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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Happyman Bake's, Cheras

If baked treats bring you bliss, Happyman Bake's might make your mornings merrier.

Its oat-and-rye sourdough loaves are comfortingly soft and supple, perfect for patrons who shun crustier, chewier bread. A RM20 loaf yields nearly 20 slices, easily sufficient for a family breakfast.

Have it with Happyman's house-made pistachio spread, a distinctive substitute for peanut butter, sumptuously creamy and rich-textured, sweetly nutty rather than savoury (RM45).

Pastries span vanilla custard creme bomboloni, sugary-doughy outside and lusciously stuffed within, channelling= childhood memories of cafeteria buns (RM7), and pain au sea salt chocolat, flaky-crisp and buttery, with that sensuously dark, decadent core of melted chocolate (RM10).

Happyman Bake's

9, Lorong Jintan 2, Taman Supreme, 56100 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 019-930-0727

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Nora by Pajrin's: Singapore Laksa Deliveries

If you're exploring the delicious diversity of laksa, check out Nora by Pajrin's for a tasty take on Singapore laksa, lovingly prepared in Shah Alam by a home cook in tribute to her late mom, Nora.

Thick rice noodles come with a seafood-based curry broth, light and extra-smooth but still satisfyingly creamy, making for a hearty laksa. It's well-topped with cockles, prawns, tenggiri slices and fish cakes for sufficient seafood, rounded out with quail eggs, tofu puffs, beansprouts, daun kesum and cucumber for a distinctive laksa that might be most closely compared to Nyonya-style laksa (RM15).

Nora by Pajrin's

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Shinseikei, Sri Petaling

Chicken ramen for the soul: Sri Petaling's new kitchen for takeout ramen specialises in pleasurably smoky-charred chicken and a cloudy, comfortingly robust broth to complete its Japanese noodle bowls. The Classic Chicken Ramen (RM19.90) is the best bet; the Chicken Mazesoba needs minced meat, a flavourful sauce and more vegetables to rescue it from blandness (RM20.90).


ALLDA Experience Store, 

137-1, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 019-365-6618

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ANTE: Nasi Lemak with Pork Cheek Curry

ANTE's August special puts an extra-comforting spin on nasi lemak, paired with pork cheek curry.

The ANTE team delivers a dish that's delicious in every respect, from the turmeric-tinged rice that's santan-strong, speckled with kerisik for a boost of coconut potency, to the thick, textured sambal and lively, lovely acar of cucumber, onions and pineapple. 

The secret weapon of this pork specialist restaurant is the pork cheek curry - its fleshy-chunky succulence is sheer carnivorous bliss, sultrily but soothingly spiced, for mouthwatering meat at its mightiest, complete with tender potatoes.

This is available at RM23.90 until 31 August for pick-up at ANTE 1 Utama or delivery on GrabFood, Foodpanda, AirAsia Food.


Lot F346, First Floor, Rainforest, New Wing, One Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7732-5204

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

P'sa and D'Chippy, Subang Jaya

Subang's new P'sa and D'Chippy specialises not only in pizzas but fish and chips, both with tinged with a touch of Japanese inspirations.

Toppings for the pizzas span baby octopus with takoyaki sauce to unagi with teriyaki sauce to miso chicken with edamame and seaweed. 

Our best bet might be the Shinsen Na Kaki P'sa (RM39.90), blanketed with fluttering bonito flakes that conceal a trove of fresh-tasting oysters (with at least one or two oysters on each slice), made thick and creamy with a medley of mental and BBQ sauces on mozzarella and cheddar - it's a rich, rewardingly robust pizza, still satisfyingly hot after a speedy 15-minute delivery.

Fish and chips also get extra-decadent with a generous coating of mentai mayo, mellow enough not to drown out the deliciously moist, delicately flaky fish, featured in a chunky fillet with crunchy batter (scrumptious quality for RM19.90). Our only quibble: We wish the curly fries could be swapped out for French fries or wedges.

P'sa and D'Chippy

6G, Jalan SS 15/4, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 012-887-7419

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

iCrust, OUG

OUG's bright new bakery-cafe rises and shines with sourdough loaves, croissants and kouign-amann, crafted in miniature portions that'll be convenient for smaller households, with bread in fun flavours like rum with dried longan, extra virgin olive oil with olives, and truffle oil with almonds.

The loaves can be consumed by two persons in a single sitting - prices feel relatively wallet-friendly. The rum with longan is sweet (RM9). olive oil with olives is laced with savoury-briny bits (RM7); truffle oil with almonds is subtly earthy-nutty (RM8).

The flavours are mild-mannered and understated, so for more satisfying results, pair the bread with iCrust's house-made, preservative-free kaya, thoroughly traditional-tasting, creamy and textured.

Pastries like croissants and kouign-amann also come in small sizes but prove substantially dense (RM3.80 for both together).

iCrust Cafe & Bakery

30, Jalan Lazat 2, Taman Bukit Indah, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-8pm. Tel: 016-734-1516

Friday, July 30, 2021

Fizzsoles: Creamy Chicken Resoles

Fizzsoles' risoles take inspiration from the Indonesian street snack - its signature Creamy Chicken Resoles feature crunchy-fried, crepe-like skins, gloriously golden-brown with a light, thin breading, stuffed with chicken, cubed carrots and potatoes, terrific for a treat at any time of the day. RM15 for six savoury pieces, delivered with cili padi and sweet chilli sauce.

Fizzsoles by The Flour Whisperer
WhatsApp 017-395-1120

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Popo Thunder Tea, Petaling Jaya

Three months old now, Popo Thunder Tea tackles the wholesome Hakka classic of lei cha, beloved long before contemporary rice bowls came into fashion. 

Served out of a PJ kopitiam, the lei cha is alluringly aromatic, rich with tea leaves and herbs blended into a thick, comforting soup that brims with fresh-tasting goodness. Pour it over chewy-nutty brown rice, rounded out with a multi-textured medley of various veggies, tofu, onions and peanuts - plus fried dried prawns that furnish a tasty touch of brininess to garnish the green earthiness of the lei cha (RM11).

Popo Thunder Tea
29, Jalan 2/32, Seksyen 2 Petaling Jaya, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-2pm. WhatsApp: 012-840-3048

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