Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hill Street Coffee Shop Malaysia @ MyTOWN Shopping Centre

Singapore's Hill Street Coffee Shop has rolled into KL, offering a colourful slice of colonial-era kopitiam nostalgia in a space that's bursting with murals & ornaments primarily inspired by the historical Central Fire Station on the city-state's Hill Street.

 Bak chor mee is the top temptation here - mee kia served dry with minced & sliced pork, liver, lard, balls & prawns (RM16.90) - alongside other specialities such as nasi lemak with lemongrass-fried chicken, grilled beef satay, cuttlefish sambal & house-made achar (RM25.90) & Hainanese chicken rice (RM17.90). Customer satisfaction will vary, with the flavours & textures here edging closer to mainstream mall fare than street-side hawker classics.

Hill Street Coffee Shop
B1.009, Basement Level, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, Jalan Cochrane, Taman Maluri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

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Tokyo Street Snacks

Snacking on the streets of Tokyo: Grilled scallops blanketed with sea urchin, skewers of unagi & eel liver, raw oysters, & whale-flavoured ice cream at the Tsukiji seafood market ...

... plus purchases of egg & salmon roe onigiri from Family Mart & croquants filled with custard cream made of Hokkaido milk at Chou Zakuzaku.


King Of Fries @ Pudu Uptown

KL's new fry guys have created a would-be potato paradise, where 'tatoza' is the highlight - a pizza topped with mashed potatoes layered over soft dough, blanketed further with cheese, meatballs & bell peppers (RM17). Other tuber temptations include a 'sweet potato tower' with baked beans & a fried egg (RM14) & no fewer than a dozen varieties of fries, including shoestrings lightly gravied (RM9) or laced with garlic & butter (RM11). Milkshakes (RM8) complement this high-calorie meal. The food has some potential, though customers might want to be warned that this location can be a magnet for mosquitoes.

King Of Fries
Pudu Uptown, Jalan Nicholas, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 12pm-12am. Tel: 016-776-0917

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Macau Street Snacks

Pork chop buns & curry fish balls - the persistently popular cheap-&-cheerful staples for visitors to Macau.