Intoxicating Cava Bubbles, at La Bodega Bangsar

In an atmosphere that hints at the sumptuous, I remember back in the day, when La Bodega Lounge first opened, and we were ourselves a fixture on their plush sofas, playing scrabble and jenga at all odd hours of the weekend and stuffing our faces on tapas. Ah, yes those were the good old days. […]

Dish Weekend Tapas Brunch

The Dish Weekend Tapas brunch is a really traffic stopper! traffic light soup bottom – top: pea soup with marscapone, carrot and cardamom with spiced jack fruit, french onion with gruyere I’ve always liked Chef Steve Allen’s cooking style – brawny, seasonal, and deeply flavored. The tapas served here at Dish is not strictly Spanish […]

Flamenco

Where have all the dancers gone.. ? The dark, murky atmosphere, illuminated only by incandescently lit modern art, seemed ripe for evening drinks and dinner, but a quick glance around Flamenco and it looked to us like we were seated at the only occupied table in this Spanish restaurant.  Located at Plaza Damansara in Damasara […]

Cava .. go over and get Tapas-faced

Have you heard of the Cava Tapas Promotion? Where for the price of just RM75, one can get 8 types of Tapas, flaunt one’s new nose job (lil fat monkey) , cam-whore a new shade of blonde.. and finally, have one’s cake and eat it! (OK, ok..  the cake was on the house, the “nose […]

El Meson @ Telawi, Bangsar

At which restaurant can you eat and eat until you are so stuffed you need to stand against the wall for support? El Meson of course. Iberico overload at lunch is really the reason we look so plethoric! The number of Spanish restaurants in Kuala Lumpur has increased substantially over the past 5 years.. Spanish […]

NEO @ Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL

Alilfatmonkey.. bored, hungry and waiting for Ciki, Cumi & Paranoid Android (PA) to arrive. Dum-dee-dum.. tap, tap, tap.. . . . Munkey : the waiter has already explained the menu to me .. extensively.. what else is there to do.. drink my still water.. drum, drum, drum.. yawn, drum.. . . . Munkey: If those […]

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 […]

Cava @ Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar – the very acceptable alternative to French champagne

I am looking at the front door… waiting for something magical to happen… Where is that man… He hasn’t forgotten has he… hmmm… so here i am.. all by my lonesome self… killing time.. maybe i should pick out a wine… . . . a good year? a bad year? … an in between year? […]