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 »
There's something really nostalgic about tucking into a slice of pandan chiffon cake. Light as air, this classic dessert have been a Malaysian favourite for years. The pandan smell is so inviting that the cake will vanish as soon as it's out of the oven! More »
The trailer is out! It's been no secret that we've been dying to tell everyone about our flagship show I Eat KL. It's a dramedy (our first solid foray into fiction) about 3 women living in the city who well... loves food. Not really a far departure from the foodies we hang out and the unique and obsessive food culture we live in. Our three girls are gorgeous, looking for love and sense of belonging but what makes it different from your usual girls-in-the-city based dramas is that they EAT and make no apologies for it. Underlying all this we believe is the desire in women (especially born gourmands) to eat delicious food and look fabulous while doing it.
L-R Sabrina, Meg and Kiki in the dimsum opening scene
So on BFM today, I brought along Jiman Casablancas the Head Stylist for the show. What was very important that the girls have an individual sense of style and in order to do that, I needed someone who lives and breathes fashion. And because of the tight budget, it's a beg, borrow and steal scenario. Jiman went above and beyond, scouring local designers and friend's closets for the most fabulous clothes and accessories. I knew Malaysia has serious talent in fashion but some… Continue reading »
Located at the Happy Mansion flats, in Sek 17, Butter + Beans at Seventeen opened its doors to the public in December 2012. It has the same management as Food Foundry but the café is smaller and more quaint, very charming and cosy. The first thing that caught my attention was the big chalk drawn bear mural with a menu bubble coming out of its mouth. Quirky and playful are the best words to describe the cafe’s decor. As for the baristas, well….they’re quite hipster – ish, skinny jeans, tight vintage shirts, suspenders…you get the picture.
Grizzlies dig coffee
Butter + Beans’ specialty? Pastries and coffee, of course. With a variety of breads, pastries and cakes on display, the café is a popular breakfast haunt especially during the weekends. All the goods are made fresh daily (Yes, they have their own pastry chef!). This is a definite plus for me. Come early to avoid disappointment because their baked goods do tend to finish quite fast.
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