Thursday, December 3, 2015

Softcore Molten Cake Co.

Just a month ago, Kev and I went to try out this new cafe in Bandar Sunway which is well known for their signature molten cakes. Everything in the cafe seems simple and minimal, from their interior to their menu. And of course with the white walls and the ample amount of sunlight, every photos taken in their cafe can be very instagram-worthy.

Mac and Cheese -- RM11 that comes with a bowl of refreshing salad to clean your palate between bites of the mac and cheese.

One of the best mac and cheese I've ever tried, baked with shimeji mushrooms, spring onions and cheddar cheese. The portion was just nice enough before you get surfeited with it.

Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich -- RM21 that comes with fries and a bowl of salad too.

Juicy and tender braised beef brisket, caramelized onions, cheddar and mozarella cheese, all stuffed between two perfect toasts! The caramelized onions add an extra 'pop' to the flavors and just blends so well with the beef brisket. Fries are standard, nothing to shout home about. 

Look at that cheese that's just so inviting :D Don't you want to take a bite? 

And this is the reason of our visit; Salted Caramel Molten Cake -- RM15 

Drizzled with salted caramel sauce and prettily plated with popcorns, berries, sand crumbles and good ol' vanilla ice-cream. To be honest I would have preferred if the ice cream was served in a separate cup/bowl. That way we could adjust the amount of ice cream to cake ratio without the ice cream melting all over the plate, which is a perfectly good waste if you ask me. 

Now look at that chocolatey goodness oozing out of that cake! Overall, we did quite enjoy the cake minus the stale popcorn. It wasn't too sweet and I wouldn't mind coming back to try the matcha and white chocolate flavour.

If you don't feel like having tea and coffee, you could always opt for their refreshing citrus and cucumber  infused water that's located counterside. The best part is that it's completely free! 

Located just a few doors away from Underground Societe, it's pretty easy to spot it with its signage. 

SoftCore Molten Cake Co.
56, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Subang Jaya.
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 11pm (daily)
Facebook Page:


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Feel The Power of Scent with Kleenex

Nothing beats the smell of fresh ground coffee when you walk into a cafe, warm sun-dried linen and fresh blooming flowers in your hand, don't you think? Out of the five senses that we have, smell and its wide ranging impact in our daily life often goes unappreciated. You really don't know what you have until it is gone -- for instance when I'm down with a flu. Studies have shown that scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self-confidence, and physical and cognitive performance. There you go, #powerofscent!

I am the type person who love to surround myself with refreshing scents to boost my mood; occasionally I would spend my Saturday nights with scented candles (all hail Bath and Body works' candles!) and a good read, with my Spotify playlist playing in the background. It sure is my kind of pick-me-up after a long week of work. Aaah, sheer bliss (:

Just recently, I was elated to receive this big parcel with a pretty pink bow around it from Kleenex.

Attached with a personalized message, how lovely (: 

It's the all new Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues, infused with rose essential oil and cherry blossom fragrance for an absolutely delightful and uplifting user experience. As you can see, they even gave me a sweet smelling handmade rose made from the scented tissue.

I must say I love love love their pink floral packaging, coming from a person who has a crazy obsession over anything floral :P The scent is subtle but pleasant enough to exhilarate your senses. I personally favour the cherry blossom scent (: 

What's even better than a soft facial tissue made from 100% imported virgin fiber with high quality natural cotton extract, you ask me? Scented ones of course (; 

Feel free to join the “power of scent” movement and bring softness and scent into their lives and into those of your loved ones. All you have to do is just request for a sample of the brand-new Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Tissues at (thank me later HEH) and share uplifting messages on social media with the hashtag #KleenexPowerofScent.

Kleenex® 3-Ply Scented Facial Tissues is currently available in box packs (RM10.30 for four packs of 74 sheets and RM14.55 for four packs of 114 sheets) and soft packs (RM5.35 for four packs of 46 sheets). It is proven that floral scents in particular cultivate a happier, more optimistic outlook and this surely leaves a positive effect on how people interact with others. So go get yourself now these Kleenex Scented tissues, rejuvenate with a delighting gentle clean!

I can definitely see myself stocking up on the soft packs so that I can even carry them around in my purse, once again thank you Kleenex! 


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Banana Leaf Rice @ Devi's Corner

On one of our usual weekend food hunts, we decided to try out the banana leaf rice at Devi's Corner in Telawi. Coincidentally, the girlfriend was gonna have her hair cut in the area, so win-win for us because we get to omnomnom as well. 

Pretty sure everyone knows that Telawi is growing in popularity as a food haven, housing a lot of KL's well known cafes and hipster joints. But not only that, they're also home to some of the best restaurants that serve banana leaf rice. The first being Sri Nirwana Maju, and the other is obviously Devi's Corner! 

Having dined in Sri Nirwana Maju before, I must say there are some differences that set both places apart. The first is the availability of seats. In Sri Nirwana Maju, the place is more than often jam packed and its difficult to get a seat unless you're willing to queue. For Devi's Corner, the banana leaf rice segment is housed in the upper level of the restaurant, with plenty of places to sit. 

I'll admit right off the bat that we thought we were hungrier than we actually were, so we ended up ordering more than what we can eat. You can practically see that the sauce was overflowing out of my leaf.

Service was prompt and we were served as soon as we were seated. For the mains we ordered a serving of Chicken Varuval, Mysore Mutton and some fried chicken. (Bad idea)

The Chicken Varuval was bursting forth with flavors and spices, and is best enjoyed with a drink if you aren't into spicy food. The Mysore Mutton on the other hand was a surprise. The compound of indian spices really gave the dish an aroma to die for, and the thick gravy goes very well with plain rice. The mutton was well cooked, I think it was braised instead of the usual roasted style (correct me if I'm wrong) and it results in a stew-like variation of the dish instead of the typical semi-dry dish. Overall very pleased with the mutton and would definitely come back for more of it. :)

Quite a generous serving of deep fried bitter gourd and papadum to help us buka selera. We were basically stuffing ourselves with these even after our dishes arrived.

The girlfriend's serving on her leaf which looks a lot more modest compared to mine. :D

The fried chicken. Nothing to shout home about, but it's well spiced and tender. Probably should have specified that we wanted some other part. Girlfriend liked it much better than I did, but maybe it has something to do with my having to eat chicken almost everyday growing up.

You can't really tell, but the curry on our rice is crab curry! Yums, you can really taste the difference and it was nice because the taste of coconut milk wasn't too overwhelming like the other curries.  Not photographed but we also had crab rasam, best taken while it's hot because it's very jelak after it cools.

My "Let's Makan!" face. Obviously the food was tasty, but you can see that we've heavily favored the mutton more than the Chicken Varuval :P

Other diners enjoying their experience. I still think banana leaf rice is best eaten with your hands..but we didn't want our hands to smell of curry and spices that day, so we ended up eating with utensils.

The array of different dishes are laid out next to the cashier, so you can take a glimpse before having a seat if you don't know what to have. We've heard that the sotong (read: squid) is also not bad, so perhaps on our next visit we shall give that a try. :)

All in all, would say that it was well worth the visit and would also recommend those in the area who are craving banana leaf rice to give it a shot, especially if Sri Nirwana Maju is packed to the brim. On a last note, the price for dining between the two of us with 3 main dishes came up to less than RM50, which I would think is not too bad at all for banana leaf dining, no?

Devi's Corner
14, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 5
9100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No: +60 3-2282 7591

Bonus content! Please watch this. Like seriously. Especially if you want to learn how to eat banana leaf rice with the agility of a seasoned martial artist.

Signing off,
The Fatter Half. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mitasu Japanese Restaurant

Located in the heart of the city center, along Jalan Sultan Ismail is this Japanese Restaurant that serves all-you-can-eat ala carte buffet without burning a hole in your wallet. Priced at only RM59.90++, I personally think that it is really reasonable for their wide array of food ranging from sashimi to cold cuts and nabemono, not forgetting desserts too! To see the full menu, feel free to check out their Facebook page. It took us a while to decide what to order but we both agreed to not waste our stomach capacity on sushi and rice // eating buffet also needs strategy okay. Charges will be imposed for food wastage so be sure to not over order too. 

Kicking start our meal with Chuka Idako; seasoned baby octopus.  

Smooth silky Chawanmushi is my staple when it comes to Jap food.

Takoyaki topped with bonito flakes. They did it with just the right amount of batter with generous filling.

Kev's favourite Saba Shioyaki which he claimed was just so-so. 

The highlight of the meal would be their gorgeously sliced (and fat) sashimi! 
We tried Tuna, Salmon and Butterfish sashimi, equally fresh and succulent.

Chicken Gyoza.

And not to forget these ebi tempura in delicate and lacy gold batter that was fried to perfection; not too greasy. We had to have two servings of these!

More salmon sashimi please! 

Juicy bite-sized beef cooked in Butteryaki style; one of our favourite dishes too.  

Lamb Butteryaki.
Fresh shrimps served on ice; definitely worth the order. 

Decided to try their udon too and it was pretty tasty, love the soup especially.

Agedashi tofu which was nothing extraordinary.

Despite being stuffed to the brim, there is definitely still room for dessert. I chose the matcha (like duh) ice-cream while Kev tried out the black sesame ice-cream. Their ice-creams are quite decent, I must say!

A well fed kid is always happy! :D trying to hide my bulging tummy at the same time HEH

It can be quite packed over the weekends, so do call in for reservation beforehand to avoid disappointment. Overall, it was quite a satisfying meal at Mitasu but I must admit that we kind of overestimated ourselves and went overboard. We had to stay away from Japanese food for a while. But surely we will come back for another visit if we are up for a buffet challenge, maybe with a better strategy (haha!) larger group people so we can try out more dishes.

Mitasu Japanese Restaurant (Pork-free)
B-01 , Central Plaza,
No.34, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel No: 03-2110 2833
Official Facebook Page:
Operating Hours: Monday - Friday: 6pm~10pm
                             Saturday,Sunday and Public Holidays: Lunch section :12pm~3pm
                                                                                            Dinner section :6pm~10pm

If you know any Japanese buffet places that are worth going, feel free to share with me in the comment box below!