Visiting two no-frills, no-fuss venues for protein-packed meals, starting with Anya Kitchen at the Southgate commercial centre.
Rosemary-tinged marinated chicken burger with thigh meat, fried egg, cheese, tomatoes & cucumbers (RM12.90). The bun's a bit too mass-market, but this works well enough to satisfy a simple (read: non-hipster) burger craving.
Roast pork with noodles & egg (RM10.90). Soul food that might hit the spot for certain customers on stress-filled afternoons.
Egg emerges again for the final course, conspiring with pork bacon, basil & capsicum to create a satisfactory pizza for RM15.
Next up, The Grizzly Bear at Taman Paramount, which serves a mean range of meaty specialities spanning lamb chops to chicken chops.
The big breakfast is basic but it isn't bad; there's a plump sausage, plus a substantial omelette (more egg! it's all about the albumin for this entry) stuffed with cheese & more sausage meat, partnered with baked beans, fries, toast & a salad. RM18.
Could this feed a hungry bear? It sure left us feeling ready to head into hibernation.
Mixed juices are among the highlights here. Combine, say, lime with celery. RM8.
Anya Lifestyle Kitchen
Southgate Commercial Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm, Sat, 10am-6pm. Tel: 03-9226-1375
The Grizzly Bear,
5, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya
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