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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

  • TME: The Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Damas


    Introduction:

    The Meat Experts "TME", the name of the restaurant shouts for itself, a perfect place for meat lovers. Founded by David Chong, TME is located at ground floor in Sri Hatamas Shopping Center since 2009.


    Ambiance:

    Casual dining environment with minimal decor and the table arrangements are quite close, hence it is not so spacious.


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    TME: The Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Damas


    Food & Beverages:

    TME serves a variety of delicious meat dishes ranging from pork, beef and lambs and also mouth watering pastas, pies, burgers and sandwiches.

    Other than these, the restaurant serves Lavazza coffee and a selection of wine as well.


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    The Organic Breakfast Platter @ RM 26.90

    Served with two smoked ham, two uncured bacon, pork breakfast sausage, scramble egg or sunny side up, baked bean, toasted bread. Thumbs up!


    TME Big Bite @ RM 19.90

    Served with garden green, ham, bacon, egg, tomato, coleslaw and french fries.


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    Coffee comes with The Organic Breakfast Platter, side ordered cafe latte @ RM 7.00 per cup and the selection of wine are as in the fridge.


    Wrap up:

    A pleasant brunch! TME doubtlessly serves delicious and fresh meat dishes. Moreover, TME supplies bountiful of salamis, obscenely huge spicy-looking chorizos, hams, bacons, many other types of sausages, etc. The restaurant also organizes parties and corporate catering as well.



    Address:

    The Meat Experts
    G-15-16, Ground Floor,
    Hartamas Shopping Centre
    Plaza Damas,
    60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1 ,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur


    Website:

    http://www.themeatexperts.com/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- TME: The Meat Experts @ Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Damas



  • Overtime @ The Scott Garden, Old Klang Road


    Introduction:

    An excitement to the heart of KL since 2009. OVERTIME, an entertainment outlet that offers a place to wind down, sit back and relax with a beer or two while enjoying relaxing instrumental music and live band performances.


    Ambiance:

    Cozy and comfortable with casual yet stylish settings- barrel tables with high chairs and also spacious alfresco chill out area.


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    Overtime @ The Scott Garden, Old Klang Road

    Food & Beverages:

    Overtime is known for its very own FRESH STARKER beer. Besides STARKER Beer, OVERTIME is also known for its signature dish -pork knuckles and roasted pork.


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    Crispy Pork Knuckle @ RM 52.00
    Marinated crispy fried Pork knuckle served with awesome chilli sauce.

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    Crunchy Pork
    Rubbed with fresh spices, this roast is loaded with flavour and basted with pan juice

    Pan Fried Fish
    Pan fried red snapper served with side salad and french fries topped with black pepper/ mushroom sauce.


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    12 pm to 3 pm. Lunch set comes with drinks ( coffee or tea) and fruits.
    Ayam Masak Kunyit @ RM 11.90Braised Tom Yam Chicken RM 11.90


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    CHEERS!!!


    Starker Beer- Buy One Free One! Open- 7.00 p.m.

    Wrap up:

    OVERTIME, a perfect entertainment outlet to chill out for happy hours or during weekends. It offers a large menu option with dishes from local to western and also their unique beer infused dishes- Pork Knuckles- that complements their exclusive Starker beer.


    Address:

    OVERTIME LG-05 & 06,

    The Scott Garden Complex
    289 Jalan Klang Lama,
    Old Klang Road ,
    58100 Kuala Lumpur


    Website:

    http://my.overtime.asia/

  • Paddington House of Pancake @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City


    Pancakes prepared from a batter can turn out to be exciting too. You will be surprised! Introducing Paddington House of Pancake P-HOP, which presents exciting menu with variety of pancakes.

     

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    Alabama @ RM 18.50

    Creamy grilled chicken with caramelized apples on mashed potatoes pancakes. Felt just right as well balanced as the subtle sweetness of the creamy sauce.

     

    Stockholm @ RM 18.50

    PHOP oven baked pancake with stripped chicken bacon, mozzarella and pineapple cubes.

     

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    Gourmet pancakes selection-Grilled lamb @ RM 18.50

    Grilled lamb shoulder served with mashed potatoes

    Continental Pancakes- Grilled chicken @ RM 15.50
    Grilled chicken slices, tomatoes, pineapple, mushrooms topped with mozzarella and BBQ sauce and crepes

     

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    Mini Dollar sundae @ RM 6.50
    Strawberry and peach with orange marmalade and nuts topped with vanilla ice cream.

    Paddington House of Pancakes affectionately known as P-HOP serves more than 100 types of traditional pancakes and also Paddington's perfect recipe signature pancakes. P-HOP, a pancake house that offers hearty, healthy, unique and wholesome meals.


    A stimulating, exhilarating, greedy and most of all a happy experience here.
    A bonus- Pancakes are flipped only upon your order. Served straight from the pan to your plate!

    P-HOP's quote:
    Pancakes maybe simple food but P-HOP flips them with great passion and makes them the best they can be!



    Address:


    The Gardens
    Lot LG-216, Lower Ground Floor,
    The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
    LingkaranSyedPutra,
    59200 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel / Fax : 03 2287 4872

    Other Outlets:


    The Curve

    Unit 142 & 143, 1st Floor,
    The Curve,6 Jalan PJU 7/3,
    Mutiara Damansara,
    47800 Petaling Jaya
    Tel / Fax : 03 7726 2382

    1 Utama Shopping Centre
    G363, Ground Floor Rainforest,
    Bandar Utama Damansara
    47800 Petaling Jaya
    Tel / Fax : 03 7722 3206

    Queensbay Mall

    1F-102, 1F-103 & 1F-108,
    1st Floor, Quensbay Mall,
    100 Persiaran Bayan Indah,
    11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
    Tel / Fax : 04 644 9910


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Paddington House of Pancake @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City

  • Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

    Breakfast through lunch and dinner, carry-out or dining-in, hearth-baked breads, pizza and cakes, well prepared pastas, I suggest Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie!

     

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    Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur

     

    Under the same management of Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie, Ficelle holds the same concept of a French styled bakery that offers a variety of freshly bakes worth every dollar. With it's alfresco dining settings, it is definitely a perfect place to unwind.

     

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    Caramel Brioche @ RM 1.50- Smooth caramel filling with puffy brioche!
    Ham & Cheesebox
    @ RM 4.50- Soft golden brown exterior with tasteful ham!

     

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    Croissant @ RM 2.00- Aromatic and flaky!
    Mini cheese croissant
    @ RM 1.30

     

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    Durian custard doughnut @ RM 2.50
    - Thumbs up!
    Hawaii Tuna Pizza @ RM 4.50

     

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    Curry sausage French bread @ RM 3.60- Flavorful!
    Croissant De Almond @ RM 3.00- Aromatic, chewy & crusty.

     

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    Chicken Meatball Bolognese @ RM 16.00

    Something new in their menu! Pasta cooked al dente served with finely tuned authentic bolognaise sauce and flavorsome chicken meatball.

    Kimchi Chicken Spaghetti @ RM 12.90
    An Italian/Korean fusion spaghetti dish. Love the unique spiciness of the Kimchi sauce.

     

    Apart from bread and pasta, Ficelle offers a wide range of delectable desserts ranging from macarons, dessert cups to variety of freshly baked cheesecakes. And we tried:-

     

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    Durian cheesecake @ RM 7.00- Flavorful!

     

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    Mango Layer cake @ RM 7.00
    Fuwa-toro Tiramisu @ RM 7.00
    Capuccino @ RM 6.50

     

    Looks good? Taste good too! Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie is where you'll find extraordinary fare to tempt your palate.


    Address:

    Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie
    11-0-12, Jalan 3/109F,
    Danau Business Centre,
    Taman Danau Desa,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603- 7983 0211
    Website: http://www.ficelle.com.my

    Opening Hours:
    Sat- Thurs 8.00 am- 09.00 pm, Friday 8.00 am- 10.00 pm


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Ficelle Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Danau Business Centre, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur


  • La Yosh Japanese Western @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

    Exploring Sri Hartamas again!

    La Yosh a Japanese Western restaurant with a graceful and charming ambiance arranged with warm colors and soft lighting. We were delighted that we met the hospitable owner Mr. Jeremy Yap, whom claimed himself to be the "Gourmet, Husband And Fantastic Chef"! We were honored to have a feast personally prepared by him. A friendly and courteous person indeed!

     

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    La Yosh Japanese Western @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

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    Salad with thousand island dressing & Salad with Japanese dressing with soup of the day!

     

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    Escargot baked with garlic butter @ RM 12.80

    Imported French escargots baked with in house garlic butter. Our appetizer turned out to be appetizing enough to please us!

     

     

    Over baked Pacific Seabass @ RM 19.90

    Boneless seabass fillet baked to perfection served with Italian Pesto sauce- Excellent!


    Wafu Spaghetti @ RM 18.80

    Spaghetti prepared with shimeji and button mushroom, green onion, beef bacon (substitute with chicken), egg served in Japanese garlic sauce. Wonderful!


    A happy incorporation of western interior design alongside with a combination of Japanese cum Western cuisine. Good food priced reasonably! Definitely worth a visit!

     

    Rating:6.5/10


    Address:

    La Yosh Japanese Western
    F-0-2 Plaza Damas,
    No 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
    50480 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603- 6201 8648

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- La Yosh Japanese Western

     

  • Stuff Your Face Cafe @ Bangsar Shopping Centre


    Exploring BSC still!! And the name of the cafe caught my attention!

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    Stuff Your Face cafe is situated at My Playroom (indoor kids playground), 4th floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre.



    Something different from spaghetti, Soba Aglio Olio Prawns @ RM 18.00, a great fusion of smooth soba, olive oil, garlic, chilli flakes and prawns- Very pleasing!

     

    And my colleague ordered their Chef's recommendation, Curry Tiffin @ Rm 18.00 -Tried their curry- Just nice!

     

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    Revisited the cafe and this round we tried their Baked Salmon Percik @ RM 20.00. Chunks of salmon baked in banana leaf with piquant percik sauce served with fragrant mint onion rice and warm salad. Love the grilled salmon- Delicious!

     

    Another order would be the Almost Bite Size Burger @ RM 17.00 Small but meaty little beef/chicken burgers served with mashed green peas and potatoes-Appetizing!

     

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    Lastly, an Italian Brew @ RM 12.00 to go along- Aromatic!


    "Stuff Your Face Cafe is a comfort for moms waiting as their little ones run away to learn or to play. It is peace for dad, with wifi too. It is fun for friends with stories to share. It is date for lovers who love their food. It's a cafe unlike any other at Bangsar Shopping Centre"

    A very homey cafe that tempts guests to sit back and chit-chat, heavenly for friendly gatherings. The atmosphere is cheerfully casual with open concept. Most importantly, no service charge! -I bet you will love it!!


    Rating: 6.5/10


    Address:

    Stuff Your Face Cafe

    Lot 4-09, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
    285, Jalan Maarof,
    Bukit Bandar Raya,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603- 2287 3070
    Fax: +603- 2287 3071

    Operating Hours: 10.00 am - 07.00 pm

    Website: Stuff Your Face Cafe Facebook



    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Stuff Your Face Cafe


  • Cafe Vienna @ Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

    Meeting up with my girl mate at KLCC! Am happy that we had a good catch up at Cafe Vienna.

     

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    Cafe Vienna @ Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

    A cafe with soft, romantice ambience clearly appealing to many young couples to dine in. Wait, did I just mentioned young couples? Ahh... who cares... we like the quiet environment here.

     

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    Spaghetti Vongole @ RM 36.00

    Spagethi with clams, garlic, olive oil and seasonings. Spaghetti Vongole are normally prepared in two ways- with tomato (in rosso) or without tomato (in Bianco). Myself preferred in Bianco, but this is satisfying too besides lacking of the al dente feel.

    Chicken Sandwich @ RM 26.00

    Crispy fried well marinated chicken chop with cheese. Just nice!


    Drinks: Pineapple Sunshine & Bora Bora Brew @ RM 16.00/each


    Enjoyed the time spent here. Cafe Vienna serves coffee, western food and desserts. A perfect place to chill out.

     

    Rating: 5/10


    Address:

    Cafe Vienna
    Lot 305 & K31 3rd Floor
    Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
    50088 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel: +603- 2161 8268
    Fax: +603- 2161 9268

    Another outet: Lot 10 Isetan (Used to be Societe Cafe)


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Cafe Vienna KLCC

     

  • 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

  • Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar @ The Curve Damansara

    April has been a month full of gatherings and meeting up with old buddies. Am honored to decide the venue- thanks guys!


    And so it's about the pork and beer affair!! Pick of the day- Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar at The Curve, Damansara.



    Started the session with Franziskanner Weissbier- a beer with a long tradition originated from Munich,Bavaria, Germany. Smoothly blend with zesty flavor and refreshing sensation.



    Huehnchernwurst- Chicken sausages @ RM 39 ++
    Tasty chicken sausages served with gratin potato and grilled asparagus. Flavorsome!



    Pork Chop @ RM 52++
    Grilled pork chop served with golden apple raisin sauce, grilled asparagus and gratin potato. Well marinated, perfectly grilled pork chop- chewy yet juicy with satisfying sauce combination.


    Besides German beer, Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant is a restaurant specializing in pork dishes. Yes, it's a good try and there are more to attempt. Shall we try pork knuckles next round?......


    Rating: 7/10


    Address:

    Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar
    Lot G 66, Grd Floor The Curve
    No 6 Jln PJU 7/3
    47800 Petaling Jaya
    Tel: +603- 7728 8269
    Fax: +603- 7728 7269

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar

  • Canoodling @ Bangsar Village II

    Looked into the dictionary- canoodling means caress, fondle or pet amorously. Anyway, whatever it is....... this is not the topic for today!

    Well, let's talk about dining at Canoodling then. Yup! by BIG Group again and more to come!



    Canoodling @ Bangsar Village II
    A casual yet stylish noodle house that serves variety of Asian noodles dishes, desserts, snacks, afternoon tea and steamboat too.



    The Canoodle Oodles of Noodles @ RM 9.90
    Thai style steamed silken rice noodle served with lettuce and coriander leaves, marinated minced chicken in dark soy sauce, a bowl of spicy coriander garlic sauce. Mix it, toss it or wrap it up! Eat as the way you like, share as you please. Like the spicy sauce very much.

    Red curry duck confit noodles @ RM 9.90
    Charcoal noodles served with thai style red curries, lychees and a whole crispy duck drumstick. Noodles with perfect texture and aromatic spicy red curry. It's good!



    Tom Yam Noodles @ RM 9.90
    Fiery clear Thai soup prepared with lemongrass, chilli & galangal served with vermicelli and seafood and straw mushroom. Thumbs up !

    Green curry chicken noodles @ RM 9.90
    Smooth rice noodle served with spicy green curry chicken topped with crunchy bean sprout. Just nice!



    Dan Dan Mein @ RM 9.90
    Handmade noodles tossed in peanut buttery spicy sze chuan sauce served with minced chicken heaped with cucumber and crunchy peanuts. A unique noodle dish indeed.

    Ipoh Chicken Noodles @ RM 9.90
    Ipoh flat rice noodles served in clear prawn soup base topped with prawns and poached chicken.

    That's it! Another restaurant to try out at Bangsar Village II-Enjoy!


    Rating: 5.5/10


    Address:

    Canoodling

    2F29 Second Floor
    Bangsar Village II
    No. 1 Jalan Telawi Satu
    Bangsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-2287 1566

    Opening Hours:
    11:00am- 10:00pm daily

    Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Canoodling


  • Plan B @ Bangsar Village I, Kuala Lumpur

    Plan A failed? It's okay.......we have Plan B! Plan B, a food outlet by Big Group, is a distinguished modern coffee shop newly set in Bangsar Village I shopping center.

    Plan B holds a concept of modern Aussie meets New York deli and specializing on coffees from their renowned Market Lane Coffees of Melbourne.


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    Spicy Aglio Oglio @ RM 14.00
    Spaghetti sauteed with olive oil and slow roasted garlic and chilli. The first order that surprises my and my colleague. Yea, we didn't read the menu properly. It's plain aglio oglio indeed.

    Turkey Ham &Cheese Toastie @ RM 14.00
    A simple favorite oozing melted cheese on country white bread with ham. Bread were toasted with butter on both sides, aromatic! My wholesome lunch-Yummy! Plan B serves both western food and asian food. Other than this, they serves variety of cakes and desserts. But...... too much to try on the same day and I was back the next day for take away! Yes, cakes! Let's see what we have tried.

       

    Rocky Rocks @ RM 5.00

    Macadamia Brownie @ RM 11.00 comes with melted chocolate

                       

    Strawberry Cheesecake @ RM 9.00 comes with strawberry toppings

    Carrot Cake @ RM 9.00
    Like their carrot cake. Unlike the moist and heavy carrot cakes, this is kinda light and fluffy. Nice!

       

    Almond croissants @ RM 6.00

    Chocolate croissant @ RM 6.00

        

    Cappuccino served with biscotti

    Latte served with biscotti

    Coffee was good, cakes are on par. Besides good food, with it's stylish and contemporary design, Plan B is definitely a recommended place for coffee addicts or perhaps for a meet up.


    The other outlets by Big Group are:

    T Forty Two- Empire Subang & Bangsar Village II (new)
    Canoodling
    Forgoodnesssake


    Rating: 6.5/10


    Address:

    Plan B
    Bangsar Village I
    G5 Ground Floor,
    No 1, Jalan Telawi Satu
    Bangsar Baru,
    59100 Kuala Lumpur

    Tel:+603 22872630

    Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co/

    Opening Hours: 8:00am - 11:00 pm daily
    Last Orders: 10.30pm

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Plan B, Bangsar Village I