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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

  • The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur


    Introduction:

    Have you planned your outings for this coming weekend? Perhaps, a brunch session at The Haute Food Co?  The Haute Food Co., is a neigbourhood cafe that is located in Plaza Damas. The cafe is run by extremely passionate and charismatic chefs who have worked in restaurants around Australia and France.


    Ambiance:
    It's a simple cafe with minimal decors and a clean, nice and relaxing ambiance. Limited tables in the cafe but you may opt for it's alfresco dining section.




    The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur


    Food & Beverages:

    The Haute Food & Co serves classical and contemporary French cuisine, Genovese coffee and awesome bakes and cakes.



    Tuna & Walnut Sandwich @ MYR 12.50

    Sandwich made from toasted multigrain bread, served with fresh salad on the side and filled with one of a generous portion of tuna and walnuts. Surprisingly excellent!



             Braised chicken served with mashed potato and steamed Vege @ MYR 15.90


    This is the special of that day dish- check it out at the board.  Thick rich sauce with soft and tender chicken meat served with classic mashed potato. Heavenly tasty!


                                                
                                                Cappuccino @ MYR 7.50

    The aroma, intense and unique taste of the cuppa does provide kick off to the lazy Sunday! Thanks to the Melbourne roasted and blended Super Brazil by Genovese!


    Wrap Up:

    The neighbourhood cafe offers  a distinctive & delicious food and coffee. A perfect place to chill for  a mid-morning cuppa to a quick lunch to a little late afternoon tea. Now, I am planning for a revisit! Awesomeness I say!


    Address:

    The Haute Food Co
    Plaza Damas H-0-2 Block H,
    Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
    50480 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603-6201-3168

    Opening hours:

    Mon-Fri 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Sat-Sun 0.00 am - 5.00 pm
    Close on Tuesday

    Website: http://www.hautefoodco.com/index/


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-The Haute Food Co @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

  • Mods Cafe @ Jalan Tokong, Malacca


    I always find it exquisitely beautiful to see people doing things they love to do with so much of passion and effort. I have been reading reviews on this cafe located at a narrow street in the Historical City of Malacca and it is in my to-visit list.

    Cut it short, it's Mods Cafe and I visited the cafe last week! Here's a short write up.



                                              Mods Cafe @ Jalan Tokong, Malacca

                     Coffee work station creatively decorated in a classic volkswagen van. Awesome! 


       


                       




    There isn't hardly anything better than the smell of coffee. The atmosphere resembles a quaint coffee house one would find walking down the old streets. Step inside the shop, and you feel a sense of comfort with the light color tones furnitures, colorful wall decors, marbled floors and the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. And so, sit back, enjoy the music and sip away.

    While sipping your coffee, do try their Tiramisu- extremely moist and spongy in texture, it's a very light cake with mocha tasting- Nice.

    A good start for me on a gloomy Saturday morning! Coffee, art, passion and a characteristic owner makes a prefect combination of everything.

    Love and coffee, they go so well together!


    Total bill @ MYR 51.00


    Address:

    Mods Cafe
    14, Jalan Tokong
    75200 Malacca
    Tel: +6012-756 4441

    Opening Hours:
        
    Mon - Tue:    10:00 am    -    6:00 pm
    Thu - Sun:    10:00 am    -    6:00 pm


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Mods Cafe @ Jalan Tokong, Malacca

  • Fat Spoon Cafe @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya


    Introduction:

    A unique restaurant hidden at the all time jam area- Damansara Utama but yet popular for it's food and concept.

    Ambiance:
    The eestaurant offers a unique concept: quaint, warm old-school-classic-meets-contemporary space. The mismatching of the wooden tables,chairs and vintage furnitures with not overly decorated cafe creates a homey old style ambience. And the menu is presented in the "Peter & Jane" story book.


                                 Fat Spoon Cafe @ Uptown Damansara, Petaling Jaya


    Food & Beverages

    The restaurant serves authentic grandma recipe, which suits one's discerning palates. The menu covers Peranakan cuisine, Chinese cuisine as well as Malay and Western cuisine that has a rustic, home cooked flavour, which evokes a comforting familiarity. Besides that, Fat Spoon cafe is famous for its coffee as well.

              

    Homemade Popiah @ RM 7.90
    The Chinese style popiah is famous for it's pork lard taste. But at Fat Spoon Cafe ( a pork free cafe) the popiah is prepared without pork lard. My thoughts -it would be good and I was wrong-Tasted good indeed!

    Cappuccino @ RM 7.90
    Passionly brewed. Aromatic!

       

    Fried Mackerel & Gingerflower Salad @ RM 15.90
    Served with a side of medium boiled egg and lemongrass soup. Very well marinated crispy fried mackerel. Honestly, that piece was just not enough! Simply appetizing!

    Nasi Kampung @ RM 14.90
    Fat Spoon special platter with curry chicken, tamarind prawns, belacan long beans, salted egg and papadum served with steam rice.  Tasty thick curry gravy pairing with belacan long beans means awesome.


    Wrap up:

    Love the quaint and laid back hippy ambiance. It's neither wildly innovative nor convulsively uproarious restaurant but it definitely offers a warm and cozy environment to chill and dine in for some good food or perhaps for some snacks and coffee.


    Address:

    Fat Spoon Cafe
    73, Jalan SS21/1A
    Damansara Utama,
    47400 Petaling Jaya,
    Malaysia

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/fatspooncafe


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog-Fat Spoon Cafe @ Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya


  • 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.


                                                          Antipodean Cafe @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar

    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



  • 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



  • 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


  • Espressamente illy @ Bangsar Village I

     Here's a reasonable selection that will just about satisfy the needs of a coffee lover!


    Espressamente illy, a simple and contemporary Italian style cafe serves true premium quality illy coffee with multitude of different Italian menu ranging from salads, panini, bruschetta, cakes and even gelato.

     

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    Besides illy's coffee, Espressamente serves delicious breakfast menu, offers working lunch or something for those who are socializing plus a sumptuous dinner menu.

    Let's see what have I tried...

     

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    Panino alla Benedict @ RM 14.50
    Toasted whole meal bread with turkey ham, fried egg, cheese and hollandaise sauce.


    Benedict @ RM 14.00
    Poached eggs with turkey ham and hollandaise sauce on Italian toast.

     

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    Insalata di Caesar @ RM 16.00

    Romaine lettuce with cruttons, hard boiled egg and parmesan cheese toast with home made Caesar dressing. Refreshing!

     

    Omeletta @ RM 14.00

    Make your own 3 egg omelette. Choose any 3 of the ingredients: turkey ham, smoked salmon, mushroom, onion, capsicum, tomato or cheddar cheese. Ingredients picked- capsicum, cheddar cheese and turkeyham. I like!

     

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    Cappuccino @ RM 10.00
    Espresso with velvety textured milk and hot foam.Fresh tasting brew!

    Cafe Fondente @ RM 12.00
    Espresso served with chocolate topped with steamed milk. Aromatic and well balanced!


    Espressamente provides an awesome coffee experience that definitely gives your day a boost. If you are craving for excellent coffee, a stylish and comfortable environment and fabulous food, do consider Espressamente. With its relaxed ambiance and wholesome and filling fare, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and catch up with the soul of the city at Espressamente!

     

    Rating: 6.5/10

     

    Address:

    Espressmanente illy @ Bangsar Village 1
    Lot F12 &amp; F13A, First Floor
    Bangsar Village 1
    Bangsar Baru.
    Tel: 03 2287 7078
    Fax: 03 2287 9078

    Espressamente illy @ Pavilion KL
    Lot 10.00.03
    Jalan Bukit Bintang
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03 2141 0028
    Fax: 03 2141 5068

    Website: http://www.espressamenteilly.com.my


    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- Espressamente illy @ Bangsar Village I

     

  • The Huckleberry Cafe (TIMES Bookstore) @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

    For the sweet tooth, book lovers and coffee lovers!! A place for you to hang around here! The Huckleberry Cafe in TiMES Bookstore! And yes, again... it's Bangsar. Probably my last post for Bangsar for now.....

     

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    The Huckleberry Cafe (TIMES Bookstore) @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
    The cafe tucked cozily inside Times Bookstore at Bangsar Shopping Centre.

     

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    Guinness Chocolate Cake @ RM 9.00 per slice

    Moist chocolate stout cake topped with cream cheese. A cake with an intense flavour of rich and bitter origins without overpowering your tastebuds.

     

    Hummingbird Cake (Middle) @ RM 9.00 per slice
    Two layered cake filled with chopped pecans, crushed pineapples and mashed bananas- Simple delicious!

    Whoopie Pie @ RM 4.00 per piece

    Two delectable chocolate mounds of sponge cake sandwiching thick butter cream fillings. Available in four flavours- vanilla, coffee, peanut butter and salted caramel. And, more flavours to come. Pleasing!

     

     

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    Cappuccino @ RM 7.00
    Hot Mocha @ RM 8.00

    A perfect cuppa to go along with those yummy cakes and a book perhaps?

     

    The Huckleberry cafe, a cozy cafe to sit back and relax over coffee or tea and cakes or a selection of light savory snacks.

     

    Address:

    The Huckleberry Cafe
    c/o TIMES Bookstore
    Lot S1 &amp; S1A, Level 2,
    Bangsar Shopping Centre
    Tel/Fax: +603- 2095 1606

     

    For more photos:

    Lushia's Food Blog- The Huckleberry Cafe (TIMES Bookstore) @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

     

  • 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 &amp; 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


  • 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.


                                         Plan B @ Bangsar Village I, Kuala Lumpur

       

    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 &amp; 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