Tuesday, 29 May 2012

TWG Tea, Pavilion

TWG Tea is an absolutely lovely spot for an afternoon tea with the ladies.
Like any tea service you get a 3-tiered of sweet and savoury foods.
This restaurant offers a wide selection of teas from all over the world. Way too much in our opinion. The prices of the tea selection ranging from RM18 - RM377 ( wonder how does it taste like?!)

The best thing in TWG Tea is we're served by the French man. Don't hesitate to ask about something on the menu as they are very patient and knowledgeable (some are good looking!)
*The French man has his charming way of making me feel like I was back in Paris.

We ordered the FORTUNE set which includes:
- TWG tea from the tea list (supplement for tea over RM18)
- warm toasted sandwiches with gruyere cheese and smoked salmon, served with delicate green salad and house vinaigrette.
- choices of 2 freshly baked scones/ muffins served with jelly and whipped cream or 1 patisserie from the trolley
- a choices of 3 macarons

RM 55 for the afternoon tea set sounds good value for money. But tea is not refillable. 1 pot may not sufficient for 2-3 person.


Elegant teapot

I like the smoked salmon sandwich very much, the house vinaigrette is the key ingredient to make it tasted so heaven. YUM!

Instead of scones and muffins, we opted for a slice of chocolate cake from the display counter, a bit too sugary for us.

TWG tea macarons are kinda special, they were infused with the signature teas. Hence every macaron has its unique taste. We all loved the Napoleon tea and caramel the most.

Napoleon tea and caramel

Grand wedding tea, passion fruit and coconut

Bain de roses tea

Want tapao??

TWG Tea Pavillion,
G floor, Pavillion Shopping Complex,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 KL
Tel: 03-21429922
(Opposite PRADA)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Alexis @ The Garden

Alexis bistro and wine bar offers some of the most pleasurable contemporary dining experience. Not to mention, dining at Alexis is quite pricey. It has a stylish interior and very busy which is always a good sign.

Nasi Ulam (RM 28) - with lemongrass curry chicken, prawn berempah, eggplant tumis and kerabu pucuk paku. We saw almost every table having this kinda pyramid rice so we asked, the waiter told us it called Nasi ulam. Never eaten this authentic Malay cuisine before, quite special and spicy. Apparently it was cooked with various aromatic herbs and spices.

Roast tarragon chicken (RM 38) - served with marel normandy, savoy cabbage stew & crushed pink peppercorn. It has a distinct smoked aroma and tastes not bad, but definitely of smaller portions than other restaurants that we've been to so far. Hardly enough for one.

Cappucino (RM11.50)

Finally, came the famed Tiramisu (RM15) - very similar to the one I had in suchan, it has crunchy bits on top and served with raspberry sauce. A delightful end to the meal.

F209 1st Floor,
The Garden,
Mid Valley City,
 Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200, KL
Tel: 03- 22872281

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Macarons @ the Yogitree

The yogitree is a real food cafe that serves food that prepared freshly daily. Their food are made using natural ingredient with nothing articial like chemical, addictive or preservative. It's been quite a while I didn't blog about macaron. They claimed that the macarons are made fresh to order ( day before date of pick up). I got a box of 12 mixed macarons for RM I dun rmb d $$.

It was both hard and dry inside out. Macarons should not crunch. The cookies texture beneath the crust should be light, just al little chewy and soft. It should have more filling. A couple of my macarons were also not in perfect condition, not perfectly uniformed shape.


Black sesame



F-237b Level 1, 
The Garden, Mid Valley City,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-22826213

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Won Korean Dining, Isetan 1 Utama

Eat paradise in Isetan, 1 utama has just opened 2 weeks ago. There are quite a few restaurants where you can chill out with a plate of delicious food such as Menya Musashi, Gantetsu, Senya, Won korean, Ichiro sushi and Puran B (Japanese version of Plan B). Won korean dining serves traditional korean dishes using grill made from special charcoal stone that enhances the flavour of the meal. I didn't get a chance to taste the grilled meat if you ask me. I enjoy the experience of dining out and I don't mind paying higher prices for quality food but that was not the case at won korean. It's not that the food was bad, but I think I just ordered the wrong dish.
The prices did not match the decor or the food quality and I wish I had gone to Daorae. Service throughout was sort of odd, the staff was just standing and looking at us without offering to replenish the side-dishes. We had to remind them to do so, for few times. The choices of side dishes was limited and the portion was disappointingly tiny.

Bulgogi/ Roasted marinated beef (RM 32 x 2)

Kimchijjigae / Kimchi stew (RM22)

My confusion actually started with the menu which is the picture below...
Since the roasted marbled beef was not available, so we ordered roasted marinated beef under the circumstances. I thought I was ordering BBQ grill because the roasted marinated beef was under the category of  'Grilled'. But then we were shockingly surprised as the meal on the stove was not what I expected. Flavor disappointed though. We got to take it, with not even a word of explanation or apology from....anyone. And minimum 2 portion if you ordering this, then the actual price should be RM64 but not RM32 x 2.  What a confusing menu!