6 Interesting Cafes you Must Try in Bangsar with KetchUp

It was definitely a great honour to receive an invitation from the lovely Penny, one of the devoted members of the KetchUp team, to join their finale blogger speed run programme.

Hanbing Korean Dessert, Bangsar

About a year ago, "Bing Su" aka shaved ice from Korea has took over the dessert market in Malaysia. We could spot at least a bingsu or two from any random Instagram or Facebook accounts, 
and all the girls went berserk for Bing Su

Tedboy Bakery, Bangsar

Patrina Tang and Edward Tan, the lovely couple has taken a brave change on their profession to venture into this risky F&B industry upon welcoming their first baby boy, Ted, in hopes that this change would allow them more time to spare with Ted. 

Ashley's by Living Food, Bangsar

In this booming world of modernisation, many people have started going backwards in lifestyle, especially on the eating front. This phenomenon has greatly led to the rapid proliferation of healthy eateries all around KL. Ashley's, although being relatively new in Bangsar, has actually come a long way from its sister brand Living Food Bistro. Being a veteran in this field, Ashley's is passionate about bringing healthy food to the consumers, without compromising on taste. They prepare all the dishes from scratch, including baking their own bread, fermenting their own cheese and making their own sauces, all free from preservatives and MSG, staying true to their spirit of  'Real Food, Done Right'. 

OJO coffee, Bangsar

Are you constantly waiting for the arrival of winter to get your favourite Red Velvet Latte at the major and biggest coffee chains? Are you bored of the usual blend of coffee you're drinking at your usual coffee place? Are you in the mood for some special tea but can't think of the nearest place to grab one? 

Roost KL, Bangsar

Strategically located at Jalan Telawi 3, across the street of both BV and BV2, Roost KL is determined to catch the flowing crowd of this popular hangout area for the hipsters. This place was previously occupied by another fairly popular restaurant, F by Buffalo Kitchens. With a new facelift, and a change of name, this place has repackaged itself to stand out in this highly competitive industry. The trinity behind the previous label are still working hand in hand to bring delicious food, with a elegant yet cosy ambiance, for all the hardcore foodies! 

Pulp by Papa Palheta, Bangsar

Pulp by Papa Palheta, opened about two years ago, had created the greatest hype amongst the other cafe's that were launching around the same time. Pulp Bangsar is a spin off of its main Singapore coffee boutique, Papa Palheta. Knowing that this place is in good hands, it is no wonder that this place had quickly become one of the most sought after cafe's in Bangsar! 

Toh Yuen Restaurant @ Klang Executive Club (KEC)

Back in those days, KEC was deemed as one of the most iconic luxury club in Klang. 
Only the people from the upper class join as members, 
because well, those extra money spent at a club was just excessive. 
It's crazy how I've never dined at KEC, 
despite born and raised in Klang. 

Jibby & Co. Empire Gallery Subang

Jibby & Co., has been opened for about 2 years now, 
and it's such a shame that after several visits, 
I've never gotten down to writing up a review about this place. 

Wakon Japanese Restaurant at Damansara Utama, Uptown

A chef from Hong Kong, with a burning passion for Japanese cuisine, and there was it, the birth of this wonderful Japanese Restaurant at Damansara Uptown. Wakon Japanese Restaurant has been operating for more than two years now, and this place is proven very much loved by the people around PJ as it is always full house on the weekends.

Jonker 88 and Indah Sayang Nyonya Cuisine Restaurant, Melaka

It was New Year which means it was also an international holiday! 
Towards the end of last year, we had around two to three long weekends, 
and it had made me dreading to return to work. 
So before we started dealing with enormous workload and stress, 
we decided to take a breather, 
and travelled down to Malacca for loads of feasting and sightseeing. 

Huan Xi Restaurant, Meru Klang

It was NYE, I was having a really chill day as my prof was back at UK for Christmas as well as NY celebration. I made sure I got all my work done before this day so I could have myself a day off. 
I chilled around with D, had lunch with his friends from Ipoh, 
and chilled until we were summoned back for dinner at this restaurant.

Jeti Seafod Restaurant at Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor has rose to become a famous touristy place, 
not just to people from Selangor, 
but also to people outside of Selangor, 
all thanks to its close proximity to the sea, 
you get a vast variety of fresh seafood. 
And seafood restaurant has long mushroomed all around Kuala Selangor

Dolly Dim Sum, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur

My love for dim sum needs no explanation.
Some time ago, I have a student who came for some lab training told me that she chanced upon a really nice restaurant in Avenue K that serves fusion food, 
it has bright windows all over. 
Since then I had been on the hunt for this place, 
and when I saw someone posted a photo of this beautiful setting on Instagram, 
I know I had to visit this restaurant once. 

Decanter at PJ section 17

Section 17 is a cute place which has loads of hidden gem. 
The last time I came here for nyonya food, I spotted a few more interesting dining places along this small stretch of shops.

TeaWood Taiwanese Cafe & Restaurant, Mongkok HK

It was my first proper dinner in HK so I was beyond excited to finally have the time doing some touristy thing! 
I could still remember how lost I felt the day before when I first arrived, not knowing what to expect,
still getting used to the places (Map and GPS), 
still struggling with internet connection and languages, 
the way back to where I stay etc. 
I settled for a simple set dinner at a simple char chan teng,
which made me felt extra lonely. 

I was happy that my companion Fui finally had time for me! So we travelled from HKU straight to Mongkok and be like a real tourist. 

She used an app known as OpenRice and saw that this place serves some of the best dessert- toast, because Fui is a dessert devotee. 

This place was pretty difficult to find, well at least for me because I still did not know my ways around. It is located at the 10th Floor of King Wah centre in Nathan Road. 

Once you reach the building just go into the lift, press 10 and once the door is open, 
TeaWood Restaurant is right in front of you. 

I was really shocked to see the long queue outside the restaurant, and we had to take number according to the number of pax and patiently wait for our turn. There was only two of us, but it took us about an hour to get ourselves a table. -.-

 I felt my privacy slightly threatened because the tables were so close to each other!!! 

 I am not a fan of soup noodle when I dine out, 
especially when I am in a hurry and I am in a place where I am unfamilar, 
because I tend to get nervous and sweat a lot. 
But I went with this anyway because the rest were mostly fried food. 
My pork noodle cost about $70. 
And the taste was pretty good! 
Noodle was springy! 
Pork was cooked till the perfect tenderness, 
and it has absorbed all the goodness of the soup, 
they went well with the rather bland noodle.
I picked out all the coriander of course! LOL. 

 Fui's pick:
 friend chicken chop with beef noodle.
She insisted that I try a her fried chicken so I did! 
And it was very nicely marinated and fried! 
Super crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside.

 Me after a long day at HKU! 
The rain has ruined my hair completely. -.-

 Red Bean Green Tea Black Sugar Toast
(LOL at the direct translation)

 It was quite ordinary I would say? 
Green tea always go with red beans,
so the combination was spot on! 
I mean, the combination was okayyyyy and everything taste well together, 
but it was nothing impressive. 
Still a delicious dessert. 
But it was really pricey for the price I think.
Priced around the $70 mark. 

After our very filling meal, 
we explored around the area. 
Fui brought me to the lady street, which has become very touristy, 
and they pretty much sell the same thing all over the market. 

 Saw this little eggy that Fui said it is a must-try! 
So we bought one for sharing. 
It tasted like..... Waffles.
But with more eggs if that makes sense. 
Crispy rather than soggy. 
I thought it was good but it wasn't mind blowing. 

TeaWood Taiwanese Cafe and Restaurant at Mongkok

Contact: 2780 2321
Address: 10/F, King Wah Centre, 628 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Operation hours:
               Mon - Thu: 12:00-24:00
              Fri - Sun & eve of Public Holiday: 12:00-01:00
Price range : $51-$100

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