Oinkz (Section 17, Petaling Jaya)

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In the area of Section 17’s morning market, pork burgers comes to live in the late evening. Located a street away from the outdoor evening hawker stalls, lies Oinkz (located inside Sin Loong coffeeshop).

I was secretly craving for burgers, and I wanted something non-conventional. Naturally, homegrown non-conventional burger breeds such as  “Burgerlab” and “Burgertory” will pop up, but I wanted something that is a cross breed between their offerings and our Malaysian version of “Ramli” burgers. So here we are today at Oinkz – staying true to their brand name, pork burgers were their main offerings.

We started off with appetizers while we waited for our mains.

Deep Fried Mushrooms (RM5) – Oyster mushrooms fried with tempura.

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Bowl O’ Fries (RM5)

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“Hambo” (RM12) was on our recommended list for our first visit here. It was made up of pork patty with bacon, eggs, cheese, caramelized onions and fried mushrooms.

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“The Chuck Burger” (RM11) is pretty similar to the “Humbo” burger, minus the caramelized onions.

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Heat lovers would want to give “aPorkalypseNow” a try. Made up of spicy pork patty with cilipadi, egg and bacon, and topped it off with hot sauce. Love every bite of it, but I’ll definitely request for a spicier version the next time round 😉

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You may opt to combine your mains with a set of fries & a drink at RM4, handgloves were provided as well to minimize the mess 🙂

With much ignorance to the calories that comes with the above, it was definitely one of the best cheat meals that I’ve had for the longest time. We love how juicy the patties were, and I was really sad when I was done with half of my burger.

Anyhow, I am looking forward to my next visit. Cheers to awesome pork burgers – priced reasonably 🙂

Strangers at 47 (Section 17, Petaling Jaya)

 

 

 

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I have never been a fan of crepes, but I might have a change of heart with the offerings from Strangers at 47.

Located on the same row of shop lots with Kanna Curry House & The Humble Pie, the journey begin with this phrase 🙂

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An interesting observation how the crowd started to flock in after 2pm, no waiting time for us when we arrived at 12.30pm (we might be lucky).

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Offering both sweet and savoury crepes, we decided to head for the latter route. BBC Crepe (RM23) came in the form of a wholemeal crepe accompanied with chicken chorizo (sausage), smoked chicken ham, Portobello mushrooms, hashbrown, sunny side up egg and baked beans. An interesting twist to a Big Breakfast set.

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Miss Dory Crepe (RM20) consisted of a breaded fish fillet, battered squid, potato mash, cherry tomatoes and citrus cucumber salad, drizzled with their house-made mayo sauce.

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My personal favourite would be their Shore To Please Crepe (RM21.50). Came along in the form of flavourful Cajun tiger prawns, battered squid, salted egg yolk,  spinach, cherry tomatoes and caramelized onions. I love prawns, and the fact that the prawns were all peeled was a double winner for me (yes, we all love to be pampered once in a while *winks*).

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Behind every food picture on Instagram, let’s not forget the length of effort needed to capture the perfect shot 😉

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47, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Metal Box Cafe & Cat In The Box Cafe (Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya)

 

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Been some time since I’ve last stepped into Empire Damansara,and it was interesting to see the number of cafes that has been established since my last visit.

The much talk about Metal Box was on our brunch list today. Luck was on our side as we managed to snag seats before the lunch crowd came in. The line was absolutely crazy when we left. From the menu:

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We had their “The Red Benedict” (RM18.90). Perfectly poached eggs on croissant and turkey ham topped off with an interesting combination of hollandaise sauce and red wine glaze.

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“Hemmingway” (RM 17.90) – Paired with smoked salmon, wilted baby spinach with Japanese – influenced okaka (dried fermented tuna) topped with hollandaise sauce.

Service was pretty commendable, our food arrived 10 minutes after our order were placed.

 

Address: Lot 12 (Ground Floor) Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya.

Next up was Cat In The Box Cafe (a level up on Heritage Lane) – definitely a perfect spot to chill out after a hectic week.

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Plenty of natural light coming in from their window panels – a nice complement against their woody interior.

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Definitely a perfect spot to have a proper conversation over coffee, friendly staffs to boot! 🙂

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Flat White is priced at RM 10 and Affogato at RM 14. Business related publications are readily available on the counters if you need to clock in some reading time.

 

Address: Lot 111 Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara (Second Floor), Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya.

The Brew Houze (The Strand, Kota Damansara)

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It’s always exciting to discover a hidden gem, and I found mine today at The Brew Houze. The journey here was honestly a pain with the ongoing traffic diversion and construction work in the area, but the trip was definitely worth it. From the service to the food, it had been a real pleasant one.

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The pop colour on the wall in the shade of yellow – is such a mood lifter, or probably I am just a fan of yellow walls and interior 🙂

Special mention have to go to the waiting staff and owner, whom graciously explained the coffee beans that they had to offer; even recommending us to try both roast (medium and dark) so we could have a better understanding of the taste and character of the beans.

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Flat White – Dark Roast (RM10); easily differentiated with a darker shade while delivering a slight mocha aftertaste.

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Flat White – Medium Roast (RM10); comes in a lighter shade and milder aftertaste.

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Houze Fish & Chips (RM17)

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  Egg Benedict on Turkey Ham (RM16), a pretty yum delivery!

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Chicken  Cordon Bleu.

Which was a special feature today on the menu. It was a good thing that we gave it a try, because it was really flavourful! Nothing can go wrong with breaded fried chicken with ham and cheese 🙂

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We just had to try a slice of their Houze Cheesecake (RM13), which we saw was being freshly delivered during our stint there. Glad we were not disappointed because it was a really good one with their Oreo like crust.

YES – iF you’re thinking of giving this place a go! And I do hope that you’ll have a pleasant visit like we had 🙂

 

Address: The Strand, 19-G & 19-1, Jalan PJU 5/21, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly (Millennium Square, Petaling Jaya)

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Coffee and cakes were on mind, but all I wanted to do was to get away from the crowd. Hence my beloved neighbourhood, TTDI and Bangsar were out of the list. So here we are, at a quaint little discovery in Petaling Jaya – Coffee Good Golly Miss Molly (phew such a mouthful, but the place is enough to charm you over).

Discovering a new place is always an exhilarating feeling (especially if it is hidden), and the fact that it was located in Millenium Square was a pretty new revelation that the place existed (guilty as charged). And we were glad that we were not disappointed.

We were greeted with warm smiles and greetings when we walked in. A place cosy enough to have a pleasant time catching up over good coffee and cakes.

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A pretty good cup of Flat White (RM9) and Raspberry Chill Cheese Cake (RM10).

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Peanut Butter & Banana Cake (RM10). It would probably be my mission to try every peanut butter cake that I can get my hands on. But this time around, the raspberry cheesecake was a winner for me.

So here you go, a place definitely worth a visit when you’re around the area. Cheers! 🙂

 

Address: G-005 Ground Floor, Millenium Square, Dataran Millenium PJ, Jalan 14/1 Petaling Jaya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Humble Pie Co. (Section 17, PJ)

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Looking at the current trend, pies seem to be the current in thing at the moment. And this particular Durian Pie that has been popping up on my Instagram feed, had got me drooling over it whenever I see it.

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So finally here we are at Humble Pie Co.Cafe, located along the stretch of shoplots in Section 17, Petaling Jaya (the same row as Kanna Curry House & The Grind Burger Bar).

We had their Banoffee Pie (RM 12). Ripe bananas drizzled with thick toffee on a baked biscuit crust. We like how the crunchy crust was buttery with a hint of saltines. The pie is then topped off with sweetened vanilla whipped cream dusted with coffee. 

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Durian Pie (RM 15) was definitely on our list (I reckon it was more on mine, since the rest were not into durians; more for me yay!). I love bananas, but I love this combination more. The durian flesh was real fresh, so it had been a real enjoyable journey finishing it up 😀

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Proper food such as pastas were also on the menu, along with coffee & other desserts. Krystle had her Pasta with Pesto (RM15), pretty well-balanced in taste.

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Service: Great. Like how the lady boss personally came by to asked how everything went, definitely a real personal touch there.

  • Address: No.11, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia