Yas to Rainbow Bagels

Yas to Rainbow Bagels

One of my food goals is to taste all things rainbow-inspired, like the infamous rainbow bagels in New York. But since I can’t afford to go there, I think the food gods heard my wish and has granted me, Bowery Petit‘s Rainbow Bagels. Yes, these rainbow bagels are probably full of colouring but, we got to treat ourselves to our guilty pleasures yes?

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Eat the Meringue in Sitka Restaurant

You have to try the Meringue cake from Sitka Restaurant. Jalan Batai is getting more attention lately thanks to the newly opened Ben’s Grocer but today it’ll be about Sitka Restaurant, one of the shops along the Yellow Brick Road Cafe. Heard good things about it from some friends and finally had a chance to try it out with the beau for lunch after my recent job interview (Which is now my permanent job!).

Sitka Restaurant
Source: Sitka Restaurant
Sitka Restaurant
Source: Sitka Restaurant

It has a cozy interior with its industrial-inspired architecture which is cliche because almost all cafes are going for this look. But when it’s crowded, most of its coziness is gone with the noise.sitka restaurant

Have some Mocha (RM11) and some house-made Mango cooler drink (RM10) to quench your thirst.
sitka restaurant
Lunch is served!
buttermilk fried chicken sitka restaurant
I ordered the buttermilk Fried Chicken (RM23) which comes 2 pieces of chicken topped with honey and thyme with a piece of waffle and half a cob of roasted corn. It smelled so good and the skin is the best because it’s crispy and I love my skins to be that way!
However, when I cut into the chicken, it was still a little raw inside so naturally you will call the waiter to get it cooked again right? I did and the waiter said oh it’s cooked already because the chicken has been soaked in a brine, he gave me a face of frustration and said if you want the chef to cook it again it will take 15 minutes and the chicken will be dry.
Because I’m nice and I felt his urge to leave since it was a busy lunch hour, I just let it go. But recently someone told me that their chicken was not raw inside when they had the Buttermilk Chicken. Oh well, at least I didn’t get any tummy ache from eating slightly raw chicken.
It was juicy inside but my brain keeps replaying Gordon Ramsay’s ‘This is raw!’ throw into the bin scenario as I was eating. The corn was cooked well and so is the waffle but for the price I am paying, I expect them to be more generous with those elements.
sitka restaurant
The beau had the Duck Confit sandwich which had teared up pieces of duck confit, roasted oranges, parsnip and herbs scattered on a toasted bread. The combination of the duck and orange is a winning combo as usual! Just the portion is not enough for a big eater that’s for sure.
meringue cake sitka restaurant
This Meringue (RM15) cake was one of the best cakes I’ve had in a long time! Described as Valrhona Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries, every bite was decadent! Its chocolaty and not too sweet too thanks to the tartness of the berries. Slight crispiness from the meringue layers just adds more fun to the party in my mouth! I will come back for this cake!!!

KL rates:
Food- 8/10 (Only because of the buttermilk chicken and meringue)
Price- Steep, about RM18 above
Service- 5/10
Variety- 5/10
 
 
Address:
No. 8-5, Jalan Batai
Kuala Lumpur

A late birthday roundup (Three restaurants)

Here’s my birthday roundup last year because we’re already in 2015. I didn’t make any resolutions last year and usually people would be reflecting on their 2014 and what not but I’m going against the current.

I did an early celebration together with the familia to celebrate my dad’s birthday and mine. The beau treated the family to a Japanese A la carte Buffet at Mitasu Japanese Restaurant, Central Plaza. He’s officially a senior citizen so he can take advantage of the privileges like how he was able to get the Senior Citizen rate for his meal! 😛

Mi familia! 🙂

 

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- About RM56 per person for Lunch
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

Wrong move for us for taking the lunch buffet because I think they were being stingy with certain items on the menu, especially the Butter Fish sashimi. The few times we ordered about 12 pieces, they only brought 6 pieces out. I think dinner would be a better option.

For more information, check out their Facebook.

Address:
B-01 , Central Plaza , No.34, 
Jalan Sultan Ismail , 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Holidays & Weekends:
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Then, on my birthday, the beau and I had dinner at The Red Herring for some simple homey French food with a local touch, as the chef is Malaysian.

Casual OOTD wearing Dimia Top from Doublewoot, Red Shoulder Bag from Zara, Paisley shorts from G2 and Gold sandals from Ipanema.

 

We ordered the Salmon Pate (RM15.90) as a starter. The warm bread was crisp on the outside and soft inside which tastes delish with the cool pate, filled with generous amount of salmon flesh with little seasoning to let the salmon flavour be the star.

 

My favourite dish was the Pork Chops (RM32.90) and we think it’s the best dish as well! Marinated in wine and garlic, the chops were flavourful and seared to perfection because it was still juicy on the inside! I’ll come back for this for sure!

 

The beau had the Bouef Bourguignon (RM48.90) which is beef chunks braised in red wine served with a side of mash potatoes. This was a bit bland and the beef was not as tender as it’s suppose to.

 

There was only one dessert on the menu which is the Tarte Tartin (RM12), a traditional apple tart. It was too tarty for me and the crust was lumpy because of the apple juices.

 

We suggest to have it with ice-cream to balance out the tartness, which you can add on for about RM3 if I’m not mistaken. It was way nicer and easier to eat with ice-cream.

 

KL rates:
Food- 8/10
Price- Average, about RM15 above
Service- 7/10 
Variety- 6/10


For more information, check out their Facebook or drop them an email at theredherringkl@gmail.com .

Address:
M-1-16 Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Kuala Lumpur.
 
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lastly, the girls planned a surprise brunch at Acme Bar and Coffee and that time the restaurant was decked in pretty Christmas decor with a festive menu to boot!

I can’t help it, I love chai latte. Topped with loads of cream, it’s even better!

 

I had the Baked Eggs which was ok, I just wish the portion is bigger and there’ll be more veges underneath the eggs.

 

The beau had some seafood fettucini which had some curry flavour but it was a little bland too.

 

Spoiled Rainbow fruit cake anyone? The cake smelled and tasted weird and I know we should have complained but we were too disappointed to care. I guess the cake spoiled as it was not kept in a fridge.

 

I guess we’re not going back there anymore for meals because it’s just not worth it. Environment-wise, it is great but if only the food quality is on par.

 

Anyway, I’m grateful to have this bunch of crazies as my best friends who knows that I have a blackhole for a stomach.

 

♥♥♥
KL rates:
Food- 4/10
Price- About RM18 above for meals
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

More info on their website or drop them an email at mailbox@acmebarcoffee.com .

Address:
Ground Floor at The Troika, 
Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat:
9:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
9:30 am – 12:00 am

 

Look at the Three Little Birds!

Ok there was no birds but everyone has either heard about or has been to Three Little Birds Coffee. Whether it’s their second outpost in Desa Park City or their first with Artisan Roastery right beside it and, can I say it’s one of the nicest cafe I have ever been to? I finally had an opportunity to visit the cafe after a random message from an old friend, Jeradyne who wants to scout the cafe as well so Samantha joined along too as we drive all the way to Sentul.

It was dark and cloudy when we arrived so we seek refuge under the shade. Better to be shaded since it’s always the monsoon season at the end of the year or else we would have been able to chill at the Aviary. It was a weekday so it was not crowded and it was actually peaceful. A great place and time to catch up. 🙂

First things first, we were starving after the long drive so we ordered a few different dishes to share among ourselves. We went for the lunch set promo which let us pick between coffee or tea.

My Red Tea, which I think is Rooibos tea and I love it! It was refreshing even on a hot/ rainy day. Rooibos tea is like Teh Tarik without the condensed milk. The rest was not a fan of it because of the strong scent.

We didn’t expect the food to arrive in this fashion. For the Chicken pasta (Top left), I think it would be easier for people to eat if they just arrange it onto a plate. But other than that, that dish was a bit cold, the chicken and sweet potato fries was a bit soggy too. It would have tasted better if it was served hot and fresh but taste wise, the sauce was alright,I’m guessing that they sourced their dishes from suppliers because the availability for certain dishes are varied at different timings.
The Lasagna (Top right) is pretty good but the portion is a little small. It has a generous amount of minced beef and pasta sheets to fill up one stomach.
We got the Chicken sandwich too which I think is from Tommy Le Baker. Wish there was more filling and the bread to be a little softer.
The girls like their flat white because they can actually taste and feel the coffee kick that is not too empowering.

If my memory serves me right, this is called Chocolate cherry cake? One of their bestsellers and may I add, one of the yummiest chocolate cakes I have ever had? Moist, chocolaty with little tinge of bittersweetness from the cocoa or espresso powder, I presume and not overwhelmingly sweet. 

Hojo Darjeeling Tea Chiffon Cake. I. LOVE. THIS! It’s so soft and fluffy. The subtle taste of the tea with light frosting, is what makes this simple cake so good! It’s the perfect cake for people who loves tea or wants a cake that’s just touching the borderline of sweet. I would call it a healthy cake! 😛
KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- Typical cafe pricing
Service- 6/10 
Variety- 7/10
So from here on, the shots will be from Jeradyne! Where you can see, how photographer actually takes nice pictures and see how my not so pro pictures fare with hers. 🙂

Pretending that she’s not taking a picture. 

The last two shots are from me again. 😛
Jeradyne in her element! Do check out more of her awesome works here! 😀

BTS shot of Sam and her OOTD shoot.

I’m glad we did this! It was a good catch up and we didn’t really know Jeradyne back in high school and turns out we have some things in common. Thanks Jeradyne for initiating this scouting outing!

Random outings FTW! 🙂