Saturday, December 26, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

Ante Restaurant, 1 Utama KL

What do you do when the trip is short and no time for shopping? Eat ! So we were at 1 Utama for lunch and we were famished and about to be on our way back to Penang. We insisted that we have to try something good and one that does not exist in Penang and so we walked almost half hour looking for the right one. 
We came across Ante, and it was just perfect. A premier pork steak restaurant.  Although the waiting was quite awhile, we were comfortably seated and relaxed and we were not disappointed. This is by far the best pork based, western style restaurant I've ever been to. 
Nice, quaint, chic layout of the place and their array of wines are bountiful as you can see in the picture.

The first dish that came was Pork Diane, seared pork loin with Russet potatoes, button mushrooms, green pea mash(love it), and white wine cream sauce. Delicious!
Pork Diane - RM 42
Another signature dish is the Chargrilled Pork Steak, which comes also with Russet potatoes and then cherry tomatoes, honey glazed rockets and truffle sauce(love the sauce). Everything was cooked to perfection and I liked the idea that they glazed the rockets with honey as it is usually abit bitter. Delectable!
The Chargrilled Pork Steak - RM52
Here comes the Chinese/Western style spaghetti - Char Siu Curry Cream. That was the most different dish under the pasta group therefore this was picked. This is house made marinated Char Siu with shimeiji mushrooms and grilled eggplants. Excellent!
Char Siu Curry Cream - RM 33

There was one more thing we wanted to try but unfortunately it was not available so we settled for coffee, a prep for a long drive home. The coffee was good with the right amount of milk in my latte. I wasn't so fond of the mocha only but if you like more cocoa than coffee then it might just suit you. I like it more balanced and skewed towards coffee/espresso.
The only marble table I spotted with the chair that I liked. Mmm..
From left-clockwise: Latte, Mocha and Capuccino
Well Deserved!

Ante @ 1 Utama Shopping Mall
F346 / First Floor next to La Senza

Friday, December 4, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

3 Leg Cat Cafe, Relau

The story of the name 3 Leg Cat is a memory that is greatly remembered by close friends of the proprietor Ted Soo. As a child, Ted told his friends that he had a three legged cat at home. In actual fact,he doesn't. However, the friends believed he has one for a long time, until one day they found out otherwise when they visited his home. And it's a lingering memory that stayed with the friends till today. A funny story that's brought up in their hang outs conversation. That is why he chose this name as a significance of his childhood.

3 Leg Cat cafe is a cosy, fine place at Golden Triangle, Relau. The food menu will be expanding very soon and as for now, you can enjoy some Western and Asian style cuisine. Try some Shakerato lattes and other coffee delights, the barista is the owner himself Ted. He is also a chef but he lets his trusted chefs handle his kitchen.

Videogamers would love the place as there is a spot specially for gaming. Nice spot for reading books in the afternoon. A little blurred preview in the picture with my mocha Shakerato. 

Of all the food that I have tasted, Special Grill Tennessee Chicken would be my top most likable as the chicken is tender, cooked to perfection indeed. The mash and the sauce complements the chicken very well.
Special Grill Tennessee Chicken 

Shakeratos and cappucino
Homemade pastries and cakes
I enjoyed the carbanora as its not too sweet as some, sufficient slices of bacon as well. For some, the portion might be abit small but for me it's just right.

Sweet and spicy combination for those wanting some light snacks. Interesting and delightful taste.
Korean Spicy Chicken
It's texture is similar to carrot cake but this is pineapple flavored, highly recommended!

Hummingbird Cake

Waffles with banana and ice cream

Ted Soo and wife Jereen


Address: The Golden Triangle, 29-1-62, Jalan Paya Terubong, Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: +6012-427 3021

Business Hours: 11.00am-11.00pm (Tues-Fri), 11.00am-12.00am (Sat and Sun)
Monday is close.
Facebook link :3 Leg Cat

Monday, October 26, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

Lebanon, Hillside, Penang

There are quite a few new places at Tanjung Bungah,and one of the latest is Lebanon. Well this post is almost a month late but better late than never. This is a venue for parties, get togethers, and even small function as they have a well spaced room for private functions upstairs.

The decor is exquisite all around and the ambience is so inviting.

  In food business, service is of utmost importance and I can say kudos to the staffs of Lebanon for making our small birthday party a pleasant one.

Loved every dish that we ordered that night including the drinks. Good recommendations by the server.

A lot of things need not be said except go try it if you like Middle East cuisine but there are other cuisines like northern Indian, Italian included. Always ask for recommendations to find what suits your taste, at least they can advise you with further details.

Some information below:

Address: No 15 Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, 11200

Middle Eastern  /   Pizza  /   Steaks / Chops / Grills  /   Seafood  /   Restaurant
Mon.-Sun. 12:00-00:00

Friday, August 21, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

Coffee Elements, All Seasons, Penang

Coffee Elements is not a new face in Penang and it is still going on strong . The recent good news I heard from one of the proprietor is that Coffee Element is going to open another outlet in Kuala Lumpur, the first over there. In Penang, there are existing two outlets, one in All Seasons, Air Itam and another in Gurney Paragon, Gurney Drive.(info at the bottom)

A refreshing drink to begin with and a healthy one indeed.I couldn't help but remove some of the minty leaves to eat with my dish too. And then we had a big portion of salad. Fresh and crisp leafy vegetables coupled with cherry tomatoes and olives. Balsamic olive oil dressing is best to go with salad for me instead of the usual thousand island dressing. Thumbs up to Coffee Element for giving us the option.

Minty Mint

Rocket Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken and Chicken with Cream Mushroom are highly recommended. First of all, I liked that they serve with lots of fresh salads at the side in both the dishes. The Honey Mustard Chicken is crispy and tender on the inside. It goes well with the honey mustard sauce. The chicken thigh of the Chicken with mushroom cream is tasty to the core. And the citrus taste of the orange cubes with the salad is complementing and makes it all very whole for me.
Honey Mustard Chicken
Cream Chicken(Chicken Thigh)
Cakes are all freshly baked homemade and there are around 3 choices to choose from. I have tried quite abit of their coffee selections except the cold ones. The hot ones like latte,flavored latte and mocha and also the chocolate drinks are enjoyable. You might see more when you visit my blog's facebook page. And I usually go to Coffee Element, Gurney Paragon as its more convenient for me, but hopefully one day they will have the same food selections too in Paragon. 
Cafe Latte

So happy to have achieved this design of my mocha, I was being very careful to sip it slow. I just love looking at beautiful things in whatever form it might be. 
I'm not a science stream student but that looks like some equations of some kind in the picture below. Can anyone tell me what does it equate to? Or am I just entirely mistaken.

 Drop by their Coffee Element Facebook for latest updates. It's a good place for gatherings and parties too.

Address2nd Floor, All Seasons Place, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Ayer Itam, Penang &
                                            3rd Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

                                                           Contact No:  012 4782693 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

Mizi Bistro, Crystal Point Penang

At long last, Mizi Bistro has graced us with their opening in the South Penang.
 They have a wide selection of poultry, fish and local cuisines and the main meal can be made as set express lunch or set meals as shown right at the bottom of this post. Set meals comes with free flow of ice cream. 

Mushroom soup
Ordering my fancies at Mizi, their signature mushroom soup and chickne lasagna. Some of us have been patronizing their cafe since they started their JL cafe in Prangin Mall 3rd floor. Ever since, they have opened Mizi Bistro at Tesco, Seri Tanjung and another at New World Park. Only of recent, they have moved the one at New World Park to Crystal Point, Bayan Lepas.
Chicken Lasagna
Chasseur Chicken Chop

Birthday girl Gina with the huge plate of caesar salad with cajun chicken
Mona with the the glass of Mocha

All of us including the kind lady boss Lai Yin ( far left, white blouse with specs)
They have private rooms situated at the side of the restaurant for private functions as well. Nice ambience and comfortable seatings. 

Congrats Mr.Tarmizi and Lai Yin on your new opening!
Set meals and Express Lunch set menus

Mizi Bistro
Refer to their website for more updates
Mizi Bistro Website
Contact no:(604)-6386508
Monday, May 11, 2015 | By: Grace Ann

Haven Harbour Cafe, Penang

A random search for a cafe nearby in georgetown and here we were at the Haven Harbour just right behind Giant Supermarket. It is a corner cafe at Chyme Heritage, Nagore Square.

As we entered, all I saw was high chairs and tables. Not that I really mind,I just wanted the normal seating scenario. Probably due to my hesitation, the waiter read my mind and offered us a place upstairs.  I love it upstairs except for my heels making sounds on their floor. Lol!
We took a mixture of set lunch and also from breakfast menu.

Booster juice
Mushroom soup and my flat white
Morrocan Baked Eggs
Spicy Aglio Olio with bacon set rm25(set menu as shown below)
Delicious muffin
Creme  Brulee
The seatings
I will make a summarisation as overall I'm happy with the food, drinks, service and environment. The only thing I was a little disappointed is the creme brulee as it was not to my liking. As usual, if there is creme brulee in the menu and room in my tummy, I will order it.

It's a great place for gathering although upstairs there's abit of an echo so everyone can hear everyone. Unimportant I suppose,  an upside for netters as there is free wifi. Self service to the free flow of skyjuice with lemon. Something that I appreciate very much. It's so nice of them to gave cold and lukewarm options.

The Haven Harbour(HH)
21 Jalan Bawasah
10500 Georgetown
Business Hour: 11am – 12midnight
Tel: 04-2266508

Nice soft toys around for picture taking ;  )