Nirwana @ Jalan Telawi Bangsar, KL

Part IV to Ciki’s Birthday week (and I promise this is the final installment:P) FBB: hello Paranoid Android! Good to finally meet you.. I needed to see just WHOM I lost the slogan contest to.. Harrumph… Paranoid Android: Errr well, yes.. it’s me. Errrr.. so many bloggers here, I kinda feel overwhelmed. (Nigel Arrives) Nigel: […]

Daikanyama @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

PART III to Ciki’s Birthday Week Of course Daikanyama is not a swear word! Aoyama, Omotesando and Daikanyama all share things in common- they are in central Tokyo and have small shopping centers and restaurants, as well as a relaxed atmosphere. Daikanyama… we saw it walking by Changkat BB the other day en route 21. […]

Chili Espresso @ Sooka Sentral, KL

PART II to Ciki’s Birthday Week “Faster, faster.. THAMBY! Are you coming or not… alilfatmonkey is hungry la.. “ “Go ahead and order first la.. I am ‘kambing’… ” says LL aka Thamby. “Fine! Nom, nom, nom….” Can you see how much somebody likes his fried mee as well as pizza Cordon Bleu chef talking […]

Crystal Jade La Mian @ The Gardens, KL

PART I to Ciki’s Birthday Week. Eat spicy noodle if you wanna grow up big and strong like ME.. says the guy on the left of LL! (ok, he didn’t say it… I made him:P) Man, spicy is not the word. The slow burn takes you all the way through till dinner time.. and to […]

La Bodega @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar

I’ve noticed the customers in health food stores. They are pale, skinny people who usually look half dead. In a steak house, you see robust, ruddy people. They’re dying, of course, but they look terrific. – Bill Cosby “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and […]

Kissaten @ Jaya One, PJ

[At 3 p.m. precisely, a staffer in Meikyoku kissa Lion in Shibuya quietly announces the start of today's "concert." Silence descends as she places a record on the player. A gray-haired customer puffs on a cigarette at his corner table. The hush is almost reverential, and indeed the meikyoku kissa (a "tearoom for musical masterpieces") […]

Canton-I @The Gardens, KL

Trust in me… Just in me… Shut your eyes… And trust in me… —Kaa, The Jungle Book Well, NO.. these are not Kaa’s eyes, but they sure have the same hypnotic effect I tell ya. When the thick, hot oozy, salted egg yolk spilled out of the purple dumplings, I was hypnotized all right. This […]

Champ’s @ Centerpoint, Bandar Utama

Champs BU.. fantastic for the Chee Yoke Fun (Pork Noodles) because .. The soup tastes like as if, pork and bone and all the meaty bits of the pig, have been boiling for days. Throw in a generous portion of Chee Yar Char (Fried Pork Lard) and what you get is a murky bowl of […]

A Slice of Heaven @ Jaya 33, PJ

What a hectic week. Work, travel, training for the KL marathon, meeting friends… and oh, 2 launch parties in the same week and an invitation to lunch! . . First it was A Slice of heaven by Just Heavenly … Congratulations Ann, Allan and Nigel! . . . . . Then it was Delectable by […]

Paradiso Italian Restaurant @ Taman Danau Desa, KL

As if we weren’t spoilt enough, ordering our cakes from JHP, FBB and now… We get our Baklava, specially made for us by the Preljevic’s. Ms Minela Preljevic specifically. The Preljevics are from Montenegro but they have lived in Malaysia for the longest time, running the show at that little Italian restaurant called Paradiso, in […]

Nadeje Patisserie on a Monday Morning.

I love my colleagues! Who takes the trouble to lug a whole 1.5 kg cake, ice packed, all the way from Malacca, back to the office, to present his co-workers with a gorgeous Monday morning breakfast treat. WHO? My colleague la. That’s who:P Bless his generous soul. He totally brightened up our boring, hazy, sullen […]