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  • The Daily Grind Gourmet Burgers @ Bangsar Village I


    Introduction:

    We sometimes call it catch-up session and yet sometimes we name it coffee session. Be any of it, as long as it is with good companions, good food and good drinks, I am good. Not too demanding isn't it?


    Ambiance:

    Red and black my favorite theme! Not too fancy with old school touch. Simple and nice.


    Food:

    The restaurant serves gourmet burger and coffee. The food, service and environment fit the bill.


       

    TDG Crabby Caesar Salad @ MYR 25.00++
    A twist to the classic caesar salad with the addition of crisp fried soft shell crab. Rather rich salad, I say!

    TDG Dynamite Wings @ MYR 18.00 ++
    Juicy crisp fried chicken wings smothered in TDG's top secret spicy dynamite sauce. Awesome!



    Tarragon Mushroom Chicken Burger @ MYR28.00++

    Creamy mushroom sauce with a hint of aromatic tarragon, rocket leaves and or course juicy chicken patty. The only thing I am very particular at most western food restaurants in Malaysia- the subsitution of original french fries with those cheaper ones. Cheaper ones as in potatoes mixed with sweet potatoes fries. Put it aside, just pisses me off from time to time!

         

    My cup of cappucino @ MYR 9.00 ++ and Maddie's Chocolate Fudge Shake @ MYR 14.00++

    Wrap up:

    Tell me, were these too much for two ladies in a catch-up session? Well, we needed a lot of energy to talk, you get what I mean? Anyway, cut the craps! The Daily Grind Gourmet Burger serves not only good burgers, the salad and appetizers are better than as desired. Besides coffee and burger, it's another place for happy hour too. Oh yes!- they have good reviews for their red velvet cake too!

    Address:


    Website:

    http://thedailygrind.com.my/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-The Daily Grind

  • Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar


    Introduction:

    Six months off and now I am back! And so, I have like 100 or more restaurants to review. Here's one of the hundreds to clear from the back log. Missing those times hanging out with my ex colleagues. Good food, drinks and laughters is all we shared. Here we go- The gathering at Huck's Cafe- a restaurant that serves exclusive home dining menu.

    Ambiance:

    Simple and neat table arrangements with a touch of Balinese cum Thai feel. A cozy place to dine in provided there are no other big groups around else it's definitely not a good suggestion to dine in- it would be too noisy and noisy is definitely not my classification of cozy! Do check with them before making your reservations,else you would be rather dissapointed.


    Huck's Cafe @ Jalan Abdullah Off Jalan Bangsar

    Food:

    Good it was!  And you would have to make reservation in advance. Menu is available on the Facebook fanpage. The reservation part was such a pain taking one or two days to confirm, but the munching part took only an hour or two!


    Upon settling down, we were greeted with basil seed mint soda and then the appetizer-Crackers topped with serewek acar. Nothing fascinating yet a good start to the chatting session.

       

    And you would get to choose from two types of soup, either the Pumpkin Soup or Asparagus Soup. Both smooth, creamy and silky textured soup, tasted just nice.

       
       

    Lamb Rack Spagethi
    Baked Chicken Paella
    Seafood Risotto served with New Zealand Mussels, Prawns & Squids
    Lamb Shank with Garlic Mashed Potato

    The dessert counter's main draw was the Chocolate Brownies,the Red Dream and Creme Brulee.
     
       

    Hot Chocolate Brownies served with vanilla ice cream. Not too sweet, indeed it's just nice after a fullfulling dinner.

    The Red Dream- served with fresh strawberry puree with lemony taste. Sourly sweet and bud teasing. Refreshing!


    And the winner goes to............ the classic creme brulee! The smooth and creamy custard contrast nicely with the chrunchy sugar topping.


     
    Wrap up:

    I am doing a short wrap up on the overall dining experience here. Food was on par, service was okay. Ambiance - considered cozy and lovely without a big noisy group dining in together in the same hall- especially the drunk aunties who were extremely noisy and tipsy! Would suggest them to do something on the reservation process. Else, all was good.


    Address:

    Huck's Cafe
    22, Jalan Abdullah,
    Off Jalan Bangsar,
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Website:

    Huck's Cafe


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Huck's Cafe


  • Antipodean Cafe @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar


    Introduction:

    Aching for a kick up in the morning? Here's an excellent place for a coffeelicious experience. Antipodean cafe is a Kiwi/Australian style cafe that presents characteristic coffee. The cafe was one of the shortlisted in the Best for Coffee and Best New Restaurant categories of the Time Out KL Food Awards 2011.


    Ambiance:

    A contemporay yet rustic cafe with wooden tables and chairs. Menus are written with chalks on the wall blackboard.


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    Food & Beverages:

    The cafe serves distinctive coffee. Of course, it's all about choices of quality coffee, coffee and coffee but the cafe does serve splendid western breakfast, cakes and cookies (biscuits) as well as Asian cuisine after 11 am.

                         
                                                
    Cappucino Hot @ RM 9.00, Iced @ RM 10.00

    Coffee with love is all you need to start the day!

    Fresh Orange Juice @ RM 9.00
    And yes! Am trying to be healthy. A glass of fresh OJ too!

       

    Scramble egg on toast @ RM 18.00
    Shall I categorise it as a luxurious combination for the scrambled eggs and salmon? Love the grainy and nutty toast too!

    Big Breakfast @ RM 18.00
    Toast, bacon/chicken/beef/pork sausagaes,baked beans,scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes/mushrooms.

       

    Grilled Chicken served with tomatoes, green beans & balsamic vineger RM 18
    Perfectly grilled with tenderness. Love the lingering taste of balsamic vinegar that complements well with the grilled chicken.

    Thai Chicken Satay @RM 15.00
    Served with peanuts and Thai chilli sauce. Well marinated and grilled to perfection with decent tumeric taste.


    Wrap up:

    Tables run out fast especially during weekend's breakfast. Be early! It's definitely a good place to hang out or perhaps for a coffee break.


    Rating: 7.5/10


    Address:

    Antipodean Cafe
    20 Jalan Telawi 2,
    Bangsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03 2282 0411
    Opening hour: Open daily, 8am-10pm

    Website: http://www.antipodeancoffee.com/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Antipodean Cafe @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar



  • Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South


    Enough of Bangsar area? No way.......... Let's go to the other part of Bangsar- Bangsar South! Here's something new to share with everyone!

     

     

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    Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South


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    A simple bakery with al fresco dining.The bakery offers variety of pastries, Danish, savouries, bread rolls, home made cakes as well as home made jams. Bread basket also has an array of breads from the health section- Muesli Bread and French Village Bread.

     

    The above that we have picked are good indeed. Aromatically baked pastries with great fillings!


    Butter Gipsel Closed @ RM 3.50
    Sardine Puff @ RM 2.60
    Ikan Bilis Puff @ RM 3.60
    Firecracker sausage @ RM 5.80

     

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    And a cup of Cappuccino @ RM 6.50 to go with!


    For all bread lovers who love rich, aromatic and freshly baked bread and savouries, Bread Basket is a place for you!


    Rating: 5.5/10



    Address:


    Bread Basket

    Unit G11, Ground Floor,
    he Sphere, No.1 , Avenue 1,
    Bangsar South, No.8 Jalan Kerinchi,
    59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    T +603 2241 3800
    F +603 2241 3800

    Website:http://www.breadbasket.my/

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Bread Basket @ The Sphere, Bangsar South



  • Hummingbirds Coffee Bar @ Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar

    A new coffee bar in town!- Hummingbirds Coffee Bar!


    Hummingbirds Coffee Bar a cafe owned by our local famous designer Beatrice Looi and partner Eric Ma has started operating in May 2011. A big congrats to both.

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    Hummingbirds Coffee Bar @ Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar (Beatrice Looi Boutique)


    Hummingbirds Coffee Bar a charmingly designed cafe that serves various type coffee and tempting desserts (cakes & macarons).

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    Latte Machiato @ RM 12.00
    Mocha @ RM 12.00
    Cappuccino @ RM 12.00

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    Toffee Coffee @ RM 13.50
    Mulatto Russian @ RM 26.00
    Ginger Tea @ RM 6.00/ cup

    Coffee has a language of it's own and you need to brew with passion for quality. A good cup of coffee brightens up my day. Had a great time here with my friends. Tasting different kinds of aromatically brewed coffee.Wonderful!

    And delectable cakes to go along:

     

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    Red velvet cake @ RM 8.50- Highly recommended!
    Fresh from the oven, moist and not too sweet- Thumbs up!

    Durian Cake @ RM 16.00- Must order!
    Sponge cake with cream and generous portion of durian pulps filling-Marvelous!

     

    Oreo Cheesecake @ RM 13.50

    Chilled Oreo Cheesecake-Nice!

     

    Hardcore coffee & dessert lovers!!!- What are you waiting for? Hummingbirds coffee bar, a cafe with perfect ambiance that tempts guest to sit back, relax and linger while enjoying their cup of coffee and desserts.


    Rating: 6.5/10

     

    Address:

    Hummingbirds Coffee Bar
    Beatrice Looi Boutique
    No 21 Ground Floor,
    Jalan Telawi 3,
    Bnagsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603-2201 5889

    Website: Hummingbirds Coffee Bar FB Fan Page


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Hummingbirds Coffee Bar,Bangsar


  • Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

    A quaintly decorated cafe cum artist studio located at a housing area in Bangsar. The cafe is hardly noticeable due to its location, somehow, it's becoming more crowd pleasing perhaps the uniqueness of the cafe's concept and their specialties draw the attention.


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    Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier @ Jalan Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur


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    Lunch Sets- Poco Mama's Home Cooked Dishes @ RM 10.00 (add RM 1.00 for tea dessert)

    Serving- a dish with rice, pickles, tea and dessert- pretty satisfying! Feeling healthy too *smiles*

    Besides serving healthy lunch sets, Poco serves ala carte home cook Japanese dishes and yummy desserts too.

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    Omellete Rice with Curry @ RM 13.80
    Udon/Soba Noodle Soup with Fried Ebi @ RM 15.80


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    Udon soba Noodle soup @ RM 10.80
    Chicken Roll @ RM 11.80

     

    Food served is on par thought limited in varieties. Aromatic fried rice, tasty soup base and flavorful chicken roll- Pleasing!

     

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    UCC Original Blend Coffee @ RM6.00
    Soya Green Tea @ RM 5.00
    White Chocolate Semifreddo @ RM 12.00

    Soya Green tea, not too sweet yet smooth- Just nice! Semifreddo and tofu cakes are both the dessert I wanted to try so much. Semifreddo is a class of semi frozen dessert with a texture of frozen mouse. Loving white chocolate semifreddo by Poco and love the white rose design too!

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    Poco Homemade Tofu Cake @ RM 8.00
    Tofu with cream cheese, yummy! I heart Semifreddo & tofu cakes.

    Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier, a cafe with it's soft and lovely homey design and it's home cook food concept -Appealing! Do visit!


    Rating: 6/10


    Address:

    Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier
    1, Lorong Kurau,
    Bangsar 59100
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +6016- 267 9218

    Opening Hours:
    Tuesday-Sunday
    12pm- 9 pm

    Website: http://pocohomemade.blogspot.com


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier

  • Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant @ One Bangsar, Jalan Ara, Kuala Lumpur

    Presenting ...............One Bangsar @ Jalan Ara, Kuala Lumpur!

    One Bangsar area consist of splendidly designed bungalow houses converted into restaurants. It's not a hidden area, but I guess some might have not known about it, excluding food bloggers as I have seen various posts from different food bloggers sharing their dining experience at restaurants located in One Bangsar.


    One of my recent visit- Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant, a restaurant that serves fine Vietnamese cuisine.



    Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant @ Bangsar One


    The restaurant with classic and comfortable Chinese interior and a calming atmosphere- a restaurant perfect for family dining as well as small scale gatherings.



    Vietnamese Lotus Tea @ RM 3.90

    A type of green tea produced in Vietnam that has been flavored with lotus (flower) either by stuffing tea leaves into a lotus flower and left overnight or by pulling the stamen and jar them overnight or bake with the tea leaves.

    Taste a little weird upon first sip but much soothing after a cup or two.



    Fresh Spring Roll @ RM 12.90
    A refreshing mixed salad roll served with spicy peanut sauce- Good!

    Mi Quang- Quang Style Yellow Noodle Soup @ RM 19.90

    A special type of Danang, thick noodles with fresh juicy prawns, chicken, sesame crackers, ground peanuts served in hot soup ( not too spicy ) topped with mint, shredded banana flower and water spinach-Interesting!



    Spicy Hue Style Rice Noodle Soup @ RM 22.90
    Spicy noodle soup served with crab meat balls- Pleasing!

    Com Hem- Baby Clam Rice @ RM 22.90
    A traditional Hue rice dish. Topped with lots of baby clams, banana flowers, star fruits and sesame seeds. Rice is served with baby clam soup, chilli sauce and shrimp paste. Clam soup to be mixed with the rice- Appetizing!

    We enjoyed our lunch at Cungdinh Vietname restaurant and do look forward to try more of their vietnamese cuisine. A pretty satisfying experience here!


    Rating: 7/10


    Address:

    Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant
    One Bangsar, Jalan Ara,
    Bangsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603- 2283 5088

    Website: http://www.cungdinh.com/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Cungdinh Vietnam Restaurant