It’s a Coffee Affair @ Rendezbrew, TTDI

Rendezbrew has a relatively loud ambiance – loud with people’s chatter and laughter. Rendezbrew is a combination of the words ‘Rendezvous’ and ‘Brew’ as the owner, Daniel, and his co-founders were inspired to create a space where people can just come together and connect with each other.

Rendezbrew came about because we were just inspired by the human relationship through a cup of coffee. Rendezbrew is a place for people who just want to enjoy a good cup of coffee with good conversation. We encourage people to put their gadgets away and just rekindle with their friends and family at anytime of the day.”

Rendezbrew’s coffee menu 

Rendezbrew’s food menu

Lotus Chips and Corn Salad

For those who like an Asian touch to their salads, this is the one for you. Loaded with greens, couscous, thinly sliced crispy lotus chips and orange dressing, this is a light and refreshing entrée.

Homemade Mushroom Soup

Creamy and fragrant with a combination of white button and shitake mushrooms, this will warm your tummy up.

Homemade Mushroom Pasta

Another one for mushroom lovers! Super creamy, request your pasta to be cooked al dente as it would be a perfect pairing of the pasta’s springiness and its creamy mushroom sauce.

Seafood Marinara Pasta

A little watery for my liking, the Seafood Marinara Pasta is a decent serving of fresh seafood and lightly made bolognese sauce.

Signature Grilled Chicken

Signature Grilled Lamb

Both the Signature Grilled Chicken and Grilled Lamb use the same kind of marinade and dressing, a light and sweet honey sauce that’s savoured to perfection. I prefer the chicken though 😛

Chocolate Hazelnut Rocher

It looks devilish, but it’s not and it’s just the perfect dessert to end a meal. With a light chocolate chiffon cake dressed with hazelnut bits on top, it goes well with any type of coffee.

Tofu Cheesecake

A personal favourite, the Tofu Cheesecake with passion fruit jelly is to die for. I could have three of these on my own. The softness of the velvety tofu cheesecake texture saves the base’s hard crust.


Icleankicks is operating both in Singapore and Malaysia, with SG being the headquarters. The premium cleaning pop-up caters to cleaning and polishing, snapbacks, sneakers, bags, and many more. You name it!

Coffee peeps, here’s a treat for you. Visit Rendezbrew with your friends and family and mention the code RM5COFFEE to them to get any coffee for RM5 only! You’re welcome 🙂

Address: 11, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday (9am-11pm)

Sunday (9am-6pm) CLOSED ON MONDAYS

Contact: 011-35921275


Forever a coffee fanatic ❤️,



Get your Cocktail On @ Crime Cocktail Bar, TREC KL

What’s a fun-loving girl without a good cocktail in her hand? I was invited to check out Crime Cocktail Bara new speakeasy bar in town right here in TREC KL. Its founder, Soulmaker Mixologist Kevin Lee, has won numerous awards throughout his 7 years of being a professional bartender. 

Some of his latest awards include Martell’s Rise and Above Award 2015/2016 and Bols Around The World (BATW) 2015/2016.

Modeled after “The Godfather”, the concept of Crime was inspired by the alcohol prohibition era back in the 1920s and the trickiness to find Crime is one of the most refreshing approaches a speakeasy bar in KL could have. Hidden away from the prying eyes of the public, it’s located just above Crave Oysters and Seafood House.

16114033_1829568483923612_5195752631056190875_nCrime Cocktail Bar’s founder, Kevin Lee


16174605_1829568470590280_1942813743121489065_nA cousin to the mojito, the Roselle Martini is made of Roselle jam, Beefeater Gin and lemon juice. This sweet and sour cocktail apparently helps with blood circulation, talk about the health benefits of alcohol!


The Tiki was one of my favourite of the night! Light and refreshing, it’s made out of banana, fresh pineapple juice, speculoos syrup, honey, lime and Kraken Dark Spiced Rum.


Jade of Thousand Layer was an interesting concoction of Puer Ginseng tea with Gin, Don Benedict and Chrysanthemum syrup. It was sweet and super strong.



If you’re craving for something that doesn’t tickle your fancy from the menu, feel free to request Kelvin and the team to whip you up something catered to your taste buds! After all, that’s what a speakeasy bar is all about. PS: Kelvin and his team loves challenges, so be daring!

Follow Crime on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @crimecocktailbar

They’re open daily from 6:30pm-1am (until 5am on Fridays & Saturdays!). They can be reached for reservations and enquiries at 03-21105664 during their business hours too.

Eat Only The Freshest @ Eatomo Food Co, Taman Desa

How did you celebrate your New Year? For me, every holiday starts with good food! I started my New Year off with good, fresh seafood at Eatomo Food Co! I was craving very badly for a pokebowl and spontaneously went to Eatomo to try theirs out.

file_007Fresh oysters laid out at the front entrance

file_000California Poke Bowl (RM21.90)

I opted to have my Poke Bowl without the spicy mayo dressing because I wanted to taste how fresh the ingredients were. Maybe it’s me as I would have preferred more if it was cold. It wasn’t really up to my expectations.

file_001House Ceviche with Guacomole (RM24.90)


A really light appetizer, the House Ceviche with Guacomole was alright – a bit bland for my tastebuds. It could have gone better with another side besides nachos. For those who are craving for something light, the House Ceviche with Guacomole would be a delightful snack.

file_004Oyster Promo – Different varieties of French and US oysters (RM7.90-RM14.90 each)


To my surprise, the oysters were fresh but they weren’t cold. Served with Tabasco sauce, they would give you a fresh, pungent kick 😉

file_005Small box of air-flown Norwegian Salmon (RM19.90)


Out of all the dishes I tried, this would be the BEST. I’m no salmon expert but I can tell that this box of loveliness derived from wild salmon. There’s also another size to the salmon box, the XL is about RM34.90 and it’s about double the size of the small box shown above. More salmon, more love 😍

There was some disappointment in certain dishes but I would come here again for their Sashimi and to try out their hot kitchen items like their Dons and Udons.

Till next time,


Ha Mi Ho Chiak? @ Armenian Street, Penang

Besides crowds and traffic jams coming from north and south, the end of the year gives everyone the warmest feelings. Filled with festive celebrations and school holidays, families and youngsters make road trips look like a breeze! 

I’ve been to Penang, Ipoh and Cameron Highlands – all in the month of December (definitely my favourite month of the year)! Despite going to Penang almost every year, I’ve never stepped foot into Armenian Street before. Penang is no doubt famous for its food; Armenian Street is well-known for its colourful commercialized street murals and they’re probably the best crowd attractions here.

We checked into Spices Hotel and it didn’t disappoint! As you can guess, the interior decor is inspired by local spices and each room suggestively has a different theme (although I beg to differ). If you’re looking for cleanliness, modernity and decor, this is the place for you. But if you’re looking for space, my 6 foot boyfriend and I had a bit of trouble with the level of comfort we had. 


file_0051We were also provided daily breakfast @ Urban Spice Cafe (in front of the hotel facing the main streets) with a few choices in the menu. It’s just so-so.

file_0071Coal-burnt Kuih Kapit – a popular local snack that’s usually indulged during Chinese New Year. If you like yours with lots of coconut milk, this friendly aunty’s Kuih Kapit should do just the trick!



file_005One of the cute street arts around Armenian Street




file_002Caffe Hanakomichi – Their signature coffee was a tad too strong. Literally couldn’t stomach it 😦

file_003Armenian Street is famous for its local heritage houses and buildings. Make sure to wander around and appreciate hundreds of years of history and the beauty of its architecture!


If you’re tired, fret not! Rent your own personal bicycle that comes in 2 pax and 4-6 pax. The real life still applies here though – only 1 person gets to drive. There are many different bike renters and prices range from about RM10-15 per head, so choose wisely!

When in Penang, one must EAT! 

file_006Kuay Teow Th’ng with duck blood, shredded chicken & pork/fish balls

file_0012Fruit Rojak @ Lebuh Keng Kwee

file_007Hot, steamy Muar Chee @ Lebuh Keng Kwee

file_000(From top to bottom) Penang Road Famous Chendul, Char Kuay Teow & Assam Laksa

Where are your favourite local hot spots for year-end getaways? 

Eating till there’s no tomorrow,


Finally got tanned! @ Krabi, Thailand

I’ve been wanting to go to Krabi for the loooooooongest time and I finally went about a month ago! Although there were occasional heavy downpours, I absolutely enjoyed every single thing that was on that island- except for the tuktuk rides that were ridiculously expensive! A 5-minute ride to town from the boutique hotel I stayed at can cost up to RM15 for 2!

Rants aside, I’ve gathered some pictures that I think are worth posting. It looks exactly like how I pictured Krabi to look like from online reviews and blogs and I couldn’t be happier any other way.

We chose a cozy and REALLY clean boutique hotel called Ancora Blu. Fairly new around Aonang, we decided to pay more for the room at the highest floor that comes with the mountain view. If you don’t mind climbing 3 flights of stairs up (yeah, there’s no lift), but a few bucks for the view was really worth the money.

It’s basically all fun in the sun for me in Krabi;

file_000The morning view outside my hotel room

file_0012Free breakfast is served daily from 7am-10am

file_003file_0073Aonang Beach


file_008On the way to Railay Island


file_0013Railay Beach





We stopped at a bar called Why Not Bar and met the nicest people on that island. I mean, who would let you eat in the same table as them when you’re hungry and actually wanted to order food? It was one of the best and warmest hospitality I’ve experienced anywhere else. 

file_0071Rested our butts at Why Not Bar by Railay Beach


file_0004Kayaking at Ao Thalane  


file_0022On the way to Hong Islands



file_0074I’ve definitely learned a very valuable lesson during my trip to Krabi – my 5 day 4 night trip is NOT ENOUGH! I’ve only managed to go on 2 day tours during my holiday and tours really take up your whole morning and early noon.

Tour packages are priced really reasonably so make sure that you don’t get scammed. One full-day tour should never exceed 1000 baht per person and if you’re lucky (like me :P), you’ll be able to get tours from a minimum of 550 – 750 baht.

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Banter ’em bargains & soak up all the sun,


Have A Break with Kit Kat! – KitKat “Chocolatory” Official Launch @ Mid Valley Megamall

Sorry for being MIA for awhile, work caught up and I only get to attend events that don’t clash with my 9-6 weekday schedule. Last Saturday, I had the privilege to attend KitKat’s very own first concept store!

#CREATEYOURKITKAT with chocolate selections ranging from white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate! Customers get to pick 3 out of a whopping 16 toppings available on the tabs available at the side of the store to create their very own KitKat bar.

This was super exciting for me because I love the concept of personalizing gifts – especially every girl’s favorite edible dream – chocolates!

file_0001KitKat, finally!

file_0011With my home girl that day

file_002 Look at how cute they all are!

kkc-launch-02Guest of Honour Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Selangor, Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Al-Haj was invited to officiate the KitKat “Chocolatory” concept store together with Yang Amat Mulia Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Anwar Jamalullail, Chairman of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad; Mr. Alois Hofbauer, Managing Director of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and Mr. Sachin Goel, Business Executive Manager of the Confectionery Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad

kkc-launch-08Celebrity chef and Malaysian sweetheard, Anis Nabilah

kkc-launch-04Anis doing her KitKat chocolate making demonstration

file_000A few of the many great selections at the KitKat “Chocolatory”

file_004So fresh & good – The many types of ingredients for customary choices!

file_005 Sweet almighty, look at these!

file_006The Limited Edition “Banana Nuts Caramel Cluster”

file_008Already lost for words at how pretty they are

file_0021Good Lord, stop it.


Limited Edition “Café Latte with Cookies & Cream” 

Coffee lovers, this isn’t actually half bad! The “Café Latte with Cookies & Cream” was sweet with a crunch of chocolate cookies and a mild aftertaste of coffee grounds at the end. Definitely a great afternoon snack with of course, a cup of coffee to go with. Totally worth the guilty pleasure!

For those who are interested to get your very own personalized KitKat bar, do note that it takes about 180 minutes for your order to be prepared. Head on over to KitKat “Chocolatory” with the details below;

Lot F-007, Mid Valley Megamall (right behind Baskin Robbins)


< RM25 per personalized bar

< RM15 for freshly pre-made bars (Nasi Lemak recommended!)

FB: KitKatMalaysia 

IG: mykitkatchocolatory

Visit KitKat’s official website or 11street to order online, skip the queue and get it delivered to your doorstep – hassle-free!

Thirst Magazine presents Beer + Chocolate pairing @ Ales & Lagers, Publika, KL

To tell the truth, I’ve always hated beer. The immense bitterness and the bloating, gassy aftermath always makes me wonder, “How can anyone ever enjoy this, WARM especially?!” I’m thankful for this event as it totally changed the whole perspective of beer for me. And with chocolates? C’mon! Organized by Thirst Magazine, this intimate event was their first and was held at Ales & Lagers at Publika Shopping Gallery. The beers and chocolates were provided by Chocolate Concierge and Brewers’ Craft/Smith Street Taps.

Let’s get to the bottom of the ups, shall we! *sorry, lame pun*

We were first given an introduction of chocolate making and the differences in good vs bad chocolate by Ning from Chocolate Concierge. He explains that chocolates that give a bitter taste while consumption or aftertaste is a result of over-roasting the cacao beans used to make these chocolates. Over-roasting it means burning these beans and hence, the bitter taste.


Menu of the day

13043712_888906191218845_7833890924334857028_nTaken from Thirst Magazine’s Facebook

(Beer: From left) Red Chair NWPA (6.2% abv), Americano A Roma (6.8% abv), Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar (6% abv) & Stone Coffee Milk Stout (5% abv)

(Chocolates: From left) Ghana Origin Dark Chocolate Meltaway, Orange Zest Meltaway, Milk Chocolate Almond Rocher, Salted Caramel Slice & Mango Django 

After trying tiny 60%, 65% and 72% cacao samples, we were then given a little appetizer to start off the whole tasting event. We got to savor the Malted Hot Chocolate Espuma; it was a velvety rich Venezuelan chocolate paired with a dark malt, served warm. It was a wonderful drink to start off the tasting.


“Frothy, rich and oh-so-good” – Warm dark malt with Venezuelan chocolate


The first chocolate & beer pairing – The Ghana Meltaway was paired with Red Chair NWPA (6.2 abv)

The Red Chair is a pale ale with smooth, sweet caramel malt base and floral, citrus notes that smelled sweet and divine. Paired with the Ghana Meltaway, it really brought out both of its individual flavours. Don’t be fooled by the sweet-smelling Red Chair, it was a bit bitter for my liking.

Next was the Americano A Roma (6.8%abv) with the Orange Zest Meltaway. The Americano is a bready malt with light lemony taste and herbal aromas with a bitter finish. No pictures were taken here because this pairing was the one I enjoyed best.

The lemon hints from the Americano and the orange from the chocolate really complemented each other. Truth be told – I DON’T LIKE ORANGE CHOCOLATES but this one blew my mind away.


Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar (6% abv)

Listening from the crowd’s comments, some can taste the hazelnut in this, some can’t. It’s a brown ale with hazelnut extract that has a rich, nutty flavour with hazelnut aromas, roasted malt and sweet chocolate.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t taste the hazelnut but there was a very light hint of sweet chocolate. I’m a super huge fan of hazelnuts and this didn’t really tickle my fancy as I was looking forward to taste the hazelnut in this. The Milk Chocolate Almond Rocher was a sweet treat to end things with the Rogue.

The last pairing was the Stone Coffee Milk Stout with the Salted Caramel Slice. Many thought that the Salted Caramel piece was a bit too heavy to go with the stout and funny enough, it was wonderful with the Mango Django!

The stout was smooth, bittersweet and creamy while the mango-centered cream in the Mango Django burst with robust tastes of mango and passion fruit. Paired together, the stout’s taste mellowed and the sourness of the chocolate’s creamy fruity centre amplified – the Mango Django saved the day!

Definitely more chocolates for me!


Chilly On the Outside, Warm At Heart @ The Smokehouse Hotel, Cameron Highlands

I had a long week break during Chinese New Year and I thought it would be a great idea to kill two birds with one stone with the 1-week holiday and Valentine’s which was just around the corner. A few months prior to my booking with Ye Olde Smokehouse or also known as The Smokehouse Hotel, I was pretty excited to see how this old English-styled chalet/cottage would look like and aesthetically, I was beyond satisfied.

Initially, I wanted to book one of the rooms at Bala’s Holiday Chalet which was about 1km down the road from Smokehouse and I’m so glad I made the right choice! Although Bala’s was a fraction cheaper, I chose Smokehouse (because it was prettier, duh!) instead because of their straightforwardness in simple inquiries about the price of the room.

Bala’s on the other hand, tried to rip me off by telling me via email that the room I was interested in was about RM80 more expensive than what their receptionist told me through the phone (I called and inquired first, then proceeded to book through email).

Flabbergasted by the email, I told their representative that I was surprised at the drastic hike of prices within the past 3 days and wrote back that I could take the room for the price offered on the phone. Pfft, their excellent customer service and honesty completely turned me off even before I could see the place firsthand. *flips hair* Thankfully, Smokehouse was lovely!

12791033_10156610584925077_8529494228233391364_nYe Olde Smokehouse aka The Smokehouse Hotel @ Cameron Highlands


So pretty, I can daiiiii!


Simple and sweet – The Smokehouse Hotel’s entrance

12742132_10156610584410077_4670774748028522421_nCompletely blown away by their old English-styled lobby

1240645_10156610584335077_6953963474851389826_nCan I live here with the flowers forever? – The lobby

12795474_10156610585895077_7350049717084869355_n12743830_10156610585585077_2840103947258130080_nThey have a vintage telephone booth, yes, a red telephone booth!

12745560_10156610584745077_8717387898002540024_nThe room


A fireplace outside our room – Jakon kaokao

12717614_10156610585945077_2031620133798959744_nThe view outside the room


10441297_10156610585260077_6758069828208253047_nI call this my breakfast window10400838_10156610585325077_3545366492360017097_nComplimentary Traditional English Breakfast – Normal price: RM65++

Honestly, if the breakfast weren’t complimentary, I wouldn’t pay RM65++ for it 😛 But if you’re looking for a beautiful, quiet environment to relax during your vacation, then The Smokehouse Hotel is for you. The room was clean and there was no weird smell whatsoever, which I’m very particular about.

Flower lovers, do come and check the garden out! However, you would need to be a guest of the hotel or a patron of their restaurant or tea house to enter their premises. I’ve tried their Devonshire Tea set that comes qith a fruit cake, smoked salmon sandwiches and a scone with strawberry jam and cream; RM45++. The scone was buttery and soft, not crumbly, just the way I like scones to be.


I wished I could stay at Cameron’s for another night but the CNY traffic congestion was crazy! I was stuck in traffic for 15-30 minutes just to get to town which was 5 minutes away! Mental note to self: DO NOT COME HERE DURING CNY EVER AGAIN.

To top everything off, I loved my stay at The Smokehouse Hotel and just lounging around eating strawberries, ice cream and steamboat.

I love chilly weather & flowers,


Live Your Best @ The Kuala Lumpur Journal

A few weeks ago, I received a media invite to attend The Kuala Lumpur Journal’s launch party and was given a complimentary stay at the stylish boutique. Stoked that it was on my birthday itself, I had a self-implied birthday cocktail by mixologist Shawn Chong. Didn’t get to take many pictures of the event itself as the place was packed! P_20160121_200830

Birthday cocktail 😛

I decided to book my hotel room a week later. The stay was during one of the long weekends as I would like to take my time to enjoy exploring around the hotel and I’m glad I did.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal is a modern and stylish boutique hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It’s strategically and conveniently placed in the middle of all the shopping destinations and entertainment hubs- 5-10 minutes away from Fahrenheit 88, Pavilion, Sungei Wang, Times Square, etc.

Night crawlers, TAKE NOTE! It’s also minutes away from Changkat where nights are always young and drinks are constantly flowing! It’s pretty nearby to stay especially if don’t like to drink and drive. I don’t know about you, but I usually just Uber my way back if I’ve been drinking. 😀


Front lobby @ The Kuala Lumpur Journal
P_20160201_130656Seating area 
P_20160201_103324_HDRP_20160201_103155_HDRThe bar area at the first floor
P_20160201_103230_HDRP_20160201_103301_HDRP_20160131_184850STOP!- One of my favourite décor items in the hotel!

FINALLY, the room! Since it’s a new hotel, I was surprised at a mild stench in the bathroom. After washing it with some soap from the shower, the smell was gone. Besides that, the hotel room was spotless and the sheets were all clean. I guess it’s everyone’s pet peeve if they excitedly entered their hotel room and found stained sheets, no? Luckily, the hygiene level of the room was up to my expectations.

P_20160131_185039P_20160131_185320P_20160131_185051P_20160131_185131P_20160201_130140Modern hospitality at its finest- A city guide to Kuala Lumpur

P_20160121_201746_LLRooftop swimming pool areaP_20160201_102912The Bounty- This is where breakfast is held

The deluxe room comes with a complimentary breakfast for two too and the breakfast selections were lovely! I enjoyed having the variety of Asian and Western breakfast cuisines. My poached eggs didn’t arrive although I’ve ordered them twice but overall, it’s satisfactory 🙂

P_20160201_095750P_20160201_095757P_20160201_101157Char Kuay Teow and Fettuccine Pomodoro? Works for me!

My stay at The Kuala Lumpur Journal has been splendid. Besides the non-reimbursed parking fee of RM30 a night, you might want to check out the open-air parking opposite of the hotel that charges RM10 per entry. I KNOW, I should have done that but better keep my car safe and the windows accidentally mashed smashed than sorry.

The deluxe rooms with breakfast for two are currently at an introductory price at RM260 nett. Whatchu waiting for? Valentine’s is already around the corner!

Check out The Kuala Lumpur Journal here.

Live your best & let good hospitality do the rest,


Senja @ The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur

I had a beautiful and intimate birthday dinner on a quiet Wednesday night with my boyfriend. I enjoyed the ambiance and food more than I could imagine and plus points were given for its tranquility! The crowd was small – only a few tables were occupied on a calm weekday night and I would most certainly come back to try out more of their authentic Italian cuisine!


A jazz live band in the front serenading Senja’s patrons 


Complimentary Italian bread

I would appreciate it if the bread was hotter- it was cold although warmed up in the fireplace oven! The sauces and olives were pretty good, fortunately.

P_20160120_200058Risotto con Crema d’Aglio, o, Petto d’Anatra Scottato e Salsa al Vino Rosso or known in English as a garlic cream risotto with smoked duck breast in Barolo wine sauce

My boyfriend and I both had the risotto. It was cooked just right and absorbed the cream very well. The duck breast was also seared perfectly- it was juicy and tender.

P_20160120_202132 (1)Tiramisu with strawberry compote

The tiramisu was as authentic as it could get. Although the ladyfingers were a tad too wet for my liking, the coffee and rum syrup soaked in it wasn’t too sweet and the mascarpone cheese was light and fluffy. Topped with the not too heavily sugared strawberry compote and dark chocolate on top, it was a wonderful dessert that filled us up for the night.

We wanted to try their pizzas and other antipasti dishes, but we were so stuffed with just the risotto and the tiramisu on its own. It’s definitely a place to visit for a romantic candle-lit authentic Italian dinner experience 🙂

Check Senja out here

They’re closed on Mondays and open everyday. Do note that the dress code for Senja is smart casual and no athletic wear, shorts or sandals.

Tues – Fri  

12.00 pm – 2.30 pm (last order at 2.00 pm)

6.30 pm – 11.00 pm (last order at 10.30 pm)

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays        

6.30 pm – 11.00 pm (last order at 10.30pm)