Monday, August 8, 2016

Botanica + Co, Bangsar South

Botanica + Co, a newly bloomed restaurant in Bangsar South
situated in the center of high rise buildings 
this place definitely offers a sweet "nature" escape

 Ficus trees, palms and various greens 
makes this place a nice hang out venue
comfortable yet classy
simplicity rules

Food portion is quite huge for Asians actually
which is good!
Food is above average though!

1. The Bo+Co Rotisserie Chicken (RM36)

Half roasted chicken with baked potatoes
with ratatouille 

The Bo+Co Roast Chicken (RM36)

2. Chicken Parmigiana (RM30)

Chicken breast with tomato sauce
with salad and baked potatoes

Chicken Parmigiana RM30

 3. Sticky Date Pudding (RM16)

Honestly this is a bit disappointing though
Sauce is tip top, really nice
but then sticky date pudding is a bit at the hard side

Sticky Date Pudding (RM16)

My Rating :

Food : 3.5 / 5
Price : 3.5 / 5
Ambience : 4.5 / 5
Hospitality : 5 / 5

Visit their website for full menu : Botanica + Co

Botanica + Co
The Vertical
Bangsar South City
No 8, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours :

Mon - Thurs : 1130am - 10pm
Fri, eve of public holiday : 1130am - 12m
Sat : 930am - 12am
Sun and Public Holidays : 930am - 10pm

Parking : Basement car park

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guide to Sasaran 天空之镜 - Salt Flat in Malaysia

Guide to what I called the Salt Flat in Malaysia!
more well known as 天空之镜

I'm sure a horde of you people have seen this being advertised on facebook
and yeap, we knew this place through facebook as well

still wondering where is it?

It's in a small town called Sasaran, Selangor
situated approximately 1 hour away from KL
or 40 minutes away from Sekinchan

You don't get to see this phenomenon every day
Apparently it only happens 4-5days per month 
(or more depending on the tide)
Only on the right day where the sea level is not too high or low
you'll get your mirror effect photos

Once you reach Sasaran
you'll have to take a 45minutes boat ride out to the Straits of Malacca
to reach this heavenly piece of land =)

According to the tour guide
boat trips have been fully booked until December 2016
due to the sudden surge of demand to this place
however, it is advisable to contact the person in charge
as some days they can accommodate a few more tourists

Price : RM65.00 per pax 
(include free flow ICED water, nasi lemak lunch, junk food)
Minimum : 15pax
Maximum : 25pax
(again, do ask whether they can take less than 15pax, as some days they can do it for you!)

Duration : 9am - 2pm


Here's the Guide of How To Book a Tour to this place
and Details of Tour :

1. Book your tour

My friend contacted them via 天空之镜 Facebook
But here's the name card we got after the tour
Huat is the father aka the boat owner
Calvin is the son cum tour guide
Both of them are very friendly and helpful

2. Drive to Sasaran

We took around 50 minutes to 1 hour from PJ
Smooth drive, no traffic
(direction : use Waze)

You have to arrive Sasaran around 8am
punctuality is utmost important 
If you are late, the sea level changes with time
you'll probably miss the perfect mirror effect photography timing

But don't worry
the tour guide is more anxious than you
he'll make sure you arrive on time =P
(yeap, I'm talking about multiple calls to make sure you arrive on time)

3. Meet the Tour Guide

We parked our car just beside the jetty
and boat trip begins!

Jetty location : guided by the tour guide via car
inside a chinese village


Yeap this is the right boat!
4. Boat Trip to Destination

Darren, a young tour guide briefed us on the flora and fauna in that area
(yeap he did, didn't expect this though)
and told us stories about this area
He is quite funny actually =P

....45 minutes later...
We arrived!!
Thank god the sun was up!

You'll have to walk a short 5 steps distance to the sand area
and the depth is at your knee level
(and no it was not as deep as that if you noticed the light blue shirt uncle)

So it will be nice if you wear something above knee level
long dresses your own risk =P

5. Free and Easy Photo Taking Session

We were given 2 hours to walk around that area
our tour guide Calvin has been really helpful
gave us tips on how to pose
helped us to take loads of photos!

There was a photographer around as well
with the ultra pro camera
helping everyone to take group photos
(you can get your photos from the facebook after the trip, very efficient)

Tips to get nice photos :

1. Wear colourful attire
2. Use props (Tour guide actually prepared props for us!)
3. Stand on somewhere with a thin layer of sea water
4. Find somewhere with cloud (reflection will be a lot nicer)
5. Space out, if you are taking group photos

Hair flippin'!

Colourful props are important! (well maybe should stand somewhere without people behind)

Hexagon on point!

The photographer I was talking about : YM Lim (facebook name)

Our helpful tour guide! Calvin Hoo (facebook name)
REMEMBER to use sunblock
trust me, you need it.
It was so hot and sunny
I burnt my skin so badly!

Worry about the weather?
No problem, ask your tour guide, they'll check it for you =)

Feel free to ask me any questions 
or better still you can personal message them directly!
(links as below)

Photos that I took : 天空之镜
(with Olympus OMD-EM5 iAuto setting)

Tour Guide : Calvin Hoo

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

♨ The Fat Fish, Mont Kiara

Whether or not you like japanese food
sashimi is undeniably an incredible beautiful food
for someone that crave for sashimi all the time

The Fat Fish @ Mont Kiara 
is the right place to go
I promise you an over-satisfied palate experience here

The Menu

Fresh seafood display

Fresh salmon cuts

and drinks

We didn't book so we waited for almost 40 minutes to get a seat
initially was quite frustrated as they promised us a seat in 30 minutes
but every empty slot after we arrived
is reserved for those who has booked earlier

so guys, the moral of the story is
it is really important

But anyway, we were given an extra table after a long wait
and immediately after the food arrived
we are all happy

the food is too good 
ineffably toothsome dish

Sashimi Cuts (Apprx RM18)

look at our food!
damn those delicate textures
vivid colours
extraordinary fresh chunks of sashimi
it is indefinable

Barachi Rashi RM25

Salmon Don RM18

and if you are not a fans of raw fishes
here's something cooked , for you to try

Garlic Cream with Smoked Salmon RM20

I'm very happy with the food 
and I'll definitely be back again!

The Fat Fish
No 15-05 Shoplex Mont Kiara
Mont Kiara
50480 KL
Tel : (+6)013 261 3777

Opening Hours : Tues - Sun 1130am - 10pm
(closed on Mondays)

Parking : Paid parking area available in front of restaurant
Fb : The Fat Fish


Sunday, May 1, 2016

♨ Foo Foo Fine Desserts, TTDI

It's amazing how instagram brought me to all these places
Foo Foo Fine Desserts, TTDI
one of my instagram surfing's haul

Its an exceedingly unique place
situated just above Cutter & Tailor (next to Public Bank)
with a fusion deco of minimalist x 1960's aura

Foo Foo entrance

Once we stepped into the restaurant
we were welcomed by a group of men in black tees
all looking good
such a sight haha!
me and my bff - Sabrina squealed a little when we enter the restaurant
well, where else you can get
"a bunch of good looking guys that serve good desserts" 

Them, playing Cards Against Humanity

Further into the restaurant
more sightly feast to our eyes!
love the simplicity / classic vibe given off by Foo Foo!

Flimsy looking lazy chairs

menu at it's best!
Ice creams served here are all home-made with natural ingredients 

and of course
the desserts we ordered
*drum roll*

1. Poached pear with rose petal ice cream (RM29)
Masala spiced red wine poached pear with rose petal ice cream plus walnut tuile

Poached Pear with Rose Petal Ice Cream (RM29)
 I personally like the rose petal ice cream a lot
at first I thought it will taste like normal rose syrup
but it is not!
So much more fragrant =)

but I guess its an acquired taste for my friends as they were not sure whether they like it or not
I would say it tasted really unique though


2. Passionfruit Pavlova (RM23)
Passion Pavlova with Lime Chantilly

Passion Pavlova (RM23)

Must try! 
I repeat : MUST TRY!
Unlike other pavlova
Foo Foo's Pavlova is specially made crusty outside and very soft & cottony inside!
and the best part is
they mixed white and brown sugar in making this so it won't turn out to be too sweet
good job Foo Foo!
I used to go Alexis for their Pavlova but guess what?
I found my new fave place now!


3. Bombe Alaska (RM25)
Lemon grass ice cream covered with meringue + alcohol

Bombe Alaska (RM25)
when we looked through the menu together with one of the co-founder
he mentioned this may be a bit too heavy for us
but we still order it!
I have to say, the lemon grass ice cream is damn good
(May be bias as I'm a lemon grass fans)
but for those that don't like alcohol in desserts
this may be not suitable for you =P
but worth the try though!

Other recommendations :
1. Cripsy Profiteroles with Salted Caramel Coffee Ice Cream
2. Strawberry Tart with Balsamic Vinegar Ice Cream
3. Mango Lychee Ice Cream slice with Fruit Salsa

Reminder :
If you are there to try their Almond Brioche with home-made ice cream as advertised in various instagram accounts
mind that they have changed their menu and it is no longer in it!

Dessers love me, I love desserts too!

My humble ratings :
Food : 4.5 / 5
Price : 4 / 5
Ambience : 5 / 5
Service : 5 / 5
(they are so friendly!!)

1st floor - Foo Foo

Foo Foo Fine Desserts
64A, 1st Floor,
Jln Burhanuddin Helmi,

Opening Hours : 3pm - 11pm (weekdays)
                            2pm - 11pm (weekends)

Closed on Wednesday
Parking : might be challenging to find parking during the day
but ample of parking after working hours

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

BLVD House, Naza Tower KL Review

Introducing a new restaurant that I picked up 
during Instagram surfing (again lol)
situated in a freshly built spot in the heart of KL
near to KLCC (within walking distance)

the BLVD House
at the base of Naza Tower
Platinum Park KL

I love the interior + exterior design of this restaurant
the beauty of simplicity 
plus a hint of classy touch
truly inspired me to design my own house this way in the future!

View from outside
for group dining

Bar area

even the sky juice served is artsier than me!

our tea-time bites
Mexicana Chicken Sausage Flatbread Pizza (RM35)
the crust was well done
and the pizza was really loaded with pulled chicken and sausages

Mexicana Chicken Sausage (RM35)

and the dessert 
Lemon Tart with Honey Mascarpone Cheese (RM20)

I have to say though
this is a strong sour-ish + tangy tasting tart
good for sharing =)

Lemon Tart & Honey Mascarpone Cheese (RM20)

and their staffs know how to take nice photos like this!
2 of the waiters were really all out in helping us to take photos
one in front
one from the side
Hercules thumbs up to both of you!

will be back to try their Tofu Cheesecake which was not available during my visit =(

My Ratings :

Food :  3.5 / 5
Price : 4 / 5
Hospitality : 4.5 / 5
Ambience : 4.5 / 5 
(good place to impress girls!)

BLVD House
Naza Tower
Platinum Park
No 11 Persiaran KLCC
Kuala Lumpur.
(*currently CASH only)

Tel : +6(03) 2630 9999

Opening Hours :
12noon - 12midnight (daily)

Parking :
Free parking at basement (currently)

Instagram  (@blvdhouse)