"Scones the way it should be: buttery and tender!"
Miss Ellie Tea House is situated in a quiet housing area, amidst a row of shop houses. It has a charming, unassuming frontage with a small sign designating the name. Step inside though, and it feels like you stepped onto a Harry Potter film set! It’s all decorated with lovely china and glassware, books and retro furniture. The place reeks of charm and I couldn’t help but feel at home. It's also one of the few places left where you'll see the owner not only cooking, but personally greeting and serving guests too...
"A beacon of chicken rice awesomeness!"
Chicken rice (kai fan!) is a firm favourite of a lot of us and you can find all kinds just in the Klang Valley alone. The Hainanese style is of course one of - if not the most - prominent. But it's quite tricky to find a really good one that is halal. This is where Kopitiam Chicken Rice Guys in Shah Alam have stepped up, and boy is it an excellent version. Best of all, chicken rice isn't all that's delicious at this place. More »
"Sambal hotness is an 8/10!"
Shah Alam is actually pretty vast. In this vastness, therefore, it's logical to think that great eating spots are all over the state capital of Selangor. Drive away from the city centre and towards the more industrial areas and you might find yourself in Section 27. Here is a roadside restaurant selling a unique kinda ayam penyet. And it's mighty good! More »
"Food, art and bicycle loving action..."
Here's a #throwbackthursday of one our favourite reviews, Grafa Cafe..
Inspired by business combinations in international stores, founders Fadli Hj Rosli and Halyza Halim sought no time to combine three things they loved most – riding, art, and good food. Grafa began as a fixed gear lifestyle store and design studio, with a small café at the side. Only recently did they expand the café into a full-blown designer restaurant. "This is a place where people can come and forget that they're in Subang," said Fadli.
Taking the combo inspiration further they teamed up with Williams (the all time popular foodie hangout in Kelana Jaya) for inspiration and a helping hand, so Grafa Café was born. Recipes are the same to give the familiar quality of good cuisine, but the cafe does have their own special stuff! The result is a funky restaurant with a menu that boasts both local and mixed cuisine in plus size portions. Perfect for a chilled out food loving session.
From lunch to supper, Grafa Café is usually buzzing with friendly conversations and acoustic music. Food here comes in generous portions and the menu offerings are promising. They have a range of western grill items like house specialty Grafamama’s Grilled Lamb Chop, served with creamy white gravy, mint sauce, with a side of mashed potatoes. It comes as two pieces of lamb, tender and light, a portion big enough for two people to share. The mashed potatoes can be a little clumpy but nevertheless tasty. The Chicken Chop offers a crunchy chicken breast with a deliciously thick black pepper sauce on the side.
There's also the Boyfriend Steak Sandwich, a messy, meaty meal of steak strips, chicken ham slices, with cheese and onions. The steak strips are marinated to a fine flavour of barbecue and are very soft to eat. Together with light, crispy onion rings, this dish makes for a tasty appetizer.
Try too the Nasi Goreng Ketam. It’s an aromatic serving of spicy seafood, a taste as familiar as tom yam. The rice is a little zesty and goes nicely with the soft shell crabs, though the whole dish may a little hot for some. Each mouthful is a flavourful trip, and will definitely fill an empty stomach. More »
"Perfectly grilled steaks!"
For meat lovers there is no better place to meet up but Meatpoint. See what I did there? Okay nevermind. The important thing is that independent steak shops (you know, the ones not belonging to chains) are fast becoming a thing in KL, which is only good news for foodies everywhere. So, let's checkout Meatpoint in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. More »
"Fresh flavours, cool setting."
TTDI is chockablock full of cafes and restaurants. These makan places seem to have mushroomed this year, with a new spot opening up every month (well, almost). So choices are aplenty and one of the places you definitely should check out is Pickle and Fig. This cafe is definitely one of the nicest spots for good food and to hang out. More »
"Luxury flavours, not-so-luxury prices. Good!"
Sushi - maybe many years ago thought of as weird and unappetizing (raw fish, ZOMG no!) in Malaysia - is now a firm favourite for a lot of us. Part of it has been because it's become relatively affordable, even in KL (I remember a time when the only sushi restaurants were specialty ones, where you pay a bomb). Just go to any shopping complex and you'll find at least one conveyor belt sushi place. One of the best is of course, Sushi Zanmai.