Podgy & The Banker is quaintly nestled in the Sri Hartamas neighborhood. The cafe’s name is the kind that will get your head to turn again just to recapture the name. Podgy & The Banker serves simple pastries, sandwiches and of course a variety of creative fuel – coffee. Continue reading
Niu Taste (牛道.串道), a Noodle and Grill Bar at St Mary Place that offers a fusion of Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, picking out favorites from all three cuisines. The beef noodles from Taiwanese cuisine, the “pho” from Vietnamese cuisine and the grilled from Japanese cuisine.
Kuriya (厨) Japanese restaurant in Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) is a little more posh than the usual Japanese restaurants. While it serves your typical ramen, soba and rice dishes, it combines some of the most lavish ingredients to create a luxurious dining experience. Wagyu BBQ roll + sea urchin, and double toro roll are fine examples.
Morganfield’s is an American casual dining restaurant. It’s not an American franchise but it has replicated the American dining experience in terms of atmosphere, the classic American dishes and the interior design. So well that you might just think you have been teleported to America for dinner. Continue reading
Food Panda is a recent online food delivery service that launched in Malaysia. I like the name Food Panda as it sounds like a relative of Kungfu Panda and it comes to the rescue when you are hungry. The perk is you get to enjoy good food at the comfort of your own home by lifting a few fingers without going anywhere. Continue reading
Last week, Cristallo Di Luna in Pacific Regency Hotel Suites launched an all new menu, comprising of western classics with a Malaysian twist in some of the dishes. The launch included a total of 18 delectable dishes and it was food galore time for me to try out what’s new and cooking, while enjoying the glimmering KL city at night from the 34 th floor. Continue reading
Buffet breakfast at Lemon Garden, Shagri-La Kuala Lumpur is one of the best in Kl and simply awesome. Not only is the spread fantastic, I thought a few items are not as commonly seen in a buffet breakfast. Continue reading
Shangrila Kuala Lumpur is a classic luxury hotel that is subtly lavish with the most affable staff, starting with the doorman, and through out our stay, be it receptionist or restaurant staff. The location is superb, right in the middle of KL city. Continue reading
We chanced up on Kin Kin Chili Pan Mee (建记辣椒板面) as we were randomly looking for food in KL after checking out from Shangri-La Hotel, thanks to our GPS . Apparently, it is famous in KL, judging by the amount of people at an off-peak hour at 2pm.
The noodles are a little different from the usual pan mee. They are rounder, drier and slightly chewier than the usual ones. The noodles are a tad dry on their own, but if you break the perfectly poached egg, let the yolk ooze in, together with the crunchy anchovies, flavorful minced pork, the pan mee is simply delectable in its original flavor.
Since it is a “chili pan mee restaurant”, the chili of course is the signature.
The chili is exceedingly spicy, two table spoons should be enough to give you the smokey, fiery flavor, full of chili essence.
The pan mee’s inseparable leafy vegetable comes in a separate bowl of egg drop soup.
The pork balls and fish balls are bite sized, and are good things to nibble on while waiting for the pan mee to arrive.
Pan mee noodles in the making.
The very busy pan mee work station – we waited for a good 15 minutes for a simple bowl of pan mee, but it’s worth it.
An entertaining excerpt from the wall.
The restaurant’s interior – the usual coffee-shop style.
The chili pan mee (RM6) at Kin Kin is slightly price-y for pan mee, but the poached egg adds value to the noodles given how flawless it is done, so I think the overall price is ok. Service is your typical coffee-shop service, which really means not too much service; just find your own place to sit and wait for the staff to bring your food. But it’s a the kind of place that people would have cravings for, so I will be back every now and then to enjoy a spicy kick.
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
Address: 6 Jalan Perubatan 4, Taman Pandan Indah, Pandan Indah, 56100 KL.
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun 8am – 7pm. Closed on Sundays.
Woo Lan (壶兰饭店), one of the oldest Chinese Restaurants in KL since Malaysia’s independence, located amidst the Indian neighborhood in Brickfields. Continue reading