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I hardly come across cafe that I am still not sick of visiting.

Maybe it was their indie pop/sentimental playlist that attracts me, maybe it was because of the amicable baristas, maybe it was for the love of coffee, or perhaps the mouth-watering, hearty food? 
The 100mbps unifi speed nor the more-than-enough socket in VCR should not be excluded too. 
Everything just fits so perfectly in VCR, to me. 

Be it to drop by for a meal, to pass time, or to surf the internet, VCR caters it all. 
I've visited VCR more than 10 times in the past few months and documented it all on my instagram during each visit. 

Enjoy eyeing on my breakfast. 


French Toast. RM18

This particular french toast should win an award - maybe King of French Toast or something...?
Perfectly executed eggy french toast served with berries compote,mocha sauce, espresso ice cream, chocolate biscuit 'sand' and pumpkin seed.
Was never a big fan of french toast until I came across this. 


Fruit Granola.  RM16


Muesli and granola, paired with lot of fresh cut fruits such as kiwi, rock melon, orange, pomegranate, grapes and chia seed, served with peach infused milk plus a dollop of yogurt. 
Love their peach infused milk as it was something very very very special to me, something that I never had before. 



Potato Waffle. RM20

If you are looking for a substantial breakfast, this will be an ideal choice. 
VCR is never stingy with their ingredients. Heaps of mushrooms, chervil , perfectly poached egg and yummy waffle made of potatoes and flour. 




#Morninglikethese


Comet. RM18

A specially curated Christmas dessert , of chiffon cake and white chocolate mousse, beautifully dotted with emerald green mint gel and Ruby Red current. (No longer available) 


Turkish Baked Eggs. RM

Two slice of sour dough bread, two perfectly baked eggs, chick peas, spinach and some tomato relish. Marvelous. 


Big Breakfast. RM32


A perfect meal to start the day as it is packed with all the macro and micronutrients. 
VCR's Big Breakfast easily fill up 2 small eaters. 




Not to forget to order a cup of joe whenever you swing by. 
If you are unsure what beans to have, #askthebarista , they'd happily recommend you according to your preference. 


VCR
Address:
2, Jalan Galloway,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : 
03-2110 2330
Open Everyday

Facebook : VCR Cafe
I have a confession:
I am not a good food blogger, I do not update frequently nor good in describing food, but I'm definitely good in taking photos that speak for itself.

I stumble across Okonomi on Instagram and their Matcha Lava cake was the main reason why I was there.

Azuki Latte . RM7.90

Okonomi is the first Japanese restaurant in KL which allow you to customise your own sushi roll. 
They have nori / soy wrap base; brown / white rice; a plethora choices of fillings followed by sauces and toppings. 




Okonomi Sushi Large RM29.90

Brown rice, nori, avocado, crabstick, green apple, tamago, topped with sesame sauce and grated parmesan cheese. 




Second roll - Soy wrap, white rice, tamago, avocado, baby octopus, topped with tobiko and sesame sauce. 

 Third roll - 
Seaweed, brown rice, tempura salmon, carrot, topped with garlic chips and wasabi mayo sauce. 



Matcha Lava Cake@ RM16.90

Overall, the sushi combination that we had was delicious. 
As long as you opt for the ingredients you like , I don't think you will go wrong.
On the other hand, the reason that brought me here, disappoint me.
I found the Matcha Lava cake was achingly sweet and the matcha flavor was so subtle that I could hardly detect it, the ice cream on the side makes this entire dessert even more cloying for me. 

Oh well, I'm a sucker for beautifully presented food anyway, I'm locking my gaze on their green tea parfait, hopefully it'll be better the next time I visit.


Address:
A4-G2-02 Solaris Dutamas, 
No.1 Jalan Dutamas, 
Publika, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Facebook : Okonomi




Laksa, a spicy noodle soup staple in the Peranakan cuisine which traces all the way back to Urdu/Persian roots. The word Laksa varies in few translation. Some say it may have derived from the Sanskrit lakshas meaning “one hundred thousand”. Other studies have suggested that “laksa” may have derived from the Cantonese dialect of the Chinese people which means “spicy sand”. It is quite a literal meaning as the laksa sauce has a sandy/gritty texture that comes from the ground dried prawns. But now, the latest decipherment of Laksa has emerge from this pure Baba, Uncle John, who is still alive. He was born in the Golden Era, and currently living in his golden age at 72. 


''Eunice, do you know how did the the name 'Laksa' come about?'' asked Uncle John. 


The question did triggered me to think a little. 
But nope, after flossing my mental I still couldn't find any vague information about the how the name 'Laksa' come about or why is it being called Laksa. We just follow as how the elderly calls it. I think to myself. Then I looked at him, puzzled. 


''The word 'Laksa', in Hokkien means six three.'' Uncle John continues.

 I nodded, as a gesture of agreement.


''.... and perhaps long time ago, the shop that sells 
this spicy soup may bear the house number '63' . Whenever anyone ask the question, 'hey, where do you want to eat?', one will answer the number address of the shop instead of the type/name of this particular spicy soup noodle... hence the name 'Lak-sa' ''.


This story echoes in my mind. 
 So, did the origin of the name came from Sanskrit, Cantonese or the living Baba,Uncle John? It matters not because this dish is known everywhere and is a must try dish, especially if you are visiting Malaysia.

This is Uncle John, puffing his cigarette while he slowly unfolds the story of the Nyonya dishes which he held close to his heart. 



The Laksa Lemak is also known as Nyonya Laksa. Lemak in the native language of Malaysian refers to rich coconut milk that is added into the laksa soup  to add a certain richness to the dish. The nyonya laksa is rich, slightly sweet and strongly spiced. Spices or else better known as rempah is a must in nyonya cusines, this applies to nyonya laksa as well. Four of the most important rempah for a perfect nyonya laksa includes daun kesum(laksa leaves), bunga kantan(ginger flower buds), gelanggal and lemongrass. No laksa is complete without these four key ingredients. Besides the four, chilies, onion and garlic is pounded together to make the stock for the soup.

A breakdown of what goes into your aromatic, flavorful bowl of laksa will get you hungry even before you are done reading this.


Heavily spiced curry-like soup (not to be mistaken with Penang’s curry mee). Apart from chicken and prawn slices, the soup contains coconut milk, ginger bud and tamarind apple slices. All of that gets you the unique taste of the nyonya laksa. Bean sprouts is the only vegetable used in nyonya laksa with big, puffy bean curd puff. The dish is served with thick or thin rice vermicelli. Yellow noodle may be used as well. Eggs! Glorious hard-boiled eggs is added because let’s face it, who doesn’t love eggs? Fish balls, cucumber and lastly, slices of fish cake, prawns and/or shredded chicken is thrown into the mixture.


Here in KL, we have Limapulo Baba Can Cook; an authentic Nyonya restaurant where we meet Uncle John, the founder and the only pure baba left.

According to Uncle John, the uniqueness of this spicy soup is that it does not make use of any curry powder. It requires long tedious hours to cook and is made up of at least eight herbs and condiments, hence the complex, rich, fragrant and titillating taste. He also stresses that no additives has been added in the making of this Nyonya Laksa. The rempah used are all pounded using pestle and mortar to ensure the authenticity of the dish. Worry not when it comes to taste bud disappointments as Uncle John promises non-compromised authentic Nyonya Laksa if you visit Limapulo.




All info are collected from Uncle John, the most humble man on earth, the master chef behind the Nyonya Restaurant tucked in Kuala Lumpur - namely Limapulo.  Uncle John is all about his family’s well-guarded recipe and well-executed food. A visit to Limapulo not only gets you good food, it also comes with great company. Uncle John is the most humble man you will ever come across. Chat away with Uncle John about his delicacies.


Limapulo by BabaCanCook
Address:

26 Jalan Doraisamy
Bandaraya
Kuala Lumpur
50300

Venue phone:

03 2698 3268
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