The humble food cart of Loa Yau Kee Porridge (老友记) is parked in front of Soong Kee Beef Noodles. Despite being much smaller, Loa Yau Kee is not overshadowed and it’s just as popular. The uncle that manes the stall dishes out a fulfilling bowl of porridge as fast as he could with agility. I don’t know how old this stall has been around, but perhaps started out some 60 years ago in the same era as Soong Kee Beef Noodles. Continue reading
Soong Kee Beef noodles has been around for a long long time. Imagine my friend of almost 60 years old says that he’s been eating at Soong Kee since he was in high school. That’s at least 40 years there ! The modest shoplot is swarmed with dedicated patrons. Fortunately the turnover time is pretty fast you’ll just have to be patient to get your table. Remember to check out for more tables upstairs. Continue reading
Hammam Bistro in Publika offers exotic Moroccan and French cuisine that’s fit for a king. The bistro is very well hidden on level G4, located right next to Hammam Spa (or above Switch Cafe). Once you have located the bistro, it’s anything but discreet with its narrow, cavernous interior adorned with brilliant colors. Continue reading
Ola Korean BBQ Garden was recommended to me when I asked my Korean friend which is her favorite Korean restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara. It is a consensus among her and her Korean friends at least , that Ola is one of the best in the area. Continue reading
With name like “Little Korea” it’s pretty easy to conjure up images of classic Korean dishes like samgyetang and barbecue. Barbecue may be more or less similar in Korean restaurants, but depending on the way it’s cut, the taste and texture is highly variable and I did find one type of barbecue pork “dae pae samgeopsal” that has just become my favorite barbecue dish.
Every time we drive past Sae Ma Eul Korean BBQ restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara, it’s always brimming with people, to the extent that patrons are spilled over to the Korean cafe next door. During peak hours, the place is packed and the BBQ fires generate enough smoke to escape this semi-open outlet to create a light layer of smoky veil. Continue reading
Dining at Marini’s on 57 is an iconic experience where you indulge in Italian food prepped by Chef Marini while the shimmer from the Petronas Towers shines upon you. We were pampered right from the moment that we were received at the reception on the ground floor. The crew ushered us to the elevator and a sense of mystery bestowed upon us when two elevator changes were involved along the way. Continue reading
Eating Korean barbecue may not be the same again at Palsaik KoreanBBQ Restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara. “Palsaik” means “8 colors” in Korean and it focuses on color therapy whereby the nutritional values of food can be decoded by its color. And indeed 8 flavors of pork belly are available, with 8 kinds of marinades representing 8 different colors. Palsaik’s menu is really simple with three sets to choose from: Continue reading
Jeju Badang is a new Korean Restaurant in Solaris Mont Kiara that offers something different than the usual Korean BBQ. With the chef being from Jeju, local Jeju food is one of Jeju Badang’s main focus on top of seafood and sashimi.
I’ve passed LewisGene Espresso Cafe a few times in Solaris Mont Kiara and somehow always thought it’s a franchise cafe because of it’s name – but it’s not ! The moment we stepped in, we immediately loosened up in this cafe with personality. Continue reading