Bites n Sips : Cafe Lab and Chiu’s – The Modern Local

Hey guys! It’s November!! Been a bit busy for the past 1 week and decided to reward myself with cafe hopping on last Thursday and Saturday.

Cafe Lab

Location: Kingfisher Plaza

Business Hours: 7am – 10pm, Daily

It’s the new cafe in town owned by Korean (correct me if I’m wrong) and I’m loving the decorations with lots of indoor plants.

Their business hour is from 7am to 10pm which is a great place for breakfast! I always would love to have a breakfast from a one good cafe like this and my breakfast hour is around 7 to 9 am; perfect. Normally the cafe around here will only open at 10am.

Butttt, husband was in a rush that time so we just had our breakfast at our regular and I went to this cafe alone just for a cup of drink and you know what I always love, a slice of cake. πŸ˜„

The staff that entertained me was friendly, a Korean man. He tried his best communicating with me while I asked about the drinks and stuffs. Oh, he accidentally gave me back RM8 instead of RM18 of my balance andddd I just realized it when I got home; silly me. Glad that they replied my text and promised to give back my money πŸ˜…

Apple Cinnamon Latte RM11

Cheesecake RM10

…but total is RM22? I’m confused but didn’t asked anyway lol. Silly me number two. Or maybe it’s the tax or something? I’ll ask soon.

It’s my first time with apple cinnamon latte and it taste like…apple and cinnamon! lol. Not bad. Got real chunks of apple inside, cute! And for the cheesecake, I LOVE IT! They made it on their own in that cafe.

They served salad, soups, sandwich and of course a Korean signature food that is Bibimbap. Would love to try one of their sandwiches and Strawberry latte next time!

Chius’s – The Modern Local

Location: 88 Marketplace, Kepayan

Business Hours: 10am – 11pm, Wed-Mon

This cafe is one of the famous cafe in town or should I say, on Instagram? Hehe.

I know their best selling menu is the Beef Rice Bowl but we just had our quick lunch at a different restaurant so we just had drinks and cake. That’s how I do it all the time for this series, yes? 😊

Coffee Latte RM10

Houjicha Latte RM11

Carrot Cheesecake RM13

I loveeee the Houjicha latte so much! I never had it before but I now fall in love with its sense of comfort when everytime I sip it. It’s a Japanese green tea and I thought it’s the same with Matcha Latte, but it’s not.

Sister didn’t like her latte though. I told her she’s not gonna like it since she’s not even a coffee drinker but whyyy I don’t know she’s so stubborn lol. Sometimes trying something new couldbe sucks i know haha. But she finished it anyway with the helps of I don’t know how much syrup did she pour in to her cup.

Cake was okay. Whenever I eat carrot cake, I feel like I’m eating something healthy lol. It’s full with nuts and raisin. I still prefer the carrot cheesecake from Secret Recipe; it’s the best so far to my liking.

Stayed in the cafe for hours and had a good chat with my sister.

So, that’s two cafes in a week for this Bites n Sips series. Until my next post! 😊

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RECIPE | Sweet Potato Donuts Coated With Brown Sugar

I love love love sweet potato if you don’t know yet! Best to eat just like that after being steamed, or as a sweetened desserts with sago, or as fries, you name it. But this time I wanted to do something else with them. …Donuts!!…

It’s so hard to find these kind of donuts here nowadays. I mean, it’s easier to make compared to the plain donuts coated with fine sugar. Yup you heard it right! This sweet potato donuts are much more easier to make than the plain donuts; no eggs, no yeast and no butter needed! If you never taste or make this before and wish to try it out, there’s a recipe below. Trust me, it’s easy and yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 500gm of sweet potato
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of rice flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of soda bicarbonate
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water

How to make it:

  • Peel the skin of sweet potato, sliced, and boil until soften then mash it.
  • Mix mashed potato with the flour, rice flour and soda bicarbonate. Knead until mix well.
  • Rest the dough for about 10 minutes.
  • Scoop about 40g of the dough and roll on your palm to make a small ball. Shape it round and dig a hole in the middle until you have a nice donut shape.
  • Heat deep frying oil and fry until slightly brown. Drain and put aside.
  • For coating: in a wok, pour in water and brown sugar. Cook until the mixture are fragrant and thicker. Deep in all the donuts and coat it well until all covered with the brown sugar.
  • And…that’s it! They’re ready to serve!

I’m sure there’s a lot more different version for this sweet potato donuts can be found but you can say this is my version. I used brown sugar instead of white or palm sugar but you can use whatever you like.

Didn’t I told ya it’s easy? And it’s yummy? Yesss! Actually it’s my first time in making these donuts andddd it’s a success! Back in my hometown, my mom always brought these from the Sunday market and I really love it. But now, as I mentioned earlier it is kind of hard to find these anymore. Thank goodness it’s actually easy to make! So now, feel free to try it and don’t forget to share whether you like it or not. 😊

Now I got some cleaning to do from the fun mess just now. Until my next post!

Love, Mich 🍩

Bites n Sips : 90’s Restaurant

We just had our brunch at home but I really wanted to go to this new restaurant, loving the interior design. They served western and asian dishes (more to Korean dishes).

We were greeted by the friendly waiter and brought to our seat. Since we’re still full, I just briefly read the menu and ordered Potato Fries with Cheese, Black Tea topped with Cream Cheese, and Vanilla Ice-cream with honey for my sister. There’s quite a lot to choose from the menu. Gotta try them next time.

The cheese on that potato fries doesn’t taste like cheese at all! It’s too sour for me. It’s more like mayonnaise or sour cream. But the black tea was so good! It’s so refreshing even with the cream cheese on top. The cream cheese doesn’t have that ‘heavy’ texture like the one from Green Mug. Aaah I want more of it. Sister said she dislike the ice-cream. Lol. It tastes just fine for me.

That’s my metal straw there πŸ˜›

I’m not sure where’s the 90’s vibes until I saw this led sign:

uggh my camera is so bad. It says “it’s not the 90’s you expect”

And there’s another dining area that looks more like a disco dance vibes (i think so lol) but I forgot to take proper pictures and took a short video instead.

Forced my sister to take this lol i just love pretty things πŸ˜… it reminds me of our wedding backdrop design ❀

I remember from the menu that they have set lunch for Rm9.90 including side dishes and drinks during weekdays! Should go there during weekdays then 😁

Now that I saw their menu, I know what to order the next time I go back there. I’ll make sure to come back there during weekdays 😊 Oh, they have handcrafted fresh popsicle mocktails too! Interesting!

Okay that’s all for this series. Thanks for reading!