February 19, 2021

Food Review : Above Cafe @ SS15 , Subang Jaya

 It was just a random day when I first stepped into the cafe. I was starved that my stomach kept gumbling. While running errand in SS15 , a hustle business area in Subang Jaya, I decided to pop in any restaurant to feed my hungry soul first. 

Above cafe wasn't my first choice (It is located upstairs, same row as Mc Donald in SS15), I was actually planning to dine in the pan mee not faraway, just as I passed through the doorway of Above cafe. (As seen in the picture below), I thought I might try some different things. 





I was attracted by their lunch value combo. I haven't eaten carbonara for quite some time already. and since the price was okay, I decided to go for it. 



The first view that greeted me when I pull the transparent glass door . 


It exudes a comfortable  cozy feeling, the yellow gallery lightning for the interior of the cafe exude a feeling of slowly pace and relax. (Cozy relaxing BGM , background music playing at the back too)




The view of the cafe interior from my seat. 

Brought my husband to the cafe during the second visit, because I want him to try the carbonara that I was craving for. 


The view of the cafe interior from my seat #2 
also, perhaps it is located at the first floor couple with MCO period. Not much of people dropping by the cafe. It was quiet and I get to have the entire cafe for ourselves, hahaha. I also love to drop by quiet cafe/eatery recently whenver possible to avoid large crowd. 


and here comes our food
My meatless carbonara. As plain as it looked, this is one of the great comfort food that warm my tummy and my hungry soul. LOLOLOL. This plate of creamy carbonara was also the reason I brought my husband here because I want him to try it out! 

We ordered food from value set lunch. So it costed Rm 12.90. It was quite afforable to be honest. Most of the delicious carbonara that I like are mostly Rm 15-20. and this carbonara not only served hot, creamy and delicious! 

As a carbonara lover, I wont said that the plate of carbonara is top notch, but quite above the average, and with the price, I am happy to drop by for the carbonara whenever I yearn for it! 



Our orders

Husband ordered the salted egg chicken chip. Rm 15.90 

According to him, it was an average chicken chop. I am actually quite hyped up when I saw the menu because they serve innovative western food. and I would order them if I wan't on meatless diet. 

Husband also said that the cross french fries is a tad bit too hard for his liking. For me the french fries was crunchy. So .. I guess the liking for food between my husband and me are quite different.. hmmmm.



Take a look at the menu! 



What I like about this restaurant is that they serve western food that I like at afforable price. 


They also included 10% service charge for dine in. 


Verdict : 
Husband's point of view 
1. Long serving time - Took like 20 minutes to prepare our orders. 

My point of view
It shows that they preapre the food freshly, and indeed the food was served hot and freshed! 



Their Nasi Lemak Rendang Chicken is the most popular one. But it was not served when I dropped by the cafe. Probably due to MCO I assume. 

If you still want to try Above cafe from the comfort of your house , you can always try order fromt he whatsapp number below =D 


January 12, 2021

M' Laboori @ SS2 Petaling Jaya - A vegetarian cafe

 Hi, how's your day? I am sure you are okay to practise vegetarian diet as you turn into this page. They are many vegetarian eateries in Malaysia. (Although still not as much as the normal diet eateries) . This M' Laboori is one of the cafes that I would recommend. 


Here's why. 

1. The food is afforable for it's portion. (Though the beverage are a tad bit expensive for me)

2. The food is not only afforable but delicious! 

3. The ambience of the cafe is so cozy, and i always wanted to be seated within the shelf. 

4. It's an eye candy to look at the way how they present the food 




The ambience of the cafe is so cozy, and i always wanted to be seated within the shelf. 

Photo taken from Trip Canvas 



Photo taken from Trip Canvas 



This Nyonya curry me RM 9.90 was superb. Savoury with a perfect blend of coconut and spiciness. Feel free to top up with the sambal for your spicy liking. 




Their pizza although is a mini size one,  the portion is just nice. Trust me, you will be full after eating the pizza along with  some of the other food also.  
I came here twice. This was the first pizza that I ordered. Then I got the chance to try their mushroom pizza. 







The mushroom pizza 
Photo taken from M' Laboori FB page

Tried their mushroom pizza the other day. It was , in my opinion even better than the first pizza that I have had. Sprinkled with generous amount of cheese powder on top , this cheesy pizza along with the succulent mushroom slices satiates your craving for cheese. It was around Rm 12.90 if I am not mistaken. 



Then this tiny piece of Purple Sweet Potato Burnt Cheese cake albeit being tiny, every single spoonful of the cheesecake is  sending you a very satisfying punch in your mouth (punch in a pleasant way).. ..that cheesy punch into your mouth. 

Also, as a sweet tooth, I was just curious to try it out. The moment when the waiter took it out, when my eye met the cheesecake, to be frank,  I was a bit dissapointed at the tiny portion of it (with the price given around..RM 15) . 

Verdict?  It was delicious and sweet. I  would not  try on it every single visit, but I might try on it if I  am low on sugar (and cheese) , hahahaha. 
 
  


It does fill my belly. It will fill my mind too, If I have more time to linger there,I would  bring my laptop to spend some time  there just like some other patrons of M'Laboori. 









The humble and the wooden doorway entrance would give you  a cozy feeling, making you anticipate for what you are about to see upstairs.  


Cons:

As the M Laboori situated in the busy and hustle busincess area of SS2. It would take time to look for  car park. There's the only con that I found out so far. 


Verdict: 

Would I come here again? 
Recommended for vegetarian + cafe style.  It makes my stomach and my wallet happy, hahaha. 
Their nyonya curry mee is truly satisfying! 


M' Laboor



January 4, 2021

High Tea @Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur (Jan 2021)

 Happy New Year 2021! It's the page 2 of 365. How's your new year?   

It's the beginning of the year. My husband and I had make an arrangement to have a high tea at a British colonial style cafe. 


Before I went there, I thought it was just another 5-star hotel offering delightful finger foods. but then I was very impressed with their colonical style setting. 





The atmosphere somehow brought me back to the zaman penjajahan British  (the era of British occupation in Malaya) , it was so vintage, the lightning there were yellowish, along with the gold-ish decoration, it was a combination of British style vintage, classy and minimalist. I totally fall for it! So here am I going to show you the atmosphere of the colonial cafe in Majectic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. 


p/s: My husband laughed at the way I put the sentence. As in I had once lived in the zaman penjajahan British.  =P   . Even I myself also couldn't contain my laughter! LOL 









Pardon me if you feel that I have shown too much photos here, hehe. THis photo explains why. My seating corner has the perfect lightning for photograph! 

See! The beautiful soft natural light from ceiling. You can even nice photographs even in the afternoon. Oh btw, the afternoon tea starts from 3pm until 6pm. So yea, it was taken in the afternoon, worried less about the blazing hot sun because we have this shield (transparent ceiling) to cover us! 


I can stop apprasing the amazing soft natural light, it makes like 99% of your photos look good! even taken with a normal quality camera, it will still turns out good! 


So far this is the only indoor space that I've encountered that has such a beautiful soft natural light in door during the day time. 

THe last time I've seen such soft light (a man-made one) was in a wedding photography studio known as Precious Wedding Studio in SS2 

 It was about 20 mins waiting time. While waiting for our high tea to be served, we just took advantage of the fantastic natural lightning there and photographed. 






The Food

Finally, after 20-minute of waiting (and taking photos), the food was served in this exotic looking 3-tier copper  food stand? 

I kid you not, the glistening copper (or bronze)  3 tier food stand was heavy. 



As you can see , the scones were placed at the 2nd tier, so it was very natural for me to pick it first. and yes, it was crunchy and delightful. It golden-crusted warm original and berry scones was crunchy. Saw the strawberry jam and the butter cream on the right side?  

You can spray it on the scones, it tastes better! aside from the awesome crunchiness you get from chewing the scones. 




From left :Red velvet puffs , mini Chocolate swiss rolls , mini raisins . 

While browsing at the high tea photos from the Colonial cafe, I realised the dainty bites might change from time to time. During our patronage, we had these little finger food for the high tea. 

Red Velvet puff :This is my second favourite after the crunchy scones. It red velvelty cream inside was so smooth and sweet.Anyway, my husband claimed that it is too sweet for his liking. 


Mini Chocolate swiss roll : Just another average food on top food stand. Nothing special. 

Mini raisin bun :Yes, slight crunchy and soft inside. You can dip it with the butter cream or strawberry cream as well. 


Carrot cake : Too much carrot cake essence...or the vanilla essence , giving an overly strong of ..not-so-pleasant carrot cake taste. 


Sandwiches :It was normal , but I did enjoy the smoked salmon bread roll and the ham sandwich. I wondered why they don't have kaya butter bread, and  they could substitute it with croissant. 



Hot savouries, YUMMY! 

I like the way how their hot savouries were being served. They kept the food warm in the 'food heater'

The golden crusted, serve freshly savouries are worth coming for. (Something alike to dim sum, but in a western pastry style)


Your stomach will be very full to finish everything from the high tea. We had a break in between browsing phone , while eating. ...and again..taking photos. 








Everything was so glamorous, luxurious there, I mean the setting. and I personally love the old school vibe. So a few photos with the lavish setting there. 





Pricing : 
Rm 70 nett/ person - Colonial Cafe 
Rm 90 nett/person - The Drawing Room 
Rm 120 nett/ person - The Orchid Conservatory 

Afternoon Tea 
3pm - 6pm 
(Only available at the weekends - Sat & Sun)


The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur