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! 

05 November 2013

Breakfast Sets @ Tappers Cafe, Damansara Uptown

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Western selections for their breakfast sets
Recommended For : A morning meal out that's cosy enough for alone time or with company
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes

Funnily enough, it's not too easy to find poached eggs for breakfast around Taman Tun area (besides the magnificent ones at Mukha). Turning to Foursquare for help, we were pointed to an unlikely destination for good, runny poached eggs... A big hurray for Tappers Cafe! 

03 November 2013

Dim Sum A La Carte Buffet Brunch @ China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Dim Sum
Recommended For : Good halal dim sums! 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yes

One of our biggest struggles when it comes to food (makan oso got struggles! First world problems habis!) has always been finding good halal dim sums!   

For a reasonable RM50++ per person, China Treasures ends the search for us with its utterly satisfying a la carte buffet, with over 48 different dim sum dishes to choose from! 

18 October 2013

A Colourful Night Out with StarHero at La Boca Latino Bar, Pavilion KL

Having been avoiding jam-packed KL if no compelling reason requires us to be there (and the award for most adventurous food bloggers goes to...), we braved the after-work jam last Wednesday and were handsomely rewarded with soulful South American dishes and highly entertaining new comrades!  It was, after all, the StarHero Ambassadors’ Meet & Greet cum La Boca Food Tasting Session =)

08 October 2013

Namoo On The Park @ Publika

Price Range : Mid-range   
Cuisine : Korean Fusion, with an interesting Tex-Mex influence
Recommended For : Comfy enough for large parties, yet cozy enough for a date 
Catphobia-Friendly? : Yeap!     

To be completely honest, our affinity for Korean food is still pretty newfound. It’s funny how we used to recoil in fear at the mention of kimchi a few years back, but now we’d travel to the moon and back for a good tub of what is essentially fermented cabbage pickle...

05 October 2013

[Guest Post] Vegetarian Eats at Ben's!

Eating out and eating healthy often do not equate to the same thing, and it can be quite a challenge trying to find that balance. Our blogger compadre Edith from Apples On Sticks understands our concerns and frustrations; here's an excerpt of her search for good vegetarian food in KL: 

09 September 2013

The Tea Republic Launches 9 Signature Tea Blends

The Tea Republic has recently launched nine exciting new tea flavours to join its current menu of more than 50 different types of tea blends and creations. Brewing fine cups of tea since late 2010, the tea lounge lies comfortably tucked in an almost-hidden corner on the second floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre. 

Our rainy morning was warmed up with a tea-tasting session to sample the latest additions of tea blends: 

30 August 2013

Tweet to Eat at the Nuffnang FoodFest!

Tweet to eat? What a fascinating concept! 

We are stoked about the upcoming Nuffnang FoodFest (#NNFoodFest) happening this October, and can't wait to explore a concept very much new to us: social media currency! Yep, your smartphone is all you need at this wallets-not-required food celebration (might wanna bring along a powerbank though!). 

Intrigued? Save the date: 
Date: 5th of October 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 4.00PM – 10.00PM
Venue: Blue Atrium, Sunway Pyramid

The food fest will feature a huge array of delicacies, with around 50 food stalls to choose from, for the convenience of its attendees to savour local and international favourites all in one place. Besides tweeting and eating (tweating?), there will also be cooking competitions and food photography workshops to appeal to the fervent foodie. 
We'll keep you updated once we hear more news about the Nuffnang FoodFest, so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can also heead on over to www.nnfoodfest.com for more info. If you're keen to attend, RSVP here
Save the date, and we'll see you there! =) 

29 August 2013

We Finally Caught Up with Royal Post's Coffee Truck!

Price Range : Mid-range  
Cuisine : Coffee!        
Recommended For : A cup of coffee that comes with a challenge
Catphobia-Friendly? : Depending on the location, we suppose  

After months of stalking Royal Post’ Instagram uploads, we rounded the corner to work today and were ecstatic to find the signature red-white-black coffee truck parked in front of the office! Finally, we were able to give this elusive traveling cup of coffee a try! (You know how we love them elusive eats, from our Humble Chef-stalking days).