Crazy Crabs
Central Piazza,
Oasis Square Ara Damansara,
No 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
03 7859 8802

Opening Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm

I have been craving for crabs every single week. I think the more crabs I have, the more obsession I have over them. At one point, Y started calling me the crazy crab lady. If I had a crab restaurant of my own, I’d definitely name it Crazy 4 Crabs, but I will just have to settle down with Crazy Crabs for now.

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Lala Crazy Crabs, Oasis Ara DamansaraSiong Tong Lala

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My favourite has got to be the steamed crabs, one can only truly enjoy the natural sweetness of the fresh crabs through this cooking style. The butter milk crab was a total miss for me, very bland and not buttery at all ;(

Note that the minimum order is 2 crabs per cooking style (at RM 80/kg)!

Twelve Cups
12, The Whiteaways Arcade,
Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang.
+604 262 6812
https://www.facebook.com/TheTwelveCups

 

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am-12 midnight

 
If you’re looking for good coffee in Penang, here’s the place you definitely wouldn’t wanna miss.

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Nestled amongst the banking giants lies Twelve Cups.

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A sip of their coffee and I was hook. The latte I had was made with their in house roasted blend, which was fantastic. It was very aromatic and has got a good punch of acidity to it.

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They have a wide variety of Mille Crepes here for you to choose from, almost like stepping in to a Nadeje store! Be sure to get their best seller Hokkaido Milk Choc Mille Crepe to go with your cuppa! And I got a cute little Snoopy with my cake…wouldn’t mind a Hello Kitty on my next visit :p

Acme Bar & Coffee
The Troika, Jalan Binjai,
50450, Kuala Lumpur
03 21622288

Monday-Thursday 11am-12am
Friday 11am – 1am
Saturday 9.30am-1am
Sunday 9.30am-12am

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After two unsatisfying brunch experiences at Acme, I didn’t think I would find myself liking their food anymore. When Y suggested to head there for lunch, truth be told, I was dreading it because he kept chanting about how their lunch was pretty good and I didn’t wanna be a bubble pooper.

Alas, I was glad I went along quietly because I really enjoyed their small bites festive menu!

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We had the Avocado Croquette, Sticky Nachos & Salt Egg Yolk Chicken Strips. Not in the picture would be the truffled root vegetable fries! Man, that was really good. In fact all of them were equally as awesome. Nothing could beat a truffled purple sweet potato fries for me though! I like how they did not skim on the ingredients and made sure everything came out fairly presentable and piping hot still.

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Meatballs were nicely herbed, juicy and cooked in tomato fennel sauce. Winner would be the pasta. Rigatoni cooked al dente in Arrabiata sauce. Loved the smoky, a little spicy tomato sauce  pasta dish that was well cooked! Pretty impressed with it.

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Before you leave, make sure you have a taste of their Jackfruit cake!

To avoid having to wait, please call them in advance to make a reservation. Yes, even for lunch. and yes, even on a weekday!

Topshelf
61, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000, Kuala Lumpur.
03-7727-7277

Open daily, 12pm-12am
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Was torn between Japanese and French. I have a list of places to eat bookmarked on my phone and being a fickle minded person, I can’t seem to make up my mind. Alas, T and I settled for french after he saw his favourite dish…. ESCARGOT! Me, on the other hand, was tempted by the mussels. How I miss a lovely pot of mussels after last year’s trip.

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I reckon  a dash of cream, more herbs, and bacon would greatly help the already fresh mussels though.

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For mains we had the Coq Au Vin (braised chicken with burgundy jus) and Duck Confit (how french and apt right). It’s only fitting for a French restaurant to have duck confit on its menu and it has got to be a winner dish too!

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Absolutely loved the richness of the chocolate fondant! Dark and not too sweet, just the way i like it! The creme brûlée was a little bit too runny though. Anyone knows where I can find a darn good creme brûlée in KL? The search still continues…………

They also have promos going on for different days of the week.

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I definitely would wanna surrender my sweet tooth Tuesday to this place!

Friendships are easily developed when there are mutual respect and sincerity coming from both parties. I have been blessed with workmates that still remain as good friends even after I’ve left the company. T is one of them. We used to talk nonsense and laugh all the time at work. Thanks for having been there to hear my rants out and also encourage me to always be the best that I can be.

Till we meet again, next year!

Le Creperie
1 TaoJiang Lu / YueYang Lu
XuHui District
+86 21 5465 9055

There’s this special creperie place that I love going to in Shanghai. I would make it a point to visit this place whenever I’m there. Though the crepes are fairly expensive, they do live up to my expectations.

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House Lemonade & Apple Cider

Le Pecheur, La Creperie

Le Pecheur : Banana, Almonds, Whipped Cream and Chocolate with an extra vanilla bean ice cream ordered separately. I was in heaven~~~

L eckmuhl, La Creperie

L’Eckmuhl : French Reblochon Cheese with potatoes, bacon, onion and salad

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Hakka Republic
Lot 2.05, Level 2,
Menara Hap Seng,
Jalan P. Ramlee,
Kuala Lumpur

03 2078 8908

http://www.hakkarepublic.com

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday: 
12:00pm – 3:00pm (Lunch)
500pm – 12:00am (Dinner)
Friday: 
12:00pm – 3:00pm
5:00pm – 1:00am
Saturday: 
Closed for lunch. 5:00pm – 1:00am

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Hakka Republic has great lunch deals where they offer buy one free ones on weekdays. They have a few Malaysian style food like mee mamak and some western ones as well like pastas. You might wanna steer away from the fish and chip ones but the linguine vongole is a steal!

Linguine Vongole, Hakka Republic

Also came here for their degustation dinner. They’ve got 4 or 5 courses selection and on certain days, they offer buy one free one deals as well. I’m not too sure which days they offer it, best you could do is call in and enquire! After my fish and chips ordeal, I was very taken aback at their dinner service and quality of food. It was pretty damn good and made even better with the fact that it was buy one free one!

tuna tartar, hakka republicmarinated tuna tartar with cold green tea soba & yuzu dressing

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gratinated mushroom cannelloni

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stuffed squid with prawn & cep, truffle oil

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wild trio mushroom soup with truffle oil

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prawn bisque with egg drop soup

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pan roasted barramundi with saffron and mushroom risotto

Honestly I was pretty contented with all the starters/appetizers that when my main came, I was actually stuffed. Nonetheless, meals were fantastic, ingredients were fresh and they really did surprise me with the dishes they put up!

I’ve been wanting to go there on a Thursday just to check out their live jazz.. oh well, guess Hakka Republic and I aren’t fated that way, I’ll just have to wait and see when the schedule permits. maybe tomorrow?

The Good Batch
53, Jalan SS 21/1A,
Damansara Uptown,
Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours
Tues -Thurs, 10am-10pm
Fri -Sun & public holidays, 10am-1am

The Good Batch

The Good Batch is a nice addition to the brunch scene. I love the simple menu that doesn’t spoil you for with too many choices, much like Yeast. Except Yeast has way too many pastries that I love and can’t seem to settle for one whenever I’m there. It brings the greedy side of me out.

Anyway, onto the food!

Parisien, The Good Batch

Parisien - Three layers of french toast sandwiching turkey ham slices with some cream sauce topped with sunny side up eggs. This dish is my absolute favourite!  Though it’s definitely not very parisien, it is a nice modified version of the croque monsieur!

Norwegian, The Good BatchNorwegian- I really like this combination. If you’ve been following my blog all these while, you’ll notice that this is the dish I order most for brunch. I’ve opted to omit the capsicum + onion combination as I hate capsicums!

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Mexican – this was nothing special really, just roti canai wrapped with some chicken and capsicums. Thought it was quite bland and the stuff kept falling out!

The one dish that would keep me going back for more and more and more has got to be the Parisien. It is absolutely delicious!

Thim Kee Steamed Fish
Jalan 1/77c,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
03 3986 3907

Thim Kee does pretty delicious and cheap chinese food in the vicinity of Pudu. They are famous for their tilapia fish done either steamed or fried. We saw a couple of tables with only two person ordering two styles of fish.. Madness, I tell you!

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

Thim Kee Steamed fish Pudu

The steamed tilapia with black bean sauce was yum! Fish was very fresh and the sauce with just the right balance of salty sweetness. 1 fish was sufficient for the three of us because we wanted to try out some of their other signature dishes as well.

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Deep fried egg, definitely not for the faint-hearted or ones who are watching their waistline! Crispy but not dripping with oil, but you’d definitely feel guilty after a few bites thinking about the amount of oil needed to crisp it up.

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Crispy-skinned chicken is another one of their signature. I like how their chicken still retains its moisture even after all the deep frying.

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Last but not least, no meal is complete without an order of vegetables.

The bill for the three of us came up to only about RM 50+ and we were stuffed! Be sure not to get there too late though. The place starts filling up around 1 when the working lunch crowd kicks in.

Ichiro Sushi Bar
2nd Floor
Eat Paradise
Isetan 1 Utama
Tel: 03-7726 5899
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding good meals in shopping malls. Malls usually have like a hundred food restaurants, but I can only find that one or two satisfies my tummy. Whenever I’m in One Utama, I dread thinking of where to eat. So, these are the times where my friends come in handy! They usually just do the thinking for me. Now you know what friends are for ;)

So Krystle and En Tzer has been talking about this sushi bar, ICHIRO, for ages, and we’ve only managed to try it out last week. Pretty surprised that the crowd is lacking given that the seafood cuts there were pretty fresh and prices were reasonable.

IMG_8722Ipad ordering system. Like how they show pictures so that you’d know what to expect from those whacky sushi names.

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Their signature Ichiroll, RM 35

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Horse Mackarel (RM 12 for singles, RM 22 for pairs)

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Prawn Tempura Roll (RM 15)

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Squid (RM 7 for single, RM 12 for pairs)

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Salmon (RM 7 for singles, RM 12 for pairs)

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Tsubugai (RM 16 single, RM 28 for pairs)

Tsubugai is whelk which is like a sea snail. It’s slightly crunchy and has a natural sweetness to it. I’ve never seen this on a menu before!

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Wild Shimaaji (RM 10 for singles, RM 18 for pairs)

Also heard that they’ve got pretty cheap lunch deals. Too bad I won’t be wondering around One Utama during lunch hours.

**The only thing that bugged us was that they did not charge us a flat per piece price when we ordered sets of three. As you can see it’s clearly cheaper when you order in pairs. So how they charged us on our bill was a pair and a single so it’s like (RM 18+RM 10) for three wild shimaaji sushis when it could have been RM 9 x 3.

Coffea Coffee
No 8, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru.
Tel: 03-2201 3338
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
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Life is too short for bad coffee…

Coffea Coffee, Bangsar

Coffea Coffee has got to be the latest place for coffee hipsters to hang out at. The place is usually packed after 8. If you’re not a fan of the buzz and noises, you’d be better off hitting this spot before the night crowd kicks in.

They serve only two types of coffee; Maestro or Madonna. Maestro is the American blend, which is a darker blend. My favourite has got to be Madonna, simply because it reminds me of Australian coffee; always packed with an acidic punch to it.

Madonna, Coffea Coffee, Bangsar

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They also have my favourite chai latte. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but its definitely mine. It’s hard to find places that serve up decent chai latte. Most of the time they are really diluted, or the chai powder’s balance of spice is just wrong.

If you feel like having something non caffeinated, try out their Peanut Butter Latte. It’s one of their signature drinks. Subtle and light hints of caramel-ish peanut butter. If the weather’s too hot to bear, have a Berry Nana Smoothie!

*To provide you with a rough idea of where this place is, it’s on the same row as La Bodega, Yeast and Antipodean.

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