Five Star Disappointment

After having such an exciting run of finding yummy places in KL, I’ve come to another disappointing week of very average food and settings. THREE restaurants visited this week, all in FIVE star hotels, NONE make The Yum List. When you pay top prices you expec…

Levain Boulangerie Patisserie, Kuala Lumpur

YUM! I only discovered this bakery last Saturday and I’ve already visited three times. This cafe-bakery has a mix of Asian style sweet, light breads with an assortment of fillings as well as some French style breads – hearty, crusty, chewy. Loved the …

Ludvigs in Sitka, Alaska

By Karyn Wynn You might think that in the isolation of a small Alaskan island like Sitka, amidst the abundance of trees and wildlife, you would be hard-pressed to find culinary offerings other than what you can catch with your own two hands. An evening at the town&#8…

1 Stop Cafe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This cafe was a great little find in Jalan Ipoh. It is a cross between a cafe and a stall – yummy food, good prices, open-air feel, but a cleaner and greener environment. The menu offers Chinese and western food with some interesting creations. The dry noodles …

Basil Leaf, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Basil Leaf is a great place for lunch. Their set meals are real bargains including a starter, choice of main, dessert and bottomless lemongrass tea from 20 – 25RM. Their curries are particularly tasty and anything they make with coconut milk goes down very w…

Marmalade, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Marmalade is one of my favourite lunch places in KL. Their menu features a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches and light meals. I love that you can get “wholemeal” banana pancakes for breakfast, they have skim milk if you so choose for your coffee and t…

Stoop & Stoop eetcafe, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shame the camera batteries died for this one. Food is really decent here. Stoop & Stoop is amongst seemingly endless strips of restaurants trying to catch tourists. It was the busiest place on the block, filled with what we assumed were locals. The food was fil…