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Sunday, 22 March 2015

SimplyD Cafe - Simply Delicious Grand Launching at Avenue K Rooftop

Best Restaurant To Eat was invited to witness the Grand launch of SimplyD Cafe at Avenue K Rooftop on 12th March 2015.

Simplyd Cafe is part of the Delicious Group which is owned by Eastern & Oriental Bhd that brought you the famed Delicious Cafes.

Simplyd Cafe which means Simply Delicious is a new casual dining concept and is set to change the way the customer feels about fast food. It's motto is FUN, FRESH and TASTY.

Simplyd Cafe was born out of an idea from its CEO Mr Steve Alen and his love for Malaysian amazing array of food. With a simple menu comprising of mix-and-match Pastas, Burgers and Cakes, that infused the local favourite into a western meal; and viola a new fusion dish like the Salted Egg Pumpkin Pasta is born.

With fresh and unprocessed ingredients unlike those associated with fast food, Simplyd cafe is indeed simple, unfussy, fast, fresh, great in value and most importantly tasty.

The signature dishes at Simplyd cafe are very simple i.e. Salted Egg Pumpkin Fusilli, Classic Beef Burger and Coconut Pandan Cake. There is no need for frills at Simplyd Cafe where food and drinks are served in colourful melamine bowl and plates.

The first Simplyd Cafe was opened in July 2014 at Nu Sentral Mall i.e. Lot G9, 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur; followed by outlets in The Curve, Lot 158, First Floor, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor and the latest addition is in Avenue K Shopping Mall, C16A, Concourse Level, 156, Jalan Ampang. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Food Trail Food Adventure at Avenue K Kuala Lumpur - Where and What To Eat at Avenue K Food Marathon Part 1

Best Restaurant To Eat was invited for the Avenue K Food Adventure Challenge. This Food Adventure is held in conjunction with the Christmas Celebration at Avenue K.

The question is. How many restaurants are you able to visit and eat in it in a day? The Food Adventure Challenge requires us to visit 20 restaurants in all and samples some of their signature dishes from 10am to 10pm. Each restaurant that we visited and eaten in, are required to get our passport stamped. The restaurant list includes noodles house, buffet restaurant and right up to kiosk outlet. So at the end how many restaurants did we manage to go to? Find out from the 3 part post that we had.

We arrive at 945pm to get our passport for this challenge. After an initial short discussion with our team of four bloggers, we decided to start this epicurean food trail food adventure session.

First on the list of the restaurant to visit was the Wondermama X. Wondermama X’s scrumptious dishes add a sophisticated twist to the traditional. Local flavours are inspired by the old and new. Their Nasi Lemak 2.0, Nyonya Laksa and Marmite Chicken Carbonara are just a few of their many unforgettable fusion hits loved by many. Their unique offering include teh lip smacking Durian Crepe and Banana Nutella Waffles while their cool drink selection include yummy Match Latte, 7-up Asam Boi and Wondermama’s own interpretation of the Three Layer Tea.

The first dish was the Nasi Lemak 2.0 which consists of Sambal Petai Prawn, Kangkung, Kacang, Ikan Bilis, Egg, SP Japanese Style Fried Chicken.

Followed by the Nyonya Laksa which has Egg, Cucumber,Prawns, Fish Cake and Cockle.

Miso Soup Shiong Tong Clam with Red Goji Bean, Salted Egg, Ginger, Chilli Padi and Olive Oil.

Belgian Chocolate With Nuts.

Our second pit stop points us to Marutama Ramen (Non Halal). Marutama was established in Tokyo in 2001, Marutama Ramen has since opened its branches in Ryogoku, Kawaguchi and Saitama. Outside of Japan, Marutama Ramen has established branches in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

Marutama’s main specialty is its Toripaitan soup served with homemade Hakata-styled ramen. The quality of the Toripaitan soup lies in its uniquely prepared 100% pure chicken broth with no added MSG!

We had 2 type of Ramen here which is the Ajitsuke Tamago Ra-men. It is a chicken soup Ra-men with a slice of Roast Pork, Seaweed, Spring Onion and Seasoned Tamago Egg on a spicy and non spicy version.

Simply d is our 3rd pit stop. Simply d offers an array of Western & Asian infused pastas, salads and sandwiches. Expect oodles of tasty noodles, fresh salads, sandwiches & delectable desserts when you visit this little tuck shop on the concourse floor. The latest enterprise form the Delicious group of restaurants, this cafe concept is a variation of the popular chain which will not disappoint.

At Simply d, we tried the Chicken Avocado Wrap with Mushroom Skewer.

Next, is the Salted Egg Pumpkin with Chicken Skewer.

Followed by the PAD THAI.

Finally the desserts of cakes and Ice cream to finish our experience at Simply d.

Our 4th Pit Stop is at the Samba Brazilian. Here we were offered the buffet line of the sumptuous BBQ Brazilian. Samba Brazilian Steakhouse has the honor to announce to all who are craving for a unique dining experience that our catering department is at your service.

Roasted to perfection – Sausages, Beef cuts, pineapples, and even chicken heart (prepared specially for the brave hearts) are examples of Samba’s wide ranging menu that consists of 15 types of meat and seafood served fresh from the churrasqueira. 

The hot/cold salad buffet spread of 30 items are fit for a King! Celebrate your special occasions with our specially selected team of chefs and passadors together with their authentic culinary skill and genuine passion for churrasco. 

We bring the Brazilian fiesta to your doorstep with our mobile kitchen caravan.

For a Full Review of  SAMBA BRAZILIAN, Please click here.

Our final first part pitstop which is our fifth is at Tsukemen Izakaya (Non Halal). Tsukemen & Izakaya Ieyasu takes pride in their ‘Triple Soup’ – made with chicken, fish and pork, cooked carefully for nine hours. 

The unique thick noodle is characterized by our valued customers as “excellently glutinous and perfectly chewy in texture”. 

Back in Japan, the delicious taste of this variety of noodle is loved by more than 80,000 people annually at the battleground of Dipping Noodles – Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Izakaya offers you the authentic Dipping Noodle called ‘Tsukemen’, made with soul and pride. A unique experience to try out this dipping sauce noodles which comes in five dipping sauce namely Sesame, Soy Sauce, Miso, Japanese Curry and Tomato & Cheese,

Food Trail Food Adventure at Avenue K Kuala Lumpur - Christmas Celebration at Avenue K Food Marathon Part 2

As we continue our Food Adventure at Avenue K, we took a short break to enjoy the Christmas festive celebration at the "Santa Party" performance at the Lobby of Avenue K. The area was decorated with the Christmas setting to set you on this wonderful holiday mood. 

Auntie Lilly (FollowMeToEat) Photo session with Santa Claus.

The Pretty Elves and Sexy Santarinas made a grand entry.

To add to this festivity there were performances from the singing sensation, Ms Joy Victor with her strong vocal rendition of the Christmas numbers.

Pretty Elves

and the Sexy Santarinas.

The shoppers were happy to see the performance of the singer and dancers.

and after which there were a photo shooting with the shopper too.

After this super exciting stop, we continued with our Food Adventure @ Avenue K challenge.

Food Trail Food Adventure at Avenue K Kuala Lumpur - Where and What To Eat at Avenue K Food Marathon Part 3

Now comes the final lap of Best Restaurant To Eat Food Adventure @ Avenue K. After our eye feasting at the Santa Party, we decided to head over to Espresso Lab to chill and discuss our next action plan for the Food Adventure while sipping a hot cup of Latte.

Espresso Lab are an integrated specialty coffee company, from farm all the way to the cup. Specialty Coffee is the top 20% of the coffees produced in the world. It is also a movement to ensure sustainability, accountability and transparency in all we do. 

Espresso Lab source their coffee from all over the world, including Brazil, Columbia, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rawanda, Indonesia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and many others. 

To set ourselves apart, we deal directly with farmers and reputable traders, roast and blend our coffees at our Roastwerks facilities at Sunway Damansara, and deliver them to our stores the very next day.

After a cup of latte which awaken our senses, we continue our trail and this time it leads us to WonderKafe & Bar - Situated in a cosy corner of the mall, is Wondermama X’s eclectic sister, WonderKafe & Bar. 

Serving Yakitori snacks like  Chicken, Salmon with Garlic sauce, Beef yakitori and sandwiches with a Japanese inspired concept, this relaxed hangout spot serves an assortment of coffee favourites and cocktails with a Japanese twist. Kampai!

and not forgetting the Wasabi Tako. Strictly not for the faint heart- served raw with a tinge of lemon and wasabi sauce.

Our next pit stop brings us to Presto Bakery & Cafe. Presto caters to food-loving customers who insist on the freshest ingredients and high-quality perishables as well as a dynamic choice of groceries from all over the world. 

Freshest means having the shortest time from the sea, the fields or farms to their store. 

Presto is not only about products. In fact, Presto is about service & the love for good food.

After resting our stomach, we head over to a famous pastry parlour which is Tokyo Pastry for some desserts. Tokyo Pastry introduced the café bakery concept in 2012 and have built their reputation in combining good quality baking with good value for money. 

(Mango Cheese, Black Sesame,Bamboo Charcoal Mille Crepe, Summer Fruit Tarts)

A truly modern patisserie driven by a passion to bake a fabulous assortment of tempting breads, pastries, cakes and macaroons using the finest ingredients. They also feature a variety of fine coffees, brewed to perfection and a food menu that offers gourmet delights mixing innovative Japanese, Asian and European culinary creations to satisfy the senses.

Their European store décor originates from the era of the Meiji Restoration, when Japan promoted the studies, culture and habits of the Western society resulting in the popularity of such European style bakeries in Japan. The exquisite and elegant European style décor of Tokyo Pastry is inherited from such bakeries in Japan, which makes them unique, offering guests a cosy space to indulge in their own time and appreciate the finer things in life.

The next pit-stop leads us to the Kafe Warisan. Kafe Warisan brings local food to AK as an alternative quick bite for shoppers as well as providing a traditional, simple ad fuss-free meal in the comfort of the mall. 

Kafe Warisan provides staple food for the masses with its individually portioned steamed rice selection and signature Ayam Goreng Berempah, a MUST try.

Their specialties also include various flavours of kukus rice and light meals such as Roti Jala, Roti Bom, sweet desserts, steamed tapioca and sweet potato, nasi lemak bungkus, mee siam bungkus, traditional kuih and more. The above is accompanies by local drinks like teh tarik, kopi, cham and other classic local delights. A favorite amongst Malaysians.

We then head over to Sushi Box which is situated across Kafe Warisan - Sushi Box offers affordable, healthy and delicious meals for diners and those on the go. With its easy dining & takeaway concept, Sushi Box aims to provide fresh, high quality Japanese cuisine for those with busy lives.

Next, we proceeded to Krispy Kreme which is situated next to Sushi Box. Krispy Kreme is widely loved around the world for its signature melt-in-your-mouth Hot Original Glazed doughnuts which are made from the same secret recipe since 1937. The tasty recipe is an unforgettable treat passed down from generation to generation. Krispy Kreme is also famous because the doughnuts are made fresh daily and throughout the day using their own proprietary doughnuts mix to ensure quality and consistency.

All of Krispy Kreme stores in the Klang Valley offer the signature Hot Original glazed doughnuts as well as 17 additional varieties, including iced, filled and cake doughnuts. Krispy Kreme also offers high-quality brewed coffee, roasted by Krispy Kreme’s own roast master to exact specifications.

Next, we head over to Maison Dlights Chocolatier (Push Cart, Concourse floor) where we sampled some of the premium quality Chocolate from Belgium.

The Chocolates are 100% Home and Hand Made with 100% Real Chocolates from pure cocoa butter with no preservatives added into it.

This is then followed by our venture to Delifrance. Délifrance is a contemporary French bakery & café offering high qualitative bakery products freshly baked in front of the customer and sandwiches made to order, for every taste and occasion, at a reasonable price, for a flexible budget to visit on a regular basis. 

Délifrance represents the “contemporaneous French bakery & café” merging the simplicity, the authenticity and the “gourmandise” of traditional bakeries world into a convivial, trendy & casual Parisian coffee place.

We did a Christmas Menu Review earlier for Delifrance Avenue K. Please Click Here For the Review.

After that we head over for some for some health drinks and snacks at the UPBEAT. Upbeat Health Bar is focused on serving healthy drinks and wholesome food to our busy and active customers. 

We offer a range of delicious protein smoothies and nutritious wraps and salads. Our products are high in protein and low in fat and refined sugar.

Getting adequate protein can offer many health benefits – for those who want to lose weight, repair muscle, bulk up, improve heart health or boost energy. So come fuel your body at Upbeat Health Bar while you are on-the-go – we make it simple, fast and delicious for you to maintain a healthy diet.

Our Final last 2 outlet to be visited is to cover the Burgers Joint in AK Avenue, the first of which is the much talked about Fast Food Burgers and latest arrival to KL, which is Johnny Rockets. 

Straight out of USA, Johnny Rockets arrives in KL city, ready to shake mealtimes up with song and dance! Serving the ‘original hamburger’ complete with mouthwatering milkshake and cheesy fries, this world renowned classic franchise features the adorable diner-style theme of 1950s America.

Johnny Rockets believes hat everyone deserves a place where they can escape from today’s complicated world and their signature smiley face ketchup, jukebox stations and red vinyl seats are just the thing.

And, the final pit stop is at the Fat Boy's Burger Bar. Fatboy’s the Burger Bar brings the Burger evolution to a new level with its Burger Bar menu where you can build-your-own burger anyhow and anyway you want it. Choose from a list of buns, patties, cheeses, add-ons and sauces and your burger will be cooked to order!

Plus there’s a fat list of our Specially created burgers and other comfort food too! Fatboy’s also offers an excellent venue for friendly gatherings and a chilled environment where we don’t fuss about who you are or what you wear. Pop in and enjoy comfort food like no other.

There are three restaurants that we did not manage to complete our task which were Ah Cheng Laksa, Noodle Shack and Ayers Rock Butcher & Grill. Nevertheless we had truly enjoyed our entire Food Adventure @ Avenue K. It is by far one of the most memorable, exciting and fun food event we had. Bravo to Avenue K for their effort and teamwork to make this events a success.

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