Monday, June 08, 2020

Dinner at Blackbyrd KL, Platinum Park

"I want to have dinner at a place with a view. Can you find one?"

During this CMCO period, it was not easy to find a place to dine with a view of KLCC as it would either be closed or fully booked due to the social distancing rule. This limits the number of seats in a restaurant.

I called Blackbyrd KL and I requested for a table on Saturday. But, they were fully booked. Fortunately, the person in charge was kind enough to inform me that there will be a table available on the following day. Blackbyrd also shared their menu via whatsapp with me.

So, if you want to dine-in anywhere in this covid situation, it is best to call beforehand.

Parking at Platinum Park was easy, but I never figured out where the lift was (lack of signages, I think). I did find the lift eventually with the help of the jockey when I wanted to pay parking and go to the basement again.

Upon entering the lobby of the building, there will be a temperature check, scanning of QR code for details and they were pretty strict about wearing a mask. We went up to Level 50.

I was glad my request to be seated at a table with a view was given. The view was amazing! I never get tired of the view of this concrete jungle.

The view from Blackbyrd KL

I kind of knew what I wanted to order as I did some research on what was good. So, I ordered the Crispy Nori Crunch, Chicken Satay, Seafood Linguine Aglo Olio and Mie Goreng Sambal Metah.

Crispy Nori Crunch - tempura nori seaweed, spicy salmon, salmon roe, parmesan. I particularly enjoy this dish. It was crispy and a bit spicy which gave it a good kick. It was also something different and new to try.

Chicken Satay - Minced chicken and peanut sauce. It does not taste like the chunky Kajang satay. But, this satay tasted pretty good with the seasoning not being overwhelming.

Mie Goreng Sambal Metah - Seabass fillet, sambal metah, noodle and fish cracker. This dish looked similar to the mamak mee goreng but it does not taste like it. Its less oily and the spice is different. I ordered this as the reviews recommended this. The dish was alright especially with the seabass in it.

Seafood Linguine Aglio Olio- prawn, mussel, squid and white wine. I think this comes highly recommended for someone craving seafood and pasta. The portion was just right and there was no fishy seafood taste to it which made it an enjoyable meal.

I read that the portions were small. But I think it was a good size. Two plates of noodles were too much actually for the two of us.

Blackbyrd has a nice bar too.

It was all good and price wise, it was not too bad. The service was good too.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

D Empire Restaurant at Pavillion KL

I stumbled upon D Empire in Pavillion while I was looking for food to eat. I did not feel like having any Japanese or Chinese food - I did not want Asian food.

D Empire was located on Level 6 of Pavillion. They serve European cuisine. Lunch set comes with a main couurse, soup of the day and drink.

I tried their lamb shank, pesto pasta and tiramisu.

The lamb shank was pretty good.

I still prefer Eatalia and Porto Romano's pesto pasta.

The tiramisu here was ok. It went well with their generous 2 scoops of ice cream.

Will I make another visit to D Empire? Yes.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Mr Fish @Starling Mall

If you have not tried the fish fillet noodle or fish head noodles from Mr Fish in Starling Mall, you HAVE TO!

The fish head was crispy and the fish fillet was boneless. The milky noodle soup with prawns as add on made everything sweeter😀

Mr Fish is located at the Basement near Jaya Grocer.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Din Tai Fung, Suria KLCC

I have not been exploring the malls in KL much. I wanted to go to Pavillion KL today but the carpark was full I could not even enter. So, I diverted to KLCC instead where there was ample of parking. An option would then be to walk to Pavillion. But, once inside KLCC, there were so many shops I needed to 'catch up' with that I decided to go to Pavillion on another day.

By the time it was dinner, I had no plans of what or where to eat. I was on my way up to the highest floor of the mall when I stumbled upon Din Tai Fung. I know the queue was always long at Pavillion. So, it was a no brainer to quickly try to get a table for three. As luck would have it, we were seated easily and few minutes later, throngs of people entered the restaurant to dine too.

Food was really good. Not the oily or full with ajinomoto cooking. We ordered
Xiu liong pao
Siew Mai
Beef noodle soup
Pea sprout with garlic
Beef fried rice
Mayonaise prawn
Thousand layer cake

Good stuff!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Breakfast at home

I have forgotten how easy cooking at home can be. Over the past four years, I hardly had time to cook a proper meal in my kitchen. I was too busy working! Cooking at home involves shopping for the ingredients and washing up. I also tend to throw untouched food from my refrigerator as it would be sitting there for weeks. So, I hardly grocery shop and most of the time ate out. Food panda, Uber Eat, Honest Bee and EAT delivery services were heaven sent 😀

Finally, I get this long holiday in December and I figured using the kitchen to cook would be a good start. It has been fantastic so far. No more nestum with milk for breakfast in December😆 As for the washing up, I make sure to schedule my maid to come after I have done the heaviest cooking🙃

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Chinese Sticky Honey Pork Ribs

I never knew how to make my meat sticky. I never tried, till today.
Holidays give me time to make homecooked food and do decent grocery shopping.

I bought pork ribs with the intention of just making ABC soup. But, I did not want the same old boiled pork ribs for the entire pack I bought. So, I searched online to make ribs with honey and this Chinese Sticky Ribs came up.

This recipe was fab as I only needed 3 cups of water, 3 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon oil. It took less than 30 minutes to cook on the stove. So that was a bonus too!

I was very happy with how my meal turned out to be. This recipe is definitely a keeper 😀

Friday, December 15, 2017

Super Saigon, Hartamas

I enjoyed the food at Super Saigon in Hartamas. It is originated from Melbourne.

Spring rolls - Nice filling but I preferred the ones wrapped with rice paper like the ones in Vietnam Kitchen in Publika.

Pho with beef and beef balls - Thumbs up for this pho. The best pho I have tasted in KL.

Bahn Mi with lemongrass chicken - This was my first try at eating banh mi. I loved that the bread was crispy and it went so well with the vege and lemongrass chicken inside.

Drinks - so-so

Eatalia, Hartamas

December holidays are here! No better time to update my blog adn enjoy good food around me😀

Eatalia is an Italian restaurant I stumbled upon one day. It was always packed with people and the diners sitting outside were usually expats. I take it expats know what good Italian food was!

Food ordered:


Spinach Ravioli



I loved their spinach ravioli, tenderloin and tiramisu. I went back again another time for lunch where I had thier pesto pasta and mushroom soup. Good stuff!

Monday, July 31, 2017



Loving it!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mii 2 Noodle @Publika

Stumbled upon Mii 2 Noodle shop at Publika today. I was suppose to try Go Noodle but mistakenly entered Mii 2. I only realised I was not in Go Noodle after looking at the menu which had limited choices and the server telling me they have only been opened for 1 month.

Anyway, it was a good mistake becaise their homemade noodles were really good. I was told that their specialty was their homemade loh mee.

Not being a fan of loh mee, I settled for their homemade mee, which was like pan mee. It would be nice to have fishballs or meatballs to complement the dish. I settled for fried dumplings in the end.

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