Monday, 20 February 2012

cafe con leche, por favor

I didn't start drinking coffee till I went to Uni. Seriously. I thought caffeine was bad bad bad.
Till I took a sip of hot aromatic coffee...

WOW! I couldn't stop drinking since. Enjoyed every sip of it.

Can't say I'm a coffee addict cuz a day without coffee is fine for me.
Drinking coffee at night doesn't even keep me awake. I could even sleep so well.
I find paying a high price for coffee is ridiculous. Especially terrible coffee...
But then, in KK, I've been contributing a lot to Starbucks. Howard Scultz should employ me one day...

As much as I love desserts in a fancy cafe/ bistro or restaurants, I'd try their coffee as well. If I find it worth drinking. Recently I went to Alexis,Mid V with Mei to try their cakes and coffee( for me). Loved the cuppacino. :) 

Few days later, had tea time in coffee chemistry. I was wondering what kind of flavour Amaretti is, the waitress couldnt describe to me but showed me a Monin flavoured syrup bottle...Nevermind that.
coffee mocha
 I ordered the Amaretti flavoured cuppacino anyways and when I took a sip, it reminded me of a biscuit that my dad brought back for us. Jo said it's chocolate. But I still feel it's from a biscuit..
Amaretti cuppacino
True to that, when i googled it, it's actually almond macaroons! well..close enough to biscuits.. and Amaretti stands for macaroon in Itallian.

If your friends fancy a cuppa in a cafe but you don't like coffee, no fret. You can opt for green tea latte. It's caffeine free :). Provided it's on the menu that is.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Sushi buffet at Umai-Ya

Looking back, I'm so lazy I haven't update my blog since I started my masters. Well it was pretty busy and crazy. Since I can have the time to blog now I'd like to start my entry where my bestie treats me for sushi! :)

Mei booked me on a Saturday for a sushi buffet about 2 weeks in advance before I came back for CNY hols. Apparently it's hard to book this restaurant and needs at least 1 month booking in advance. U can try your luck a week before as well.

The last sushi buffet I had was in Tao 2 years back, on chinese new year week as well, and it was a setback. The portion became small and quality wasn't as good as before. Not sure how it is now.

Since it was on the 8th day of Chinese New Year, the suppliers are still in holiday mood. Bad for us cuz we didn't get our oyster and there were no ice creams! :(

Still it wasnt so bad cuz the service was good and we kept ordering Salmon. Lots and lots of them, 49 pieces! might be more too :)

The salmons were fresh!
They actually serve a lot of varieties and I kept eating and forgot to snap pics. Oh greedy me. So I am left of only these few pics :p
cold soba

Unagi was out of stock too and this was the closet i could ordered.

Overall it was alright, I want to come back again to try their oysters and desserts but apparently their price has gone up in Feb as they are expanding the menu. We'll see...

Many thanks to Mei for the treat. I tell myself I HAVE to treat her back in some way, like a green tea latte, but my attempt failed! She returned me the money back so fast and ran back home. Wait till I start working and we'll have a better sushi buffet k Mei! in a 5 star hotel!

for reservations call 0377264410 (Damansara outlet)