Food Around Me: The Daily Grind

On weekends normally we would reward ourselves with something different than usual. I just remembered that this place has got the best desserts for waffle-lovers a.k.a my husband. So we head to Bangsar Village 1 to the Daily Grind. Since it is about lunch time, we ordered: Triple Stack Burger  which consists of three beef patties covered with cheddar cheese, beef bacon, mushroom, sautéed onions, ketchup, mustard & fried egg. Yuuummm!!

Triple Stack Burger – RM 37

And Old Fashion Waffles as dessert of which the waffle is  being stuffed with fresh cream and strawberries. It also comes with sweet maple syrup and the silky smooth and light vanilla ice-cream. It was delish!

Old Fashion Waffle – RM 18

One word….. satisfying! =)

The Daily Grind
LG 8 Lower Ground, Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Business Hours:
Everyday 11:00am-11:00pm

Telephone: +60 3 2287 6708
+60 3 2287 6707



Food Around Me: Kulcats Barrio, TTDI

I had sort of a small reunion last weekend with my primary school friends. Yeap! We’ve been friends since Standard One and we still keep in touch.

We had the reunion at Kulcats Barrio, TTDI as majority of my friends are either from TTDI or Damansara – except me. Well, I used to live my whole life in Damansara until I moved to Ampang in 2010.


I didn’t know at first that there are cafes in Taman Tun (wow! TTDI have changed a lot!). The place is quite small though because it is forever crowded with people. Food wise, not too bad. We ate these:

From top left clockwise: Pan Seared Seabass RM27, Kulnachos RM16, Meatball Pasta RM20, Sloppycats Burger RM20

From top left clockwise: Pan Seared Seabass RM27, Kulnachos RM16, Meatball Pasta RM20, Sloppycats Burger RM20

For drinks we had:

Drink1 - Watermark

From Left: Banana Belafonte, Ice Peach Tea RM7

Kulcats Barrio
35 Lorong Rahim Kajai 13
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Business Hours:
Mon – Thu12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat – Sun12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Telephone: +60 3 7733 3420


A trip down to JB

Year end is known to be the honeymoon month. Particularly because it is the last month of the year and everyone is busy clearing off their leave before it is being forfeited.

So my husband and I decided to take a trip down to Johor Bahru from 21st December to 25th December 2013. Flights were cheap! Especially Malindo which offered RM40 per trip all in. We bought tickets back from JB to KL with Malindo. As for the trip to JB, although Malindo was cheaper but we just cannot stand the early morning flight – its too early for us! Just imagine, flight at 7am, we need to be there at least 1 hour earlier (although there’s online check-in, it is safer to reach at the airport early), means we need to get up at least 5am to shower and take the cab and rush to the airport…. That’s not gonna happen! So we opt to take AirAsia instead that offered flight at 2ish pm to JB.

Main reason for us to go to JB is FOOD! And for the benefit of my husband who is a big-fan of LEGO. Also since my brother-in-law is currently staying in JB and we have our very close friend of ours who grew up in JB, we figured that it is a good idea to pay them a visit too!

Here’s the summary of the places that we went to:

May I introduce you to ……… BAKSO!

Situated near Larkin Stadium, this is a family owned business where the shop is just outside their housing compound. Those with ill-hearted should not come here as it is right next to the Chinese cemetery =p Still….. despite the location, the taste of Bakso here is sooooo good!


Next we visited the development of Puteri Harbour which is located at Lebuh Laksamana Nusajaya. Nothing much here except for some yacht and shops like Hello Kitty for the kids and Lat Cafe (famous for the Lat comic books).

Puteri Harbour

Lat Cafe

The next day, our good friend brought us to have a go at Lontong Kering at Hutan Bandar near JB city.


My husband said its good. For me… am not a fan of nasi himpit but the taste was not too bad.

By night, we were brought to this place for dinner which is famous for its black pepper crab! It was deeeliicciioouusss!


The next day, we went to the Johor Premium Outlet (“JPO”) Indahpura, Kulaijaya. A short 10 minutes drive if you are from Senai International Airport but if you are coming from JB City, it will take approximately 20-30 minutes to reach JPO.

Premium Outlet

Weather was good – not too hot. I would say they have 4 sections. North and South with 2 floors on each side – clean especially the toilets are well maintained! Shop wise, somewhat similar to Premium Outlets in the US but pricing wise, in my opinion, Premium Outlets in US have  more choices and waaaaay cheaper (even after converting to RM of course!)

I was hoping to buy some pair of jeans here but seemed like they think Malaysians are super petite by only having extra small and small sizes only! So I went back empty handed.

We also visited Kota Iskandar which is along the way to Puteri Harbour. Reminds me of Putrajaya though.

A must-see destination that embraces Islamic design elements, harmonising humanity with Johor’s history, heritage, culture and nature.

Kota Iskandar

Our food exploration quest continues.. Which leads us to Roost Yogurt! The yogurt is light and you get to choose your toppings.

The address is 9 Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru. There’s a couple of shop houses – one of it is the Roost Yogurt.

You should see the interior of this shop. They are very creative to improvise cardboards into sofas. There is even a shopping trolley that was converted into a seat!


If you are a spicy food fan, there’s this place, that is a must try in JB – Ayam Penyet Banafee.  Located at 9022 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru. Starts at 5pm daily.

You need to come early else there are no seats or worse – when they run out of Ulams.


Last but not least – LEGOLAND! This is where my sister said to put a kid’s leash on my husband so that he won’t be out of sight! Hahaha!

Here’s the address: Jalan Legoland, Bandar Medini.

Legoland is OK. Entrance fee for Adult is RM140 and mostly all are kiddy rides. Hermph! But what impressed him most is the miniature of buildings all around the world! Check this out! (these are some pictures taken on that day)