Friday, November 28, 2014

Map's, Bandar Sunway

In this full-of-cafe-zone that is Sunway/Subang area, I've finally paid a visit to this 4 months old cafe near to Sunway Pyramid.
I hardly explore the area so when I go there I'll try to find a cafe to try.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Homemade bread

After a month of trial and error, I slowly found some tricks in treating the bread starter and dough. Also after some good advices from Mr Martin of White Bricks Oven. 
So I have a better ciabata today.

Like my pottery teacher said, work with the clay and not work on the clay. I guess it goes the same to the bread.

 Ciabata today.

 Last week's.

Odd shape bagels, haha.
My fault as I let them stick to the plate before sending them into boiling water. ;P

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dotz Cafe, Kota Kemuning

My sketch doesn't do justice to the yummy baguette. XD

Dotz Cafe, a little cafe hiding in Kota Kemuning. They has been in the business for a few years, but I only made it there last month. Well, K. Kemuning is far from where I usually hang out.
But I can say it's a neighbourhood cafe to the community, friendly and cosy.

Do check them out when you are in the area.

No3-1, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla 31/93, 
Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam.
Tel: 03-511000472

Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs 9am-7pm
Fri & Sat 9am-9pm
Closed on Tuedays


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Open Coop /Pussy Galore, Amsterdam Noord

I stumbled upon this place when I was on my way to 3d Print Canal House.
So after my visit to the exhibition, I came back here for lunch.

They serve food ala canteen style.
Just go to the counter and choose what you like to have, pay and bring food to your preferred seat, and eat!

 Cucumber cold soup, awesome!
I had bread and salad to go with it.

Tolhuisweg 2, AmsterdamNoord

From Monday-Friday 9-17 with lunch at 13.00

Monday, November 17, 2014

What I've brought back from Europe trip

I always bring something edible from my trip. Jam, dried food and coffee are normally in the list.

Organic fig spread bought from Whole Foods Market.
Ecoficus -cranberry and goji flavour, both from a cheese store in Zaanse Schans.

Very nice illustration on canned fish fillet from Waitrose London. For friends.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Whimsical -Gelateria & Caffe

I don't remember how's the taste of the food, but the cheerful colour combination of the utensils is quite memorable.
All at Whimsical with makan gang. :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Homemade sourdough

I've been baking some flat breads (unintentionally) for a few times in these few weeks.
Still edible, but you know how would one feel when seeing the bakes didn't rise well.

This time I tried to use my own raisin yeast water to make the leaven.
I wasn't sure if it would work, but I just experiment.

It didn't rise much during the first round.
But I guess stretch and fold helps, the final rise before baking was looking good.

Puffy this time!

Although it didn't bear the best result (very light in weight and too soft and airy inside), but seeing it risen well, I'm still happy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday tea time at White Brick Oven

First time coming all the way to White Brick Oven although I've been a fan of Mr Martin's artisan bread since my sis worked with Justlife.

The scones were as good as usual (when I said it's the best scone so far), but I must say I love the focaccia!

I hope one day I could bake well too. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Roast Factor, Bandar Utama

It's just right behind my condo where I can easily reach by foot or bicycle.
But it was my first visit after its opening for half a year.

 Dark chocolate salted caramel roasted peanut cheese cake.
I was asked for comment on the cake as it was their first bake.
It's rich with salted caramel (which I love) and the whole thing was a great package!
Not too sweet and not too creamy rich. 
The only down side is the base was a little too soft to hold the cake that it collapsed easily. (well, that doesn't affect the taste la)

I'm glad to have this cafe in my neighbourhood.
I always believe there should be one neighbourhood cafe to serve the community.
I shall find my own sweet spot here soon.

G06 Village Shops @ The Club, 
9 Bukit Utama, 
No. 9 Persiaran Bukit Utama, 
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7732 2893

Mon: 10am -6pm
Wed - Fri: 10am -6pm
Sat - Sun: 9am -6pm