Departure Lounge @ Damansara Utama

Departure Lounge is now my favourite coffee place.

Although pricey, their coffee is well worth it. My personal favourite would be their cafe latte (RM8.00). It comes with all sorts of coffee art – depending which barista is on duty.

The interior is nice and they have a rack of travel books for customers’ reading. If you’re planning to travel to any countries, you can head to Departure Lounge to read their travel books here while enjoying your coffee.

The drawback of this place is their food. It comes in very small portion at an expensive rate. Their all day breakfast is good but as mentioned, pricey and small (3 item breakfast costs RM8.90). If you’re planning to have mushrooms as part of your breakfast set, make sure you ask for fresh mushrooms. Canned mushrooms tasted horrible.

There are two outlets namely in Damansara Utama (Uptown) and Solaris Mont Kiara

10, Jalan SS21/39,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya
(Off Sunday)


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10, Jalan Solaris 4,
Solaris Mont’ Kiara,
Kuala Lumpur
(Off Tuesday)

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Operating Hours
08:00 – 19:00
Wed – Sat:
08:00 – 19:00
08:00 – 17:00

Snowflake – Taiwanese Dessert Secret 雪花栈 @ SS15, Subang

I wish this place existed when I studied in Taylor’s College. This place serves awesome desserts and only desserts.

Its located on the 2nd floor of a shop house facing Asia Cafe. It’s a small shop and usually pack with people. Quite difficult to get a spot.

Queue to order is pretty long usually. However, meals are not served on the spot. A customer will be given an ‘UFO’.

It will beep when the meal is ready 😀

My personal favourite would be the “Best Seller” (Shaven ice + Grass Jelly + Grass Jelly Ice + Taroballs + Creamer) (RM6)

The orange colour stuff is called taroballs. They’re great! Chewy with tinge of yam/sweet potato in it 😀

Opening hours
Sunday – Thursday: 1pm to 10am
Friday and Saturday: 1pm to 12am

No.61A, First Floor, (Directly opposite Asia Cafe, few shops away from Starbucks)
Jalan SS15/8A,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Tel: 017-623 8966

Restauran Gou Lou @ Uptown, Damansara

Restauran Gou Lou is a new restaurant in Damansara Uptown. It claims that they are famous for fish head noodles and tom yam seafood.

I’ve been writing a food guide on Damansara Uptown. Restauran Gou Lou was next on my list.

I was there with A for late dinner. She had been there once and she said that their Tom Yam seafood is awesome.

However, I’m not a big fan of tom yam hence I ordered their Fish Head Noodles.

While waiting for my food, I took some pictures of the place.

I must say, the place is quite badly designed. The ceramic walls reminds me of a toilet. Heh

Then the food came. Big bowl of white goodness! Fish meat was abundant albeit a little bit soft inside.

Overall, the noodles tasted were fine. However, I think that the Fish Head Noodles at Win Soon @ Kuchai Lama is much better.


73, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya

Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea @ Imbi Market

For the past few years, I read numerous articles about Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea (阿荣哥海南茶档) – on how great the place is. So last Monday, I made a trip to Ah Weng Koh for breakfast. My usual breakfast Yut Kee is closed on Monday hence it gave me an opportunity to explore other kopitiams.

Finding the place was a task. I’ve no idea where Imbi Market is and my Google Map wasn’t of much help. After going round and round for half an hour, I found the bloody market – only to find it is closed. NIAMAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

After complaining on Facebook, someone told me that Monday is usually a day off for Hainanese.

Not wanting to give up, I made another trip to Ah Weng Koh for breakfast on the next day. It was open!

Ah Weng Koh is actually a small hawker stall which shares a common area with other stalls. Finding a place to sit was quite easy. I found a spot right in front of the stall.

I ordered Hainanese coffee, toasted bread and half boiled eggs.

Coffee came in a big mug. Very aromatic and not too sweet.

My toasted polo buns – slapped with a generous amount of kaya and also a cold slice of butter. Very tasty but fattening. The outer layer was crunchy whereas the inner layer was soft!

Next contender! Half boiled eggs in a stainless steal mug with hot water inside! Had to wait for a while for my half boiled eggs to get cooked!

It was a little bit difficult to eat the half boiled egg as the heat of the egg was burning my fingers. It tasted too as well, comparable with my other favourite half boiled egg places namely Yut Kee, Pappa Rich and Village Park.

The only downside off this place is the heat. Ventilation is poor and there is no fan to cool you down. I was sweating like a pig there.

Imbi Market is just a few metres away from Pasar Rakyat. Parking space is ample. You may park by the roadside or pay RM2 for private parking.


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Mandarin Grill and MO Bar @ Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Timothy Tiah, as usual, was feeling generous and decided to treat me and a few of us for dinner @ Mandarin Grill and MO Bar @ Mandarian Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.

Mandarin Grill is a new dining venue of Mandarin Oriental. It serves a variety of Western and and local dishes. So western till you have guai lou chefs cooking for you.

The service was excellent. From time to time, we had free food on our table – complements from the chef.

I’m not a food connoisseurs and thus I am not able to describe how good was the food. Nevertheless, I will try to describe the food ahbeng Old Klang Road 58200 style!

I ordered the 1824 Australian grain-fed, 120-day-aged 25o-gram tenderloin which costs around RM100++ pursuant to the recommendation of EatDrinkKL.

I get to choose a knife of my choice!

I wonder what does 120-day aged means, does that mean that the cow lived 120 days before it got slaughtered or it was slaughtered 120 days ago? Well, if it died 120 days ago or not, the steak was tender and awesome!

Even the salt was out of the ordinary. It had 3 types of flavour – vanilla, wasabi and durian. I’m just kidding. I can’t remember what they were.

The most expensive steak on the menu was the Master Wahyu steak. It was around RM500++ \(*O*)/ I can eat Pappa Rich for more than a month!

Interior was nice. The hot chick in the photo made it nicer!

fourfeetnine had the Wagyu beef burger Rossini. It is topped with foie gras, porcini mushrooms & truffle mayo. Check out how the french fries were stacked! Ada styleeeeeeeeee!

Tim and 4feet9

For dessert, we had their Hazelnut Crème Brulée (my favourite!) and Mango Cheesecake. Hazelnut Crème Brulée was topped with blueberries and sorbet. However, the Crème Brulée looked like dried hardened curry to me. However, it tasted awessooome!

Mango Cheese Cake on the other hand was so-so.

The bill came up to RM1200++ for 6 of us. Timothy‘s wallet bleed badly. RM132 came from our gold-filtered-nuclear-powered water. fourfeetninesaid it must have came from an extinct mountain.

Nevertheless, I had a great time there. Looking forward to go there again on company’s expenses!! hohohohoho!

Those with a fat wallet who are interested to go, you may call +6(03) 2179 8960 to make a reservation. The dresscode is smart casual. T-shirt and jeans are acceptable. As a tip, order a drink if you don’t want to pay RM132 for water.

Nanyang Rich @ Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

Nanyang Rich is a newly established Chinese coffeeshop located at Old Klang Road. The name Nanyang Rich is very similar with Pappa Rich, a well known chain of Chinese Coffeeshop in the Klang Valley.

The logo is somehow very similar as well to Pappa Rich’s logo. Both also got man sipping something.

Some people asked me whether I am an ambassador of Pappa Rich due to my constant tweets about them. No, I am not their official ambassador but I would love to have them as my client!

Anyway, I made a trip to Nanyang Rich to try out their stuff. Initially I was reluctant to go. I drove pass the place couple of times and the place doesn’t seem to have any customers.

With no customers = no consumption of raw materials = leftover stocks = possible stale stock = possible food poisoning.

Notwithstanding the risk of ‘bombing’ the toilet bowl whole day, I braved to Nanyang Rich for breakfast.

The interior is quite similar with Pappa Rich. The only thing that lacked was customers. I was the only customer there!

Immediately after settling down, a waiter came up to me and said, “Remember me? I used to work in Pappa Rich!”. -_-

He then said, “your usual right? steamed bread, coffee and half boiled eggs?”. I was impressed!

The selection of food and beverages are quite similar with Pappa Rich. In fact, my steamed bread, coffee and half boiled eggs tasted quite similar to the ones at Pappa Rich. Nanyang Rich is like a cheaper version of Pappa Rich!

Then now comes the issue whether Pappa Rich can successfully sue Nanyang Rich for passing off and copyright infringement. I am not sure whether Pappa Rich has initiated any action against Nanyang Rich but I think if they did they would have a high chance of success. Although Nanyang Rich may rely on the case of McDonalds v McCurry case, I am of the view that the case is distinguishable.


In the Court of Appeal judgement of McDonalds v McCurry case, it was stated that, among others, McDonalds and McCurry serve different type of food and the type of customers patronising them are different from each other. In the present case, Pappa Rich and Nanyang Rich serve the same type of food and their potential customers seem to be the same. It would be interesting to see a legal action in this case.

However, with the amount of customers at Nanyang Rich, I am afraid that they will die a natural death before Pappa Rich can do anything.


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No99, Batu 3,
Jalan Klang Lama
58000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-79800729
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun:07:00 – 00:00
Facebook Fan Page:!/pages/Kuala-Lumpur-Malaysia/Nanyang-Rich/306910144848

Chong Kok Kopitiam @ Klang

When I was tasked to attend Court in Klang, my first query was ‘where to have breakfast?’.

My colleague recommended me to this place by the name ‘Chong Kok Kopitiam’, which is just a stone throw away from Klang Sessions and Magistrate Court.

Speaking about the Klang Sessions and Magistrate Courts, it is located on top of a hill. Parking along the hill is limited and if you’re late, you have to park at the foothill and hike up. I was late and had to hike up the hill. I was cursing, ‘cheeebyee why did they build a Court up a hill!!!!’.

However, the Court was quite interesting. It was built in the 1960s and it doesn’t seem to have changed much from then. It was like walking into a museum. Further, the walk down the hill was really pleasant as I could see a panoramic view of Klang from the top.

Anyway, back to Chong Kok Kopitiam, I had my usual breakfast set, coffee, half boiled eggs, steamed bread and also tried out their sotong (cuttlefish) nasi lemak.

Steamed brad and nasi lemak were highly recommended by some bloggers.

Their coffee was really nice. Thick and aromatic with a fair amount of condensed milk. Stir condensed milk to set the level of sweetness.

However, their famed steamed bread was a bit overrated. It’s not soft and it tasted a bit gingerly. Pappa Rich beats them hands down.

As for their nasi lemak, it was a little bit too spicy for me. The way it was served was a little bit unhygienic as well. It had flies all over the store and the lady uses her bare hands to serve the side dishes.

Overall, if its not for the atmosphere and coffee, I would rate this place lowly. However, its a good place to have breakfast if you’re in Klang Sessions and Magistrate Courts.

Also, be careful where you park. The bloody Klang Municipal Council workers are like ninjas. They summoned my car for illegal parking without me realising it!! Fml!!


No 5,
Jalan Stesen,
41000 Klang.
(opposite Klang KTM Station)

Wan Tan Mee @ Hung Kee Restaurant @ Jalan Loke Yew

I had to pick up a dress for a friend from a bridal shop along Jalan Loke Yew few months ago. When I arrived the dress wasn’t ready and the staff asked me to come back in 15 minutes. Instead of waiting in the shop, I decided to have lunch nearby. When I asked the staff for a good place to eat, they immediately recommended Restaurant Hung Kee.

Before going to the restaurant, I did some research on my Blackberry to read other bloggers’ recommendations. Most of them raved about it being very good. Hung Kee was no doubt my no. 1 option at that time.

According to a, the restaurant started in the mid 1960s. The interior of the restaurant does feel nostalgic.

Even the surroundings feel nostalgic. So many old people around somemore.

The restaurant consists of 2 shops – one of them is air conditioned.

A lady came to take my order and when I asked for recommendation, she said I can have a mixture of roast pork, chicken or duck and also mushroom chicken feet. I opted for the chicken feet.

My meal came up to RM7.50, quite expensive for a wan tan mee plus 2 pieces of chicken feet and mushrooms. The noodles was good but nothing to shout about. There was no orgasmic feel eating the blardi wan tan mee.


Satay Babi @ Plus plus Setapak Restaurant, Wangsa Maju

I must say the satay babi @ Plus plus Setapak Restaurant is bloody fking awesome.

Satay babi is basically barbecued pork served on wooden skewers and it is quite rare in Malaysia as satay, which is traditionally a Malay cuisine, is generally served in either beef or chicken. There is one shop nearby Jonker Street, Melaka that serves satay babi.

However, this satay babi is different. It comes with tender soft pieces of sweet barbecued pork. Mostly meat, I cant remember whether it has any layer of fats.

To complement the satay babi, 2 types of sauces are given namely black pepper sauce and also sourish chilli sauce. Notwithstanding these yummy sauces, the satay babi is nice on its own.

The stall that sells satay babi is a small stall mannered by an Indian man and a lady (presumably Indonesian). It is a small stall located outside Plus plus Setapak Restaurant and it doesn’t have any signage or trade name. The restaurant is just a stone throw away from Mad Monkeyz Climbing Gym. It’s a good place to eat after climbing 😀

No. 7, Jln Metro Wangsa,
53300 Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur


[Edit: October 2012: Unfortunately, Satay Babi @ Plus plus Setapak Restaurant is no longer operating anymore 🙁 )

Restauran Khalifah @ Seksyen 3, Shah Alam

Few years ago, fellow legal aid mate, Linn brought me to this place for breakfast. I could still remember that we were supposed to go to Shah Alam court but decided to have breakfast together. Linn highly recommended that I try their roti sardine. I must say it is one of the best I tried!

The roti is generously filled with sardine covered with a layer of crispy roti. I would usually devour the crispy roti before attacking the sardine.

Their dal curry is not the watery type of dal but a thick one. If you are lucky, you may get pieces of lamb in it!

The only part I dislike is the left over chillies. However, if you’re lucky, you may find the Hitler cat waiting by the side for your chillies.

He seems to like it.

Unfortunately, their coffee doesn’t taste good at all. Its always too sweet for me. The worker gets pissed if you complain so better personally see the drinks maker to sort out your drinks to avoid them adding ‘additional’ flavour.