This is probably the best Pho I’ve tried in KL

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Wassup people! Just sharing with you one of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and it’s none other that Pho Vietz!

They started off with just 1 outlet in Atria Shopping Mall, PJ. Now they have 3! The newest one just opened in Subang Empire Gallery.

Anyway, the one I’m featuring here is in Seri Petaling.

There! Looking at the shop also makes me drool over the Pho already. lol

This is how the interior looks like. Somehow they manage to capture people’s hearts with their yummy food and good prices. The Atria outlet always has a queue outside the shop. Amazing.

This is my FAVOURITEST! Beef Pho. Very flavourful soup, with lots of beansprouts. The portion is also very big. Lots of beef. This is by far the closest to the ones I tasted back in Vietnam. RM17.90

Banh Mi. Most popular street food in Vietnam. RM10.90

My 2nd favourite, spring roll & lemongrass chicken vermicelli. Very refreshing. Lots of chicken and spring roll. RM14.90

PHO VIETZ
2, Jln Radin Bagus 7,
Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur.

Wayne’s Cafe in Sri Petaling wants you to chew on crunchy roast pork while sipping coffee

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

So I happen to stumble upon (hmm.. sounds like a website name from 10 years ago) a new cafe that recently opened its doors to the Sri Petaling neighbourhood by the name ‘Wayne’s Cafe’.
It’s located among the new shoplots in the area and has quite a prominent signboard right at the door front.

I got to try out their food and to be honest, Wayne’s Cafe does more than just serving you cakes and coffee. They serve pork as well.

This is how it looks like on the outside. According to the lady boss, Wayne is actually the name of her son. (Now everybody say awwwwwwww)

The interior looks like a cafe right? RIGHT?
It is lah but then they serve a lot of proper food as well.

Come let me tell you about their coffee. They use Lavazza coffee beans. I havent really tasted good Lavazza coffee before this but the Flat White I tried here tasted good! I asked the boss what she did to the Lavazza coffee she said she didnt do anything. Hmm.
Oh by the way, it is always nice to serve coffee along with a cookie. I think every cafe should do this.

This is one of the items in the salad section in the menu. It’s called …. wait for it…. ‘Fruits Salad’. RM20.
It’s a bit dry and let’s just say I wont order this again lah :D

This is the hero item! Roast pork served with apple sauce, brown sauce, roasted potato & vege. RM25.
The skin is so crunchy and th meat is so tender and juice. Love this. Some how the roasted potato was yummy too!
I posted this on my Instagram you can come check it outzzz: https://www.instagram.com/smashpop/

Grilled pork neck. Very tangy and chewy. Not bad. Can order again :D RM18

This one is kinda not bad too. Roast pork stew pie. RM25.
The fluffy dough was good but kinda too buttery. The stew was good but at the time I had this, I was already overloaded with pork so yea. I think this fits 1 person.

THIS IS ROAST PORK BLACK FOREST CAKE! No I’m just kidding.
This is just Black Forest cake and it was not bad. Love it when Black Forest cakes look like this. With shredded chocolate strips on top, and cold and juice berries inside the cake.
RM12.

This is the lady boss. Say hi if you see her when you visit Wayne’s Cafe. Super friendly lady.

Come check out my Instagram for more food ratings! https://www.instagram.com/smashpop/

10 Jalan Radin Bagus 6,
Sri Petaling
Tue-Fri:11am-10pm;
Sat-Sun: 10am-10pm;
Mon:closed
+603 9055 3362
www.facebook.com/waynescafe.my

How many cafes can one visit and eat at all of them? We tried. It was crazy!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

So a while back, 2 Singaporean buddies of mine came to KL to hang out and to check out the cafes in town.
As a very welcoming friend and a very awesome one, I brought them to a few. We tried fitting as many as we could.

Here are some photos from the cafes we went to.

One of cafes we visited was Underground Societe. Tried their alcoholic coffee and stuff. Had desserts. It was nice.

Gotta pose a bit before moving on to the next location.

Suddenly we felt like eating pizza and pasta. So we dropped by Jibby & Co in Subang.

The food was so good! Maybe cos we were hungry.

Next was to The Front Door at Petaling street.

Had their toasts with all sorts of toppings.

Yum! Actually we went to a few more but let’s just keep those photos for another day. :)

That lunch I had with the most awesome bunch of colleagues I ever encountered

Friday, March 18th, 2016

This is a super throwback post but it’s still worth posting cos the people involved are still one of the ‘funnest’ colleagues I ever worked with.

We had lunch at Metal Box Cafe. It was actually a farewell lunch for one of the ‘now ex-colleague’.

I ordered this. One of my favourite item from the menu. What is it? Check out #smashpoprates!

These girls were the most in-trend, joke-able, and family-est girls in the company. See how everyone’s Instagrammer side came out after lunch? haha

How can I not be part :D

Long story short, everyone in this pic is awesome :)

This Front Door Is Not Your Usual Front Door

Friday, February 19th, 2016

So many many.. many months back, I checked out this cafe along Petaling Street called The Front Door. The heritage outlook and casual interior looked perfect for a cafe. Guess that’s why it attracted many visitors, both local and foreign.

Apparently, this cafe is catered mostly to backpackers who stays along that street!

Ordered flat white, as usual. It was ok. Tasted like everywhere else.

Had breakkie meal and one of their popular toasts too!

I quite like the raw interior. Seems very trendy nowadays.

At the back of the cafe, there was a passage way. Where does it lead too? Hmmm… not telling :D

2015′s Top 10 Cafe Food In Kuala Lumpur, As Rated By @smashpop

Monday, January 4th, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! Since we have entered a new year, it’s always good to check out the best and the most awesome stuff from 2015.

In this post, we check out the top 10 “#smashpoprates” cafe food in Kuala Lumpur.

Note that these are just food that were featured on @smashpop’s Instagram only. The rating is subjective, based on individual’s taste and preferences.

1. #smashpoprates 9/10: Loco Local: pancakes w coconut, caramelized banana, caramel ice cream & Gula Melaka syrup. Fluffy, addictive. 1 of the best I’ve tried. RM15.

Munching Mob Cafe

2. #smashpoprates 9/10: Chargrilled chicken leg w mashed potato n corn salad. Super yummy omg! Perfect combo. RM18.

Feeka

3. #smashpoprates 9/10: Pan-seared thick toasts w berries, pistachio & gula melaka. Gr8 texture n taste. Crunchy yet soft RM15

Metal Box Restaurant & Cafe

4. #smashpoprates 9/10: Classic Golden. Crunchy outside, fluffy inside. Very aromatic batter. Best waffle Ive tried in Malaysia to date. RM8

Fishee Coffee

5. #smashpoprates 8.5/10: Croissant w turkey ham & gruyere cheese. Croissant is crunchy n fluffy. Very fragrant cheese. Ham is smoky. Yum! Kinda exp tho. RM16

Kenny Hills Bakers

6. #smashpoprates 8.5/10: Red rice, BBQ chicken, sausage, black beans & eggs. Very big portion. Unique combi of asian n western. RM20

Bandits Coffee Bar

7. #smashpoprates 8.5/10: Belgian waffles w sides of ice cream, berry jam, choc sauce & whipped cream. Great texture, nice to look at. RM11.9

Le Pont Boulangerie

8. #smashpoprates 8.5/10: The Dark Side: choc crepe w dark choc spread, orange caramel & icecream. So good, so yumz! Recommended. RM10

Strangers At 47

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

Strangers At 47

10. #smashpoprates 8.5/10: Twin fried portobello mushrooms, hashbrown, poached eggs, beef bacon & toast. Satisfying & yummy. Big portion. Best to share. RM24

Mr & Ms. Cafe

So there you go! Follow @smashpop on Instagram for more awesome stuff.
If you have any other recommendations, do leave them in comments below :)

4FINGERS Crispy Chicken Opens 1st Outlet In Mid Valley Megamall, Malaysia

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

So I was at the VIP launch of 4FINGERS last night at Midvalley and got to try out everything on their menu along with other guests.
They started off in Singapore in 2009 and I’ve always liked their crispy chicken since the first time I tried it early last year.

So this was the crowd last night. The outlet is located in LG floor, few lots away from KFC.

4FINGERS now officially has 7 stores in Singapore and according to them, the chicken is always delivered fresh to their outlets daily and each piece are hand-painted with their proprietary sauces that are free of MSG and preservatives.

Their signature wingettes and drummettes, which can come in either soy sauce, hot or mixed. It tasted really really crispy and I really like the hot flavoured one as the soy is kinda too salty for me. The wingettes were very flavourful and super addictive as well. I can finish a box of 12 pcs by myself definitely. Haha!

Then there’s this Chicken Katsu Sandwich that comes with their signature chicken and house-made kimslaw in crispy buns. If you are not into chicken wings and love kimchi, then you have to order this.

Happy faces. We ordered non stop! For a 4FINGERS lover, I really enjoyed the free flow food last night. LOL

Look at all the food we ordered! Oh and these were just half of it. hehe

Oh they also have crispy calamari which is also a hot seller, probably for those who prefers seafood. It was crispy on the outside and tangy inside. Simmered with soy sauce, some pieces can be too salty.

I personally would order the chicken drumsticks instead of the wings cos they are meatier and bigger. We can choose from 3 options as well; soy, hot, mix.

Here’s the menu.

4FINGERS
LG-074A, Lower Ground Floor,
Midvalley Megamall.
facebook.com/gimme4fingersmalaysia

My First Visit To Rocket Coffee Bar, Bangkok

Monday, November 16th, 2015

So the next day we were in Bangkok, we went down to the hotel cafe for breakfast.

This rack of bread is so Instagrammable!

What to eat, what to eat…

They have waffles. :D

For lunch, we visited Rocket Coffee Bar… one of the more popular cafes in Bangkok.

The interior is so nice. Very Kinfolk style

I had this.!

When I Grow Up, I Want To Stay In This Orphanage

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Continuing from my previous post, my first day in Bangkok was when I visited one of the most popular orphanage in Thailand, Mr. Jones Orphanage.

The outlet that I went to was located inside Siam Center.

This is it! The orphanage that everyone talks about.

It’s basically a dessert cafe with LOTS and LOTS of cakes.

The cafe was flooded with people when we were there. Finally got a table after queueing for 30 mins.

While waiting for my dessert to be served, I went to check out the cakes. Cookie Monster!

The waffles with cream and strawberries I had was to die for. Paired with a cup of coffee. Wowwweee!

I Travelled To Bangkok & My Name Was On The Envelope

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

So many many many many months back, I travelled to Bangkok with my parents and we stayed at Grand Hyatt. It was a very pleasurable stay as the services and treatment from the hotel crew was awesome. Thanks AGODA & Grand Hyatt for this.

So when we arrived at the airport, we were driven to the hotel in this car.

After all the welcoming gestures, we were brought into our rooms.

It’s always nice to see your name on the welcome note envelope. :)

A very strategic location for the hotel. It was just a stone throw away from CentralWorld!

Around noon, we walked over to the malls and checked out the streets.

One of the best tomyum and padthai I has was at TalingPling. This outlet was at CentralWorld but they do have outlets all over Bangkok.

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