Thursday, January 19, 2012

Living Food & Earth Food

Living Food: Round Two. Earth Food: Round Three.
Earlier entry on Living Food: January 5, 2012.
Earlier entries on Earth Food: January 17, 2011 & November 9, 2011.

Need an interlude from festive feasting? Head to Living Food for a plate of guacamole _ creamier than butter but far healthier, fueled by avocado-powered nutrition & gussied up with tangy mango salsa & triangles of dehydrated rosemary bread.

We packed a roast duck sandwich to go, featuring carrots, cranberries & seeds in Living Food's own focaccia. Looked wilted a few hours later, but still tasted more interesting & wholesome than Subway, with fresh meat instead of processed cuts.

The salad selection here is surprisingly compact, comprising only four or five recipes, but we imagine that bona fide vegetarians would have no beef with this mix of Napa cabbage, avocado, cranberries, cucumber, seeds & sprouts in ginger dressing.

Desserts are mainly dairy-free items with unrefined ingredients. Living Food's almond milk brownie is full of grainy goodness, but what tickles our taste buds is the Nanaimo _ a no-bake, triple-layer Canadian confection with a crumbly base, a pudding-like midsection & a thin topping of dark custard.

Japanese drip coffee & house-blend chai tea.

Another health food outlet that keeps us coming back: Earth Food, which now has an ecologically friendly car wash where our Myvi can be scrubbed with biodegradable cleansing products.

A cozy little plant shop has also opened here, perfect for fans of flora.

Feed the fish! Check out this pool where our finned friends swim. Be sure to ask Earth Food's proprietors for some bread to toss them.

Feed the humans! Charcoal noodles fried with sesame oil, a guilt-reduced substitute for greasy hawker concoctions. More flavorsome than expected.

Stir-fried red cabbage & walnuts. Or is it purple? OK, so red cabbage is purple cabbage.

Potentially even more doctor-approved than frozen yogurt, Earth Food serves eggless ice cream, using cane sugar for a lower glycemic index.

Flavors include decaffeinated coffee, Belgian chocolate, vanilla, peppermint with almond candy, as well as nutmeg with rum & raisin (think eggless eggnog).

The paintings on these walls are all for sale. Ten percent of proceeds go to the Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd Teenage Center.

Wine made with organic grapes, but costing not much more than regular vintages.

And with this entry, Eat Drink KL marks three years in existence. After more than 1,200 posts, we haven't withered ... yet.

Living Food @ Tun Razak,
Menara Tan & Tan, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2181-2778

Earth Food,
289, Jalan Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-4251-5551
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32 comments:

  1. The Canadian confectionary sounds so Jap to me and the chai tea is my cup of tea :p

    The charcoal noodles looks like it has d 'wok hei' :)

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    1. Ulric: oh yeah, i had not heard of that canadian dessert before. i wonder how the original, non-organic version might taste =) and you're right, the noodles did have a bit of 'wok hei.' but only a bit :D

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  2. All d food r unique.........
    Nice ......nsomething tat we don't find in others

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    1. Simple Person: yeps, unique and healthy as well! a good combination :D

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  3. Congrats on 3 yrs of blogging :)

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  4. i think i should bring my mom here!

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    1. Michelle: i hope she enjoys it, if you do! =)

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  5. Happy 3rd B'day, Eat Drink KL! :)

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    1. Bangsa-babe: heheh, thanks! :D

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  6. I'm not interested in such healthy offerings but I love the place. Looks like a really nice place for a coffee!

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    1. Eiling: heheh, ya, i only like healthy food if it tastes good =) but you're right, the setting for earth food is very nice. a garden escape from the city :D

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  7. Oh wow! I really like the first photo. I love the color combination of the cream color and that some blue tone. I really like it. If you go back to the place can you take some more pictures of the furniture of that color combination? I'm just looking for a good inspiration for my new room as decorations

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    1. Rad: for you, i'll do that! :D again, i actually didn't really observe the decor until you pointed it out. you have a great eye for that =)

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    2. Lets say I'm not really hungry so I am not focussing on the food hahaha. I actually just saw one of the other entries of this place posted January last year and couldn't find this decor in any of the photos you had posted. This might be just a simple white decor that looks kind of yellowish creamish because of the lighting?

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    3. Rad: oh, these are actually two separate places. the one in the picture you like is called Living Food, while the other place with the garden and all is Earth Food. you might be correct though, about the lighting causing it too look creamish. i can't quite recall, heh. sorry =)

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  8. Feed the fish or feed the humans? Hmm. I'll definitely go for feed the fish! ;)

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    1. I meant feed the humans! Oops, what a slip. :P

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    2. Kenny: perhaps it wasn't a slip! fish have feelings too (or so 'finding nemo' taught us) :P

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  9. Would like to go back to Earth Food to take some nice photos. :P

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    1. CK: your pictures of earth food are already nice! :D

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  10. O hail to eatdrinkkl!! What would I do without your presence! Hehe! Keep up the good blogging work n happieeee 3 years anniversary! :D

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    1. Augustdiners: thank you! here's wishing you a very happy & fruitful year of the dragon in advance :D

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  11. Happy anniversary! 1200 posts that's awe inspiring. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: thanks! one by one, day by day, i guess they all slowly add up =)

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  12. Thanks for these healthy eating options in KL. BTW, we're heading to Melaka for CNY and was wondering if you have any recommendations for good food there?

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    1. Nha: hope you have a great time in malacca. Unfortunately it's been too many years since I actually lived there, so I don't really know what's good to eat there anymore...

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    2. no problemo. there's a few blogs on melaka's food options so its all good :D

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  13. 3 years and 1200 posts! Congras. Keep the post coming:D

    Earth food looks like an awesome clean green space. And with a car wash as well...brilliant biz idea.

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    1. Missyblurkit: thanks! :D heheh, yeah, i guess the green spaces in ampang are perfect for restaurant settings. and not too far from the city center, luckily! not sure the car wash is faring too well for now though. needs more publicity, i think...

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  14. living food looks super healthy there! 1200 posts on food are really alot :D grats!

    Latest: Largest CNY Event Ever!

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    1. Fish: oh yeah, i think eating at living food everyday might be the path to a healthy system! heheh. and thanks! :D

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