Taipei Update 1: Waffles, Sausages & DinTaiFung

Monday, March 30th, 2015

As you may already know, I recently was invited to Taipei to attend the launch of the Panasonic Lumix GF7 camera and I went with 4 other very famous Malaysians; Bangsarbabe, Alvin Chong, Eric Lim and Careen Tan. Since we took too many photos, it is impossible to fit everything in 1 blogpost. So this is part 1.

All photos were taken using the Panasonic Lumix GF7.

Took a group shot at KLIA2 before flying off. So good looking we all. Yumz.

When we arrived at Taoyuan airport, we spent like 30 minutes just to take photos with this background haha.

Arrived at about 3PM and then went to check in at the hotel. Panasonic got us rooms in Regent Hotel, Taipei. 5-star yo!

While everyone was settling in, I went for a short walk alone to see the surroundings of the hotel.

Before adjourning to dinner, Eric, Alvin and I went to try out this popular waffle cafe near the hotel. It was called ‘Melange Cafe’. Waffles are SUPER AWESOME. Photo taken using the 20mm f1.7 lens on the Lumix GF7.

The good people from Panasonic Malaysia took us to the first and original Din Tai Fung restaurant. Had so much good food omg!

After dinner, a few of us went for a walk around town to .. digest.. so that.. we can eat again at the night markets. LOL

So yea, the night ended with night market and drinks after that :D

Stay tuned for AMAZING TAIPEI stuff in the next post!

Open Doors, Grab Some Maps & Prepare To Meet The Curious Goat

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

So long long time ago, there was this lil girl who love drinking coffee.
People in town knew this about her and some good neighbours often share guides with her so she can find gems in the forest.
Be gems, I mean good cafes.

One day, a rabbit appeared outside her house and left her a note. It says:
‘Open Doors, Grab Some Maps & Prepare To Meet The Curious Goat’.

She went to the Doors Cafe in OUG and found a clue. ‘Grab a cake’, the clue says.

Since she has opened the doors, she need guidance to lead her to the Curious Goat.

So she went to Maps in Sunway. She was hungry.

She ordered this thing called ‘Porky Pancakes’ and it was the most delicious meal she ever had.

With the maps she got now, the clues led her to Damansara Perdana where the Curious Goat stays.

The End.

The Night At Calanthe Art Cafe, Melaka

Monday, March 9th, 2015

So since we were spending the weekend in Melaka, Philea resort really had nothing much to do at night. So we drove to town. Parked around Jonker Walk and found this cafe.

Apparently it is one of the more popular cafes in the area.

One word to describe the interior. MESSY. But in a nice way of course.

Some local coffee with milk. Quite a refreshing taste since we have always been drinking ‘western’ coffee in cafes.

Their famous curry laksa. In a claypot! It’s not the spicy type but very savoury and warm. LOVE IT.

Some random guy.

Greentea latte. Not nice. Dont order lol.

OK BYE

Pulp With The Bros

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

So one Sunday afternoon, we went for coffee at Pulp Bangsar.

Bam. Coffee in coffee cup in front of coffee beans.

Coffee for those who time travels.

Us.

Scones. yum.

Ate. Drank. Tapau.

Love Eggs? Then You’ve Got To Try These 2 Cafes in KL

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

So in the last few months, I have been to many cafes and most of them serve food with eggs in them. Among all, these 2 dishes I had were more memorable than the rest. Hence sharing here in case you’d like to try them out as well.

First one is The Good Batch in Uptown Damansara.
53, SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Nice ambience. A little dark inside, so for Instagrammers, be sure to pick a table or seat by the windows.

Coffee was good. Nuff said.

Hangover Mess. Has all the eggs, potato, bacon and hollaindaise sauce you can get on a plate. Portion is so big you can eat if for breakfast and lunch.

Next one is Yeast, in Bangsar.
24G JALAN TELAWI 2, BANGSAR
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One of the best Flat Whites Ive tried. Very strong. Milk does not take over the overall take.

They dont allow photography in the restaurant except your own food. This was a spy shot.

One of the breakfast options I had. I like how they cut the toasted bread into strips so we can dip them into the egg.

So there you go! Follow http://instagram.com/smashpop for more cafe recommendations!

Penang Laksa, Cendul & China House

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

So back in July a few of us decided to spend the weekend in Penang. So we drove up and first stop, ASAM LAKSA!

If you ask me, I would definitely recommend ‘Joo Hooi’, just stone throw away from Komtar.

Happy faces

Then it was time for coffee!

As usual, selfie and photos were taken when coffee and cakes were served.

Oh BTW this is China House.

The stuff we ordered.

Ribs & Cakes & Ribs & Cakes

Friday, January 30th, 2015

2 meetups and makan sessions back in June.

Dinner at Alexis Bangsar.

With the lovely lawyer couple

Then I had my first experience at Morganfield’s with these guys.

Morganfield’s serves really good ribs. Like REALLY GOOD OMG

ChaGang!

Here you go. The AWESOME RIBS!

Hey Jibby, You Have A Long Sausage

Monday, January 26th, 2015

So sometime back I went and check out Jibby & Co. A somewhat ‘atas’ cafe in a standalone building right at the entrance of Empire Subang.

Heard it’s a posh experience to be having breakfast there. Well, it’s true cos the food there is EXPENSIVE!

But I have to say, it’s a very nice place la.

As usual, I ordered flat white to go along with my big breakfast. Not too bad.

Looks awesome right? Taste good too. But I kinda spent RM40 here just for food and coffee.

The staff came and warned me for placing my coffee here.

Overall, it was a nice experience. If you have some extra bucks to spend, this is defnitely a place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Jibby & Co.
GK11, Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS 16/1, 47500, Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, Malaysia

Crab Factory & Antipodean

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

So many months back we decided to go try this new crab place in SS2 called Crab Factory.

We ordered 2 types of crabs, chicken wings, fries, sausages…

Hows the food? Let’s just say.. we wont come back again. lol

The crab.

I also visited Antipodean, which.. at the time.. just opened in Midvalley.

That is all. Have a great Friday, y’all!

#pOpcrap » LA/PA, Lorem Ipsum, Coffee Amo

Sunday, January 18th, 2015


Popcrap Sunday is basically highlights of my recent Instagrams. So here goes!

POPCRAP 1

Check out Coffee Amo in TTDI recently. Super quiet. Prolly cos it’s hidden at one corner on the first floor. Anyway, coffee is good and very insta-worthy.

POPCRAP 2

Another insta-worth cafe is Lorem Ipsum at Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar. Best to go during the day.

POPCRAP 3

Newest cafe at Jalan Telawi, Bangsar. Promise me you only come here for their coffee. If you come here for the food, Im sure you will walk out cursing. lol