Sunday, September 14, 2014

That Latte Place, Revisited.

My first visit to That Latte Place was more than a year ago, with my best friend Lauren in tow for a girly afternoon coffee session. It was newly opened then, and still somewhat under the radar when the large cafe crowds have not hit them.

I immediately fell in love with the place - I loved the al-fresco cafe experience set in a courtyard bungalow surrounded by lush greenery. So what if I was all sweaty and itchy from bug bites all over, it was all part of That Latte's Place charm. On top of the friendly service,  hearty breakfast sets and good coffee of course!

  

As sad as I was to hear that they were no longer operating at Persiaran Ritchie, imagine my delight to find out that they are now running business at this new shopping mall called IKON in Taman Connaught which is super near my house!

Hence this week's Sunday brunch expedition is of course to check out That Latte Place's new home!


It's pretty easy to locate That Latte Place because there still aren't many tenants in this new mall. I was secretly happy that the place was packed - this means it still manages to charm new and regular customers alike, be it with or without that luscious greenery that made it famous!

We ordered the Hearty Breakfast Set (RM18) that comes with roasted potatoes, toast, eggs, sauteed mushrooms, chicken sausages, crispy hash brown and salad.

I had the House Eggs Ben (RM18). That Latte Place has the most perfect poached eggs in town and I seriously don't know how they do it! 

Obligatory yolk porn pic. Admit it, this egg yolk is prettier than you.

Ordered latte at That Latte Place, just to complete the whole Sunday brunch experience.

I love you eggs and I just can't stop looking at you 

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That Latte Place
 Ikon Connaught, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 56000

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Row Row Row Your Boat Noodles @ Kuay Tiew Reua

I don't know about you, but I'm personally a huge fan of the Thai boat noodles craze in Malaysia. For someone with a small appetite, I almost never finish my bowl of regular noodles/rice/ pretty much anything I order actually! So my boyfriend pretty much moonlights as DBKL whenever he's out with me >.<

So I guess you can see how boat noodles appeals to people like me! I get to order as much (or as little!) as I want! This is every small eater's dream! My first time trying boat noodles was at Boat Noodle Empire Damansara. Sadly I didn't have a good experience there as the noodles and service was mediocre, and the price was pretty steep for noodles alone.

Alas, I couldn't resist when another boat noodle outlet opened in Kuchai Lama! Read reviews online that this outlet serves a more authentic version of boat noodles that comes with pork instead of chicken and beef, and that it was run by a local and his Thai wife. 

Boat noodles here I come again! 


There are 3 types of noodles to select from - Thai kuey teow (like regular kuey teow but slightly thinner), rice vermicelli or glass noodles. And then you can choose to order the soup or dry verion. Each bowl is RM1.90, pretty much the standard market price.

Brought Cayden along to try out boat noodles! But he tak layan coz he was still recovering from a bad bout of rashes

Each bowl came with a tiny pork meatball, a few slices of meat and generous garnishing.

I preferred the dry version as compared to the soup as I love the tasty sauce and fried shallots! 

Don't forget to order a packet of crispy Thai pork rind from the counter! This goes great with the noodles!

How I like it- with lotsa homeade Chilli flakes, a teaspoon of Thai fish sauce and a side of crisp.


Cayden and his stack of noodle bowls! Stacking the bowls was the only thing he was excited about haha.

The bill came up to about RM36 for 16 bowls of noodles + drinks. Still pretty pricey for noodles alone and we were not even full after that lol. Think you'll need to eat about 8-10 bowls per person to make it a proper meal.

 The simple, fuss-free interior of the shop where you eat and go. Not ideal for dates or lepaking with your friends so save that for the hipster cafes okay.


Kuey Tiew Reua Authentic Thai Boat Noodle
40G, Jalan Kuchai Maju 9, 
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 
Kuala Lumpur
Closed on Mondays | Break time: 2.30- 5pm
 *be prepared to queue up during peak hours and be there early for dinner as they sell out fast!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

About Time

Happy long weekend! So glad there's finally a public holiday because the usual weekends are simply passing me by too quickly! Such is the reality of the sad working adult life where the only times you look forward to are the weekends. And public holidays. And sometimes Fridays.. Sigh.

Anyway, today we decided to go vintage watch shopping! Anyone who knows me in real life knows my love for vintage casio watches because I wear the same gold watch every day for the past 2 years lol. But today I decided it's time to get a new one because well, it's about time!


We were recommended to get the watch from this particular shop by our friends because this shop has been around for the longest time and sells the largest array of vintage casio watches in town! At a cheaper price too! 

Clocks.. clocks everywhere! Is what comes across your mind when you first step in.



I swear I've never seen more clocks and watches in one shop, and this shop has 2 shops :O

Torn between these two beauties! Guess which one I got in the end?

Black Casios are pretty cool too! Maybe next time..

In the end I decided to go for the one on the left, because it was the one that I wanted all along


Okay lah I could get used to this new wrist bling tehee

If you're looking to shop for a vintage casio watch, I would definitely recommend for your to check out this shop! They really have a large collection of vintage Casio watches, and the boss was really patient and accommodating to us. He was still in a jovial mood even though I had to ask him to adjust the settings and straps multiple times (don't ask why haha).

Do pay them a visit if you want to get yourself a watch, address as below! 


Kedai Jam Perniagaan Jam May May
374, Jalan Raja Laut, 
50350 Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, August 24, 2014

#Happiest5k


Super stoked to be a part of KL's first ever Color Run! As a non-morning person, waking up before the crack of dawn with less than 4 hours of sleep the night before was way more significant for me than completing the run itself lol.

The crowd turnout was INSANE! There were soooooo many people that they had to let us in by the batches. We had to wait for about 30 minutes before we could even start running.


And even then we waited for the next batch to meet up with our friends who were way way behind! Coz we had nothing better to do, we had time to plan this epic selfie haha.

First stop was orange! Volunteers throw orange-colored cornstarch flour at you while you run pass the station, and that's how you get drenched in colors.


I didn't take much pictures here coz my eyes were blinded by the flour some idiot threw in my face. I just wanted to get the hell out of there lol.

But hey at least someone's happy (to survive).

Next stop: yellow

Yellow wasn't much fun coz the color wasn't pigmented enough. No good pictures opportunities so we just ran passed it in a flash.

But Blue was fun!


There were lots of color to go around so we started throwing them at each other. COLOR FIGHTTTTT!! 

And then this Ka Wah came out of nowhere and dump a huge fistful of color on my face. And I wasn't even mad at him. Happiest 5k indeed lol.

The ground was a nice shade of blue so Fresh and I decided to lie on it and take pics from above

Then some a-hole started dumping color on us #shitweendureforgoodpictures #notevenmad

Last stop: red!

Red was supposed to be the highlight of the run- the most epic one as red is the brightest color of them all. Imagine our disappointment when we ran passed it just to be told that they ran out of red dust. Volunteers were asking us to scoop it up from the ground and throw it on ourselves. Um, no thanks?

This pic below was literally the last red of it all:
And he threw it into thin air wtf. 

Reluctantly, we made it to the finish line.

Us, after the run! Tired, a lil disappointed but still happy to have made it!


To conclude the run, there was a finale festival where everyone will open up their pack of flour and throw it in the air when cued by the emcees.

Wait for it...





This was it, what I woke up at 5.30am for. And man, does it make for such pretty pictures! I just wished I had my own packet of flour to toss too but it was still so much fun watching everyone laughing and jumping in good fun :)

The aftermath:
this is as colorful as Ka Wah's hair will ever get haha.

nice shirt, too.