Just got back from Vietnam and it was awesome!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

So I just got back home from Vietnam a few days ago. Was there was a short trip and it was actually my first time there.

Here are some photos I shared on Instagram.

Didnt expect the city to be as developed as this. Good stuff!

It’s a must to try out Vietnamese coffee when in Vietname. It was super concentrated and bold!

Went around to look at the buildings too! Found this elevator shaft to be quite interesting.

The cafes there are awesome too! Interior design is so nice!

Of course, the Pho was the best. I had it every day I was there lol.

For more photos, check out my Instagram

She Was Waiting For Her Bacon

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

The place was empty. She was probably the only one at the cafe if I didnt happen to be there.
She looked anxious with a hint of desperation. The gesture of glancing at her watch every now and then gave it out.

I wondered what she was waiting for. Could it be her friend? A client that she was supposed to meet? Or just her cup of coffee.

With the cup on the table, I can say that she definitely wasn’t waiting for her flatwhite. The laptop might just be a sign that she was waiting for her client.

All I could do was stare at her. I got more and more curious on why she was there alone.

1 minute.

2 minutes.

3 minutes…

10 minutes has passed.

The mystery was finally solved. She was waiting for her bacon.

The same bacon strips that were lying on my waffles beside my cup of flatwhite.

A closer look at the bacon that caused the girl to look anxious, alone in the cafe.

Standing Theory cafe is located along Jalan SS2/103.

The Morning After At The Morning After

Friday, August 7th, 2015

I serously forgot when I actually visited this place. But then I did come here the morning after I decided to visit The Morning After.

I went to the one at Jaya One.

My big breakfast kinda thing. RM20

Their long black is served on a little tray. Cute but kinda tasteless.

Mexican Baked Eggs. Not nice. RM17.

But lighting was good. So at least we get nice photos from this place.

I grabbed a map, went to Map’s & found meatballs!

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

So sometime back I joined Ryan and Leahteng for coffee and some food at one of my favourite cafe in Sunday, MAP’s.

Thats us! Posing for the camera.

Some fried egg with potato dish. Doesn’t look very nice to be honest. Heh.

Their coffee is really good. No doubt.

So good I had to pose with it a bit lol.

Pork meatballs!

So as a conclusion, it’s a great place for food like above, cos the serve pork!
It’s located just beside Sunway Pyramid, along the main road beside PETRON.

Architecture | Food | Coffee | Portrait. What’s your pick?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

When you are scrolling your Instagram feed, which one of these will get your double tap?

Architecture / structures?
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Food and all the yummy stuff?
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Creative portraiture?
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Or a photo of a cuppa?
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More of these on instagram.com/smashpop

The Birthday At Victoria Station

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Havent been blogging about outings like this for a loooooong time. So here’s a birthday dinner that took place monthssss ago. It was Jessy’s birthday.

ChaGang! We dinnered at Victoria Station near Damansara Heights.

Food!

Mixed platter. It was so good! Lamb, beef, chicken all in one set.

Cut cake sing song give present time!

Jessy wearing her birthday present.

Then we went for coffee at Coffea Coffee.

Sour Dough w Pulled Pork & Ice Cream Waffles

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Now if you are looking for good sour dough to pair it with juicy pulled pork, then you have to check out The Kitchen Table restaurant at Damansara Kim.

Had this when I went there for lunch a while back.

Oh I had coffee too. It was just Okay..

But if you are looking for tea infused ice cream with waffles, then check out Sunday Folks in Singapore!

It’s in Holland Village btw.

OK bye!

I tried Ippudo’s New Ramen & Chef’s Special and I went crazy!

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The next time you go to Bangsar, you should totally go try the new ramen and chef’s items for July. It was really awesome. Lemme show you guysssssss!

So I went there 2 weeks ago to try out these items below. As usual, the ramen and stuffs were really good, knowing Ippudo’s standard. Ok here we go.

Had this thing called ‘Marinated Cream Cheese with Crispy Seaweed’. The blocks of cream cheese were soft and quite salty, but after wrapping it using seaweed along with some wasabi, it tasted really good! Oh this thing costs RM21. To be honest, its quite expensive for the portion they prepared.

In case you want to order but not sure how to consume, this is how.

Then we had this Jumbo Ebi Tempura. It’s basically tempura but the prawns were huge. Crunchy and fresh. Easily a favourite option if I were to guess. RM38.

This was the gem of the night. It was soooooo good I kinda died instantly ahahahh. They call it ‘Ippudo Ocean Roll’. Basically its a combination of salmon, avocado, crabstick, seaweed and premium fish roe, served with teriyaki sauce. MUST TRY! Like REALLY! RM18.

The chef then came to talk to us about the new ramen.

Here it is! The star of the night; Tokushima Ramen.
Chicken and pork broth mixed together with dark soy sauce, served with straight noodles with pork belly, green onions and bamboo shoots. There’s also a raw egg on top, for us to mix it with the broth. It was so good I drank all of it. RM25++.

So anyway, if you wanna try these items, they are only available in Bangsar and Gardens outlets, from July 6th onwards. So yea. Go lah :D

They Went To Caffeinated Cabin Not For The Coffee, But Something Better.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Lets go back to when Caffeinated Cabin, a cafe near Jalan Gasing was opened last year around September. We went to check out the place and realised that it is not like any other. It is a very tiny one that occupies part of a bungalow.

It was so small we didn’t know how to even take photos of the place. So we started by snapping ourselves.

They serve really awesome food, like this one.

Good coffee too

But most importantly, we were not there for the food or coffee..

We were there for the companionship

We were there for the fun :D

Not Sure Where To Eat in KL? Then This Instagram Account Is For You.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

So it’s the weekends and friends are suggesting to have brunch. You got excited and say YES! Then you realised that you don’t know where to go for all these brunch food and not sure if some of them you heard of is worth trying.

What about lunch? Where to have lunch with your buddies?

If you have questions like this, why not check out instagram.com/smashpop ?

Food and cafes rated, with location tagged so you know if they are worth trying & addresses. Prices are included too. Here are some of the latest entries.

On @smashpop:
Sir Benedict: beef bacon, nicely done poached eggs, mushrooms & spinach on toast. Yumz! Lousy service tho. Minus point. RM20 #smashpoprates 6/10

On @smashpop:
Hire Katsu Curry Rice. Tender pork w savoury Japanese curry. Gd portion, yummy. Quiet n simple ambience. RM15 #smashpoprates 8.5/10

On @smashpop:
Ths bfast set has eggs, croissant, toasts, cabbage w bacon & salad. Simple yet hearty. RM8 only! Coffee nt included #smashpoprates 8/10

On @smashpop:
Pan seared chicken, capsicum, hashbrown & salad wrapped in chili flaked crepe. SO YUM! Must try. RM17 #smashpoprates 8.5/10

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