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Woohoo, I now have a dessert spot to pig out after my yoga sessions! 

 Wild Sheep Chase is a Taiwanese dessert cafe that uses only the finest ingredients for their desserts. Think kampung eggs and real vanilla pods for their soufflés as well as three types of chocolate for their devilish molten chocolate cake… Yum! 

Ps: their earl grey milk tea is super good!

  
      

I like the simple and minimalistic design of the place. Plenty of sunlight makes WSC a good spot for Instagram worthy shots 😉 

What are some of your favourite cafes in KL?

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On a constant search for the best 芋泥 (orh nee, teochew yam dessert) in town. It is quite rare to find as making it is rather tedious and considered a lost art. This place does it really well.  My family loves it! They used to have a “gerai” up in pudu plaza and they had to shift out. Now they’ve settled here decently with nice interiors and air conditioning ✌🏻️

If you know of any other place that serves good 芋泥 in KL, please leave a comment down below! Share the love ❤️

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!

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

mushroom soup, hakka republic

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?

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!

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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.

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.

Yeast Bistronomy
No. 24G, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 2282 0118
Opening Hours:
Tue – Thu: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

The first thought of my every weekend mornings is this, where should we have brunch?

and Yeast would always lie at the back of my mind. It has become a place that I visit almost every weekend.

Sometimes when I feel like something light in the morning, I’d just grab an almond croissant with OJ or their sinful Valrhona hot chocolate. Other days when I feel like an absolute glutton, I’d go all out to indulge in these heavyweight items.

Eggs Benedict, YeastEggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon

Croque Monsieur, YeastCroque Monsieur with fries and their to-die-for aioli dip!

Quiche Lorraine, Yeast

Quiche Lorraine with smoked duck pieces

Calamansi Tart

My favourite dessert in KL, their calamansi tart. I love sour desserts, and this has got to be the best sour one I’ve ever had!

On non brunch related events, I was glad that I took Roseanne, Jacob and Yi Shen here for dinner. It was my first time having dinner here and thankfully it was the right place for our mini Melbourne reunion.

Chicken Roulade, yeast

Roasted chicken roulade with string beans and potatoes

Risotto with Butternut Squash & Duck Confit, Yeast

Risotto with butternut squash and duck confit

Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle, Yeast

Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle with truffle oil finishing

Escargot, yeastEscargot served with bun and herb butter sauce.

You could check out this page on their Facebook for a general idea of how this place looks.

So here you go, one of my favourite places in Bangsar. Make sure you grab some takeaway almond croissants for your loved ones!

We had dinner the other day at My Elephant, the Sri Hartamas branch. I’ve heard that this place has got the best thai food in town! Well, I can’t judge it because this is the first time I’m having thai food in KL but food here was pretty good, and spicy too!

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i had the Thai Milk Tea which was on their special drinks menu but it really wasn’t any special. I didnt really like it!

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20121126-183413.jpgMieng Kum : This is highly addictive! Unlike the korean tradition of wrapping meat in cabbage, the thais wrap nuts, chilli, lime, dried prawns and sticky sweet plum sauce to top it all up. Crunchy with a sweet and sour punch!

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20121126-183425.jpgTom Som: This is their best seller soup (what? not even tom yum? nope!) One word of advice is to ask for it to be less spicy. Joseph loves his spicy food and he has a very good tolerance level for spiciness, but even this was proving to be a challenge for him.

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Green curry: This was the best green curry that I’ve ever tasted!! It’s creamy and real flavourful at the same time! Delicious!

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We also had the squid tempura because I can’t take food that are too spicy!

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We were actually pretty stuffed from our meals but I couldn’t resist trying some of their desserts, so I made Joseph get the mango sticky rice, and I had the thab thim krop. Both was pretty good!

We’ve had 4 drinks together with our meal and the bill came up to about 150 bucks. Great quality with that came together with a reasonable price tag 🙂

My Elephant 
Jalan Sri Hartamas 8,
Taman Sri Hartamas.
010 220 1283

Alfred asked me if I liked pork noodles. Did he really needed to ask me that? Of course I do! I love it with all my porky heart :p

This place is so packed during lunch time all thanks to the crowd drawn by this pork noodle stall. Every table that I walked past had at least a bowl of this delicious babiness. What makes it unique is the addition of seafood into the soup broth. It results to a flavourful and naturally sweet soup that is different from any normal pork noodle store.

Oh, and they also have those chu yao chas (deep fried pork fats) floating around the soup too!

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He said people usually get the soup noodles but I prefer having my noodles dry with the hak si yau (dark soy sauce). Soup-based noodles just makes me feel like I’m having sick food!

Sun Sea Restaurant
Jalan Hujan Rahmat,
Taman Overseas Union (OUG)