Wednesday 17 August 2022

Makan vlog | The Coffee Academy, Yarl, Absolute Thai & Cafe Kleptokrat

Back with another makan vlog~

This time it's a compilation of the restaurants and cafes around Kuala Lumpur where I was dining at the past weeks. I tried drip coffee at The Coffee Academy. The quality of their coffee is amazing, they really got the skills! That day I tried the Colombia Exotic Jairo Arcila, the name wahlaowei. Anyways, it has a strong florally scent with moderate flavor which I like. I usually don't take black coffee without sugar but this is amazing on its own! Besides this, I think they also serve quite interesting options on their menu and I'm excited to go back and give a try. 

One interesting place I tried on my friends recommendation is an "authentic northern Sri Lankan cuisine" called Yarl in Bricksfield. We had the vegetarian (I think!) lunch set which is rice and four choice of dishes tho we added another small bowl of curry chicken. Of course I want my masala chai. Been craving for it! And oh, the apam is really interesting but pricey at RM5.50 per plate. Another time we went for Thai food (tom yum!) at Absolute Thai. That's why Malaysia be like a food haven, we have so many nice makan places! 

Finally in this video, I feature Cafe Kleptokrat, known for its aesthetic poolside dining. I ordered Lontong Kering Pakcik Alam which I think is so-so but the fried glass noodles is so good! For drinks I have Lychee in My Eyes which is milk + espresso + lychee, a newly launched item on their menu and cempedak cheese cake. These I enjoyed very muchy! IDKY but the combo works.


Thursday 4 August 2022

Malaysia 90s childhood snacks & cakes

 It started with some cravings for the old school buttercream cakes and then peanut cakes. Those were definitely incomparable to the desserts and cakes varieties we have today but somehow just bring back feelings of nostalgia.

I also find myself buying gula ketuk or ting ting candies when I see the uncle selling them at the night market. He doesn't come very often unfortunately and it's rare to find people selling them anymore. This time I got them from CHILDHOOD store in 1Utama but they do have several branches around Kuala Lumpur. Definitely check them out with your friends and older fams. I do think they will enjoy reliving the good ol' days. 

Also featured on this vlog is a pop up store called Happy Dumpy selling local Malaysia inspired merchandise.

Monday 1 August 2022

balik kampung (again!) vlog


Here's another balik kampung vlog~~

Sharing not just everything I ate but also the interesting places I went this time. Since durians are in season, of course we have to buy them! I brought the fam to Balik Pulau for that. While we were there we visited Saanen Dairy Goat Farm. The place is located at the smaller town in Balik Pulau and surrounded by rambutan & durian trees. I haven't been to a durian orchard in a long time and it's interesting to see how they have so many overhead nets to catch the falling durians. Some durians (IDK how!) are tied with a rope to prevent it from falling when they're ready.

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