubbed with their special dry spices then grilled over charcoal. This seals a signature smoky taste made even more tasty when hand basted with their homemade BBQ sauce. At that price for a NY strip steak which also includes some potato salad and a teensy cute garlic bun, boy do they deliver! They grill to order though so wait time sometimes can be at least 20 mins. It says so on the menu.
B1-G-3, Jalan Taman, Pusat Komersil Gaya, Pusat Bandar Melawati. Tel : 012 204 6486. Call em'. Continue reading »
"Cendol is made fresh daily!"
On slow days at the office, we sometimes find ourselves en route to Seremban for a bowl of cendol. While cendol roadside places now predominantly serve their icy goodness in plastic and (oh shame!) styrofoam bowls, here it’s still in metal bowls with carbon lining. And this keeps the icy goodness of the cendol longer even on hottest days.
Personally I prefer my cendols a little more intense with a bigger mound of ice. Cendol here is more of the mellow variety, ice nestled in the bowl with santan and gula dominating- almost like a cold soup. However it's on my list as a top cendol place because of the metal bowls. Places like this is a treasure because they know that how it's served is just as important as what's served in it. Remember how good the air mata kucing used to taste on Petaling Street when it was those small metal bowls? Now it comes to you in disposable cups and it's just not the same.
Cendol aside one of the main reasons I come here is also for the rojak. The gravy here is a bright vermillion plate of pasembur, vegetables and mee (if you desired). The kuah is spot on, sweet and peanuty with just a bite of spiciness at the end. It might be a little sweet for some but this is how I like my pasembur rojak. I used to eat a rojak like this as kid in Ipoh. Hence all in all this place bring back a lot of nostalgia for me even though I didn't grow up with it.
With yummy crunchy bits of ikan bilis
, tempe slices and crisp potatoes, this tasty sambal works well with rice or even as snacks when you get the attack of the munchies. More »
Made with chillies, aromatics and belacan, spicy Sambal Ikan is so good that you will be asking for extra servings of rice to enjoy with it. We recommend enjoying it with a plate of hot white rice and a crispy omelette. More »
I got their latte. One sip and this is definitely a Melbournian coffee. What I mean by this is the fact that the coffee reminds me of Melbourne, Australia. It has a slighty sweeter taste (I did ask for a double shot) as compared to the others and quite smooth. They probably got the extraction process down to a tee (Melbournians are quite technical with their coffee). Their bean is a blend of Sumatra, Brazil Santos and Central America- roasted locally. Quite an enjoyable cuppa. Wish they served this in a porcelain cup instead of clear glass. A nice place to hangout at G3, Block D4, Solaris Dutamas. Heard about them at BFM89.9
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Owner Leong runs his own micro roaster, one of the few coffee establishments that has one. There seems to be a coffee explosion in KL since last year and Espressolab is a local brand that is getting some buzz and attention. Their coffee is a blend of coffee beans sourced from Sumatra and other parts of the world. I tried their latte, served in a nice porcelain orange cup. It's easy to drink and leaves a nice aftertaste. Not bad for a below RM10 coffee. Coffee comes in 5oz, 7oz and 10oz sizes which is their way of saying macchiato, cappuccino and the largest which is latte. They serve plain water on the side just in case coffee is too strong for you. I tried the one at e@Curve but they have one at Gardens Mall. Maybe you'll recognise that one more since it's situated strategically on the bridge between Gardens and Mid Valley. Continue reading »