01 September 2014

Meatless Monday Recipe: Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes with Lemon Dill Yoghurt

How's everyone doing this 3-day weekend? Not only is it Meatless Monday (yayness!), it's also a public holiday (double the yayness!). 

Mondays like these don't roll around that often, so we decided to celebrate with one of our favourite pancake recipes: Fluffy Pumpkin Pancake with Lemon Dill Yoghurt. Best had for breakfast and tea-time snacks =) 

25 August 2014

Costilla de Res @ La Boca Latino Bar, Pavilion KL

Price: Splurge
Cuisine : Latin American
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes
Pork-Free (restaurant serves alcohol) 

We don't always post about the same dish twice, but when we do, it's La Boca Latino Bar's astounding Costilla de Res. Where else can you find short ribs this magnificent? 

25 July 2014

Tasty Chapathi @ Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur

Price: Mid-range 
Cuisine : Indian (with a good range of vegetarian options!) 
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes

You know one of those restaurants where everything that arrives on your dinner table are perfect tens, no misses? Tasty Chapati is one of those rare gems for us, and is possibly our favourite place for soulful Indian dishes right now (we have had our iftar 3 times here within the span of 1.5 weeks, if that says anything). 

09 July 2014

A Pie Thing @ Damansara Uptown

Price: Mid-range 
Cuisine : Pies
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes

Rest easy, Mrs Lovett did not have a hand in crafting the pies at A Pie Thing. The only “Mashacre” here is of the kind heaped with peas, potatoes and soulful gravy! 

03 June 2014

Little Yum Yum @ Kota Damansara

Price Range : Mid-range 
Cuisine : Nyonya
Catphobia Friendly? : Yes

What started out as a wife's unbridled affection for her husband by learning the intricate ways of Nyonya cooking from her mother-in-law, is now one of the top Nyonya restaurants in town! 

23 May 2014

Dao Kia @ One Utama

Price Range : Budget 
Cuisine : Soy drinks and desserts 
Recommended For : A vegan snack 
Catphobia Friendly? : Yes 

Favourite post-lunch desserts, right here! Who can say no to Dao Kia's silky smooth soy puddings? 

19 May 2014

FIQS Gastronomy @ SS19, Subang Jaya

Price : Mid-range 
Cuisine : Fine dining-ish 
Recommended For : Enjoying expertly crafted foods without the pretentious frou-frou setting
Catphobia Friendly?: Yes siree! 

Fancy foods in a comfy, casual space? You're looking for FIQS Gastronomy. Tucked away in a random corner of SS19, the unassuming little eatery is truly a breath of fresh air! 

The menu is delicate and thoughtful, and we had quite the debate trying to decide on our dinner dishes! 

Abah & Sons Co Motocafe @ Lake Fields, Sg Besi

Price Range : Mid-range
Cuisine : All-day breakfast and coffee
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes 

Chancing across this adorable-looking place online, we made a point to drive all the way to Sg Besi last night to give this place a try (we're gonna pretend we're totally unfazed by the alarming amount of petrol we tend to carelessly consume in the name of food).

20 March 2014

Kampong Kravers @ Damansara Kim

Price Range : Budget 
Cuisine : Snacks and desserts (karipap is the specialty here) 
Recommended For : Tea-time snack 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes 

Fancy having a karipap version of pineapple tarts? How about sweet durian custard stuffed into karipaps? 

If you answered yes to the above, Kampong Kravers deserves a spot on your makan list! Specialising in the art of making karipaps, the unassuming cafe provides a wide selection of this staple Malaysian snack! 

23 February 2014

Pisang Cheese Jakarta @ Section 7, Shah Alam

Price Range : Budget 
Cuisine : Desserts 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes 

Being food bloggers, we're always excited when it comes to new food trends! And here's something we've been wanting to sink our teeth into: Pisang Goreng Cheese! 

16 February 2014

Sukiya @ Kota Damansara

Price Range : Budget 
Cuisine : Japanese (Fast food) 
Recommended For : Casual meals 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes 

The bright facade of Sukiya caught out attention and drew us in for dinner a few nights back; welcomed warmly by very Japanese-sounding staff, we stood at the self-service counter and had fond flashbacks of Yoshinoya! 

Veggies Gyudon

09 February 2014

Kafe @ Ubud, Bali

Price Range : Mid-range 
Cuisine : Vegan / vegetarian with amazing raw options 
Recommended For : Chilling-with-coffee-and-a-book kinda place 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes 

We seriously feel the easiest (and yummiest) way to go vegan is to move to Ubud! Jalan Hanoman, especially, is lined with such amazing vegan restaurants, and Kafe was undoubtedly one of our top picks! 

07 February 2014

Clear Cafe @ Ubud, Bali

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Vegan / vegetarian
Recommended For : The cosy space comfortably caters to large parties and intimate dos
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes!

Ubud is a true haven for vegans, and we were frantically trying out as many of the vegan eateries as we could fit into our tight 2-day schedule!

25 January 2014

Payuk Bali Cooking Class @ Ubud, Bali

After several days of chomping our way through glorious Balinese dishes, we decided to up it a notch and spend a morning learning what goes into these culinary wonders!

22 January 2014

Nasi Beringin @ Menara Mutiara Bangsar

Price Range: Budget
Cuisine: Malay
Recommended For: Nasi campur for the indecisive
Catphobia-Friendly?: Oh yes! 

We never knew such a famed eatery lies hidden in the second-floor food court of Menara Mutiara Bangsar! Lucky for us, we had Malaysia's top food expert to shed light on this hidden delight =) 

Thank you MTS for the awesome suggestion! 

11 January 2014

5 Reasons Why We Adore Uber!

On these road rage-plagued streets of KL, who wouldn't love their own private driver? Sitting in the back while he weaves through traffic on your behalf, catching a hundred winks or two before reaching your next destination, watching the beautiful city go by... Oh right, there's the whole 'it costs a bomb' thing. 

Enter Uber

The smartphone app seamlessly solves the equation by allowing you to summon a car to pick you up with just a few taps on the screen. Read on for why we've fallen in love with this elegant app: 

04 December 2013

Curbing Cancer, One Blog Post At A Time

The mere mention of the word 'cancer' can darken even the brightest of days; such is the effect of this destructive disease. 

This year has been rather harrowing, as we've received one too many notification of yet another person we know being diagnosed with cancer. It is truly heartbreaking to witness the people dearest to us fight their battles, and it leaves us feeling utterly helpless when we know there is not much that we can do to ease their pain, both physically and emotionally. 

It's good to know that AXA Affin is currently in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) in support of cancer patients. For each blogger that links back to AXA Affin's 110CancerCare website, one patient will receive one-day funding for their daycare usage at NCSM Treatment Centre. Perhaps this blog post seems slightly insignificant in the grander scheme of things, but if it helps at least one person to be on their road to recovery, then why not, right? 

If you yourself would like to lend a helping hand towards this cause, do reach out to Danial Lissborg at danial.lissborg@lionandlion.com

**As food bloggers, we realize we are contributing to this unhealthy pigging-out culture by recommending all sorts of eateries, some of which may not be healthy in the least bit. We'd like to highlight that these meals are not meant for consumption on a daily basis. In all that we do, we highly condone moderation. Indulging once in a while is fine (life is meant to lived to the fullest after all, isn't it?), as long as most of the time we take good care of what we consume =) 

30 November 2013

Chutney Mary @ Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : North Indian 
Recommended For : Family dinners (or with friends; meals here are best shared) 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Oh yes! 

One of the best feelings in the world is finally stepping into a restaurant that you've passed by for years! What makes it even better? When the restaurant exceeds all expectations and delivers a memorable meal =) 

We absolutely loved our dinner at Chutney Mary, which we have the good folks of StarHero to thank for! The dinner was kicked off with the quintessential North Indian starter, Paneer Tikka. Basically firm cottage cheese slices are coated in a light batter and baked in the tandoor. The hint of black cumin seeds provides a delicious dimension to this starter staple. 

23 November 2013

Mee Ketam KL @ Jalan Keramat, Dato Keramat

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Noodles & Seafood 
Recommended For : When table etiquette is completely out the window 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Surprisingly, yes! =D 

So the last time we were here, we were on the Life & Times Fabulous Food Hunt. Since time was of the essence, Jules was to gulp down the steaming bowl of crab noodles as inhumanely quickly as possible (we didn't win the race anyway hahaha!). Despite the quick guzzles of the bowlful, the incredible flavours still shone through and we made a mental note to come back. 

21 November 2013

Sizzling Brownie with Oreo Ice Cream @ Acme Bar & Coffee, The Troika

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Western 
Recommended For : Idling over coffee and cake, watching the hurried city go by 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes

Too many times we have had to listen to awestruck stories of this wondrous creation, and too many times we kept telling ourselves we urgently needed to swing by Acme Bar & Coffee and see what the fuss is about! 

We are happy to report that our procrastination has finally come to a complete halt. The Sizzling Brownie with Oreo Ice Cream (RM 19) is, easily, one of the most genius offerings to grace the foodscapes of KL!