Avenue K Mall invited 50 Bloggers on a one day Food Adventure. The concept is to indulge yourself in 20 Food Outlets. Wait, 20 in one day? You gotta be kidding me! They provided us a Food Passport. One stop one dine equals one stamp. We should at least visit 10 restaurants. So are you ready for this fun gastronomical challenge?
Here are the list of the 20 restaurants. I strike the ones in my list.
1) Tokyo Pastry
2) Heritage Cafe
4) The Noodle Shack
6) WonderKafe & Bar
10) Ah Cheng Laksa
13) Ayers Rock Butcher & Grill
Maison Dlights Chocolatier
Presto Bakery & Cafe
18) Fat Boy’s Burger Bar
20) Johnny Rockets
First Stop: WonderMama X
Spotted on our list of food adventure. We wonder no more and headed to WonderMama X. I had my eye on Nasi Lemak but shifted to WM’s breakfast all set ’cause ya know I’ve been eating Nasi Lemak at the office like almost every day but when Jessy asked me to try her Nasi Lemak, I was like, jeez, I should had Nasi Lemak.
WonderMama is a local Malaysian restaurant. Since they bring out the best of traditional Local and multicultural food. I tried WM All Day Breakfast Set that includes bake beans with macaroni, toast with egg, chicken hotdog, smoke salmon, beef bacon and green salad. Love everything except the bake beans with macaroni.
And yes the 3 layer Pandan. My tastebud love it.
There’s something about the atmosphere that made me wander. The ambiance set up is effortlessly way creative. Artistic in every way, from tinted glass window to floors and ceiling. They definitely kick-it-the-hipster-style!
WM All Day Breakfast Set Price: RM 23.90
3 Layer Pandan Pice: RM 8.50
G-8C, Ground Floor
156 Jalan Ampang
Touchdown: Marutama Ra-men
Fasten your seatbelts because I will take you to Japa, wait for it nese restaurant. I’m a fan of soup (rich soup) and Marutama has it all. I usually go to Marutama at Farenheit 88 and so glad that they have new branch in Avenue K.
We initially asked for one ra-men only and all of us will taste it however that passport stamp challenge, one food equals one passport food adventure stamp. The waitress served us bowl of hot ramen with seasoned flavoured egg and seaweed. As always, I love the seasoned egg. What’s nice about this Ra-men is that you can choose non spicy or spice it up all the way.
Oh, that melt in your mouth pork fat was solid!
Ejitsuke Tamago Ra-men Price: RM22.50
UC-7, Upper Concourse Level
156 Jalan Ampang
Now brewing at Avenue K: EspressoLab
There’s something about Baristas, they’re nice, friendly and they make you smile just like coffee, it brightens your day. Guess it takes one to know one. I was once a Barista and I love it when my customers are infected with my smile. At espressoLab, we were infected not just by the Baristas smile but as well as his laugh and genuinely.
In my almost 3 years of being an expat in Malaysia, I’ve never been to any coffee shop that makes me feel that way. It reminds me of my favorite coffee shop in the Philippines which I often called my third place between work and home. The Cafe Latte’s aroma is alluring plus the coffee art makes it more appealing.I’m not really into sweets however out of the luscious cakes, the Vanilla Cheesecake tiramisu and Nutella Mille Crepe stands out.
I’m not sure if other branches have the friendliest Baristas too but I will definitely go back to EspressoLab especially that Summer and Sky have an eye on the coffee shop as one of our newest hang out in the city.
So go get that coffee for a quick caffeine recharge and cakes of your choice for ultimate sugar rush!
Cafe Latte: RM 11
Oreo Mille Crepe: RM 14
Tiramisu Price: RM 14
Vanilla Mille Crepe: RM 14
Salted Whiskey: RM 16
Vanilla Cheesecake: RM 12
Nutella Mille Crepe: RM 14
C-13, Concourse Level
Our next Meat Up: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria
Samba is haven for meat lovers the brazillian way. The meat is cooked in churrasco style. The waiter sliced the huge slabs of meat from skewers into our plates and we were like, ohhh how many more meat? The waiter smiled and uttered, we have 15 of these. Yes you heard it right, 15! They offer 15 cuts of meat from lamb, squid, shrimp, chicken, sausage and even cinnamon-spiced pineapple.
The lamb with rosemary and garlic, shrimp and the Sausage are my favorites. The ambiance is superb. The air-conditioned area is filled with interesting brazillian designs and live acoustic music at the back ground. If you’re a smoker like me and love outdoor views then you may want to sit outside, from the alfresco vantage point you can take a glimpse of the view of the KLCC.
And oh, Cachaca Cocktails for the win!
Tip: Eat it while it’s still hot in your plate.
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse Churrascaria
Level 3, Avenue K,
No. 156, Jalan Ampang
Off to our 5th Destinasi: Upbeat Health Bar
Taking it slow this time. We unravel the mystery of Upbeat – a healthy bar just occupy a small area at the second level near the fitness first gym. Lurking all Gym Fanatics to go no further but have a quick stop at healthy Bar. Awesome tactics Upbeat though I think it’s not just for health conscious, it’s for everyone who wants to quench their thirst and tortilla wrap to go.
I had Berry Slim classified as Skinny shakes mixed with honey, blueberries, strawberries, vanilla whey and soy milk. Confused? Me too! But hey, it’s delicious! Now add that Wholesome Croquette, a tortilla wrap with baked mushroom croquettes, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and secret house sauce with 411kcal and the regular Berry Slim for 246kcal. Oh Yes, Calories are calculated here.
So head over to Upbeat and just tapao all the way if you’re too busy to stay.
Berry Slim: RM 11.90
Wholesome Croquette: RM 8.90
Upbeat Health Bar
Level 2, Avenue K
156 Jalan Ampang,
Buckle up: Sleigh Ride (not) @ Avenue K Santa’s Show
Time flies, Time checked: 4PM, We gathered at the ground floor atrium to witness Santa’s Party’ Performance. Filled with Santa sitting in his hot pink Ak Mini, Christmas decorations, you can feel Christmas is so close. Santarinas in red and green dance show time was very entertaining. The aerialist show left me speechless though.
The Journey continues to
the French Republic: Delifrance
How could you go wrong with a French Cafe? Croissants, Pains au Chocolat, baguettes, you name it, they have it.My favorite choice would always be Le Sandwich Tuna D’llcious, black coffee and chocolate macaroon. Since Christmas is in the air, they do have some Christmas Special delights in their menu.
Prepare for Landing: SimplyD
Interesting fusion of Asian and Western food with a casual trendy setting. Mixed and match that delish noodles, veggies and pasta – That’s SimplyD!
Looks like they already made preparation for our arrival, food selection was overwhelming, I had Caesar Turkey Bacon and mushroom Salad and a crisp meringue shell, topped with cream, lychees and strawberries for dessert. That Strawberry Pavlova Cake is so yummy, pretty and sweet! You can’t resist.
It was just too much, we had to Tapao! It was fun, fast and just tasty. The outlet is located near H&M, just a few walks from the LRT. So if on the go is your thing, stop by at SimplyD. They’ll serve it fresh and fast for you.
And yes, a good meal ought to begin with SimplyD.
Mushroom Skewer: RM 5.00
Caesar Turkey Bacon: RM12.00
Strawberry Choc Pavlova: RM 9:00
Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang
Creating Sweet Magic Moments: Krispy Kreme
While most people would pick something luscious chocolate doughnut stuffed with anything sugary, I always stick to the original glazed. That Crystal texture of the hot glazed doughnut simply melts in my mouth.
Backpacking Style: Sushi Box, Maison Dlights Chocolatier, Presto Bakery
It was like combo trip, I had Salmon set at Sushi Box, Belgian white chocolate at Maison and some bread from Presto bakery. It was tapao all the way. One thing I like about this trio is that the Staffs are very friendly especially at Presto, they have special Christmas treats for everyone.
Sushi Box / Maison Dlights Chocolatier / Presto Bakery
Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang
Last Stop: Tsukemen and Izakaya
This last stop was like feast to my stomach. Hands down to their signature Tsukemen, a noodle dish with Pork slices, ramen, bamboo shoots, eggs, seaweeds served with 5 types of sauce. My picked were Soy sauce and Sesame Sauce and I’ll tell you why. This deserve a separate post. I love this restaurant, staffs are really friendly. I even gain friends and one of them is from my hometown. Small world isn’t it?
Tsukemen and Izakaya
L3 – 4B, Level 3
Avenue K, 156,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
So overwhelmed with the food adventure, not sure how many cigarettes I took. I left the group early. Got 11 stamps on my passport. The experience was fun. Thanks MJ for extending the invitation and Thank you Avenue K for this amazing food adventure.
Note: This event was made possible by Avenue K, a Food Adventure held last Nov 29, 2014