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This is jiaaqi living in Subang Jaya. I am a Student, work in Subang Jaya. I like to hang out in Ara Damansara, Bangsar, Subang Jaya. Korean, Japanese, International/Western are my favorite cuisines. I also love Café and Desserts, Burgers / Sandwiches, Steaks / Chops.
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Not-So-Impressive desserts Cry Mar 24, 2014   
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Categories : Korean | Café | Juices & Smoothies / Bubble Tea / Tea | Ice Cream / Froyo / Gelato | Desserts

Caffe bene, is one of the latest cafe addition to Sunway Pyramid. I was pretty excited about its opening, 1. It seems really promising, with the mouth-watering array of desserts on their menu 2. The amount of money spent on its opening, signifies that the people managing this cafe is really serious on making this cafe a hit 3. That's always been my reaction on a new cafe.

So last Friday after class, I took a bus all the way to Sunway Pyramid to meet up with my besties from high school! We decided to have desserts for lunch because its not every day you can meet up with a friend who thinks the same way as you do.

I liked the design of Caffe Bene, with its rock walls, and comfy cushioned seating. However, the seating area was limited, just a small corridor for the air-conditioned area, And a slightly-wider-than-the-corridor outdoor seating area. My friend & I had to stand for a while after making our order as there was not seats available.

Honey Bread (Garlic & Cheese) RM16
Toasted honey bread with garlic butter & cheese topping.
Taste wise, I thought that it was pretty normal. It wasn't really impressive and I thought that RM16 was way to steep for a simple toast like this :/
Would've been better if they'd substitute some of the cheese sauce with some melted cheese.
Feeling unsatisfied, we decided to try out their signature dessert- Bingsu. Perhaps it'd fare better?
Cookie & Cream Bingsu RM10.90 (S)
Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert, usually topped with fruits & condensed milk. It is an extremely popular dessert in the South Korea. I've actually never heard of it before so I was quite excited to dig in!
On first glance I thought that this desserts looked impressive! The portion too was huge!
However, the Bingsu didn't really hit the spot.
The shaved ice was coarse in texture and it tasted like ice. You'd have to eat the shaved ice with the whipped cream/ice-cream (not really sure which was it) which was tad milky to my liking or the shaved ice is just..well ice! Thought that the cookie crumbs topping didn't really fit the dessert too as it tasted a little out of place.

I didn't really enjoyed the desserts there. Perhaps due to the difference in preference. Perhaps the Koreans love their desserts that way?
And because of the limited seating, we didn't get to devour our desserts slowly as there were too many customers, waiting for us to finish our dessert to "prowl" for our seats.
On another note, service was pleasant =)

 

 

 

 

 
 
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The Wolf's Favourite  Cry Nov 23, 2013   (Related Review)
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Categories : Western variety | Restaurant | Bar & Pub | Pizza/Pasta | Burgers / Sandwiches

 
The Wolf's Favourite RM29
TLP&TBBW signature dish. Spaghetti tossed in Carbonara sauce, served with bacon, mushroom, and topped with a poached egg. The catchy name and the unique addition of a poached egg definitely caught our attention to order it

 
I certainly have high hopes for this dish, being TLP&TBBW's forte dish, and also the wolf's favourite (if wolves eat pasta)
We naughtily poked the egg yolk, hoping to witness the beautiful moment where the bright, golden yolk concealed to ooze out

 
It was a let down. The amount of yolk flowed out was so scarce.
I was really disappointed with this dish. The egg was overcooked as the yolk wasn't runny at all. The egg white was already in its solid state. The bacon was overcooked. It had an unpleasant burnt taste and was too hard. The noodles were cooked el-dente and the carbonara sauce was superb, but I cannot accept overcooked eggs and burnt bacon so this dish is another no-no for me.
 
Date of Visit: Nov 13, 2013 

Spending per head: Approximately RM12(午餐)

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Frankly speaking!  Cry Nov 23, 2013   
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"I'll HUFF, and PUFF, and BLOW THE WHOLE HOUSE DOWN!"

Can anyone name me the storybook character who said this? Yep, that's right! The Big Bad Wolf from one of the most famous childhood tale, Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf!

Oh no, this blog post isn't about a kid's story.

It's about this restaurant in Bangsar Village with a catchy name- Three Little Pigs & the Big Bad Wolf!

 
The entrance to Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf was a little discreet- inside Village Grocer, near the frozen good area. The sign is quite small so you'll have to keep your eyes peeled! (Or alternatively, you can enter through the car park area where the signboard is more prominent)

In this version of story, I supposed that the three little pigs loss to the Big Bad Wolf as this is a non-halal restaurant. TLP&TBBW specializes in serving pork so be sure to prepare yourself for a pork-y feast while dining in here!

 
Cute drawings decorated the black board wall, bringing the storybook character to live.

 
The sleek & contemporary interior. Despite being a weekday, TLP&TTBW was really full so the waiters ushered us to the outdoor dining area. The weather was blistering hot so we requested for a seat inside. The waiters were clearly not pleased about it, as they already placed the menus on our designated table. They told us that if we were to sit inside we have to split into two groups. We were very lucky as when we were getting seated the patrons next to us paid their bill so we get to sit together!

 
I really loved their menu's concept! The menu was depict as a story book. Red hardcover, with cute illustration all over the menu, my college mates instantly went ga-ga over the menu, whipping out the camera, taking tumblr-ish shot =D

The names of their dish were pretty catchy too, examples are "I'm-so-hungry-I-could-eat-a-wolf!" and "Mighty Pig".

 
Interested in Chapter 2?
You got to visit this place from 6pm-11pm. Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf has two menus, the one we were browsing through was the three little pigs menu, which is available from 9am-6pm.

Frank C. Matra & Gang RM36
A platter featuring 4 different kind of sausages, served with a generous side of wedges and dipping sauce. I can't remember the name of the sausages unfortunately as I misplaced the receipt.

 

 
The wedges were deep fried into perfection, nice & crunchy, soft and fluffy in the inside. It goes very well with the tangy cheese & mayo dipping sauce which was really addictive.

FRANKLY speaking, the franks (pun indeed) were not really up to par. I felt like as if the franks were too rubbery and hard. The taste was quite normal, nothing to shout about. And it all tasted quite similar. Except for one which has a really strong peppery taste.
Is it worth the price? I don't think so

 
Date of Visit: Nov 13, 2013 

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Ice-cream! OK Aug 16, 2016   
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Categories : Stall / Warung | Ice Cream / Froyo / Gelato

 
Located at LG floor, Loewe & Son offers a variety of local & also foreign ice-cream & sorbet flavours. Durian, Coconut flavour, Jackfruit flavour, Passion Fruit Sorbet, just to name a few.

Loewe & Son has another branch at Sunway Pyramid too.

 

 

 
After trying out a few flavours, I decided to settle for coconut flavour. Simple, smooth and not overly sweet, a nice dessert to savour on. Each scoop of ice-cream is priced at RM9.90. Ice-cream cake is available too! 
 
Recommended Dish(es):  Coconut Ice-Cream
 
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Star Cafe, Taman Desa OK Jun 24, 2015   
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Looking for a after-work hangout place? Or a place to chill while listening to live bands, with a drink in hand?

 
Star Cafe would be the place to be. Star Cafe is a cafe-bistro which occupies a two-storey shop lot here at Taman Desa for 19 years! Star Cafe also has a few more branches across Klang Valley (TTDI, Plaza Damas & OUG).

 

 
Tucked away from the busy Old Klang Road , The Star Cafe's branch in Taman Desa has ample parking space (& they even have private parking bays for Star Cafe's patrons!), which is really a plus plus brownies point. One can choose to dine in & chill at the quiet outdoor el fresco area, or inside where live bands will delight your ears & warm up the atmosphere.

 
At Star Cafe, there will be different live bands playing different genres musics EVERYDAY from 9pm onwards!We were there on a Thursday night & we really enjoyed the performances. Most of the songs played were classic oldies rock which was truly nostalgic. It was nice to see old people getting on their foot dancing & moving up to the stage singing with the bands tongue Picture taken from Star Cafe FB page

The different bands performing at Star Cafe Taman Desa from Monday-Sunday. Time to time Star Cafe will have special band guest performing so do stay tune to their FB page for the latest update!All the chef here have many years of experiences in the F&B industry. You can get a peep on what's cooking in the kitchen by looking through the glass window that separates the kitchen and the dining area!

 

 
Fresh Salmon Cerviche RM22

Fresh Salmon Sashimi slices sprinkled with Asian Herbs & finished off with a Citrus Dressing.

A great dish to kick-start our meal, with the sourish citrus dressing that delivers a kick of spiciness. Warning: Super Spicy

 
Tofu Salad RM18

Silken Tofu & crispy Wonton skin on a bed of Salad Leaves. Served with Peanut & Japanese Sesame Dressing. A Japanese-inspired salad. I love how the contrasting texture of the crispy wonton skin & soft tofu come together in this dish.

 
Beef Wellington RM59

Juicy Beef Fillet smoothered in a blend of Mushrooms and wrapped in a Puff Pastry. Served with Red Wine Sauce & a side of Steamed Vegetables and Baked Potato

 
The Beef Wellington is definitely my favourite dish here at Star Cafe. the juicy & succulent beef slices wrapped in the buttery, flaky pastry puff definitely won my heart & taste buds.

 
Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank RM39

Lamb shank cooked for 4 hours in a red wine marinate. Served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Vegetables.

 
Hainanese Lamb Shank RM42

Tender Lamb Shank in a traditional Chinese Roots & Wolfberry soup. Served with white rice. Definitely something you can't fund elsewhere. The lamb shank here was also really tender, and the soup tasted really homey. It tasted like a traditional Chinese Herbal Soup (with a huuuuuge lamb shank!)

 
Chicken Deminoff RM26

Quater Chicken cooked in a cream sauce.

 
Otak-Otak Snapper FIllet RM32

Traditional Malaysian Otak-Otak Spiced Coconut marinate fillets of Snapper served with Rice

 
Star Pork Knuckle RM65

Crispy Pork Knuckle served with Sauerkraut & Potato Wedges

 
Spring Chicken

Fried Half Chicken Served with a side of Fries & Vegetables.

 
Oyster Fried Kway Teow RM20

Charred wok-fried flat rice noodle with oyster fried in eggs and tiger prawns.

The Oyster Fried Kway Teow was surprisingly quite decent and it was loaded with generous amount of prawns!

 
Mantis Prawn Yee Mee

 
The huuuuge size of the mantis prawn!

 
Bittergroud Fried Glass Noodles RM18

Glass Noodles fried with generous amount of Prawns, Squid, Bitter Gourd & Egg. Not really a big fan of bitter gourd hence I can't comment much on this dish.

 
Curry Mee

 
We ended our meal with a sweet note with their homemade Sarawak Layer Cake. Star Cafe has a Sarawakian pastry chef who made these dainty layer cake from scratch here!

 
Verdict: Decent fusion food generous in portion! Lively performances by live bands at night not to be missed.

Star Cafe

63-65, Jalan 109E,

Taman Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama

58100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email: reservation@starcafe.com.my

Contact Number: +603-7971 3550

 
Recommended Dish(es):  Beef Wellington
 
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