Thursday, January 29, 2015

After Black Cafe

I've finally check out new cafes close to my area. Most of them serves food , which is really nice. It's really frustrating if I need to have lunch before I go coffee break because often, my friends and I couldn't decide what to eat. 

After Black Cafe serves a larger portion of food with affordable prices compare to other cafes out there. This place is definitely a good pick for Sunway Uni students since they are located just right beside Sunway Uni - same row as Garage 51. 

I prefer cafes with dimmer lightings, with the maximum usage of natural sunlight. Black interior was comfortable ; not to mention that they have pretty calming music too. 

Loving this vintage corner. 

And the best part of the cafe is this ,

Don't you think that it's pretty?

Definitely a sky full of stars ; I can never get over those hanging lights across the ceiling. 

I appreciate lights in darkness , and that's why I really love night view from the top. Compare to sunset and sunrise, I actually prefer pretty lights like this. I always have a dream to hang them across the room but I am lacking of enthusiasm to decorate - so , perhaps one day lol. 

This is the first time I visit After Black for coffee break ; and after looking across the menu, I've decided to pay another visit for their brunch since they really offer good combination of food. 

Cappucino at RM8.90 ;
which was fairly good.Not to mention that the price is actually lower compare to the other cafe outside. I'd prefer them to make their coffee extra hotter. Everything they have are screaming for pictures. And I need a little more time to get a perfect one.

Rose Latte at RM10.90 
I definitely recommend this drink. It's really difficult to find speciality latte like this. It's a little sweeter , and I would say that this is a girly drink. My guy friends told me that this cup only taste good at the first sip. As it all goes, it's a little bit too sweet for their liking. 

I think this is a must try since it is one of their signature drink. I highly recommend this!

It deserves a picture on its own , because it's good.

Next, it would be food pictures which I drool over - it was pretty effortless. *self-praise*

I will love to show you this side of the menu that offers 'Pasta Set' and 'Black Rice Set' which allow you to choose pasta/ black rice with one main dish with a fairly good price. They also allow you to order the main dish without the pasta with another price which is definitely cheaper. However, if you go all the way calculative to save money , the set will be a better choice. 

Don't you think that their choices are really good. The price alter with the main dish you choose to come with your pasta or rice - which is nice. 

Cheese Baked Chicken and Mushroom with Aglio Olio Pasta at RM16.90

Cheese Baked Chicken and Mushroom at RM 13.90

This is my choice since their Roasted Chicken Whole Leg is not available anymore. I can't believe that it is sold out. Well, we were a little late for lunch that day. 

Surprisingly, the whole cheese baked main dish have generous ingredients. I expected more mushroom than chicken but they were fairly in good portions. I do not really like tomato based pasta and creamy would be too heavy to go with cheese so aglio olio would be the best choice. 

I would say that it's overall pretty good. And , I can't finish the pasta. 

Grilled Salmon with Mint Tomato Sauce and Creamy Cheese Pasta at RM 27.90

Grilled Salmon with Mint Tomato Sauce at RM24.90

Salmon was fresh and they have cherry tomatoes coming with the salad. Creamy Cheese Pasta turn out a little watery which is fine to go with main dish. This combination is really healthy - and is the most expensive combination compare to the others. The ingredients were fresh and thus, the price is fine. Mint tomato sauce is definitely something new. 

Soft Shell Crab with Sweet and Spicy Thai Sauce and Cheese Baked Rice at RM25.90 . 

Soft Shell Crab with Sweet and Spicy Thai Sauce - RM 21.90

The portion of soft shell crab was hearty. We expected something smaller than this. I love how they have greens to come along with the mains to ensure balanced diet. The soft shell crab was goooood. And the cheese baked black rice was nice - but the portion was a little too small. The cheese play a major role to filled up our stomach. 

Besides that , you can order the three choices of pasta they offered in ala carte at RM5.90 only with the same portion! I widened my eyes when I see the price. The black rice is priced at RM 4.90 and with baked cheese, it's RM 5.90. 

Well, this is a fairly good deal if you are not really hungry - or when you want to save money. It's really affordable!

They also have salad set which I would love to try. I only tried their tiramisu nutty cake which was good - but not the best I had. Their signature is tofu cheesecake which is presented in a jar. They have a lot of offer , allowing customer to alter their choices ensuring their return. This is really smart of them because I'm all hooked to them. I already know what I want to order the next visit! 

This is definitely a hearty lunch. 

After Black is on the top of my list in this area. 

till then.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Demands under the citylights.

Between people, we often find someone who contradicts us. The worst thing you can do is to develop feelings romantically with them. You could never imagine to be with them but our feelings couldn't be controlled. Often, the strongest feelings are developed through time and the acknowledgement of how different both personalities are.

 As a realist, it will never work out if both personalities contradicts. As a romantic, opposite attracts. And for me, this is a choice belong to two parties if they want to work this out.

Perhaps it was a choice of you to want something lesser , and it was my problem of demanding something more. We are all locked up in the idea of our differences and stressing each other out. I am complicated and you are rather simple - and those are the little things that I have been looking for since forever. This simplicity that I fell in love with sometimes angers me because my checklist will never be ticked. 

I understand that we have different ideas of romance ; and I perfectly know that all of this that I requested for will be regarded as demanding. I insisted because I've came across of having adrenaline rush with people but never have the thought of doing all of these with them. I only want to do all of these with you, even if I could do it with someone else. 

I hope you understand that, all of them matters to me. Because these are the things I want to do with you because we are not guaranteed a tomorrow. Forever, is a whole long journey and there is no promises of us being presence in each other lives. To not appreciate the present seemed like a sin.And, I don't want to leave room of any regrets with you.

I'm sorry that I've been asking for so much. But, I really love the idea of my romance to go with - you. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fahrenheit 600.

I've good stuff for you guys this post - and that means I'm going to tell about paying less at quality things. I just realized by spending sometime on social website would save me alot of money. 

I only went to Fahrenheit 600 once for their cakes and coffee during the evening because I couldn't wake up early for their brunch and having them for tea is too heavy for me to have dinner later. Now, my uni is located closer to publika ( by comparing it to my house) - I have the chance to have Fahrenheit 600 for lunch.

What is making me happy is they have lunch promotions at RM18.90++ , before their tax and service charge. 


with that price, 
you have a cup of drink, main and a slice of cake!!!!!

I need to share this up here because a slice of cake in Fahrenheit 600 already cost rm12 itself - and I swear that their cakes are really good. Their mains price from rm14-rm35 depending on what you order but now they are all in the choice during the lunch promotion with the same quantity of serving during the normal times. However, they vary their choices of main from time to time in the menu for a change which allows us to visit the place more. 


This post is a compilation of the two visit I went Fahrenheit 600 with different people, and I was really enthusiastic to share with everyone because it's really worthy compare to the times which the promotion is not offered. 

This is the first time I visited with XM where both of us order two sets each for ourselves which made our stomach almost burst because it was too much. The portion was really hearty. 

Black coffee.

I chose pizza as my main. That day, pepperoni pizza was the choice. 

I think we were really lucky to have the all-time favourite choice of pizza that day. We all know that pepperoni never goes wrong. This is a 7 inch pizza and I think it's already too much for a person with this serving! 


look at the string of cheese connected when I'm trying to pull them away from each other. 

Their tomato sauce based on their pizza are self-made so it tasted a little different from the ones outside. It's not sour at all. The mozzarella was really good. You can see the cubes of the remainings on top of the pizza. The crust hit right on point - and it is definitely better if you could have it on the spot. 

Now, I finally have a taste of Fahrenheit 600's pizza. It's nicer than other italian restaurants you could find outside!

Beef Lasagna with XM's choice.

Just give us more cheese , really. I know that it's a little too much to have two mains with cheese at that point but it didn't really affect us. We were so blessed with it , lol. 

The Lasagna was good - and I don't always have lasagna as my main because I don't like too feel too stuffed. But that day, the aunty side of me just creep out with the price they offer nuuuu.

Often we will receive a pathetic looking jelly as dessert or a scoop of ice cream. But Fahrenheit 600 actually offers their cakes as desserts which is really generous of them. They do not have specific choices to offer which means , you can choose any which is available displaying in the fridge. 

We settled down with ,

Tiramisu, which is always soft in texture. 

Though it couldn't be compared to the ones they serve in alexis , it's really good because they have nuts and little chocolate chips inbetween the layers. They used a little cream cheese on top , which make the cream taste a little more salty - overall , it was really yummy. 


Strawberry Cheese Cake,
which was just okay. I didn't like how they made it in a sponge cake texture. 

Well, just to show you my instaworthy picture :) and how glam we are, having them for lunch for two lol.

selfies with ming ;

The next time was just a week later , with another choice given which is totally different. I was so glad that, they actually alter each type of mains for each days. 

Summer Break pizza with cream sauce this time. 

This is a completely turnover compare to Pepperoni the last time, which was still good.

Snow White,
which is classic cabonara with beef ham and poached eggs on top. 

I would like my fettuccine a little more softer. 

However, they deserve to have a credit for their poached eggs which was right on point. The scene of the yolk flowing down to the pasta is priceless. 

As for the desserts ; we had the same tiramisu because I wanted them to try and most of them agree that it was good. 

The other choice was chocolate mousse which I don't fancy. However, them chocolate lovers gave two thumbs up because the chocolate was really rich. They told me that it's one of the best chocolate mousse cake they've tried. I took a small bite and I was really surprised that it's not sweet. The richness of chocolate was no joke. The biscuit at the bottom was sweet which sums up the excellent overall. 

Two sets again because I learned my lesson. 

If we order the three items in a set in ala carte , it would cost us almost rm30-40++ but with lunch promotion, it's only RM18,90!

So tell me if the deal was crazy!

Lunch promotion is only on weekdays from 12-4pm so take note of your time. If you are a minute late, you will need to pay double of what you are offered in a lower price!

Even if there is no lunch promotion, I would love to return to try out the rest of their pizza. I am interested in the brunch pizza where they place the essentials of the big breakfast on pizza crust , which is something very different to me. And, Popeye the Sailor which is rich is spinach and egg in the middle. Lastly, their highly recommended Henry the Duck pizza. 

I think one visit is not enough to try them all! 

I hope this post would help you to save some in your pocket to explore more brunch. 

Before I finish this post, here is my selfie from....3 months ago lol,


Friday, January 16, 2015


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Metal Box. Restaurant and Cafe.

Compare to new brunch places , there are more new coffee shops. It's kinda difficult to find a worthy and yummy brunch place because, apparently the cafes and restaurants serves the same kind of food without innovating it or have something special on their own. I'll only pick those that are worth sharing here; the others will just be on my insta - or , I won't even mention about it at all. 

It's really rare for me to wake up early to have brunch because I can actually have my first meal of the day at 2pm after all the delays. However, I visited the same place twice before 1am which is actually pretty early. 

This is definitely not a foreign picture because it's all over instagram. 

Metal Box , could be considered as the most famous place in Empire Damansara. 

The bricks actually reminds me of a castle. It's really rare to see designs like this around because everything now is based on simplicity and minimalist. It'll also be a good background if I want to take picture, lol.

I didn't manage to snap the whole interior of the restaurant because it was really crowded. I am not joking about the crowd. I'll advise you to not visit during the peak hour - probably better before 11am or after 2pm ; or you will get to wait in line until your turn. It'll be havoc if you decide to come in groups. 

I find this pretty , lol.

I think the outside seats are slightly more comfortable because it feels very packed inside. However, there's another difficulty of having a meal in the hot weather. The first time I visited, I sat inside. While the second visit, my friends and I chose to be seated outdoor since it's drizzling. It was really comfortable when it rains . I really hate how tables and chairs are closely placed.When people walk pass me, they would give my chair a few kicks. 

I heard that their chef is the previous chef from Red Bean Bag. And RBB is famous for their quality brunch , so I carried high expectations together with me when I step into Metal Box. 

Just like I expected, their food is really presentable. 

Metal Box Baked Egg , RM18.90

The good amount of ingredients as fillings, topped with the thick creamy texture of grated gruyere cheese already earn two stars out of five for this dish. I thought that the creamy texture which is actually pretty watery compare to the other baked eggs served elsewhere , was due to the eggs half-boiled. The cheese was alter in certain amount to ensure that it doesn't us feel stuffed. 

If you have affection towards cheese, this is definitely not going to satisfy you. 

Speciality French Toast, RM15.90

At the first glance, this look like fried tofu to me. It's an interesting way of presenting this. I love how they sprinkle nestum on it coating with roasted pistachios. Instead of maple syrup, they have gula melaka to coat them with sweetness. It's definitely a fusion of our culture to this! 

It tastes really good ; and also definitely get an extra credit of using gula melaka!

Guinness Pancakes , RM 15.90

It is undeniable that this would remind you of skyscraper from RBB. The texture of the pancakes are really fluffy, meeting up to my expectation. The presentation are comparable to those that serve in fine dining. The speciality of this dish is the syrup which is made from Gula melaka and a shot of Guinness! You could taste a little bitterness despite having the sweetness of Gula Melaka while indulging your fluffy pancakes. 

Besides filling my stomach, this satisfied my sweet tooth!

The Metal Breakfast, RM20.90

A hearty portion of big breakfast - which is slightly bigger than the one that they serves outside. Having a choice to choose between chicken/beef sausage, turkey ham or beef bacon ; also, your choice of how you want your eggs to be. I'll give credit to cannellini beans - I get disappointed when I see cafes/restaurants serve canned beans. I don't mind paying more for better ingredients. Lescure butter is offered. Overall, I could say that the price is pretty reasonable. 

This portion is big enough to have two girls sharing them. 

Hemmingway , RM17.90

Egg Benedict but they have croissant as the based instead. I really appreciate that the chef always use fresh and premium ingredients. The slices of salmon was fresh , and I would reckon that they put more fish flakes! The fish flakes made this dish taste extra better. The eggs was right on point. I don't think anyone wants an overcooked egg for egg benedict. I have a thing for the yolk flowing down to my plates , lol. 

The Red Benedict , RM 18.90

Just like Hemmingway, it represents egg benedict. Instead of salmon, you could choose between beef bacon or turkey ham - and I would recommend, beef bacon.This is because it goes better with the hollandaise sauce and a little red wine. 

Yes, they have red wine doused in this dish - and definitely, beef bacon would go better with wine! Unless you couldn't take beef, I would strongly recommend you to have beef bacon! This dish should be the one on top of the must-try list. 

Most people to have egg benedict with thick toast or English muffin as base for egg benedict. Personally, I think croissant is a better choice because it's a little lighter but still filled up my stomach. Thick toast is always at the edge of the scale - where it will be really delicious, or screwed up the whole dish. 

Well, I guess croissant as base is actually something that make Metal Box stand out compared to the other cafes out there. 

We have chef recommended and signature dishes all on the table. Besides that, they also offer pastas and other choice of food such as tacos. 

I think that we should try the signature dishes since they are slightly different from the ones we could find outside. They do not operate just to run business, they actually innovate and improvise basic brunch dishes. Perhaps there are not much changes but definitely something that surprises our taste buds. And now I get why people actually queue to try this place out!

And I will definitely pay another visit because it satisfy my tummy and tastebuds at the same time - also, the food are presented very nicely *ahem ahem* instaworthy. 

you have no idea how many pictures I took that day!

This place should be on top of your list if you desire to have western breakfast!

let me end this post with an ootd;