Thursday 25 January 2018

#Foodpost: Great food & Wine @ MANDALA, Publika

Great day peeps! Hope you've been having a great one this week! Here's another post about a a place I recently stumbled upon together with my foodie friends of mine - MANDALA CAFE & BAR @ Publika. We were greeted with a modern setting upon arrival with high bars stools and tables which exudes a classic feel. Just the perfect place to wine down and chill on a mid week!

At MANDALA, its not your typical cafe/ restaurant where you dine and leave. They aim to bring about a concept of togetherness where you can chill, dine and relax with your friends and family. They also offer a VIP lounge for those who would prefer some privacy (with a minimum spending).

Many celebrities have also visited this cozy cafe here at Publika. To name a few, 

Our famous local fashion designer Dato Jimmy Choo himself

And our very own "Jaguh Kampung" - Dato Lee Chong Wei!

Moving on, here's some of the Starters that we had during our visit!

Tomyum popcorn Chicken

*Paired with MANDALA's house Pouring wine - Chateau Haut Riot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (France)

I personally love the wines served here at MANDALA. I thought it has a nice aroma and soft to it

Fried Chicken Wings

A great sides to go with my glass of wine! Very lightly battered coating of sweet honey garlic sauce spreads evenly. Crispy and good!


Lemon, Garlic & Butter Mussels

A very light side dish - A great balance of sour & salty to it. Definitely a great dish to start off your dinner!

As we are done with our starters, it's time to for the highlight and the MAINS of the night!

Pepperoni Pizza

Grilled chicken with Buttermilk sauce

Another highly Recommended!!! dish I would recommend here at MANDALA! 

If you're dropping by MANDALA after reading this post, you've definitely not miss this plate of protein. Chicken was very well marinated and cooked to perfection retaining its moisture in it. Complimented by butter milk sauce which is slightly spicy that adds a little more "kick" to the grilled chicken. 

Black Angel Pasta with Grilled Chicken

It has a very strong herbs taste which coats every strand of spaghetti. If you like the fragrant herbs taste, this would be it!

Golden Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti

The Spaghetti is cooked to Al dante which has just the right texture topped with a whole Soft Shell Crab! A great combination of the lightly flavoured pasta accompanied by the flavourful crab. Definitely a MUST TRY here!!

Finally, despite the full meal, we still had space for some desserts!

Chocolate Lava Cake with Ice Cream

I am always craving and looking forward to try lava cakes like that and this certainly did not disappoint me! Loving the combination of warm from the lava cake and cold from the vanilla ice cream!

Rich Chocolate Brownie

From the left:
Sex on the beach, Blue Lagoon, Pink Mandala

Good News to LADIES! 

MANDALA is currently running a PROMOTION that is valid from 15th January 2018 till 13th February 2018. All you have to do is

- Check in during the Visit -
- Show it to the Staff there -

And you'll be able to choose ANY ONE of the three cocktails available.

For more information, 

D3-G3-8, Solaris Dutamas, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business hour: 11AM - 1AM

Before I sign off, here's my personal rating,
Ambience: Good ambience, comfortable. Great place for catching up with friends, family or business
Food: 8/10 -Good!
Service: 8/10 - Good!
Price: Expect an average of RM50 - RM80 per person.

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Tuesday 23 January 2018

#Foodpost: Having my coffee fixed @ The Artcoffee, Bangsar South

Recently as I was strolling around Bangsar South with my foodie friends looking for a place to dine over dinner, I came across this cozy and modern looking cafe - The artcoffee located on the 1st floor of Nexus, Bangsar South.

They also has Free Mocktails here. For more information, check with their friendly staffs :)

The Artcoffee aims to brings about a cozy and comfy place for its patrons to get their coffee fixed. Accompanied with its Fast Broadband available here makes it a great place to hangout and work! Also,  many different corners which are also "insta-worthy"! A great place to update your social medias!

Let's get to the main reason of visiting this cafe! We ordered some of their popular starter dishes

House Salad

We decided to go with a refreshing plate of salad to start off our dinner! I particularly like the bits and pieces of dried cherry which give this dish a tinge of sweetness in every bite. Consist of lolo Rosso, lolo Bienda, purple cabbage, capsicum, tomato salsa, walnut, dried cherry drizzled with special house dressing to top it off! 

Soup for the Soul
RM 13

Followed by a warm soup for some comfort after a long day at work which consist of generous amount of classic chicken and broccoli.

Chili Cheese Fries

I have always been attracted to Chili Cheese Fries! I will tend to order it whenever I see them on the menu! Haha! #fatlife . The minced meat sauce with the cheese sauce is amazing! However, I personally thought that the fries is a little over-cooked tonight. Otherwise, its Good!


Smoked Salmon Napoletana

Moving on, we had some pastas as our main. Started off with this Smoked Salmon Napoletana. Consist of smoked salmon slices, garlic, basil, cream, tomato coulis, broccoli floret, olives and button mushrooms. Patrons can also opt for spaghetti if preferred. I love this dish a lot as it has a great combinations of salty and spiciness to it. The portion is pretty generous as well as I thought it might be enough for 2 pax.

Seafood Marinara

To those prefer tomato based pastas, here's a dish for you! Consist of prawns, green mussels and squid.


Baked boneless chicken leg stuffed with carrot, spring onions, mushroom paste and mozarella, on top of yellow-spiced mash serve with Chef's signature sauce.

Steak Diane

Herbs Baked Lamb Rack

This is my another favourite here at The Artcoffee! Herbs Baked Lamb Rack - Baked to Medium well lamb rack, accompanied with carrot puree, cherry tomatoes and chic peas served with garlic mashed and signature cherry sauce. Whenever you drop by The Artcoffee, I would strongly suggest you to try this tasty rack of lamb! However, I personally thought I could eat 2 of this!

Coffee & Desserts

Cafe Mocha

Ended our dinner that night with some coffee and desserts! We were very satisfied with the coffee served here by The Artcoffee. As expected, the coffee here is pretty good with the right temperature and a thick layer of foam on its cappuccino.

Coffee Rasberry Parfait

Before I sign off, here's my personal rating,
Ambience: Good ambience, comfortable. Great place for catching up with friends, family or business
Food: 6/10 - Moderate
Service: 7/10 - Good!
Price: Expect an average of RM40 - RM50 per person. 
For more information, 
The Artcoffee, Nexus Bangsar South
Lot 1.8, First Floor, Nexus Bangsar South, Jalan Kerinchi,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opens daily: 9AM - 10PM
Contact: 03-2242 3888

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Friday 19 January 2018

#Foodpost: Ushering the New year of Dog @ Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Chinese New Year's Feast of Prosperity
At The Armada Petaling Jaya

Welcoming the Year of the Dog and experience a festive Chinese New Year dinner buffet dining at Utara Coffee House as a Tantalizing variety of Chinese New Year delicacies will be on offer satisfy any festive cravings.

Kick off the New Year by raising your chopsticks and Loh hei to boost good luck and prosperity with exciting Yee Sang  Selections, such as the Marinated Scallops (Japanese Version) Yee Sang, King Salmon Yee Sang, Tiger Prawns and Clams Yee Sang and Fruitti Veggie Yee Sang (Vegetarian) priced from RM78+ per portion.

The Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner is priced at 
RM88+ for adult
RM62+ for Senior Citizen
RM44+ per child

From 1st February till 2nd March 2018, our buffet line will be featuring a wide variety of 'good luck' dishes for your Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner. 

To name a few, there are Stir-fried Crabs with BBQ sauce, Steamed Chicken with Genger and scallion, Tong Kwai Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce, Deep-Fried Fish with Black Fungus Mushroom, and Stir-fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk.

Some of the hot dishes that is served at Armada hotel

Stir fried Prawns Salted Egg

One of my favorite dish here! Fresh prawns coated with Salted Egg Batter fried to perfection! I always like eating these prawns together with its crispy shell.

Ending my meal with some Tradisional Chinese desserts

For guests who prefer a more private dining, indulge in our exclusive set menus whipped up by Executive Chef, Chew Teik Chye and his team. The 3 spectacular Prosperity Set Menus (minimum table of 10 pax) are ideal for family, friends or business. To name them, "Blissful Abundance Set Menu", "Everlasting Success Set Menu","Bountiful Treasures Set Menu".

For more information/ reservation,

 Please call +603 79546888 ext 4557 (Utara Coffee House



Before I sign off, here's my personal rating,
Ambience: Moderate ambience, comfortable. Great place for catching up with friends, family or business
Food: 6/10 - Moderate
Service: 7/10 - Good!

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