29 June 2015

Spicy Okra Stir-Fry

When you're one dish short for a full dinner spread, this vibrant, spicy stir-fry can gladly fill in the gap!

There may be no chilli in sight, but the heat of this dish comes from the generous amount of chilli powder and cayenne pepper it’s tossed in! 

28 June 2015

Chequers @ Jalan Aminuddin Baki, TTDI

Price Range: Mains start from RM20
Cuisine: Waffles

Waffles always remind us of back when we were wee little kindergarteners being taken out by our parents for a warm, maple-syrup-doused breakfast on special Saturday mornings.

When we heard there’s a cafe in Taman Tun specializing in savoury and sweet waffles, it’s hardly surprising that we made a beeline for Chequers!

27 June 2015

Greenlicious @ 10 Boulevard

Price Range: Mains average around RM18ish
Cuisine: Health food, with a focus on vegan and vegetarian options

Oh, happy day! We’ve found a vegan-friendly eatery super near to home, yay! =)

And an excellent eatery at that! We were absolutely floored by the incredible colours and flavours that filled up our dining table. Yep, this is most definitely our jam!

25 June 2015

Every Sundae by Cielo Dolci @ Damansara Uptown

Price Range: Mid-range
Cuisine: DIY gelato-based sundaes  
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes

Okay yes, we’re not due to post about cheat meals for another 4 days, but we just had the most exciting after-iftar treat and couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!

Behold, top-notch gelato, on a bed of warm Belgian waffles, on a cloud of happiness! Who could resist?

Evidently, not us.

22 June 2015

Steamed Eggs Recipe

Looking for a quick, comforting fix? You're gonna love this quintessentially Chinese dish, given a little bit of a Malaysian twist! 

You know how we love them minimal prep recipes, and this is one is pretty fuss-free and takes barely 15 minutes from prep counter to dinner table! 

21 June 2015

Fresh, Fluffy Chapattis @ Restoran Samira, Kelana Jaya

Price Range: Mid-range
Cuisine: Pakistani & Arabic cuisine  
Cat-phobia Friendly?: Yes

Puffy perfection on a plate! 

20 June 2015

KGB @ Jalan Aminuddin Baki, TTDI

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

Check out lists of the best burger joints in KL and chances are KGB (and accompanying photos of their cool tattooed burger buns) will receive a mention on those lists.

We’ve been meaning to drop by their Telawi outlet in Bangsar, but they’ve recently opened up in our neighbourhood, which significantly increased the likelihood of us stopping by.

19 June 2015

Selamat Berbuka Puasa!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed Ramadhan!

Bob and Julie

PS. In view of the Holy month, our recipe posts and restaurant reviews this month will only be published on the blog nearer towards iftar =) 

17 June 2015

Don't Want to Have Rice for Sahur? Try This Cous Cous Eggplant Hummus Wrap Recipe

Okay yes, that sounds like a lot of stuff stuffed into one little wrap but man, do they go amazingly well together!

You’ve got the dense, creaminess of the hummus, the freshness of the salad and the flavourful eggplant filling all fitted nicely in a wholemeal tortilla. Resistance is futile, we tells yah! 

15 June 2015

Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Recipe

Making peanut butter is honestly one of the most effortless things you could do in the kitchen. Plus, it’s fresher and cheaper than them soulless, processed ones. Plus, you can completely customize it to make your peanut butter dreams come true (Add in chopped assorted nuts? Stir some chocolate chips in? Go completely without sweeteners?) 

Let’s get started with this basic peanut butter recipe!  

14 June 2015

Mix & Match Set Menu @ Sushi King

Price Range: Mid-range
Cuisine: Japanese
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes
Pork-free (refer to note at the end of the post for further clarification)

Our peak levels of indecisiveness usually strike the moment we step into a Japanese restaurant. Every single thing on the menu is amazing but there’s only so much stomach space (and not forgetting budget!) to go by. To go with the salmon don or the tenpura udon? The saba kabayaki or the salmon karaage?

So we dropped by Sushi King the other day after a long time, and found that they’ve introduced a Mix and Match Set – smaller portions of Japanese favourites that you can have as a set! Perfect!

13 June 2015

Franco @ 1Utama

Price Range : Slightly splurge-y (mains are mostly RM20 and above) 
Cuisine: Japanese-French fusion 
Cat-phobia-Friendly?: Yes 
Pork-free (some dishes have traces of alcohol, which they highlight in the menu)  

Franco has got it going on in this busy street in OU for quite a while now, though some may have known it by its previous label, Miam Miam. We're sincerely glad Franco won the name battle ;) 

08 June 2015

Swedish Thai Massage & Aromatherapy Massage @ Urban Retreat, The Curve

Our love for healthy, nutritious foods is just one part of our efforts in taking good care of ourselves. There’s also the taking good care of our mental health part, and we’re happy to share with you today a slightly different kind of post: our experience trying out the Swedish Thai Massage and Aromatherapy Massage at the award-winning Urban Retreat!

Curious as to how a Swedish Thai massage would go? So were we! Read on for the full deets =)

03 June 2015

Raw Chia Strawberry Jam Recipe

Chia seeds' ability to absorb liquids lit a light bulb in our heads.... what if we blended some strawberries and poured in some chia seeds? Wouldn't that result in a healthy, yummy breakfast spread to wake up to? 

Read on to know how our foray into raw vegan jam-making went!  

01 June 2015

[Video] Cucumber Lemon Orange Mint (CLOM..?) Detox Water Recipe

There are a gazillion and one reasons why detox waters are amazing for you! Getting rid of toxins in your body can lead to all things amazing, from better skin to extra energy to losing some weight! 

31 May 2015

Durian SS2 Has Moved to Section 19!

So, the famed durian stalls of SS2 have been instructed to move to Jalan Harapan in Section 19, much to the dismay of the vendors (for its relatively hidden location and smaller venue) and diners alike.

We stopped by the new stalls earlier today, and had a pleasant durian feast nonetheless!

30 May 2015

Country Kitchen @ Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, TTDI

Price Range: Mid-range
Cuisine: Chinese Muslim
Catphobia-Friendly?: Yes (unless you’re sitting outdoors)

Here’s a good stop for a wholesome Chinese Muslim feast, made up of dishes fuelled by a whole lotta passion!

This cosy little family-run eatery has been around in Taman Tun since 2013, and only now we've stopped by. Cheery owner-chef Auntie Zuraina walked us through the menu to see what we've been missing all this while! 

27 May 2015

Roasted Cauliflower Fries Recipe

If it weren’t for its distinctive shape, many people who have tried these roasted cauliflowers wouldn’t have guessed that that’s exactly what they’re eating! Roasted cauliflower is also a favourite in the clean-eating realm for being a healthier alternative to French fries, due to its similar taste when roasted.

Keen to give it a go yourself? Read on for the how-to!

25 May 2015