Friday, May 31, 2013

Burps & Giggles @ Ipoh

Greetings from across the sea! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Yes, I'm back at home now for my annual summer break YAY So hopefully I'll blog more often, now that I'm free.

Still remember my trip to Ipoh that I blogged not long ago? Well, if you remember, I did mention that I will blog Burps and Giggles in another separate post cause I had too many photos to share with you guys. Feast your eyes!

I came to know about this cafe from Kinkybluefairy and since then I tell myself I must visit this cafe. Cause it's seems like my kind of cafe. Even the quirky name of this cafe attracted me when I first heard it. While listing down places to visit in Ipoh, Burps & Giggles is definitely one of them. It actually took us quite some time to spot this place since we've never been there, even drive around the same area for 3 times before we found it. While walking to the cafe, we saw this interesting wall painting of Monroe.
I like the idea where a fusion of a local and western subjects are included in the painting. 

A sneak peek of the Lazy Lane through the side gate, perfect for lazy people like me :P It's actually Burps and Giggles backlane for those who prefer to dine al-fresco. 

Now this is something new cause I never knew Monroe's originates from City of Ipoh. 

Welcome to Burps & Giggles where it's okay for the girls to burp and the guys to giggles (≧∇≦) 

The wooden exterior reminds me of the bar in cowboy movies. 

Colourful vintage umbrellas on the ceiling!

The downside of this cafe would probably be the fact that they have no menu. So it's a bit inconvenient for patrons who are there for their first visit, at least that's how I felt.  This menu only provides some of their mains, while menu of burgers/pastries/dessert are at the other lot. 

Another part of their menu that is scribbled on chalkboards, I had to tilt my head to be able to read it. 
Just when you think that their exterior is intriguing, well you shall not miss their fascinating interior too. It's like a mini wonderland inside with more paintings and decoration to have an adventure, a gastronomic adventure I mean (; Come, lemme how you around!
In Burps & Giggles, they have a lot of these weird looking lamps too made with different types of material. As for this, it is made from lace and clothes.
The area with larger tables where we were seated cause there was 7 of us. 

What sexy legs you have there, oh wait it's actually a lampstand. 
Another rather amusing painting at the backlane hehe with a bag filled with real bra! :3

An indoor painting of another two plump ladies in bikini and hello serious looking ang moh c:
Food for thoughts. 

A cute sign that you'll see while on your way to the washroom *farts*

Another artistic painting of a lady. 

The bar. 

The only cafe where I've seen a tree inside of it. For pastries and dessert, to the right please. 

Group photo #1.
Really convenient to have big mirror inside the cafe as well, so we might as well make good use of it.

TWG Green Tea @ RM7.00/per pot 
Don't you like their flower look-alike teacups? 

Since we just had lunch, so we ordered a few different mains to share.
Reverend Mama @ RM15.00 // Bagel with smoked salmon and soft boiled egg. 
You know I can't resist smoked salmon, so I just had to order this one and I was quite delighted that they serve bagels. Happy to see a soft boiled egg on top too!

Close up of Revered Mama, and I must say they are quite generous with the portion of their smoked salmon. The serving was pretty thick, as you can see! With the ricotta cheese, pickles as well as another type of vege which I have no idea what it is (failed food blogger), it tasted really special and delectable overall although the bagel was not soft enough to my liking. 
Hazelnut Choc Crepe@ RM14.00
This was quite a let down, a tad too sweet and it's not really worth the price.
They have two types of crepe btw, savoury and sweet to accommodate different taste buds. 
Chocolate Brownie @ RM15.00
This, my friend, is what I will strongly recommend to all the sweet tooth out there! Cause all of us LOVE LOVE LOVE this brownie. 
Warm brownies with cold icecream in your mouth, just jizztastic! We wiped the plate clean in just a few seconds. We've been cafe hopping in Penang, finding the best brownies but somehow we found it in Ipoh. I'll definitely go back for more of their brownies, even looking at it now makes me drool. 
Spud with Smoke Salmon @ RM15.00 
Just so you know, spud is another name for potato. So this is just baked potato served with smoked salmon. I guess if you're a potato and salmon lover, you'll like this (:

See, I told you everyone love the brownies.  

Fries @ RM4.00 // I love how it's thick cut HEH
Another Monroe's painting spotted indoor. They sure love Monroe! 

Instead of papers or sticky notes, they use buku 555 for the patrons to leave messages. How unique!  

The beautiful ladies :3 

Weird lamp no #2, made from strings.
I just love the vintage vibe of the cafe. 
Weird lamp no #3, made from colourful zippers! 

Another one for the albuum, smile ladies (:

I then saw there's actually a flight of stairs that leads to a small corner on the first floor. So I head up and snap around as well.

Love this shot of me taken by Kew // You are confined to the walls build by yourself. 
They really make use of all the place they have, even if it's just a small area. Perhaps they do need all these space to accommodate more patrons during peak hours. 

Bicycle hanging in mid-air at the first floor.

Alright, one last group shot! :D

My signature Hilda-was-here feet photo! 

I've never expect to find such a cool concept cafe in Ipoh like seriously, since Ipoh is more renowned for its street food. It is officially in my favourite concept cafes list now where I can spend the whole day just sipping tea and reading a book. Burps & Giggles is a really nice spot to hang out with friends or to spend some personal time at any time of the day since it serves food that is suitable for any meals of the day. I'd love to try their burgers and tapas, probably on my next trip? (; I think their price is still affordable and reasonable, cause I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for the comfy and cosy ambiance as well. So if you're an Ipoh-ian or plan to visit Ipoh, don't forget to drop by Burps & Giggles to experience this cafe yourself. 

Burps & Giggles [HALAL]
93 & 95, Jalan Sultan Yussuf,
30000 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel No : +605-242 6188
Operating Hours : 8am – 8pm, closed on Tuesdays.
FB Page:
GPS Coordinates :4.596488,101.07733 (Estimated)
Directions : Directly behind of Ipoh Kong Heng in old town, Ipoh and beside Sekeping Kong Heng.

P/S: Feel free to share with me other nice cafes in Ipoh too!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

B-Station, Ampang Waterfront

I've heard of this place called B-station ever since one of my uni mates visited the place last year. The thing is, it's slightly far to reach from my place. Well it's reachable by public transport but it would be quite a hassle with all the transition of different train platforms and mode of transport. So after our finals, we decided to try out the place. Thanks to Joeann who drives us there, despite being lost, even with the help of GPS, Google Map and Waze. Epic fail, I tell you HAHAHA

When I first heard of B-station, korean food is the last thing on my mind. Surprisingly, B-station actually serves korean food and they are known for hotdogs and coffee. Korean food and hotdogs? Heh, again a rather peculiar combination.
It's quite hard not to notice this cafe, since it's painted red and the only shop along that row with such an exterior.  Just keep an eye after you've passed by Old Town White Coffee. 

Since we are still half an hour earlier before they are opened, we had to wait outside.
Even the exterior is nicely decorated with painting on the wall (: 

They have a lot of greens around, like a garden. Thus, a cute spade and garden fork to complete the whole garden theme (:
But the waitresses are nice enough to allow us in early and take our order.. I was astonished with the extensive menu (that I had to keep flipping :P), as they serve an array of korean food ranging from ricecakes to ramen as well as and pastries too. 

While waiting for the food, I just had to take photos of the interior! They really put an effort in decorating this place and if you're a girl, you'll definitely love it!

The beverages counter.

A bald plant for you to hang your polaroid photos LOL 

After taking all the photos, I just came to realise this yellow poster on the wall.
But I've spent more than 5 minutes? How now? But the waitress never stopped me in the first place HAHA Oh well :P 

Love this white lantern 
Why do you even take a photo of their chairs? Cause it has floral printed cushions! :D 

Since the cafe was empty, we chose to sit inside this small  cosy corner. So pretty right? With all the lace and English country theme vibe. 
Ice Lemon Tea (RM4.50) and Iced Americano (RM5.50)

Korean Green Tea (RM4.50/pot)

Here comes our brunch! 

Teriyaki Chicken Hotdog @ RM8.80 
There are 7 different types of hotdogs but we have no idea which to choose so we asked the waitress to recommend us and according to her, teriyaki chicken is one of the bestseller. 

Overall, the hotdog is really good. The bread is fluffy and they are super generous with the amount of teriyaki chicken on top of the sausage. Fyi, their sausage is homemade and you can really authenticity of the sausage along with the crunchy cucumbers and tomatoes. I would definitely come back for their hotdogs again! 

Kimchi soup @ RM12.50
The kimchi soup comes with a bowl of rice. I have to say that the kimchi soup was a let down. It was not spicy or anything close to the kimchijiggae that I normally have. Probably because it's a seafood kimchi soup so it tasted different. They have few other types of soup too besides the famous korean ginseng chicken soup and this kimchi soup. 

Traditional Dukbokki @ RM9.80 
Served with cabbage and the typical dukbokki gravy. Joeann and Jieyi love it(!) but somehow the texture was too chewy to my liking. It's worth a try and it's quite filling to have this dish alone so it's best to order one to share it among your friends (: 

The side dishes; since we are not having bbq so I was not surprised that we weren't serve with more side dishes. Love the one with glass noodles and potatoes (: 
Good thing about B-station is that it's halal! Cause there aren't many halal korean restaurants in KL, to begin with. And I have Malay friends who loves korean  food too, so it's a definitely a plus point. 
Overall, I think t's a really nice place for a catch up session or lunch/dinner with friends. The cafe really gives you a homey feeling and who doesn't love such pretty interior! Foodwise is still acceptable but I reckon that you shouldn't have high expectation. It's affordable as well. I also heard that the owner is friendly but I didn't have the chance to meet the couple. Maybe next time (: 

Last but not least, a shot of my #OOTD. 

B Station [HALAL]
Lot 10, Jalan AWF 1, Ampang WaterFront,
Taman Kosas, 68000 Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No: 03-4280 2054
Operating Hours: Wed - Mon 12pm to 11pm (Closed on Tuesdays)