Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Favourite 'Good Eats' of 2018

It's been a week since my last post...have you missed me? ;)  No?!!  Well, as I bid farewell to 2018 and say hello to 2019, it's customary for me to do a round up post of some of my favourite good eats of 2018.  You can check out my previous 2017 list here.

A magical place (that's in disguise as a beautiful cafe ^_~) for great coffees and some good foie gras.  You'd want to sit...and linger.

Rest assured that you'll be in capable hands here.  This has to go down as one of the most memorable and enjoyable (new) dining experience I had last year...and it also happened to be my first tomahawk experience.  Now, who wouldn't want to eat this more often but we all know how expensive they can be (prices are even scarier if they're wagyu tomahawks...let's not even go there)! :P

But the one here is at least affordably-priced and of a good quality for the price paid too.  Respectably executed.  Beautifully seared.  Awesome taste.  I'm drooling over this stunningly succulent piece of meat as I'm writing this.  Just look at can anyone resist that? ^o^

But they aren't just about the tomahawk here....their other dishes like parmesan cauliflower, fried calamari, salted egg custard prawns, soy glazed chicken wings and grilled Portuguese chicken & dirty rice are worthy of mention too.

Bonta Bonta, J's Gate Dining @ Lot 10 Shopping Centre

If eel rice bowls is your weakness (as it is mine), this place offers irreproachably tender-sweet unagi with a smoky finish for one of the best value unagi you're going to find.

Satisfy your curiosity with an Iberico pork-focussed menu with some tasty starters and sides.  Finish on a sweet note with the decadent Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Meringue Pie.  Plus you'll be glad to know that kids eat for free here.

A great venue for family dinners, if you can stand the heat, that won't burn a hole in your pocket.  Choose from pork to chicken to beef to seafood and indulge in a hot sizzling 'affair'.  Must not forget an order of the Spicy Rice Balls...and guess what?  You don't really have to make them into balls! :P

Skive is a worthy destination if you intend to play hooky...haha! :D  Portions here are build to feed an army (ok-lah, maybe not quite an army) but certainly big enough for two, maybe even this immensely fragrant, evenly browned Whole Spring Ayam Berempah.  Bring your appetite, people.

Plus there are various house-made breads, home-made cakes and house-churned ice cream for those times in-between...washed down with coffees, tea or even sodas.

Bait @ Bangsar

This was the most impressive Seafood Aglio-Olio I've had with super fresh seafood and kitchen-made pasta (there's nothing like freshly made pasta).  I took the would too.  This was my other favourite meal of 2018. ^.^

Delirium Cafe @ Suria KLCC

The place really beckons you to sit and relax with a beer in hand.  I guess if you're a beer drinker, you may be in a state of delirium after a couple of imported Belgium craft beers.  But I wouldn't know (since I don't drink beer) but the lunch sets are pretty delirious too, especially the Skillet Beef Aglio Olio.

One of my favourite go-to places for simple, fuss-free and very affordable Japanese food.  Simply put, I've enjoyed almost everything I've eaten here...from comforting and hearty rice bowls of beef tongue, mentai-seared tamago and unagi to mentaiko fries to butter-garlic clams.

Steaks & Lobsters @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Always a good choice for steaks (and sometimes lobsters too) but, if you have the cash to splash, get the wagyu instead.  And not to mention, all sides are absolutely delicious...and refillable...which is a rarity! ^_~

Maven Coffee Store @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa

This final destination sneaked into the list, not because of its splendid food, but because of its splendid coffees that's nearest to me where parking is plenty and free.

The list isn't long (as my makan escapades have slowed down considerably the past year since I met up with my makan gang a lot less)....and some were repeated places (of course) which I enjoyed eating repeatedly nonetheless.  And, for the first time, there will be no separate sweet eats list as I'm trying (or hoping) to 'extract' my sweet tooth...perhaps not entirely sugarless but at least a sugar less diet....kekeke! ^_~


  1. I really need to check out Eatamo. I am rather fond of your first two as well. I wonder if Two Hands is still running. I saw the chef had opened another restaurant - not sure if he's running two.

    1. Oops, I seem to have missed this comment. Yes, Chef Vic is now running both restaurants :)

  2. This is indeed a wonderful surprise to see your blog updates! Please forget about retiring as it might escalate one's dementia. LOLOL
    It is interesting to look back all your favourite Good Eats of 2018. You are such a neat and tidy person who is able to record all your good meals like this. I could never do this as mine is 'fusion topics'...! Wakakaka

    I will definitely find time to eat at those 11 places in 2019.

  3. Ah! This is a good post to remind me of the places that I wanted to visit. First on the agenda has to be Two Hands Restaurant for the tomahawk. My brother and I have been talking about it last year and we must make it a reality this year!

    1. Hope you make it there for your tomahawk experience! ;)

  4. bonta bonta and bbq ma eul cup bab are the two i haven't tried from your list - i'm tickled by the bart simpson mural for the latter, since it's cute to see the character being used in a korean restaurant :D

    1. I found it rather strange myself that Bart Simpson would be the one to show us how to eat Korean BBQ! ;D

  5. I always so lazy to do compilation post like this and really appreciate the effort you put to write posts like this, ^__^

    1. I appreciate that you appreciate my effort :)

  6. Most importantly, did u gain any pounds by doing all these food? haha.

  7. You're back, so am I. Kekeke
    Wanted to share a Hongkie guy channel. Hope you don't get offended by his foul mouth. His cooking is quite good. :-p


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